Monday, July 26, 2010

Austin Bleet-Up: Blogger Smorgasbord!

I'm not gonna lie, people. This Bleet-Up photo booth got a little out of control.

Maybe because we were all so deliriously happy it didn't rain.

Maybe because Jennie Chen (from MisoHungry) brought a puppy!

Or, maybe, because our props included a coconut bra, Bon Jovi wig, and fake chest hair.

All of which bring out a different side in people!

which austin bloggers do you spot?

Pause. This is the crew from Kohana Coffee, who came and sampled their delicious Cold Brew at the Bleet-Up!

Event planner people, I'd like to strongly recommend this group for your next party.

Our folks were crazy about their coffee, and on top of that, Piper Jo - second from left, one of the co-founders of Kohana - is just really cool. When I got to Four Seasons, visibly flustered because I was 99% sure it was going to rain, she hugged me and said, "so what if it does? We'll party inside!"

It was exactly what I needed to hear.

By a singular miracle, it did not rain! But all the same, I really want to thank Four Seasons for graciously agreeing to do the whole event outdoors, even though the sky was threatening to open up and pour on us. The staff went out on a limb to accommodate our group, and speaking of the staff, they're extra fun to hang out with!

Heh. Here's a server I grabbed to take a picture with me. We're holding appetizer sausages.

More madness:

Flicktress Cory Ryan is a little bit magical, non?

Cory has the ability to make all of her subjects look so warm, energetic, and vibrant. I joke with her that since she was my wedding photographer (three years ago), she doesn't have a choice - she's stuck with me for LIFE! I don't plan parties that often, but when I do, she's my go-to gal for photo booths.

More glorious Bleet-Up pics here.

And finally, thank you to everyone who came to the Bleet-Up! It's a crime how much fun I have doing this.

Thank you, Candace Carlisle, for getting there early and calming me down. Thank you badass goodie bag sponsors, Snap Kitchen, TRIO, Austin Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, and more. Thank you weather, thank you glass(es) of wine, and most of all, thank you bloggers  for helping make our city the radass place it is.

You all are too fun!


Camille @ Style Notes said...

Major amounts of fun, captured to perfection (Cheers to Cory!) So many amazing people packed into one space, that I just spotted several in the above photos that I didn't even get to talk to but am now dying to meet! Can't wait for the next one...

Jodi said...

These pics were so fun to look at! Everyone is gorgeous! Especially Jennie's puppy :-)

visionquester said...

Thank YOU again for putting all of it together. You are a busy lady and you don't have to be the one who does it, but we are all so glad that you do! You are fabulous, lady!

Heather Howell said...

You, my dear, are absolutely adorable! Looks like a blast!

Hipstercrite said...

Tolly- I had so much freakin' fun. I want more!!!

Kristen said...

omg. this looks like so much fun. I am SO THERE at the next one!

DalenaVintage said...

So fun and geez, can I just say that last photo is AHMAZIN!!!

magnolia*mama said...

everytime someone is wearing that curly blonde wig in a photo I think it's me/

pinksundrops said...

Cory is amazing!

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Camille - Thanks for coming!! You and your little assistant are pretty freakin' presh.

@VisionQuester - Aw, shucks! THANKS! Lauren Modery (Hipstercrite) and I discussed possibly doing a more low-key version of the Bleet-Up more our successful social media counterparts, the Tweet-Up crew. Whaddaya think?

@Heather Howell - When do you get here?? Also, thank you for the sweet compliment. The advantage of having your own blog is you can leave out all the un-adorable pictures of yourself. ;)

@Hipstercrite - I think we need to chest-bump next time we see each other. Yeah?

@Kristen - Yeah ya are. If I have to kidnap you! ;)

@DalenaVintage - Miss having you here in Austin. And, thanks dollface. :)

@Magnolia*Mama - Haha. It is kind of Sarah-esque.

@PinkSunDrops - I know! I totally love her lively photography...and her, as a person.

Austin Eavesdropper said...

I'd also just like to apologize for my annoying emoticon habit. It's getting harder for me to communicate online WITHOUT using emoticons.


Nicole Carbon said...

I am so friggin bummed I missed this FABULOUS event Tolly is awesome and a rock star!

Le Tigre said...

I woke up and said to myself, "Self what the hell did you say last night?"
I hate it when that happens. However, I had a blast with you and Gary exclamation point. !!! :-)

Heather Howell said...

I roll into town September 10th. WOOT WOOT! So excited (and a wee bit scared).

Beth H said...

I'm with Kristen - next time i am SO there! These pictures are awesome! Look at that adorably preggers Indiana with the hamburger! Anslee & Anne Marie always bring the sass, of course. and hey, is that a WonderCraft-inspired upcycled t-shirt flower I spy on your dress there, Tolly?
: )

Kay said...

So glad that the word is out the Kohana crew is FANFREAKINTASTIC!