I’m finally getting the chance to show you all my fun photos from the SoCal Social!
My co-planner Viv from The V Spot and I had such a blast again this year! I feel so lucky to be able to put this event on with her – she is such a good friend and an inspiration to me!
Photo credit: The V Spot
As you can see we had a bright sunny day this year in the Orange Circle! It was a little toasty for me, but it was still a beautiful day.
One of my favorite things about the SoCal Social is that it is purely social. We all love creating and learning, but sometimes it’s also fun to just hang out and get to know other bloggers in a relaxed, low pressure way. I loved seeing all the attendees get to know each other, meet up with new and old friends, and just enjoy the day shopping, eating and talking!
Our attendees met in the center of the circle to pick up their bags and nametags – then they were off to visit all the amazing shops in the circle. This is seriously my favorite place to shop – there are sweet boutiques, antique stores galore, and all sorts of yummy things to eat!
I want to go back right now!!
After the shopping we met up at Avila’s restaurant for dinner, dessert, giveaways, and listening to our amazing speakers: Eva LaRue and Mark Montano.
Avila’s took such good care of us again this year too! I can’t gush about their yummy food and fabulous staff enough.
Our dessert was provided by Creative Cakes and wow. Mini Eclairs, brownies, bars, chocolate covered strawberries. . . it was all super pretty and so good!
We were blown away again this year by all our sponsor donations and giveaways. We had huge swag bags for our attendees at the dinner, in addition to all the goodies they picked up on the Swag Walk.
Eva and Mark both talked about overcoming your fears and dreaming big. They really challenged our attendees to go for their dreams! They tied in perfectly with the darling printables Mique from The Queen Bee Market made for our attendees!
In scrolling through my photos I realized I have hardly any this year of our attendees! I was too busy! You can definitely get a feel for the day and see all the fun we had if you scroll through the #socalsocial hashtag on Instagram. There are so many fun photos there!
You can also check out some of the recaps as people link them up on the SoCal Social blog.
If you missed out on the fun, hopefully you can join us next year! We’d love to see you there!