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Wordless Wednesday: Chelsea Market

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

When I was in New York City, I took a tour of Chelsea Market with some friends the day before the conference started. I am normally not a huge fan of organized tours, but I thought this one was great. The food was fine to good to great, but I am used to eating pretty high quality food when I dine out. Sarah did a great recap of the tour, so rather than rehash it (and certainly not as well), I’ll just suggest you go read hers. I’ll just share some photos. The tour also included stops in the Meatpacking District (amazing pasta!) and the High Line (amazing view!).

Scenes from a Chelsea Market Food Tour

Cookies from Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market Lobster Store

Scenes from a Chelsea Market Food Tour

Scenes from a Chelsea Market Food Tour

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Some BlogHer Favorites

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

I have a lot to say this year about BlogHer in general and private parties/swag in specific, but I’m still processing. I’m also still quite tired. I got off pretty easy during the #BlogHerTarmac fiasco of weather causing flight delays all over for people trying to get home. Early on, I tried putting a more positive spin on things with #tarmacparty, but clearly that didn’t catch on because, well you know… bloggers. I only had a 2 hour on plane delay and got home the same day as scheduled, so that was good enough for me. Also, I can’t say enough nice things about the amazing patience and fortitude of the Virgin America cabin crew.*

I thought I would just hit some highlights:

Favorite panel: iPhoneography

Favorite heartwarming moment: the BlogHer co-founder’s hug after Obama’s opening remarks to the conference (via video)

Favorite party for meeting people and actually talking to them: Queerosphere

Favorite dance party: Sparklecorn (no unicorns were harmed in the making of that statement. Or cakes.)

Favorite cocktail: Bloody Mary at abcKitchen (brunch with my sister on Sunday), close second the Kentuckian at Blue Fin

Best Food at a BlogHer party: Social Fiesta

Best Touristy thing: HighLine/the Boathouse at Central Park (tie)

People always talk about freebies this and swag that, but Spencer’s hands down favorite thing I brought home from the conference is the $5 plastic taxi I bought him after the food tour of Chelsea Market.

And because no list is complete without a worst, I would hazard a guess that the drinks in the Lobby Lounge at the Hilton might in fact be the worst drinks in all of Midtown, if not all of New York City. Or maybe even THE WORLD.




*Not sponosered.

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