My head is still spinning from last weeks Blogfest 2011! Thanks to the amazing Kravet team we had a whirlwind 3 days. We spent a day at Hearst meeting with Dara Caponigro editor in chief of Veranda, House Beautiful's Newell Turner and Jay Fielden of Town and Country, then had a preview of the Elle Decor Show House and met with Michael Boodro of Elle Decor. We finished the evening with with a cocktail party thrown by Amy Dragoo and Jonathan Legate of Design TV and Joss and Main then late night burgers at the Breslin with William and Susan Brinson of House of Brinson and Michelle Carangi of Holly and Gill.
The second day we met at the Kravet showroom in the D & D building for lunch and a preview of the Lily Pulitzer line, then tea and talk with designer Barbara Barry and New York Spaces editor Jason Kontos.  Then we were whisked off to the Mayo studios for a private mini show house and book signing sponsored by Traditional Home and it's editor in chief Ann Maine.  There we got to meet with some of the best interior designers working today including Thomas O'Brien, Eric Cohler, Diamond and Baratta, Suzanne Rheinstein, Suzanne Kasler and David Easton.  From there we went to the Wolf/ Sub Zero showroom for cocktails.
Wednesday morning we had breakfast at the Conde Nast building with Margaret Russell, editor in chief of Architectural Digest, where she discussed the new direction of the magazine.  
Then on to the New York Design Center for a tour and lunch.  The Kravet's then welcomed us at the company's workrooms where we got to see the behind the scenes artist's for Kravet, Lee Jofa and Brunschwig and Fils.  
The 3 days ended with cocktails at the 1st Dibs showroom and our special guest designer Thom Filicia.  A crazy, wonderful few days.

The highlights of the event......
David Easton- besides being an amazing designer- he is crazy, funny.
The Kravet family- not only do they run a great business, but each and every one of them are the nicest people.
The time the editors and designers took out of their busy schedules to spend with us.
So many great bloggers- some I knew and some new friends.

additional images via Ivan Santos/Kravet


  1. You forgot to add meeting me as a highlight...har har har XOXOXO

  2. Emily- you were Def. a highlight!!