Whew! I feel like I’m still recovering from our week in NYC. Gina, Sarah and I made the trip to New York for our debut at the National Stationery Show. We are SO over the moon about the experience. We learned so much, met a ton of great retailers (MANY of whom will be carrying our line very soon!) and took home the Best New Product award in the Desktop category! Here are a few (ok, a lot) pics from my iPhone and from Ruthie Eileen who was there shooting for Southern Weddings with Nicole Yang (their full recap of NSS will be up soon!) The Javits – where NSS is held every year – has super strange lighting. Ruthie’s are all the pretty images. My iPhone shot all the rest, haha! We arrived to blank white walls (and a gorgeous white floor) and a pile of boxes… two days later our little home away from home was complete! It was a ton of work getting ready (and getting it all there) but I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out.
We arrived to find a GIANT crate blocking the entrance to our booth. No big deal. We’ll just climb over, use it as a table and cover it with duck tape and junk food (we were all STARVING and that’s wall there was!) Little by little, it came together. I actually designed this (to scale) in Illustrator before we set it all up (to know measurements for the builders, number of shelves we needed, how our products would fit, everything else I needed to buy and duh… to make sure it was pretty!!) Yep, this happened. I burst into tears, naturally. We were surprised with our Best New Product (Desktop) award for the 2015 Simplified Planner! The ever beautiful and very pregnant, Michelle Edgemont, who rocked the floral in our booth. I almost died when I laid eyes on those beauties. My peony-loving heart exploded. And then there’s Gina and Sarah – my right hand gals. I’m so grateful for them and couldn’t have done a lick of this without them. G and S, thanks for the champagne, the laughs, the junk food lunches in our booth behind the table, jumping up and down with me every time someone left the booth and supporting me through this. I love you both. Our shop will be launching all these beautiful products in about two weeks (more firm date / time to be announced soon) and we’ll be posting a list of ALL of our new retailers in our shop too!
Thanks again everyone who came by! Til next year, NYC! xo, Emily