Monday, February 27, 2012

Interior Design Show (IDS) 2012

IDS 2012
Here is a look at getting ready for the show...
An empty space just waiting for us

Getting unloaded - whew there are a lot of containers...
  But we have stools....

  Lining up our poles...

 Let's Play...

Too many pieces....
Let's figure this out.... 
 Ok, now we're getting giddy.... It's been a long day
 almost there...

Voila  -  finished and looking fab!!
All cleaned up and ready for the show
 Come on it and I will tell you all about CDECA
 A very special visitor to our CDECA Booth - my idol - Brian Gluckstein

Niagara on the Lake Ice Wine Festival

Niagara Ice Wine Festival 2012

Well it's that time of year again, horray!!  Love to participate in something fun and tasty during the cold winter.  We have not had much of a winter this year and that is just fine with me.  Hubby and I along with some friends popped down to the festival and enjoyed some very nice ice wine along with visits to wineries where we tasted some great wines.  Something to look forward to for next year if you haven't had a chance to go.  Of course there are many fabulous eateries in the area to enjoy a find dinner with of course, more vino.....
We did book rooms and stay overnight as well.

Here I am posing with some ice wine beside one of the great ice sculptures

We were in for a nice surprise when a light snow fell that day.  Really gave the event some of that winter wonderland mood without being too cold or too windy. 
I want this one..
Ahhhhh..... lots of wine getting ready for bottling
 and again in one of the wineries where we participated in a special tasting of how to make drinks with ice wine and other types of the fun stuff
 Very serious about what we were learning about ice wine and how to mix it with other liquids to make great drinks!

Lovely bottle displays - just makes you want to buy more

Loved these displays...
I think I might get me one of these t-shirts.... really gets it out there!
A Great Dinner at the Charles Inn with great friends!! 

Oh what a wonderful idea - have a festival to sample wine.  I'll use any excuse to have a little of the grape...

Brentwood Designer Night 2012

Designer Night 2012 at Brentwood Classics brought out quite a group of Designers & Decorators to view the new product lines and enjoy refreshments, while we listened to the presenter Janette Ewen as she delivered her message on the Trends for 2012

and of course I had to say hello and pose with some of the stars attaending
Glen is always so gracious and friendly

Had to 'Strike a Post' with Nicholas another very friendly designer who also contributes to
 Dabble Mag

Brentwood has a lovely showroom and here we see some of the
Pantone Colour of the Year 'Tangerine Tango'

Thanks to everyone at Brentwood for a great evening!