Adventures in Atlanta!

Doing the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Show is always a trip. I count my blessings each time that I am able to fly out of our local airport here in Westchester because it’s just a 15-minute ride from home and it’s small so you can, should you happen to awaken late, or take too long getting ready, or misjudge traffic get there just a few minutes before your flight. I’ve literally dropped off friends 15 minutes before their flight was scheduled to take off and they made it. But I don’t recommend pushing your luck.

Our showroom is in the “West Wing” of Building 2, #680A. We share it with House of Marbles. And in Beauty and the Beast fashion, it’s as if no one’s allowed in the West Wing. It’s a maze. We’re frequently pointing people in the right direction. It’s a pleasure to meet our retailers and we’re always happy to show off the new products in our showroom. It’s like shopping a store! If you can't make it to our showroom, you can also find our product in the very happening and fun JustGot2HaveIt showroom, #1721 in Building 2.

I really enjoy seeing Atlanta while I’m there, but with late hours I mostly only get to enjoy the hotel and dinner out. Lately, I’ve been staying at the Twelve Centennial Park Hotel. It’s like having my own apartment, when I’m there. I highly recommend it. You can usually get rates under $200/nite through the show site or another travel site. They had a really adorable dolphin (see photo) outside the entrance to ROOM, their restaurant, this year.

Aside from room service at the hotel, we were able to have dinner out with one of our Sales Rep Principals – Al Hattendorf, who covers the DC, VA, MD, DE area. The bunch of us, Al and Kathy Hattendorf, Alan Romano from House of Marbles, John Hartley and I, enjoyed dinner at Rosebud, a really cool place in the Virginia Highlands. The food was delicious even if half the menu items we wanted were sold out!

See you next time!
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®
January 9 – 16 2013