Looking Back: 2010 was the year of Social Media Friendships!!

As I get ready to bid 2010 adieu in a few hours, I’d like to quickly share with you some of the fantastic friends and colleagues I’ve had the pleasure of meeting this year through Twitter, Facebook, my blog and LinkedIn.  Some I formed great new friendships with while others, although fleeting, still made an impression on me!

So let’s get started…some faces you may recognize, others you may not…..but they all helped make 2010 a fabulous year for me!

                            Designing Colleagues / Mentors

Christine & Kimberley Seldon 2

Meeting Kimberley Seldon for the 1st time at her “Business of Design” Book signing party.  I consider her to be a friend now!. Kimberley’s new lifestyle online Magazine “Dabble” launches in 2011.


Tracy Moore and I at a Cityline taping – funny enough, she only knows me by my Twitter Alias: GlamaMama!  I’ve been an audience member so many times this year I hope she doesn’t think I’m a stalker!  Rolling on the floor laughing


Samantha Pynn at the same Cityline taping.  She is very sweet!


Meeting Steven and Chris at their show made up of Design, Food and Lifestyle Bloggers.


I also had the pleasure of meeting Jane Lockhart at the launch of her new furniture line at The Gresham House.  She’s an avid supporter of local interior designers.


Meeting the ultra glamorous gals from Rue Magazine with my BFF Vanessa at the Nate Berkus After Party in NYC!
Geovin evening
At the Geovin Designer Appreciation Night with Carlos Di Conza, Vanessa Francis and Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault from Benjamin Moore! 


And then of course, I finally got to meet Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe.  Their new show Sarah 101 launches on January 4th and I will be blogging about the interview I had with them on that day!!

Ok, now I want to introduce all the fabulous ladies I met this year.  I had the opportunity to attend so many design / networking events this past year.  You’ll notice many familiar faces that keep popping up again and again!! Open-mouthed smile


At the taping of the Nate Berkus show in NYC with Vanessa Francis, Sarah  (@lovelaughshop) Lisa (@designspotting) and Chanee from melongings


At the grand opening of The Gresham House’s new location with Ana and Vanessa.


At the Steve & Chris show with Tamara from Wondermoms
At the CDN Design Bloggers event with the girls Christine, Ana, Leigh-Ann, Sarah and Vanessa
Vitania and I glamming it up at the CDN Design Bloggers Event she helped organize!
More lovely ladies I met at the CDN Bloggers event:  Jen from Rambling Reno and Kelly from Jax Decor

At the Style at Home / West Elm Shopping Night with Vanessa and Leigh-Ann
I also attended 2 great networking event and met so many wonderful women all with the same passion for Social Media!
I'm speaking at the ShesConnected Conference


There were so many other people I met this past year so if I missed you I apologize….I’m sure we will see each other again in 2011 and I promise to get a pic of you!! 

2010 was a fabulous year and I can’t wait to make many more friendships in 2011!  Happy New Year – don’t forget to GLAM it up tonight!!!




  • Ana


    What a great year Congrats! I feel the same way about the social media gatherings this year and the friendship you and I are building. Go figure I’d meet another Portuguese, ex-Marketing, now Designer from Oakville, LOL!. Looking forward to even more good times in 2011! xo

  • Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault

    It was so fantastic meeting you in 2010, and I am so glad to call you and the rest of the west end gals my friends. Can’t wait to see what trouble we all get into together this year ;-) You are now officially the most glamorous gal I know! Cheers to a fabulous New Year!!!

  • Vanessa@Decor Happy

    Happy New Year Bestie! What a great post! We sure had some fun times this year as you can see from all of the photos we are in together! You look great in each photo, by the way! Lots of fun times ahead this year too. See you soon!

  • Jennifer

    Wow, you’ve had a busy year! It was so great meeting you Christine. Hope to see more of you in 2011! Happy New Year!!

  • Sarah @lovelaughshop

    It has been so much fun getting to know you this year! Can’t wait to see what 2011 has in store!! xo

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