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}

16 comments:

  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!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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

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  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

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

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

    xoxo,
    Tracy

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

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

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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

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  9. These photos are beautiful!!

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  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?

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

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  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

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

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  14. you looked fabulous and what wonderful recognition for the company!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily