Blogher ’12 – Friday Recap

Friday Blogher ’12 Recap


On Friday I woke up and attended the Blogher luncheon. Then I hit the conference floor, where I met a ton of brands I already know and love and met some new companies as well.


Some of my fave brands:


Dannon – Of course! After all I was their brand ambassador and for good reason. I love Dannon!


Samsung – These folks seriously know what they are doing. Their smart refrigerator, smart washer & dryer are pretty unbelievable. You can shut your dryer off with your phone. Amazing! They also showcased a super smart TV where not only can you watch videos and still photos, you can play Angry Birds. There is a camera located inside the TV and you can exercise, play Angry Birds and more with your body and hand gestures. It’s insane! And… as much as I’m an iPhone gal I was really impressed with their Samsung Note. Really cool features.


Jamba Juice – Please come to Mercer County! I sampled the most amazing fresh squeezed orange juice ever! If there was a Jamba Juice near me I would be there every morning.


Hillshire Farms – I was introduced to a number of new products including the Maple Syrup Sausage Biscuits and a variety of sausages. Truly delish! I scored a few coupons so I can’t wait to head to the grocery store and stock up.


Best Buy – Was featuring some really cool products as well. Cotton candy machine, tech savvy pedometers and more. I think everyone needs a cotton candy maker in their house am I right? Plus I scored a gift card at their booth. Woo Hoo!



After hitting the booths I also attended the “Women in Washington” seminar which was pretty amazing. More women need to run for office!


$1.00 off 1 Jamba All Natural Frozen Smoothie Kit

$0.55 off one package of Brawny 2 Giant

Blogher ’12 – Friday Style

I was feeling incognito Friday. Ok  not really but my glasses totally worked with my outfit so I wore them. I rarely ever wear my glasses out, which is why I felt I was incognito. But it totally worked.



Glasses – Tiffany & Co.

Leopard Cardigan – Loft

Black Blouse – Old Navy

Black Stretch Skinny Jeans – Old Navy  (special thanks to GayNYCDad on the $10 gc)

Black Patent Leather Wedges – Sofft (courtesy of 6pm)


Blogher ’12 – Thursday Recap

Thursday was filled with off-site parties. I did not think I would manage to attend all 3 parties I wanted to, but to my surprise I did it. Woo Hoo!


First stop was the Social Luxe party at Arena NYC. Party goers could get massages, henna tattoos and more at this great event. The Social Luxe Hostesses love to pamper, polish, primp and party!

Vanessa Lachey was there (yes she’s due any minute now) and is an absolute sweetheart. First thing she said to me was she loved my Origami Owl necklace. Even the celebs love Origami Owl!



I learned from Jill Zarin that Real Housewives don’t use rags, they SpotBot it with the BISSELL SpotBot. Another sweetheart and super down to earth. She has some super cool things in the works so stay tuned.


Up next the CAbi Style Suite party at The London Hotel hosted by MomTrends and Savvy Sassy Moms. I got my lips done (no not injections, lipstick application) by Makeup Forever, had a hand and arm massage from the Mama Mio folks, drank a bellini and chatted with the CAbi people about their company. Attendees were able to shop, try on CAbi clothes and walk away with two pieces of their choice. Sweet! Here is what I selected:

My final stop of the night was the Social Soiree party held at Murals on 54 in the Warwick Hotel. Here I chatted with a number of coupon and deal sites like Fat Wallet and Ebates. I also had my first experience with bacon wrapped dates. Where have you been all my life?


I started off the Blogher festivities on a great note with these fab parties. I had the best time and made some amazing connections and new friends.



Heading to Blogher ’12?

Heading to Blogher ’12?


Being unfamiliar with a city can often be overwhelming. Which is why I thought I’d compile a few of my favorite NY city spots for you. If you end up visiting one of them let me know what you think.


Here are a few of my favorite New York spots.

Red Door Spa 

Tratorrio Dopo Teatro

ABC Kitchen

China Grill 




Feel free to check out my posts on Blogher ’10 also:

Celebrity Spottings at Blogher ’10 

Fashion with Rebecca Weinberg

Let’s Talk About Swag Baby 



Live Healthy and LOVE IT with Dannon® Oikos®** Greek Nonfat Yogurt!


I’m a Dannon Brand Ambassador for Blogher ’12 and couldn’t be more excited! When Dannon contacted me to work with them during Blogher I was thrilled. I’ve been eating Dannon since I was a kid. I mean who hasn’t?


We all know that Greek Yogurt is AMAZING for you. I’m a big fan of Activia and was delighted to be able to try Dannon Oikos. I knew it had to be great. All their products are. I headed to the store and purchased the strawberry and the blueberry Oikos.


And…. YUM!!!! Who knew something that was so good for you tastes great too? Not to mention it filled me up. Make breakfast your favorite time of day with a delicious cup of Dannon® Oikos® Greek yogurt!


Here’s the deets on this great new line:


With Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt, you can live healthy and love it while cutting down on your morning crunch time. The fresh taste will wake you up your taste buds and help get you ready for whatever the day brings!

Made from an authentic Greek straining method that, Dannon Oikos is a creamy-thick (and easy!) addition to your morning routine. With twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt* and 0% fat, all you need is a spoon to get and stay on a nutritious track, without compromising on great taste.

Check out some of the other benefits of this delicious product, as well as detailed nutritional information below!


·        Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt is creamy-thick, made through an authentic Greek straining process, and is an excellent source of protein. Each cup of Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt contains twice the amount of protein of other lowfat yogurts and is 0% fat.**

·        Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt contains active yogurt cultures and ranges from 80 calories (plain) to 140 calories (fruit on the bottom) per 5.3 oz cup.

·        Dannon® Oikos® Strawberry and Blueberry 0% fat yogurts beat Chobani® 2:1 in a national taste test.***

·        Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt is available nationwide in single-serve cups in many delicious flavors Plain, Vanilla and Fruit on the Bottom Blueberry, Strawberry, Peach, Black Cherry, and new flavors Pineapple and Apricot Mango. Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt is also available in 32oz containers, which are great for cooking!

 ·        Dannon Oikos Greek Traditional is a whole milk Greek yogurt blended with delicious fruit (3g of saturated fat per 5.3 oz.). It comes in three flavors: Strawberry, Raspberry and Key Lime.

·        Rich and creamy Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt can help you kick start your day on the right track as part of a balanced breakfast packed with protein6, all while not giving up great taste!

·        Live healthy and LOVE IT with Dannon Oikos Greek nonfat yogurt. Taste our new flavors: Apricot Mango and Pineapple!


* Oikos is a registered trademark of Stonyfield Farm, Inc. used under license by The Dannon Company, Inc.

**Contains 14% more of the DV of protein (7g) than regular lowfat yogurt

*** Dannon Oikos Blueberry and Strawberry nonfat yogurts were preferred on taste to Chobani’s Blueberry and Strawberry nonfat yogurts in a national-paired taste test.


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I am proud to serve as Dannon’s Blog Ambassador for BlogHer and encourage you to check out their booth at the conference in NYC, August 2-4, 2012. To experience their new flavors, look for Dannon at BlogHer 2012 in NYC at booths  204, 206 and 208!

Disclaimer: I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt.  I have been compensated for my time commitment to review the product.  However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.