Tuesday, October 4, 2016

2016 Planners Lovers Retreat in Pasadena, California | Event Review


If you love planning and want to be inspired by other planner lovers, then attending a planner meet up, planner conventions or planner con type of events is a fun way to meet other people who share your love of planning.  The events can very from an all day event to a two hour planner meet up where you just join a group of fellow planners and work on your planners.  The Marion Smith 2016 Planner Lovers Retreat retreat was an all day event that was held in Pasadena at the Convention Center which is located right in the middle a fun shopping area that is rich with restaurants, museums, and other fun things to see.

This retreat had a fun selection of vendors present who offered a great assortment of planner goodies. I was on the hunt for a new planner for 2017 was happy to find the "Green and Lyme" planner booth.

Jessica Lam is the founder of Green and Lyme and was a delight to meet.


The Green and Lyme vegan leather planners have so many helpful features for anyone with a busy work and family activity schedule.  The planners feature ultra thick paper that can handle most pens.


I haven't tried a fountain pen on it yet, but will in a future review. The planners comes in four beautiful colors which are the Mermaid (Teal), Ballerina (pink) which you see above),

Midas (gold)


and Luster (silver).

I really loved the pebbled texture of this faux leather planner and you can really see the quality of the stitching in this photo.

Jessica did not have any planners available to take home that day but she was taking advance orders on those planners (she now has them in stock on her website).  I purchased the silver Planner and will do a future review on it. Additionally she sold some really cute planner clips in a variety of shapes like a camera, coffee cup, the diamond below and others.  Jessica also sponsored a give away at her booth for one lucky winner.


Another booth that I shopped at was "The Delightful Deer" where I got a chance to meet Betsy who designs all the wonderful pieces she had on display.  She also has some great planner inserts on Etsy that you may want to take a peek at.

I purchased a really fun metal star planner charm from her. She is constantly updating her Etsy store, so you never know what fun planner goodies she has to offer.



Theresa D.  (Instagram @mydocumentedlife) had a Travelers Notebook Workshop available where for a small fee she provided the Travelers Insert and the supplies to decorate the Insert.

I really enjoyed stopping by this table.  She had some beautiful layouts in her Travelers Notebooks.

Theresa is a great teacher and is currently offering on online travelers notebook class through the Big Picture Classes website.

She was had some fun wood Die Cuts (Wanderlust) that could be add to our Travelers Journal insert,

planners or for card making. These are really thin wood die cuts (thinner than most puffy stickers).

Theresa also sponsored a give away which I won.  She gave me a Webster Pages Travelers Notebook in Natural and a Xyron Sticker Maker which was so unexpected and so appreciated.


This blog post started to get a bit long, so i will continue on another post but at least you are able to get an idea on what this retreat had to offer.

Note: This is not a sponsored post, I paid for my tickets just like everyone else did.




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