(Always talking… can’t help it)
My First Blogger Event!
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to attend my first blogger event. It was a night of networking, professional development and getting to know some amazing brands in Edmonton.
In the corporate world it is so important to network and get to know people in your field. Honestly, that is how I have gotten to know about so many amazing opportunities to help advance my career. To me it just made sense to pursue those same kind of opportunities for this adventure I am on as well. With that I thought I would share just a little bit more about the event.
About the Event
Bloggers & Cocktails Presented was sponsored by Lexus Edmonton West. Which meant that I was fortunate enough to get to take some pictures with this amazing SUV. Can’t help but dream about getting my own one day!
Velvet Blazer here | T-shirt here | Jeans here | Bag (old) – similar here | OTK Boots here | Lipstick here
I was so impressed with the location of the event. The Collective (@collective.sta) is a shared space involving and supporting young people through service, business and collaboration. The facility combines support services, space for community groups to gather, and opportunities for young people to develop a retail business. I was lucky enough to meet and talk about the space and the support the City of St. Albert is providing to up and coming artists and entrepreneurs, with both the artist J.B. Morse and Andrew from Tinker Trading Co. I highly recommend checking them out, I was blown away by the talent.
(That’s them listening in!)
The Collective is also currently housing a Pop Up Shop for Prairie Couture. It was amazing to get to meet Marina and here how she started her business out of a renovated Streamline Trailer (lovingly named Liv Tyler). Bonus that all of their stuff is soooo cute!
(Like check out that velvet floral right there in front, calling my name!!)
Erin Cassidy of The Media Shop
Over the last 15 years, Erin has worked with 100’s of small businesses, helping entrepreneurs define their brands and create innovative ways to market and build revenue streams. I learned about finding my brand’s voice, building my tribe with strategic story telling, and building my audience. I can’t wait to put into play all the advice I received from Erin!
Overall, the event was a great was a chance to get together with other local bloggers for a fun night and to be educated and to discuss topics ranging from fashion, to marketing, to social media, new products and even getting to know some other fabulous ladies on a personal level.
Check out the fabulous ladies I was able to meet!
@tallwhitelatte | @FASHIONABLERESTSTOP | @autodidactgirl & @autodidactgirltravels | @chantal.nguyen | @fromnehascloset | @Staymagnifique | @Bunny_and_moon | @Stylegarnish_ | @Yeg.re | @prairiecouturemobile | @perfect_pouts_ | @lifedotstyle | @the_media_shop_live | @jenkinal
Thank you to the following sponsors:
Lexus Edmonton West, LifeDotStyle Photography, Lia Reese Canada, Indigo South Common, Prairie Couture, Sheree’s Glass Artwork, The Hatch Wines, Fresh Look Event Management, A Beautiful Inspiration, The Media Shop