I seriously can’t believe that in two weeks tomorrow, I will be jet setting to New York (!!) for the Kravet Blogfest 2012. I’ve been waiting for about a year now and have been planning every minute of that trip! Blogfest just released more exciting information about what we’ll be doing there and I almost died. Read on to find out!

My friend and fellow designer, Jess and I will be arriving in NY on the 18th for a few days of exploration before Blogfest kicks off on the Monday. We’ll be staying at the Grand Hyatt which is located next to Grand Central Station. Perfect.

On Monday, we’ll be heading to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair to check out all of the amazing vendors and their newest items. Then we’ll head to the kick off party at the Kips Bay Decorator House hosted by Margaret Russell , Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest. Next Thom Filicia hosts the after party at Savant Experience Center. I love Thom, serious design crush right there!


Tuesday we will have a full day starting with a look inside Veranda Magazine and checking out House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year. Next we’ll head to the Modern Life Concept House at the Dillon, hosted by Elle Decor held in one of the nine meticulously decorated town homes.  After lunch, we’ll be heading to the Lee Jofa showroom and a Traditional Home event followed by the Baccarat Showroom Preview Party hosted by none other than Vicente Wolf. Yes indeed! Then off to the after party at GE Monogram Design Center.


After no sleep, Wednesday will start with breakfast and a showroom tour of Kravet, Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils in the Flatiron District. After lunch hosted by NY Spaces, we tour the Museum of the City of New York. After the tour, Benjamin Moore presents the colour trends for 2013 and we follow that with an Interiors Insider Panel hosted by Interiors magazine. Next there is a farewell party at the Museum, then we head to the after party hosted by the New Traditionalists. Are you tired yet?

On Thursday, instead of flying home, I head to Montreal to meet Erik so we can celebrate our anniversary and explore the city together. I am so excited to go to Montreal, as I have never been. But apparently, I am going to LOVE it! I’ll make sure to snap tons of pictures :)


Images via Blogfest 2012, Architectural Digest, ICFF, New Traditionalists, The Grand Hyatt, The Cross Design, Pinterest











  • I’ll see you there! Can’t wait!

  • wowzers… what a whirlwind trip!  you’ll have an amazing time!  Thom and Vicente?  Dreamy!
    …and happy anniversary :)

  • Ana

    Great post! I am so excited, can’t wait for the 21st to arrive. Looking forward to meeting you Amanda! 

  • I can’t wait for Blogfest. Have been planning this trip for months. See you there!

  • Sarah B

    I can’t believe it’s almost here already! So excited! Hope to see ya there!

  • Nicole Copko

    Can’t wait! See you there!