Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New York and Blogfest 2012

I can't believe that I did two Travel Tuesdays back to back!  I was in New York for a girls trip and for Blogest 2012 and then we had a busy Memorial weekend...before I knew it, it was time for another Travel Tuesday! 

Anyway, I had an amazing time at Blogfest and in New York so I wanted to share a few pictures of our trip to Hearst Tower.

I was able to hang out with old friends and meet some new blogger friends!!...from left to right....Elizabeth Moyer of Pretty Pink Tulips, Kirsten Nease of Living in Design, ME, Erin Olson of House of Turquoise, Amy Meier of Amy Meier Design, Shelly Van Rozeboom of Van Rozeboom Interiors, Laura Trevey of Bright Bold and Beautiful and Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design.

We were lucky enough to visit the Hearst Tower which is pictured above.  I love the contrast of the old base of the building with the modern glass architecture.  It is magnificent!

We went up to the 44th floor where the Hearst Design Group(which consists of the fab shelter magazines Veranda, House Beautiful and Elle Decor) hosted breakfast and coffee.  After coffee, we heard from Kate Kelly Smith, SVP Publishing Director, Hearst Design Group.  Followed by Jennifer Levene Bruno, Publisher of Veranda, and Dara Caponigro, Veranda's Editor-In-Chief.   Dana lead a panel of designers including Darryl Carter and Timothy Whealon.  Next up was House Beautiful Editor-In-Chief, Newell Turner who lead a panel with designers Michael Herold, Jill Goldberg & Jon Call.

(Elizabeth Moyer has a great, detailed recap on her blog Pretty Pink Tulips if you want to take a visit)

Pretty peonies on the table. 

We were in awe of not only the phenomenal view but also of being in the presence of such accomplished and talented people!  It was definitely an amazing morning!

 Look at these views!  It was a bit cloudy but not cloudy enough to spoil the view!

Thank you to Hearst and Kravet for hosting an amazing event!


  1. It was so nice to meet you at Blogfest! Thanks for the mention! I am enjoying following you!!!!

  2. This looks like so much fun - the peonies are gorgeous!!

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