20 June 2011

the internets is for lovers...

but not like you are thinking,  especially given the weinergate headlines of late!  the 'lovers' i'm referring to in this case is lovers of design and specifically how great it is that the internets gives us lovers of design a place to meet and discuss our obsession amongst people of a similar bent-  and you know what? it's even nicer when those kindred spirits get to meet and discuss their obsessions in person, even if they've only known each other electronically beforehand.

such was the case tonight, when 2 east coast design bloggers, 2 west coast design bloggers, and a gen-u-wine design TV star, all got together to discuss our  design obsession over drinks in the magical environment of the garden of the chateau marmont...

nicole cohen's (sketch42) visit to california was the reason for the gathering, and she contacted moiself, as well as rebecca stringham (rebecca june), and hgtv's emily henderson (secrets of a stylist), to do an in-person meet up, and we were lucky enough to be joined by nicole's NYC friend, erica reitman, (design blahg).  most of us had never met in person before, so it could have been awkward,  but joined by our common internets love interest,  the evening was a total blast-  3 non-stop hours of laughter, covering everything under the sun, from to mickey mouse to kelly wearstler (much love for both) and was all brought together through the magic of the internets...

me and my girls:  emily, erica, rebecca and nicole
now i'm not posting this to tell y'all how fabulous my life is- trust me, after a weekend of cleaning up cat throw up and piles of shed dog hair, as well as the impossible task of trying to find the perfect pair of sconces on a tight budget (ie- basically free), my life ain't glamorous at all, but i *am* posting this because i've said this time and time again, and this evening proved it true: the best thing about blogging is the people, and the opportunities to meet and become friends with people who you'd never meet in the course of your everyday life.  so if y'all are reading this, and maybe thinking of blogging or tweeting, but haven't yet, or perhaps if you are blogging, but doing it anonymously (you know who i'm talking to here, missy), my advice is to get to it, and get out there, and start meeting other lovers!

so cheers to my new friends, nicole, emily, erica, and rebecca- the internets is for lovers, and i loved getting to know each of you a little better!

ps- how could m21 have written this entire post without mentioning the boy superstars of the internets we were also lucky enough to meet during the last week?  last monday, we had the pleasure of having drinks with stefan hurray of architect design, and woody, of the houses of hancock park.  again,  the internets is the place where you meet the nicest peoples!

11 comments:

SGM said...

Wow, no doubt you had fun with that group. How could you not?!

Suzanne said...

So when are YOU going to be on HGTV Design Star? You could totally throw down on there!

maison21 said...

the only thing that could have made it more fun is if YOU had joined us, sgm!

suzanne- me + design star would equal epic disaster! (though probably great television) the first stupid challenge ("you have $300 dollars and 30 minutes to design a living room around the theme of this used starbucks cup"), and i'd throw a *major* hissy fit and walk off the set.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

You are keeping busy!! It was so fun meeting you and Woody -I need to get out there more often!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

PS -todd says hi too!

maison21 said...

stefan, *do* come out to visit more! todd is a really nice guy, so i enjoyed meeting him as well. i'll be visiting NYC in teh fall, so maybe i'll see you guys then...

Brillante Interiors said...

Totally with you on this, my life (business and personal)has changed since I am reaching out. I met the most interesting designers and became real friend with few and virtual friend with few more!

Erin said...

The only thing missing from this heartwarming tale is moi! Someday, Christian, someday... I know we would be best shopping buds.

maison21 said...

erin, we would be shopping TROUBLE, and how much fun would *that* be?

Design Blahg said...

Had SO much fun hanging out with you...please come to NYC immeds so we can do it again! :)

Erica

maison21 said...

i think being a little more bi-coastal should be encouraged in all of us! i'm planning a NYC trip this fall, so hopefully, we'll be able to do an east coast meet-up then!