Last month after all the voting was completed for the Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers of 2014, Vancouver Mom threw a fabulous party to celebrate all the nominees of the year. Normally in a social situation I would bring Evan with me, it’s a no-brainer to bring your spouse as your date. Except in this case, I highly doubt any man wants to be in the same room as over 100 mom bloggers who for the most part are in committed relationships. Don’t get me wrong there were a few brave men there and I applaud them, but for me it wasn’t something I was going to force him to do. Naturally you would assume I would have brought a friend with me instead, but no I opted to go solo. For me going solo was a big deal, I don’t normally go to ANY social event by myself. I am not one to normally throw myself out there, but if I can throw myself out there on the internet then I should be able to do it in person. Right? Seems logical to me. So I headed off to the celebration by myself, I won’t lie, I was extremely nervous. Aside from “knowing” some of the fellow bloggers online via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and their blogs, I had never met one person attending in person. Once that first sip of wine hit my lips and knowing that there were others in the same situation as I, my nerves calmed a bit.
The evening itself was a great time, Vancouver Mom had pulled all the stops to ensure their 2014 nominees were celebrated in style. The event, Five, was appropriately named as this was the fifth year it had taken place, was held at the JAC by Jacqueline Conoir showroom in Vancouver. We sipped wine, mingled about and shopped the racks of the showroom. We were treated to a fashion show of the Summer line, 4 of the past Top 30 nominees were the models and they did a fabulous job.
Chocolate arts was there sampling chocolate and boy was it delicious!
Par-T Perfect Vancouver had a glitter tattoo station set up for us, it was super cute and would be perfect for a child’s party. They also paired up with Vairdy Photography for a glam wall. The glam wall was lots of fun and let us show off are goofy side with our new friends.
Overall I had a fabulous time at the event, the whole experience has opened so many new doors for me. In such a short time I have met so many new amazing women, some whom I have been able to create friendships with outside of the internet. It has forced me to step of my comfort zone and has shown me that there is nothing to be afraid of. I have even gone out a few more times now by myself and I am even in the process of working on hosting my very own event. I can’t wait to see what else comes my way and to spend more time getting to know all these amazing new people who have come into my life.