LEAVING LAS VEGAS

by Marisa Marcantonio


Las Vegas Market was filled with razzle dazzle, glitz and glam. I caught up with LA-based Betsy Burnam, New Yorker's Darren Henault and Philip Gorrivan and Atlantan Robert Brown for Editor at Large Editor TV, and spent time with the wonderful bloggers that were there. Every trade show I look forward to seeing the group, because everyone sees the market with a fresh pair of eyes. Reading about their finds is one of the best residual effects. Author/Today Show Home Contributor and all-around fun time Susanna Salk moderated a designer panel, Ahead of The Curve, a highlight for sure.Traditional Home sent us on a fun showroom Treasure Hunt, where we tweeted our finds, and explored new territory. My trend panel with energetic Liezel Munez, the "eye" Jamie Meares of Furbish Studio and I Suwanee, pr and marketing gal Mila Becker and hilariously funny Amy from Glo.com was incredibly fun, and I think we should take it on the road. Our varied perspectives complimented the conversation with a ping-pong effect of spirited dialog makes panels great. All in all, I am pleased I returned to World Market Center this year, to see favorite companies and familiar friendly faces. Stay tuned for my favorite market finds, coming to you soon.

Traditional Home had great signage welcoming us to the vast, 3 building complex that makes up the market.

They even pre-scouted trends which made our hunt smooth sailing.

The view from our hotel, The Aria, as the sun went down. All bets are off after that, because as the saying goes what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except, of course, for the furniture and accessories you order.