It’s hard to believe, but after months of planning, the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge event is finally behind us. After skype-ing, conference calls in three different time zones, and changing the venue within 24 hours to accommodate an additional 300 guests, the event went off without a hitch. And judging from these Flickr pix, the party could have rivaled any Oscar shindig hands down!
The Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge, was attended by the nation’s top female bloggers and co-hosted by Allison Czarnecki (Petit Elefant), Jennifer Sbranti (Hostess with the Mostess), Marie LeBaron (Make and Takes), Jane Maynard (This Week for Dinner), Ciaran Blumenfeld (Momfluential) and Role Mommy!
Special thanks goes to all of the incredible sponsors who helped turn the visions of six dynamic women into reality. From our title sponsor, Swiffer, who worked collaboratively and trusted our instincts on the best way to entertain our guests while introducing the newly redesigned Swiffer Antibacterial WetJet in a fun and campy way (dress up as your favorite TV housewife of all time), to Kodak, who gave bloggers the chance to see and print their photos in real time, to Lands End, Lego, Keurig, who in addition to their coffee bar gave away one of their amazing coffee machines, Weight Watchers who gave away free chocolate brownies (my favorites), Whrrl – who captured photo moments throughout the day, Eye-fi – who managed to load nearly 1000 pix onto Flickr within minutes, Allstate, who sponsored our nail stations, to M&M’s for the custom candies (each M&M had a blow dryer or SocialLuxe Lounge logo on them), ELF cosmetics, Jones soda, One Hope Wine, Crocs – for the comfy flip flops provided to the bloggers as they entered the soiree, Blog Talk Radio for sharing the event live with those who couldn’t attend, and Single Dress, who outfitted all of us in stunning celebrity-style dresses. There were plenty more contributors to the event and to check them all out, just visit the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge site.
And thanks to Sony BMG recording artist Chris Mann for performing at the event, our amazing BlogLuxe Academy presenters who took time out of their breakneck schedules to attend, our Blogluxe award winners, and of course, the hundreds of guests who stopped by to be treated to a day of pampering, primping, and re-connecting in real time with some of the most talented bloggers in the country.
To listen in to both of our Blog Talk Radio shows from the night, just click on the banners below.
Special Blog Talk Radio co-hosts and guests included: Traveling Mom, Sugar Jones at Chicks Who Chat, Mom Faves, Social Media Rap, Classy Mommy, Chicago Fox 5 Chicago anchor Nancy Loo, Marcia Hanson with Allstate, John Kim, the founder of Whrrl, our presenters, winners and many more!
The party was so successful, that we even made the New York Times…twice!!! Check out the links below by the media and attendees. And if you’re a blogger who attended the event, feel free to add your link too!
The NY Times – July 23
The New York Times – July 27
WBBM Chicago – Ciaran and Jane in the Spotlight!
NBC Chicago – An Interview with Allison Czarnecki and photos galore!
Blog Talk Radio – Role Mommy & Friends
The Kodak Blog
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