As much as I enjoy the proximity and access to all of the beauty, pampering restaurant and entertainment options that exist in the Big Apple, it is a rare occasion that I'm able to take advantage of it and live it up. The Avery SocialLuxe Lounge party that took place the evening before BlogHer gave me the opportunity to do just that: get dressed up - polished, primped and pampered - together with a couple of hundred other female bloggers while a variety of awards were doled out to bloggers. A huge thank-you to the hostesses of the party for starting off my BlogHer 2010 experience on such a high note!
On my way over to Arena nightclub for the party, I ran into Stephanie Roberts, and discovered that we had talked a year ago in the Shutter Sisters suite at BlogHer 2009 in Chicago. It was my visit to that suite that started me thinking about investing in a DSLR camera. ( . . .one year later, and I now own one.) I met Philly gals Sherry of BabyPop Designs and Crissy of Mamas Little Helper while melting in the sweltering 90 degree heat waiting in line outside for the party, and was delighted to run into them several more times throughout the rest of BlogHer.