Gift & Home Show

by Liz Dowling

Atlanta in July…  Hmmm.  At the urging of my college roommate, I headed down to Atlanta earlier this month for the Gift & Home Show.


John Robeshaw Pillows

John Robeshaw Pillows

This is a HUGE show.  Multiple buildings with 18-20 floors each.  Since I have the attention span of a flea at these things, I coordinated it so I only had one full day at the show.  A full day for Ivy (college roommate) is arriving at 9:00am and leaving at 6:00pm.


A full day for me is 10 – 3…  Maybe!


There were some definite perks to the trip.  My brother and his wife live there, so I got to see them, which was great!  Ivy and I ate at some fabulous restaurants with fun people from Atlanta.


We ate at Cooks and Soldiers, The Optimist and Gunshow.  All three amazing.  I am still thinking about the incredible kale salad I had at The Optimist.


The day I went to the show, Ivy and her business partner were headed to the Gift building.  I peeled off and went to the Home building.  I started on the 15th floor (floors 16-20 were all Holiday Decor) and worked my way down.


This is serious business!  I strapped on my Adidas and threw multiple water bottles in my bag.


Everyone in Atlanta is so nice.  All of the showrooms had food and drink for those of us who get cranky after one or two floors.


There are so many great things to see!  Furniture, fabric, lighting, rugs, art.  The list goes on.

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I finished all 15 floors in the Home building (shocker) and headed over to meet Ivy and Pam in the Gift building.


I lasted about another hour before I pulled the rip cord and headed back to the hotel.


It was a fabulous trip, I am so glad I went.  I left with a ton of new ideas!

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Till next time Atlanta.

the wry home

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Susie July 28, 2016 - 10:00 am

Liz, this is fabulous! Wish I had gone with you ! Maybe you should open a gift store in Rye! The old Wish store has your name on it!!! Miss you !

Elizabeth Dowling July 28, 2016 - 11:04 am

Miss you too Suze! How is Wisconsin??? xo

Laura Breitenbach July 28, 2016 - 3:49 pm

Need the ‘old bay’ collection. That’s HOT!

Elizabeth Dowling July 28, 2016 - 5:35 pm

I can get you name of manufacturer and where they sell!

Lisa S. July 31, 2016 - 10:50 am

Thank you for sharing. I also think a gift Boutique is calling your name!!! When I retire, I can run it for you!

Elizabeth Dowling July 31, 2016 - 7:07 pm

I would love that!

Leslie Adisman August 25, 2016 - 11:25 am

Everyone should have the experience of taking in all that Atlanta has to offer – Especially the Restaurants and Food Courts. Darcy really enjoyed meeting you as well!!!

Elizabeth Dowling August 25, 2016 - 12:01 pm

Love Atlanta and Darcy and her friends were so fun! Fabulous restaurants, things to do.
Great city!

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