My day recently at Dallas Market Center’s Sneak Peek included not only the showrooms I shared in Part I of my day HERE, but great experiences too:
John was honest, and even told the secrets of how the pricing provided on the show does not necessarily mean you could go out and purchase these items for the same price. Many of the products are donated or offered at a reduced price compared to what consumers would be able to purchase on the retail market. Good to know John….thanks for sharing!! I loved his honesty.
His personality is so vibrant and he did a great job at engaging the audience in his presentation. The entire audience erupted in laughter and applause every few seconds.
Best part of the day?? We were guided throughout the massive World Trade Center building by Chris Hite. Chris is a personal friend and I had no idea he would be our tour guide for the day. We have been friends for over 15 years and go back to our days at Neiman Marcus together. Chris’ day job managing the branding and advertising for his clients of Hite Consulting made his insight into our tour priceless. His jaunty bowtie didn’t hurt either!
One of our afternoon stops was to Lady Primrose. Lady Primrose is a Dallas icon, and manufactures amazing body and home products. Known for their silk dusting powder and their high quality reusable containers, this line has such a great history. This woman-owned business has provided personal care products for many of the high-end hotels in the world. I am sure you will recoginize some of their packaging…
Our next stop was the chic, simple and elegant Swarovski and Schonbeck Showroom. The photos speak for themselves about this generations-old company that designs and manufactures lighting like no other.
We were given an hour to wander the FINDS area that showcases high-end gifts and accessories. I particularly loved these embroidered linens from Julian Mejia Design, Inc. My favorite FIND of the day.
Our evening ended with a cocktail reception hosted in the newly expanded Currey and Co. Showroom. With a greatly expanded space, Currey showed their line of lighting, rugs and furniture, beautifully. I am personally a fan of Currey and Co. due to their original and unique designs. With designs that surpass the look of any other line, the expanded space allows them to show so many of the wonderful designs they are known for. Bethanne Matari of Currey and Co. sent these snapshots of my time in the showroom….can you see how large it is?
A must see if you are headed to the World Trade Center to shop for any remodel or design project.
A HUGE thank you to Meredith Hite of DMC. What a great event and thank you for re-introducing me to the Dallas Market Center and it’s offerings.