19 Oct BHG Takes Brooklyn: Our Recap of Stylemaker 2017!
Hosted every fall in New York by Better Homes & Gardens, the Stylemaker conference brings together lifestyle bloggers, Instagrammers, photographers, writers, consultants and other creative types from around the world. True to form, it was a day packed with illuminating talks and crowd-pleasing dishes. And design eye candy in every direction!
We also rolled up our sleeves. Demos included a speed-baking challenge led by Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker and a finger knitting tutorial by Brandi Harper of PurlBKnit. We made new friends while styling and photographing avocado toast.
But let’s back up a bit. For the second year in a row, I flew in from my place in LA and Ryan flew in from his place in La Jolla. The day of the conference was early-fall-in-NY perfection: light jackets and cobalt sky, with a slightly pushy breeze. There was an abundance of plants inside (fern wall!) and outside (blooming pollinator favorites) the venue, the stunning 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which opened earlier this year.
Attendees mingled with the BHG editors, who were the embodiment of creative hospitality. The brand’s staffers shared their wisdom during sessions on magazine storytelling and food styling. Legendary garden blogger Amanda Thomsen of Kiss My Aster was among the guests (check out our Q&A with her from, whew, 2013!) and I fan-girled to an extreme degree. Alongside the lovely Stephanie Rose of Garden Therapy, the four of us made up the garden blogging contingent. Ah, the magic of meeting offline!
Thank you to the team at BHG for including us in last month’s very fun event, made of equal parts heart, style, and valuable takeaways. Check out our Brooklyn BHG blogger bonanza recap…below!
And thanks to David Keith Photography for brilliantly capturing the day’s best moments.
Excited to be back for another year of #BHGStylemaker! Here’s to a fruitful day of talks, workshops and brainstorms with some wildly creative minds ✨ thanks to the team (and our friends) at @betterhomesandgardens ????Be sure to check out our story for some highlights ???? #inspiration #betterhomesandgardens #thehorticult