Thursday, August 25, 2011

No Matter How You Slice It

So, back to the Summit! After the group long run, some stretching and a shower, we headed down to the conference (held in our hotel - the downtown Marriott) for some grub.

The Attune sponsored breakfast included a great mix of cereals, fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs and juice.


Can you spot me?

Some of the sessions throughout the day were really informative and others were more general knowledge, but it's good to be reminded. I attended: eating healthy on a budget, the numbers game (how not to compare yourself re: weight, workouts, blog hits, etc.), and monitizing your blog without selling out.

Somewhere in there, we had lunch. The best part? Wayne Great Harvest donated the bread for the sandwiches. I <3 Great Harvest!




Another great part of the conference? Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, LDN was the keynote speaker and talked to the group twice. She was amazing - more to come on that.


What session did I learn most from? Katy Widrick's 'Monetizing your Blog without Selling Out. That girl knows her stuff.

After a long day at the summit, Emily, Krista, Kristin and I decided on a well rated pizza place called Slice. Many restaurants in Philly allow you to BYOB so we stopped by the liquor store for a little vino.

After a 1.5 mile walk in humid temps, we were more than ready for pizza.



Slice was a great choice - thin crust pizza, vegan options and great staff. We selected a half margarita, half Giorgio (pepperoni, mushroom, etc) pizza and Kristin rolled with a vegan cheese artichoke hearts, mushroom and truffle oil pizza.


Thank you, Slice for great food and service, including a pear/goat cheese salad compliments of the owner!

We bumped into two competing well known Philly Cheesesteak joints with enough lights to rival a carnival just before grabbing a taxi back to the hotel.

And because I wasn't ready for the night to end, I met up with a few other bloggers who were walking to get fro you. There's always a corner of your belly with room for dessert.

To sum it up, the conference was one weekend of constant networking with people who have a ton of common interests from across the country. It was fun to meet so many new to me bloggers, but also nerve racking at times. I was one of few west coast bloggers there. Hoping that next year it's a bit more central 'cuz my 6 hr flight from San Fran to Philly was painful.

I feel like I may not have given this jam packed one day conference justice. Feel free to let me know in the comments if there's something you want to hear more about!

3 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

If it's more central or in the west coast next year I am SO THERE. I'm crossing my fingers for Seattle :)

I think you did a great job describing a jam packed day - you fit a lot into one day! I think it's super cool that Philly has BYOB restaurants. NEVER heard of something like that before!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That is awesome that Phillie has BYOB. I haven't encountered that in the US much but it's pretty standard in Australia. Which is nice as wine in a restaurant is so expensive usually!

Sounds like an amazing day!! Glad you had such a grea time. I want to go, but I don't think it will happen in 2012 since I have a busy travel scheudle already... maybe 2013!

Liz said...

I would give my left leg for that Great Harvest bread - it was too good. The fro yo, too!