I'm excited to be headed to Chicago for the weekend. This is the first trip in a long time that is not for business or with kids. I'm looking forward to catching up with design friends, chilling out on a few rooftops and wondering up and down Michigan Avenue.
Before my departure, I'd like to share some really great news I received this week and why I'm especially in need of a breather. The video that was taken during the African American Interior Designers Conference has been packaged for TV and will air on Comcast On Demand in only a few weeks. I'll keep you posted and get you show times and dates when they become available. Trust me, you'll want to catch it especially if you weren't able to attend this year's event.
My week started really crazy, I have been in negotiations with a developer for months and we managed to finalize the deal. Woohooo! But then that really great news was followed by an unlikely surprise. Thank God Bishop T.D. Jakes was there to help me through it. I've learned that the vision I have for growing and expanding my design business may not align with the vision of others and I've learnes that that is OK.
Speaking of happening right now. As I write this, I am preparing for a photoshoot with Danny K Photography. I'll have some more exciting news for you next week, but for now, I need a new head shot. It's a perfect time for me to try out some of my new make up finds. The girl in the store was really excited about this Mascara. We'll see. This $7.99 mascara is the reigning champ having knocked my Dior Show off it's pedestal.
Considering everything, I'm settling into my new role rather nicely. I feel amazing and am excited to be able to do design on this level. As the design projects keep rolling in, I'm getting the opportunity to explore the catalogues and websites of some really cool brands. I'm in love with this guy, can't say who just yet but hope to use some of his hand blown glass in my commercial project next spring.
I promised you the opportunity to win a design book today and thank you for reading all of the above to get to it. So here's the thing: In true "Oprah Favorite Things" fashion, over the next year we will be giving aways a few things that I feel are great keepsakes. They will mainly be design books so get ready to build your library. You can also expect to get the chance to win other things like pillows, vases and magazine subscriptions. You won't have to do cartwheels or spin around three times, just follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook. Once you're done simply leave your contact information and we'll enter you for the chance to win. We will be giving away one coffee table design book every month for the next 12 months. I mean what good is one book when you can have 12 right?
We're giving away Windsor Smith's Book Homefront Design for Modern Living I received it as a surprise a few weeks ago and I love it! It's so beautiful. The images are breath taking and the design advice easy to follow. This is the year for you to start your own decorating projects and Homefront is the perfect place to start.
You have until September4th at 11pm EST to register. Winners will be announced here on the blog. Good Luck!
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