Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Recap from Alt 2

Although the classes are great and informative, the best part about Alt is meeting up with friends. I got to meet up with a lot of people who I've only known online or haven't seen in some time. The conference is such a great excuse for a meet-up including Audrey from This Little Street (also married to a Dane--we had tons to talk about) at the Flipboard party with Clooney. Design Mom, the organizer of the conference, rocked it with her peacock headdress. PS-She's awesome.

The very first night of the conference, Serena and Lily sponsored our dinner at the New Yorker, a wonderful downstairs restaurant in SLC. The Serena girls are the best! And they left us with some wonderful goodies. And I had a lovely time chatting with the ladies from Camille Styles. And she finally answered the age-old question, is that her real name? and yes, it is! Jessica Alba was there promoting her Honest Company and I had to play paparazzi. Just had to. Oh, and Darcy Miller from Martha Stewart Weddings was there! I love her.

ANYWHOO! a lot of fun people and parties, though my favorite two photos above are from the tabletop photography workshop I did with Nicole Gerulat from Nicole's Classes. I pretty much learned that you need $1000s of dollars to make the proper studio, so my little makeshift studio will have to suffice for now. I felt like an amazing photographer shooting her set-ups with products from Alice Lane, but it's really only because she set them up for us. The trick is to now to replicate the process. eeek!

Keynote speaker Katie Sokaler of Color Me Katie did what she did best and surprised us with a balloon fight. See the video above.

So, I didn't end up taking many photos of the awesome people I met, but I got their amazing business cards. I might try and take a comprehensive picture of my cards, but if you're reading this, leave a comment so we have a list in one place. It'd be so helpful, doncha think? I'll be making a summary of our panel talk, Hiring Help, within the next few days too. 


Shauna Younge Dessert Tables said...

Still loving your flower hat, and the fact that it was inexplicably un-smashed in transit.

Prêt à Voyager / Anne said...

"Not taking many pictures" is totally you at The Hive too!

The House That Lars Built said...

ha! I know! and back then I didn't have a good iphone camera. I took a few more this time because of my phone.

Lindsay said...

Love that you got to meet/listen to Jessica Alba! I just think she is so lovely. Alt looks fantastic.

dervla @ The Curator said...

that balloon fight is so fun! I'll make it to alt someday!

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Original Kos said...

It was so nice to meet you at Alt! I would love to collaborate on a little project some day soon.

Courtney Callahan said...

Hi Brittany! We met at the Serena & Lily dinner and again tried our photography skills together in the tabletop photography class. I think I am going to be a 51.8 lens to help improve my photography. Apparently they are under $100 and make a huge difference!

Keep up the good work and keep in touch!

brianne said...

I have to say thank you so much for your sweet e-mail today! It means so much that people take the time to follow up on the connections they've made. Can't wait to chat w/ you more - I can tell we're going to have a ton in common :)

The House That Lars Built said...

guys, thanks so much for your comments. you're all the best!

Audrey - This Little Street said...

We're a dream come true for George, two beautiful ladies like us ;) loved reading your recap!

Gabrielle - Design Mom said...

P.S. - I think you're awesome, too.