Alt Summit Hangover/Recap

Alt Summit completely blew my mind, my sleep schedule, and my waistband for the second consecutive year. There were picturesque views from the Grand America Hotel.

Goodie pails for one and all, filled to the brim with treats from the Spoon Sisters, Just Shorn, and Method (among others).

Lots of interesting panels with lovely ladies. (Ahem.)

Not to mention design camp sessions with focuses such as calligraphy, photography, and screenprinting.

Three course keynote lunches with pretty letterpressed menus by Smock.

HP Lounge

Honda Lounge

Lovely lounges were full of conference goers, beverages, and treats between sessions.

Then there were the unexpected freebies, like these from Just Shorn and Etsy.

Lamb’s Grill Cafe

Kate Spade

And the hosted dinners and parties.

I can’t forget to mention DJ Spooky, who spoke (incredibly eloquently) at Friday’s keynote lunch and had to turn down scads of marriage proposals from my table alone.

Everyone became quite adept at striking a pose for the camera.

The highlight of Alt, for me, was listening to Swiss-Miss’s closing keynote. More specifically when I introduced myself to her afterward and she knew of both me and my blog. My only honest to goodness starstruck moment.

And I would be remiss not to mention the libations. Because there were lots at the ready.

I mean I look like I had fun, right? Cause I’m totally counting down the days until the next Alt Summit already. You should be, too, so you can be there.

Because I suck at remembering to take photos “in the moment” these are all from the Alt Summit flickr stream. With the exception of the first, which is from the HP flickr stream and the last, which is from the Kate Spade photobooth.

  • Amy@OldSweetSong

    January 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm Reply

    that last pic warms my heart.

  • Aimee

    January 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm Reply

    It was lovely, wasn’t it? I only wish there had been more time to meet everyone.

  • honeymyheart

    January 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm Reply

    looks like an amazing good time! i hope to attend next year.

  • Polka Dot Bride

    January 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm Reply

    I avidly followed the summit from Australia- what a blast!

  • Amy K. of the Boom Club

    January 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm Reply

    Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for taking and sharing the pics.

  • Sarah

    January 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm Reply

    I want to go!

  • Design Blahg

    January 25, 2011 at 11:14 am Reply

    SO bummed we never managed to meet up. But this recap rawked! 🙂

  • marta

    January 25, 2011 at 11:16 am Reply

    soo lovely to meet you in person. you are every bit as wonderful as i thought you’d be. your panel was filled to the brim with good info. xo.

  • vivien @ the eclectic life

    January 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm Reply

    Loved getting to meet you at Alt Summit! Thanks for your panel on social media and I intend to reblog that amazing DIY bracelet tutorial you recently posted this week so thanks for sharing!

  • Kathleen

    January 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Best roomie ever! Thanks for the macaron and convincing me that I wasn’t dying on more than one occasion.

  • Lisa Nelson

    January 25, 2011 at 11:13 pm Reply

    You, my dear, are lovely and adorable in that photo booth picture. I’m so glad that I got to meet you even if just for a second!

    • Kelly

      January 26, 2011 at 7:55 am Reply

      it was lovely getting to meet you, Lisa! wish we had had more time to chat.


  • Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook

    January 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm Reply

    you are so adorable. i’m so glad i got to meet you! the last pic is awesome. 🙂

  • jessie

    January 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm Reply

    you’re so flippin’ adorable… that last photo makes me want to give you a huge hug!!!

  • Piper

    January 29, 2011 at 4:48 pm Reply

    I miss Alt!! It was so amazing to be there – now if I could just find time to work on all these ideas 🙂 This is such a great wrap up!!

  • Michelle

    January 30, 2011 at 4:17 am Reply

    Next time we will be there too.

    Michelle from the team

  • brooke @ claremont road

    January 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm Reply

    Looks like such a blast! I really hope I can go next year… it wasn’t in the cards for me this year but it is SO up my alley and I am dying to go!

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