What Happens in Vegas Is Too Good To Stay In Vegas

Happy Monday!

While I wash the casinos out of our clothes and run to the grocery store I’m thinking of how to describe the fabulous Vera Bradley event I attended this past weekend in Las Vegas. Some words come immediately to mind… colorful, high energy, surprises, generosity of spirit, wonderfully open, approachable and friendly people.

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It was quite an event and I was very impressed with every aspect of the day from greeting us with electro swing music (who knew there was such a genre) and video presentations to the beautifully presented decorated room (gasp!) to find everything Vera, to the inspirational and humorous conversations on stage with co-founder Barb and the incredibly touching story of courage of breast cancer survival told with grace and humor along with Vera Bradley’s financial support of designated breast cancer research. I have such a new respect for the giving nature of this company.

I need to organize all I want to share with you.

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We also left with armfuls of goodies in all the new summer colors! A scarf, a lanyard, 4 tote bags, an ID holder and more. VB was unbelievably generous to those in attendance and the creativity in which the gifts were given made it so much fun. You never knew what wonderful thing was going to happen next!


After returning to our room at the end of the event I showed my husband all my party favors. He said, “How many tote bags do you need?” I was able to overlook his naïve comment for two reasons:

He’s a man and had no idea what he was talking about in this regards and the fact he had won $1000 the night before on craps. I can be a very forgiving person. 😉

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  1. It sounds like everyone who went had an amazing time! Enjoy all of your goodies!! I hope to be able to attend next time.

  2. Sounds so fun! Glad you and your husband had a good trip to Vegas! Vera & $$$…what’s better??! 🙂

  3. Yaaaaaay for the hubs! And all your Vera purdies just make me giddy! Oh how I love me some Vegas!!!!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten…aka…Madame Spoiled

  4. Anonymous says:

    was there too! Can’t wait for the next! You wrote about it perfectly! If I did not love teaching- I soo would want to work for her! My mom and daughter loved it too!!

  5. Hello Ms. A. – Could you send me an email? I’d love to ask you a question. 🙂

  6. marimbachic says:

    My sis and I were at the event in Chicago. What an awesome experience! So many freebies, gourmet food, heartwarming stories. Hooray for Vera Bradley!

  7. Alison, I hope you can go to the next event in Orlando in October. 🙂

    Angela, lol! Hardly anything better but I did have a prickly pear margarita that was out of this world and I’ll be sharing the recipe this week. 🙂

    Mrs. K., it was a fun time. Vegas is gawdier than ever. I liked it better in the 60’s though I was just a kid then. Vera made it bearable. 🙂

    Marimbachic, there were a lot of gals that went to the Chicago event. I spoke to people from Kansas and Wisconsin. Crazy! Are you going to Orlando?

  8. Never enough tote bags, never enough tote bags…..
    xo Cathy

  9. Cathy, lol! Amen, sistah!

  10. So a good time was had by all, fantastic.
    One can never ever have to many totes, right?

  11. Bronco mom, that’s a rhetorical question, right? 😉 lol!

  12. You totally hit the jackpot!!!!
    xo jj

  13. Joanna – loved how you put that! Why didn’t I think of that tag line? 🙂

  14. What a fabulous review! I was there too and still can’t stop smiling every time I see my new totes and goodies. I now have a bag in each of the new summer colors.

    Thanks for putting a smile back on my face:-) I can’t wait to go to Orlando!

  15. They really did a great job. My mom and I had such a nice day.

    We were grateful that we didn’t have to fly their because getting all our goodies to fit would have been a chore.

    I even won a gift card in the Quilted Quizshow so my fun is not yet over.

  16. Wow….Las Vegas was good to you!!!

  17. Lisa, it sounds like you did what I did – I traded around until I had something in every summer print. What was your favorite? I think mine was Limes Up. I even got the Weekender and Grand Traveler in it. I couldn’t stop there I took home the small Kiss Lock too!! I wish we could have met. 🙂

    Denise, you were there too? How wonderful! I loved the quilted quiz show! That was so much fun. Didn’t they do a wonderful job of every single presentation? I also loved the tips from Real Simple. Thanks for leaving a comment to let me know you were there. 🙂

    Lilly Forever, you could say Vegas was Vera, Vera good to me. Lol! 🙂

  18. Whoa whoa whoa – nice job Rob! Marilyn – I caught Vera Bradley on QVC yesterday and I thought of you. Have a great week drooling over all your new Vera Bradley goodies!

  19. D squared – I am swimming in it until all my fingers are all pruney. p.s. I love hearing from you. xoxo

  20. Diana Donaldson says:

    Thanks Marilyn. I hope to keep in touch mo betta this time! Your blog truly inspires me – your dedication and energy. Any tips for this designer to keep up a blog? Weren’t you asking me this same question once? Sincerely, D2

  21. Never enough totes! Love all your loot:)

  22. Miss Janice, I think the next event is in your neck of the woods. 🙂

  23. How many tote bags do you need…shame on him! I hope he shared his winnings….I see another Kate Spade bag for fall perhaps!