Monday, June 4, 2012

Blogfest Recap

What do you get when you mix interior designers, design bloggers, amazing shelter magazines, chic venues, fabulous parties, inspirational panels, informative sessions and the ability to meet and mingle with like minded individuals? One answer...the second annual Blogfest 2012 talentedly planned and executed to perfection by KravetLee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils. More specifically, Beth Greene, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Branding for Kravet Inc. and her team Jennifer Powell and Ann Feldstein.

When I stepped out of the elevator on the 44th floor of Hearst Tower I knew I was in for a treat!  The centerpieces were simple, beautiful and eye catching.
The view of Columbus Circle and Central Park was spectacular despite the rainy morning.
Sharing the experiece with two friends I met through blogging, Elizabeth of Pretty Pink Tulips and Sue of the Zhush added to my excitement.
Dara Caponigro, Editor-In-Chief of Veranda fabulously rocked a black leather dress and captivated attendees while interviewing design giants, Darryl Carter and Timothy Whealon. Both men took circuitous routes to interior design and both are proof that passion and talent are a successful blend! Their work graces the pages of the current Veranda!       

At the D & D Building we assembled at Kravet where Ann Maine, Editor in Chief of Traditional Home interviewed Alexa Hampton. Loved this duo's interactions! Alexa is not only wildly talented, she is an absolute riot...so funny, brilliant and down to earth. Listening to her speak about being immersed in design from a young age with super star designer father, Mark Hampton was interesting and engaging.  
Tomorrow I wrap up my experiences at Blogfest 2012.  A huge thank you to Kravet for yet another amazing Blogfest 2012!

24 comments:

quintessence said...

A wonderful event-packed three days!! Kudos to Jenn, Beth and all of Kravet! And great to see you as always!!

Simple Dwellings said...

I have to make it there one day! It looked like such an amazing time. I also love the pretty centerpieces. Maybe next year! :)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i always wanted to go to one of these shindigs - sounds fab!

Splendid Sass said...

I hope to make the next one!! I know that you all have a great time!
The flowers are amazing.
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

The enchanted home said...

Fun to see the highlights.....you look great, love your dress! Glad you had fun and glad to see you back in blogland:)

pretty pink tulips said...

It was incredible, wasn't it?!!! So happy to have gotten to share this experience with you twice!

Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

What a fun event! You all look gorgeous! xo

Lisa Mende Design said...

great recap! we did have fun didn't we! wish we were going back next month!

therelishedroost said...

What a wonderful time you must have had, I love your dress, very David Hicks inspired! Love your blog!

Karolyn
The Relished Roost

The French Tangerine said...

Loved this post! I hoped to be there this year, and had a spot, but my son's graduation week sort of took over!
SO glad you got to hear Alexa Hampton.. isn't she fantastic! She was a speaker at our Antique Show luncheon a couple years ago and had us all in stitches!
LOVE her!
Good to see you and the gang together.. looking great as usual!
XO
Jan

The French Tangerine said...

Loved this post! I hoped to be there this year, and had a spot, but my son's graduation week sort of took over!
SO glad you got to hear Alexa Hampton.. isn't she fantastic! She was a speaker at our Antique Show luncheon a couple years ago and had us all in stitches!
LOVE her!
Good to see you and the gang together.. looking great as usual!
XO
Jan

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

This post is great, but I can't take my eyes off your dress! Love it!!! :-)


Have a great day, sweetie.

xo


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest Lisa .... everything looks incredible and how exciting! I so want to do one these events and how lovely to share it with blog friends! I am so glad to see you back and thankyou so much for your lovely comments on my blog! Guess what we are coming to New York in December and would so love to meet you! I will email again soon!
lots of love

Fran xxxxx

ps love your dress!!!!!

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest Lisa .... everything looks incredible and how exciting! I so want to do one these events and how lovely to share it with blog friends! I am so glad to see you back and thankyou so much for your lovely comments on my blog! Guess what we are coming to New York in December and would so love to meet you! I will email again soon!
lots of love

Fran xxxxx

ps love your dress!!!!!

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest Lisa .... everything looks incredible and how exciting! I so want to do one these events and how lovely to share it with blog friends! I am so glad to see you back and thankyou so much for your lovely comments on my blog! Guess what we are coming to New York in December and would so love to meet you! I will email again soon!
lots of love

Fran xxxxx

ps love your dress!!!!!

Nancy said...

This looked so amazing. We were on the wait list this year, but next year we've GOT to go! Can't wait to meet fellow bloggers like you.
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

The Buzz Blog said...

Sorry to have missed it this year but so glad I got to have lunch with you!
xxoo

Debby Steele said...

Next year I want to come hang w/ some of my favorite ladies!! xo

Childrens Bedroom said...

Good wishes,
Blogfest Recap
GOAAAASHHH!!! I couldn't stop smiling!!
Glorious article!
Glorious blog!

Kellie Collis said...

How fabulous! Sounds like a lot of fun! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

The Zhush said...

How have I not seen this yet? Fabulous recap Lisa and I can not wait to read your articles in Hamptons Magazine! Hope your enjoying summer so far! xx

Kat Tanita (With Love From, Kat) said...

such great pictures! blogfest looked like a lot of fun!

xx
kat
www.withlovefromkat.com

Stevie said...

Your pic of Columbus Circle makes me long for New York! What a great city. The party sounds both super fun and fabulous for networking and getting creative new ideas.

Punctuation Mark said...

What an amazing event... Wish I could've been there!!!