I’m Too Old for the W

Mon, July 30, 2007

Women in Politics

Nothing says “Welcome to Chicago” like the body-thumping music and tres chic employees of those trendy W Hotels.

The W Lakeshore was one of the conference hotels for this past weekend’s BlogHer Conference. (WHOO-HOO, BlogHer!)

I’m not sure if I was more excited about the conference, finally getting to meet so many of my favorite ladies in person (I don’t want to leave anyone out, so just check my blogroll and comments — you’ll know who they are!), or the thought of having a hotel room to myself. For. Three. Whole. Nights!

Of course, I forgot I’m getting to be an un-hipster and the W chain is all about hip.

Take this lovely TP cozy for example. All wrapped up and tied in a bow.

Nothing could trump that for all the hotel coolness, right?

Think again.

‘Cause nothing says, “You’re too hip for me,” than providing poetry blocks in the room.

And the bath mat that says, “Step.”

And the fitness room called, “Sweat.”

And the pool called — you know you can guess it — “Wet.”

But, all my fears about being unhip, uncool, and, well, downright old if I am forced to say it, were settled when I met all the gals.

Of course, having unlimited, free amounts of wine in the evenings didn’t hurt, either!

Thanks ladies for welcoming me with open arms into to sisterhood of blogstresses!

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15 Responses to “I’m Too Old for the W”

  1. Kimberly Says:

    It was the $8 water that did me in. And the tuffets.

    The pillows, however, were to die for.

  2. Busy Mom Says:

    I kinda liked the ghost lamps with the sheets flung over them, myself. Followed by the hairy cube on only one of the beds.

  3. Mamma Says:

    Yeah, but it was always Friday night in the elevator.

    I still felt a little unhip even with the mojitos!

    It was terrific to meet you!!!

  4. CPA Mom Says:

    Yeah, the hairy cube kind of weirded me out. The ghost lamp with rocks at it’s base was odd. I’ve never been in a hotel room with worse lighting! Or better pillows. I loved me some pillows.

    Don’t forget to email me all the sites you write for!

  5. Momish Says:

    JEALOUS!!!!!!!!! I had to wipe my bum with ordinary TP all weekend long! Geesh! I wish I were there and was able to meet you. Glad you had a great time.

  6. mcewen Says:

    Well I’m glad that you all had such a jolly good time!
    Cheers

  7. Lawyer Mama Says:

    It was wonderful meeting you! I could gush on for hours & hours…

    I know what you mean about feeling unhip though. I felt awfully old fogey at the thumping music while checking in! (For the record, the song was Barbie Girl by Aqua.)

    I loved the free wine though. You can never go wrong with free wine.

  8. Paige Says:

    You’re looking pretty fabulous in this picture for someone who thinks they can’t hang.

    XO,
    P

  9. Jenny Says:

    That was a toilet paper roll? I thought it was a free purse.

    Crap. No wonder I got such weird looks.

    I’m so glad I got to meet you! You’re even better in real life.

  10. Selfmademom Says:

    I’m sorry you are totally selling yourself short here! And I’m the loser here who wasn’t even hip enough to stay in the hotel! So glad we met! (are there enough exclamation points in this comment!!!??)

  11. Devra Says:

    When Aviva saw the hairy cube on her bed, we both agreed that we were grateful it was cube shaped. Triangular would have sent us both leaping out the window. Truth be told, if we went the wrong direction we would have leaped right into the bathroom.

    I’d like to hear the W’s explaination of why they have that set up with the passthru window to the bathroom. Maybe the minibar was supposed to be located in the bathroom? Is it a puppet show theatre? WHAT??????

  12. Motherhood Uncensored Says:

    Ha. Yeah. I’m way too old. I walked in and was like “holy shit… what the hell is this place… can’t someone turn a light on?”

    :)

  13. laurie from sk*rt Says:

    i’m with you motherhood uncensored. except in the bathroom where it was interrogation city. the W was a Weird mix of aWesome and What the hell?

  14. Kathy Says:

    There wasn’t free wifi but I did manage to score some unsecured wireless thanks to my window view of the buildings rather than the water.

  15. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah Says:

    Does anyone really need to rave down the elevator at 9:00 am?

    I don’t.


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