A week ago I left behind my daily routine to arrive in San Jose, California, for the biggest conference in blogging, BlogHer. Ironically, the first event I attended for BlogHer looked a lot like a normal evening for me—wine and yoga pants.
That’s where the similarities ended, though. The Sangria Sundown Soiree, also know as the #NamastEppa party, was fully swank, with lovely food provided by Whole Foods via the Whole Planet Foundation, hosts like me sporting yoga attire and casualwear courtesy of Soybu, and my new favorite sangria from Eppa Sangria.
The event was planned by the One2One Network, a group I’ve happily worked with since I first started blogging. People seemed shy when they first arrived. Many of us had just gotten to San Jose for the conference and this was the first time we had to be all social and to see old friends. I loved the outdoor location, adjacent to the Fairmont hotel and the surface of the sun. San Jose was having a particularly hot day, so I was glad for the shaded seating areas and the ice water. I was pleased the Eppa sangria was light enough to go with the hot sun. I particularly liked the Eppa white sangria, a blend of peach, mango, mangosteen & blood orange. Because it was so hot out, I had the bartender mix it with some sparkling water for a light and refreshing sangria spritzer.
Eppa Sangria is a premium organic bottled sangria made with real superfruit juices. The red sangria has two times the antioxidants of red wine. Delicious, delicious antioxidants. If you’d like to try it, Eppa sangria is sold at Whole Foods, among other stores.
I was super impressed with the fitness models on hand to show off the Soybu line of exercise clothes and to do yoga poses. The whole line of both exercise clothes and casual wear is very cute, and extremely soft—a priority for me. I would swathe myself in velvet if I could, so the softness of the Soybu fabric was a treat.I won one of the $100 gift cards given away during the party (because I am a lucky girl!), and I’ve already ordered a new outfit from Soybu that will take me from a yoga class to a casual day running errands. Like I do yoga. The fabric is light and silky, but heavy enough to have a nice drape. Measure yourself to determine the proper fit. Soybu sizes run from XS to XXL, the XXL being about a size 16-18.
If you’d like to try Soybu on for size, use the 25% off promo code: #NamastEPPA. (Limit of one coupon per household. Valid through Sept. 24, 2014.) Check out their sale section for great deals right now. I racked up!
Thanks to all the sponsors, helpers, and attendees for making the opening party so fun. Special thanks to One2One Network for inviting me to hang out in yoga pants with the other lovely BlogHer attendees.
One2One Network is a leading social influencer network that has been connecting influencers with brands since 2008. They pride themselves on having long-standing, quality relationships with social influencers and matching the right voices with the right brand partners. I think in this case they got it just right!
Until next year, when this party could only be topped by having Nathan Fillion give me a shoulder rub while I eat pizza and and drink craft beer. Somebody plan that party for BlogHer ‘15!