May 17, 2010

Chicago Style Blogger Soirée!

On Saturday, two of my favorite ladies, Jess and Alaina, helped me co-host a Chicago style blogger meet-up. And it was fabulous!
You know that blank stare you get when you talk to your 'real life friends' about blogging or the self-conscious feeling you have when you tell someone you have a blog for fear of sounding geeky? Well, being with other like-minded individuals who get it was so refreshing. As Jess put it, we have a common language!
There was so much entrepreneurial and creative talent around, I almost couldn't take it ;) On the right, Rachel and Jess show off the dresses Rachel custom made, while Rachel sports a bracelet from Jess' latest collection on her left arm.

In attendance were (from left to right): Brigitte, David, David's friend Kelly, Rachel, Jess, me, Bailey, Alaina, Diane, and Nicole (who's unfortunately cut out of the picture).
We hosted the event at hip spot Sunda. Owner and Chicago 'it' boy Billy Dec was kind enough to help us out with last minute reservations and sent over some delicious desserts, on the house.
It was such a pleasure and a privilege to meet and get to know everyone! I'm looking forward to the next one already!

*If you're a Chicago style blogger and want to come next time, please e-mail me at plushpalate@gmail.com and I'll make sure you're on the invite list!

19 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

How fun!!! What a wonderful way to get all these creative people together in real life!

Have a BB&B week ~~
xoxo Laura

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Yay! Success! Love the way you laid out the pictures. So excited to see everyone's posts.

Alaina

SogniSorrisi said...

Looks like such a fun time!

Style Odyssey said...

This is neat! Looks like a fun time. Amazing that you had that many people at your soiree...I'd call that success!

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

So much fun!! What talent all in one spot! And not to mention totally beautiful...

Gosh I want to come next time! I'll represent the West Coast :)

xoxo
-julie

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Wonderful idea!! it looks like you had a great time!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Looks like an amazing time! You look fabulous :)

jami @ i m a g i n e said...

Awesome Crystal! Good job! I know the exact feeling that you're talking about! I love seeing these things! -Jami

Colleen said...

Oh, how fun! I'm going to be moving to Milwaukee, but this makes me wish it was Chicago! Cheers.

The Iconic Blog.com said...

Looks like a huge success. Bravo.x

Rachael said...

What a fun night! So glad you got to meet David! He is the most fun, stylish guy in Chicago- no doubt-- but with that sweet Southern charm. Xoxo- Rach

Hamptontoes said...

That looks like lots of fun! I enjoyed peeking in on your get together. Hmmm...we should have one in NY...any takers?

Sarah Klassen said...

How fun, Crystal! Thanks for sharing the photos...I totally get what you mean about blogging + blogging language. We truly do understand each other :)

xoxo

Rachel said...

I had such a great time meeting you all at the event! So glad I could be part of it.

Looking forward to the next one :)

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

it looks like you ladies had a blast! totally wishing i lived in the chicago area :)

Jennifer said...

What a super fun meet up!

Creategirl said...

Oh how I CRAVE to be in a room where people talk my language! You are super lucky to have such a great talent in Chicago. You all are so fashionable I love it! If only we could have a virtual blogger meet up!!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Oh, I wish I was in Chicago. That looks like so much fun !

Annette Piper said...

It looks like a fabulous night! Wish I knew another blogger - any blogger in person!

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