Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Fierce 50 Bloggers Take over L.A.

I just returned home from a month of travel and am so excited to share experiences from my first blogger event held in Redondo Beach, California . Several other creatives were in attendance besides the bloggers of the Fierce 50, and we had the best time together!

Earlier in the year I connected with a fabulous group of women from the Fierce 50 Revolution who are defying the term"aging". Check out how it all began here.  Anyway, at the end of June we all descended on LA, for an incredible weekend of activities, fun, and connecting! Catherine , the founder  and visionary of the Fierce 50, was so gracious and kind to facilitate this event . She is beautiful inside and out, and we appreciate all she has done for us.

 Life time friendships were made, and others are taking notice of women who are changing the perception of what middle age looks like. I met so many beautiful, kind ladies -with amazing talents to share with the world.

LA Talk Radio- Launch of the Cat and Kahler Podcast

Kathy Kaehler, entrepreneur & host of LA Talk Radio - and Catherine have teamed up to launch a new podcast show called Cat and Kahler- we are all so exited to hear upcoming stories 
of women in the 2nd act of life doing great things! Tune in every Tuesday for a new exciting story! Kathy on the right is a powerhouse of talent and inspiration. She added so much fun and energy to the the party.

We all got to join in the fun launch  of the show at the Redondo Beach Hotel! It was a beautiful venue, and they spoiled us royally! The delicious spread we devoured was catered by  Rockefellar Gastro Pub in Hermosa Beach.  Thanks to both of these businesses for their amazing hospitality!

Heike, the lovely lady in red, traveled the farthest! She is a flight attendant from Germany, and a very talented jewelery designer. I so loved meeting her, she has a very beautiful spirit. Check out her unique creations here. I am hoping her travels land her in Seattle, so we can meet again!

Breakfast And Baubles at French Kande

The morning following the Launch Party, all of the bloggers met at the design studio of French Kande.  We were invited to hear the story behind Kande's creative business adventures, and were treated to a yummy brunch.

 Kande and her husband run a jewelry design business in El Sugundo, another beach town In LA.  I was so impressed by all the hard work and creativity that goes into designing this exclusive accessory collection.

Kande opened the floor for each blogger in attendance,to share their personal journey. I enjoyed this time of sharing so much. It was heart warming to hear everyone's story.  Kande's story is very compelling and I'm sure you will be in love with her pieces once you visit the French Kande Site!  Many thanks to Kande and her team for brunch, and gifting each of us with a beautiful bracelet .

We were also delighted to meet an 80's Super Model and serial entrepreneur Nancy Donahue- she has joined the revolution too. We  are so happy she could join  us!  Brunch was so much fun with these spunky gals!

July 4th Inspired -Beach Photo shoot

Later in the day on Saturday - we all descended on the pier at Hermosa Beach for a photo party .  Since it was July 4th weekend, most of us decked out in red, white, and blue. This was definitely a highlight of the action packed weekend.  There was giggles non stop, cuteness overload, and cameras flashing from all angles!

My favorite part was tossing up our hats into the air- it was if we were letting all of L.A. know, we were here to take over the beach!  We also made a short video, and to top off the evening- we dined together at a restaurant up the road from the beach. The hats were a gift to us from Chico's- a brand that has supported the Fierce 50 since day 1. We are very appreciative of all they have done to help promote this movement.

Shop til ya Drop Party: Chico's Santa Monica

Last but not least, was our shopping party and breakfast at the Chico's store in Santa Monica. They spoiled us with tote bags, good food, and the opportunity to shop with a 30 percent discount-storewide. Shannon the store manager, went over the top to show us a great time. I loved meeting her!

  Chico's friendly associates will have you dressed to a "T" and vacation ready in no time flat! They have styles to fit everyone's taste and are always on point with the latest trends. Do check them out in a city near you- stores are located nationwide.

Nancy Donahue, Joanie, and  Mike.  He took many pictures and video of our 
Fierce 50 weekend, thank you Mike!

Chicos in LA with Lesley

Many thanks to Jodi of Jodie's Touch of Style.( Right) She has volunteered many hours of her time  to the launch of the Fierce 50 Revolution, and helping behind the scenes for the weekend in L.A.  Check out her blog: she along with her mother and step mother inspire women to be ageless in their 50's, 60;s, and 70's.

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU , to all the brands and businesses that contributed gifts, services, and food!

 VOX DJ Single Absolut VodkaManna DabholkarCasa Salvaje Tequila by Elle France,  Dermalogica,  LYLO,  Arctic Cool, P&L Media
 G.H. Mumm , Kenwood Vineyards , Direct Cellars Wine Club Scholb Brewing.  Hermosa Pie and Cake , Madison Reed

All these women write amazing blogs, I do hope you will check them out!

Over 50 In Hollywood

As always thanks for your kind support of this blog . If you are a woman navigating the middle chapter of life, come join our inspiring community on facebook!  

Fierce 50 Revolution



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  1. What a great recap Val!! I'm so jealous that you got to spend such a long time out there!!! What fun!!
    I'm so glad we got to meet up, and I'm so hoping we'll get to do it again this fall!!

    1. Thanks so much Jodie girl, you were one of my favs!! I soo cant wait to see you

  2. This a wonderful post Valerie! How much fun everyone looked liked they were having! It had to be fun to meet everyone in person! See you this weekend! Peace!

    1. Thank you Cheryl! It was great to meet you finally and hope you had fun....thanks for all the help as well!


  3. This looks so fun. I wish I could have joined in.

    1. Hi Elise, thank you so much, and awe I wish you could've too time!

  4. I hope that all these bloggers would have something good to share with each other especially different ideas to reach out to have something more interesting for their blogs.
    Emma Charlotte |

    1. Emmma,

      They all have unique talents and stories to offer, these are amazing women

  5. Nice! You got some great pictures and tell a lovely story. What a fabulous weekend and I see lots of faces I recognize. You look adorable and I love the picture of all the nice gifts. XO julie @over_fifty_in_hollywood

    1. Awe Julie....

      You were definitely one I could NOT wait to meet, you were just as beautiful and sweet as you were online...thanks again for the sweet gift and one is coming your way soon..I need your address...



  6. These photos look like you gals had great fun. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  7. What a fun weekend with an amazing group of bloggers! I love all of the beach shots!

    Doused In Pink

    1. Thank you Jill...hopefully someday you can join us...Have a great weekend sweet lady!

  8. This sounds like such a fun event & love being able to meet other bloggers & hang out! What a beautiful spot to be too!

    1. Thank you Jen, it was the best meet up ever, I had so much fun!

  9. These fab photos make me feel like I was there! Looks like the best time. And thanks for linking up to Visible Monday, xox


    1. Thank you Patti for the fun link up every week! I wish you coulve joined us, perhaps next was so much fun and friendships were made for a lifetime!

  10. This sounds and looks like a lot of fun and I wish I could have been there with you! #thefierce50 is an amazing initiative and I an glad to have already connected with most blogs on your list. Happy blogging and all the best from Germany. xo Sabina

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