A few months ago, I saw an announcement on Eddie Ross’s site about an event in Washington, DC. He and his partner Jaithan Kochar, would be leading a group of people on a tour of the Big DC Flea. Since DC is only about 40 miles down the road, I signed up immediately.
Then I got an e-mail from DC design blogger, Michelle at My Notting Hill, inviting me to a party for some of the DC Design Blog crowd and Eddie and Jaithan.
After a split second’s thought, I accepted with pleasure. We figured out that she lives about five minutes from my brother and sister-in-law. Michelle graciously said I could invite my SIL Gabrielle to come with me to the party. Gabi is a huge Eddie Ross fan and has just finished building and decorating a house, so she’s very interested in interiors.
I had the chance to meet lots of bloggers who I’ve read for ages, including Stefan of Architect Design, Thomas of My White Shirt, Scot of Domicidal Maniac, Janet of JCB, Beth of Style Redux AND Chinoiserie Chic, Jenn at Department of the Interior, Lauren at Pure Style Home, Terri at Wind Lost who was here from Calgary, Canada, and many more.
I also had the chance to finally meet Terri Sapienza from the Washington Post. We’ve spoken on the phone several times, and e-mailed a bit. She’s just wonderful!
By now, you’re probably wondering where all of the photos of everyone and everything are… Well it’s a long story! I fell down a flight of stairs on Thursday night and am a technicolour mess now! I am fine, but I went to the doctor on Friday afternoon. In the rush to get down to DC before traffic got really bad, I put the old battery back in the camera, and since it’s a proprietary Canon battery, I didn’t have use of my camera the whole time! I was heartbroken, as there were so many things I wanted to capture. You will just have to read the blogs linked above to see what fun we all had!
Special thanks to Michelle and her family for hosting the party, to Anne for driving me to the show,and most of all to CPF and GMF for having me stay over and for taking care of the terrorist Houdini dog, Connor, who escaped three times.