Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Weekend of World Domination

We had an extended stay in the mountains near Crystal Mt. in the Cascades of Washington State.  Just a couple of hours away from Seattle!

The weekend was full of snow, dear friends, good food, wonderful wine and a (sometimes) friendly game of Risk. 

Here are a few photos from the weekend...

Would-be Conquer of the World (guy in the red shirt)

Our dear friends Bonnie & Richard

Mt. Rainier

Saturday, February 9, 2008

New York International Gift Fair

What a week! New York was great! The energy was completely different than San Fran. Tons more people and great feedback! I went in with a pretty high order goal and now realize that for a first time exhibitor the goal was too high. I made great contacts, meet great encouraging exhibitors and got some great leads...I never thought of approaching wineries for my kitchen collection. Could there be a business trip to Napa in my future? I will be doing the show again in August but my booth will look completely different and I will have some added product that I am getting very excited about!

The only thing I did not like about NY was my very bright booth. They put me in front of a window that for some reason received more light than any other booth in my isle. I know next time to not be in this location. The back wall was so bright I could not hang any product due to the glare. Ironic the sun beamed on a vendor from Seattle. The first day I was praying for rain...my wish came true.

Enjoy the photos!