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.
Even the Barnes and Noble tables in the marketplace were dressed for the party.
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.
And of course, the food was fabulous, and
Cupcake party. The cupcake is sitting on a chocolate
Even the ice tea was presented beautifully.
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.