Wayfair Collage

I was lucky enough to win tickets, through Boston Bloggers, to the Wayfair Heart Home Conference.  So I spent the weekend in Boston.  I did some shopping, did some learning.. and I even managed to squeeze in a Fashion Blogger Event at the CambridgeSide Galleria.  See my boat ride through the Charles River (love that dirty water)…. and what I got in my amazing swag bags!

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It was a jam packed weekend!  I learned so much, and hopefully some of the tips and tricks I picked up will make Everyday Starlet even better!  Here are some highlights….

Thursday Night… I arrived at my hotel, and went to dinner.  My first time at Shake Shack was heavenly (I’m not ashamed to admit I went 3 times in one weekend)..

First time trying @shakeshack...I'm impressed ❤️ #shakeshake #shakefan
First time trying @shakeshack…I’m impressed ❤️ #shakeshake #shakefan

Friday…. I’m so used to working from home, or working “off” hours, that I didn’t anticipate rush hour traffic.  But I made it to the Copley Marriott in time… but I needed carbs to calm me down!

Very few things can get me up before the sun, dressed, makeup on, and driving in rush hour traffic to Boston.... the #wayfair #hearthome conference is one of them
Very few things can get me up before the sun, dressed, makeup on, and driving in rush hour traffic to Boston…. the #wayfair #hearthome conference is one of them

The panels were amazing, and we learned great tips about branding, design, and growning your YouTube channel.  Some of the panelists included: Peyton Lambton of HGTV’s Going Yard (you may remember her from The Bachelor, and her husband Chris Labton from the Bachelorette), Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty (one of my favorite blogs), Christiane Lemiex of Ellen’s Design Challenge, and YouTube star Summer Bellessa of The Girls with Glasses.

The keynote speaker was Maxwell Ryan of Apartment Therapy and Makeover America.  He was so inspirational about the future of design and of technology in general.  The light fixture in the main conference room had me mesmerized

This light fixture is mesmerizing #wayfair #hearthome

I never normally enter contest, because I never win, but since I won tickets to the conference I was feeling lucky.  I entered all the raffles and contest.  This was my entery to win some Wayfair furniture…

Obsessed with the pattern of this headboard #wayfair #hearthome #smartstuff
Obsessed with the pattern of this headboard #wayfair #hearthome #smartstuff

.. and I did the Joss & Main White Sofa challenge.  Basically they had a white sofa and a bunch of decor items that you could use to decorate it.  I didn’t win, but I had fun trying!

I did the @jossandmain white sofa challenge...leopard print, a camera, and a beauty book= Me #hearthome
I did the @jossandmain white sofa challenge…leopard print, a camera, and a beauty book= Me #hearthome

After Fridays panels and contests, I snuck further into Boston to Downtown Crossing to visit the new Primark.  It’s the first, and right now only, one in the USA.  It’s 4 floors and a little overwhelming, but I got some great accessories (like this hat)…

First visit to @primark ...got some goodies #primark #primarkboston
First visit to @primark …got some goodies #primark #primarkboston

Saturday… we went to the Wayfair offices in Boston (which are GORGEOUS BTW).  They had workshops all morning in different things, but I focused on photography.  My first class was with Brian Samuels of A Food For Thought .  We learned how to get great food shots for Instagram.  Rosebud Kitchen generously donated pies for us to photograph (and eat, of course)..

Food photography class with @myfoodthoughts & @rosebudkitchen #wayfair #hearthome
Food photography class with @myfoodthoughts & @rosebudkitchen #wayfair #hearthome

Then Gilit Cooper of The Bannerie taught us her ticks for a great Instagram shot…

Instagram styling class with @thebannerie...she's so much fun #wayfair #hearthome
Instagram styling class with @thebannerie…she’s so much fun #wayfair #hearthome

Sunday… since I was already in the city, I joined a fashion blogger event at the CambridgeSide Galleria.  We got to go on a cruise of the Charles River and learn all about the latest Fall fashions…

Just an ordinary Sunday afternoon on a blogger cruise through Cambridge/Boston talking about fashion....thanks to @cambridgesidegalleria #shopcambridgeside #sailsipshoprepeat #fallfashion #70sstyle
Just an ordinary Sunday afternoon on a blogger cruise through Cambridge/Boston talking about fashion….thanks to @cambridgesidegalleria #shopcambridgeside #sailsipshoprepeat #fallfashion #70sstyle

We got a swag bag with a ton of great stuff, but most memorable is the free slice of cheesecake we got to bring home from The Cheesecake Factory

Complimentary slice of Pumpkin Cheesecake from the @cheesecakefactory ....thanks to the @cambridgesidegalleria...is the perfect way to celebrate Fall...only now it'll be a tiny bit harder to fit into their amazing Fall fashions #sailsipshoprepeat #fallfashion #70sstyle
Complimentary slice of Pumpkin Cheesecake from the @cheesecakefactory ….thanks to the @cambridgesidegalleria…is the perfect way to celebrate Fall…only now it’ll be a tiny bit harder to fit into their amazing Fall fashions #sailsipshoprepeat #fallfashion #70sstyle

Talk about a sweet way to end the weekend!

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