L.A. Bloggers Brunch – what a blast!

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach, CA

I have been in Manhattan Beach (L.A.) since yesterday and I  just wanted to share with you what I have been doing!  I am here for the Bloggers Brunch which was hosted by Childs Play Communications and Team Mom Media.  I flew down yesterday (have I mentioned how much I dislike flying?) and checked into the Shade Boutique Hotel.  It is a really neat hotel – there is even a huge spa tub in the middle of the room.

I finally got to meet my good buddy Kari from A Giveaway Addicted Mommy.  It really is fun to meet online friends in person, and she was exactly how I expected she would be.  She is hilarious and just full of energy (and gorgeous HMPH).  She actually stayed with me in my room last night, along with Amanda
(Mommy Mandy – who is a sweetheart!).  We went out to dinner, tweeted together and giggled a lot.

This morning we went to Starbucks and took a walk down to beautiful Manhattan Beach.  It really was breathtaking.  We went on the pier for a bit, then headed back up the hill.  Valerie from Sweeps4Bloggers called me and we met her half way.  She was with Rita from One 2 Try.  What a nice group of ladies to hang out with!  I’ve been anxious to meet Valerie and she really is just so sweet – I just love her!

L.A. Bloggers brunch Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach, California LA bloggers brunch

We went to Bloggers Brunch and it was fabulous!  We met some nice reps and a few other bloggers.  After, we came back to the room for a bit and then strolled the Farmers Market which was right outside of my room.  I had a hard time saying goodbye to my friends, but I know I will see them all again…some of them at BlogHer.

Though I have had a wonderful time, I am really excited to get home. I haven’t been there much lately it seems, and I miss my family something terrible.


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Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!


  1. Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." on

    Looks like a blast! I'm so jealous but I'm so happy for you girls. 🙂 You all look fabulous!! (smooches)

  2. Kari @ A Giveaway Addicted Mommy on

    I was so incredibly thrilled to finally meet you and you were exactly as I expected and more.
    Thank you for all the wonderful times and for the sweetest words in this post. One day maybe I will see what you see when I look in the mirror? 🙂

    Thanks for letting us bunk with you! Lets not let too much time pass before doing this again!

  3. It was so much fun and a pleasure meeting you Jennifer! Can't wait to see you this summer (who knows, maybe before then!)

  4. Michelle @ Flying Giggles on

    The brunch was so nice. I am bummbed I did not get to meet you, however I did get to meet a lot of new bloggers.

    We will have to catch up next time!

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