I am in shock. I am in shock that it was over a week ago that I was in Disney. I am in shock over how many amazingly talented people there are out there. And…I am in shock at how different Disney seems from adult eyes…..still “magical” but different.
I mean when this is on your bed when you arrive, how can you not be in awe?
I attended Food Blog Forum in Orlando, FL. And boy, does Disney put on a show. The conference was organized by Lindsay (remember when I talked about her here, here, and here?) and Julie along with Jaden & Scott, and Diane & Todd. Disney was a huge sponsor and put us up in the beautiful Grand Floridian.
Then I found the pool. And a drink.
We started the weekend off with a fabulous reception. Remember when I said Disney put on quite a show??? They used tweezers to garnish our food….
The next day we started bright and early with a delicious breakfast (and look at that fruit).
We had some wonderful presentations by Jaden and Scott about redefining success. They made us think about why we blog and what we want that to bring us. It helped me realize why I blog….Because it makes me happy and I have fun doing it. Not to make money, or become famous, but just because I have fun doing it. Thanks Jaden and Scott (and their super adorable kids)!
We took a break for lunch and wow! The theme was Kid’s Cuisine from Disney.
We also heard from the most amazing White on Rice Couple, Diane and Todd. Their photography is so inspiring.
One of the most amazing sessions was done by a Disney Imagineer, Tim Warzecha. He told us about how Sanaa, a restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Lodge came to be. It was unbelievable. We learned that every single nook and cranny is thoughtfully researched and planned.
We capped the night off with some VIP treatment at Hollywood Studios Fantasmic show.
The weekend concluded on Sunday with a spectacular brunch by Whole Foods Orlando.
I met some fabulous people that I will definitely stay in touch with.
and Kim, my roomie!
And the swag??? It was unbelievable and super generous. Thanks sponsors!
Check out some of my friends’ posts on the event too!
Amanda from Kevin and Amanda
Dianna from The Kitchen Prep
Sloane from Life Food and Beer
Stephanie from Macaroni Cheesecake
Meagan from A Zesty Bite
Julie from Table for Two
Rachel from Baked by Rachel
Alicia from Alicia Carlson Photography
Aggie from Aggie’s Kitchen
I can’t wait for next year in Asheville, NC!