After all the anticipation from January when I bought my first #BlogHer conference ticket – I am super excited for this week’s #BlogHerFood convention this week in Miami, Florida! Now you may be wondering what is the big deal? Well for me, from the beginning of Stagetecture in 2009 I’ve been considered a ‘design blogger’ which means my website blog is focused around home design, decor, and architecture. Over the last two years I’ve been exploring new categories for home lifestyle and naturally recipes have become a new hit on Stagetecture!
#BlogHerFood – Miami, Florida May 16-17, 2014
Between my love for food, your love for food, and the gorgeous food images – it has become another true love of mine. So the BlogHer Food Conference in Miami, FL May 16-17 will be my first ever food conference!
I can’t wait to meet other food bloggers and food brands and introduce them to Stagetecture
I’m invited to a Special Event Before the BlogHer Event on Thursday, May 15th
Florida Beef Council sponsors a #GirlsGoneGrilling event in South Beach!
Recipe for Mongolian Beef Recipe image Credit
Image via: Florida Beef Council
#BlogHerFood Agenda – Friday, May 16th
Lightning Lessons: Fast Talks to Build Core Business Strengths and Strategies
There’s a business to your art – and an art to business. In these four short sessions, you’ll take away top tips on what’s hot right now to stay relevant in a dynamic marketplace and media segment.
9:30-9:50AM: Be Boss at Being the Boss – Effective leadership communication, with Stacy Morrison
9:55-10:15AM: Master the Media – Tips for staying on your toes, thinking on your feet, with Elisa Camahort Page
10:20-10:40AM: Protect and Defend Your Turf – Learn the latest on finding and shutting down copyright infringement, with Denise Tanton
10:40-11AM: What Brands Will Pay For in 2014 – Maximize your monetization potential, with Jory Des Jardins
Lunch and Keynote: What Superfoods Are, and How They’re Going to Change the Health Destiny of America
1:00-2:30pm: Panel Discussion: Turning Online into a Product Line
1:00-1:40pm: Kitchen Demos: Pie, More Pie, and Pictures of Pie, and DIY Kombucha
3.:15 -4:45: Panel Discussion: Next Steps in a Food Career
Kitchen Demos: Viva California Dairy! and Mobile Photos & More, with the Nokia Lumia
Welcome Reception with Sponsors
Special Invited Event – Friday Afternoon – May 16th!
Canadian Lentils – Social Media Scavenger Hunt
Fritters, Souffles, Moroccan, or Thai – how do YOU like your Canadian Lentils? Join us at BlogHer Food ’14 on our social media scavenger hunt where you can engage, photograph, and share your lentil adventure.
At the end of the scavenger hunt one lucky attendee will win a $1,000 travel voucher courtesy of Canadian Lentils.
Image via: Canadian Lentils
Special Invited Event – Friday evening – May 16th!
South Walton Beach Culinary Showcase
You will have the opportunity to indulge in award-winning culinary dishes during an interactive chef showcase, create unique artwork onsite, sample a refreshing local beverage and receive special South Walton gifts.
Three top local chefs will travel from South Walton to showcase their culinary skills to those in attendance of the VIP event : Chef Michael Guerra of The Pearl , Chef Dan Vargo of Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood and Chef Kevin Korman of Caliza Restaurant will each prepare savory bites for tasting.
The 2005 South Walton Artist of Year, Justin Gaffrey , will wow guests with his unique painting style while preparing a new collaborative piece during the event with attendees. Chaste will be pouring tastings of their signature drink, “The 850,” created in South Walton.
Can’t wait for the seated dinner – Here’s a glimpse at their menu!
BlogHerFood Agenda – Saturday, May 17th
More wonderful breakout sessions, cooking demos, Facebook & Pinterest building tips and a Kitchen Demo – Flavors of Miami!
After a jam-packed day we have a closing party with Hostesses Ree Drummond, Jaden Hair, and Elise Bauer!
So needless to say – I am on cloud nine getting ready for it all! I’d love you to join me as always and share in the fun with me!
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You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest for all of the great food finds, recipes, trends in the culinary world and of course awesome images of the entire experience! See you in MIAMI! 🙂