Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Travel Burnout


The fabulous Thom Felicia and I in New York at a Withit presentation

I have really had a crazy year so far in 2010 with what seems to be non-stop travel and work.  I love it but after my recent trip to New York I have felt particularly burnt out!  Hence my lack of posting – sorry. 


One of my  favorite blogging buddies Michelle Morlan of Schematic Life and I at SURTEX in New York


I was in New York for several events. First was the Surtex show which is a tradeshow for surface and textile designers.  It is run in conjunction with the Stationary show which is huge and full of talent!   Second was the ICFF show – The International Contemporary Furnishings Fair, and it was great.  So much fun new product and innovation!  Very inspirational.

Valorie, Angelica, Me


My friend Maybelline Te of Snug Furniture, Angelica, myself, Maybelline’s friend

I met my sister Valorie and my daughter Angelica in New York and they went to some of the great events around town with me.  A highlight was the opening night party for ICFF which was held in the outdoor atrium and sculpture gallery.  It was a fun and lively event attended by a great group of creative people.  We had a great time.

 The Withit ladies at dinner

Also going on in town that week was the Withit design tour.  Withit stands for Women in the Home Furnishings Industry Today and it is a fabulous group of entrepreneurial women who have made their mark in our industry.  From company CEO’s to authors and designers the group is filled with women who are making a difference in their perspective fields.  I was absolutely energized by all of them and can’t wait to meet more members.



Thom Felicia in action.


Part of the Withit group enjoying some bubbly at Safavieh

I’m off to Laguna Beach this weekend with my hubby for some badly needed R & R and then it’s back home and back to work.


Hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend and take time to relax and revitalize!  See you next week.


La Petite Gallery said...

I know where you are coming from, total exhaustion.
You look very pretty in those
photo's. They show you are enjoying yourself.
Rest up Dear Lady.
We are waiting for your new post.


Tammy@InStitches said...

I love your new blog design ! No wonder you are tired, you've been busy but it looks like fun. You and your daughter look so beautiful.

aneyefordetail said...

Jackie: It was great to meet you and Angelica!
I'm off tomorrow to Eddie Ross's Yard Sale; should be lots of great things there!
Have a very nice weekend!

Michelle said...

That first picture of you is fabulous Jackie! They all are. Glad you are back and always feels so good to get nice to have met you in person.


The-Countrypolitan said...

That is a great photo of you with your daughter and sister... you all look so coordinated...

Laguna Beach is one of my favorite places... enjoy. ~Terri

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Welcome Back!!! Your new blog page looks great!!!! Looks like you got in some R & R on your travels too!!!!HAHA..Enjoy Laguna. Can't wait to see what you have coming from all the shows.....Maryanne xo

Unknown said...

I don't know how you got through all that.. hope you get some dedicated R&R.

Rebecca Grace said...

Your daughter is beautiful; she has your smile. Glad you had a chance to catch up with family in the Big Apple & I hope you have a nice, lazy beach weekend with your hubby. By the way, the new boobs --er, blog! -- looks great. :-)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love Thom Felicia! He had me at Queer Eye. Your travels do sound tiring - but so much fun. Have a wonderful weekend. said...

Hope you've had time to rest up now...I am now in Cebu and getting some of mine. Thanks for featuring us in your NYC album! enjoyed our convos :-)

WCAA Charlotte said...

Jackie, your daughter is just gorgeous! I know it must've been a blast having her with you in NYC. I know you must be ready to shut it all down for a bit. Have fun in Laguna and I hope it is the refreshment you need.
Jane Ann

Renae Moore said...

It was a delight to meet you here in Atlanta, I hope you come back soon. Take a breather though first!

Kristin Drohan said...

I'm with ya on the travel. It's tiring. Thom is so flipping sweet.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

You have been busy!! Hope you are doing well.

Nancy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time in NYC. How great that you were able to share that time with your daughter also. Hopefully, you've been able to 'recharge' after your well-deserved trip to Laguna.

kayellen said...

You have been so busy!! I love it:)
Great photos Jackie...

Have a wonderful time in Laguna~~my fav getaway destination!

Kay Ellen

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