Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Blogher 09 - The Nikon Party (my favorite)
I have to admit being invited to the Nikon party was the highlight of the trip for me. I didn't get a direct invite from Nikon (I wish) but I did get an invite from Mommy Brain Reports (Monica) and that was just as thrilling. She was one of the VIP invited and extended her guest invite to me! (Thanks to Beth from The Plus Size Mommy)
This is Sugar Jones from Sugar in the Raw on the left and Monica in the center. We were in line here for the limo's to take us to the party at the Flatwater Restaurant in Chicago.
That is Monica to my right. (She was a wonderful date! LOL).
I hate to say that I do not remember everyone's names so I apologize and if anyone sees these pictures and can fill in names for me...it would be greatly appreciated! Everyone was really nice though.
Sugar is the 2nd one in, then Danielle from ExtraOrdinary Mommy, Arianne from To Think is To Create, and Lori from A Cowboy's Wife. I felt very special to be in the same limo with these wonderful bloggers!
Monica had a scheduled interview with Carson Kressley (from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and How to Look Good Naked) when we first got there. Beth from Plus Size Mommy also got to interview him..so they did it together. I was happy to snap pictures during it.
It was also special to get a picture with him myself.
The Flatwater Restaurant was wonderful! We took an elevator down to the restaurant and there was an outdoor patio with bar and seating. That is Can Can from Mom Most Traveled getting a massage.
Chair massages, hair and makeup stations and a red carpet to walk and get pictures with Carson was the highlight for many. Sugar is looking beautiful!! (not that she isn't in the first place)
Oh...here go my "bug eyes" again...LOL
I had a great time talking and getting to know Monica and Melissa from Consumer Queen. They are both just soooo sweet! Both of them are Walmart 11 mom's and could have acted like they were "too good to hang out" with little ol' me. But did they? No...they were wonderful to me and treated me with total respect. They are sooooo cool!! (#jeff)
Here we all are again along with Kim from Crafty Mama of 4. She has been nothing but nice to me from online to Blissdom to Blogher.
Here is a photo of me with Vdog from Vdog and Little Man...she was one of the famous Elevator 13 drama with me!!
Yes....good friends, old and new...wonderful treatment... wonderful food and drinks...fun celebrity....beautiful restaurant....fantastic sponsor...Nikon...what could be better?