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Las Vegas Market Highlights (1 of 4)

Las Vegas World Market Center

Las Vegas Market

This past weekend I attended the IDS 2012 National Conference as well as the Las Vegas Market.

LV Market seating

Las Vegas Seating

The Las Vegas Market had great outdoor seating. Monday was a beautiful day to sit on those comfy seats and rest my feet in between showroom visits. Many designers were inside registering when I shot this photo.

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Registration Line

I spent most of the day Monday at market. My first 45 minutes was spent in line at registration. Note to self: Pre-register and bring your printed barcode. That line is very short. 🙁 I did pre-register but it didn’t do me much good since it was packed in my suitcase.

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Homemade Pizzas

I was so surprised to see a pizza vendor setup making homemade pizzas in a brick oven. I noticed them when I was leaving. I love homemade pizza!

IDS hosted their conference in conjunction with the market allowing the designers to get more bang for their buck. The sessions and the networking made the conference so informative and worthwhile. Saturday, I presented “Marketing with Today’s Technology. We covered a huge amount of information in a very short amount of time. I think I received more compliments on this presentation than any other presentation I have given. I guess I would say it was a lively event from the comments I received.

Monica Pederson

Monica Pedersen and Me!

During lunch Monica Pedersen from HGTV spoke and allowed everyone to do a photo shoot with her. Of course, I knew this was a great blog opportunity so I jumped in line. She even taught us modeling advice while being photographed. She is so energetic, genuine and delightful. Who doesn’t love her smile?

 

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Gail Doby and Me!

I was also able to dine at the Eiffel Tower with Gail Doby of Design Success University. It was my first time to meet Gail in person. We have worked together for years and have never had the chance to officially meet. We had a great time catching up.

 

View from Eiffel Tower

View from the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at sunset

View from Eiffel Tower at night

View from the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at night

If you’re ever in Vegas and want to have a memorable dinner make your reservations for sunset at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. Furthermore, try to get a table facing the Bellagio Fountains. Speaking of amazing, I have to tell you what happened after I Tweeted that I was going to the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. In a matter of about 30 minutes after Tweeting, I received a reply to my Tweet from the manager asking me to email him with the details of my reservation, and that he wanted to look after us. I replied, and he responded back to me with a photo of what I would see at 5:00PM and he reserved a table for Gail and I with a great view of the Bellagio Fountains. WOW, that is customer service at its best . . . Social Media WORKS!

Eiffel Tower after dessert treats

After Dessert Treats

 

After our Grand Marnier Souffle dessert, which was scrumptious, our server brought us the “After Dinner Treats” tray with at least seven different treats to choose from. What a great evening!

Look for more photos from Las Vegas Market in upcoming posts.

About the Author
I'm a super energetic person that has lots of new ideas always floating around in my head. I own two businesses, Dandelion Interiors and Minutes Matter and enjoy both of them. One business satisfies my need to use my creative design talent and the other satisfies my need to help others to develop their technology skills. I absolutely love my church, my family, my two granddaughters, technology and cooking.
  1. Nicole Yee, Owner NY Interiors Reply

    Loved meeting you in Las Vegas, Debbie! Thanks again for the wealth of information. Nicole

  2. Kathryn Dillon Reply

    Wow! That tweet received a pretty incredible response Debbie….and a quick one!
    Thank you for all you give to your customers and also for connecting me with Gail Doby. The two of you have really helped me to think outside the box, to learn new technology & social media formats for marketing. I definitely rely on the things I learn to keep me up to date and hopefully moving in the right direction.
    Kathryn Dillon
    http://www.thedraperydesigner.com

  3. Debbie Green Reply

    I am still amazed about my Tweet about my reservation at the Eiffel Tower. I had a great time in Vegas. I wish I could have stayed at market one more day. Market is fun, if you can pace yourself. I was exhausted when I left Monday. It was a non-stop trip.

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