Thursday, January 29, 2009

Live from New York, it's . . . . 
 . . Fiona, with very sore feet! Good grief we have walked a long way this week but we have had great fun and taken LOTS of photographs. So here's a random glimpse into what we have been up to - and what I have to show you next week. Thanks for checking in this week - see you Monday :-)

Skating at Rockefeller Centre. 

Wine bar in the Village. 

Greenwich Letterpress - stationers extraordinaire! 

Thomas Paul at the Gift Fair. 

Absolutely brilliant textiles from England(more next week). 

Fabulousness at ABC. 

Googly eyed, lumpy glass dog at Fish's Eddy

The art of the spool - Tinsel Trading

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hello from NYC
Well we left our neck of the woods on Sunday morning(view from the departure gate at our local airport below). Arrived in NYC late Sunday night - exhausted and very excited!

First thing I had to do on Monday morning was visit the Hearst Media building in midtown Manhattan to meet an editor from Country Living magazine. That was fun - really enjoyed meeting her and I left some Cartolina samples that they are interested in shooting for a summer issue - hopefully they will make the cut. From there we took the shuttle bus to the Javits Centre and the gift show.

Believe it or not this is just a fraction of the show(above).

The show is huge - you have to see it to believe it. Endless aisles of vendors booths. So much beautiful design and products - very inspiring. We enjoyed visiting with our sales rep and her team and we visited with some buyers. Our products were featured in the "sustainability display" (above) in the enormous foyer of the Javits centre. I loved viewing all the other green products and was proud to be included.
We spent the rest of the day walking the show - but we spent so much time chatting to people that we barely made it through a fraction of one floor. Doug took loads of photographs and I can't wait to show you some wonderful things that caught my eye(I'll save all the good stuff for next week). I found that vendors were very keen for us to take pictures and be blogged - which was great. I have lots to tell you and I will try and write another post this week - Martha Stewart tomorrow - can't wait! Stay tuned - more on Friday.
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