I wanted to post something different in the sea of giveaways this week on the blog. Enjoy my recap on the Arizona Blogger Conference that took place this past weekend. _____________________________________________________________________
On Saturday, April 28th desert dweller bloggers from across the state came together for the first annual Arizona Blogger Conference hosted by the brilliant minds of the Phoenix Style Collective (PSC). Held at the trendy Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, Az, the conference was anything but lackluster. Don’t underestimate the talent that the Grand Canyon state has to offer because we are stylish bunch ready to be taken seriously! After the successful launch party held back in January, the Phoenix Style Collective has done it again and this time they spared no expense.
Imagine a Madewell styling station, killer giveaways (Karen Kane, anyone?), a professional posing teach, experts of their field speakers and 90 women dressed to the nines (and a couple handsome men, complete with bow ties and suspenders) and you’ve got the Arizona Blogger Conference! The Saguaro Hotel was the perfect venue for a conference full of creative minds. The vibrant splashes of pinks and oranges across the walls, the festive Mexican paper mache skulls (I die!) and the hipster atmosphere was the ideal backdrop for loca lbloggers and their chic ensembles.
I met a bevy of amazing women- from lifestyle to fashion bloggers, to foodies; the conference served up a talented batch of attendees. And don’t even get me started with wonderful speakers that the panel was comprised of! We got to hear from hilarious and witty Sarah Rhodes of Arrow + Apple Photography, the gorgeous beauty behind Running on Happiness, Katie Leavitt, and super sweet Chelsea Brown of the life and personal style blog Tea Talk, to name a few. I had the pleasure of finally meeting AZ bloggers which I adore, Katie and Ashley, not to mention have actual conversations with them and talks of possible meet ups in the future (ekk!).
All in all, the first annual Arizona Blogger Conference was yet another successful event brought to us by the Phoenix Style Collective. It was a very informative and fun conference, mainly focusing on local unity within the Phoenix community. I have high hopes for future PSC events and hope they occur more frequently.
Have you attended a blogger conference in your state recently? Dish!
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