They say, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." Well, I guess I've got a big mouth, because I cant' keep it shut! LOL Vegas was a blast! Funny, but I didn't think I liked Vegas either, but found lots of great reasons to love it on this trip.
The trip began VERY EARLY leaving for the airport well before dawn but arriving around noon (thanks to the 3 hour time difference). I arrived to the Venetian Hotel and texted Jennifer E. from Eucalan to meet up and begin setting up our booth at CurveNV. I waited, and waited, and she text back that she was in the lobby but couldn't see me. I guess it would have helped if I went to the CORRECT HOTEL! LOL It turns out we were staying at the Palazzo Hotel (which in my defense is a sister property to the Venetian). Oh well, we got a great laugh out of it, and for the trillionth time in my life I was referred to as a true blond. :) Here is a picture of the lovely lobby in the Venetian when I THOUGHT it was my hotel. Notice the nice little live music at the fountain. Lovely :)
So we finally found each other and went to the Palazzo to drop off my bags. Went down to the convention center to set up our Eucalan booth for CurveNV Lingerie/Swimwear trade show. But along the way, we stopped at the Grand Canal Shoppes for lunch. This place is so cool. It's indoors, but the ceiling is very high and painted like the sky. So whether you are there day or night, it feels like you are outdoors. How cool is that? Lunch consisted of an amazing caprese salad with micro basil. I assume it's a fancy concoction, but looked like baby sprouts of basil to me. DELICIOUS.
We set up the booth - it was a bigger space that in NY and we were able to change up the configuration. It looked fabulous and we left. We walked around for a while and I crashed early! It was a long day of travel and I was super tired.
The show opened the next day and I met some fantastic people from all over the world! Wrapture was very well received and I was thrilled with all the positive feedback! I drooled over the lingerie in the adjacent booth and would have taken the whole collection if I could. It was some of the most exquisite lace lingerie I have ever laid my eyes on. The company is called Mary Green. The fashion show for CurveNV was at the Crazy Horse Saloon (burlesque style dance show). Wow. It was AMAZING. The dancers were so talented and muscular! They made the already gorgeous lingerie and swimwear ROCK! No pictures allowed in there, so sorry but you'll just have to take my word for it!
I designed a new crochet bracelet while I was in the booth. Posted pictures of me working on the bracelet in my social media channels to ask others to guess what I was making. I got a couple correct answers, too! Anyway, it's a tunisian crochet wire bracelet and you can download the instant pattern for only $0.99 HERE: Tunisian Crochet Wire Bracelet Pattern and watch the FREE youtube tutorial video on it here:
I taught Jennifer how to crochet in Vegas, too! She learned how to chain, single crochet and double crochet! I'll have to test her skills when we see each other again :) Our next Curve shows will be in February (NY and Vegas again), but I'll probably be seeing her at fiber shows before then.
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September is filling up quickly. I booked my second trip this morning. I'll flying to Cleveland next week to tape the next season of Knitting Daily TV and the following week going to Charlotte to exhibit at the Southern Women's Show. It will be the actual, physical launch of selling Wrapture. I'M SO EXCITED!