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Throwing '50 Shades' to Bloggers(ish)


Throwing '50 Shades' to Bloggers(ish)

We’ll be perfectly honest with you all (because when are we not?), we’re sick and tired of women claiming to be “Feminists” because it’s the trendy thing to do. Why can’t we all be supportive of one another without being called a “Feminist”? Time and time again, we hear stories about fellow bloggers getting nasty with one another and becoming super competitive. Really? Did you just happen to invent the concept of blogging where you feel entitled to claim every little thing about it? No, so stop. Why does it take a day like International Women’s Day for all of us to sit back and pretend to be supportive of one another? Because it’s the trendy thing to do. Well, we’re calling your bluff because it’s all a bunch of bullshit.

That being said, we pride ourselves on actually supporting women in our industry today and EVERY DAY, for that matter. Maybe it’s because what we do doesn’t compare to what everyone else out there is doing that makes it easier for us to have that mindset, but it’s all relative in the grand scheme of things. Our blog was started on a real friendship with real goals in mind for the future of our company, which is probably why brands and businesses continue to work with us. As you can see, we don’t sugar coat ANYTHING - what you see is what you get. We are not the bloggers that say “yes” to everything because it comes with the word “free” all over it. Beware of the bloggers out there who do that, because they’re out there. We’re real, we’re best friends and we will ALWAYS tell it how it is. Rest assured dear readers.

Throwing '50 Shades' to Bloggers(ish)

Whew, END RANT.

The Circle Delray Beach

So, what does this have to do with the ‘50 Shades of Bloggin’ event we attended last month? Everything. Everything, because we were surrounded by bloggers and influencers JUST like us. Bloggers that go out of their way to empower and promote one another even if they are also competitors. Insert why we love Sean Koski, Brian Kelly and Lauren Leaderhouse, Co-Founders of The Circle in Delray Beach. They're the real deal as they built their business with brand empowerment in mind, and get it. The Circle hosts events monthly to showcase the latest brands that have a pop-up shop in their space. We have become true regulars at The Circle because it’s always packed with creative minds, innovative ideas and new ways of marketing fashion and lifestyle businesses! Who wouldn’t want to hangout there and collaborate all day?

The Circle Delray Beach

So, when Sean, Brian and Lauren approached us about attending their ‘50 Shades of Bloggin’ event, we knew we wouldn't miss it. No one throws an event or party like this trio, so we were more than happy to accept our invitation.

Lindsey Swing, Sean Koski, Brian Kelly, Lilly Robbins

In true fashion, they planned an event that would bring local and national influencers and bloggers together on February 24th called ‘50 Shades of Blogging’. Bravo TV star Lauren Wirkus of SUMMER HOUSE co-hosted ‘50 Shades of Bloggin’ with BIG KID PROBLEMS creator Sarah Merrill along with Rosé Season creator, Sarah Billstein, who was on site to personally showcase the rosé lifestyle with an exclusive pop-up shop featuring rosé themed items. It couldn’t have been more fabulous.

Sarah Billstein, Sarah Merril, Lauren Wirkus
Sean Koski, Sarah Billstein, Sarah Merril, Lauren Wirkus, Brian Kelly, Lauren Leaderhouse