Finally recovering from my spur of the moment New York trip - which the absolute highlight of for me was Tuesday afternoon and evening. I know there have been a lot of different views being blogged about this day but I must say, for myself, I really enjoyed it. Yes, it would have been great for Nate to have acknowledged us bloggers on air - but for me the overall experience was well worth the trip. Both Emily Henderson and Christian Siriano were guests on the show and being the reality TV junky that I am I was thrilled. Between those guests, Nate himself, and the ridiculous amount of talented bloggers in the audience I loved the experience.
Prior to the show this cute woman kept us entertained - she also did her absolute best to keep up the energy - this was definitely the most clapping, smiling, and whoo-hooing I've done in - well ever. Nate did a Q&A after the show which I really enjoyed. He was much more relaxed and I felt his answers were very honest. There was a time during the Q&A where some of his employees in the studio were trying to tell him it was time to go and he made the point that he knew how far some of us had come and he felt the least he could do was sit with us a little longer and answer a few more questions - which he did.
Picture borrowed from Erika at Blu Label Bungalow - all of my Nate photos were blurry.
Next stop was the event hosted by The Nest and helped made possible by Camila. I had a great time here despite being exhausted and starving and probably a little wired from all of the champagne and mini desserts! It was an amazing opportunity to have so many of my favorite bloggers all in one room.
Here is a photo with Stefanie from Brooklyn Limestone. Her blog is an absolute favorite of mine and probably the first I really followed and read beginning to end. I was delighted to meet her and she was so sweet - in the photo she's trying to shrink down to my sad 5'2" height. Behind her you can see a glimpse of Teresa from the Stamford Wife - adorable, and extremely talented woman!
Other bloggers I had the pleasure of meeting included Emily from Emily A. Clark, Lindsay from Everything LEB, Carlee from Deliciously Organized, Amanda from recycled consign and design, Cristin from Simplified Bee, Jenny from Little Green Notebook, Bryn from Bryn Alexandra, and Camila from High Heeled Foot in the Door, I'm absolutely certain I've missed people - so please let me know and I apologize ahead of time - it was so many amazing people in such a small amount of time!
Maybe I have a little bit of a different take on this day because I'm pretty new to this blogging world and because it was my first time being at anything like this - so more than anything I was honored and excited to even be invited to attend the taping as part of a bloggers audience and the after party. Everyone I met seemed genuine and sweet - especially the ladies that let me share a cab with them 2 minutes after meeting me. It really is so great to meet these people whose lives, work, and dreams you read about everyday. So for me this trip was absolutely worth it and I am so glad that I made the decision to go. My only regret is that I did not take anywhere near enough photos. I truly hope we can all do something like this again soon!