Design Blogger’s Conference 2014 May I Drop A Few Names? :)

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Design Blogger’s Conference 2014 May I Drop A Few Names? :)

Sunday was the kick-off for a star-studded event that brought designers, bloggers, suppliers and media people from around the country together for a 4 day free for all in the idea sharing department at Design Blogger’s Conference 2014.  And who doesn’t love a good SWAG bag??? They loaded us down.




That’s right y’all. You saw it here first… Domino is back!!!

Domino Magazine

 As soon as I entered the beautiful ballroom at The Grand Hyatt, the excitement was at frenzy level and it never let up.

Grand Hyatt Stairwell

I met Jeffrey Johnson and  Leslie Carothers right off the bat. Matching names to well known faces is always a feat at these affairs. I promise not to bore you with every little detail (unless you are a follower on Instagram, then it’s Katy bar the door). I honestly had no idea what to expect but I am SO glad that I went. Funny how quickly you bond with people when you have so much in common. I came home with an entire bouquet of new friends  (warning: we were grabbing whoever was standing near to snap a pic so these are very grainy but still, I will treasure them)

new friends at Design Bloggers Conference

Nancy Wildermuth from PA

… many of the names and faces you will know.  So without further adieu…. a little name droppin’. LOL

Candice Olson

Yes, Ladies and Gents, that is the one and only Candice Olson! And she is hilarious.


 cindy barganier tobi fairley

  And that is Tobi Fairley. It was predicted last year that she will join the ranks of Oprah and Elvis etc. and will only be known as Tobi.

Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc

This is Karen, the host of The Design Tourist on The Design Network. She was a sweet pea. There is a trend developing here .  I am short!!!

DBC 2014

On the left is Jeffrey Alan Marks star of Bravo TV’s  Million Dollar Decorators.

On the right is Michael Bruno, Founder and Chairman of 1st Dibs.

Ann Maine, Traditional Home

So honored to now consider this gracious lady a friend.  Ann Maine, Editor In Chief of Traditional Home Magazine.

And my favorite of all, my sweet friend Michelle that I went to Tybee Island with.

Iron and Twine DBC winner

This cutie pie won the title of New Blogger Of The Year.

I felt like a proud Mama.

That’s it.

Back to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.



  • Great recap, Cindy! I so enjoyed meeting you and spending time with you at the after parties this week! How fun was this conference?!? Looking forward to keeping in touch!

    March 8, 2014 at 1:57 pm

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