Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Au Revoir, Off to the Southern C Summit!

I'm just SO giddy with excitement right now you guys!!!! 

Late tonight I jump on a plane down to Charleston, South Carolina (only my favorite place on earth!) to attend The Southern C Summit with my bestie and fellow blogger Allie

While I'll be a bit silent here on the blog, you can see every moment on Snapchat - @ephilli (and most likely Insta too). 

I've been a fan of The Southern C for quite some time when I became addicted to the oh so valuable content they distribute in their weekly newsletters (sign up in the blue box on the right). After connecting with the lovely team at The Southern C, they even asked for me to join as a Contributor to their blog. You can see my first post for them here. This post was also featured on their newsletter. 

It's a packed agenda, not to mention I definitely want to fit in time with my other bestie (and soon to be Mrs. bestie) who is having us at her home for the duration of the conference #shesthebest. 

And can I make a confession? Y'all, it took me all weekend to pack. We've got an agenda full of fun workouts, conference sessions, amazing dinners and leisurely sightseeing. What's a girl to pack in just a carry on (edit: I am now checking a bag, ha!)?! I followed these posts (here, here, here) to help guide me on what to wear to a conference of this type.

On Day One some of the highlights for me include a class at Barre South, getting my swag bag, the Nightcap at Striped Pig Distillery and the session From Blogger to Brand with some of my all time favorite bloggers: 
(who has the most adorable babe Charlie who frequents her Snapchat - @lizadamsss)

After this full day, I'm also meeting up for cocktails with some fellow bloggers at Zero George (coordinated by the lovely Byrdhouse PR), I can't wait!

Day Two jumps right in with networking before sessions and the end of the day's "Cocktails and Conversation". As for sessions this day, I couldn't pick just one I am looking forward to as they all sound so fab, but these two jumped out - Growing and Monetizing your Online Presence (by the founder of Womanista) and Brand Collaborations (featuring BURU, HATCH, Cotton + Quill and my fav Emily McCarthy).  

Friday wraps up with detoxing poolside yoga and a brunch at Le Creuset headquarters. I'm so excited to get back to the Atelier! The last time I was there was when they were my client at an ad agency I worked for and I was organizing a photo shoot for an upcoming campaign. 

After the Summit wraps, I head to Candlefish with a few fellow attendees for a candle making class. Then Allie and I get to enjoy Charleston until we head to Greenville the next morning to prep for Sully's 1st birthday party!

Make sure to stay in touch (Snapchat - @ephilli, Insta, Facebook + here on the blog in the comments)!

PS: Don't miss yesterday's post which is Round Two in the Pink Door Blog Hop where we announced a discount code and fun giveaway with Design Darling.
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