Thursday, October 8, 2009

Off to New York!

At times, I lament that my job is not "as cool" as many of you designers out there, but every once in a while, I get to do something fun! I'm headed up to NYC for the Wine & Food Festival.

In the past, I've only attended the event in Miami. I'm quite certain that the New York version will have a different flair. Admittedly, I'm only in for a few days and will probably just hit the Trade Tasting event, but you know I'll be on the lookout for...

And, I'll try to behave myself better than the last event in Miami, when I admitted to Bobby Flay that I've had a long-time crush on him (can you say stalker!?)

The most exciting part of the trip, however, will be catching up with my friend Jill. Jill, and her boyfriend M, are graciously hosting me tonight. Jill is the type of friend you hope everyone has. She's always there to listen, quietly offer advice, and loads of fun. She also has her own blog, Jillie of All Trades, where she describes herself as a "brownie-baking, gadget-loving, once-a-year triathlete, sometimes sporty city girl". Please say hello!

Jill has also promised to take me to the High Line, which I fell in love with remotely when Habitually Chic first blogged about it here and fell deeper in love with Jillie's recent posts here and here.

Have a wonderful end to the week! I'll be back to give my review of Birmingham, AL's Simon Pearce signing at Table Matters. The event did not disappoint and I totally blew my budget.


Top photos from FoodTV; last photo by Jillie of All Trades


  1. you're going to have so much fun!!!
    you know, some northerners really like a good southern accent:)

    p.s. i'm still here! you won't be leaving my list unless you choose too...hehe.

  2. What a great trip- that sounds like a blast!!

  3. PUH lease record some of that darlin Paul Dean accent y'all!! That's fun company for your event! :)

  4. My favorite city + food and wine? It doesn't get much better than that! Have a great time!

  5. I had a wonderful time with you, Emmie! Totally impressed with your knowledge and such a great teacher. Can't wait for the next chance to try more wine.

  6. Sounds like you've got a wonderful weekend ahead of you -- enjoy NYC!


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