I SURVIVED THE LEMON LIFE SOCIAL BLOGGER BAZAAR
If you follow me on any form of social media, you've noticed I've been BLOWING THE TL UP with photos and info from the Lemon Life Social Blogger Bazaar, held at Sandbox in San Diego. Sorry not sorry. For those of you who don't know, LLS is a social media blogging collective of sorts, that focuses on connecting a community of content creators. Say that ten times fast. I was privileged enough to read tarot for the event, and boy...that shit was bananas. Thankfully, I was not alone and a wonderful lil' witchy friend (who I am utterly convinced is my friend soul mate...bc she's basically me) named Alex acted as my assistant for the day. She was the real MVP. She made my chalkboard sign, took photos, and literally guerrilla marketed my services to those beauty bloggers like it was her actual job.
Speaking of bloggers..........
I want to take a minute and thank the wonderful Lemon Life Social team for A) giving me the opportunity to slang cards in a FUCKIN DECKED OUT CARAVAN-supplied by the Sippin' Gypsy-surrounded by crystals(#YasWitch), and B) letting me read them. You'd think a room full of attractive fashionistas wouldn't produce such genuine people, but boy was I wrong. I met some of the sweetest, most vibrant people, and I had such an enormous blast reading them. Not to mention the fact that I saw an astounding amount of humility from women who literally had THOUSANDS on THOUSANDS of followers. If that isn't heart warming idk what is. Also, if we're being quite honest, I was semi inspired to become a beauty blogger-but we all know maximum effort isn't really my aesthetic so here we are.
In all seriousness, that Lemon Life team pulled off a real banger of an event. There was amazing food via Coast Catering; delicious drinks curated by Snake Oil Cocktail; and niche artisan products like organic cotton candy from Get Fluffed Up. Which I was totally HERE FOR. Stations were set up for hair (shoutout to Kim who did Alex's bitchin' braid), makeup (ANOTHER SHOUTOUT TO MY GIRL JESSICA YOU A MAKEUP KWEEN), and jewelry/clothing from various brands. Aside from myself, there was one other tarot reader, and a Divine Resonance with Bambi & David, who did sound healing-which we were honored enough to participate in, and it was LIFE CHANGING. Not only were the bells and whistles really polished, but the photo op stations were more than IG worthy, the venue was breathtaking, and the panel offered more than enough insight for the bloggers/creatives who attended.
I expected to be totally out of my comfort zone, seeing as I'm not really a fashion blogger and only wear black. Much to my surprise, I felt pretty at home. The event was attended by bloggers, content creators, and the like. I probably met more graphic designers and PR professionals than I ever did at the Art Institute...well...at least good ones. It definitely made my tarot readings easier, as I was totally capable of speaking their language. I also learned just how much work these bloggers put into their content, and it is intense. They spend hours shooting, editing, and marketing themselves. Honestly, ya'll are workhorses, and kudos to you bc I could neverrrrr.
Overall it was an amazing experience both spiritually, and professionally. I met a thousand different types of people, and in an intimate setting if I happened to read them as well. I just wish I'd pulled out a more popping outfit, because I don't think I could've seen more florals, two piece sets, or jumpers if I had walked into SD Stroll myself.
As a parting note, here's a few links to some amazing bloggers I met at the event that I now am obsessed with. Special shouts to the Hilary Duff of my life. #StassiSchroederWatchOut. For more pics of the event, check out the slideshow belowww.