Jess Takes A Journey: Dallas, Create + Cultivate

I was completely psyched to get the opportunity to come to Dallas for a weekend for the Create + Cultivate conference. Maxie McCoy aka one of my fav people EVER had told me about Create + Cultivate a while back, but this was my first opportunity to come to the conference.

I flew in on Friday afternoon, arriving to a beautiful sunny-and-75 day (a far cry from the snowfall I had experienced while driving to the airport that morning). 

I flew through DC... look at all that SNOW !

I flew through DC... look at all that SNOW!

The travel necessities.

The travel necessities.

Friday night I spent a little time exploring downtown Dallas before heading to a conference-sponsored Happy Hour. And then it was an early bedtime in the cutest pink hotel room (๐Ÿ‘€ at you, Le Meriden).

Golden hour in downtown Dallas

Golden hour in downtown Dallas

I'm still not over this cute pink wallpaper.

I'm still not over this cute pink wallpaper.

Saturday morning, the big show.

C+C kicked off with a breakfast sponsored by Bebe and then the conference began! I heard from some incredible speakers and panelists from all areas of creative industries.

#blessed to work with this lady!

#blessed to work with this lady!

The aforementioned fabulous Maxie McCoy

The aforementioned fabulous Maxie McCoy

Every corner of the conference had some more of the cutest decorations.

Every corner of the conference had some more of the cutest decorations.

"The Art of the Pitch" panel

"The Art of the Pitch" panel

Are these not the cutest little cacti?

Are these not the cutest little cacti?

Amazing lady bosses: Sophia Rossi of HelloGiggles  (๐Ÿ˜) , Mary of Happily Grey, Lauryn of Skinny Confidential, Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam  (๐Ÿ’•) , and Camilla of Camilla Styles.

Amazing lady bosses: Sophia Rossi of HelloGiggles (๐Ÿ˜), Mary of Happily Grey, Lauryn of Skinny Confidential, Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam (๐Ÿ’•), and Camilla of Camilla Styles.

Cupcake break = best kind of break.

Cupcake break = best kind of break.

We ended with the two founders of Soul Cycle being interviewed by Sophia Rossi.

We ended with the two founders of Soul Cycle being interviewed by Sophia Rossi.

So many amazing women, so much inspiration.

I am so grateful to have experienced my first Create + Cultivate conference, and it is an experience I won't be quick to forget!

xo, jess