Myself, Jen (from JenLovesKev) and Kinsey (from KinseyMichaels) aided and abetted in all things shopping and sale related at the Banana Republic After 5 event in Copley last night. Banana Republic definitely rolled out the red carpet on discounts (25% off sale AND 25% off purchase of $100) and made merry with wine and nibblies. Nothing like a few glasses of vino to induce a shopping binge and fight the rainy day blues!
I had such a lovely time with my fellow bloggers and my new friends from Banana and Virgin America. It's a miracle I didn't walk out with half the store....but I left that to husband who made an appearance to take advantage of the deals and buy a new suit.
One lucky winner was chosen that evening for gratis roundtrip airfare and a stay at The Mondrian in LA. Our fortunate gal was in the store at the time of the drawing and there were lots of squeals and clapping by all (and I confess, maybe a tinge of jealousy that I didn't win!).
The BR staff were welcoming, the Virgin America girls were just a delight, hanging with Kinsey and Jen, and all the people (and local bloggers!) who came out in the storms to say hi made the evening so over the top wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us!
Doing events like this reminds me how many wonderful people I have in my life, how many fabulous people I have met through blogging and how good it is to get out of my homebody ways from time to time and meet even more new people. We continued the fun post event, with a gaggle of bloggers, Banana staffers, and Virgin America representatives and friends. Seriously, soul warming stuff, great new friends and a wonderful way to cap a fabulous event.