Re:make 2016 with Brit + Co in San Francisco
I’m new to the creative entrepreneur/blogging space and don’t know all the ins and outs or secrets to success quite yet. Trust me, when I learn the secret to success, I’ll share that news. But in the meantime I did get my first taste of what it’s like to be surrounded by women who truly want to encourage and motivate other woman who aspire to create. That experience happened at Brit + Co’s Re:make 2016.
Re:make is a creative summit and festival that happens annually in San Francisco, put on by Brit + Co, a website for women that talks about everything from weddings to food trends. For those of you that don’t know, I am a contributor for Brit + Co. So one day I got an email about Re:make and thought, oh my goodness, I have to go to this. After hunting down the cheapest plane ticket from Nebraska to California possible, I stayed with my cousin in Alameda and learned how to commute via ferry for a few days to explore and go to the summit.
I flew in a day early so I could explore and get lost in San Francisco because I had never been there before. Definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made outside of actually going to the event itself. San Francisco is magical. I completely understand why people are willing to pay the ridiculously high rent. I walked along the Embarcadero and wondered off to Ghirardelli Square, stumbled upon Lombard Street (I seriously had no idea it was a thing) and got lost in residential Russian Hill staring at awesome architecture.
Last but not least, I made my way to the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s crazy because the day started out completely overcast and dreary, but by the time I got to the bridge, the skies had cleared and the sun was out, making for a breathtaking experience. It really is true the phrase, “I left my heart in San Francisco.”
As for the Re:make summit the next day, I’ve never left an event feeling so inspired. There were a ton of guest speakers including Tyra Banks, Katia Beauchamp (co-founder of Birch Box), Justine Blakeney (The Jungalow) and Melanie Whelan (CEO of SoulCycle) and workshops on storytelling and creating art to get your creative juices flowing. It was an incredible opportunity to talk with other women about dreams, goals and toss around ideas on how to achieve them.
All in all, San Francisco made me feel so creative. The guest speakers, the ocean, the buildings, the people I met at the summit — it was everything. The best part is, Re:make is open to the public. You don't have to be a blogger or specific kind of entrepreneur. The only thing you need is the desire to feel more creative.