I snapped so many pictures with my iPhone, these aren't great quality, so forgive me! Here's Market Center (and here I am!) loving my time in Dallas.
Mario & Associates now reps Smock Paper, one of my favorites from National Stationery Show. I also met the awesome guys behind Paper Pop, these incredibly beautiful cards that are virtual works of art. These guys made some slow moments lots of fun. Also pictured are Bert, Heidi and Heidi, our sales reps!
You can see our partnerships with Anna Griffin and Teresa Collins in the showroom! And here's our overall display. A small but cute space!
I spotted lots of gold desk accessories from Sugar Paper. Gold foil printed posters and artwork are still major. (Is gold ever going to go out of style?)
Anything marquee lit seems to be on trend still. I stumbled upon a huge wall of marquee lights and all the Christmas showrooms had them too. I fell in love with a book wholesaler called Assouline. Their coffee table books are the kinds of books you see in museum shops across the country and are beautiful works of art. I had to pull myself away and remind myself to get back to the showroom. I could have spent all day there.
Don't laugh and I know this is off topic from stationery, but have you seen this product? Poo-Pourri? My friends at Gigi's Boutique in Bluffton carry it and it's all the rage. I had to say hello to these ladies! I also spent sometime in West Coast Reps (bottom, right corner.) Think of it like a giant Pottery Barn outlet, only much better.
Spartina 449 is actually headquartered in Bluffton, South Carolina. I happened to be wearing a Spartina 449 scarf on Wednesday and as I stumbled into the Ivy Stone Showroom, I was greeted by reps who introduced me to the National Sales Manager and sales team of Spartina. What fun! They are the cutest girls and I enjoyed chatting. Even cooler, I got to see all the brand new Spartina coming out. LOVE the jewels and the new bags are fun and very young!
I had the opportunity to visit the Dallas Museum of Art late in the day on Tuesday. The museum is full of some fabulous installations and temporary work that was beautiful. I am always inspired by art museums....