You may not know this, but the USA Love List Team is spread all up and down the East Coast so we hardly ever get to see each other in person. Although we are constantly collaborating behind the scenes, we have to visit this site in order to see each other's faces. This past weekend, however, four of us came together in Philadelphia for an exciting and jam-packed weekend.

Type A Philly

Founder Sarah Wagner, Beauty Editor Jill Homiak, Family & Green Living Editor Tracey Hanson, and Director of Public Relations Alexis McDowell gathered in Philly to attend the first ever Type A Advanced Conference, an event for experienced bloggers to focus on the finer points of web and social media management and marketing. Our goal was to learn more about how to support the American-made companies and products we love.

Serenity Residences

Conferences are exhausting but we also wanted the time and space to sit and strategize amongst ourselves about how to keep USA Love List's phenomenal growth going in the coming year. We wanted to stay near the event but not in a hotel. We are very grateful to our sponsor, Serenity Residences, for making their lovely townhouse available to us. ¬†This residence is rented by the night through AirBnB, a site which helps people rent out part or all of their homes all over the world. We were thrilled to give it a try and experience a whole new wrinkle in the “Shop Local” experience. ¬†Find out more about what AirBnB.com is all about. If you are coming to Philadelphia anytime soon read our complete review on the residence's listing page.

Serenity