We just got back to Austin from a jam-packed weekend in Dallas! We showcased our pillows at a luxury shopping event at the W over the weekend and we had a fantastic time. We debuted our amazing new booth and our brand new video. Conceived by Brandon Smith of D. Coop, and handcrafted by Raul Mena (Lead craftsman at William and Wesley), the booth turned out absolutely perfect – and the fireplace mantel more than we could have dreamed of!!! We had tons of practice setting it up and displaying our pillows, which means we are ready for Atlanta January 2013!
And not only did we have amazing shelving and fireplace mantel (which includes storage)…we had our very first studio video produced by our fantastic photographer Gregg Cestaro. With finishing touches the week before Dallas, it too is more than we could dream of….the icing on the cake for the booth display for sure!
The event was three days long, and with intern Amanda gone astray (something about HAD to go to her sisters bachelorette party!?!?) my husband and daughter thankfully joined me to help. With guidance from Raul at set up and tons of help from the event and hotel staff too, we had a great dry run for a national booth….so bring it on Atlanta! Many thanks to everyone who made this weekend possible!!
Also made some amazing new friends and enjoyed the festivities the night before.
And prior interior designer intern Alix Bulliet and her mother stopped by. It was super wonderful to see some familiar faces from Austin!
A shopping and social event to be reckoned with, The Weekender Dallas, featured over 70 luxury vendors and we were honored to be selected as the exclusive home decor designer.
Here’s a little back story to how we got there and what this whole Atlanta booth thing is all about:
It’s all Kathleen’s fault for pushing me to do Atlanta! (Just teasing K!) Due to her strong encouragement, we applied at the last minute for the July International Gift & Home Furnishings show and was accepted in the highly competitive jurried section called High Design. Well good thing they didn’t have space for us in July!! Cause it took a little practice and preparation at The Weekender Dallas to get my nerve up to deal with an 8 foot crate like above. I pretty much freaked out (well not exactly, cause I’m smiling in the photo right?) when I saw it for the very first time at Kathleen’s showroom in June. But now look at us…..just one month later with our very own crate and custom made booth display. Many thanks to Brandon, Kathleen, and Raul for helping me prepare for our first international market in Atlanta come 2013! More on that this fall. XOPG
To see more photos from the Weekender Dallas please check out our Facebook Album!