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Photos From Day 1 of the T.J.Maxx & Marshalls Event in Boston

On November 3rd and 4th, I had the pleasure of joining 22 other bloggers from around the country for an event hosted by T.J.Maxx and Marshalls in Boston. Yes, I have lived close to Boston my whole life, but it was still a treat to get away for one night, especially when it included a stay at the historic Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel.

I was thrilled to finally meet in person several bloggers I had known online for years. Yes, I had attended BlogHer 2010, but that event was all business and networking for me with very little socializing.

Photos from Day 1 . . .

This was my room at the Copley Plaza Hotel. Although all the rooms were so different in layout and square footage, they were all exquisite.

Our transportation to the restaurant that evening was a trolley complete with a built-in fireplace. The interior was decorated to get us in the holiday mindset.

We spent the evening at Boston's Post 390 Restaurant chatting and enjoying hor d'oeurves and cocktails with team members from The Marmaxx Group (Marshalls and T.J.Maxx), Rocket XL, and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. We all had a chance to talk about the strangest gift we had ever received and then we drew names for a fun Secret Santa shopping activity, in which we were given a $50 gift card to shop for our person. The trick was that we only had the last 20 minutes of that evening to learn what we could about that person without revealing that we were his or her Secret Santa.
(From left to right) Carrie Kabat (TJX), Sonya Cosentini (TJX), Laura McDowell (TJX)

(From left to right) Tesa of 2 Wired 2 Tired and Emilie of Baby Loving Mama

(From left to right) Kasandria of Southern Bella's Ways to Save and Jennifer of Mom Spotted

It was a great first night! Look for additional articles coming soon on the topics of what I learned about off-price retail, current trends, and gift ideas.

Although The Marmaxx Group covered the expenses associated with this trip and provided me with a gift card for a shopping activity, I was not compensated for sharing this information with my readers. As always, all thoughts published are my own.