Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blog Events: QSW Spring 2012 Water Dancer

Last night I went to my first blog event in LA and for me it was a BIG deal. Exactly one year ago marks the date when I really began to hit blog events hard, and on the regular. Going to blog events has opened so many doors for me. Plus they are confidence builders and I've met so many amazing people at them. Is it absurd to say partying on the weekly changed my life in the best way possible?
Well you all knew I was a party animal. So that can't REALLY surprise you.
You know I had to make new friends to join me in the Photobooth.
And beyond being an anniversary for myself, last night felt full circle for me. The event last night was hosted by Quiksilver Women, a line designed for "women" like myself who wore Roxy as teenagers but are now all grown up.
As a teenager was a huge Roxy Quiksilver fan. So much so, that for my senior project my Mom contacted Roxy and arranged to have me flown down to Huntington Beach to job shadow one of their fashion designers. I came home with stars in my eyes and bags & bags of swag. I was hooked on dreaming after that experience.
Meeting the Quiksilver Women Team & designer John Moore was an absolute thrill and I was honored to be in attendance with some of best and most stylish bloggers out there (Emily from cupcakes & cashmere & Liz of Late Afternoon to name a couple). And I just adored Quiksilver's Water Dancer video & concept, which compared the beauty of ballet & surfing; two of my favorite things to watch but can only clumsily attempt. It was an amazing night to say the least and I'm counting my blessing, all of them.
These LA girls sure know how to rock the heck out a photobooth!
The amazing spread at Everleigh on Sunset. It was such an awesome venue and I love farm to table restaurant concepts.
There was a craft table at the event where you could make friendship bracelets out of the Quiksilver Women fabric scraps.
It was such a cute idea & a great way to meet new friends.
Oh and for good measure, I just wanted to share that I submitted my survivor application & video. Because when I say I'll do something, I do it, far fetched as it may seem. Let's just say Tom's founder Blake Mycoskie and his book Start Some That Matters has really inspired me.
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Happy Wednesday y'all. I'm almost ready to pack up & head north, almost.


  1. What a fun event! Ahh I love all the exploring you are doing! And best of luck with your survior application! XO

  2. Oh amber, this is fabulous. And good luck with the application to Survivor. You'd be awesome in it.

  3. Awesome to meet you, Amber!! Let's make LA blog events a regular thing ;)


  4. Good Luck with Survivor, they should totally cast you for the show!!


  5. Congrats on the big event! Nothing better than celebrating progress.

  6. Every time I read about blogger events, they look like so much fun. Maybe I should start planning one! =)

  7. Looks like such a fun event and what great pictures! Oh yes, and congrats on filling out your application for "Survivor!" Woo Hoo!!!

    Liesl :)

  8. Looks like so much fun! I love that you applied for Survivor by the way!!!!

  9. Ooooh! I hope you make the audition!!

  10. Awww looks like a blast! I'd love to be involved in a blog event! How do you find out about them???