Shannah and I split up last week (don't freak, it was only for the week). She went to Las Vegas for the POOL trade show and I went to NYC for the New York International Gift Fair. I love New York in August. I actually got a glimpse of fall weather (it felt great). My sister-in-law, Emily, lives in the city so not only do we get to spend quality time together when I am there but she was a huge help with the show since I was by myself. The week was a huge success and I am could not be more excited about all the amazing stores we picked up. Here is a picture recap of my week....
Emily helped me set up on Saturday (this picture was taken Saturday). It only took 5 1/2 hours. She helped me take orders Sunday (i was very appreciative).
Oh yeah did I mention I am 7 months pregnant. Luckily, it hasn't seem to slow me down.
This was my commute to Javits every morning from the lower east side. A short walk, subway, switch subway and a bus ride. It only sucked the last day when I forgot the keys to lock the crate at Emily's apartment. It took 2 1/2 hours to go back to the apartment, back to Javits and back to the apartment. Its not like Dallas where I can just hop in my car.
Christine (our amazing intern from last year) came to visit on Monday. (love and miss her!)
To top off my amazing week, Emily and I went to Le Comptoir, a french restaurant in Brooklyn. This is one of the top five best restaurants I have ever been to (getting hungry writing about it).