I was a little absent on the blog last week, but all for a good reason. I attended The Southern C Summit, a 3-day conference with engaging and educational sessions for creative professionals and online influencers. Needless to say, those three days were packed full of activities. I thoroughly enjoyed absorbing everything the amazing presenters had to share. I left the summit feeling inspired, motivated and happy to have met some talented new friends. Here are a few photo highlights from the week.
During the day we learned a thing or two from several guest speakers, including the editors of Traditional Home, Domino, Better Homes and Gardens magazine and the blogger behind Waiting on Martha, just to name a few.
On night one we enjoyed a cocktail reception at The Mills House, complete with champagne and some sweet little cupcakes. Bonus of the evening: We all got to take home one of the best smelling candles my nose has ever encountered from Low Country Luxe .
The weather finally decided to cooperate on Thursday. It was the perfect day for outdoor dining.
We enjoyed a beautiful lunch outside at the William Aiken House with food provided by Fish Restaurant. Shout-out to Lifeguard Press for the wonderful job on all of the tablescapes.
One of my favorite parts of the summit (aside from the sessions, of course) was the cocktail hour hosted by Sea Island, where we were treated with a sneak peek of the Southern Grown Festival. Warning, photo overload. I just couldn't help myself.
Everything was absolutely gorgeous, especially this bread display.
The hors d'oeuvres were almost too pretty to eat... almost!
And then there were the cocktails. A beautiful display of refreshing beverages awaited us. How cute were the glass bottles?!
Cocktail hour was followed by more sipping and some shopping at Hampden Clothing.
And then onto
picking out my Christmas present drooling over some stunning jewelry at Croghan's Jewel Box.
And a little charcuterie to top off the evening.
The summit wrapped up on Friday with brunch and bloody marys on the Ashley River at the Le Creuset Atelier. We nibbled on so many delicious things, including shrimp pizza and BBQ sundaes from Food for the Southern Soul and Callie's Hot Little Biscuits.
And what conference is complete without an Atlantic Sea Salt Soak Bar?! We were able to make our own bath salt mix courtesy of One Love Organics.
The summit was a nice balance of learning during the day and socializing at night.
It was the perfect gateway to networking with creative and empowering individuals, all with a common goal in mind: success!