A Colorful Day – Vegas edition

A Colorful Day: Las VegasIf you’re a huge fan of Vera Bradley, or maybe even just a somewhat-huge fan of Vera Bradley, there’s a place you can go to celebrate your adoration and be surrounded by folks who feel exactly the same way … and that, our friends, is A Colorful Day.

For this most recent Vera Bradley Experience, we packed up our team and traveled west to gather among the bright lights and desert landscape of Las Vegas. Red Rock Resort set the stage for eight consecutive hours of candid and comedic conversations, surprises, dining and, of course, shopping.

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

We don’t want to give away everything, but the day began with an impressive breakfast spread (we’re getting hungry just thinking about it), followed by a warm welcome and conversation with Co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. Next up, a visit with Trend Reporter Liz, of Liz on Location fame, and then an unbelievably moving testimonial from Heidi Floyd, Ambassador for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. (This was the fifth time we’ve heard her story, and we still cried.)

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

A break for lunch (again, mouths watering), and then it was off for some shopping, prize winning, photo and video shoots, designing and (ahem, ahem) visits to the Social Media Hotspot! That’s right, Inside Stitch friends, we had a “hotspot”.

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

We can’t tell you how much we enjoyed chatting with all of you about our website, Pinterest, Inside Stitch, Twitter and Facebook. You gave us some wonderful feedback and, hopefully, we were able to heighten your social media confidence at least a smidgen. Thank you so much for stopping by and tweeting with us.

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

The afternoon brought the Quilted Quiz Hour, a game show where contestants dazzled all of us with their extensive knowledge of all things Vera (seriously, blown away). A wrap up and a special sneak peek brought the festivities, sadly, to a close. Our hope is that each guest left with a few new friends, a handful of new fashions they adore and a heart full of great memories.

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

Before catching our flight back to the oh-so-flat Midwest the next morning, we just had to venture out into the city for some sight seeing. After all, how often are you in Vegas? We hit the big things: The awe-inspiring fountain at the Bellagio (Those streams of water are almost like dancers in a masterfully-choreographed ballet, aren’t they?), the gondolas at the Venetian, the unbelievable statues at Caesars Palace, Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity III and a super-exciting hunt for the lions at the MGM Grand. We can report, after getting lost in the establishment for 45 minutes, that the lions are no longer at the MGM. Spread the word.

A Colorful Day: Las Vegas

The experience was amazing, but mostly because of the opportunity it afforded us to connect with all of you. A Colorful Day is all about treating yourself and having an amazing experience. We hope you’ll join us when we do it all again October 7, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, at the Loews Portofino Bay.

Until then … viva Las Vegas!

A Colorful Day photos by Shoot My Events

34 Comments

  • It was a wonderful, wonderful, fun day! Thank you so much! I loved being part of the VB experience. :)

  • D Spencer says:

    You have such an amazing line. Would you please consider adding belts, scrunchies (elastic ties for the hair), and a shoe line to match the bags (some what like the Tom’s/Bob’s shoes)? You could even donate money to breast cancer with your shoes or to some other cause. Thanks for all of your beautiful products.

  • Zara says:

    Thank you for a terrific day!! It was a great event to share with my mother-in-law, and I’m dying over how fabulous the scarves are!

  • Valerie says:

    Oh, I would love to attend in October. Sure hope to see more information on it soon!

  • Diane says:

    How do I get tix for next year event

  • Heather laughlin says:

    Single mom of 4 my 2 daughters and I use your bags purses
    I was wondering how we could get tickets to the next show
    How much they are so I can start saving it would be s great getaway
    For the girls and I please reply
    Thank you
    Heather

  • Gwen says:

    My mom & I had a BLAST! She’s up above in the design studio slaving away on a design piece. Hey mom in the purple!!

    We had so much fun and we totally plan to try to make it to Orlando in the fall! This day started out with an amazing breakfast, tons of amazing stories, giveaways and an awesome lunch followed by shopping and getting interviewed by Liz on Location with my Vera Made Friends! Without Vera Bradley I wouldn’t have some of the most amazing friends that I’ve met in the last two years! Thank you Vera Bradley for hosting such an amazing event, the give-aways and my NEW awesome Limes Up Camera bag!! So happy I could purchase it earlier than everyone else at the Colorful Day!

  • Jill Flewitt says:

    I had a wonderful time at this event! It was great to meet up with older friends and make new ones. Looking forward to heading to Orlando for October’s event

  • How do you sign up for tix?

  • Lisa Abbey says:

    Thanks again for a fantastic time! I loved every moment. (And so glad to see a pic of me above, ha!) Everyone I met was so WONDERFUL and nice, my mom and I had a blast.

  • Chazteach says:

    My Mom and I had a fabulous time too! So wonderful and fun. We met so many lovely people and enjoyed sharing our love of VB with the group! I had a blast on the “quilted quiz” (even though I think my buzzer was stuck) and love all my purchases! Colorful Day Indeed!! Keep up the good work VB and keep the events coming… If you have an event, we will come.

  • Kim D says:

    I plan on being at Orlando in October, I had a blast at the Charlotte event last year!!!

  • Donna Thyer says:

    I had such a great time Thank you for coming to Las Vegas Thanks for all the gifts and the opertunity to meet all of you. Come back anytime and soon. Donna Thyer

  • Luci Eblin says:

    I had a great time with my Mom and 9 year old daughter. They really know how to spoil a girl! I am a teacher and if teaching ever is something i do not love anymore, you are the cmpany I want to work for! You are a bright spot in this crazy world of downers! I soooo want to go to the Orlando show- Hope the lottery is my friend! My daughter loves her new bed set that I won!
    Thank you so much for turning a gloomy Las Vegas Saturday into a rainbow full of bloom!
    Nice meeting everyone!!!!!Luci Eblin Arizona

    • sheri says:

      My mom and I were so excited for you. I’m the teacher from Chicago you talked to. I agree would love to work for VB when I get sick of teaching. We are hoping to go to Orlando too.

      Take care – see you in FL!

      Sheri Chazdon
      Chazteach@sbcglobal.net

  • Lisa says:

    Had a wonderful COLORFUL day with everyone. I cannot wait til Orlando! Nice meeting all you wonderful ladies!

  • dotmoody says:

    Another great event! I enjoyed myself as I did at the other two Colorful Day events. As Gwen said, getting interviewed by Liz on Location with my Vera Made Friends was awesome :) I’m going to try and make it to Orlando!

  • Bev Dehring says:

    We were at VBOS, missed Las Vegas, but hope to do Orlando in October, we love all things Vera Bradley!

  • Aimee says:

    Can’t wait for Orlando! Already told some of my co-workers about the event! :)

  • Sandy Cochrane says:

    This was my first time attending a Vera Bradley Day and loved it. It was a fabulous way to spend a day with my daughter-in-law — we had a blast. We hope to attend future events.

  • purplicious2u says:

    Is the one in Orlando really going to be on a Sunday?

  • 808pooh says:

    Alright Las vegas it was and it was a BLAST! I had no idea of what to expect but believe me we left there full filled. I am hoping to make it to the october 7th colorful day in Orlando but that is a tad bit far from where i live. Whoever is reading this and want to attend an event don’t think about it just do it you will lover every bit of it. Or you could be lucky enough to win a pair of tickets!

  • wendyo49 says:

    What a fantastic good time!! I would do it all over again!! Thank you Vera Bradley!!!

  • Jessica says:

    I’m on your mailing list… why did I not know of this until now? :( Oh well… I guess October 7th is only… 6 months away… :/

  • Melissa says:

    When will tickets go on sale for Orlando? Plan on going with my daughter and mother-in-law. We have never been before and are looking forward to it!1 :D

  • Tonya says:

    I keep seeing everyone ask how to get tickets to the Orlando event, but I don’t see any responses. So……..how do we get tickets to Orlando?

  • Linda says:

    I had friends who looked at me like I was crazy, “What could you possibly do for an entire day?” They have no idea! It was so entertaining and uplifting and fun and exciting and touching and wonderful and…
    Even the day before at the airport, us Vera girls would approach one another and squeal about how excited we were! Thank you for coming west, we love you out here!

  • cosmoandfelix411 says:

    how do we get tickets for the Orlando??? i want to go with my bff to it but i need tickets! what day of the week is it on?

  • Monica Munoz says:

    When will the tickets for the Orlando event be available! I will be there for sure. :)

  • MelissaO says:

    Tickets are on sale NOW! Click above, at the top of this article, where in green letters it says “A Colorful Day”.

    • Monica Munoz says:

      I bought my ticket months ago, but I haven’t received confirmation or anything. Does anyone know who I should contact? TY! :)

  • Tonya says:

    5 of us going to Orlando. We are all so excited! The 8 year old overheard me saying that Vera Bradley was sold out. She did not overhear the part about it being “A Colorful Day” that is sold out. She flipped-out. She thought there was no more Vera Bradley. You would have thought the child’s world had come to an end. It was quite funny.

  • Sheri says:

    Orlando here we come! My charge cards are ready!

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