I have never considered myself easily starstruck. As a matter of fact, I would find it difficult to name even one celebrity that I would fall over myself to meet in person. And I watch a lot of television :) Having the honor of meeting Jack and Lulu's Designer, Julie Murphy, at last month's Stationery show in NYC was more than a pleasure. I must admit that shaking the hand of the woman who's designs I have used as a guide for countless items and trend boards over the years made me a little giddy. The Jack and Lulu booth at the National Stationery show was definitely one of 2011's highlights for me. Seriously, pink Westie stationery? Was she reading my mind?!!!
I am just now getting around to my notes on highlights from the New York Stationery show last month, which was amazing as always. Anyone that knows me knows my unnatural love of office supplies and Susy Jack delivered again this year. As I had to put away my fabulous calendar from last year (that ended on May 31st) a Susy Jack order is definitely on my priority list!! I also had the pleasure of meeting Susan Connor, the Principal and Designer of this beautiful line and was so thrilled to find that she is just as darling in person as her creations!
Kate Spade is the perfect dynamic of simplistic style meets glamour and her New York City Flagship store showcases every inch of this with saturated colors, tissue party goods in the window displays and glittery walls. I thought her lines were impressive but this left me speechless.
It is always thrilling to stumble upon a new blog where someone has new insights AND is equally excited about the same things. It validates my passions! Amanda Joy of joy ever after and I are on the same page on all things fabulous. Her insights on design, stationery, palette selections, photography, etc. are all fantastic and put together beautifully in a well organized and easy to read blog. Something tells me we would be very good friends if we lived closer. I wish we were neighbors so I could keep up on her house renovations!