The Strand and The Cooper

August 7, 2011

Thanks Nnenna for taking my pictures! It was a dark and stormy night, so unfortunately hardly any of my photos from StrandedBlogger came out. All the photos of Nnenna and me were a total fail. I did get one good one of Katy but that’s basically it, even my outfit photos are so dark and blurry. I was way too busy chatting with bloggers to pay attention to my camera anyway!

Some of the bloggers I met are A La Mode et Plus, Feed My Sole, Oh to be a Muse, One Woman’s Style Evolution, Radiant Brown Beauty, and The Well-Appointed Catwalk.

The Top of the Strand is actually very small and intimate for a rooftop bar. The only odd thing is that if you open a tab at the bar they automatically add 18% gratuity. We had a great time, though, and I hope to meet up with these bloggers again soon!

Presents from StrandedBlogger

Quick post before I’m out and about for the day! Last night I went to StrandedBlogger, a post-conference meetup organized by Modly Chic. It was awesome meeting Katy in person for the first time! And because Katy is totally the best, she even got us gift bags.

we love colors socks
Socks from We Love Colors!
humana by micagem
MicaGem donates a mosquito net to a child in need for every bottle of fragrance sold.
strandedblogger gift bag
A free drink voucher for the Top of the Strand, which has really a nice view uptown.

It was fun meeting people face-to-face (and not on Skype)! I also met Star-Crossed Smile in person for the first time for a pre-meetup meetup and we shared a cab uptown. We were lucky to get one, it can definitely be next to impossible in the rain.

Tweet me (@alexshook) if you’re going to FNO tonight! My only definite stop is DKNY and it’s definitely going to be crazy, but I hope to cross paths with people I met last night!