The New York Stationery Show Part 1
There is nothing quite like New York. The moment Jacob (my hubby) and I arrived in the Big Apple and hopped in the cab I was in awe of the city! I have been to New York a few times, but every time I come I am so excited that I just want to dive right in and see the Today Show, find a good slice of Pizza, walk up and down 5th Ave and head up the Empire State building. However, this trip was different than all the others, because instead of being tourists, we were off to the National Stationery Show. This was my first year going and I was like a kid in a candy store. Everywhere I turned there were creative people showing off all the latest and greatest invitations, cards, favors, and accessories. There was so much to look at that we quickly realized it was a good thing we had 3 days to see it all. I was determined to find amazing new products for The Wedding Cottage, and while I don’t think Jacob quite knew what he was getting into when he decided to come along, he was a wonderful sidekick and helped me find some really great new things for the store.
Apologies for the lack of great photos, all were off my camera phone!
One of the highlights of the show was getting the chance to meet Darcy Miller who is the Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine. I attended a seminar where Darcy talked all about the current trends for weddings and stationery. When I was planning my own wedding (and still today) I read Martha Stewart Magazine religiously. The magazine is jam packed with so much creativity it amazes me that they can come up with new ideas for each issue. I also read Darcy’s blog The Bride’s Guide so it was very exciting to get to meet her in person. I think it would be a pretty good gig to work side by side with Martha Stewart to design and dream up new lovely wedding details, don’t you think!?
Up next, a sneak peek of some of the new invitations we got for the store!