Friday, August 12, 2011

San Diego + Bloggers + BlogHer

This time last week I was basking in the perfect San Diego sun, walking, socializing and laughing with other like minded blogging women. It was my first time in San Diego and everyone I met felt the same way about the city... it was beautiful, clean and had the most ideal weather one could imagine {at least for the 5 days we were there!}.


As my previous post suggests this was my first time at BlogHer and going with the flow is the approach I took while there. Thursday night my amazing blogging buddies LenaTammi and myself went to the much talked about, invite only Mom Central Canadians party which was held on a rooftop patio of a nearby hotel.

This is where I saw one of my fav people Erica Ehm of YummyMummyClub.com. We chatted about her site and mine, our fav Vasanti products and how excited we were to be there. I also happen to see Lisa from HipUrbanGirl.com who always makes me smile with her bubbly self and a girl I had "heard" about in the blogging world way back in '05 but had never actually had the pleasure of meeting until that night Raymi from RaymiTheMinx.com who is just the most interesting, sweetest ball of fun!

The next morning was all about the BlogHer'11 expo hall aka swag hall! I will admit while half the booths were geared towards mommy bloggers or those that are at least moms I did happen to find my way to the Dove Chocolate booth where I sampled their new mini ice cream bars yum yum! We loaded up with bags that contained everything from toys to tupperware to vibrators {yes, I kid you not! With 3000 women at the conference I suppose it makes sense lol}
{Thank you Tammi for being our official photog!}

We took advantage of the photobooths and costumes!
Thanks T-Mobile for those flying monkey toys, my fiance has enjoyed hours of fun flying that thing from one end of our house to the other and laughing at the noise it makes!

At this point we quickly realized that comfy shoes were the way to go, so out went those cutesy ones and on came the flip flops! We walked and we walked and it eventually landed us at a great Mexican restaurant where under Lena's guidance we all had fish tacos, a first for me but I will tell you they did not disappoint!

While our days were spent networking, walking, and taking in the conference while our nights were spent party hoping, dancing and laughing!

 On our way to the SoftCup party hosted by Mario Lopez {whom we later met} in our pedi-cab.

Ill never forget waiting for Mr.Dimples himself to arrive with new pals Steph and Shelagh, sippin on coconut cocktails and talking about how great of a fit he was for the party we were at lol.

It was a fabulous weekend spent with fabulous people in one fabulous city! If you haven't had a chance to go to San Diego I would say GO! It was so pretty I'm actually thinking about working it in as a stop on our honeymoon!

I  loved my BlogHer experience so much that I'm entering this post into the Go Girlfriend contest to win a ticket to Blissdom Canada so I can not only see these {and more} amazing women again but also do it on my home turf!

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8 comments:

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos on August 12, 2011 at 12:30 PM said...

It was such great time Farah! I smiled through your whole post!
Hope to see you soon!!
:)

Lisa @ The Hip & Urban Girl on August 12, 2011 at 2:31 PM said...

Loved dishing the blogging dirt with you. It's always nice to get an inside perspective. See you at Shes Connected!

Shelagh on August 12, 2011 at 3:53 PM said...

Meeting you was one of my highlights! I was sad to miss Dimples but hanging with you Lena, Tammi and Steph far outweighed missing him.
Glad we've connected - looking forward to many more meetings!

JackiYo on August 12, 2011 at 11:54 PM said...

Mini ice cream bars?.... yum..

Josee on August 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM said...

Mini Dove ice cream bars. Can't wait for those. Love Dove dark chocolat.

Mom vs. the boys on August 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM said...

sounds like an amazing experience! good luck on the contest, I would love to see your smiling face at Bliss!

Shasher's Life on August 13, 2011 at 11:17 PM said...

It was tammi's posts and talk about BlogHer11 that it convinced me real quick to buy a ticket to BlogHer12! It looks like you guys had a blast, I love photobooths! :)

Tamara on August 14, 2011 at 3:14 AM said...

I absolutely love that you went to BlogHer, how fabulous! It sounds like an amazing experience. :]

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