Bloggers UNITE! Blog-Fest- The Blogg-o-sphere Hits LA HARD! Fashiontribes LA STORY GLAM BLOG NETWORK EVENT BLOG and PODCAST! sponsored a great little blog-fest for those in LA. While bloggers in NYC and the East Coast have their "bloggers who brunch" events and No. Calif based bloggers  get together frequently, not much goes on in LA– so for some of us, it was great to meet other LA based bloggers particularly since we are spread out — not just in location but topically.

LA based Bloggers Get Together for some LA style FUN!!

Derek from Glam and Raymond Attipa from True Gentleman.. stepping outside because it was a very very warm day.

HollyScoop Girls!

Cheryl on the left, then MK/Popbytes, Kristopher Dukes, Allison/ThisNext at the end, then Tara from TaraMet (a recent NYC transplant.), Jason/Bumpshack and Anita.

Derek and Kristopher Dukes

Glam Group (from the back, that’s Bumpshack and Tara Met. You see Kristopher Dukes and MK/Popbytes facing the camera)

A long shot of the table.. you see Julieta Alvarado from Glam (she’s fabulous!), me (Stevie) just beyond her, beyond that is Anita from Synovate– a friend of mine from the former newsgroup  in from NYC on biz (Don’t ask why it’s former. If you go there, you will know why) and Cheryl across from her is another and  she is a "partner in crime). At the very end of the table in the dimness, you can see Allison from

Josh/Bumpshack & Mercedes– a friend of Julieta’s!

Meeting up at TART  Restaurant across from the Farmer’s Market at Fairfax and Third, a good-sized group showed up.  Of course plying bloggers with food and drinks never hurt and we definitely had a good time. It was NOISY (gee.. you can never tell from the podcast can you? )

MK from PopBytes

Sandra/ Debutante Clothing (and Fashiontribes Downtown Doll Editor) and Julieta from Glam

Julieta on the right and me on the left

Sandra and Kristopher

Joshua from Bumpshack

Julieta and MK/PopBytes

If you have listened (well tried to listen) to the blog, you can tell we were having a terrific time.. the noise factor of the chatter and the music was making it hard to podcast. We did get most all the bloggers.. we didn’t get Julieta and Derek on the podcast (my bad!!! Sorry my peeps… you are both so wonderful).. It ends abruptly because the noise made it impossible to hear.. and people wanted to talk to each other and not to the tape! However later on, Sandra finally hooked up with Anita, Cheryl and I for dinner (meeting at –where else– Fred Segal Melrose!)

I left Cheryl and Anita there earlier to hit a store appointment for an AMAZING jewelry showing at this cool little store on Melrose and I was blown away at how great it was. Anyway, we  met up at Fred Segal, then hung out there while I kept calling Sandra to come join us for dinner.. and finally she did. We did spend time at Apothia, learning all about the different Apothia fragrances — yes there is more than Child.. you should know about L and the others.. fabulous scents and also candles. We talked to Daniel the makeup artist and also the lovely store manager who would make a great podcast. I never got out of Apothia!!

We did end up hitting Sunset Trocadero (a small but fun boite) for a much needed drink– (this was USC vs UCLA day.. and guess who won?) .. and dinner! We had a BLAST! It was so much fun– plus we got 1/2 the  parking fee back because we managed to get out of there before 8 PM (trust me that was a real feat –worthy of an Olympic medal).. and got our drinks for 1/2 price because it was happy hour. Granted we would have had dinner later but  it was either shop or eat. Eating was actually less expensive than the shopping would have been.

So listen to Sandra talk about the day..  and the dinner and the events of the day. It was definitely FUN! Make sure you listen to the podcast

Stevie Wilson

LA Story .


Author: Stevie Wilson

Digital and social media pioneer and visionary meets disruptive innovator with a passion for topics and conversations that reveal insight into the So. California lifestyle. appeals to a global audience (from Asia to Africa; Middle East to Europe, No. America to Latin America) in variety of topics and sectors: style (beauty and fashion), health & fitness, entertainment (movies, TV, books, music and more) ; food, beverages & spirits; IT Security + tech , travel, special events (red carpet to green carpet) I am known for interviews ( podcasts , textual and video conversations) with notables, celebrities and companies about interesting products & brands; profiles about places that reflect the So. CA vision and special events (Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys & other events that illustrate celebrity , athletes and home-town "stars" lifestyle and initiatives.) that illuminate the insider's perspective of So. California's lifestyle . Learn what's hot in Los Angeles, NYC, MIami and stops closer to home that make this blog a must-read because the voice, attitude, authenticity and ability to grasp the essence of most sectors, brands & products make it easy for consumers to earn what makes a brand, initiative or product unique - whether, food, fashion or finance (or any other topic "on the table") With 15+ Years online launching websites, online magazines, forums, products & brands, my voice, authenticity and ability to grasp the essence of most sectors, brands & products make it easy for me to share what the online audience and consumers alike want to learn- how to shop, live and reflect the lifestyle they wish to emulate. Need to leverage digital and social media space? Reach out to me!

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