Monday, January 28, 2013

Recap from Alt Part 1

I bet you're wondering where the third part of the "On her head" series is. It's on its way. Don't fret. I had to post about Alt first because I have a tendency of backing up posts to the point that they are irrelevant and boring so while it's still fresh on my mind...I present Alt Summit 2013! A little secret, I went to the very first Alt Summit in 2010. My graduate school sent me and I was SO shy and intimidated that I probably talked with 3 people total. 4 years later I attended as a speaker on a panel and ended up losing my voice because I chatted so much. I met up with people who I've been admiring for awhile and express my unfeigned adoration. Hope I didn't scare anyone too much.

pics above: Eva, from Sycamore Street Press, and I had a ball at the mini parties on Friday night in the Method room hosted by the Girls With Glasses. This was my first time doing a Smile Booth so I finally feel like a legit blogger. Or something. You know I love to get my groove thang on but somehow I missed the big dance party later in the evening. boo hoo! So I kind of danced on my own while Eva watched pregnant from the side. No worries though because I ended up having a lovely time chatting with Eva, Christine Castro from Darling Studio, and Ez from Creature Comforts the rest of the evening. These girls are fantastic! Emily Henderson and her assistant Orlando came for the Clue Party, in which I adorned my head with a yellow flower (I was Colonel Mustard, of course). The Land of Nod had a huge swan thing going on in their room. Swans? Sure, why not! Salty Pineapple and Melissa Esplin and I posed.

more tomorrow! 

14 comments:

Audrey - This Little Street said...

It was so great to finally meet you in person! :) Such a big fan of what you do, so it was a bit of a dream come true. Big hugs!

willowday said...

... thank you both for sharing the photos, insight and humble story of the beginning -- it makes us newbies feel comforted knowing that it could happen to you, too! I'm crossing fingers that I can pull off the AltNYC or SF.. or both:-) ... (one needs to dream!) LOVE the hat... love the photos...

Giulia said...

It was really great to meet you and talk a bit about Europe vs North America while sitting on the floor in the middle of a large hotel hallway ;)

rachael said...

it looks like it was so fun! i sure would like to get inside that giant swan!

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ashley // chasing heartbeats said...

I am glad you are recapping your time at ALT for those of us who couldn't make it- I want to hear more about your panel!! Maybe next year we can hang out at ALT in person? ;)

Liz Daily said...

Ha, I was one of the three you talked to at the 2010 Alt Summit! Many congratulations on your invitation to speak at Alt this year - amazing!

Moorea Seal said...

It was so nice meeting you and chatting for a bit with Chelsey from The Paper Mama. You're a creative genius!
xo Moorea

The House That Lars Built said...

You totally were! I meant to write you while I was there and say "I wish you were here" so I'm glad you commented. 4 years ago!!!

The House That Lars Built said...

I'm showing a pic of us in the next recap! So glad we got to meet!

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The House That Lars Built said...

I loved chatting about Europe with you. So glad I got to meet you and how fun you won tickets to it!

The House That Lars Built said...

You should totally come next year!!! Please?!?

The House That Lars Built said...

You're so sweet! Thank you for your wonderful jewelry! I love my bracelet! Wearing it today!!