Monday, February 23, 2015


Why not start this post with the common theme that seems to link all the #KBIS2015 events together! CHAMPAGNE!

Traveling in class has new meaning with these lovely ladies at my side. All beautiful inside and out. I could not have had a better group to begin our journey from Boston to Las Vegas! Laurie Gorelick, Linda Holt and Pamela Copeman are extraordinary women each in their own way! 
How could I forget Mitzi Beach of Mitzi Beach Interiors and Boomer Smarts and her effervescent personality. Mitzi is a gem of a person filled with insight and real perspective. I look forward to our future conversations and learning from her shared experiences.
Veronika Miller CEO of Modenus and fearless leader of #BlogTourVegas sets the stage for open  discussion on "The Power of Design" and its impact on how we live and work. 
A few "Modenus Talks" attendees, Pamela Copeman (L-R), Pamela Copeman Designs,  Holly Hollingsworth  of the English Room and Joann Kandrac and Kole Interiors raise their glasses to having more champagne...Please! 
Randy Fiser the CEO of the ASID, delivered a presentation rich with industry knowledge focusing on: Job growth, geographic distribution, the percentage of working designers in specific areas and the economic effects they have on healthcare in this country.  Mr. Fiser also touched on Smart Building, resiliency, design for special needs, higher standards for sustainable building and how Biophila and designing with nature in mind makes good financial sense.  The bottom line is healthier building equals a healthier world and the ASID has made it their mission to be a driving force toward that change.
 The Editor At Large Kelly Edwards, interviews Veronika Miller and asks her opinion on why the Kitchen and Bath areas are so important in the home. 
More Champagne??!! No problem, there was a "Cup Cake and Champagne" event to recharge us for the rest of the day!
Au Chocolat!
Oh yeah! Did I mention Mitzi Beach?! 
Veronika Miller of Modenus, Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, Julia Buckingham of Buckingham Designs.  Well we know how fabulous Veronika is and how she changing the world of Social Media and it's link to design. In addition Kerrie who I met a while back at Fashion Week and a fellow Brizo Alum had her own surface design debut at KBIS (the backdrop of this photo) as did my sweet friend Julia, with her earthy stone design.  All these ladies so talented and inspiring.
Private performance by Cirque Du Soleil at the Poggenpohl and Blanco event at the Mandarin Hotel.
Hungry again?
The dapper Jeffrey Johnson and the lovely Alison of Alison Habermehl Design Group enjoying the party!
It all ended with a spa day courtesy of MR.STEAM!