We just got back from a week in Naples, Florida. What a amazing time!
We were one of 28 carefully selected vendors in a trunk show to benefit the local Shelter for Abused Women and Children.
They know how to do it up right in Naples. The event organizers rented the ballroom at the Ritz Tiburon Hotel.
An endless stream of volunteers dropped by to help us unload and set up, fetch us coffee and bring us lunch. Best of all, over 1,000 attendees, dressed to the nines and eager to help the cause, canvassed the ballroom, plastic in hand.
We easily met our sales goals, but even better, we made a whole bunch of new friends. We want to give a shout out to Linda, who let us stay in her condo; to the world's most engaging customers - I remember Patricia, Mary, Maureen, Susan, Lorraine in particular; and to Bob Dombal, who was kind enough to hang out with Ren (our lonely male cashier) when things were slow.
It has been 15º and windy the past week in Maine. Trunk shows in the south are sounding better and better!
Our next event is in Savannah, Georgia, February 19 - 20. Then it is on to Boca Grande, Florida, February 25 - 26.
Come see us if you are there. Tell all your friends. Love to see you.