This week I got back from a week long trip to the East Coast with two kids under five (pictures on my Instagram over here). It was great—and the first time we have been able to take our kids back to Brooklyn, where we got together and I live for nine years. It was also… bonkers… because traveling with two kids under five (and no extra hands to help) is always bonkers. Mom Spends Beach Vacation Assuming All Household Duties In Closer Proximity To The Ocean, anyone? But the day after we got back it was my (very jet lagged) birthday. And because the APW team is the best, they decked out the office for me… which is one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for my birthday. Add a birthday lunch with girlfriends today, and a birthday dinner with David tomorrow, and you have a pretty damn good birthday week.
Add to that, we have been DROWNING at work over here, since exactly December 31, when we got hit with some really miserable stuff. And finally (finally) things are returning to normal. Sure, we’re still knee-deep in web development projects (coming soon to a website near you), but the sun it out, our moods are up, and we’re finally feeling like we’re able to do… our actual jobs. Which makes it a perfect week to announce that….
APW + The Cream Event
Those of you in the Bay Area can (and should) totally hang with us next weekend, on Sunday, April 30! But how, you wonder? If you noticed that glorious image above and asked, “But how do I make all of my hologram dreams come true?” it turns out that the answer is attending The CREAM. If you’re not familiar, The CREAM is one of the coolest wedding events on the planet. It’s never been in the Bay Area before, so after years and years of watching with envy from afar, we finally get to ACTUALLY ATTEND! Eeeeeeee! Dancing shoes, on.
Instead of the traditional expo feel, The CREAM gathers up the best in the industry and creates a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. Think getting to go to a wedding and seeing how vendors do?? it?? up?? IRL. There will be all the food, a dance party, and you can come hang with the West Coast members of Team APW! Tickets are on sale now but getting snapped up quickly… But we’re giving away not one, but TWO tickets so you can come experience it for yourself! Head to our Instagram to enter—all your details are there! Winner will be announced Tuesday, April 25 on Instagram and notified via DM.
PS: I lied, one more thing. On Monday afternoon you can/should totally tune into the APW Facebook page, where you’ll find me and Stephanie testing out curling irons from L’ange under Kate’s dutiful and fabulous direction. We’ve been told it is not safe to drink while curling our hair, but it will still be the next best thing to hanging out with us in real life.
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