When Bloggers Meet Up
I’m back from being attacked!!!
Yes wild times and craziness was had by all at my latest mini blogger meet-up in BC.
This 56 second video shows that we can still “shake it shake it, like we’s supposed to” as well as some of the amazing vintage pieces we tried on at The House Of Vintage…one of my favourite places to shop when I’m in Vancouver.
I was let into the inner sanctum and mystery of Melanie AKA Bag and a Beret.
This included a visit to the super scary recycling room and her favourite spot…the well lit stairwell.
I can tell you that is everything you see here and so much
I’d like to share all of the juicy surprising details I gathered while visiting Melanie’s home and studio but then I’d have to kill you.
I also had the chance to visit with and enjoy the lovely company of Sue from A Colourful Canvas.
She looked like the picture of Spring in one of her handmade coats even though the weather was in fact quite awful as noted by my long coat, scarf and umbrella.
Don’t let the location of this retail store fool you. Yes, we took in some eye candy at The Room and TopShop however the only real shopping we did was secondhand.
What is wrong with this photo?
Sue and I have become one legged Siamese twin bloggers!!!
Our blog niche is minuscule because Sue has to make all of our clothes from scratch which is extra complicated because we are different sizes and each of us wants to dress differently to “stand apart” from the other.
Of course we managed to take time to eat.
There is always room for dessert.
This photo was when we were having fun with our cute waiter. Notice the twinkle in all of our eyes ; ) He was a blast.
We spent the first day taking lots of footage for our next blockbuster video.
I’m not kidding. We spent at least a good hour or more at Talize making fools of ourselves.
At one point Mel was on laid out on the floor with clothes scattered on top of her and shoes and boots all around like she had awoken from a thrift
nightmare dream. I towered victoriously above her, my foot planted firmly on her chest.
I overheard some woman rush over to the cashier and in a very concerned voice say,
“There is a lady that has fallen on the ground and someone else is stepping on her!”
Ah the joy of bloggy friends that have no shame.
Then we made some time for thrifting. Of course!
I call this dress wearing your Spanx on the outside.
I’m sure they ripped this dress out of Joan’s wardrobe from Mad Men. Stop Staring 1950’s wiggle dress reproduction size small.
Love the tag hanging off of Sue!
She is mighty fine and bought most of what she is wearing here.
Mel always steals the show…no matter where she goes.
If Charlie’s Angels were over 50 bloggers and thrift shoppers…
And if the golden booties fit…
We all loved these.
When you hang out with fashion bloggers people take notice.
We had one woman come up and take our photo when we were at The Bay.
I was literally forced to give my autograph to our cute waiter.
I forced my autograph onto the cute waiter.
Then while Mel and I were walking back to her place a guy spotted Melanie taking photos of me on this lit sidewalk.
He then offered to take some photos of us where we were promptly
accosted by some over zealous fans photobombed by some drunk guy.
The guy that captured these photos is an aspiring photographer. Shame I seem to have misplaced his card.
Really I’m not trying to punch Melanie in the chest. The photographer suggested I hold the umbrella there.
It almost looks like we are flying in that last photo.
Blogger meet-ups really are so much fun!
How I wish I lived closer to these two wonderful women.
I shall take a nap on some styrofoam now until next time.
Don’t you just wish you could have been there with us?
Linking up with my wonderful friend Patti over at Visible Monday.