Sunday, August 4, 2013

Did you miss #KBBlog5? When it’s the Fifth Year Blogging Anniversary of @KittyBradshaw, you know it’s ON in the City!

Kitty Bradshaw, #KBBlog5, Blogaversary, New York City
Center (in Pink): Kitty Bradshaw, #KBBlog5 Blogaversary Event, New York City

In mid July, 150 Bloggers from around New York came together under the Studio Arte Space to network and to help Kitty Bradshaw ring in her Fifth Year of Blogging in true New York Style!  Guests were treated to cheese platters sponsored by Cabot Creamery, sparkling wine sponsored by Barefoot Wine, cupcakes by Tipsy Tasty Cup Cakes, desert shooters by The Dessert Stylist, and food sponsored by Golden Krust which included jerk chicken, beef patties, veggie patties, and rum cake.  General Motors was on hand to speak directly with bloggers and encouraged them to enter to win a chance to have a driving experience which included a GM vehicle loan for one week and a $100 gift card.  Last but not least Jaguar and Company Clothier was on hand to present the lines vintage chic designs and sample presentations of their unforgettable fragrance. 

When I met the lovely Raijean Stroud of Swa-Rai Media Group at The Niche Mommy Parenting Conference in New Orleans last year, we talked fashion, blogging and strategy, and when she put out the call on The Niche Parent (the conference has since been re-branded) Facebook Forum for someone to cover an event for her in New York City, I was happy to help. Little did I know what a Social Whirlwind this event would be! But I will tell you, I urge bloggers to join forums, networks and groups, not just the ones between bloggers and brands but with EACH OTHER! You never know when you get an invite that is not in your city that another blogger could help you out with or vice versa, pay it forward my friends, seriously, pay it forward!

Here are some event photos I captured:

Golden Krust Bakery, Kitty Bradshaw, #KBBlog5, Blogaversary Event, New York City, Jamaican Patties, catering
Golden Krust Bakery provided some amazing Jamaican Patties and Chicken, they were definitely a crowd pleaser!

Golden Krust Bakery, Kitty Bradshaw, #KBBlog5, Blogaversary Event, New York City, Jamaican Patties, catering
You know I had to capture a shot of this vignette of Hot Sauces and Jamaican Jerk Sauce!


Upon exiting, guests received gift bags filled with items from Command BrandTide PodsJaguar and CompanyDirty Dog Treat Boxes12-Fold pocket squaresPanama Jack Sun ScreenGreen and Black ChocolateEpilady USASprigsvilleApril Marinand rounded out the sponsors. NRelate creates plugins for bloggers looking to monetize. (Like hello, don't we all want to find creative ways to monetize?!)


During the event, Stephanie Cipriani was on hand to raise awareness for the Lower Eastside Service Center/Angel Thrift Shop.   The LESC uses the money from Angel Street Thrift Shop to fund programs benefiting individuals and families affected by Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS and Mental Illness. (And they will pick up the donations so give them a call fellow New Yorkers please, don’t just toss stuff that would be a benefit to a family who needs it!)

Barefoot Wine, Moscato Spumante, bubbly, #KBBlog5, New York City, Blogaversary Event
Barefoot Wine, Moscato Spumante,  #KBBlog5, New York City, Blogaversary Event


Barefoot Wine kept the Moscato Spumante Popping, super refreshing on a hot muggy day in the summer in New York City during a heat wave. DJ Sean Soul created three 80’s music mixes for guest to enjoy that will be available for download within a couple of days on her site. We were definitely getting down on that dance floor!

Kitty Bradshaw, #KBBlog5, Blogaversary Event, New York City
Kitty Bradshaw, #KBBlog5, Blogaversary Event, New York City - takes a moment to thank the sponsors!

My Take:

I had a blast helping to ring in her Fifth Blogaversary, Kitty was a gracious hostess in every way, and we enjoyed singing and dancing along to the music.  Plus Great Eats and Treats Too!

I am definitely thinking I should do something BIG for my next blogaversary!

Bloggers enjoying a 'selfie' moment!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. No monetary compensation has been received to share our event recap coverage.


  1. Well Happy kitty bradshaw look's like you threw a great bash! Lovely picture Miss.butterfly !!

    1. @Big Happy Buddha - Kitty definitely hosted a fun party, and I am inspired about doing something fun in 2014 for my next blogging anniversary as well!

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