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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.