I visited Miami recently to meet with fellow blog tour designers and hear talks on design/business strategies. The #1 takeaway from that day was how fearless you have to be when owning your own business. But one of the biggest reasons for my trip was to take a few days to explore Art Basel, which has been on my wish list for a few years. It’s one of the most important art events of the year for art collectors and dreamers alike. Art Basel is filled with artists, hipsters, serious collectors and designers alike…it’s really something to see in person. I toured Elle Decor’s Modern Life Concept House, went to a swanky after party, roamed outdoor night galleries, went to a museum, had cocktails on a yacht with my friends and ate some amazing food.
There are so many ways to tap into your creative spirit. Mine is being surrounded by art, artists, creative thinkers, walking through a perfectly curated gallery, to streets filled with graffiti – they are all equally compelling for me. I have friends who love being in nature or cooking to trigger a creative thought. I think the lesson for me is to find time to do it more often.
Here’s a photo journal of sorts of some of my moments in Miami.
It’s that time of year when thousands of industry design professionals head to High Point Market in North Carolina to scout out new products. I have my list of suppliers I plan to visit, but leaving some time to be spontaneous as there is an unbelievable amount to see…it’s mind-boggling! I’ll post some of my favourite finds when I return, or you can follow me on Instagram to see all my hunting and gathering.
For now, my focus is on packing the right clothes and making sure I’m prepared for whatever inevitable event comes my way. I need to look stylish and professional, yet still comfortable. I’ll keep it classic with a twist – which is the way I design my interiors.
Click #FashionStyleHair to see some of my fashion and hair inspiration on my Pinterest board.
Here are a few of my favourite looks. For the flight
Classic gold jewellery with blackA cool, edgy mixEasy hair and makeupLayers
Photos via Pinterest.