Day 2 of Blogfest started at the 44th floor of the Hearst Tower where we were last year. Supposedly a great view but again it was raining - Bummer! This year's breakfast was hosted by Veranda, House Beautiful and Elle Decor Magazine.
I loved seeing Daryl Carter, a DC designer on the list of speakers that morning. He invited me to the opening of his new store in DC - I can't wait!
Here is Cary Kravet of the Kravet Corporation giving the introduction speech for the morning. It is the second time of meeting the Kravet family. It is such a pleasure.
The panel that day was Newell Turner, editor of House Beautiful with up and coming designers - Michael Herold, Jill Goldberg, Jon Call "Mr. Call"
My posse: Karen Swartz of Inspired Designs, and Scott Groome of Savvy Interiors. We had a ball meeting all the celebrity designers.
A visit to the Elle Decor Concept House at noon. It was a little crowded with everyone in one space. I loved the outdoor space and the fixture of the dining table was one that I just speced for my design job in NYC.
I loved the cut out screens!
Michel Boodro, editor of Elle Decor and Jennifer Powell from Kravet at the Concept House.
A fantastic lunch at Lee Jofa and then a talk with Alexa Hampton and Ann Maine of Traditional Home. Who knew Alexa was such a straight talker and her favorite word was
c--------r. Can you guess it?
There was a contest to pick out your favorite item at B&F and photograph yourself with it.
Our group really went for it even though we didn't win. Here's Scott as Superman! Flying high with B&F!
Cocktails at Baccarat! Did I mention they had the hottest male waiters at this party!
Baccarat always puts a red crystal on each chandelier.
I loved meeting my design crush Vincent Wolfe and I love his blog. If you don't follow it, you should. Blog
The day ended with cocktails at the GE Monogram showroom. The best date and fig appetizers! The 6 burner stove was fabulous.
We went to Sprig that night for dinner! The biggest burgers and the best tuna over watermelon. Check it out:
Until tomorrow with Day 3 of Blogfest.....