Adrien Grenier, Paris Hilton and me & Linda at Sundance

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I am at Salt Lake City and spoke in a panel at Outdoor Retailer with two brilliant people. Robert Rivenburgh of MARS Advertising, my colleague at my job at Collective Bias, and Linda Jager, one of my fellow Snow Mamas, and a PR expert, especially in the outdoor industry. Our panel was about Social Shopper Marketing and I loved seeing how more people kept coming in during our presentation, the topic was interesting!

The Outdoor Retailer trade show was awesome, I was like a kid in a candy store with all the new outdoor gear. You can see the show through my eyes with above Whrrl story above. No commentary on it (yet) though – was too busy checking out stuff and didn’t write anything..

The fabulous day turned into even more amazing evening with Linda. She lives in Park City so she knows how to do Sundance like a local.

Adrien Grenier at Sundance

We went to see Adrien Grenier’s documentary Teenage Paparazzo, and I already saw Adrien on the way in.. And we watched the movie in the second row, Adrien and Paris Hilton sitting only a few rows behind us.. Seriously surreal. The coolest part of Sundance Film Festival is the film crew interviews after the movie. I am hoping to have time on my flight tomorrow back home to actually write a movie review, the Teenage Paparazzo was one of the best movies I’ve seen for a while.

After the movie, we ate at Good Karma, and I had the best Indian food I have ever eaten in my life. Or, to be correct, it was Indo-Persian food, and I even got to talk to the chef and his wife, who are both so nice. If you ever visit Park City, Good Karma is a must.

The snow storm was hitting Park City pretty good last night when I drove back to Salt Lake City to my hotel, and after I click “publish” on this post, I will take a shuttle right back to the mountains to do some powder skiing.

I only wish I had my family with me to share this awesomeness.

Full disclosure: I did the Outdoor Retailer Panel as an Collective Bias employee, and figured when in Salt Lake City, why not mix business with pleasure and visit Sundance and do some skiing.

About Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal is an international lifestyle expert, originally from Finland. Katja shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks. She is a board member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, award-winning social media strategist, and a well-known speaker in the social media conferences. Katja has lived in four different countries, and seven states in the USA, and married to a helicopter pilot. Their three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.

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  1. Wow sounds fabulous! my boss just got back from Sundance, but it is nice to see a different part of the event as you show! have fun!

  2. So jealous! Adrien Grenier has a house around the corner from me & I’ve only run into him on his street once. ONCE! In three years! And I was soaking wet.

  3. Hi Katja –

    My husband is in the outdoor industry and goes to both OR shows every year; I plan to attend this summer for It’s a great trade show!

    Was your panel recorded anywhere – can I see it online?


  4. Sounds like a fun time! Never attended anything like this before.

  5. PartyPlanningProfessor :

    Sounds luck you are one L-U-C-K-Y chick.

  6. Katja, I’m glad you’re enjoying your visit to Utah. As I local, I sometimes take for granted the amazing things you can do here but am always excited when others discover how great it is. Enjoy the rest of your stay! Also, thanks for the restaurant tip…will have to make a trip up the mountain to try it out.

  7. Sounds like a blast! Wish I could have been there with you, although you know how I feel about snow and cold… other than my constant whining, it would have been fun…

  8. How fun! Thanks for sharing. Trade shows are so much fun to attend. I use to go to the Surf, Snow, Skate show in San Diego every year. I love seeing the “new” goods!

  9. I am going to file Good Karma away for my next Deer Valley weekend. Thank you for that! Enjoy the powder — I must say I am feeling a wee bit jealous (have not skied once this season!)…and happy for you! See you back east – JSB

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