Friday, November 5, 2010

Busy Bee

I'm sitting here drinking a PSL for the extra energy boost because I've been a busy late-night crawler lately.  On Wednesday, I went for the sneak peek at the Chi Omega Christmas Market at the Dallas Convention Center.  Visited my sweet aunt's booth, where she sells her Literati Bookmarks, which is like jewelery for your books, only it's super functional, too...it never slips out so you never lose your page and it stretches to fit any size book.  Isn't that so clever?  Teacher's gifts, stocking stuffers...it's a no-brainer.    
The show goes on til Saturday so there is still time to shop.  Nigella Lawson was there signing her book and I'm here to say she is beautiful in person! 

Then last night, my friend Kelly of Rose and Hudson and I attended a blogger social at the new location of Nest.  Beth of Hello, Splendor and Kelly of Fabulous K were the gracious hosts of the evening.  Kelly and I had fun running into PR maven, Brynn Bagot who has also been a busy bee and Donald Fowler, the Nest's buyer, who so sweetly took the time to tell us the story behind some of his wonderful selections.  Here are some snapshots of our evening along with a few of my favorite things from the shop...

By far, this was the most amazing thing.  Donald explained to us that he found this in Italy and Nest is the only store in the US selling it.  At first glance, you just see fun houses/towers.  But then it comes apart and you have a place setting.  Isn't that too cool?!    
Here they displayed Citizen Sweet cupcakes on them.
I think the small/topper would make for a cute ashtray;
I don't smoke but I love ashtrays.
They have a wonderful selection of books and these are now on my wish list:
Oh, look...Kelly found herself a man.
This is how she treats her men...Love em & Leave em...
Don't worry; he's still happy. 
He found another girl more his type...
(we later called her a cab)
Donald was a favorite.
And so was Bell Invito's stationery... 
As well as this suzani tray...
The party doesn't end there. 
Tonight Kelly and I are going to this and
taking miss Stella Bella with us...
Y'all have a great weekend!  xoxo
  














 

  
 

    

12 comments:

modern eve said...

Such a fun night, right? Great to meet you too! Love your blog.

Kat said...

How fun!!!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh, sounds like a great few days! I've got that pink Taschen's New York book on my coffee table.

Farmchick said...

I really like the architectural dinner service. Very unique idea.

Sanity Fair said...

How much fun! I'm so jealous! The cityscape placesetting is just darling.
THANKS for all the fabulous Dallas advice - I can't wait to go!
-SF

Cynthia from Oh So Cynthia said...

It’s great that so many small businesses are catching on to the power of local bloggers. What a great way to spread buzz! The store and the crowd were fantastic. It’s interesting to see that everyone's 5 favorite things are totally different from each other!

TamStyles said...

Wish we had a chance to meet at the social. Super cute blog!

tam

Aspiring Kennedy said...

oh my goodness, i just saw this post, too.

i worked with nest & bell'invito before i moved to england. these are my people! :) hee hee.. love Donald, and Beth is my best friend. Yay. Glad you were at POST.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Hi! I wish we'd actually met at Post -- it was hard to get around to everyone! Now we need to do this again since we're familiar with all the awesome Dallas blogs!

Thanks for the skirt compliment too...I love that thing...F21 golden find!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

i'm so jealous that you got to attend the event....i follow beth and all her crew and would love to attend a blogger event like that! maybe i'll just have to host one for all my tn bloggerellas!

SMB said...

I was a Chi O :) So fun to see the current happenings!

Storibook Designs said...

Those dishes are very cool! I'm not sure i wouldn't tire of them though....I'd love to go to a dinner party and be served using them, that would be a wow. But, to have to own and store myself, on the fence. cool though, def. cool.