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Pampered Chef: Workshop room temperatures

  1. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    It's been my experience that the classrooms where the workshops are held are either freezing cold or uncomfortably hot. I can recall one year in the past 4 conferences when the rooms were actually comfortable.

    In order to help me pack appropriate clothing, would some of you Wave 2 folks be kind enough to post for us Wave 3 folks letting us know how comfortable the rooms are this year? Thanks so much!!
     
    Jul 4, 2009
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  2. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Hijack for a minute.....
    Am I cheering you AGAIN this year?????????? ;););)
     
    Jul 4, 2009
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  3. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    :::giggle:::
    Yeah...twice this year. I'll be walking for TPC and for promoting to Advanced Director :)
     
    Jul 4, 2009
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  4. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    omg!! Way to go!!!

    Are you going to have your BOA AGAIN!!!!????
     
    Jul 4, 2009
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  5. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Woo hoo! Congratulations.

    And, I second the request for workshop temp feedback.
     
    Jul 4, 2009
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  6. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    Nooooo...no boa this year. Word came down fro the higher-ups that we need to be more business-like so I am going for the "dress for your next job" look. Ya'll won't even recognize me - LOL We're talking slacks and blazers and closed-toed shoes!!! :eek:
     
    Jul 4, 2009
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  7. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    wow!!! Wee!!!
     
    Jul 4, 2009
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  8. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    I am sooooo glad that someone finally said something! The boas, tiaras, sashes and cocktail dresses were cringe-inducing.
     
    Jul 4, 2009
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  9. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    A quote from a higher-up that I just loved: "There is no place for sequins, rhinestones, spandex or denim at National Conference. It's just...plain...inappropriate."

    Looking back at '05 and '06 - it was starting to look like a cross between a drag queen show and a Mary Kay event...
     
    Jul 4, 2009
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  10. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Thanks for the mental visual and the deep belly laugh! What a combo! When the boa was mentioned all I could think of was the Red Hat ladies we have around here with their getups on.

    And to think I feel like I will be underdressed going in Khakis (not capris) and 3/4 sleeve shirts. I guess I won't feel like everyone is staring at me wondering "what they heck is she wearing" if such visuals come out of the woodwork.
     
    Jul 4, 2009
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  11. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    I totally agree. And the inappropriateness was the main reason I vowed NOT to walk when I promoted.

    (Sorry about the hijack, Carolyn.)

    I've got your number in my phone, so I can give you a call about the workshop rooms, too.
     
    Jul 5, 2009
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  12. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Congrats dannyzmom! That is fabulous! Whoo Hooo!


    Can someone from wave 1 let us know? Thanks!
     
  13. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Will do my best.
     
    Jul 5, 2009
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  14. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    Please do! I am VERY cold-natured and need to search for a jacket if it is going to be cold!
     
    Jul 5, 2009
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  15. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I didn't bring one last year but ended up buying the pink halfzip help whip cancer jacket at Merell's booth. Great investment.
     
    Jul 5, 2009
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  16. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'm packing a thin hoodie zip up sweater that I have that will tuck nice in my bag in case its cold. Everytime I went to something like this I was always cold and always seem to pick a seat by the a/c vent.

    I won't be back til late Sunday night but I plan on texting Laurie (JolieParadoxe) and perhaps she will be kind enough to post for everyone going in Wave 2.
     
    Jul 5, 2009
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  17. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Oh sure....commit me, why don't you? LOL

    Just kidding....I'll definitely post as the info comes in.....that way we can have a better idea of what to pack.
     
  18. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    No pressure there huh? :D
     
    Jul 5, 2009
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  19. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Oh air pressure and blood pressure stats not necessary, Melissa. Ha Ha

    I know what you meant.....just feeling silly, I suppose. Now watch, my pc will crash....I won't be able to post and everyone will swear I'm selfish! He He
     
  20. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Now wouldn't that just be a good laugh!

    For the record - I will send the text to Laurie and ask for confirmation that it was received! - what she chooses to do with the information is up to her. I'll be innocent in this one! hehe
     
    Jul 5, 2009
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  21. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    LMAO!!! Nice....talk about "The Ball's In Your Court"!!!

    Love it! K....we better stop being silly and flooding this thread with our shenanigans! Sorry to all who had to scroll through our play. ;)
     
  22. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Ok, so Melissa78 has just texted me about the temperature....here's what she sent:

    "I have worn light cotton shirts w sleeves to my elbows, & I'm comfy. Gen Session today I think is warm. I'll let you know if that changes."

    She says that she is having lots of fun, and that we are going to love conference!

    Whoo Hoo! So excited!

    Hope that helps!
     
  23. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Ask her if it's true that all of the workshops and meetings are all in one building this year! (please?:))
     
    Jul 10, 2009
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  24. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Looks like it Becky....yay!

    Here's what she texted...

    "Mine are all here @ McCormick ctr. One so far. Ate lunch yesterday in attached building".

    = )
     
  25. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    McCormick Center is like 4 different buildings - so I'm wondering if she just means they are all in the same building?

    It might be that they are all in the Lakeside Building - all of the restaurants/food court are in the other buildings, and it sounds like she walked down there for lunch...

    Thanks for the info Laurie!
     
    Jul 10, 2009
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  26. chefsteph07

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    Carolyn, that's just awesome! Congrats on all your accomplishments and hard work! You have earned all of it!!!

    Maybe I'll see you down by the surprise boxes again! I remember you gave me all your hotpad trivets last year, thanks so much, they were used very quickly! I'll be cheering for ya! :sing:
     
    Jul 10, 2009
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  27. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Most welcome....the first sentence was her first text....I sent another text asking if she was going to attached buildings at McCormick, and she sent the other part of the remander of "one so far". So I think they are all at Lakeside. = )
     
  28. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    All festivities are in Building E--same building as Arie Crown--nothing on the other side.

    Rooms are WARM. The only time I felt the AC blowing @ McCormick was in Career Club lunch.
     
    Jul 11, 2009
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  29. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Thanks, Deb.
     
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  30. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    wow...every time I have gone I have froze my toes off...lol I even had to leave one workshop one year because it was so cold I couldn't concentrate. I'm very cold natured.
     
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  31. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    When you say "festivities," are you referring to Career Club luncheon and things like that or are you talking about workshops as well? What I am getting at is...do you mean we won't be walking sixty-bazillion miles each day this year?
     
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  32. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    Exactly. EVERYTHING is in the same building--no walking across for ANYTHING.
     
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  33. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    OMG that SO rocks because I am wearing high heels most days!!
    Yippee!!!!!:thumbup::thumbup::sing::D:D:D
     
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  34. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!1
     
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  35. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    I had my suitcase all packed and ready (I leave on Wednesday) with all my outfits figured out.
    Then I went to the mall today...
    There was a storewide 50% off sale at New York & Company. Plus I had a $20 off $60 coupon...now I have unpacked my garment bag and am re-configuring my outfits. ARGH.
    I got this jacket and slacks set and am trying to figure out what top to wear under the jacket: New York & Company - Jackets - City Stretch Single Button Jacket - Petite
    HELP???
    I don't want to look like a restaurant hostess, kwim?
     
    Jul 11, 2009
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  36. Gina M

    Gina M Veteran Member Gold Member

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    It looks great Carolyn - sorry can't help you with what to wear under - I'm so not a fashionista! Have fun at Conference - I leave tomorrow:)
     
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  37. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    You'll look fantastic in that, Carolyn. I'd go for a pop of color--red, royal blue, emerald green. As long as you don't wear a plain, white, collared shirt you shouldn't look at all like restaurant hostess.
     
    Jul 12, 2009
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  38. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    CUTE!! I think you look good in just about anything. So, like Rae says, anything but plain white would be great.
     
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  39. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    Dangit you guys!!!
    I was planning to go out today and get a simple white shell/tank like they showed in the picture with the jacket & then jazz it up with jewelry. No good? I am such a fashion disaster :p
    Maybe I'll bring the jacket with me and browse thru a few stores like Chico's and Banana Republic and see what the fashion-forward salespeople suggest. I agree tho' - a pop of color would probably be best.
     
    Jul 12, 2009
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  40. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    A white shell would work fine, but I think a bit of color would be even better. Of course, if you're talking about a stunning, focal-point necklace or choker, a white shell would be the way to go.

    At one point during NC I'll be wearing a black jacket and white shell, but I'm adding a pop of color with the PC scarf. Plus, I don't have your long, elegant neck for showing off a fantastic necklace.
     
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