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

Celebrity Spottings at Blogher ‘10

Ok, so I knew there would be a couple of celebrities in advance of the Blogher conference, but there were a few surprises.

After I hit the registration table at Blogher, I went upstairs and a woman told me that Bruce Jenner was pouring OJ over at the Tropicana stations. I had to see.

Bruce Jenner & I

He was so nice. I told him how I’m a big fan of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and he chuckled and said “those girls sure give me a hard time don’t they”, I chuckled back.

A couple short hours into the conference, I met up with Rebecca Weinberg, Emmy award winning stylist from “Sex & The City” at the eBay Fashion Lounge. You may read my interview with Rebecca here.

Tamra Barney & I

So I heard that Tamra Barney from “The Real Housewives of Orange County” was going to be at the Quickie booth, so I had to take a look. She wasn’t there. As I was walking away, guess who was walking right towards me? In the same color dress no less. Yup! It was Tamra! She looked beautiful. I asked if I could get a quick photo with her and she said absolutely. Then she noticed my orange Linea Pelle bag and said “I have the same bag in tan”, I replied “No way, Linea Pelle?” She said “yup, I love their bags”. “Me too” I said and told her how I went to their first ever sample sale in NY recently and had a blast. Not only were we wearing the same color dress, we have the same bag. Ahhh kindred spirits! (Click here to read my Linea Pelle blog post.)

Padma Lakshmi & I

So the last celebrity of Day 1 was none other than Padma Lakshmi. The hubs loves her and I mean loves her. I knew in advance she was going to be there and joked with him about me being in the same room with her. So I made a sign. It read “We love Nick DeVito” and was hoping I could take a photo with it. I knew the hubs would love it. Padma was at the Hillshire Farms booth as part of their sandwich showdown. The staff loved that I made a sign to hold up with her. We took the picture and Padma gave me 2 autographed photos of her, one for me and one for the hubs.

Day 2 I ran into Tamra again. I wanted to see if she was wearing a navy dress like me. No such luck.

Veronica Webb & I

Then guess who was at the Eucerin booth? Super model Veronica Webb! First of all she is stunning and had the cutest dress on and beautiful jewelry from her own jewelry line. Second, she was super nice. I mean ok, all the celebrities were nice, but Veronica was so genuine. Her hair stylist was there with her too and just as sweet. I told her about my NJ Unemployed group I founded and she wanted to hear more. No sooner did we take a few photos, but she had already talked me up on Twitter. How cool! Eucerin has a great spokesperson in Veronica. She was super sweet.

*Veronica Webb’s jewelry line will be available in September. She promised her Blogher girls will be amongst the first to hear about it. Stay tuned!

Who would’ve thought all these celebrities would have been supporting their brands at Blogher? Certainly not me, but I loved every minute of it.