Hello! As you probably know from my social media feeds, I spent last Thursday-Sunday in New York City! The trip was planned around the Create+Cultivate NYC Conference. I heard about the event a few months ago and for some reason or another I just felt compelled to go. I extended the information to some of my friends and luckily two of them were able to go!
A little info on what the Create + Cultivate NYC event was all about -
"We gather the next generation of curious creatives, entrepreneurs and bosses to spark conversation around the topics they are passionate about from influencer marketing and brand building to raising money. ....you are destined to meet other talented, like-minded women, all while learning tips and tricks from some of the best in the business. Attendees get access to a highly curated, impactful one-day program of workshops, mentor sessions, and panels....."
I was joined on the trip with Jessica Mock, owner of a sugaring hair removal salon & boutique - Southern Sugaring, and Rosa Carpenter, owner of RMC Boutique (both businesses are located in Downtown Savannah). I was so excited to be on a girls trip in the city with 2 business women! :) I knew we were going to have a blast. The funny part is that the three of us had so many great conversations that I got a ton of motivation, inspiration & knowledge from these AMAZING women without even taking the conference into consideration.
We arrived in NYC on Thursday afternoon. Our first evening was spent dining at Ben's Deli and attending Chicago - it was my first Broadway show! Not gonna lie I was SO exhausted the first night because I worked like crazy M-W to get things in order to be out of town T-F.
Friday, we woke up bright & early to attend a Body By Simone dance/cardio class. Holy shit - this class was intense! It was so much fun though! The rest of the day it absolutely POURED DOWN RAIN. Thank God we were able to make it to Saks around 5:30...... we occupied the shoe department for most of the night. After shutting down Saks, we got a pedicab to Smith & Wollensky steak house.... highly recommend! The oysters and filet were delicious.
Saturday, super early - we headed to the Knockdown Center in Brooklyn for the C&C Event. We were there at 8am and the first panel started around 9:15. There were several pop-up shops set up inside the warehouse and also a sweet beauty lounge! The panels were very informative and motivational. We also got to select two mentors to go into small group Q&A sessions with. We were with Mica May from May Designs first, followed by Hilary Sloan of Shop Style. Hilary had her super cute dog, Ella Bean, along for the day. Of course, my absolute favorite part of the day was seeing Arielle of Something Navy on one of the afternoon panels. Her husband was sitting fairly close to us Snapchatting the whole thing - love seeing a supportive hubby! I got a chance to talk to her and get a photo afterwards.
Saturday night was pretty low-key. We had an early dinner then went back to the room. I went to bed by 11. Sunday morning we needed to leave for the airport around 1:30 - so Jessica and I went to Bloomingdales to finish up our shopping. Let's just say that our husbands were a bit spoiled this day, as we both brought home awesome gifts. :-) Rosa wasn't feeling well, so she stayed in the room to relax. All in all, the trip was a success and I came back to Savannah excited and ready to create! I'm excited to see which city C&C travels to next!
P.S. - I'm working on a post to share all of my outfit details from the trip. :-)