NYC recap

Hello Lovers! Last week I escaped the tent of testosterone I live in and took on NY with Melissa from Veranda Interiors for Blogfest2012. Such a great time. We arrived in the early evening and hit the ground running with an night of basic, old school partying. (the back to the room at 4am variety)
Despite our late night we got an early start and did a heavy day of shopping. The day after started with a more shopping and then our highly anticipated stop at Drybar for some serious hair attention.
The awesome peeps at Drybar were generous enough to sponsor our small group of bloggers (see below) with one of their famous blowouts. Just look at this fab group of ladies!
For those unfamiliar with Drybar, I blogged about it (here), they offer blowouts only, at a flat rate of $35, in a salon that is easy on the eyes. Here I am (below) with Drybar founder, Alli Webb. You've got to admire her. I love it when someone is able to take a simple idea, execute it in an amazing way and build an empire in the process. Alli, you're my hero!
We also received swag bags upon our departure that were provided by Joss & Main. Inside were on-the-go iPhone/iPad charging batteries by Griffin- super practical and a fun idea to give to bloggers. I had such a lovely conversation with Emily Docken Webster of Joss & Main. She was super cool too. 
I should also mention what a hit my Alexander McQueen scarf was. I don't know that I've ever gotten so many compliments on a single accessory. It's a new fave in my books that I'm pretty sure everyone needs! (here)
From Drybar we voyaged to the Kipps Bay Home Show, but missed it...that's a whole other story. From there we caught the blogfest bus to the Savant Party where Thom Filicia was guest host. I was beyond excited to meet so many bloggers, that I've considered friends for years, in person for the first time (too many to name). Here we are below with Tiffany from Savor Home. Sadly there were more that I didn't get to meet and more sad... I was forgetful with picture taking. 
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We hit Balenciaga and each walked out with some yummy goods. I'm holding my new red bag in the image second from the top. I also bought the most delicious candles that now sweetly scent my whole home. I  highly recommend them! (available here)
ABC Carpet & Home was mind boggling. I could have spent a small fortune there. But I didn't.
C Wonder was fun too! A couple of little plates came home with me. (monkey and elephant)
Some other stops... Kate Spade, Bergdorf Goodman, FAO Schwarz, and Magnolia Bakery.
We got pizza in Times Square at what seemed like the middle of the night and we saved the best treat for the plane ride home. 
I had the very best tour guide ever (Melissa) and now I find myself thinking I can't wait to make my way back to this amazing city. xo 


  1. You guys had so much fun! I see why you got so many compliments on the scarf. Love it. I am so glad we finally got to meet. I definitely plan to visit you lovely ladies in Calgary! xo

  2. I absolutely ADORED meeting/chatting with you- you are absolutely even more fabulous than I imagined...so wish you lived closer. And PS, I looooooove that scarf- looked gorgeous on you!

  3. Looks like a most fabulous time! So jelly you got the monkey plate from C. Wonder! I've been eyeing that! And where did you find Laduree in NYC!? Need to add that to my list for my next trip!



  4. You are so one of my favorites!!! Really wished we had more time together, but may just plan a trip to Calgary this summer. Hope you know how much I adore you! xoxo

  5. It was so great to meet you Erica! You are even more adorable "in reals"! xo

  6. I covet that McQueen scarf. These posts about Drybar have reminded me to put it on my NY list if I find myself there this summer.

  7. Hi Erica! I just found your blog the other day and LOVE it! I have been reading through your old posts - your home is absolutely amazing! Happy to be a new follower!

  8. I loved meeting you last week!! I wish we would have had more time to mingle with you fellow Canadian bloggers but I'm sure the time will come again :) X

  9. Loved meeting you at Blogfest on Monday night! You are a gorgeous gal!

  10. fabulous recap, thanks for sharing! sounds as though you ladies enjoyed a wonderful weekend. that rug hanging on right is to die for! I.love.it!!! have a wonderful weekend!

  11. What a beautiful group of ladies! It looks like you had a fabulous time. The next time I'm in NYC I will be stopping by Drybar.
    I went to Savage Beauty at The Met last May and it was breathtaking.
    I, too, love his scarves.
    Please stop by to enter my Lavender Dreams giveaway.
    Wishing you a most beautiful weekend! xoxo, B

  12. Looks like you had an amazing time. When I got to NYC this Christmas I am SO looking you up to get some recommendations.

    PS that is a stunning group of ladies :)

  13. Love these pics! So jealous- I wish I could have made it to blogfest!!! I’m your newest follower!

    holly foxen wells

  14. OMG why don't I have 6 extra hours to peruse my fav blogs each night? Hoping to get to next year's blogfest. You look gorgeous in the dry bar shots. She is my hero too. Love these shots of ABC carpet and home. Okay, kids fighting down the hall...peace out


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