Irene (Bloesem) and I had an amazing week in many different regards.
Main goal was the New York International Gift Fair that I was attending.
Because of my work in the booth I didn't have time to see the city, walk around on the huge gift fair, or take any photo's.
The response on my work was overwhelming. The new Circles I launched in NYC caused a lot of American 'wooooows' which made me smile all day long!
|Irene took this photo on our first day on the Show. I look exhausted and nervous|
|My neighbour on the booth Reineke Otten, with a very special customer|
|View from our apartment (skyscraper, 40st floor!) on Queensborough bridge|
|View from our apartment - this was such an everyday treat!|
We had many visitors on the booth! Small boutiques, huge (museum)stores, press and collegues like...yes: Lotta Jansdotter! Want to know how she is in real life? She is just very S W E E T ! With capital letters.
|Lotta Jansdotter - photo Laura Fenon|
Irene and I did some sample shopping - a usual phenomenon during the last hours of trade shows - at my neighbours Fog Linen (trays) and at Rifle paper (gift tags). I have a serious weakness for gift tags...bought some nice ones from Darrell from Sukie, who's booth was a couple of meters away.
The temporary tattoos (on the Sukie box) were a present from Tina Roth Eisenberg, from the well known blog Swiss-Miss. She launched her cool and funny Tattly's on the Gift Fair.
Our last hours in NYC were a kind of a 'surprise icing on the NY-cake': we attended the US-bloggers event of the year called Alt Summit which was held in the offices of Martha Stewart on 26th street!
It was so fantastic to finally meet Sweet Paul in person and Rachel Faucett from Handmade Charlotte who has been on my little bloglist here since the very begining. Tina from Swiss Miss held an impressive and powerfull keynote about entrepreneurship, balancing familylife-work and living life to the fullest. She's an amazing speaker and I think her words truly can make a difference!
|Martha Stewart panel at Alt summit- photo from Homedesign-Martha Stewart|
This passed week in NY has been very important to me, not only businesswise, but also personally.
And therefore I thank you, Irene. Thanks big time for assisting me on the booth, for keeping an eye on the clock, for the fun we had together, for opening my eyes on certain issues, for connecting the dots and for your friendship. XXX
T H A N K S!