You guys. I don't even know where to begin with this post. Alt Summit was insane! For years now I have wanted to attend Alt Summit, but couldn't justify it to myself to attend. I somehow managed to get a ticket and am so happy I ended up deciding to go this year. I have a lot planned for 2013 when it comes to this blog and other ventures, and feel like it was the perfect place to be to really push me to go where I want to go, to take that next step!
I think the number one thing you take away from Alt is the connections and networking you make with so many other bloggers and the opportunities to work with different brands and companies that attend. The classes are great as well, but I would say it was the connections that was the number one thing I took from Alt. I met so many amazing and inspiring people.
To kick start all the fun there was a party held at West Elm called the Hello Social! It was such a blast. There was a photo booth so obviously I was all over that. The food was great and I met so many people there! There were so many girls it was hard to walk around :) A sea full of beautiful stylish and talented women, my kind of party!
Later that night I went to dinner at Valter's that was hosted by HP. It was fun to sit down and talk with some of the Alt attendees and representatives from HP on a more intimate level, it was great conversation and we talked for hours. The highlight for me that night was the FOOD. I am a huge fan of authentic Italian food, and this meal made me feel like I was back in Italy! If you ever are in Salt Lake City I highly recommend you eat there.
The speakers and food at Alt were so good! There was a lot of note taking and business card swapping and talking about blogs and businesses. It is fun to be surrounded by a ton of people who know what you are talking about and understand the world of blogging :)
The Bing Lounge was sooooo cool, they had great food, a fun photo booth (obviously) and so many other fun areas to explore and play around in :)
How cool was this art that was in the Bing Lounge?!
Jessica Alba is a part of a company called The Honest Co. They were there to be apart of Alt! People were obviously excited to see her there. I walked into the room and didn't expect to see her sitting right there... let me just tell you... she is even prettier in person. A gorgeous girl who is a part of a great company.
I finally got to meet Kirsten! I have been following her in the blog world for years now :) It was so fun to connect and hang out! outside of instagram!
The Clue themed party was OUT OF THIS WORLD! The food was amazing, and the decorations were impeccable, impeccable I tell you! Each section of the room was made to look like a part of the Clue Game Board, and they had pieces of the game scattered in collections with colors for the table centers. I could go on for hours with all the little details that went into this, but it was one of the best decorated parties I have ever been too. I went as Mrs. White :)
Friday was full of more classes and ended with the Mini Parties, the mini parties were SO MUCH FUN! I posted the photo booth pictures from my favorite party from that night, the Method Party
Just in case you need a reminder of the Method Photo booth done by the Girls with Glasses Show :)
After getting hardly ANY sleep from the night of the mini parties, we woke up Saturday morning to go to an upholstery class. I made a lamp shade!!! It was so cool! Please excuse the hair I just threw up in a pony tail because I was so exhausted :) haha
And these beautiful ladies were my roommates at Alt :) Thanks to them they made coming back to the hotel a just as fun place as all the Alt parties! &they didn't even complain when I wanted to talk around in my underwear ;)
All in all Alt Design Summit was such a great experience! If you are looking to network, socialize, and really learn some valuable ways and motivation to launch whatever endeavor you are looking to accomplish online - it is the place for you :) It will not disappoint!
Have you guys ever been to a blogging conference? What did you think? Have you heard of Alt? Have you been? Thoughts?!
P.S. Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes yesterday! You guys are amazing :)