rendez-vous: new england.

Happy Tuesday everyone! Thank you SO much to those of you who have
entered the fabulous bfrend giveaway {and if you haven't, you should}!
I promised another big announcement this week...and here it is :)

 After meeting with {jd}, one of my blog besties, in Chicago
{and after successful meet-ups in ProvidenceCharleston and New York City},
we decided to pull together an entire weekend devoted to meeting other bloggers
while she's out east this September and we're calling it: rendez-vous: new england!

For those of you in New England, it's the perfect opportunity to get to know your blogger community better...and for those of you who might be elsewhere, it's an excuse to make that trip to Boston you've been dying to make for years. If you've never been to a meet-up, it's a great way to see the blessings of blogging come to life. I'd love to see your face in the next photo of my blogger meet-up montage :)

We have a touristy adventure planned for Saturday afternoon, September 10th and a fabulous mixer on tap later that evening evening. On Sunday, September 11th, we'll explore the SoWa Open Market and have a picnic to follow. This event is open to bloggers of all ages and genres -- we're just hoping to have a LOT of fun getting to know fellow bloggers!

If you have any questions whatsoever, please don't hesitate to get in touch! 
If you're making the trip from outside of New England, we advise booking your 
travel ASAP because these events will fill up--as will flights and buses. 
{Please email me after you book and I can help coordinate a roommate if you'd 
like one to help cut down on costs! If you're in New England and just want a fun night 
in Boston, you can also email me for our hotel location--I just don't want to share it broadly 
so we can maintain privacy and safety.}

If you're not in the area, where else might you like to see a rendez-vous?

Should you have any questions whatsoever, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Many thanks to the beautiful ladies from Boston Bloggers and Paper Moss for their 
support :) If you can't make it this weekend, don't fret--this won't be the last 
rendez-vous...Hope to see you in September! xoxo {av}

P.S. Do you want to give away a little something to all the attendees? Email me :) 
Your products are sure to get a wide audience! Or--if you're in Massachusetts or 
New England and want to help, definitely reach out to us! We just might need you!


  1. Sounds like a great experience and a lot of fun, too bad I'm in Ohio :(

    XO Emily @

  2. YAY! Obsessed with this plan!

  3. we need an italian rendezvous so i can come! i was just telling jillian that i depart on the 10th at 5ish but if you guys are going to be here earlier we should try to meet up before i catch my plane! haha. i love the sound of this meet-up - the sowa market is amazing!
    talk to you soon!

  4. I adore this idea, and I would definitely think of coming. Could you email me the hotel? And do you think people are going to come up Friday or Saturday? I would look into flights for whichever you think people are doing. I can't wait!!

  5. Im so excited about this! I live in Florida, but im definately going to try to make it!

    Much love from

  6. Ahh I would love to go :( too bad I will be in a weekend camp in New Hampshire.

  7. Wow! This sounds awesome. First of all, I love your blog because my boyfriend and I do long distance 8 months of the year. It's so great to know that you were able to get through it for three years, the same amount of time that we will have to before we can be together. Secondly, I go to college in Boston!!! And I will be there then, so I am definitely looking forward to this event. I hope to get to know you guys on here even more in the coming weeks before the big event. Sounds like so much fun :)

  8. This sounds like a great idea. I think couples in LDR have more of an aptitude to get up and travel to meet in new locations. My husband and I have been LD for 3 years now. We finally moved to the same city almost a year ago but he is on the road Mon-Fri. I would love to meet you ladies but i am due with a baby sept 20th so no travel for me. Next one i would love to try out.

  9. this is such a fun idea. to bad I live no where near boston :(

  10. Oh my gosh! I have to move into my new apartment that weekend but hopefully I can escape for at least one of the days! So excited, and I love SoWa!

  11. ahhhh! This is sooo exciting! I just signed up and put it in my planner. This is awesome. Thanks for planning this!!


  12. what a cool idea! i'm definitely thinking about going. and if you ever come to Philly or NYC, i'm TOTALLY there : )


  13. Sounds fabulous! I think I might even be in Chicago that weekend.

  14. Oh wow, this is so great! Tell me when you're in TX! (although I haven't found many TX bloggers yet ... )

  15. What a great idea and thank you so much for organizing! Unfortunately, I am starting a new job in a few weeks and don't think I'll have the luxury of planning a weekend away yet. Can't wait to hear all about it! :)

  16. What a wonderful get together-I'm envious!

  17. Sounds like a blast! I used to live in Boston and it's my favorite city! I wish I was able to make it

  18. You ladies are always cooking up something fabulous!

  19. Aw, I so wish I could go :( but I'll be back at school by then and 4 hours from my hometown of boston. I can't wait to see pics from the event!

  20. That sounds like SO much fun! Someone needs to organize one of these for the Los Angeles area bloggers! Any desire to travel out here? ;)

    Have fun!

  21. I love this! I need to get to a meetup sooner rather than later, but I am actually tied up going to a wedding that weekend. I am just one state over from you now though, so hopefully I will get to meet you eventually!

  22. Love love this idea but I will miss it. I'll be in Austin, TX for my soon to be sister-in-law's bachelorette weekend. Have a great time!

  23. just registered- such a great, fun idea!!

    would love to help out -- let me know where i can help!! :) great meeting you tnite!

  24. This is such a fun idea!! I would love one in the midwest!!
    But I will look up flights to Boston, I have been dying to visit there!

  25. booo hooo, i want to come!! i'll (probably) be living in philly this time next year, so we will have to do another one then!! especially for me :) xoxo

  26. sounds like so much fun! too bad i'm so far away : ( and if i weren't heading to new england this week i might just try to get up there in september too! rain check for me, you girls have a ball!

  27. SO SO glad I found your blog! I live in Boston and I've been dying to connect w/ other local bloggers. Unfortunately I'll be on the Cape that weekend volunteering for the MS Challenge Walk so I can't make it but please keep me in the loop for other get togethers!!!!

  28. I just learned about this :( Can we do it again in MA or RI soon?