Creative Connecting

Last month I had the opportunity to attend a powerful networking event called The Creative Connection. Subtitled Women*Passion*Business, it brought together women who, as co-founder Jo Packham described it, “express their heart with their hands.” There were sessions on blogging, developing a business, working with sponsors, to name a few. Ultimately, my takeaway message was, be true to your voice, be true to your heart, and keep believing yourself and your work.

Because it was the Creative Connection, every detail was presently so beautifully. The conference included four meals and each time the table decorations were stunning. I love details, especially creative and pretty ones, so I was in heaven. Christine Hoffman was responsible for all the table decorations, as well as the Barnes and Noble tables.

One table setting featured eye candy from Matthew Mead, along with a lovely necklace from The Vintage Pearl, and another used fabric from Kaari Meng’s French General as a centerpiece.

Photography of art and details
Even the Barnes and Noble tables in the marketplace were dressed for the party.

Barnes and Noble table
I had the pleasure of meeting Holly Becker, writer of the wildly popular decor8 blog (no, that’s not me in the photo with her, just in case you were wondering). She was one of the keynote speakers and her warmth and charm filled an entire ballroom.

Holly Becker at Creative Connection
And of course, the food was fabulous, and beautiful.

Food photography by PhotoMura Images
Cupcake party. The cupcake is sitting on a chocolate chair!

Food photography by PhotoMura Images
Even the ice tea was presented beautifully.

Food photography by PhotoMura Images
The credit for all of this wonderfulness goes to the Dream Team of, from left, Nancy Soriano, Jo Packham, visionary and editor-in-chief of Where Women Create and Where Women Cook, and Brandy Shay (missing: Christine Hoffman).

Jo signed my book, Where Women Cook Celebrate!, and somehow, she knew what was in my heart.

Jo Packham, photo by PhotoMura Images



Beth Evans-RamosOctober 10, 2011 - 5:56 pm

Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse of this wonderful event through your gorgeous photos!

Julie | PhotoMura ImagesOctober 10, 2011 - 6:03 pm

This was only the tip of the iceberg of Creative Connection. Next year you’ll be right there alongside us!

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