Friday, August 19, 2011
BlogHer '11 -- Exploring San Diego & the Expo Floor (Part 2)
One of the things I loved about my first BlogHer conference was meeting up with friends at super-cool San Diego hot spots like Airr Supper Club & Night Club.
Just a short walk from my hotel at the waterfront San Diego Marriott, this cool venue -- with vibrant single-hued rooms like the one pictured above -- played host to the MomsLA/FamilyFinds.com party.
Meeting fellow moms over cocktails and conversation was a welcome break from the day-to-day -- and from all the goings-on at the convention center.
What I also loved was the walk over, where I got to sample some of the scenery in the historic Gaslamp Quarter.
That said, I spent a lot of the second day checking out the Expo floor, where brands set up fun, interactive booths, as well as a panel on freelance writing with editors from Parenting magazine and Tecca.com. (I even scored an assignment out of the deal! Woo-hoo!)
While there are too many fun Expo-floor experiences to talk about here (I actually took a much-needed break on one of these), I wanted to share a few pics from the family-friendly side of things.
I got the chance to meet up with Ruby from "Ruby's Studio," a DVD collection from L.A.-based The Mother Company that teaches children to verbalize their feelings.
I also stumbled upon these squeezable snacks from Ella's Kitchen. Many of them are for babies, but some are perfect for preschool lunches. CC loved the samples I brought home. (I also found them at Target! Yay!)
I also made this fun photo, courtesy of Hallmark. Conference-goers were decorating T-shirts, noting their special moments. I picked "Making CC's Lunch" because I never knew what joy I would get from doing something so simple. Believe it or not (and in my single, parentless days, I would have veered toward the latter), I love it.
We're also loving this organic bubble bath for kids.
Stay tuned for a post about the fun Disney Baby party I attended, complete with Winnie the Pooh pics and a giveaway!