The cocktail hour had an old Hollywood glam theme, complete with a red carpet entrance.
Kelly Beall of Design Crush is on the right. She mentioned during the panel discussion on Design Theory that to keep a good work/life balance she chooses not to have internet at home, so she does all her blogging when she gets to work early. Given how incredible her blog is, perhaps not having the internet 24/7 can actually help you be more creative.
Throughout cocktails these lovely cigarette ladies passed out old school boxes–that’s right, whole boxes–of candy.
There she is: Dooce‘s infamous Heather Armstrong.
The killer keynote panel from left: Maxwell from Apartment Therapy, Jean from NotCot, Grace from Design*Sponge, and Heather, who announced her deal with HGTV that day. Maxwell said some particularly inspiring things that I will leave you with to start the week:
Remember WHY you started what you do. It comes through to the WHAT you do.
Jonathan Adler says the secret to success is panic! Panic can be a driving force when you have the responsibilities of running your own show.
I try to blog about me… Warts and all! What Oprah does that’s so amazing is she shares. She’s real.
Martha Stewart is OVER people! No more perfection, be real.
All photography: Brooke Dennis
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