sunny scenes.

I can't hardly believe rendez-vous: new england was a week ago! Everything about rendez-vous
exceeded our expectations--it truly was worth every minute of preparation to see the smiles of
those in attendance. {jd} and I were so thrilled to see it all come together! We had a picture-perfect almost fall weekend in the great city of Boston...and these photos will prove just that :) 

{Want to see who's who? This post will help you :) Thanks again to Sarah
from Hemenway Street for taking such wonderful photos for us on Saturday!}

We spent Saturday afternoon strolling around the South End of Boston on a Boston Chocolate Tour. Not only did we have a phenomenal tour guide, we ate so much chocolate it may or may not have been a substitute for my dinner ;) I'm not complaining though! I don't think I could pick a favorite stop on the tour...but you better believe I have a lot of places I'll be visiting again on future trips to Boston! 

After the tour, we made a beeline back to the hotel to change for the mixer at the Charlesmark Lounge, which was the perfect space for a group our size! Every rendez-vous attendee received a tote bag full of goodies from our lovely sponsors {see the full list of them here!} and a handful of bloggers walked away with some SERIOUS loot. We also had blogger directories on hand, which were essentially yearbooks with photos and snippets of everyone who attended rendez-vous...they helped keep my head from spinning with all the names I was learning :)

We'd really love your input as we look to plan our next rendez-vous. If you could, pretty please
take the quick survey we pulled together so we can tailor our future rendez-vous to you!

Keep your eyes peeled for photos from the final day of rendez-vous on Thursday! Many thanks to
our sponsors and attendees...but most of all, to my fabulous co-host, {jd}! I can't wait to do it again!
I'll be back tomorrow with another sweet story of long distance survival :) xoxo {av}

P.S. Be sure to check out breakfast at toast're sure to find inspiration for your cozy side of fall Friday's Fancies this week! You might also see a few of my favorites for this fall--thanks again {dm}!


  1. looks like so much fun! jealous of the chocolate tour - nothing better than stuffing your face with something good without worrying about it ;) hopefully i can attend a rendez-vous with you in georgetown soon! :)

  2. Ooh love it and I still can't get over how much fun it was! I'm sad I had to miss out on the mixer though; it looks like it was such a blast! I guess that means I'll have to go to the Charlesmark on my own now...

  3. I'll just echo here what I wrote to Jillian. I am absolutely attending the next one. It looks like you girls had SO much fun!

  4. Looks like an absolutely fantastic weekend! Nice job ladies!

  5. That lost photo of you and Jill is so cute! Looks like a fabulous time. I'm sorry I missed it. Maybe next time. Be sure and stop by my blog for my first giveaway. It's a yummy one! :)

  6. yay!! love the recap -- you girls are gorgeous and i know the weekend was absolutely fabulous!! thanks for sharing -- cant wait til the next RENDEZVOUS!! xoxoxo

  7. YAY!!! This was seriously the best weekend ever, thanks so much for planning all of this. can't wait untill next time!

  8. so much fun! i hope one comes near me soon!

  9. This really was a great event and you both did an amazing job of organizing and hosting :)
    Look forward to attending another one in the future.

  10. Looks like a great time!! NYC bloggers need to unite and do the same!

  11. Wow, looks like you all had a fabulous time! What a lovely time to be in the northeast.

  12. Aww! I love this! Well done, ladies! It was a great night:) Love the pic of you and I.