(photo courtesy of heatherkinkaid.com/blog)
Cigarette holders and pin curls served as the fashion of choice at last week's second annual Blogger Prom, which this year boasted the theme of "Hollywood Confidential."
Tucked into the hills above Los Angeles at Yamashiro Restaurant, 100+ L.A. bloggers, including yours truly, indulged in some Hollywood glamour and had the chance to check out our fellow key-pounders IRL (er, in real life).
In addition to chatting with the amazing Blogger Prom committee who put this shindig together (see below), I also got to meet up with Mike and Maria from Franklin Avenue, Pat from Eating L.A. (who was my date last year), writer Kathy A. McDonald and fellow mom bloggers Yvonne from Yvonne in L.A. (who took the pic on the right), Kim from House of Prince, Elise from Elise's Ramblings, Marsha from Sweatpants Mom, Mary Kay from Mommy Toolbox and comedian Amy Anderson.
And not only were the digs amazing (seriously, amazing), the food and libations were just as cool. Yes, I was all over a Coolhaus sammie made with chocolate chip cookies and chocolate Cointreau ice cream. I also had the chance to sample a duck confit taco (yes, taco) from @ChefBrock, who can be found at Yamashiro's weekly garden markets. As for something to wash those down with, I sampled 12-year-old scotch from The Dalmore and got a sudsy discourse on wheat and hops from the cool Beer Chicks.
Of course, everyone was all a-twitter -- literally. Verizon Wireless was on hand with MiFi's and computers to tweet from, and all Blogger Prom-related tweets were posted on a large screen in the Yamashiro courtyard (above left).
Very cool. But even cooler? All donations benefited Operation Frontline Los Angeles, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.
So thank you once again, Blogger Prom committee, for organizing a truly cool event -- and amazing gift bags. Already can't wait until next year!
Awesome Blogger Prom Committee:
* Caroline from Caroline on Crack
* Tara from When Tara Met Blog
* Esther from E*StarLA
* Lindsay from LAist
* Marni from Happy Go Marni
* HC from LA and OC Foodventures
* Maya from Shop Eat Sleep
* Natalie from The Liquid Muse