The Everygirl / BHLDN Event Recap

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

We had our event for The Everygirl at BHLDN last night. Sprinkles Cupcakes, cocktails (I had three or four drinks. Shhhh), friends, readers, cookies, smilebooth, beautiful flowers, our editorial assistant, and our favorite photographers. I have never hosted an event before and would be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous, but everything went so well. Expect a full recap on The Everygirl next week.

 
Our logo. On a cookie. Thank you, Celestial Kitchens.

There was one girl in particular who made my entire evening. I knew I recognized her face from her profile photo and found her blog as soon as I got home. Susan came up to me to tell her what The Everygirl has meant to her. These stories make all the hard work so worth it. They are why we work late nights and weekends. They are why we started this site in the first place.

And then there's Caitlin. She has been such an amazing editorial assistant, and I am so thrilled that she was able to make it to Chicago for the event. She is even sweeter than I thought she'd be, and we can't wait for her to return for the summer in a few weeks!

I had my makeup done for the first time since prom. My eyes practically exploded off my face and I now understand why celebrities have their hair and makeup done on a daily basis. Here's a little peek. Must learn to properly apply eyeliner.

What I wouldn't give to look like this every time I left the house. Minus the crazy hair.

But look how long it's getting!

PS. When I take photos of myself and smile, I end up looking like Chandler Bing. Not so cute. I just need to focus and make this face. Just know that I am not trying to pose or take myself too seriously. That is not my thing.

Oh, and today on The Everygirl:

 You won't want to miss this one.

Can my girl Alaina style a shoot or what?! And lucky me. I get to work with her every day. My business partner selecting skills are pretty awesome.

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18 comments

  1. I saw a sneak preview elsewhere....and there seemed to be an awesome collection of shoes at the event! :)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  2. You look stunning and that cookie looks delish!

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  3. I wish I had been in Chicago for this!! Looked like SO much fun!

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  4. I love your make up, it looked like fun!

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  5. Danielle it was so nice to meet you last night! The event was a huge success and you looked smashing. Congrats!

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  6. Oh my, that cookie looks amazing! So cute! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the hairstyling picture. :) Loves like a great event from what I have seen on other blogs.

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  8. mmm those cookies look delicious and the logo is adorable! I really like your makeup too!

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  9. What a fun night! Everything was beautiful, and you and Alaina were the perfect hostesses! Loved your look, too!

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  10. The Everygirl has most definitely become my favorite website to look at everyday! Thank you for such inspiring material!

    Nadia
    www.abrightlineup.blogspot.com

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  11. Alaina just blogged about having her office pinned by a famous person and it reminded me to mention that Lauren Conrad pinned your living room/house tour post! (if you didn't already know)

    You're fabulous!

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  12. You look beautiful! Wish I could have made the event!

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  13. Looks like fun...lovin' that cookie!
    dj

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  14. Looks like a blast-- loved having a sneak peek via instagram. X

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  16. Just found your blog and love it! Wish I found it earlier, but excited for all the inspiration to come :)

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  17. You look pretty sassy in that picture regardless if you are making "that" face!

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  18. Danielle, you are too sweet! It made my day that I got to meet you guys in person. Thanks so much again for hosting that fabulous event, it was so fun! Keep up your amazing work! (and you looked fabulous too!)

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