Last Saturday evening was a "night out on the town" that this momma badly needed.
There is nothing quite like getting all dolled up and heading downtown for a whole lot of glamorous fun!
BLEND 2011 was an amazing evening put together by these lovelies... Victoria, Karla, Barbara and Nancy. And sponsored by IKEA Canada! (Thank you IKEA!!)
"A Fusion of Social Media and Design"
I am part of the Canadian Design and Lifestyle Bloggers West network, and since our first "get-together" where there were only 7 of us, our network has grown to have around 80 members!
The Loden Hotel in Vancouver was our host for the evening. What a fabulous locale!
Amazing design/decor, delicious hors d'oeuvres, wonderful service....what more could you ask for? :)
And just look at the door prize table!!! eeeek.
I was a seriously lucky lady, and came home with the beautiful "Undecorate" book by Christiane Lemieux....the design genius behind the DwellStudio line!
Thank you Delta Faucet for supplying so many amazing prizes (mine included)!!
Here's a pic of me winning the book...haha.
It was so nice to meet Sarah of Prairie Perch and Tamara of Delish. Both amazingly talented/creative ladies!
The wonderful Kelly Deck (designer extraordinaire) joined us for the evening....here she is (in the middle) along with (from left) Nancy of Marcus Design, Victoria of Edin's House, Barbara of Hodge Podge and Karla of Kerrisdale Design. These ladies did a fabulous job of putting this whole event together.
Thank you for all your hard work!!
The beautiful Suzanne Dimma (Editor in Chief of House and Home magazine) joined us, as well as Mark Challen of House and Home!
And I almost forgot to mention the exciting SWAG BAGS that came home with each of us!!! They were choc-full of wonderful goodies from Ikea, Para Paints, Benjamin Moore, Kerrisdale Design, Michelle Morelan, Heather Ross, and more!
All in all.....a fabulous event!
Looking forward to the next one!
Photo credits: 1. Darryl Bueckert 2. Sari McNamee 3. Darryl Bueckert 4. Sari McNamee 5. Darryl Bueckert 6. Astrid Elston 7. Sari McNamee 8. Sari McNamee 9. Sari McNamee 10. Darryl Bueckert 11. Astrid Elston