May 12th marked the fourth installment of Will You Be My Pal – my fun twitter/blogger/lover of fine things get-together for women of Calgary. This one was extra special since it celebrated one year of new pals as well as the incredible people who came out to this one. We had Nathalie from Stella & Dot who threw a fabulous trunk show! We also had the adorable Liz & Alyssa from welikewelove magazine (did i mention their 10th issue just came out?) shooting a super fun pal-centric photobooth in my office. BLO Blowdry Bar came out and did boho braids for everyone and pastel polish nail touchups! We also had a couple gals from Nuskin showing off their new line of spa products. It was a wonderful afternoon full of champagne punch, candy, cheese and new ladyfriends!
October 21st marked the 2nd edition of Will You Be My Pal! This time we had even more ladies, more that didn’t know eachother, more food, and even more fun! I would say it was a glorious affair and I got the opportunity to meet some pals I had been waiting for ages to meet IRL! The pictures speak for themselves but I have to say – I can’t wait until Number Three which will be happening in the early spring! Thanks to everyone who came out – looking forward to meeting the rest of you next time! xo
This past Saturday I hosted the first ever Will You Be My Pal? A gathering of like-minded creative women working in various positions in graphic design, PR & communications, marketing, interior design, and journalism.
We all have blogs, twitter accounts and are constantly amping up our social media presence via the latest greatest websites like Pinterest, tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, and even facebook. Oh, and did I mention that only a handful of us had ever met in real life? Yep, when you are so immersed in the world of the intertubes sometimes you forget that you don’t actually know people in real life.
That is what inspired me to plan this get together. Calgary is a pretty small city but you still meet new people other day, the fact just is that those new people you meet are likely friends of friend, making the six degrees of separation web of connectivity very very small with a very very high chance of compatibility as friends.
The party was a huge success! About a dozen girls (including me) came out to the design-inspired potluck and made some new friends! Everyone brought amazing food — our spread of goodies has yet to be rivaled elsewhere. I feel so lucky to have such a great inspiring creative women in this very city and I can’t wait to get to know all of them better!