BlogHer 12 Recap: Expo Hall & Events

by Tamara on August 10, 2012

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There was a lot to get into in New York City during BlogHer 12 outside of the Speakers & Sessions – some BlogHer-affiliated and some not.  So how did I spend my time?  After delayed flights, Trina, Mimi, and I got to the hotel about midnight and we were starving, so we headed out for Times Square, which wasn't that far from the Hilton New York in Midtown.  At this point we were all TIRED, but our hunger and excitement about being in NYC kept us going (notice the t-shirt?).  We grabbed a slice of pizza and headed back to the hotel and called it a night (morning) about 2 am.  The next morning after a quick breakfast, I headed over to the Glamour office to meet with the team that I work with as a Glambassador (Glamour Ambassador).  Doesn't it feel like The Devil Wears Prada?


Later that evening, I attended two unofficial BlogHer parties.  The first was the California Dreams party hosted by Kitty of Kitty Bradshaw and Cari of Busy Bee Blogger held at The Terrace Club, which had a nice rooftop view.  After I walked over from the hotel, changed out of my walking shoes and into my high heels I got on the elevator with 2 women, Reichel and Bianca (check them out at Reichel's blog Copy Cat Chic), who asked if I was going to the California Dreams party.  I said that I was and that was enough to seal our friendship (or at least have us joined at the hip for the entire party and at other times during the conference).  Luckily, the party photographer snapped a photo of me and Reichel (but only Bianca's back a couple of times), because once we all got back to our respective homes after BlogHer 12, we realized that we didn't get any pics together.  Thank you to one party sponsor, Foot Petals, for the shoe inserts that make my highest heels much more comfortable! 




After the Cali Dreams party, I hopped in a taxi and headed to Pranna Restaurant for the Lipstick and High Heels party hosted by my girl, Trina of The Baby Shopaholic (one of the most stylish and fabulous Mommy bloggers ever).  Food, desserts, drinks, games, prizes, fun, and lots of style – what's not to love!


The next morning, I got up EARLY before BlogHer 12 Day 1 began and walked over to Radio City Music Hall to workout with the world famous Rockettes (thank you Caltrate and Centrum for inviting me)!


After the workout, where we learned a couple of signature performance moves such as the high-kick line, I dashed back to the hotel to get showered and dressed to really begin my BlogHer 12 experience.  I expected to be in sessions most of the day, but instead found myself enjoying the Expo Hall a little too much, where I met a handsome Milkman (I wonder if he delivers), the Jimmy Dean Sun, the Style Network's How Do I Look? host, Jeanne Mai, and Kate Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus 8 and later Kate Plus 8 fame. 


Whew.  I'm tired again just thinking about all of that!  In addition to all of this there were official BlogHer parties each night that we went to and I had dinner with a friend/former coworker Saturday night.  Sunday morning was checkout/travel home day.  It was announced at the end of BlogHer 12 that BlogHer 13 will be in Chicago from July 25-27.  Do you plan to attend?  Stay tuned for 1 or 2 more posts breaking down What I Wore!