Atlanta in July… Hmmm. At the urging of my college roommate, I headed down to Atlanta earlier this month for the Gift & Home Show.
This is a HUGE show. Multiple buildings with 18-20 floors each. Since I have the attention span of a flea at these things, I coordinated it so I only had one full day at the show. A full day for Ivy (college roommate) is arriving at 9:00am and leaving at 6:00pm.
A full day for me is 10 – 3… Maybe!
There were some definite perks to the trip. My brother and his wife live there, so I got to see them, which was great! Ivy and I ate at some fabulous restaurants with fun people from Atlanta.
We ate at Cooks and Soldiers, The Optimist and Gunshow. All three amazing. I am still thinking about the incredible kale salad I had at The Optimist.
The day I went to the show, Ivy and her business partner were headed to the Gift building. I peeled off and went to the Home building. I started on the 15th floor (floors 16-20 were all Holiday Decor) and worked my way down.
This is serious business! I strapped on my Adidas and threw multiple water bottles in my bag.
Everyone in Atlanta is so nice. All of the showrooms had food and drink for those of us who get cranky after one or two floors.
There are so many great things to see! Furniture, fabric, lighting, rugs, art. The list goes on.
I finished all 15 floors in the Home building (shocker) and headed over to meet Ivy and Pam in the Gift building.
I lasted about another hour before I pulled the rip cord and headed back to the hotel.
It was a fabulous trip, I am so glad I went. I left with a ton of new ideas!
Till next time Atlanta.
the wry home