Blog Podium 2

This past weekend, Nelson from our Marketing Department and I got the chance to attend Blog Podium ; the first and only conference series for Canadian Bloggers. You may remember from a few months ago, the lovely ladies behind Blog Podium; Lindsey of Little House Blog and Jennifer of Rambling Renovators, teamed up with AyA to create the Blog Podium Bound contest. Designers interested in attending the event, but were not in the Toronto area, were given the opportunity to create their dream kitchen mood board in hopes to win their flight, accommodations and ticket entrance into the event. We had several incredible entries and could not narrow it down to one, and in the end chose Barbara of Hodge Podge blog and Nancy of Marcus Design.


The event was held at the Arcadian Court and Lofts – the brand new renovated space was beautiful-perfect for a room full of design savvy bloggers! From the creative centerpieces of beautiful flowers and Blog Podium pencils, the conference began with a presentation from guest speaker Nicole of Making it Lovely from Chicago, followed by the panel of Bloggers and Businesses; which we found extremely informative hearing it from the two perspectives.

We also had the chance to meet our lovely contests winners, Barbara and Nancy. We were so overwhelmed with their sincere gratitude for being able to attend, it truly made us feel special to be able to connect with our design community and help them connect with their fellow bloggers. Amongst the brand vendors in attendance, there was a Home Sense smilebooth-what a fantastic idea! We snuck in the Home Sense smile booth-from Mango studios with our winners for a silly photo shoot to finish up our day and created some great memories.

We would like to thank the ladies of Blog Podium for giving us the opportunity to take part in this event, as well as a congrats again to our winners; it was wonderful to meet our Vancouver bloggers -we hope to see you again soon!

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2 thoughts on “Blog Podium

  1. Reply barbara@hodge:podge May 29, 2012 10:45 pm

    Thanks again for “shipping” us out! Nancy and I had a blast. We were incredibly thrilled to visit Toronto and for this opportunity!

  2. Reply Nancy@marcusdesign May 30, 2012 12:32 am

    What a lovely recap! We had such a blast, it was a trip I will not soon forget. I am so grateful for everything that AyA Kitchens has done for Barbara and I, thank you so much!! I learned so much at the conference and am so thankful for the opportunity! I hope we will meet again one day!


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