Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bridal Fashion Week April 09

Every 6 months in April and October I travel to New York City for Bridal Fashion Week with the PARIS crew. We convert a hotel suite into a gorgeous showroom full of Debra's designs so that Bridal salons across the country can come shop and pick up pieces from our line to carry in their salons. The days leading up to leaving are insane, setup is even more insane and the five days we are there go soo fast. Once we have the showroom set up it's easier sailing from there. I am always in awe of how beautifully the showroom comes together.

This year Jill my partner in crime at PARIS and I got some time to ourselves and visited Little Italy for some authentic Italian and a yummy bottle of wine(yes a whole bottle!) and we also hit Chinatown for a bit of Pashmina shopping. No one can resist them at 5 bucks a pop. We also caught up with some of our favorite peeps from The Bride Room in Nashville, Charlotte & Stephanie after hours at the W hotel. If you need a great place to relax and meet friends for a drink, the W hotel's lobby is super chic and comfortable all at the same time. Low couches, chairs and chaises all in brown suede, tree stump coffee tables, large tree branches hung from the ceiling and candle light create a tranquil space I never wanted to leave! We may have stayed longer if it wasn't for the middle-aged "couple" who decided to make out feverishly on the chaise in our direct line of sight. Awww New York!