I love Vancouver - the ocean, the mountains, the sweet salty air *sigh*, I really do feel relaxed whenever I'm there. I made the treck out west for the Interior Design Show and Blend 2012 blogger party. Yep, blogger party. To say I was nervous to meet my "internet friends" (how nerdy does that sound?) was a bit of an understatement, but from the very first moment my fears were eased. This was the sweetest, most welcoming group of people ever. I was welcomed with smiles, hugs (I love huggers) and loads of chatter.
I kicked off my weekend meeting up with Amy, Sara and Kerry. I had so much fun hanging out with these girls. As expected we had tons to chat about, it's so nice meeting people you know you already have so much in common with. We bonded over coffee and then headed over to the Interior Design Show (IDSwest) to take in a presentation from Tommy Smythe, the fabulous designer and co-star to Sarah 101, Sarah's House, Design Inc...
|getting cozy with my peeps - Sara, me, Amy and Kerry.|
After soaking up Tommy's wisdom, advice and hilarity we toured the show and soaked up all the beautiful inspiration. This really was a great show - well-edited, visually stunning and worlds away from the halls full of jacuzzis and hot tubs I'm used to. So many gorgeous details...
Definitely a unanimous show stopper was the Aya Kitchens booth designed by the talented Kelly Deck Design. Couldn't you just live in this thing?
Although the show was not huge, there are so many things I think I missed. It was such a fun day. Talk about inspiration overload, but in the best possible way.
Next up, a recap from the party!!