We had a wonderful dinner at the Comme Ça restaurant in the hotel. It was so nice to finally meet the other bloggers and Veronika Miller of Modenus, the creator/connector/mastermind behind all of the BlogTours. The view of the city at night from the restaurant was spectacular. (I was having such a great time that I didn’t snap any photos. There are a few silly ones out there but they are not blogworthy – ha!)
And our team won the challenge – yay!:
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we attended KBIS (THE Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) to see what’s new with the BlogTour sponsors as well as with the other exhibitors.
Then we were off to a Champagne and Cupcakes event at the Electrolux booth – so fun (although it doesn’t look like I’m having fun in the photo – I take the worse photos!!):
Then on Tuesday evening we had a dinner at the M resort sponsored by our lovely host, Blanco. Christine and I sat in a booth with JB and Rita and had great conversation as well as the most delicious food. This is the only not-so-great photo I have of the night as we were headed out:
And one of the most fun times was when nine of us rented a “party bus” complete with music and video screens when the taxi line was too long after our last day at KBIS. Too much fun and there may or not be a video clip on my Instagram feed of said shenanigans.
And finally, it was so lovely to meet “Mrs. Steam”, Martha, of luxe brand Mr. Steam. I had heard so much about her and we met up with her at various times throughout BlogTour. She also sponsored our last breakfast and spa treatments at Aria (we had to catch a flight so couldn’t take part in the spa part, unfortunately.)
- JB Bartkowiak, Editor, Building Moxie
- Cristin Bisbee Priest, Interior Designer, Simplified Bee
- Rita Catinella Orrell, Design Journalist, Designy Things + Architects-Toybox
- Carmen Christensen, Interior Designer, Time2Design
- Christine Da Costa, Designer, Decor by Christine
- Meredith Heron, Interior Designer, Meredith Heron Design
- Grace and Ken Kelly, Owners of Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly
- Rhonda Knoche, Designer, Rhonda Knoche Design
- Lisa Mende, Interior Designer, Lisa Mende Design
- Stacy Naquin, Interior Designer, Stacy Naquin Interiors
- Tina Ramchandani, Interior Designer, Franklin Eighth
- Marilyn G. Russell, Interior Designer, Design Magnifique, Inc.
- Sarah Sarna, Interior Designer, Franklin Eighth