Canadian west coast bloggers were out in full force this past weekend. Here I told you about IDS West taking place in Vancouver between Thursday and Sunday. I also shared my excitement about getting dressed up and hitting the town on Saturday for our cocktail party sponsored by Ikea for design bloggers. Here's a peek at the some of the fun.
Thursday night we were treated to a private tour of the Interior Design Show by IDS West hosts Jason and Leonie.
The tour included a short visit to the Audi VIP lounge
After the tour we wandered around admiring all the fantastic design
Saturday night we descended upon the Loden Hotel for Blend 2011
We shook hands with design superstars Suzanne Dimma and Mark Challen from Canadian House and Home magazine,
We mingled and laughed,
Hung out with friends,
There were amazing door prizes donated by bloggers and corporate sponsors. Ikea generously donated a $1,000 gift card and Delta sent a happy blogger on her way with a new faucet. These two beauties were won by people other than myself which left me feeling a little bummed. (Tracey Ayton & Nancy Marcus)
We all went home with swag bags full of goodies
A huge thanks to our wonderful organizers Barb, Nancy, Karla and Victoria.
And thanks to Ikea for the evening full of fun.