Crystal Gentilello, Anne Sage, Caitlin Flemming, and Alaina Kaczmarski
of Rue Magazine
For those of you who thought maybe you'd missed something - yes - I was in New York for about 26 hours the first of this week. I had a quick client meeting Monday morning . . . and then the great pleasure of attending the launch party for the premier issue of Rue Magazine later that evening.
But, let's start at the very beginning . . .
After landing Monday morning from the red-eye - and after a quick meeting - I was fortunate to run into Jonathan Legate whilst shopping my way down Madison Ave. We'd planned to connect later in the day - but, realized we were just 6 blocks apart - so ended up window shopping together for most of the afternoon.
Then Jonathan and I met up with Maybelline Te for a quick drink at Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Station.
Such an amazing location.
Jonathan and me, waiting for the subway.
And then, there was the party.
It was like being dropped into the middle of social media heaven. There was such an amazing energy in the room. Bloggers and designers from around the country. And endless conversations beginning with "it feels like I've already met you!"
Vicente Wolf with Crystal
(Vicente has a wonderful profile in Rue's first issue)
And more shots of the crowd.
Cassandra LaValle and myself
And then - after a busy day - and despite several invitations to dinner - I finally admitted exhaustion.
and quiet stroll back up Lexington to my hotel - and I was planted in the comfy bed within 13 minutes of getting to my room.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . . .
With one other meeting Tuesday morning - and then a quick trip around Central Park - then off to the airport.
Just another of tartanscot's 'adventures,'
(images pulled from Coco+Kelly, Design Calendar, and from my own Canon camera)