For me, BlogHer ’12 went out with a BOOM, and I was even able to give my regards to Broadway.
Daughter Laura admonished me that I needed cuter flats. I found this pair a few weeks ago at Nordstroms Rack. I had them on and was doing conference things, when a woman said, “I love your shoes.” As a not-great-shoe person, I felt triumphant. My shoes were stars for one sparkling moment.
I marched in said shoes fifteen happy blocks to the B(L)oomers Party, sponsored by BoomBox Network, with help from The Succulent Wife.
The Succulent Wife’s credo is: “For us, succulence is about truly tasting and experiencing life.” Since I just went to my high school reunion, I especially love Senior Editor Audrey van Petegem’s take on her high school reunion.
Off Site New York, a newly renovated space, was the cool venue for the party. Love when old spaces get fresh lives.
BoomBox displayed quotes on aging. Since I’m a Madeleine L’engle fan, my favorite was this one:
A screen flashed images celebrating the theme of Beauty & Widsom by photographer Robbie Kaye.
Beauty product demonstrations took place in the loft. Some of you may remember the Epilady of our youth. Ouch! This is the improved, gentler version.
Loved my festive favor bag! I even found a button for my collection, created by Not Done Yet, “a hip, new lifestyle brand dedicated to inspiring people to feel ageless at any age!”
The BlogHer conference is teeming with smart, energetic, innovative young women. If one is age conscious (which I admit I am, some) the atmosphere can be somewhat intimidating.
Joy! I walked into the BoomBox party to a room of smart, energetic, innovative women closer to my age.
When I announce I’m a menopause blogger, I almost always get a smile or an, “Ah yes. Menopause.” I invited the women I met at the party to write guests posts for Friend for the Ride. Crossing my fingers they will.
And speaking of youth, Laura from Storymix Media did video interviews with the guests. After she interviewed me, we chatted about Storymix Media.
When Laura discovered I’m mom to Kath of Katheats she tweeted that this was her most starstruck moment at BlogHer. She’s been following Kath for years. Ah thanks, Laura. I’m starstruck by Kath too, but after all, I’m her mother.
My glittery shoes took me home by way of the starry lights of Broadway. What a New York night!
Thanks too Chris Bradshaw of BoomBox and Audrey Petegem and everyone else for the lovely party.
And thanks again to Estroven and the Good Sleep Challenge for sending me to NYC.