Today I am sharing about a party I was able to attend, a giveaway for you and how that day went really, really bad.
Last week I had the fun chance to attend an event hosted by Better Homes and Gardens in New York City.
The Best New Product Awards is where, you guessed it, new consumer products are chosen as the best in their category. There are food products, home products, personal products and beauty products.
(all photos in the post are from ©Avi Gerver Photography)
The event was held as a cocktail party at the Eventi Hotel – you can see me listening very intently on the left in the picture below. As always, tallest girl around. The sweet lady with the long hair to my left is Kaelin from BHG and to her left is Jenna from SAS Interiors.
It was a lovely evening and it was nice to meet more of the people from BHG and from the different brands and blogs represented.
Of course you want to know about the giveaway part – but first I have to tell you how I made it all the way there and then almost didn’t make it there at all.
I don’t drive into the city very often – usually my husband does. Much less stressful that way.
But I was going to a place I had been before and I knew as long as there wasn’t a lot of traffic, it was relatively easy to get there.
And I did. I got within one block of the hotel nice and early. Plenty of time to stroll down to the Starbuck and have a cup of coffee.
Except, there was a detour.
That sent me left.
Into the Lincoln Tunnel.
Back out of the city into New Jersey.
Oh, I hate to admit this, but I don’t do very well with tunnels. I manage them as a passenger but I haven’t driven through a long one in a very long time. It was less than enjoyable.
I got through the other side, had no idea where I was, the tunnel was totally backed up going back in the city and my GPS was totally confused.
Thank you Dana for being at home, answering the phone, figuring out where I was and directing me back over the George Washington Bridge a second time and telling me how to get there without all of this happening again.
I still managed to make it on time, enjoy myself and then head home.
With my SWAG bag filled with many of the items that won the awards.
And the best part – they want to give one of the SWAG bags to one of my readers!
Enter below to win – good luck!