Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Vegas Blogger's Night Out {a fun giveaway!}

Wow. What a night. What started out as a quick email from Heather of Whipperberry, turned into an incredible night filled with shopping, eating, laughing and friends! What friends, you ask?


It was Vegas' best including Whipperberry, Eighteen25, Sparklepower, 3 Little Birds Boutique, Jeanna Hayes Studio, SHE paperie, and Remarkable Home. No, I wasn't in this picture. I could not find a parking spot and so I missed out on this one.:) Whipperberry planned and put together the whole event and it was fabulous! Why you ask?  Let me tell you what we did.

We met out at The District at Green Valley Ranch and made our first stop at Magnolia Lane.
Magnolia Lane is a charming boutique owned by Andrea Owen.  Andrea dreamed of “a store that people could stroll in and feel at home and then take a little something with them.” They sure made us feel at home!  They had appetizers and a whole line of favorites waiting just for us! It was amazing!  Their store is a must see when going out for a night of shopping.


Next, we headed over to Downeast Basics where they were ready for us to dive in and go shopping. So that is EXACTLY what we did!  I love this store so much...they have great fitting, simple, but elegant, fun, flirty and modest clothing and accessories! 
Then we were off to Rachel's Kitchen for some delicious and flavor-filled food and LOTS of talk.  It was a perfect mild night to sit outside and chat...truly enjoyable!
Dessert was provided for by Choffy and Whipperberry. IT was divine. And we ended the night talking and getting to know each other.  It could not have been a more perfect night...

Except it was.  Baggu Bags donated bags for each of us to fill with Swag from all of the sweet bloggers. Check it out!

Sweet, right?!  Well, don't think we will keep ALL the sweetness to ourselves...We have some goodies for you too!

We had so much fun and wished that you could all be there, so…I thought I would invite you all to our party here!!


                                               {The Spectacular Giveaway!}

Guess what we have for you?!

A $50.00 Gift Certificate to Magnolia Lane, AND a $100.00 Gift Certificate to Down East Basics!

Both of these certificates are redeemable in-store or online!

To enter to win, you must visit all seven blogs (including me!) and leave a comment on their post for today’s giveaway!

Eighteen 25

*Whipperberry

*Kiki Creates

*Jeanna Hayes Studios

3 Little Birds

SHE PAPERIE

Sparkle Power

You also need to visit Downeast Basic and pick out the perfect outfit for a night out on the town. Return to Kiki Creates and tell me what it is!

For additional entries…

• become a follower of all seven of these fabulous blogs (including mine!):), and leave a comment on that blog letting us know. You will receive one entry for each comment!

This giveaway is open to all US residents and will be open until Sunday, April 10th with the winner announced on Monday, April 11th on WhipperBerry.

                                                          {The Swag!!}
Downeast Basic is offering a 20% discount on all regularly priced items!! If you are here in Vegas all you have to do is head to our very own store at the District at Green Valley…

2240 Village Walk Dr. Suite #128

Henderson, Nevada 89052

…print a copy of this post and take it with you to shop to receive the discount or show them the post on your smartphone. If you aren’t here in Vegas, you can shop online using the discount code…GREENVALLEY to receive your amazing discount. This discount is good starting today, April 7th and runs through April 14th!

Jeanna took the amazing photographs for the night. Incredible, right?!


Happy shopping everyone!!



200 comments:

Calla Lael Photography said...

Oh you gals - you're fabulous! It's wonderful to see such casual fun between friends. Thank you having such an awesome giveaway! :o)

Calla Lael Photography said...

How fun to do a virtual shop! Here's my DownEast Basics outfit:

Catwalk Jean
Sparkle Cami
Morning Glory Cardi in white
Greece Garden Bag
Roar Ring

The Miller Five said...

I follow most of the blogs already and I'm going to follow the rest right now. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

The Miller Five said...

I LOVE DownEast's clothing. I loved shopping there when I lived in Utah. Here are my choices:

Road Trip Wrap Top
Luxe Skirt
Falling Flowers Necklace

In fact, I'm going back to pick up some more tee's and cami's right now! I didn't know DownEast was online!

The Miller Five said...

What a cool giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

sherna1 said...

I would wear the oceanfront dress--what a great price!

Valerie Foyston said...

What a fun night! Sure makes me miss living in VEGAS!

Sarah said...

The grey southstreet skirt, the spring splash top, with a ruffled flower headband for a splash of color.

Tausha said...
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Valerie Foyston said...

Now an official follower! Can't believe I didn't do it sooner!

Sarah said...

thanks for the giveaway

Tausha said...

Too cute! Wish that I lived in Vegas! Love the pics-the one where you are shopping-you glow in the pic! Maybe it's just me, and I think that cause I know you, but either way, I think that you rock-just in case you forgot!! Happy Day!!

~Heather said...

What fun to poke through their wardrobe:
Atlantic skirt
Lace tee
Perfectly edgy cardigan
Coral drop earrings
Sunlover scarf/enamel flower necklace

Caroline @ chocolate and carrots said...

How fun! It looks like you guys had a great time! Thanks for the giveaway!
caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com

Caroline @ chocolate and carrots said...

Caroline @ chocolate and carrots said...

As for my outfit:
Gunmetal Spring Scarf Cardigan
Pink Nectar Classic Tee
Falling Flowers Necklace
Soul Sister Skinny Jean

Awesome.
caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com

Tara said...

I'm new to your site, but I am loving it!

Tara said...

I follow you too now!

Katie said...

love the perfect pleats top + the roses edge skirt! great giveaway! the district is down the street from my house!

Daniel and Brittany said...

There is this adorable top called royal ruffle in pink and a creme lace tank with leggings!

scarlettred41816@aol.com said...

Looks like yall had a fun time!
Scarlettred41816@aol.com

scarlettred41816@aol.com said...

I just joined to follow your blog, so hi!

Travis,Stephanie, Olivia & Alex said...

now following your blog, what a fun friend event :)
snefinie@aol.com

Heidi said...

What a fun night out! Love the giveaway!!

The Oylers said...

Oh how I wish I could win this great giveaway!

Whitney said...

Great giveaway. Love it.

The Oylers said...

I follow your blog

Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ said...

Looks like ya'll had a terrific time! I entered over at Eighteen25 and I'm a follower here!

marisa said...

covered rhinestone bracelet with Romantic Revival dress

Kristine said...

Love the Blessing Rings Jewelry line at Magnolia Lane!!!

Kristine said...

I am a new follower now too ;)

Carmella said...

I loved reading about your Vegas fun! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Carmella said...

I loved reading about your Vegas fun! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Venessa said...

I love the Frosted Flowers cardi from DownEast, and the Love Letters from Magnolia Lane. I'm skoootchin' over to all the listed blogs so I can win....would totally make my day! :)

Carmella said...

I am now a follower :)

Holly Park said...

Fun stuff! Hard to choose at DownEast, but I'd go for either one of their skirts or the Soul Sister jeans!

Olivia said...

I love your blog! You have some GREAT Easter ideas... and thanks for having a giveaway! It looks like you girls had a great night out!

cgrider said...

I love this giveaway! Both stores are great. I choose an outfit that is a glairingly obvious we are starving for some sun shine here in Montana. Anything Yellow! I picked the Triple Bloom Top, the Morning glory cardi, Rockstar Shorts, Bees Knees headband topped off witht he crystal clear Bracelet!

Alexis at PersiaLou said...

I am so excited about this giveaway!

Wonder Mom said...

I am already a loyal follower... :0)

Alexis at PersiaLou said...

I am a follower! :)

Melanie said...

You ladies are gorgeous and look like you had a blast!

Wonder Mom said...

WOW- it took me a while, but I think I know the outfit I would choose for a "Girl's Night Out":

Triple Bloom Top in Italian Straw
Utility Skirt in Bleached Sand
Enamel Flower Necklace
Mini Globe Earrings

Whew! That was tough! So many beautiful choices...

torri said...

Oh my goodness this bloggers night out looks amazing! I wish I could have been part of it! Thanks for offering an awesome giveaway!

britty38[at]aol[dot]com said...

Sounds like so much fun!

Jean said...

I love all the swimsuits. I really need a new one! Thanks!

Maloree said...

Awesome Giveaway

Maloree said...

Love the Jeans from DownEast and the Bangles from Heaven from Magnolia Lane

Maloree said...

I am a follower

torri said...

Downeast Basics outfit:
Across Town cardigan, lace lover tee, hot shot boot cut jeans

torri said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Melinda said...

What an amazing night out! I might be feeling a bit of envy creeping up inside of me...

Lynette said...

So much fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lynette said...

A new follower:)

Avalon said...

Oh I have been a follower!

Avalon said...

Oh I have been a follower!

Avalon said...

I would love the flowerful top, the perfect wrap dress, and basically every cardigan they make!

HarmlessColor said...

Here is my outfit for a night on the town:
Fresh cut flowers dress
White Frosted Flowers Cardigain
small lace flower hair pins
Bronze flower bracelet
(I don't have pierced ears, so that's it!)

the Tangerine Flamingo said...

I'd pick the Oceanfront dress w/rhinestone leather cuff bracelet and the small rose earrings!

tangerine_flamingo @hotmail.com

the Tangerine Flamingo said...

following!

the Tangerine Flamingo said...

thank you for the awesome giveaway, I love the butterfly mobile!

Emelie said...

HI! I'm a new follower of your blog! I'm in Vegas too and I love window shopping at the District. Haven't been to the DownEast Basics store cuz I know I'd be broke coming out of there. So the discount hlps but I would LOVE AND QUICKLY USE that $100. My favs are the Vintage lace skirt and the Pick a posy Cardi.
Thanks for the Giveaway!
Em
@
athriftyfind.blogspot.com

Emelie said...

Oh! And I' no following all of the other blogs, some were new to me others I've been following!
Em @ athriftyfind.blogspot.com

Emelie said...

Oh! And I' no following all of the other blogs, some were new to me others I've been following!
Em @ athriftyfind.blogspot.com

Jessie said...

You girls are amazing! It looks like you had a ton of fun!

Sara said...

I like the photobox frame from Magnolia lane

Jessie said...

I am a follower of all 7 blogs!

Lindsey said...

looks like a fun evening! thx for the giveaway

Jessie said...

I would pair the Royal Ruffle Tank with the Soul Sister Skinny Jean. To top it off i'd add the Pearl Square Earrings!

sweethome4us said...

Lazy Day Linen Skirt
Palm Springs Tote ... lOvE

Thanks for the giveaway :)

sweethome4us said...

I'm a follower!

Tracy Michelle Goddard said...

I am So excited about this giveaway! As a stay at home mom of two, with one on the way, I haven't been able to shop for myself in ages! Hope to win! *Crossed fingers* and thanks again!! Btw it says to pick out an outfit on some sites...i wouldn't know where to start...everything is so beautiful! I would leave it up to you beautifully dressed girls to pick something for me! lol

Bee Wing said...

I absolutely LOVE DownEast. I didn't know it expanded out of Utah and Idaho though. If I weren't so tall and the skirts a tad short I would wear the Easy Does It Skirt with the Spring Splash Top with maybe the Small Braided Belt. And I would wear the Mongolia Lane Love necklace with my birthstone.

It's Me: Emily said...

I need some new summer clothes!

Christina Blood said...

Love this blog! what a great giveaway!

Christina Blood said...

Official Follower as well!

Tracy Michelle Goddard said...

I am a newly added follower and so glad I am! Thanks again

Kari said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, it looks like it was a fun night!

BEStrickLoving said...

New to your blog and already loving it! What a great giveaway!

Mom of 3, wife of 1 said...

What a fun group of people for a fun night out. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kari said...

I already follow your blog! =)

Staci J said...

found you through Whipperberry!

Lauren said...

What a fun night and great giveaway!

Staci J said...

I'm your newest follower!

Lauren said...

Now a follower of you blog!

BEStrickLoving said...

New follower!

J.R. and Tammy said...

I am a follower

J.R. and Tammy said...

I love downeast and any outfit would be so awesome!

Lori said...

I would love to win this...my perfect outfit would be the white ruffle trails top with the luxe skirt...so springy!

Lori said...

New follower!

Mike and Alicia said...

I loove the Romance Revival dress and the pretty poppy headband! So cute!

lindsay said...

I didn't realize that there were so many awesome bloggers here in Vegas!

lindsay said...

I'm following your blog. :)

mary love said...

what a really fun giveaway!

mary love said...

love the sun forever dress!

mary love said...

i follow your blog :)

Carolyn and Mark said...

Downeast Basics is my FAVORITE store and when they brought the store to Vegas I was in heaven!! Here is my night out outfit.
Le Petit Linen Dress
Wonder Tee
Rows of Bows Bag
Smokey Pearl Necklace
Small Rose Earrings

Carolyn and Mark said...

What a fun girls night! I love going to the district and have to stop by Downeast every time!

Carolyn and Mark said...

I am a new follower.

Anonymous said...

Love the frosted flowers cardi... and would love to win! :o)
kcernick at netscape dot net

If Toys Could Talk said...

I'd love to win! Sounds like you girls had a blast!

Kim said...

Sounds like you had so much fun!!! I like the Romance Revival Dress from DownEast!!!

Kim said...

I also follow your blog!

Erin said...

How cute are those damask coffee cups!?

Erin said...

I am now a follower and so happy to be! :)

Becca at Motherhood "perfected" said...

This looks like a grand weekend! That would be so me, not being in the picture cuz I was driving around looking for a parking place, Ugh! Looks like it was all worth the effort though!

Ashlee said...

I love your blog and giveaways!

Sarah said...

Both Magnolia Lane and Down East Basics have such cute items!

sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

Sharla said...

Loved the meauring spoons on Magnolia Lane's website. Excited to have found your blog!

Ashlee said...

I follow your blog!

Sarah said...

I follow/subscribe to all 6 blogs in addition to kiki creates!

sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

Erica Wyatt said...

looks like a fun night with fun gals.

Courtney said...

How fun! My outfit:

Swish and Sway skirt
Black v-neck half-sleeve tee
Flower swirl necklace

courtini at hotmail dot com

Sarah said...

From Down East Basics I love the Vintage Lace Skirt
http://www.downeastbasics.com/vintagelaceskirt.aspx
paired with the the Fancy Tee.
http://www.downeastbasics.com/fancytee.aspx

sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

Sarah said...

From Magnolia Lane I love the Message/Menu Board
http://www.magnolialanelv.com/messageboard.html

sarahjgarraty@gmail.com

Erica Wyatt said...

follow your blog

Meyer Family said...

i follow now!

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I follow your blog

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

From downeast basics I like the pretty skirt, the seed flower top and the flower earrings

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mommy Time said...

thanks for the giveaway =)

Tiffany said...

I follow you, looks like a fun night. I'm to Vegas and now I've got to go check out where you guys went. SO fun!

Tiffany said...

From Down East I would get the "Feelin Fancy Cami", love the Pick a Posy cardi, add some great jeans and the crystal clear braclet and I'd be set.

Simply Sara said...

I am a follower of your blog!!

simplysara83@gmail.com

Simply Sara said...

Great giveaway!!!

simplysara83@gmail.com

Stofam said...

Awesome Giveaway! What a great idea!

brooke said...

WOW! my favourite outfit is the coral resort dress! it's gorgeous! :)

Ms. Summers said...

Awesome Giveaway :)

David and Shalee said...

I miss my Vegas home and loved your night out post.

shalee.curtis(at)gmail(dot)com

Ms. Summers said...

I'm a follower of your blog

David and Shalee said...

I'm a follower of kiki.

shalee.curtis(at)gmail(dot)com

Cassie_lu said...

sounds like fun was had by all and thanks for the chance at some goodies :)

Cassie_lu said...

I'm a follower too :)

Glori Bee said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Glori Bee said...

I am a follower!

Brian & Kyla said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Brian & Kyla said...

I'm now a follower of your blog!

R. Jordan & Whitney Layne said...

Kiss and tell top
Skinny Crop

Thanks!
Whitney.gardner@hotmail.com

Brooke said...

Romance revival dress with the poppy headband. Awesome giveaway!

Brooke said...

I'm also a follower!

Natalia said...

Love the triple bloom top (paired with some simple jeans, of course)... though I would probably have to wait until I am no longer pregnant to wear any of their cute clothes again.

Cindy said...

What a fun night you all had. I loved visiting Downeast outfitters website. For a night on the town...I loved the sunday dress? It was the purple one, and so cute.

bow mom said...

fun, thanks for the opportunity!

Lana said...

Fabulous!

Lanae said...

I follow!!!

Brianne said...

Fun giveaway!

grace said...

Your night out looks like it was a blast!
Thanks for the fun giveaway!

tweed fox said...

comment #2. Thanks for the giveaway!
looks like fun!

Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm jealous!

Sarah said...

The Kiss and Tell Top is SO cute!

Sarah said...

I'm a follower!!!

Shelly said...

I am a follower!

Shelly said...

I love the green kiss & tell shirt!

Shelly said...

Love this giveaway!

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow Sparkle Power
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow ShePaperie
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow 3 little birds boutique
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow Jeanna Hayes Studios
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow kiki creates
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow Whipperberry
larissa.ivory@hotmail

Mike and Larissa said...

I would get the flip flops super cute.

Mike and Larissa said...

my down east outfit...
The Sculpture Tee wit the morning glory cardi & Platinum jeans
lairssa.ivory@hotmail.com

Mike and Larissa said...

I follow 1825

Precious said...

Loved reading about everyone's version of the Blogger's night out! Thanks for sharing the story and the giveaway!

Laura said...

I'm following!

Kimberly Martin-Boyd said...

I follow you and some others that were at BNO; looks like you had a blast!!!

justin and jess said...

I would head out in the with the band skirt and the antique top.
Thanks!

Ballyhoo Babe said...

Looks like fun - thanks for the giveaway.

utahangie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ballyhoo Babe said...

I"m a new follower

utahangie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ballyhoo Babe said...

My Downeast outfit: cabana skirt with the flower path top.

utahangie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ramona said...

love ur blog! new follwer

Julie N said...

This is a pretty awesome giveaway! You guys had so much fun! I moved to NYC from Vegas last year and I miss these stores. It was so fun to see your pics!
Here's my outfit:

Le Petit Linen Dress Rosewine
Grey-T Necklace

Thanks!!

Julie N said...

This is a pretty awesome giveaway! You guys had so much fun! I moved to NYC from Vegas last year and I miss these stores. It was so fun to see your pics!
Here's my outfit:

Le Petit Linen Dress Rosewine
Grey-T Necklace

Thanks!!

Julie N said...

This is a pretty awesome giveaway! You guys had so much fun! I moved to NYC from Vegas last year and I miss these stores. It was so fun to see your pics!
Here's my outfit:

Le Petit Linen Dress Rosewine
Grey-T Necklace

Thanks!!

terreahjo said...

Your paper eggs are Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

Julie N said...

I follow you and the rest of the ladies' blogs via RSS! (I found you through eighteen25) thanks!

Meredith said...

thanks for the discount code..i bought just about one of everything in my size :-) (a gift card would still be greatly appreciated!!!)

Meredith said...

love you blog! i am not a facebook follower!

Michelle said...

glad you all had fun! thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Sarah said...

Looks like a fabulous time you had!! Thanks for the chance at such a fun giveaway :)

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

My perfect outfit would be:
Floral Fantasy Tank
Go Figure Skirt
Rose Bead Bracelet

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

I follow your blog!

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

Such a fun night for you guys! We just moved from that area and the District was my favorite. THe pics made me homesick!!!

Michelle said...

From Downeast: Love the Real Ruffler Tee, the Platinum Jean with the palm springs tote. Cute!

Michelle said...

I am a follower!

Ron K said...

wonderful giveaway! fingers crossed!
loriandron@gmail.com

danleyfam said...

Love the giveaway! I now follow your blog!

Amy said...

I am in love with the Real Ruffle Tee and the Swish and Sway skirt. Thanks I love Downeast!

Amy said...

I follow your blog. Thanks.

Vivian said...

I am a new follower! :) Yay!

Vivian said...

An outfit that I would love to wear on the town from Down East Basics would be the Hot Shop Boot Cut Jeans, Triple Bloom Top (love the yellow), Multi Rhinestone Bracelet and South of France Tote! So Fun & Fab! Thanks for the having this giveaway! Can’t wait to receive their catalog!

Vivian said...

At Magnolia Lane…I love the Sweet Dreams pillowcases. Very Cute!

Vivian said...

Just ordered 3 bags of Choffy, too! Can’t wait to try it! I am sooo excited! Thanks so much for the all of the creative ideas! :) You all are an inspiration! Good Friends & Fellowship, Shopping and Vegas…what more can a girl ask for???

miamihoney said...

I follow~

miamihoney said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time!

Stephanie said...

I would wear the Rockstar jeans with the Road Trip Wrap Top!

Marsbeauty112 said...

From DownEast Basics, I picked the Road Trip Wrap Top and Soul Sister Skinny Jean.Perfect outfit for the night on the town.

I am following your blog via Google friend connect- Marsbeauty112

Thank you :)

:o) mg said...

Just found 6 new blogs to visit each day! Love your blog and the girls weekend: I am a bit jealous. hahah
I love the Constellation skirt in their girls "tab" at the Down East website. Too cute! (Since I wear plus size, I'd have to get something for one of my girls.)

Jen V. said...

LOVE Downeast! I have bought a few things off of their website... :)

My outfit pick for a girls night out - Ruffle Trails top in pink flambe, Bling boot fit jeans with Ruffles Edge bag in pink. I'm definitely a jeans and (fancy) tee kind of girl. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Suzette and Sarah said...

I am so excited to meet your friends! I also have been folling you blog- great ideas!

Life of Mandy said...

Love you guys for the way awesome giveaway!!

mandy.d.chandler@gmail.com

Life of Mandy said...

I am now a follower! love your cute blog!
i want to do some crafts now!!