Thursday, October 4

IDSwest 2012 & BLEND

This past weekend was the annual Interior Design Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  I was thrilled to get to attend the opening night of IDSwest 2012 and take in the sites.


A lot of buzz that night centred around the beautiful kitchen display by Kelly Deck and her fabulous team in collaboration with AyA Kitchens.  With it's perfect mix of gold, marble, wood and stone it would be an understatement to say it was dream kitchen.


Saturday at the Convention Centre Tommy Smythe took the stage with his infectious passion for design and showed us how to bring any size space to it's full potential.  With his wit and charm he had the audience captivated and of course very entertained.


That evening I attended BLEND, the blogger event sponsored by IKEA Canada, with some of the most talented designers/bloggers in Canada.  We were joined by Suzanne Dimma and Mark Challen (of House & Home) and Tommy Smythe; needless to say I was a little "starstruck".  The night was filled with plenty of delicious food, amazing company and wonderful door prizes.

(with the gorgeous Danielle Hardy, Erica Cook and Nancy Marcus)

Thank you to the fabulous women VictoriaBarbara, Karla, Nancy and Danielle who were all a part in organizing these events for us.  I feel blessed to be apart of such an encouraging, inspiring and creative community.  Looking forward to next year!

16 comments:

  1. It was such a fun weekend! so much inspiration, fun and good company :) Can't wait for next year :)

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    1. Loved the weekend and especially the company:)

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  2. It's so fun to have an event like this to look forward to every year! Hope you're feeling all better now! :)

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    1. It really was so fun:) Congrats on your pictures being used by Kelly Deck!!

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  3. Wasn't the whole weekend just incredible? It's hard to believe it's over in the blink of an eye... next year will be awesome!

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    1. It was so good! Wish we could have chatted more hopefully I will see you again sometime soon:)

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  4. Haha! I love that photo of Tommy! I can just hear him telling a witty story. Can't wait till next year!

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    1. He was so hilarious! Congrats on your beautiful photos getting out there!!

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  5. Great Re-cap of the weekend. I had such a blast..I'll have to catch up with you next year!

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    1. Thank you so much! I would love that:)

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  6. So glad you came Stephanie! I can't wait until next year {or the next blog gathering}!

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    1. Thank you Barbara it was such a blast!!

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  7. Our whole weekend was so much fun, hey? I enjoyed pretty much everything we did - the IDS West show was terrific, Tommy was beyond awesome and BLEND2012 was the best party we've thrown to date!!! You know, it takes a bit of work to ensure a great party, but it's the guests that MAKE the party so wonderful!!! ;-)
    Cheers Stephanie!
    Victoria

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    1. It really was so fabulous! Thank you again:)

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  8. Great recap, Stephanie! It was so fun, wasn't it? I wish I would have had a chance to chat with you more. I was eying up that gorgeous painting you donated for the door prizes - so, so lovely!

    I hope to see you there again next year!
    :) Christine

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