I had a great time at Blogher. I arrived in New York after a fairly quick bus ride from Boston on Thursday. The first night I stayed in The Four Points by Sheraton near the Port Authority and that was a cute, comfortable hotel. My room was small but the bed was awesome. It was really comfortable. I wish I had stayed there all weekend.
I had thrown my stuff on the bed already before I remembered to take the picture. That bed was wicked soft! I love soft beds.
Even the bathroom was cute. The towels were soft and there was pressure in the shower. A big plus in my book!
That night, I went to an event put on by Kaspersky Labs on Internet Security with the release of the updated version of their security software. I learned quite a bit and will be doing a separate post about what I learned there.
On Friday morning, I transferred over to the Hilton. Now, I am not one normally to complain much but I was a little upset at the whole check in process at the Hilton. I knew I was definitely not getting into my room in the morning but I was told 1:00 pm by the clerk at the desk. I had made my plans for the day based on 1 pm. It rolled around and I was told that no, sorry, it is now 3 pm. I was not happy. I had lots of bags I was carrying around. I was tired and irritable. Luckily, I got into my room on the 12th floor at 3 pm because if I hadn’t, I am not sure what might have ensued.
I enjoyed the Newbie breakfast. I was a bit overwhelmed at the thought of me only knowing a few people at the conference and when I got to the breakfast, I sat at a table with friendly people and was put at ease. Tropicana stuff was all over the table. I love how the squeeze oranges looked in the bowl.
I didn’t do much else on Friday during the day because of the room debacle that I was exhausted and before I knew it it was time to go to the Aiming Low EzPz party held at the Robert Restaurant.
This is the dress I choose to wear on Friday night. It was supper comfortable if not a little revealing. I gave up on trying to keep from showing my bra in the front. It was a losing battle.
I loved the view from the Robert Restaurant. It was gorgeous with the sun setting.
Here is the view facing Central Park. I love the tall buildings on the other side of the park. I really am an urban girl at heart. I don’t think I could live that far away from a city.
The party was hopping. I went alone and while I did feel a bit awkward, I met a bunch of people and had a great time. It pays to take a chance and go alone sometimes.
After the party, I did not want to go back to my room alone so I stopping in for a drink at the hotel bar, Bridges. I am glad I did. I met some great women that I would not have met had I not gone for that drink. I was worried that I would not “click” with people while I was there and I was wrong!
I also sort of met a fellow Bostonian in the elevator earlier and I should have known better. When will I stop falling for good eyes, smooth talking and good looks? He was also at the bar and supposedly is an attorney in Lowell, which I don’t get to very often so the odds of running into him again are next to none. I flirted with him and stuff but hotel flings do not last. When will I learn? He was handsome, if a goober. More on the goober in Part 2.
Blogher was definitely what I made of it.