Monday, June 18, 2012

marina moments

I spent the past week in Marina del Rey, California for a Dress for Success worldwide conference (gathering with affiliates from all across the world, to attend workshops and network).  I was a panelist for one of the workshops and even though public speaking is one of my fears I am happy to say it went very well.  Celebrities Kim Kardashian & Jeannie Mae spoke at the event and I had a great time sharing and learning from the other ladies (and a few men).   I only had a few hours to myself out of the busy conference schedule, so I took the opportunity to explore the picturesque seaside town (I blew my shopping budget on the first day when I discovered the Australian fitness store Lorna Jane!)
{Cheerful flowers lining the main roads}

{I love seagulls, they remind me of childhood summers spent on Nova Scotia beaches}

{Room servive after a long day of conferences- veggie quinoa burger and tomato & cucumber salad}
{Beautiful floral decorated home}

{Accepting a Rookie of the Year award on behalf of our Board of Directors}
{Quiet landscape en route to Venice Beach}
{You know you're in a seaside village when...}
{Scenic Marina del Rey beach}


  1. wow, this looks wonderful! I love seaside towns and this is the perfect one.. makes me want to go on a road trip NOW but hey, someone has a work day today, boo! almost a month left and my second vacation will arrive. it's two weeks long :)
    btw, the food looks beyond delicious!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  2. Soo beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful time. The food does look incredible.

  3. Glad you hear you had a lovely time and that your speech was a success!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  4. congrats on doing well at your conference emily! i'm so jealous that you got to be at the beach.

  5. Congrats on your award. How exciting. I wish you were in Northern California so we could finally meet. Some day...


  6. Ahh that sounds like a great trip! Congrats on the award :)

  7. So neat! Congrats on your award...and on that lovely trip!

    <3 Cambria

  8. Beautiful photos! Congrats on the award, glad you had a good trip!

  9. These photos are beautiful!!

  10. Congrats on your award! That sounds like a fabulous event. I love seagulls too and all kinds of birds. My neighborhood is overrun with geese, but I think birds are beautiful.

    You're still eating vegan meals, right? Have you been pretty successful while traveling?

  11. Looks like an awesome time! Congratulations on the award, I know it was well deserved :D

  12. Wow Emily I am impressed with your Rookie award. Dress for success has been such a great opportunity for you. Lovely post, enjoyed the photos and you look so pretty in your black dress. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  13. That floral home is something else! Congratulations on the award!!

  14. you looked fabulous and what wonderful recognition for the company!


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