This weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited to attend Poolside Pretty event! It was hosted by my former boss, Donna owner of Serene Sky + Cheryl from Skinny on Beauty . I’m sure there will be some posts from other bloggers about the event, but I just love love love behind the scenes posts because our lives are not all as glamorous (not saying mine is, in general) as other people think it is + you rarely see photos that weren’t meant to be posted on certain blogs… but since I was in charge of taking photos, I took a bunch of photos! Haha!
So, Lindsey helped me take photos and we kept each other company while setting up before the event. Seriously, Lindsey is just the sweetest & amazing, so I hired her to help manage my blog (more on that later!). I interned with Lindsey last year, and always see her at events so it’s always fun to have a familiar face 🙂 ❤ Lindsey, if you’re reading this – I love you! haha
Did I mention she’s like gorgeous?
We got there around 12:30 (I dragged Brandon along) and helped set up, though there really wasn’t anything to set up at the time. The party actually started at 2 PM, so we had a bit of time and used that time to catch up. At first, it was only Annie (owner of Oh So Cali Clothing ) , Lindsey, Brandon and I but around 1:30 it was so packed!! All the vendors started coming in and I was really surprised to see Crocs show up since they’re a huge huge brand !
The event hosts
There was also a videographer at the event who brought along his two friends, they were bloggers as well and so friendly ! They bared the heat and stood in the front to check the guests in. Brandon and I made sure to get them lemonade and tell them when to grab food since they were away from the festivities for a while.
There were also Raffle tickets on sale, the prize was a Sprouts giftbasket which was filled with lots of goodies. Guests were also able to bring home swagbags filled with Sprouts stuff as well! More on that later though.
Everyone was encouraged to leave their business cards in the front, which I thought was great. I seriously need to get my own soon! But at the time of this photo, it was really early on so there weren’t as many business cards yet.
Back at the event, there were plenty of vendors that finished setting up – but I’ll talk about the most important one first, of course Serene Sky! I’m so proud of Donna for being the host as well + planning the event!
My photos have def gotten alot better throughout the months, thanks to the camera Brandon bought me ! >> The Samsung NX 3000 << was seriously a lifesaver for me, small, compact but still able to take cute photos! Love it.
And as we took a look around the pool……
And the best part about the event… was its FOOD. I’m sorry, but it was like 100 degrees and I could feel myself sweating EVERYWHERE, so I was so happy when I saw Snow STATION. Best event ever!
I practically forced these girls to take a photo haha.. the rest of their team hid.
Imagine my surprise when I saw Lola’s Mexican Cuisine! Lola’s is right next to my mom’s shop so I was so happy to see them cater this event!
After eating, I decided to do my actual job and take photos of the scenery and surroundings. I loved all the little props!
And finally, the event had 4 guest speakers! Sadly, I had to leave before they started speaking but Lindsey took over and snapped some photos of them 🙂
And there you have it! Another fun and amazing event 🙂 And look at all the goodies I got from it!
Also, if you are an LA / OC blogger, I would love to connect with you 🙂 Maybe if there is an event in the future, I can let you know + we can finally meet up!
P/S If there are any mistakes/spelling errors in this post… just know I wrote this at 11 PM on SUNDAY, so I am tired + super exhausted haha. I just wanted to get it published!