Style Collective Event




Happy Valentine’s day, pretties! I just wanted to share a little bit about my first blogger meet up on 🙂 Check out the details below!

When
The Style Collective Sisters get together, it’s a treat. And, when they get
together for a festive Valentine’s celebration in the South Bay, they head
straight to Shade Hotel, Redondo Beach. Located in the beautiful Redondo Beach
marina, there’s no more perfect venue to toast your Style Collective sisters in
high style. Set along the waterfront, this brand new property captures the
essence of the South bay vibe. Relaxed and family friendly, this is one hotel
that has perfected the customer service experience.

Greeting
us with a warm welcome and a sparkling champagne toast (and it was super yummy!), the staff at The Shade
embodies the essence of hospitality.  The Sea Level restaurant offers both waterfront dining or a
casual bar with views of the marina. Light, bright and cozy, Sea Level bar is a
great place for a casual evening.   The new hotel is the sister hotel
to Shade Manhattan Beach, which is a mainstay with it’s lovely cocktail bar and
outdoor patio.

In
true fashion blogger style, The SC Sisters were decked out in various shades of
red, pink and white and on a mission to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a
splash. The Shade made us feel so welcome and pampered us with a delicious
dining experience overlooking the scenic waterfront. The Sea Level Restaurant
is filled with comfy sofas and fire pits and it wasn’t long before the sofas
were overflowing with colorful fashion bloggers excitedly chattering away.
Serving up the crispiest, mouth watering pizza loaded with carmelized onions
and the tastiest goat cheese, the women were definitely enjoying the treats
along with the atmosphere. Alongside, our waiters brought out the freshest beet
salad with arugula pesto and toasted pistachios to top it off. The piece de
resistance was a tasty citrus cured hamachi with one of the most beautiful
presentations in town. We laughed and we toasted as we began forming new
connections, sharing our fashion blogging and life journeys together.

 

 

It
wouldn’t be a fashion blogging event without raffle prizes and goodie bags
filled with treasures.
Dermalogica won us
all over with gifts of their daily superfoliant.
Core Water provided the natural refreshments
with their classic water as well as several fruit flavored varieties. Core is
known for it’s high quality reverse osmosis process which helps to balance the
alkalinity in our bodies. The precious centerpieces were handmade for us by a
fabulous company called,
Lette
Macarons
. These special treats were made of the lightest and tastiest
macaroons I’ve ever tried. In the most vivid colors representative of the
holiday, they definitely set the tone for a festive afternoon.
 Rounding out the gift bags was a gift from
Bloomingdale’s and the
Kiehl’s counter. Balloon Celebrations delivered an enormous truckload of balloons.
Balloon Celebrations went out of
their way to ensure the event was a success by setting a lively and fun vibe.
They even created a special balloon design as a gift for our celebration!

Debbie
Savage, one of the SC sisters and the creator of @tothineownstylebetrue brought
along some awesome raffle prizes donated by
GuiltySoles.com. Guilty
Soles is known for fabulous trendy shoes at ridiculously affordable prices.
From over the knee boots, to sassy kicks and strappy sandals, Guilty Soles will
have you stepping out in style without parting with your wallet. The company
kindly donated several pair of shoes for the raffle and gifted every blogger a
$30 gift card to use on their site. There’s no easier way to win over a fashion
blogger’s heart than with a new pair of shoes! I already have three pairs in my shopping cart and it’s a hard choice to narrow down 😉

It
was a wonderful afternoon of cocktails, conversation and connection. Of course, being the fashion bloggers we are, we capped the day off with a photo shoot. Since we were at the beach, the blustery winds proved to be a challenge but we were up to the task.
Maneuvering the gigantic balloons, the SC sisters were on a mission to make it
happen.  We had a blast as the balloons set the tone for the day,
delightfully uplifting everyone’s spirits.

All photos credited to @goirishphotog

I’m
pretty sure I’m speaking for the South Cal Style Collective sisters when I say
that joining
Annie Spano and The Style Collective is one of
the best decisions I have ever made. As #GirlBosses, we’ve developed a bond
like no other united in bringing beauty to the world and to one another.
Fashion is a powerful medium and we are delighted to be on this journey
together. Women of all ages are always welcomed with open arms. It was really neat to meet bloggers that I had connected with on Instagram in real life. I drove a little under 3 hours both ways in traffic and rain to make the event and at one point was afraid I would miss it completely due to snow. Luck was on my side as the drive wasn’t too terrible and after the rain came an abundance of sunshine. I’m so glad I was able to attend because I formed so many new friendships. I can’t wait for the next one!

Thank
you so much to our amazing and generous sponsors:

Thank
you to our stylish SC Sisters from Southern California for driving as far as
San Diego or flying from San Francisco to attend…that’s dedication if I ever saw it lol!

Hope you have an amazing Valentine’s Day!

xo

 


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