Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Remarkable Lineup of Talent

As I travel home, let me share part of the stellar lineup of talent the organizers of Blogfest 2011 gathered together this past week. Amazingly fun and inspiring!


The endearing Barbara Berry and Lakeitha


Suzanne Kasler, who was incredibly down to earth and friendly, in a beautiful vignette she created.


The handsome and brilliant Thomas O'Brien at the same venue...


...I found myself nearly at a loss for words.


With Bryn. I have to say...they looked pretty great posing together!


My strange picture with Thom Filicia. Who cares, I ADORE his fabrics!


And finally, the new powerhouse behind Architectural Digest, Margaret Russell.

I'm exhausted. This is the most talking I've done in weeks...and I seriously can't wait to get home! It's nice to know while all this exciting stuff is going on, meeting the most amazing people and seeing some inspiring design stuff (that I'll share in a post or two next week), that most of all I just missed being home and being with my family.

27 comments :

  1. I love Thom! He's my back-up boyfriend if it doesn't work out with Nate.
    Looks like you had a great time.

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  2. Wow, how exciting, Janell! What an amazing group of talented professionals you had an opportunity to meet and chat with {and get a photo with}. I hope you have your own office at home that you can show off these pics! : )

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  3. Mary, thanks for the early morning laugh as I pass through my old "stomping ground" and your area, Chicago. Thom, Nate...I like your thinking! Janell

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  4. You are a doll Janell!! How exciting to spend time with such talented and inspiring peeps.
    Hugs~
    T

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  5. Is it wrong that I'm already looking forward to next year? I can't wait to actually go to Blogfest- so incredible. So happy to have met you in person- you're even more adorable in real life!!

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  6. What a fantastic experience, It must of been fun to just be in a room with all that talent!

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  7. WoW! how fun! and what an amazing experience of a lifetime! and Thom!! love him!! and Suzanne Kasler OH EM G!!!!

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  8. What a fun trip!! I have to agree..the anticipation and being out of town is great but there is nothing that is better than returning home to family .

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  9. I just came across some great Thom Felicia fabrics at Calico Corners while looking for things for my guest bedroom. I like the look of all of them.

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  10. What a neat experience to meet all these wonderful designers in one spot! I have an off topic question for you though... where did you get those adorable nude ballet flats you are wearing and are they comfortable? I've been looking for a pair like this that is super comfy for our upcoming vacation. Fingers crossed, they are still available.

    Margaret from Texas

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  11. How fun is it to meet all these talented designers and learn a thing or two? Looking forward to hear more regarding the Blogfest event!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  12. interesting to see all your photos...especially with Margaret Russell and Thom Filicia...lovely greetings

    http://design-elements-blog.com/

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  13. Well I see you were busy with all the movers and the shakers of the design world :) Only the A list..huh? lol....what a great and amazingly talented group they were able to get together!! Impressive to say the least...so can't wait to be there next year...very exciting. Thanks for the highlights!! Great pictures.

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  14. Wow, I'm envious of your fabulous trip. You met some pretty awesome folks. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

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  15. Lucky lucky you!!!!!!
    Looks like a fabulous time!
    XO

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  16. Can't wait to hear more about your experience. Hope you have safe travels.

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  17. You look so cute in all of those shots. I LOVE Margaret Russell. So envious. What a fantastic experience. I am sure it will be nice to be home, though.

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  18. oh how much fun! Look forward hearing more about it.

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  19. oh gosh the movers & shakers of design! how amazing...may I just say u look simply adorable Janell!:)

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  20. What a wonderful experience you had in NY! Great photos of you, too.

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  21. Janell,
    It was really nice to meet and speak with you. Wasn't blogfest so much fun and inspirational? You are so right, they did an amazing job on the line-up!

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  22. Look at you, all famous! Glad you had a good time!

    Kelly

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  23. What an incredible experience.....meeting some great talent and so many new bloggers I expect! And I agree...there is no place like home :)

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