August 9th, 2011

Highlights From BlogHer 2011

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San Diego Skyline BlogHer 2011

Imagine 3,400 bloggers all in one space. Add to that speakers, brands and many others that helped wow me this past weekend in San Diego for BlogHer.  My days were packed with fabulous sessions, meetings with amazing women and time spent checking out the unimaginable amounts of swag available for the taking.

After four incredible days it was time to head home. The trip was long but thankfully I was sitting next to two bloggers,  one who blogs anonymously so I don’t want to give any of her info away and Megan, who entertained me for the entire 5 + hours on the flight. After giving my boys too many hugs and kisses to count, I spent a good portion of the day yesterday digesting the whirlwind surrounding my adventures at BlogHer.  It’s impossible to document each and every amazing encounter over the weekend, but I will try to highlight a few. I will say that the group of women I met couldn’t have been more interesting, intelligent and diverse. And there was one thing that brought us all together: blogging.

Highlights from BlogHer 2011

View of San Diego from my hotel room. San Diego weather rocks. Thanks to Cathy and Megan for sharing the view.San Diego room view BlogHer 2011

A highlight of the weekend was connecting with a few of the amazing women from the Green Moms Carnival: Micaela(Mindful Momma), Mary (In Women We Trust), Amber (Strocel.com), Katy (Non-Toxic Kids), Beth (My Plastic Free Life) and Harriet (Climate Mama).  Most of us were armed with our reusable water bottles and disheartened by the amount of single-use plastic disposables used throughout the conference.Green Moms Carnival BlogHer 2011

Vegan table of food -there was also a gluten free table.

Vegan table at BlogHer 2011

A 5K around the San Diego marina. Thanks to Jess and Kath for pacing me and pushing me to take it up a notch.

5K BlogHer 2011

Early morning yoga overlooking the water.

Yoga BlogHer 2011

Elizabeth and I had fun doing an interview with Mom Central.

Interview with Mom Central BlogHer 2011

Advanced screening of The Help (not the best photo). Two pieces of advice: 1. Go and 2. Bring tissues. It opens August 10, 2011.

The Help advanced screening BlogHer 2011

So there you have the highlights, but it’s impossible to leave out mention of the decadent parties at night (including a fab greenie party by Calley over at The Echo Chic), the blisters on my feet and the awesome flash mob by 5 Minutes for Mom.

NYC 2012! Anyone in?

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35 Responses to “Highlights From BlogHer 2011”

  1. Sounds so awesome! I would love to go, maybe next year. Thanks for sharing the highlight. BTW – going to see the Help tomorrow!

  2. Sounds like so much fun, I would have loved to be there, maybe 2012!

  3. It was so awesome to get to know you this year! I am dying to have “Yoga Matt” at my house with me every morning to wake me up! Yes, I’m sure I’ll see you in NYC! XO!

  4. Stephanie-please think about going next year. You would have LOVED it. There were a lot of businesses there for all different reasons. A lot of them were working on using more social media to support their business. And it’s in NY!

  5. Calley-I can’t say enough good things about you. I’m so glad we were able to spend some time together. Your Haute Green party was phenomenal. I know how hard you worked on it and it sure paid off. I need to find a “Yoga Matt” for my house too!

  6. Helga it was incredible. I hope you think about going next year. Hopefully I’ll meet you in person before then!

  7. Loved finally meeting you in person at BlogHer! Thanks for sharing your highlights..(Love the picture of the GreenMoms at lunch!!)

  8. I am so bummed I wasn’t able to make it especially since its in my own backyard. It looks like you ladies had a great time…. and you had a beautiful weekend. Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  9. Now you need to come to our neck of the woods Meg. Next year it’s in NYC! Start planning now. It was a gorgeous weekend. I’m in love with San Diego.

  10. Harriet-it was so wonderful to meet you! I love the picture of the GreenMoms at lunch too. What an amazing group of women. Planning to go to NYC? That’s an easy one for us!

  11. Thanks for publishing such a lovely picture of me. :)

  12. Glad you had a great time. Maybe next year I’ll get to see you in NYC!

  13. I LIKE that photo! You were awesome during the interview. Nothing is permanent-if you want it to disappear I can make things happen :)

  14. Oh my gosh that is gorgeous!!!! So are you btw – looks like fun! Can someone say JEALOUS!!! lol

  15. I hope so M!

  16. You are so sweet Lynn! Start thinking about possibly coming to NY next year.

  17. Looks amazing. Look how far you’ve come in a year! Keep going.

  18. Lisa- couldn’t do it without support from friends like you!

  19. I’m so in for NYC 2012. I want it to be here already! Thanks for being a great cab- and plane-buddy!

  20. Me too Megan! Thanks for making me laugh.

  21. Lovely recap – I’m still working on mine.:)So great to connect with you Lori – hopefully we can meet up in Madison too!

  22. Thanks Micaela. It was wonderful to connect with you. Hopefully your re-entry into reality went well. I’m still exhausted, but getting back to normal. I would love to see you in Madison!

  23. Oh that view! I think we had the best one of anyone in the entire hotel! It was so wonderful to meet you in person and somewhat share the whole experience together.

  24. Cathy-it was so wonderful to meet you too. Thank you for all of your pre-BlogHer tips. So incredibly helpful. The view was amazing- and now I certainly understand your love of San Diego!

  25. That sounds amazing! Seriously, NYC next year?!?!? I just may make that trip!

  26. Hi Kristina! Yes, NYC next year. I’m planning to go-it would be great if you could join!

  27. Looks like y’all had a lovely time. How fun to meet in person all these bloggy personalities!

  28. How fun! I almost wish I could have gone just to meet some of you awesome bloggers out there!

  29. It looks like you had a lot of fun. I’m going to try to come next year! NYC isn’t nearly as far for me as the west coast. :)

  30. It was great Betsy. It’s a strange experience to finally see someone in person after looking at their avatar for such a long time!

  31. Maybe you can join us in NYC next year Brenna! Would love to meet you in person.

  32. It was great. I’m hoping you can make it next year Andrea-well worth the trip!

  33. What a great recap! I’m so glad you had so much fun, and yes, I hope to see you in NYC. Love the pic of our green tribe! :)

  34. It was wonderful Lynn. Meeting the amazing women of the green tribe was certainly a highlight. Hopefully NYC will work out for many of us!

  35. […] year ago that I was celebrating my one year blogaversary in the fantastic city of San Diego. The conference was everything I had expected and then some. After 4 days away I stumbled home needing a nap and a good foot massage, but filled […]

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