We're back from NYC after a whirlwind/amazing/inspirational trip at the Alt Summit! We decided just 13 days prior that now was the time to see what the hype was all about and join the blogosphere forces for the day…it was marvelous! We met a plethora of creative bloggers, photographers, designers – you name it.


We started the morning touring the offices at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia crafting with new friends, Paul, Rachelle and Alexandra. We also got to meet our very own HTN contributor, Julee from Warm Hot Chocolate! My jaw literally dropped when I ran into Megan Gilger – one of my favorites! She mentioned this was her first trip to NYC, but of course her ah-mazing outfit said otherwise!

From there we were delighted to listen to the fabulous Tina Roth-Eisenberg, the founder of SwissMiss & Tattly – stay tuned, we've got some exciting plans with Tattly for our holiday season! A panel of Martha Stewart's top editors then shared information about their creative process from start to finish. Their team was more than accommodating to the 150+ attendees – in fact, we even got to meet Kevin Sharkey, Martha's right hand man!

We were so honored to sponsor lunch and network with all of the attendees. The holidays are right around the corner, so we wanted to give a sneak peek of our holiday assortment!


Here's a bit of what was presented:


We then listened to helpful social media tips from a panel including the founder of Matchbook Magazine, Katie Armour when Martha herself popped in to say hello! We also had a wonderful conversation with Emily Meyer, founder of Tea Collection after she presented clever things they were doing with their branding.

We then wrapped up with an after party up on the roof that overlooks Chelsea Piers. Sipping delicious cocktails and engaging in fun conversation was the perfect way to end such an incredible day! All in all we were overjoyed meeting new friends, customers and brands from all over the United States. Alt 2013, perhaps!?

By Katie Harrington

In addition to being the mom to heart-throb toddler, Gavin, Katie’s in charge of all things social media and PR at Nod. She’s exceedingly energetic, which is good since, like the rest of us, she’s just trying to figure out how to be an incredible mom, while working and still having a blast being young herself! (BTW, we think she’s nailing it, but she’d probably disagree…darn mommy guilt.)

  • MJ @parscaeli

    Dying over this recap! So wish I could have been there. Lovely, lovely work on the lunch and preview! XO, MJ

  • Alexandra Hedin

    It was a blast to hang out with you ladies! I owe you some photos :)

  • Julee

    Hi Katie,
    It was so great to finally meet in person! And I took home a globe ornament from the holiday collection! Yay! Can’t wait to see more.
    – Julee

  • Emily

    This is such a wonderful recap! I am attending my first Alt in January (in SLC) so am soaking up every review from previous years and this NYC session – so many of my favorite bloggers (and MARTHA!) It sounds wonderful! I’m also so impressed with you guys and your involvement in social media, love love love!

  • Katie @ Nod

    Emily – you are going to love it! Hopefully we’ll see you there!

  • Christina

    Katie! This looks like it was so much fun!
    Will you be at the January Alt in SLC? I may just have to make a trip…my parents live in Utah, so I could probably convince them to watch the kiddos. :)

    P.S. LOVE the sneak peek of the holiday collection. Can’t wait to see it.

  • Katie @ Nod

    Hi Christina, we are most likely going to be in attendance! You HAVE to go, it was amazing!! The holiday assortment this is is so so so incredible!!