Friday, October 24, 2008

Maria Shriver's Women's Convention - Night at the Village!

A few months ago, my friend Abbie asked me if I would like to be a part of her online media team for Maria Shriver's Women's Conference in Long Beach. I honestly had never heard of it, and didn't know much about it, but I said YES anyway, because I'm always up for learning and trying new things, especially now that I am a BLOGGER =)!  Abbie's been a big help on teaching me all the tech stuff, and on web 2.0. I'm just a nerdy fashionista new to the tech world =). You can never stop learning right?  

Tuesday night was the opening mixer for The Women's Conference. I wanted to wear a cute floral dress. Here I am rocking my fall '08 Jessica Dress in the Daha print. My new favorite dress!

I checked in with Abbie and she had me blogging LIVE right away. OMG! Ok, I'm new at all this...."Just wing it!" I told myself. LIVE? That means no fixing typos & grammar errors..oh my!
First assignment, check out "THE VILLAGE" (tons and tons of corporate sponsors were there- free schwag!) area of the conference.  

I walked around checking all the vendors and I would go back and blog about what I saw. I was so annoyed that I forgot my camera battery at home! I had to borrow my friend's camera...urggh! Not a good blogger so far..ha!

Anyway, here I am hanging with the Virgin America Crew. Doesn't this look like an ad in a magazine? They're all real people in the picture! LOL!

Signed my name on the DOVE board....every bit counts, guys! 
Oh my, I wasn't planning on shopping tonight. Do I see CHANEL and the Murakami Speedy Bag that I regret not buying? Oh NO!!!! 
Here  I am with Calley (Tech Genius! check out her blog-
We can't help it, we both LOVE free food! Sun Chips, my fav!
My bro showed up later and walked around with me. We have a BIG PROJECT we are launching next week together! I can't wait to share the news with you guys. It's gonna be BIG!

Next stop, the book signing area!
Rachael Ray was there signing her cook books!
Oh look, it's Rocco DiSpirito!  New Yorkers in tha house! Here we are being silly!

A few tables down, Maria Shriver was there signing her new book.
OK, I think I need a mini break. Free Massages sponsored by Target! I can't pass on that =)!
On my way out I ran into Valerie Bertinelli.  Jenny Craig works..she looked great!
That's a wrap of my first day of being PRESS. It was fun blogging LIVE and sharing my experience with other women that couldn't be there.  Wednesday I will make sure I have my Canon Camera with me! I'm excited and can't wait till the main day!

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