#WeAllGrow weekend has come and gone. And I have to say, I am so sad.. and miss it terribly. The We All Grow Summit has quickly become my most favorite weekend of the year and for the past three years I have looked forward to it like a child looking forward to Christmas. There is no other weekend where I can drive 30 minutes and completely escape my every day life. I am immersed into culture, love and support.
For the past two years, the beautiful Hotel Maya and the Pacific Ocean has been the backdrop for #WeAllGrow Summit. Surrounded by friends that I talk to regularly online, but live too far away from to see as often as I'd like. It's a weekend of being pampered and of learning and networking. There is no other weekend like it. To be surrounded by like minded, strong, smart, talented, beautiful and inspiring women for three days straight, I leave this weekend feeling empowered and enriched and ready for the rest of the year.
What sets #WeAllGrow Summit apart from other conferences is the incredibly thoughtful sponsored field trips. I was lucky enough to hang out with amazing ladies while we headed out to only the most magical place on earth, Disneyland! It was my first time at Disney's California Adventure and I loved being able to appreciate all of the Disney magic during an afternoon without kids. You can read more about how much fun we had here.
There is no better way than to tie up field trip day than with a cocktail hour. This year's cocktail welcome party- #AlasParaVolar was hosted by Macy's and had the most amazing and empowering feel to it. There are not many other places when you can hang with your friends, drinking Rumchatas, eating tacos and fruita, while enjoying churro flavored cotton candy courtesy of Twisted for Sugar and making our very own custom flower crowns. #WeAllGrow and Macy's treated us like goddesses. I put together some of my snaps from the party, you can check it out below.
The Hotel Maya is the most perfect home for We All Grow. From the very start of the three days when women from around the country land in Long Beach, we are welcomed by palm trees, beautiful art and culture.
Each year, the sponsors have stepped up their game and treat all attendees so incredibly well. I always feel so spoiled after and secretly hate going back to my real life. Only at #WeAllGrow can you visit a suite where they hand you your very own cup of frozen yogurt, charging station, massages and yoga on stand by, and a craft station on hand to make your own reed diffuser. Thank you Aveeno #TiempoParaMi, for such a wonderful experience.
Ah, the food. Big shout out to Hotel Maya for the amazing food. I loved all the meals provided, like every single bite of every single meal. Haha! No complaints here, it was all muy delicioso.
This was my yummy breakfast in bed, sponsored by La Lechera. I opted to take mine outside on the patio for some fresh morning light.
Neutrogena is the title sponsor of the #WeAllGrow Summit and I am always so excited to visit their suite and see what they have in store for us. This year, I was introduced to the Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask. You can take a peek at it in the video above.
Of course, the sessions and panels are really where you can learn to grow. This panel titled, Measuring Up the Plus Size Industry had a full room of ladies listening in on their tips on how to embrace their bodies as well as tips on how to pitch to plus size brands. From left to right; @NaziraSacasa, @TiffanyDiana, @BBWGeneration and monitored by @CurvesandChaos
I could go on and on and on about how refreshing and empowering #WeAllGrow has been for me. Seriously, you want to chat it up, ask me questions, go ahead, message me here or you can find me on Twitter and Instagram too. Not only do I want to thank all of the sponsors, but I also want to thank the #WeAllGrow Team, because as a volunteer I only see a portion of all of the hard work that has gone into this incredible event and they make it seem so effortless. Congratulations on another amazing Summit.