Ok, so I knew there would be a couple of celebrities in advance of the Blogher conference, but there were a few surprises.
He was so nice. I told him how Iâ€™m a big fan of â€œKeeping Up With The Kardashiansâ€ and he chuckled and said â€œthose girls sure give me a hard time donâ€™t theyâ€, I chuckled back.
So I heard that Tamra Barney from â€œThe Real Housewives of Orange Countyâ€ was going to be at the Quickie booth, so I had to take a look. She wasnâ€™t there. As I was walking away, guess who was walking right towards me? In the same color dress no less. Yup! It was Tamra! She looked beautiful. I asked if I could get a quick photo with her and she said absolutely. Then she noticed my orange Linea Pelle bag and said â€œI have the same bag in tanâ€, I replied â€œNo way, Linea Pelle?â€ She said â€œyup, I love their bagsâ€. â€œMe tooâ€ I said and told her how I went to their first ever sample sale in NY recently and had a blast. Not only were we wearing the same color dress, we have the same bag. Ahhh kindred spirits! (Click here to read my Linea Pelle blog post.)
So the last celebrity of Day 1 was none other than Padma Lakshmi. The hubs loves her and I mean loves her. I knew in advance she was going to be there and joked with him about me being in the same room with her. So I made a sign. It read â€œWe love Nick DeVitoâ€ and was hoping I could take a photo with it. I knew the hubs would love it. Padma was at the Hillshire Farms booth as part of their sandwich showdown. The staff loved that I made a sign to hold up with her. We took the picture and Padma gave me 2 autographed photos of her, one for me and one for the hubs.
Day 2 I ran into Tamra again. I wanted to see if she was wearing a navy dress like me. No such luck.
Then guess who was at the Eucerin booth? Super model Veronica Webb! First of all she is stunning and had the cutest dress on and beautiful jewelry from her own jewelry line. Second, she was super nice. I mean ok, all the celebrities were nice, but Veronica was so genuine. Her hair stylist was there with her too and just as sweet. I told her about my NJ Unemployed group I founded and she wanted to hear more. No sooner did we take a few photos, but she had already talked me up on Twitter. How cool! Eucerin has a great spokesperson in Veronica. She was super sweet.
*Veronica Webbâ€™s jewelry line will be available in September. She promised her Blogher girls will be amongst the first to hear about it. Stay tuned!
Who wouldâ€™ve thought all these celebrities would have been supporting their brands at Blogher? Certainly not me, but I loved every minute of it.