I am pleased to announce that there’s a new blogger community in Los Angeles- Two Point Oh LA. Founded July 2010 by blogger Kelsi Smith, who felt that bloggers spent most of their time alone with their computers and without an entourage of photographers, videographers, etc while at fashion events; these bloggers needed a local network where they could meet and hang-out. For an annual fee of a mere $25, the membership will include workshops, promotions and gatherings where members can socialize and network.
On July 17th, Two Point Oh LA had its First Annual picnic in Griffith Park. The weather was sweltering, but of course that didn’t stop us bloggers from getting dressed up and networking with several LA-area bloggers. We enjoyed sandwiches, chips, veggies Dry Soda– available in a variety of delectable flavors and customized ice cream sandwiches by Joysticks. There were three booths set up by some of the sponsors of the picnic. I signed up for the VIP card for Crossroads Trading Company and learned about the 31 Bits Campaign at the Reef booth while viewing sandals and was gifted bracelets (from the campaign) made with paper beads handcrafted by displaced women in Uganda. I then met Ruchi, a jewelry designer from Phoenix, who was showcasing her line, RGK D’ Zines– beautiful bracelets, rings and earrings from India. Staying true to her motto, “One of Kind…One of You,” all her pieces are unique and one-of-a-kind and cut from sterling silver and gold plating and have semi-precious and precious stones set in and are inspired by the Victorian and Mogul eras.
The day was a major success and I look forward to more events that Two Point Oh LA has to offer and meeting new friends as well as catching up with old.
Special Thanks: J, Kelsi Smith, “Mr. Style”, the bloggers, vendors, volunteers, Griffith Park, the sponsors: Reef Inc, Enid and Christie of Crossroads Trading Co., RGK D’ Zines, Modcloth , Prometheus Cosmetics, Forever 21, XCVI, R.E.M. Spring, Joysticks, Dry Soda Co., Clio, Carolina Pad, Frosted Willow and Lightload Towels.