New York – Part Two

New York – Part Two

Starting where we left off, it’s time for the good stuff.
And since it’s Friday, we’ll throw a little fashion fancy in there for good measure.
After sleeping off the earlier funk, I had a shower, got ready and headed downstairs to meet Dawn and Nichole at the Breslin, which ended up actually being inside the Ace so I was happy for the very easy commute:)
To say I had an amazing time would be a huuuuge understatement.
I’ve always thought that the best part of blogging was the friendships and gorgeous connections that are possible and my two hours with Dawn and Nichole proved that in spades.
The three of us ate, drank, laughed and had honestly, the best possible time.
I was sad when it was time to go and sooo wish I had thunk to snap a photo.
Thank you to these two fabulous woman for putting the hugest smile on my face and making my NY trip instantly so worth while.
Oh and since I have no photos of the actual fun, here’s a little fashion frolic…my day/Breslin/cocktails outfit…
The details:
Zara basic shirt, shinny jeans (a subsitute for the Hudson’s that I’m happy to report are recovering from their bought with disaster as we speak,) Rudsak leather jacket, Paloma Barcelo snakeskin wedges/BCBG snakeskin flasts (depending on the hour,) and Ray Ban aviators.
After realizing how fast the time had flown, and two delicious cocktails later, the three of us said our goodbyes, exhanged big hugs and off I ran upstairs to quickly change for the big event…The Joss & Main/Design TV party.
A quick switcheroo and I was ready for the soiree, wearing the night version of the same outfit…

The details:
DVF Handy dress, Michael Kors patent/gold pumps, Michael Kors rosegold watch, Fallon necklace, Rudsak jacket.
Since the actual Blogfest events were finished for the day, most people were back at the Ace so I quickly jettisoned up to the room of my friends Vanessa, Amy and Vitania.
I vaguely remember photographs being taken at this point but they weren’t by me so when other people start posting their shots, I’ll hopefully be able to swipe some and return here with more scenes of the fun.
In the meantime, I’ll just say thanks to the very fabulous Amy for lending me her very fabulous yellow and black snakeskin clutch and PS, adore all of you girls like crazy!!!
After we were all put together, we decided it was time to head out to the soiree and soon we arrived here…
at the Eventi Hotel.
Very swank.
You can see a whole collection of photos from the night HERE…tres fantatique.
I had such an incredible night and feel so lucky to have met so many people/bloggers face to face- I can’t name them all for fear of leaving anyone out but let’s just say it was amazing to have spoken/chatted/laughed with so many ridonkulously talented people.
Here’s the one and only picture I have of the actual event, sent to me by the very dear Chassity.
Yup, that’s Chassity, moi and Amanda…I heart those girls.
The night was filled with so much happiness and a true sense of community.
I loved every second of it…my feet on the other hand, not so much…I hobbled home with Meredith and Lisa (PS, those two ladies make any event more fun/fabulous) at the end of the night and let’s just it wasn’t exactly pretty…not much knee bending if you know what I mean…definitely wish I had caught that 5 minute walk on film:)
So indeed, my NYC trip evolved into exactly what I hoped it would be and that was only day one.
A little strife yes, but buckets of goodness in the end.
Isn’t that always the case though- having those not so fabulous moments make the truly exceptional ones endlessly more golden.
I’ll be back tomorrow with the final leg of my epic 2 day tour.
See you soon my loves,
xo

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  • Things That Sparkle
    Posted at 09:08h, 20 May Reply

    Love the way the clutch worked out. You looked gorgeous! It sounds like such a fantastic experience!

  • Stephanie Sabbe
    Posted at 09:24h, 20 May Reply

    looks like everyone had a great time!

  • Lovin That!
    Posted at 09:43h, 20 May Reply

    Sounds like so much fun!! I love that blue dress you’re wearing…stunning! Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

  • Morgan
    Posted at 09:45h, 20 May Reply

    Looks like a great time! You know you’re having a good time when you don’t take many pictures. πŸ™‚

  • Sara Mueller
    Posted at 09:59h, 20 May Reply

    You all look amazing!

  • Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File
    Posted at 10:09h, 20 May Reply

    Love your outfit! All 3 of you look great! That yellow clutch is perfect with the blue dress!

  • meenal @ maison marigold
    Posted at 10:48h, 20 May Reply

    loved your photos today..its obvious that you had lots of fun..have a wonderful day! xx meenal

  • Val
    Posted at 10:51h, 20 May Reply

    Wow, looks like such an incredible time!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • barbara@hodge:podge
    Posted at 10:57h, 20 May Reply

    I am officially jealous. How fun. I think next year I am going to make sure I attend Blogfest. This girl needs a good party to attend!

    It is true about blogging though, it brings together people with common interests, ones that become fast friends.I have had fun getting to know local bloggers such as Nancy, who literally lives 10 min away! And my shopping buddy Carol from The Design Pages. And now a fun job opportunity with another fabulous designer – mums the word still!

    Thanks for all your sweet comments – you are the best. Enjoy the long weekend! Mine is going to involve some sangria tonight – go Canucks go!

  • The Now
    Posted at 11:04h, 20 May Reply

    Despite a few bumps along the way (and some tired feet), it sounds like it was an amazing trip. I am constantly amazed by the sense of community that blogging forges, and I’m so glad that you had the opportunity to attend and share your experience with us! xo

  • Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    Posted at 11:09h, 20 May Reply

    Love that your day got so much better!!! You had me worried for a while…(c: How could it not be fantastic with all those fun gals around? Sounds like my kind of party! Happy weekend!!!

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 11:10h, 20 May Reply

    Love that dress girl!! So hot and what a great color. I’m so glad the second half of your day was so much.

  • Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking
    Posted at 11:19h, 20 May Reply

    It sounds like everyone had such a fun time (and looked super stylish doing it)! I love love love your snakeskin wedges!

  • imagine.create.play
    Posted at 11:28h, 20 May Reply

    I’m enjoying every word of your NYC story. Absolutely fabulous! Can’t wait for part 3! {Happy weekend} xoxo

  • SHERRY HART
    Posted at 11:56h, 20 May Reply

    I am just “pea green” with envy hearing about all the fun everyone had….waaaaaaa! By the way your outfits rocked!

  • Some Style...
    Posted at 12:18h, 20 May Reply

    how fabulous! looking lovely girls! looks like you had a blast! wish I could have been there with you, for this most stylish night! xoxo

  • ashley nicole catherine
    Posted at 13:49h, 20 May Reply

    looks like SO much fun!! that clutch is great!
    i love kimpton hotels!! our reception is at their hotel monaco chicago!

    xo.ashley

  • Jessie
    Posted at 14:41h, 20 May Reply

    I love this post! Thanks for sharing your story regarding this fabulous event especially for those of us who did not attend Blogfest. I am glad you have an amazing trip and come back with tons of wonderful experiences.

    Have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend!

    Jessie
    http://www.mixandchic.com

  • Belly B
    Posted at 14:50h, 20 May Reply

    You’re so right. The best part about blogging is making new friends and meeting the BEST people out there. Love the outfits too πŸ™‚
    Happy weekend, gorgeous!

    <3 Belly B

  • Nichole @ Parlour
    Posted at 15:26h, 20 May Reply

    I had an absolute ball myself. I came home and was blabbing to my husband about how much fun we had. I HATE that you are so far away. Then again if you were closer we might be in trouble! You looked fab at the party. Then again I would expect nothing less.

  • Julip Made
    Posted at 15:36h, 20 May Reply

    Very jealous of your trip. Sounds like you had a blast! I love those Paloma Barcelo wedges! Keep the recaps coming and happy weekend Christine!

  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Posted at 16:04h, 20 May Reply

    Sounds like a complete blast! How great to meet so many talented bloggers. Happy Weekend! xo

  • MFAMB
    Posted at 18:00h, 20 May Reply

    would you go again? like as in next year?

  • eye see pretty
    Posted at 18:19h, 20 May Reply

    Such a fun time and I now officially have a Blogfest hangover! I also vaguely remember photos being taken but do not have said photos on my camera. Hard to believe there was no wine involved, high on life I guess!

    Glad the clutch worked for you, it looked a-mazing with your gorg dress! We’ll have to catch up soon in the city! xoxo

    Amy

  • Marcus Design
    Posted at 21:18h, 20 May Reply

    Love the photo that you do have Christine! Your outfit was perfection. I’m so glad to hear it was a fab night πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful long weekend my friend!
    Nancy xo

  • Claudia Lane
    Posted at 01:20h, 21 May Reply

    love it, love this post, all of it…always enjoy visiting your blog :))

    Have a great w/end

    xo

  • Janell @ House of Fifty
    Posted at 10:05h, 21 May Reply

    I simply adored meeting you! What a surprise! Hope to catch up in person again soon…enjoying your NYC recaps! Janell

  • THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE
    Posted at 09:02h, 22 May Reply

    Awh you’re the BEST! I had such an amazing time I’m still thinking about it! Definitely the highlight of my week! And I LOVE the outfit you wore to the party. You hawt thing you πŸ™‚ xoxo

  • THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE
    Posted at 09:04h, 22 May Reply

    Oh and I’m so annoyed at myself for not checking to see if my camera was charged. I brought it with me but when I got to work realized that I needed to charge the battery. Oh well, there’s always next time. And there will be a next time πŸ™‚

  • travelkate
    Posted at 10:40h, 22 May Reply

    Sounds like an absolutely amazing time! Can’t wait for the next part of the recap!

  • Brittany {Gallery No. Eight}
    Posted at 08:39h, 23 May Reply

    Sounds fabulous!! Can’t wait to see more of your trip!

  • Megan {Honey We're Home}
    Posted at 12:10h, 23 May Reply

    You outfit choices are terrific! I’m so happy to hear you had fun when you got to chat with the women- that’s the best part:)

  • Catarina Almeida Santos
    Posted at 03:55h, 24 May Reply

    your blog is amazing!
    love it πŸ˜‰

    love,catarina
    santiroyalhome.blogspot.com

  • Heather Pranitis
    Posted at 00:37h, 25 May Reply

    All of you look fabulous! Typically, when your having fun you simply forget to take pictures “but” you can most likely paint a picture with the details and I think you’ve nailed it. I’m reading your posts as though I’m actually with you – love it! And I think I need to attend next year’s event.

  • Emma at The Marion House Book
    Posted at 22:31h, 25 May Reply

    Loved reading your NYC recaps. Sounds like an amazing time. And congrats on your new niece with the perfectly sweet name. Love Caroline!

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