To say that a lot goes into making each conference a success may be the understatement of the decade. It's long nights, early mornings, months of planning, and some literal heavy-lifting. But it's our passion, which is why we welcome the under-eye bags and sore backs with open arms. We absolutely love what we do, and know that the day-of magic makes it all worth it.
We also know that we could never make said magic happen without the incredible support and creativity of the brands we partner with to bring you the ultimate conference experience. From towers of sparkling water cans (La Croix mad props!) to braid bars for attendees to the coffee that keeps us hyped throughout the day, our sponsors are literally the best and we just need to take a minute to relive all the euphoric moments post-#SXSW:
Regardless of which beverage you chose to kick off the day, heading to the Noosa Yoghurt bar for breakfast upon arriving was the obvious next move.
Then, on to exploring the pop-up market. Seriously the excitement was endless: Monogramming at Mark & Graham, shopping elevated basics at Richer Poorer, scouring influencer-made products at Inked Brand, getting a massage (A MASSAGE!) at Nubian Heritage, keeping it fresh with Livestrong.com Juice Bar, snapping a shot at the TechStyle Photo Booth, trying on jewels at Kendra Scott and Gorjana, scouting your next notebook at May Designs, and get this, making your own necklace at Brit + Co.
Phew! That was a lot to take in.... Luckily, attendees could grab a quick power nap at the it Bed by Sleep Number pop-up to recharge for the rest of the day.
Then, snacks. Basically, we don't trust anyone who doesn't love a good snack. Which is why we pumped the venue full of the best snacks in the biz. Attendees snacked on the likes of goodies from Hormel, Graze, Bare Snacks, Peeled, Luna Bars, and Snap Kitchen. And chocolate, we didn't forget the chocolate lovers out there... Ethel M. Chocolates and Mrs. Thinster's served up sweet treats and we were in heaven. And what's better than ice cream sandwiches by Coolhaus? Nothing, we say.
Ok, jokes aside... eating full meals is important. Which is why we brought in Sifted to keep our bellies full and our hearts, you guessed it, fuller. Then wash it all down with a quenching Hubert's Lemonade or a crisp La Croix.
Let's not forget: no venue is complete without top-of-the-line finishings. Which is why we outfitted our space with none other than Moontower furniture.
It was a day to remember. So best believe we will. What was your favorite most from #createcultivatesxsw? Share with us below!