Sunday, October 9, 2011

Inspire*Create*Connect! A ★★★★★ #SoCalSocial...Sharing My Review With YOU!

What happens when 3 awesome bloggers
Holly from 504 Main
Viv from The V Spot
Bev from Flamingotoes
Decide to put together an afternoon of inspiration, creative fun and new connections with other SoCal bloggers?  
You get the amazing SoCal Social!
Kicking off the days events was an amazing swag walk around the Old Towne Orange, CA circle. We paired off with new blogger friends and I was happy to meet and enjoy the walk with Anne from Bird/Like and  Christy from Fudgeripple 
Be sure to pop by and check out their blogs...sweet and fun stuff for sure!
As we walked from shop to shop Super Swag from all of the sponsors filled our bags and 
was passed out in "trick or treat" style...actually just treat tricks at all! We were greeted with enthusiasm by the store owners and it was alot of fun checking out all of the unique offerings along the way.  So what'd we see during our shopping adventure?
Que the photos!
Elsewhere Vintage 

JoyRide-Vintage for Men

Country Roads Antiques and more!
More Country Roads...tons of creative fun here!
And one more from the Road!

More wise fun from EiKon!
The Victoria Company
More from The Victoria Company...yummy and delicious!
Paris In A Cup
Down Home Country Antiques
 Julep's Home and Floral
Heavenly Hostess
The Victorian Company
The Bruery Provisions
After the swag walk are bags were bursting with so many goodies it was a bit unbelievable!
We then all met up at The Filling Station for a late lunch and ALOT more swag, giveaways, good conversation and some photo fun courtesy of Shutter Nonsense.
Oh, and the highlight of the lunch was meeting Mark Montano...crafting genius and all around awesome guy!
After a short Q and A with Mark he was generous enough to give each of us brand  a new, hot off the press "Big Ass Craft Book 2" ..signed, sealed and delivered!"  How cool is that!

And that wasn't all...before we called it a day we headed back to the Heavenly Hostess Shoppe for a Martini Happy Hour...complete with more giveaways and social fun!

Whew...what a day...super fab in every way 5 ★★★★★'s FOR SURE!
A BIG thanks to Holly, Viv, and Bev for putting together this awesome event and to all of the shoppes, swag sponsors and new found blog friends for making the event Inspiring, Creative and full of Cool New Connections!
Can't wait till next time!


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

What a fabulous wrap-up post! I am so happy to hear it was so much fun for you guys! We had a blast putting it together and are beyond thrilled that everyone seemed to have such a good time!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

I loved your wrap up post Joni!!! How awesome are you to have it up already!! :) The pictures are great. We are sooo thrilled that you had a great time!

Joanne Osband said...

WOW! Sounds like a lot of fun! Makes me wish I lived in Southern CA once again....

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, just great, wish I had been there! Hugs, Valerie

Holly Lefevre said...

Great wrap up...You are a hot! Wish I could have visited more. THANK you so much for coming!

Anne said...

It was so much fun 'swagging' around with you, Joni, I'm glad we got to meet! Love your pictures, since i forgot my camera its great that you caught so many good images from the day. See you next year, sweetie!