Have you ever experienced that feeling when you attend a conference, learn a lot, reconnect with friends while making new ones and leave with a ton of fresh ideas? That was how I felt when I returned to work after a week at SPINCon2013 in Atlantic City. Honestly, 'where do I start?' crossed my mind more than once while sorting through unread emails and updating content- a major sign of a thought-provoking conference. >>
The end of May marks the start of a long "wedding season" in my friend group and with that comes many hours of driving. And while the trek may be stressful, it's always worth it once celebrating alongside your closest college friends- or at least that's what I remind myself of when I'm cursing my ability to lose cards with addresses on them or struggling to find the perfect gift or getting lost in a small town I will never visit again.
No matter where you're heading, executing a road trip is a bit of an art. Here is my checklist before committing to a long drive: >>
The season may be spring but the weather clearly hasn't gotten the memo. In an effort to ease my spring fever, I decided to embark on one of those Pinterest DIY projects you pin to a board without any intention of giving it a try. This is where our M+E summer opener was born, out of desperation for warmth and an excuse to play with pretty flowers for a few days.>>
Wow! This year's Best Of Awards were phenominal and before I go into detail gushing about our amazing local industry, I have to give the credit to our event team, Andrea Kopfmann and Dahlia Brue. Without them, this party wouldn't have happened- ladies, you were great! >>
We're so lucky to live in a state with many amazing options for housing our meetings and events. I don't know about you, but it feels as if there's never enough time to stop in and get to know the people behind every venue on your must-see list. >>