The Gift Show was this week in New York. Snow decided to mess things up for everyone Monday, but I was there with bells on Tuesday morning.
I wore my cute black boots so I would look “good” at the gift show. I clearly had amnesia about the amount of WALKING I did there last year, up and down the aisles. Plus, the ankle deep puddles I was jumping over were clearly more suited for my Sorel Boots…
I met my college roommate in the Javits lobby. There should be a reality show about how long somebody can last at the gift show, because if there was, Ivy would win! She gets there early and leaves at 6pm every day. Impressive.
I cannot believe she can browse for that long. Usually after thirty minutes, I am making friends with people in different booths so I can sit in one of their chairs and take a break.
Lots of color this year. In fabrics, rugs, bedding and accessories.
I saw Blake Lively as I was limping through the home section. I heard a recognizable voice and turned to see her ~ stunning in black leggings, chic sneakers (she was smart!) and a killer dark green Chanel tote.
So much to see! I took notes like crazy.
There was a fabulous vintage poster booth that I didn’t see last year.
Basically, I wanted to go home and redecorate all of my rooms. Tim?
I was nearing my gift show expiration date. I ran into a few other college friends (see, glad I wore the nice black boots) and a few work colleagues. I was eyeballing the taxi situation out of the corner of my eye, so it was time to go.
I am starting basic training for next year. The goal is to last one whole day, from the time Ivy arrives until the time she leaves.
My definition of a “whole day” is having frequent coffee breaks, lunch and testing out (sitting on) a lot of furniture at the same time.
And then relax and maybe leave a little early…..