Over the weekend I was surrounded by fellow beauty & fashion enthusiasts at Spark Sessions, Canada’s first fashion & beauty blogger conference. The team of organizers pulled out all the stops for the 2nd annual event, and the panels, presentations and keynote speakers did not disappoint.
Opening with Andrew Sardone of Globe Style and Vanessa Craft of Elle Canada, the weekend kicked off on a really high note – each of their presentations were just the beginning of the endless stream of advice, inspiration and knowledge imparted upon the attendees over the weekend. Speakers came from all backgrounds, from PR to marketing, traditional and digital media, advertising and more, covering every aspect of blogging. The conference closed with Cheryl Hickey of ET Canada who’s just launched her own line of natural beauty products, OURS.
While it wasn’t my first time at the conference, it was my first as a blogger – last year I went on behalf of my company, so it was a whole new experience taking in the sessions knowing I had my own little corner of the internet to apply all of the valuable information to. It renewed my passion for this blog and gave me the chance to connect with some of my favourite brands, and has reignited the fire to grow this passion project of mine into something really wonderful. Let’s just say 2015 should be really amazing!
A huge congrats to the entire Spark Sessions team – Marissa, Anjali, Nicole, Jenny, Melissa, Anum, Deanne and Elaine, you really nailed it this year and I can’t wait to see your growth heading into 2015!