As most of you know I was in New York City last week for Kravet’s BlogFest2011. The weather in the city was a bit chilly and rainy but the locations and events that Kravet had set up were spectacular. I spent most of the week going from event to event with Beth Dotolo from Pulp Designs here in Dallas, you may also know Beth from her other blog Hello Splendor! She was my taxi, subway and coffee buddy! Meeting all of the other bloggers from around the country and Canada was more than I expected and it was wonderful to finally meet a few of my favorites in person.
Beth & Me
Kravet knocked our socks off for three design filled days! All of the major design magazines ( House Beautiful, Veranda, Town & Country, Traditional Home, Architectural Digest and New York Spaces) took the time to discuss their vision for the future of shelter magazines as well as the impact that bloggers have had on information getting out into the design world. The magazines hosted breakfasts, lunches, champagne receptions and the swag bags were beyond fabulous.
Me, Beth (Pulp & Hello Splendor) and Elizabeth (Pretty pink tulips)
Day one was full of introductions, insightful information from the magazine editors and a soon to be announced sneak peak from the team at House Beautiful!!! I promise to share the details on the blog as soon as the news is official. You are going to LOVE it and if you are a designer or just a lover of design, it will change the way you look at color!
The Ace Hotel in was the host hotel and I loved the “hipster” vibe from the bumpin’ lobby to the loft style rooms. This was my room…no really this was the exact room I stayed in!
The lobby was always packed and Beth and I had a change to grab a quick bite at the Breslin restaurant that was attached to the hotel.
Thank God for the Sumptown Coffee Shop that was attached, it helped me shake off the cold cloudy mornings and the foam always had a sweet design!
Tomorrow I’ll be talking about the ICFF, Kravet’s Design Studio and Meeting some of the industries best designers!