BlogHer 2009 SocialLuxe Kick-Off Party

The women of the BlogHer Conference 2009 kick back and relax with manicures, pedicures, massages and socializing at the SocialLuxe Lounge Kick-Off event Thursday.

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Telemundo Denver
Bloggers let loose at the Swiffer station.
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Kristin Nehls
Gift bags galore adorn the floor, stuffed with goodies essential to every blogger.
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Kristin Nehls
Vendors line the walls for the bloggers to enjoy.
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Tara Grimes
She is like, sooo blogging about this.
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Kristin Nehls
The women make some bracelets before the event starts.
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Kristin Nehls
Beth Feldman, one of the hostesses, does some last minute planning before the event starts.
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Bridgeport Police
Tweeting? We bet yes.
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Kristin Nehls
Standing in line for raffle tickets, the bloggers play with beads.
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David Menting / Flickr
Trophies for the BlogAwards, which are given in categories like "Cleanest Blog" and "Funniest Blog."
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Kristin Nehls
Beth Feldman prepares for a long night of live podcasts with guests.
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Kristin Nehls
Meeting, greeting and having a blast.
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Tara Grimes
The bloggers were treated to free manicures and pedicures at the event.
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Tara Grimes
Freebies for the bloggers!
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Tara Grimes
Kathleen Leonard, blogger for one year, takes advantage of networking opportunities.
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Tara Grimes
Is that a business card we see? More networking, more socializing.
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...your local connection / Flickr
What would a social event be without delicious food?
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EFE
Three of the hostesses prepare to announce the "Cleanest Blog" BlowAward winners.
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NBC 5 News
Guests await the announcement of a BlogAward winner.
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Kristin Nehls
Winners of the "Cleanest blog" BlogAwards give an impromptu speech.
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Kristin Nehls
The podcasts continue, boas and all.
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Kristin Nehls
Laughing and having a good time.
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José Mesa / Flickr
Henna tattoos were also being painted on the bloggers for free.
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Tara Grimes
Hey, uh, what's that guy doing there? Isn't this a women-only affair?
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Tara Grimes
We're diggin' the princess gear as more hostesses prepare to announce "Funniest Blog" award winners.
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Tara Grimes
"Funniest Blog" award winner Becky Harks smiles for the camera.
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Tara Grimes
We're gunna guess.... mommy bloggers?
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