Create & Cultivate

This past Saturday I had the honor of attending my first Create & Cultivate conference in my hometown of Chicago!  It was an action packed day, full of amazing speakers including Rach Parcell (Pink Peonies), Emily Jackson (Ivory Lane), Whitney Port (Whitney Port) and Jessica Sturdy (Bows and Sequins.  I was able to meet some amazing ladies from all over the world (literally!) who all share the same kind of passion as I do!  I also was able to learn so much more about the blogging world through helpful seminars and mentor sessions with super inspiring entrepreneurs.  I can’t wait for the next conference, wherever that may be! xoxo

Cactus wall πŸ™‚

Fueling up for the day!

First Panel:
Christina Mercando (Ringly)
Rachel Tipograph (
Jodie Patterson (DooBop)
Suzanne El Moursi (Mira Fitness)
Emily Motayed (Havenly)
Sonali Lamba (BrideSide)

Delicious macaroons courtesy of ShopStyle


2nd Panel:
Whitney Port
Rachel Parcell (Pink Peonies)
Jenny Bernheim (Margo and Me)
Cara Santana & Joey Maalouf (Glam App)

Blogger Bar, the cutest!!

Outside terrace

Breakfast is served

What could possibly be better than a wall of donuts?! (courtesy of Do-Rite)

Maven wine cocktails

McConnell’s ice cream (Santa Barbara).  I got salted caramel chip, so good!

3rd Panel:
Erica Domesek (PS I Made This)
Nadia Aboulhosn
Whitney Leigh Morris
Hillary Sawchuck (A Drink With)
Katie Sturino (Toast Meets World)- the sweetest rescue dog!
Soren Buchanan (Sprite Soren)

Backstage with Whitney Port!

Lulu & Georgia was a sponsor… If you’ve never heard of them, you have to check out their website… I want everything!  (Lulu & Georgia)

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