Guesting: Greedy Girl Takes on Alt.

I’m that girl who takes her camera everywhere. And then snaps approximately two photos because she’s too busy having fun and otherwise occupied to be bothered with digging her camera out of her bag. Lucky for me, my friend Caroline (aka Greedy Girl) joined me on our trip to Alt. And snap away she did…

well. we made it. to the summit and back. altitude design summit, that is. and, aside from a couple suitcases bursting at the seams with summit goodies, we brought back enough business cards to fill a rolodex, enough inspiration to keep us busy on our blogs for a long time to come, and — even better — new friendships with some pretty talented people. i think surreal was probably the word used most to describe the vibe at alt. dooce, oh joy and apartment therapy‘s maxwell in the flesh, under one roof? wow. and that is only the tiniest fraction of talent. we met the names that often go unrecognized behind the very recognizable blogs we read every day. and that was surreal.

1. en route. bright and early. seriously early. i’m barely asleep by this time every night.

2. mountains were everywhere. they told us we were lucky because salt lake citians often can’t see the peaks, thanks to an unfortunate inversion layer. i felt lucky.

3. our first glimpse of the famous people: allison of petit elfant, nicole of making it lovely, jaime of design milk (and art milk) and karey of mackin ink (and t.ruffle girls). want to know their blog recs? here you go. thanks, famous new blog friends.

4. the grand america hotel. truly amazing. already planning the return trip to alt next year just to stay there.

5. kelly. you know her, right?

6. opening party night, old hollywood style. there was bread pudding. and an open bar. i was happy. we loved the cigarette girls walking around with their trays of movie theater candy. (here is our grand, red carpet entrance. note to self: shiny doesn’t photograph well. don’t be awkward. and find your neck. also, you can’t tell, but kelly was rocking some serious goldenrod tights. if she didn’t seem like such a light sleeper, i would have gotten into her suitcase at night and stolen them.) {Note from Kelly: That’s possibly the worst photo of me ever taken in the history of my life. Ugh.}

7. takashi’s. super sushi.

8. kelly and me at takashi’s. my disclaimer: i’d been up since 6:30 a.m. (okkkk, 7, since kelly knows my snoozing ways) and hadn’t even had a deodorant refresher. i was seriously haggard.

9. snow. our last night was met with a fun 3-piece jazz band (playing jay-z!) in the hotel lounge with a fire. it snowed. i was happy.

xx caroline duke (aka greedy girl)

Check out some other last words about Alt 2010 here:
+ not martha
+ Making It Lovely
+ sfgirlbybay
+ mint

  • Fonda Douglass

    January 25, 2010 at 9:32 pm Reply

    Oh looks like it was great! i hope to go next year!!

  • Joslyn

    January 25, 2010 at 9:42 pm Reply

    ooh wasn't that snowy night/jazz band in the bar the best!

    so glad i got to meet you lady!

  • marta

    January 25, 2010 at 9:53 pm Reply

    oooh, takashi. yes please. such a fun wrap up.

  • jen

    January 26, 2010 at 12:40 am Reply

    i got to see greedy girl's face =)))))

  • Making it Lovely

    January 26, 2010 at 2:45 am Reply

    It was so nice to meet you and Kelly! Wasn't Alt the best? I'm already looking forward to next year.

  • Amy@Old Sweet Song

    January 26, 2010 at 2:58 am Reply

    So much jealousy.

  • Jaime

    January 26, 2010 at 4:01 am Reply

    OK WTF am I doing in the background in #5?

  • Kelly

    January 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm Reply

    that's the very first thing i saw in that photo, jaime! whatever it is, you're having a great time. 🙂


  • Jennifer

    January 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm Reply

    What an amazing experience it must have been. Thanks for sharing the photos and commentary. Looking forward to seeing your inspiration in coming posts.

  • KK

    January 27, 2010 at 1:06 am Reply

    So glad you had a good time in our pretty Salt Lake City!

  • Jessica Hills

    January 28, 2010 at 9:53 pm Reply

    Looks like so much fun! I'm jealous! Oh, just for the record, we see the peaks all the time here! I love those mountains.

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