Friday, October 7, 2011

{blend2011: an evening soiree}

As promised, I've got a few images from our event last weekend, and what a night it was! With Ikea as the evening's sponsor, a few very special guests, and the fabulous atmosphere of the Loden Hotel, it was a hit! We purposefully planned the event around the IDSwest show in Vancouver, an interior design show that brings some of the most talented people to town. Blend 2011 was designed to be a fusion of social media & design, bringing together bloggers, designers, photographers and artists in the field. I'm hoping this event will be even bigger and better next year!

{you can't have a social media event without an excess of tweeting can you! Logo design via Danielle of Urban Walls, images via Sari McNamee}

We had a gorgeous room at the Loden - I was in awe of all those fabulous & talented people together in one space!

{image: Sari McNamee}

A shot where you can see my shoes {I'm the one wearing yellow}, only because I wanted to point out that while I loved them, I was about to die with every single step by the end of the night! Guess they need a bit more 'breaking into,' lol!

Our giveaway table was filled with goodies! Decor books and faucets from Delta Faucets, artwork and so many lovely items donated for door prizes ...

And yes, you may have spotted my print in the back there, I gave one away as a prize and was so thankful for all the postive feedback from others!

I drooled over this pillow that The Cross generously donated ... wish that one came home with me!!

Besides door prizes, everyone went home with a swag bag filed with goodies from IkeaPara Paints, Benjamin Moore, Kerrisdale Design, Michelle Morelan, Heather Ross, and more!

The organizers had the chance to snap a photo with our special guests:

{left to right: Barbara of hodge:podge, me, House & Home editor-in-chief Suzanne Dimma, Karla of Kerrisdale Design & Victoria of Edin's House, image: Sari McNamee}

{Us together with designer Kelly Deck, image: Darryl Bueckert}

Wonderful people made for a wonderful night!

Meesh of I dream of chairs, Victoria of Edin's House, and Andrea Mills {Public Relations Specialist of Ikea - she was integral in our event planning, thanks Andrea! image: Sari McNamee}

H&H's Suzanne Dimma, Sari of The Lovely in Life, Erica of Moth Design, and Mark Challen of H&H, image: Sari McNamee

Darryl Bueckert, Maria Killam of Color Me Happy, and Jodi Bueckert of The Simply Inspired Home {Darryl and Jodi won $1000 gift card from Ikea!!! image: Sari McNamee}

And of course a social media event would not be complete without a few photos snapped with our Iphones!

Left: Hanging with Amanda of TwentyOneTwo Designs, Karla of Kerrisdale Design, and Danielle of Urban Walls. Right: Me & Suzanne Dimma.

What a wonderful night! A giant thank you to everyone who made it possible and everyone who attended. Here's to Blend 2012!!


Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

It must have been an amazing experience, Nancy. You looked beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
~ Wendi ~

Allison Egan said...

what a great idea for an event - social media and design are more connected than ever!

xo Allison
Spicer + Bank

Barbara Matson said...

Awesome post Nancy. Glad to see Darryl shared a few photos.Need to write up my post too!

Have a fabulous weekend!


GirlGoesGlobal said...

What a fabulous event! Best of luck in all you do. You're inspiration in a yellow dress!

Brillante Interiors said...

Thank you Nancy for all the effort you put in this event. It was a great evening and I am looking forward to more...

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

It was so good to hang with ya during the show. Your yellow dress is just lovely. Beautiful artwork!

Lisa said...

Looks like it was a blast! Makes me wish I lived in the West. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Looks like a wonderful night! So good to see some design celebs head out to meet Western bloggers. You ladies did an awesome job putting it all together. Happy thanksgiving Nancy!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

What a fun night and you looked beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving! xo

Sheila Zeller said...

Great post Nancy! Love the pics... and your shoes! :-) If 2012 is going to be even better than this, can we RSVP now? ;-)

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

xo Sheila

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

You looked fabulous in your yellow dress Nancy! What a great weekend that was!!

Vintage Home said...

Great post Nancy...everything looks wonderful!

meesh@idreamofchairs said...

Great recap Nancy! I'm so glad we had some talented photographers there taking photos!

The Lovely in Life said...

Hi Nancy, great post. Thanks for giving me credit on my photos, every little mention helps.

K&B by the Sea said...

COOL! Well, except for the sore feet part ;-) I am SO there next year!


What a fun event!

Iván Meade
Principal Designer
Meade Design Group

Danielle Hardy said...

Such a fun night!! Thank you for putting on such a great event :)

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