9.20.2012

Blogger Perks and Paparazzi Chases

Sacramento Bloggers Mixer at the beautiful Le Rivage Hotel last night. Put on some skinny jeans (a little tighter than last time I wore them!) and a cute scarf. Ended up in my trusty flat boots figuring that painful feet weren't going to help me on my mission to be outgoing. Got there a touch early because I read a great tip that I was trying out: every large party starts out as a small one. Arriving first gives you a chance to meet a few other early birds and it doesn't feel as overwhelming as walking into a big group of people you don't know. Very useful hint. And a festive cocktail doesn't hurt either.

Gorgeous hotel. I love the location right on the river and we were lucky to be outside on the patio facing the iceberg roses and the water. Le Rivage hosted the party...my first blogger perk! So I'm paying it forward with this post and a little high five for them. Everyone was very welcoming, it was a beautiful evening and we even had a special drink, "The Writer's Block," to ward off evil spirits. Yummy appetizer spread and a tour of the Presidential Suite with celeb guest stories as a bonus (Prince, Britney Spears, Natalie Cole.) The idea of paparazzi chasing Britney to the foot of the hotel driveway and being stopped short there by their one security guy was the best image of the night. Did you even know there were paparazzi in Sacramento?

Bloggers, all.

Eats

Mostly though, it was wonderful to be in a group of people with a similar passion and reason for being there. I met quite a few friendly bloggers and look forward to getting together again to share stories and tips. We're all hungry for community. And cocktails.

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15 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed yourself, Chandra. Now I want the recipe for Writers' Block.
    Cheers!

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  2. Love the photos! Wish I could have made it!

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    1. Hopefully next time! Great people and very motivating:)

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  3. Great post! Hopefully I'll be able to make it to the next one. Newest follower :)

    ~Erica
    thepaintedtrailer.blogspot.com

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  4. looks amazing! Blogger perks are awesome. Oh, and yes please, the recipe for the Writer's Block?
    Cheers!
    Laura

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    1. I wish I had it! Thank you for reading and commenting:)

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  5. So glad I got to meet you! Le Rivage was amazing - I put up the pics I took on Instagram (mostly of the Presidential Suite and views) but haven't put up a blog post yet - they're hashtagged as #sacblogrivage.

    Now I just wish I knew someone who was planning a wedding so I could recommend this place!

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    1. You too Gretchen! Thank you for visiting my blog. Hopefully I'll see you again at the next meetup.

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  6. I'm so bummed I found out about this too late-- love your tip on getting to parties early so that you can connect with a smaller group... I always dread big mixers like this, even though I know I need to put myself out there. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Hopefully next time! It was a fun event:)

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  7. It was great to meet you, Chandra. Trying to follow your blog but can't find the GFC link???

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    1. Thank you for letting me know the link was missing! I think it's fixed now. Very nice to meet you too:)

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  8. What a great party.It was nice to meet you that night, Chandra.Love the pics.

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    1. Thanks so much Kim. It was great to meet you too!

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