One of my goals for 2012 was to make it to the National Stationary Show. This proved to be a bit tricky as I have been deep into the planning of my upcoming wedding, so I wasn’t sure if I would be able to pull it off. With a bit of perseverance and a great friend to come along, I booked my trip, and I was definitely not disappointed.
For the past couple of years, I like so many others, have followed the highlights of the NSS online, with so many great bloggers out there, it’s easy to get an understanding of the calibre of work exhibited at the show. I had never been to the Javits centre, and the enormity of the show was a bit daunting at first.
It took us about six hours to make our way through the exhibitors, we didn’t want to miss a thing! and even though not everything applied to what I am trying to establish with my own business, it was amazing to see what others are creating. Needless to say, we both left extremely inspired, and bursting with ideas. I have been jotting ideas down in my nifty little notebook, and am eager to start putting things together.
It was also really nice to chat and meet face to face so many of the designers that I follow online. Everyone was extremely friendly, and offered some great tips.
I would love to one day be able to exhibit at the show, but am very realistic about the amount of work and preparation it takes to get there. Perhaps another visit next year is in order!