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    My Trip to New York and the Gift Fair

    So I’m finally recovered from the jet lag and reacquainted with my laptop so time for a Sunday evening blog all about my little trip to the Big Apple. I travelled with my dear friend Lindsay from www.theblackrabbit.co.uk as we were both exhibiting at the New York International Gift fair www.nyigf.com with a group of other British Makers. Highlights of the outbound journey were probably the Gü pot on Virgin and watching Bridesmaids! New York was bizarrely mild and I managed with only one or two layers most days – instead of the usual 6 or 7! The gift fair was massive and I only made it around a couple of halls during the last day (and managed to do a teensy bit of buying for the shop…pretty ribbon anyone?!). Below are some shots of my fellow Brits and a couple of the stands that really stood out in the hand made designer maker section and just a few of the many shots I took of New York by night! After manning the stand for 9 hours every day there was only a little sight seeing (by which I mean shopping!) window but we packed it in and quickly erased any profits from the show on tasty dinners and $4 margaritas! (And we’re hoping there won’t be too many lasting ill effects from 6 days of no sunlight!) Enjoy the pics…. My Stand... [caption id="attachment_519" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="note a little glimpse of our new printed cushions"][/caption] And hanging out on The Black Rabbit's stand Ruth Tomlinson's exquisite porcelain jewellery.... Annie Neill's yummy socks... The Black Rabbit's 'Bods' Debbie Bryan's lovely lace... Katie Mawson's soft and colourful knits... Tammy Child's elegant silk organza bags and scarves... Tania Clarke Hall's funky leather jewellery... Jacqueline Cullen's stunning pieces in Whitby Jet, 18 carat gold and black diamonds... And one of my favourite stands from the show Coral and Tusk.... And this stand was fun too...if you like pants...which I do! (reminded me of my final year's collection on my degree) And a wee bit of sightseeing.... [caption id="attachment_533" align="aligncenter" width="535" caption="In MOMA"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_534" align="aligncenter" width="535" caption="In The Met"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_535" align="aligncenter" width="535" caption="On Roosevelt Island"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_536" align="aligncenter" width="535" caption="Took a fair few of these...."][/caption] And just managed to squeeze in a trip to Anthropologie on 5th avenue.... [caption id="attachment_537" align="aligncenter" width="535" caption="Should maybe have bought something lighter!"][/caption]