Well, I’m not really a piggy (I’ve been exercising more!), but I did go to a market – the Las Vegas Market!
The Las Vegas Market runs only twice a year for five days. The market exhibits furniture, lighting, home decor, tabletop, floor coverings, and more, with more than 2,000 resources from 1,500+ exhibitors, the market boasts the honor of being the largest in the United States. When I first walked in, I kept thinking it was like a giant chic furniture store separated into several sections with each section’s style being unique and original. The market has three buildings, and some of them have 16 floors!
I started a new job at an amazing social media marketing agency, PuTTin’ OuT, and I attended the market with my awesome new boss, Christi, and a colleague, Elizabeth. Elizabeth and I are new semi-employees. I’ve been an intern the last couple weeks, and I will soon be working full-time as an employee! 🙂
The market ran from July 27-31st, and my first time there was on a Monday. It was a crazy, busy day. I edited a video for KAS Rugs in the morning, ate lunch with Dann Foley in the afternoon, watched a seminar about the designers that were on American Dream Builders, and later that afternoon, I helped take pictures of Donny Osmond and his wife, and later that evening, I attended a Gift for Life event and a later cocktail party at the LakeHouse restaurant in the Wynn.
It was definitely busy, but I had a lot of fun meeting new people and seeing products at the market. I’ll upload pictures of the market to this site some time, so you can see some of the beautiful products.
The next day I went to the market again with Christi, and it wasn’t as busy as Monday was, but it was still a lot of fun. We attended a short seminar in the morning, walked around to several exhibits and took pictures, we ate lunch again with Dann Foley and his colleague, Beau, and we then walked around some more and took pictures. This time I was able to take a closer look at many of the products, and I loved most of them. I saw light fixtures made out of shells, lots of beautiful art, soft, silky bedding and pillows, colorful, plastic chairs and clocks, and the list goes on and on.
The market is a GREAT place to catch up with clients and meet people who might need PuTTin’ OuT in the future, too. I met several interesting people, and I can’t wait to go to the market again in January!