Beth Greene, Executive Vice President , Jennifer Powell, Social Media Coordinator and Ann Feldstein,
Kravet’s Senior Director of Marketing and Communications. What can I say? Awesome, awesome, awesome!
The fabulous Ann Feldstein
Thank you Ann! I hope to return the favor if you ever come to Charlotte!
Kate Kelly Smith, Vice President, Publisher Chief Revenue Officer of Hearst Corp, with Newell Turner, Editor in Chief of House Beautiful, welcomed us at the opening breakfast on the 44th Floor of Hearst Towers. Who doesn’t love Newell Turner, he is a fabulous speaker and so entertaining!
We had amazing panel discussions with well known designers such as Darryl Carter and Timothy Whealon lead by Dara Caponigro of Veranda. Editor in Chief of House Beautiful, Newell Turner lead a discussion on “Ah Ha moments” with House Beautiful’s next wave designers, Jon Call, Jill Goldberg and Michael Herold.
Interiors Magazine Insider Panel with Editorial Director, Michael Wollaeger, noted Architectural photographer Peter Aaron, former editor and StyleBeat blogger, Marisa Marcantonio, Interior Designer Miles Redd in a discussion about how the most beautiful work in our industry is created on the pages of magazines.
We were given all kinds of fabulous goodies, but one of my favorites was glassybaby. The founder and owner Lee Rhodes, a cancer survivor, gave a very emotional and inspirational talk stating her reason for creating glassy baby was to help other cancer patients. Please check out glassybaby and buy lots!!!! Not only will you get a beautiful item, but you will be helping others. As Lee says, ” glassybaby are gifts of celebration, consolation, joy and healing.” I’m ordering for graduation gifts today! Look for a full post on glassybaby soon!
Another fun aspect of being at Blogfest 2012, was connecting with so many of my online blogging friends and meeting new blogging friends. Here are some of my friends, be sure to check out their blogs!
Shelly Van Rozeboom of Van Rozeboom Interiors, Laura Trevey of Bright, Bold and Beautiful
Danika Herrick of Gorgeous Shiny Things and O’verlays, Daniela Shuffler of Aesthetic Oiseau, Barbara Fransceski, Kathy McGee of My Interior Life, and Cheryle Rhuda of O’verlays,
We also had the privilege of meeting many fascinating designers. I can’t wait to share more about all of them. Thom Felicia hosted a cocktail party for us the first night. He is as amazing as his work! Of course I had to show a pic of …Thom Felicia, he is awesome!