Monday, July 14, 2014

2nd annual southern blog society conference {part 1}

WOW. i had to do this post while everything was fresh on my mind! i just got back from the most incredible weekend in atlanta to attend the southern blog society's 2nd annual conference. i learned so much, met some amazing women & got some incredible swag bags!

friday: i got to atlanta around 4:30pm & immediately headed to buckhead where i met whitney & her mom! we settled into the hotel, and then promptly went across the street to lenox square to check out the mall & the sprinkles cupcake atm. we had dinner at true food kitchen just as molly arrived!

that night, we ventured to whiskey blue at the w hotel for the welcome party, complete with champagne, macarons & a gorgeous rooftop view. 

saturday: what a long, crazy day! we got up bright & early around 6am to get ready for the coffee talk at the w. we had a gorgeous spread of fruit, pastries & coffee ready for us! this talk featured experts from ahalogy & shopsense, who gave us some insider blogging knowledge on pinterest, marketing & monetizing your blog. next up was the brilliant amy flurry of recipe for press - i quite literally hung on her every word! i cannot wait to read her book, which she so generously included in our coffee talk swag bags. 

afterwards, we got a chance to mingle & interact with the brands - kendra scott, intimacy, pla beauty, asos, dermalogica & dress up. (psst... a kendra scott is opening in birmingham soon!) asos had a gorgeous clothing rack full of tons of floral goodies... and y'all know how i feel about that. we also got to preview kendra scott's fall 2014 line!

jessica & cathy truly outdid themselves on the swag bags (just wait till you see part 2 of my recap, it gets crazier!) we received the most adorable notebooks, pens, jewelry, clothing and so much more! my favorites from the coffee talk gift bag were these gorgeous kendra scott earrings & this moon and lola hashtag necklace! adorable!

stay tuned for part 2 of my sbs weekend recap later this week!


  1. Yay so many pretties!!! I loved meeting you and getting to hang out this weekend :) Have fun on your next vaycay!


  2. How fun! I didn't even know that event existed.

  3. I wanted to go so badly but since I had school I couldnt! I am hoping to attend a blogger conference eventually - they look like so much fun! xo

  4. What an awesome weekend! I definitely need to try that cupcake ATM in New York City!



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