I’m back from the conference in Nashville and a whirlwind weekend. The hotel was gigantic, over 600,000 square feet, imagine that! From an architectural standpoint, the hotel was truly incredible. But the most significant thing about the weekend conference was the comradery that occurred among all the gals in attendance. I’m still floating in the clouds, have bonded with remarkable ladies at this unique event.
The Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville, Tennessee is like one giant conservatory that is the size of a small town. Everything is housed under gigantic glass paneled ceilings. There were so many restaurants and shops and clubs and gardens. There were fountains and waterfalls, a miniature river and lush botanicals around every corner.
And I absolutely must try to recreate a version of this exquisite garden bistro set this summer.
Simple and perfect !
I cannot express how nice it was to be surrounded by the gals who inspire me more than anything. We shared so much, we laughed and hugged, and they taught me a lot.
Both are so truly lovely in person.
Here’s is Layla from TLC and Melissa from Drop the Baby Weight.
Check out Layla’s hysterical video compilation, including my video debut as well. Oh yes, it’s a glimpse of me in person . . . which reminds me, I better get started on that whole vlogging thing.
And yes, it’s true, Harry Connick Jr. was there and performed for us. I didn’t take my camera into the club, but you can see plenty of shots of him at the Flickr page right here.
I met up with these other talented bloggers as well, so be sure to check out their sites for plenty of inspirational DIY ideas: JJ from Blah Blah Blogger; Emily from Remodeling This LIfe; Jess from Frugal with a Flourish; Traci from Beneath My Heart; and Kris and Kim from The DIY Dish.
There was an Elvis sighting.
Then we three gals went two steppin’ at the Wildhorse Saloon, and had a really great time horsing around downtown together.
It was such an honor and so much fun to be in the good company of these remarkable ladies.
Now I just need to get back on Californ-i-a time. I’m completely wiped.