Friday, July 25, 2008

We were in the Willows kitchen the other day talking about market and laughing at some of the stories and experiences of the past. We recalled the time one of us (not naming names!) took out an entire sunglass display in the Dallas airport with "rollie" our rolling backpack. Not pretty! Also the time we got on the Bus from our hotel in Vegas to go to market and the bus driver had NO idea where she was going! We literally circled every parking lot in Vegas for an hour! FUN! It got us to talking about one of the highlights (a good one) of this year's trip which was truly awesome.
To set the scene: We were hungry and had luckily swooped on a table to eat at - trust me; swoop is what you have to do at market! It is a very stealth process! We had ordered our cherished Sauvignon Blanc, and Bev was ruthlessly going through paper work and asking me "are you sure we need 72 mini glitter houses?" "Are you sure about that new bamboo lingerie that you tried to steal will sell?" I was going into my normal catatonic state after a day at market when I noticed it was getting ridiculously loud in the corner of the bar. Wow, these women -about fifteen of them - were having way too much fun! We kept waiting and waiting for our food, and it just kept getting louder in the corner. I'm not sure if it was lack of food or my empty wine glass, but darn they were noisy! I had just said to Bev, "they must all be from one of the show rooms" when I saw her face. Before I could get out, "hey BB I think that's Debbie the owner of Curious Sofa", BB was out of her chair running to her side (and I do mean running)! You see, we read Debbie's blog every chance we get. We literally melted the first time we saw her store website. From that day forward, we have been serious "Curious Sofa" addicts. After BB asked for her autograph (just kidding), she kindly invited us to join the "party". Wow, we met some of the most awesome women! Some of them were shop owners and others were artists. We had some of the most wonderful conversations! It was truly exhilarating to meet and talk to other women who have some of the same passions we do. So, in the end those noisy women in the corner ended up being our biggest "wow" moment from Atlanta, and we were so grateful to meet each and every one of them!

Debbie, Bev and Karen
Check out Debbie's amazing site and blog at
Check out also Karen's website (another one of the amazing women we met) at


Sarah's Fab Day said...

I LOVE your store, I'm thrilled to see that you have a blog. I will be checking back that's for sure!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I just wanted you to know that I linked you this morning on my blog. :)

Curious Sofa said...

WOW!!!! Hey guys!
I LOST it when I got your gift card envelope in the mail today. TOO FABULOUS!!! I'm stealing the idea with no apologies!!! HA!

It was such a blast to meet the two of you in Atlanta and Karen and I MUST come and see your shop on a well deserved R&R break. Keep January reserved for another cocktail at the Westin in Atlanta!


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