Luxetips Events! Blogher 2011 In Gorgeous San Diego
Last week was a doozy, but I still remained thankful for all of my blessings. Always focus on your blessings!
I attended Blogher 2011 in beautiful San Diego this year. It was an amazing setting for a conference. Clear blue skies, true blue Pacific ocean, mountains, sunny and no humidity. Seriously, I could live in San Diego forever. LOL!
The conference took place at San Diego Marriot Marquis and Marina on the harbor in downtown San Diego. The hotel is connected to the San Diego Convention Center and all of the sessions, key notes, exhibitor booths took place there.
Ariel view. Stunning!
When I arrived on Thursday afternoon, the luxe kids and I attended the Life Lived Well event sponsored by Proctor and Gable. This was an all day seminar featuring speakers who educated attendees on tips to “live well!” I attended a very informative session on aromatherapy and was able to get a mini-makeover from Cover Girl makeup artists.
On the first day of the conference, I got up early to attend the breakfast and welcome reception. I then went to my first session entitled “Being the CTO of Your Own Life.” This session informed attendees on how to use the latest technology to enhance your daily life. Some takeaways from this session were:
1. how the smart phone has become the single most important device for women;
2. how to use organizational tools such as Evernote and Google Calendar; and
3. how to keep up with the fast pace of technology.
Another very informative session was Minding Your Own Business, Connecting With Brands from The Inside Out. Speakers discussed how to brand your blog to attract brands; writing for free to build your online resume; and the importance of consistently updating your blog, twitter feed and facebook updates to attract brand opportunities.
I then hopped over to the exhibitor hall to check out some of the brand booths. I loved the Dove booth. Dove was serving up hand dipped chocolate ice cream bars to conference attendees. They were the best ice cream bars I ever had. Being a beauty junkie, I stood in a long line to visit the Philosophy booth. The Philosophy booth’s theme was celebrating friendships and visitors obtained photos holding up phrases stressing the importance of friendship. Visitors also received a Philosophy bag full of goodies including deluxe samples of Purity cleanser, moisturizer, and a full size lip gloss. Wowza!
Of course nothing could beat the Retail Me Not Booth. If you signed up as a Retail Me Not affiliate, you could step inside their cash booth to win hard cold cash. Of course I signed up and won $37!! Woot! Check me out!
That evening there were tons of parties to attend. I attended the Sparklecorn party which is always a lot of fun.
I also hung out with my personal and blogging friends. Fun times!
BlogHer is always a good conference to attend. You always get good information; an opportunity to network with fellow bloggers; and learn more about product and services offered by a diverse group of brands.
The BlogHer 2012 Conference will take place in New York. I attended the BlogHer conference last year in New York and it is an awesome setting for a conference. I am looking forward to it!