The best things at The Lifestyle Bloggers National Conference - #LBNC15... according to me.
Elfie Weiss of Hot Cakes Bakes was one of our keynote speakers. She was very uplifting and she has quite a quirkiness about her that I love. Pretty much a barrel of laughs! You might remember her from her victory on The Food Network's Cupcake Wars...She surprised the conference with a huge red velvet cake. yum.
Note - I was a volunteer at this conference! So I was actually running back and forth between workshops doing my volunteer duties... which had it's advantage since I was able to peek in on all of them. heehee! But these two were my favorites...
We had a photography workshop...mostly focused on styling/lighthing for food photography. It was amazing. Great tips from The Food Concierge...they're an incredible team.
(oh, em-geee. EJH candles were in the props pile...of course I had to use them...giving props to my props!)Katie Allison's Lifestyle Styling workshop was held in The Atelier at Maker City...such a stellar space - so open and the lighting was perfect for what we were doing. She gave us fabulous tips about styling with old and new props, mixing textures and prints. Absolutely adored this workshop! (bonus points for giving us handy printout!)
Craft cocktails were a delightful touch to the foodie experience. Two nights in a row we were spoiled with Selva Rey Rum cocktails and on closing night we had Ilegal Mezcal cocktails. All drinks were prepared by the handsome and knowledgeable Anepalco's Cafe bartenders. My craft-cocktail loving heart was more than pleased with exquisiteness.
We had wonderful opportunities to meet one on one with brands...and while sometimes business cards don't arrive on time...you have to "make it work" a-la Tim Gunn. DIY business cards it was...I knew my glitter paper and school glue would come in handy. :)
Making New Friends and Seeing Old Friends.
Although so much went on and I enjoyed at #LNBC15...those were my favorite happenings. ;)
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