Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! It has been really busy around here. But busy is good, right?
My mom just left yesterday and I have to say…omaiga. I could NOT have done all the things I wanted to do without her help. She flew in three weeks ago to help me with the boys while I traveled to Los Angeles for the #WeAllGrow Summit for four days. It was the first conference Latina Bloggers Connect hosted and the brilliant and kind Ana Flores and the WAG team who put it together did a phenomenal job. Outstanding! And my mom too…sigh. She held it down in NJ! I’m lucky to be surrounded by amazing, hard-working, big-hearted women…with passion.
The conference was held at The Line Hotel in Koreatown in LA and the views were breathtaking. What do you think about waking up every morning and looking out to the Hollywood sign and a gorgeous blue sky backdrop? Or having the best coffee (Lamill!) with a scrumptious buttery egg sandwich in the hippest of hotel cafes? My room was modern, clean and someone clearly paid attention to details. The sarape custom chair made me feel giddy and so close to home.
This boutique hotel also made me feel special in a very laid-back and cool kinda way. I ate out on the terrace of Commissary restaurant right by the pool as soon as I checked in. Craving a cold drink and sunshine on my face, I had my first French Dip sandwich that certainly won’t be my last and a few nights later, an amazing introduction to LA Korean food at Roy Choi’s famous Pot. I shared and devoured the Old School (marinated ribeye bulgogi-spicy!!) and Kimchi fried rice. I was so sad that Hubby wasn’t experiencing this meal with me. I missed him more while sipping on a cold Tiger beer that reminded me so much of him.
But even all that fantastic food, comfy room arrangements, missing my boys, and celebrity sightings could not distract me from all the learning I was there to do. I also had my very first speaking panel with a group of experienced mom bloggers to prepare for. I was there as a blogger, as a speaker, and also representing Latina Bloggers Connect. I had meetings set up with clients, met my teammate and new boss, Roxanna and for the first time, met some LBC teammates I have only spoken to on the phone for the past seven months!
To say that we immediately clicked and what felt more like a family reunion is an understatement. I could not wait for the YouTube pre-treat trip, the visit to the Natural History Museum, the Vive Mejor welcome cocktail party…there was lots to experience with these fabulous mujeres.
I’ve been home for a week and can’t stop looking at pics like this! #LoveMyLBCTeam! This team knows what standing tall and helping other women means. These women believe in personal growth and a collective growth. LBC and #WeAllGrow founder, Ana Flores, has been leading and carving this digital space for Latina bloggers and influencers to be heard. Guess what? It worked! It has been working and it will continue to grow. Stay tuned for more!
All images by Robson Muzel for #WeAllGrow Summit by Latina Bloggers Connect. Thank you!!!