DC Blogger Party for Eddie & Jaithan!

Michele of My Notting Hill had a DC-area blogger party this past weekend & it was just so much fun!!! Check out Michele's pics & post on the party here. (Unfortunately I was a bad blogger & didn't remember to get pics until the very end when lots of people had already left!!! Some of these pics are Michele's!) here's Michele with Eddie:

She & her husband were such gracious hosts. Everyone went nutty over the Cuban pork he made!!! WOW. And the gorgeous addition to the home in the back. The whole thing was windows/ doors and looked out over the beautiful patio & pool. (jealous!!! :) Michele filled it with an awesome mix of new & thrift finds. Her coffee table that she found for $8 and had a new piece of glass made for ($60) was a show-stopper. Bob from Homer's Odd Isn't He who works for the Kellog Collection said it retails for around $3,000!!!! Go Michele!!!! (i wish I had a pic!!!)

When Eddie & Jaithan arrived with their friend Caroline, everyone was just so excited. They both have thisgreat contagious energy & sense of fun. Below is a photo of Eddie & Terri from WindLost, two of my favorite people!!!!

Anf here's the gang that was left when I finally broke out the camera at the very end: Michele, Eddie, Jaithan, Anne Hardock, me ( + baby 2), and Gretchen Ginnerty. Anne gave me the warmest welcome at the party & just made my night!
Here's a good one of Terri & me that I got from Michele. I will definitely post more pics when she sends them to me because her camera was "magic" and gave you the nicest tan when the flash went off. (yes please!! ) Terri is just as sweet & insightful & real in person as she is on her blog. I was thrilled to finally meet her in person!! (And our husbands even got along! haha)
I met so many awesome local bloggers & it was just so much fun seeing them in person. I wish I had pics!!!! arggggg Terri Sapienza, our hero from the Washington Post, was there too & she is just gorgeous!!!!! The time flew by so quickly & the night was over & I realized there were so many I didn't get the chance to talk with!!! arrggg but I guess that's how a good party goes, right??
And finally, here I am with the lovely hostess. Michele is just one of the coolest, kindest, most gracious people ever. She made us all feel right at home and make entertaining for 40+ look effortless!
Thank you Michele!!!!! I'll post more in a bit on the rest of the weekend with Eddie & Jaithan. We had a blast!!!


thomas said...

Great night! You looked adorable. Keep smiling. Great post.

Erin said...

That would have been just amazing to be there. What a fun group of people!! (And you look fantastic, Lauren, I'm sure even without the magic camera!)

Hirondelle Rustique said...

That party sounds like it was a blast! Oh and btw I love your shirt!

Anonymous said...

OMG! Everyone was SO warm and welcoming, it was beyond!! Lauren, you and Dave were instant friends to Jaithan and me...ever since our first shopping trip back in New York. Can't wait to see more of you very soon!

Eddie + Jaithan

comfort and luxury said...

Fun!! Can't wait to see and hear more!!

LindsB said...

Looks like a wonderful party in a beautiful home! I cant wait to hear about their stay at your home and the great finds at the flea market!!

paula said...

how fun! everyone looks like they are having a blast.

Maria Killam said...

So great, I love the photos and you look so beautiful in that striped top, I love it with your cute baby bump!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh it looks like lots of fun was had. Totally jealous I wasn't there! Thanks for sharing all the great shots and can't wait to hear more about their trip. As always you look great!!!

Cristin said...

How fun!!! You are glowing too!


My Notting Hill said...

Such a great post. Thanks for all the kind comments. The 40+ people were the absolute best combination of guests I've ever had at my house!

Haven on Hanover said...

It was great to meet you at Michele's - I'm bummed I didn't continue on with the flea market - it looked like so much fun!! Best,

Things That Inspire said...

WOW! What an exciting evening! I am so impressed that Michelle coordinated the party - so many people, so many different places. And, to meet Terri Sapienza - that would be so cool. Is she in the pictures?

Anonymous said...

I am so glad we finally got to meet! :) Can't wait to hear how the rest of Eddie & Jaithan's visit at your house went!

xoxo Leila

plaisirs simples said...

what a fun time!!! how much fun to be in a room with such fun/creative/talented people!

Windlost said...

Hi Lauren!!

Finally got back from our trip last night and catching up on posts! Your post of the party is wonderful - you captured it all perfectly!! You know - I do not even remember you taking a picture of Eddie and I!! I think it was because I had about 4 glasses of wine (double the typical!!). I will have to take a copy of the photos from your blog unless you have a minute to send a few to me. Love to one of you and Michele.

I will do a "belated" post on the party this week and then post about our whole trip!

We loved meeting you and Dave. You are such a sweetie and wise and funny (and gorgeous - do you ever get sick of hearing that!!!!) and I felt like we were totally kindred spirits. And Dave is wonderful - I enjoyed talking to him so much and so did David. David thought that Dave was such a great fella - said he could have talked to him much much longer!!

Dave gave me your number and I was going to call from Leesburg but we never made it there. We ended up entirely in southern VA and didn't make it up to Gettysburg or the Reston/Leesburg/Herndon area...sorry!! I felt so bad because i hoped to give you a surprise call and say we were nearby to see if you could come out for lunch or something!

Ok, will run. Such a joy to meet you finally! Wasn't that a great party?! Michele is wonderful.

ALso loved your Eddie and Jaithan post. They are two fine fellows - I loved talking to Jaithan about their lifestyle and hearing Eddie's tales of his projects. WIsh I could have visited them longer!

xo Terri