Summer just seems to be so anticipated and then in a flash it’s gone. At Drygoods Design it’s been oh so true as it’s been a busy summer full of firsts for the storefront and some renewing traditions for the site.
In addition to getting some much needed time with my little family (first vacation in two years!!), August was spent crafting, planning and traveling. Oh, and lots of sewing too:).
And probably a highlight this summer, Drygoods-wise, was my trip last week to Alt Summit NYC. For the last few years I have always wanted to attend the Salt Lake City summit but it never pans out. When I got the email they were going to do a one-day NYC version at the Martha Stewart HQ, I was in, all-in. To see the behind-the-scenes at the magazine, meet some amazingly creative folks and hear from Martha herself was rather surreal. They even had her personal chef cater the event. Bing was a sponsor and it was delightful surprise to find out that one of the folks on the Bing team had shopped at the store and used Drygoods Design fabric and twine to decorate the prizes for attendees!
It just worked out that I could also get to the NY International Gift Fair where I picked up more of the beautiful Rifle Paper Co. goods as well as a new line of Orla Kiely lifestyle products. Is it October yet because I want a garden trowel! After the conference, I was able to go to the garment district the next day and comb through stacks and stacks and stacks of fabric to find some more apparel selections. Can’t wait for them to arrive either.
Here’s a snapshot of the trip – and it’s pretty apparent they don’t have to Photoshop Martha much, she’s still a stunner:). Also meeting Heather Ross, Liesl Gibson and seeing Monica Lee again was a true treat!