By Estelle Erasmus
I love going to Blogger Bash, the annual extravaganza of Influencers, Brands and Toys run by Joey, Charlene and Lori.
This year was extra special to me because I went on the VIP pass. However, because I planned to be at BlogHer for Friday (I am a Voice of the Year), I was only able to attend Blogger Bash for one day-Thursday. And, although I had a bit more time than the hour I had for Getting Gorgeous I did make the most of it.
My day began with a cab ride into the city.
I went to the Care Bears brunch and spent some time with Colleen, from A Madison Mom, and Claudia of Trendy Latina.
I got prime seating up front and enjoyed the delicious eggs, bacon and other yummy breakfast foods. I also joined in the pledge for the #ShareYourCare Day which is on September 9th.
Then as part of my VIP package I was able to go to Amrita Singh and get a beautiful, pair of earrings that worked with my outfits. The earrings match this bracelet that I tried on, which was awesome. Usually, I need to get help at adinasjewels.com/collections/earrings, or from other jewelers, to find something that looks so good.
I also got to spend some time with Fadra Nally and Jill Smokler, editor-in-chief extraodinaire of Scary Mommy and The Mid (did I mention that I am going to be in Scary Mommy this month)? I have been in the Mid writing about being a klutz, and did a video hangout with Deputy editor of the Mid, Allison Slater Tate.
Next I traveled in style with ten other lucky bloggers to the offices of Evite, where the entire team was so um, inviting.
We had a focus group, discussed the Evite brand, and had an intelligent conversation about how Evite can best work with bloggers (with us). Then as a special treat we received headshots by a talented photographer.
My headshot (I really love it).
By the time we got back to the location, at Chelsea Piers, everyone was gearing up for Suite Sweet. I love this event. Here are some of my favorite products.
A few weeks later we received our box from Sweet Suite.
Here is a video of my daughter unboxing it.
I loved my time at Blogger Bash, and especially loved being a VIP. My experiences with the Evite team were priceless. I definitely plan to go next year, especially if it is still in New York City.
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Disclosure: I attended Blogger Bash as a VIP and received some items and products from sponsors as well as a box from Sweet Suite. All opinions are my own.