#HLS12 Recap 1

Hi Everyone!

So we have A LOT to catch up on. I figured we’d just hit the ground running with this post since I am so excited to share with you my first recap of the Healthy Living Summit! Sound good? Great!

This was the first time I attended the Healthy Living Summit, or any blogging/healthy living conference for that matter. I arrived at the Hyatt Regency around 2:30 for early registration.  Once I checked in, I was pointed in a different direction where I was handed my swag bag and a free pair of Reebok sneakers! I absolutely love the color that I got and everything else about this shoe. It was cute and comfortable! How can you go wrong?

Also, check out all of the swag in my bag!  The swag bag was stuffed with everything from cookies, pretzels, chap stick, cereal, granola bars, energy drinks and much more. I cannot wait to try all of these products, and see which ones I like best. I’ve already got my eyes on testing out the Dancing Deer Fruit and Nut Squares very soon!

Soon after I was handed my swag bag, I headed over to the first session of the conference which was called “Kicken of #HLS12 with Greatist & Blogging Workshop Open Hours” with Derek from Greatist. I frequent the Greatist website often, so I was very excited and interested in hearing what Derek had to offer. Some of the main points that I took away from this sessions were to

  • Stay true to your voice
  • Invest time and maybe money on your blog design
  • Try to make your blog as authentic as possible
  • Ask for feedback from readers

The Greatist session ended around 4:00 so that meant I had about 3 hours until the cocktail party began. Since I did not stay at the hotel (I live only 20 mins away), I decided to tag along with some bloggers who were going for a tour/walk around the city. Although I already know a lot about Boston, and how to navigate around (for the most part), it was still super fun to walk around with bloggers who had never been to town before. It was also nice to squeeze in a “light” workout before attending the cocktail party. Hey, a 4 mile walk, is a 4 mile walk!

(Photo Credit Clare’s Blog)

Once I arrived back at the hotel, Rachael was nice enough to let me get ready in her room. We got all gussied up and ready for the cocktail party within an hour! Talk about productive :)

The cocktail party took place in a nearby tent that was part of the hotel. ReBootizer sponsored the cocktail party and I think they did a fantastic job! We were all given one drink ticket at the start of the night, and also provided with some great “munchie” type appetizers to pick on throughout the night.

The rest of the night was spent meeting and mingling with some great women. I got to meet Courtney from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life, which is one of my favorite blogs. Isn’t she just stunning?

Oh ya, did I mention that there was a photo booth too? Obviously I had to participate!

The cocktail party ended around 10pm but I left at 9:45 in order to get enough sleep for the next days festivities. Stay tuned for Recap #2! :)


Did you go to HLS12? What was your favorite part?



  1. Wow! That’s a lot of “swag” in that bag! Totally jealous!!

  2. Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers says:

    i’m so glad HLS was so much fun! i absolutely LOVE the teal dress you wore to the cocktail party!

  3. i’ve loved reading everyone’s recaps! i’ll have to make sure I attend next years event. i wanna try those pretzel crisps. they look tasty! :)

  4. Love your dress, you look super cute! And all that cheese….I am a cheese crazy person. haha.

  5. Nice HLS recap! Hoping to get mine up later this week. School started today so no time. I didn’t see mr chobani today but I did see his girlfriend. I will be sure to share your love for chobani yogurt when I do.

  6. The Dancing Deer fruit and nut squares are AMAZING. I dug right into them in my hotel room! I was at the event but we must not have met. Maybe next year!

  7. Girl, it was SO great meeting you this weekend!! YOU are stunning!!!
    FYI: Beware of those fruit and nut squares…they are daaaangerous ;)

  8. I LOVE your shoes! I’m soooooooo jealous- I want the pink ones so bad! Also, is that dress from Spool72? I have a slight obsession and it looks like the one I’m currently head over heels for. You and Courtney both look gorgeous in that picture!

  9. CaligirlSM says:

    It was so nice meeting you this weekend! I especially loved the fact that you are a tennis enthusiast like me!! Maybe I’ll see you at the U.S. Open! I’m planning on getting tickets soon. Hope to keep in touch.

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