Friday, October 12, 2012

Vancouver Part Two: Blend 2012 Event

As excited as I was to check out the interior design show during my Vancouver getaway (blogged here), I was thrilled to hang out and mingle with some amazing, creative and inspiring bloggers that night. Sponsored by IKEA Canada, Blend 2012 was such a fantastic party. So many beautiful, friendly faces and even some surprise guests showed up - the wonderful Tommy Smythe and Suzanne Dimma and Mark Challen from Canadian House & Home Magazine.

I was too busy having fun and chatting away to take many photos (bad blogger). Please excuse the poorly lit iPhone photos and quite possible the most unflattering lighting ever.

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Great food, great people and some pretty awesome swag and door prizes. I think I had horseshoes up my butt that night (I swear I hardly ever win anything!), that's me up there with the swanky Delta Touch Faucet and I also won the most beautiful painting by Michelle Morelan. I can't wait to hang it in my home, I'll be sure to update you with where it ends up!

Thank you also to my pal, Karlene for shipping these not-so-suitcase-friendly pieces home to me! I think there were a few takers had it not worked out ;)

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The party was held at the St. Regis hotel where I envisioned myself enjoying my solo room with late night snacks in bed and a long, luxurious sleep in... but of course I was up at the insane hour of 7:30am wide awake. Why does that always happen??

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A huge thank you to IKEA and to Victoria, Barbara, Karla, Nancy and Danielle for organizing such a great event - you gals did such a great job.

Thank you also to all of the super sweet bloggers I met for being such a friendly and welcoming bunch of people and for making my "first blogger meetup" not so scary. I had so much fun and hope I can make the trip again next year!

Christine

14 comments:

  1. Guaranteed the party always beats the show, no matter how good! ;) We were all so THRILLED that you were able to make it out! Have a great weekend Christine.

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  2. Yeah, you'd better come next year! You will have even more fun, because you won't have the first time jitters. :)

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  3. You were up at 7:30? I was up at 5....only had 3 hours of sleep. Glad you came though, and you raked in the prizes!

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  4. It was very awesome you made the trip out, and I so hope we get another chance to get to know each other better! I won a Delta faucet last year, and I almost never win anything either! How is it that sleeping in when there's the chance never seems to work out?

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    1. I know! It always seems to work out that way with sleeping.

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  5. hahah love that hotel room shot! It looks styled actually...must be the font and fancy arrows you used... :) Glad to hear you had a great time!

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  6. Wonderful re-cap of the night Christine!!!
    You're not a "bad blogger" at all...I don't think I took ANY photos that night so I think you did quite well ;) xo

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  7. Thanks for the mention Christine...it was fun to see everyone- and I am especially glad the painting went to someone who loves it.

    See you soon!

    Michelle

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  8. It's a beautiful place, having such an open and joyous feeling to it. It's totally amazing! This is definitely a wonderful place to spend time. It's plenty fun to sit and enjoy food and drinks with amazing conversations.
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