I’m so excited that this luncheon will feature my precious friend, Carley Seale, owner of The Gypsy Wagon in Dallas. You’ll love her story about how she grew-up going on adventures to Round Top with her beloved mom and how it influenced her life today. I adore Carley and you will too!
This event will be the third Round Top blogging event and it just keeps getting better! We always look forward to Bud Royer‘s delicious fare with the highlight being Bud’s world-renowned piece of decadent pie for dessert!
I knew when we walked in the door and Richard started speaking Japanese to the waitstaff that we were in for a treat! We enjoyed a 3.5 hour tasting menu that was visually stimulating and full of taste and texture combinations. Simply splendid! A night to remember, for sure!
This year’s conference kicked off at HD Buttercup, LA’s brick and mortar emporium full of goodies from around the globe…both modern and classic…all displayed in the old Helm’sBakery building. As wonderful as HD Buttercup’s collections are, we were all distracted by reuniting with friends that we had met at past DBC gatherings or were meeting for the first time, yet virtually visit daily on their blogs. Imagine the chatter!
Look what happened for two days during the conference on Twitter! #DBC2013 trended No. 1! Very cool, no?
I’ll never forget the words that flowed from Barbara Barry , one of my favorite speaker, as we all sat mesmerized by her melodious voice and inspiring thoughts on beauty. There’s no doubt that she has us all viewing the world in a different way…
Amy and I had lunch at The Ivy after the conference was over and Barbara’s influence had me finding beauty in the seeds and grain of the roll on my plate…
…and finding much more vibrance in the roses on the table… Thank you Barbara!
Another highlight was having the privilege to meet Grammy winner, Patti Austin. I have such fond memories of listening to her music as a teenager and young adult. She has one of those voices that causes rememberance to resurface and sends chills down your spine.
I was delighted to find that her gorgeous voice is second to her warm spirit and generous heart as I learned of her non-profit, Over My Shoulder Foundation. Founded by Patti and Dawn Carroll, lyricist and Executive Director of OMSF, their mission is to promote mentoring and “mentorology” (the art and science of mentoring) through music and design. Find out more about this non-profit here and see the video she shared of a 2011 performance of Dawn’s song performed at a Martin Luther King Celebration in Boston. Warning: Could induce goosebumps!
It was a trip to remember. New friendships formed…reunions happened…and inspiration flourished…
I now have a new soul-sister…Irene Turner. What a delight to give her a physical hug instead of communicating online!
$10 for a chance to win this beautiful chair is money well spent!
This give-away was announced yesterday at the Design Bloggers Conference in LA as my good friend (and neighbor) Amy Lee, of House of Wentworth, announced her new collaboration with Plexi-Craft. She’s designed a beautiful acrylic chair line and gave us a sneak peek of two of the designs. Both of those chairs were given away to two lucky winners. A third chair will be raffled off and all proceeds will benefit Dwell With Dignity.
I will join 4 other bloggers, whom I will announce soon, to host the first ever “Sneak Peek” blogger’s event - A behind the scenes look for bloggers. This event is limited to 50 bloggers, so please don’t delay in signing up! You’ll have the opportunity to network with fellow bloggers while you’ll be the first to see the latest trends in home and gift products during Dallas Market Center’s January Market. You’ll leave inspired with an incredible amount of information to share with your readers!
Oh…did I mention that the agenda begins with champagne with John Gidding, of HGTV’s Curb Appeal? and you’ll be seeing a cooking demo from Curtis Stone? and while you’re enjoying yourself, you’ll be helping families escape poverty and homelessness through design, as a portion of your registration will benefit Dwell With Dignity!
Find the agenda and registration information here.
Simply chose a favorite print…save it to a disk…take it into your closest print/copy shop and ask for an engineering print… and Viola! You have a graphic piece of art, ready to frame, that cost less than your daily cup of Starbucks!
rior Designers and volunteers dedicated to providing soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
Thrift Studio is a not-like-any-other-thrift-store THRIFT STORE that is open for 30 days only. The pre-party gives you the chance to see and purchase items prior to ANYONE!
Please consider joining me! Here’s the scoop…
WHAT: Dwell with Dignity Thrift Studio Preview Party
WHEN: October 11, 2012 – 6:30PM – 9PM
WHERE: Dallas Design Center, 1100 Slocum Street, Suite 280, Dallas, 75207
HOW: Buy a ticket and come to the party. $125 per person, includes drinks, food, and valet parking
WHY: Because it feels good to give back and parties are fun!