Thursday, August 16, 2012

Blogging & the City 2.0 (Part 4): The Glamorous Moms Luncheon - Detroit Glam in NYC #blogher12

Blogger Shannon Lazovski at her Glamorous Luncheon
Metro Detroit Blogger Shannon Lazovski knows how to throw a Glamorous Party...

If you have been following the posts in my series "Blogging & the City 2.0", then you know that I attended some fabulous events in New York during the BlogHer conference. But there is one thing I really did not like about most parties. It seems party organizers had no problem serving us lots of free alcohol, but no one wanted to feed us real food.

Oh, the hors d'oeuvres at the events were tasty, but most bloggers would have preferred less drinking and more eating. And on top of the lack of real food, most parties had limited seating so bloggers had to stand up to eat while balancing a drink - not ideal.

So it was a pleasure when I attended an event during the conference that was hosted by Metro Detroit blogger Shannon Lazovski. Shannon's blog is called "Glamorous Moms" and she put on one classy luncheon while we were in New York that shows she knows how to live her "Glamorous" brand.

Shannon made sure there were fresh flowers on each table
The Glamorous Moms Luncheon was held at Ruth's Chris Steak House on W. 51st street in Manhattan. After having rabbit food at most parties, I was looking forward to a real meal in this elegant New York restaurant. Shannon shared with us a funny story of how when she was checking out the site for the luncheon days before the event, there was a mishap where she (and the room) were accidentally sprayed with water. Well all was back to normal by the time of the lunch because our private room was beautiful and elegant with fresh floral centerpieces on each linen covered table.

My entire meal was delicious!!
We started with a round of tasty mimosas and a few appetizers - mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat and calamari with Thai chili sauce - before moving on to the main course. The entree was grilled tenderloin with portobello mushrooms and asparagus served atop fresh baby arugula topped with bacon, egg, red onions, and croutons with a vinaigrette dressing - YUMMY!!! I have no shame in telling you that I ate every single bit of my meal.

All the bloggers at the Glamorous Moms Luncheon had a great time as we ate and talked about our lives. Before I knew it, it was time for dessert which was mini cheese cakes with fresh berries.

Me in my Glamorous Moms Luncheon gift - a Karen Kane designer scarf
You cannot have a blogging event without a little swag and Shannon prepared gift bags for each person filled with Purely Pro Cosmetics and allowed everyone to pick out our choice of a beautiful Karen Kane designer scarf.

Shannon's event was so great, it totally made up for any lack of real food at other events.  It just goes to prove that Metro Detroiter's know how to throw a glamorous party in any city, including New York City.

Fashion & Beauty Deals...
Make sure you check out the Deals Section of the Glamorous Moms blog for Shannon's Fashion and Beauty picks.

And watch for the next post in my Blogging in the City 2.0 series to follow more of my adventures in the Big Apple during BlogHer12.

UPDATE: Blogging & the City 2.0 (Part 5): Verizon Wireless HopeLine gives Hope to Domestic Abuse Survivors


Disclosure: I received complementary food and a gift bag during the Glamorous Luncheon. All my trip photos were taken with the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone loaned to me for my trip to BlogHer by Verizon Wireless. All opinions are my own.

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