We’re at ALT this week!

Howdy readers, we are going to the ALT Design Summit this week to get inspired and learn from some of the world’s best bloggers! We went last year; Anna Lee Co. was just a spark of an idea and we had a great time. I thought I’d share some of last year’s experience with y’all to inspire you in our absence this week.

The first day we found the most amazing vintage shop, upon walking in the store I pinched myself. I mean this shop owner clearly appreciated the same wacky vintage colors, lines, aesthetic as me, this NEVER happens! I always seem to love the stuff people push aside. I was in heaven, and so was Jodi when she laid eyes on the typewriter, which she purchased and brought home as her SLC souvenir…

The conference itself was fantastic. We made new friends, met famous people (me and Mondo from Project Runway, I totally cried folks) and we ate some good food…

In between sessions there were sponsored lounge rooms including this rad installation from Honda launching their vintage clothing line…hellooooo my three loves: 1.vintage cars  2.vintage clothes  3. vintage graphics, I was totally inspired!

In the evenings there were some epic dinners and parties where we got to rub elbows with great folks!

Jodi won an iPad at one of these fabulous events to boot!!! She was pretty darn excited since she wished for it all conference long…

We stayed at a fabulous hotel the Little America. It’s appropriately across the street from the Grand America, the  glamazon hotel where ALT was hosted. The Little America was rad, and  it was clear that they had spent a great deal of effort to  “update” the interior to a luxe place. It was super fancy, but Jodi and I died at the old school details from the day when this hotel was a motor-in… (like the Futura font room numbers!)

Somehow we found time in between sessions and parties to do even more vintage shopping with our new friends…can you imagine our delight?!

After the conference was over we took the chance to tour some historical Salt Lake City sights…

The Grand America has the sweetest (pun intended) candy shop inside and we LOVED the display for the upcoming Valentines Day holiday…can’t wait to see how they could possibly top this in 2012!

So there you have it a visual summary of last year’s ALT. We’ve both been so busy we haven’t even had time to get excited for this year’s event. I’m certain it’s going to be fantastic, ANYtime I get to be with Jodi for multiple consecutive days is a treat! Wish us luck swimming with the big fish of the blog pond, we’ll send a full report afterward. (Follow us on twitter for updates this week @annaleeco)

2 comments on “We’re at ALT this week!

  1. ally michele
    January 19, 2012 at 3:59 am #

    Cant wait to see what you discover this year! I hear it’s amazing!! :) Are you all going to WPPI?!

    • Kelly
      January 20, 2012 at 2:12 am #

      Thanks Ally, we don’t know about WPPI, we’ll have to check into it! So far we’re having a blast at alt…

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