Chicago Biz Ladies Meet-Up (The Recap)
I learned many things at last night’s amazing Chicago Biz Ladies Meet-Up. First of all, that Design*Sponge is one popular lady. The event was packed with fabulous creative ladies! I was really excited to meet some of them & look forward to posting about their work. Secondly, I learned that I am in dire need of a new camera. Only a few of the pictures I took turned out. So, if people are here for the first time looking for pictures of the event, I am so sorry! If anyone has a good suggestion for a small digital camera that works with people with shaky hands like mine, PLEASE let me know. All of my shots of the crowds & presentations last night are too blurry to post. I do have this adorable picture of the petite Grace & a ghastly picture of me:
My friend Stacy took this picture. (Thanks for joining me girl! I had a blast.) Another thing I learned last night is that I am desperately in love with Jayson Home & Garden. This place is magical. Here are two photos of little areas in the shop that actually turned out:
I adore these deer heads. Where I grew up in Wyoming, there were a lot of homes that had real animal trophies on the walls. I think I prefer the non-dead variety!
Guess who came home with the blue Robot Ornament? I think this is so awesome! (This photo came from the Jayson Home & Garden website, by the way!) The speakers were wonderful. I was very inspired by Grace’s ideas on PR & Marketing. It was also great to meet Stephanie, the Chicago girl behind Agnes & Hoss. I will be discussing the gorgeous products she’s designing next week, when her website goes live. Also, I discovered that her studio is a few blocks away from where I live, so I think a little tour will be in order. (I will have to drag Casey along to take the pictures; he’s my steady-hand man!) All in all, it was a fantastic event. I left with a lot of inspiration & am really excited for the future. A big thanks to all the speakers & especially to Grace. You guys totally rocked it!