NYC Gift Show

by Liz Dowling

The Gift Show was this week in New York.  Snow decided to mess things up for everyone Monday, but I was there with bells on Tuesday morning.

I wore my cute black boots so I would look “good” at the gift show.  I clearly had amnesia about the amount of WALKING I did there last year, up and down the aisles.  Plus, the ankle deep puddles I was jumping over were clearly more suited for my Sorel Boots…

I met my college roommate in the Javits lobby.  There should be a reality show about how long somebody can last at the gift show, because if there was, Ivy would win!  She gets there early and leaves at 6pm every day.  Impressive.

I cannot believe she can browse for that long.  Usually after thirty minutes, I am making friends with people in different booths so I can sit in one of their chairs and take a break.

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Lots of color this year.  In fabrics, rugs, bedding and accessories.

Roberta Roller Rabbit

Roberta Roller Rabbit

I saw Blake Lively as I was limping through the home section.  I heard a recognizable voice and turned to see her ~ stunning in black leggings, chic sneakers (she was smart!) and a killer dark green Chanel tote.

So much to see!  I took notes like crazy.

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Jonathan Adler.

More color.

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There was a fabulous vintage poster booth that I didn’t see last year.

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Clean, modern lines.

Basically, I wanted to go home and redecorate all of my rooms.  Tim?

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I was nearing my gift show expiration date.  I ran into a few other college friends (see, glad I wore the nice black boots) and a few work colleagues.  I was eyeballing the taxi situation out of the corner of my eye, so it was time to go.


These bowl are made out of sea salt.  An Ivy discovery.

These bowl are made out of sea salt. An Ivy discovery.

I am starting basic training for next year.  The goal is to last one whole day, from the time Ivy arrives until the time she leaves.

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My definition of a “whole day” is having frequent coffee breaks, lunch and testing out (sitting on) a lot of furniture at the same time.

And then relax and maybe leave a little early…..

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Sheri Jordan February 7, 2015 - 1:44 pm

I always love Roberta Roller Rabbit but I fell in love with the bowls made out of sea salt.

Amy harden February 8, 2015 - 4:45 am

So many fab finds! Caleigh has put in request for Roberta roller rabbit duvet for her college dorm room and also loves Jonathan Adler – natch! I loved the frette work jars or lamps- am sure wrong term – in the green and white on dresser!

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