My Week in Instagram #3: Colour & Concrete

Friday, 17 March 2017

So the sun, at last, has popped its cheery head out and said hello this week and boy am I thankful. Living by the coast though means that for every day with sunshine there is an equal and opposite day of sea fog.  The temperature difference is playing havoc with my wardrobe. One minute thickish coat and scarf and the next a t-shirt (and lugging heavy cumbersome coat around!)

I managed to slip two little-known facts about me into two Instagram posts this week. It surprising when you share something personal how the response gives you the "phew, not just me then" feeling. It's one of the great community effects of Instagram that I am enjoying so much, the chatting with people you havent yet met and having a "me too" moment.

On Tuesday I spent the day at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre and the Kings Road looking at all the lovely new lines being launch at London Design week. If you were following along on my IGStories you'll have seen lots of fabric, tiles, furniture and some fantastic wallpapers.

I've been busy working on a social media strategy for a brand here in Brighton and so haven't been as dedicated to my beach walks which I am missing terribly. I must carve out the time for this as it really does seem to keep on an even keel. It's an easy trap to fall into but I must find the time and relegate the house chores if necessary to make it happen - hurray!

I hope the sunshine stays.



6 of my Favourite finds from Ambiente Frankfurt

Friday, 10 March 2017

While I can't say that I've been to more trade shows than I've had hot dinners I can say that I'm a fully paid-up trade show veteran. So far this year I've been to four and we haven't even hit March's shows yet. A couple of weeks ago I made my maiden voyage to Ambiente in Frankfurt a B2B consumer goods show with an emphasis on living, giving and dining.  
I had three days scheduled for the show and honestly, I thought that would be plenty. In reality, I didn't see more than half.  I have a game plan I follow for new shows - research the exhibitors before I go so I can see the ones I'm really interested in, target the contemporary interiors section first and then retreat to the press room - if available - and ask the press team what I shouldn't miss. While I followed my own advice the sheer volume of exhibitors and my own curiosity conspired to derail me. 

My Week in Instagram #2: Trade shows

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

I'm calling this #2 but in reality its actually 4 weeks since I started this series, as I got waylaid with being out of the country and then having the lurgey.  The bug still persists but I am at least back shuttling between Brighton and London again. It's tough doing the commute at the moment as the joy of British Rail is that it doesn't work if its wet, windy, too cold or too hot.  Then throw into the mix strikes and its a hot mess really.

But March has arrived. The sun will be shining more and the days will begin to get longer. What am I thinking it'll most likely be wet, wet, wet. Still though, it is March and the year is rapidly slipping through my fingers.  Next month I'll be off to Italy to Milan and Turin and also to Paris so that's all rather exciting. 
 
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