Monday, May 2, 2011

Bloggers Night Out




top, maxi skirt and jewelry - H & M   shoes - Spring   necklace - F21






What do you get when you take 17 local bloggers and cram them into a table at Moriarty's Bistro and Wine Bar on a Friday night? (Besides way too many flashes from cameras and invasion of personal space?) The answer is good eats, smooth drinks, great conversation and lots of laughs. This weekend was the first Edmonton Blogger Meet-Up organized by the lovely Kendall (thanks Kendall!) and it was a huge success! I had such a great time getting to know bloggers I hadn't met but felt I already knew through reading their blogs as well as reconnecting with the amazing people I met at Fashion Week. I am so lucky to be a part of such a supportive and friendly (not to mention LARGE!) blogging community. I can't wait for the next meet-up! I think we'll have to reserve the whole restaurant next time ; ).

The bloggers that attended were: Janis, Vickie, Andrew, Kendall, Kassandra, Jared, Jenna, Rowena and Stacy, Tanja, Shy, Mathew and Mark, Jessica, Natalie and Julianna. Unfortunately there were a couple of people I didn't get photos of : (. You should check out their blogs, they are all so unique and inspiring.

I hope you all had a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend!






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33 comments:

Sandy Joe said...

Ahh this is so exciting! I had no idea there were so many great blogs from Edmonton!

Love your bojangle necklace!

x

Ashley said...

How much fun! I wish there were more bloggers in my area. I can't believe y'all gathered up nearly 20 of you! I only know of a few others in my state. :|

Oh, and you look gorg, by the way. I'd wear that.

Kristy said...

oh sounds like SO MUCH FUN! 17 bloggers, eh? That's must've been very LOUD!:p Anyways, good food and good company always go hand in hand :)

And I love what you wear, lady. Very Model Off Duty. Sexy yet demure :)

www.monochromachic.com

Kendall said...

This post is adorable! I love how happy everyone looks in the photos. We had such a blast.

Marie - thanks for all your help with the organization.

Happy week ahead!

Sue said...

You look beautiful! I am seeing lots of long skirts like this and I just love the perfect effortless look that they give. I bought one for myself but it has a crazy unique print! I can't wait to use it! I might do an OOTD :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Sooo much fun!! You all look great :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Lindsey said...

How fun! Looks like a great time, I love all the pics. You look fabulous in your maxi skirt, I love the nude heels you paired with it. Looking great as usual!

Tracy D said...

You looked great, glad it was a fun night!

Courtney Erin said...

Looks like a ton of fun! I wish the CT blogger community was as organized...

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

J. said...

LOVE the maxi skirt on you Marie! The tan top paired with the skirt looks chic and whimsical. Great pics of all you bloggers! Happy to hear the evening was fun!
Thanks for sharing!
:) J.

A Fine Balance said...

I'm in love with the Maxi Skirt

not everyone can pull it off but you do a great job!

Marie a la Mode said...

A Fine Balance: Thank you so much!!

Ashleigh said...

How fun! Sounds like it was a fabulous evening! Love your outfit, the maxi skirt is hot!!

P.S. Actually, no, I haven't had an Oprah spotting! You would think she would be more out & about but I've never once had a run in! I did literally almost run straight into Vince Vaughn a few weeks ago and Mia Michaels was near us at a bar once. It's pretty common to see various B-list stars like former Bachelors/Bachelorettes, etc. Right place right time I guess!

Kara said...

You look gawgeous, lady!! This is such a great idea and you all look fantastic! Sounds like a great night :)

xo

Kim's Vanity said...

You looked fab and looks like you all had a great night! I'm jealous that you guys in Edmonton organized a bloggers night out. There haven't been any here in Calgary (That I know of) yet, unless I'm just out of the loop!

Shy, Chesterfield said...

Even though I didn't really get to talk to you very much it was great meeting you!!

Shy

Pop Champagne said...

aww looks like a fun bloggers night out, you look great with the black maxi. lol I saw the trailor for "Arthur", it looked funny but I don't think I would have found it 2 hour funny. too bad for russel brand!

Marie a la Mode said...

Shy: It was great meeting you, too! Next time we'll have to sit close to one another so we can gab more ; )

Nav said...

Oh I am so out of the loop here. I guess I am just a newbie so I missed out. :(

oh well next time I will be there - it would be so nice to meet everyone in person. How was the swap>? You look cute in maxi skirt :)

http://www.navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

Nadine2point0 said...

Love your blog!
Fellow canadian girl here - saw you on Tiptoe Butterfly mentioning that we don't have Targets yet. Uggh. Thankfully we are getting them here, they are taking over some Zellers stores, BUT the prices won't be nearly as awesome as they are in the U.S. I make a direct line for Target the minute we go to the states!

StyleFrost said...

You look so lovely, love your top and jewellery! Looks like a fab event! x

JennaStevie said...

Great photos from the night, what a fun time. I wish I had my camera and could have snapped some shots. There really are sooo many bloggers in Edmonton, it's crazy!
When I came home from the swap, I was looking through everything I grabbed and I actually got some great pieces, I was just grabbing things willy nilly too! We should all have a blogger swap though
xJennaD

Nikosmommy said...

I'm with Kim, I wish we could get a night out with fellow bloggers organized here in Calgary!! We just aren't that tied in I guess.

Looks like you had a fab time!!!

I just realized that my younger brother is good friends with Janis from "Dress me Dearly". What a small world!!?!?

aliciafashionista said...

Oh my, this looks like sooo much fun! And I love your outfit of choice, perfect spring touches! I'm dying for a good maxi did you get this one from h&m recently?

Marie a la Mode said...

Alicia: Yes, I got it a couple of weeks ago. You can wear it as a dress, too!

Nic Nic said...

Love this outfit!! and yay to H&M...I really want to try a maxi skirt but i think it'll drown me.. lol. you're looking gorgeous!

Sara Shoemaker said...

wonderful outfit :) posh style!



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Jony said...

You looked amazing with your maxi skirt and cropped top! And love how you did your hair in a high bun. Looks like you had lots of fun at the bloggers meeting. I always have when meeting other bloggers.

Natasha said...

Gosh I'm always so jealous that people that live in/near citys can go to blogger meet-ups!!
I love Kassie, we actually went to college together!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Girl about town.... said...

Great outfit...

You guys looked like you had a blast! Your hair suits you in a bun by the way!!

Girl about Town XxX

Sac de Sabine said...

It had to be awesome like your outfit was!

Tallulah Doll said...

Cool, you looked really great with the bun and your maxi skirt. I've started my blogging career recently so haven't been to Fashion Week yet, but hope to see you there next year! lol

PS: I started reading Vicki's blog too, it's pretty good! :)

Keep it up,
Tallulahdoll
www.tallulahdoll.com

Bons said...

Wow, thanks for posting this! I had no idea there were so many bloggers in our city. Checking out some of the blogs right now...amazing talent in this city.

If you're interested in beauty blogs this is my link:

http://bonsmadeinca.blogspot.ca/

 
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