London Calling

I have been waiting to tell you a very exciting development and now that all seems to be in place, I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating in BlogTour 2011 in London next month. Modenus, the expansive online design resource and MMPI, the producers of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and have collaborated to create this incredible opportunity for a select group of US bloggers, who are being sponsored to attend the London Design Festival.

Starting with afternoon tea at the Victoria & Albert Museum, with a welcome by William Knight, director of the festival, it will be five jam packed days of seeing what many of the design shows including 100% Design, TENT, Design Junction and Decorex have to offer as well as a selection of the smaller venues included in this city-wide celebration of design. There will be private dinners, curated tours, tweet ups and a chance to mix and mingle with designers and manufacturers.

The goal of BlogTour is to “further the understanding and awareness of design in the US, UK and Europe and support networking and information exchange between design bloggers, designers, artisans and manufacturers.” So right up my alley!! Modenus is a relatively small international firm based on a social media platform, whose goals already support this initiative. And clearly there are others who believe in it as well. The concept attracted event sponsors Blanco, Samuel HeathVictoria + Albert, Wallunica (more on these longtime favorites and forward thinking companies another time) as well as many media partners including the shows I’ve mentioned, SBID and mix. What a testament to the power of social media!!

I am so excited that I will be reporting to you from this ground breaking event with news of all the great design happening in London and around the world!!

27 thoughts on “London Calling

  1. Amazing, Stacey! Cant wait to read your updates from LDF. I’ve been getting press releases that promise for very exciting events but unfortunately couldn’t attend so I’ll happily live vicariously through you.

  2. Congratulations Stacey! How exciting. And they couldn’t have chosen a better blogger (or as they say here blogeuse). I so appreciate all that you do to bring us the best, the brightest and the new–apparently I am not alone!

    Now, if only you had time to Eurostar on down to Provence…

  3. Just wonderful! You so deserve to go along and participate for all of us…you are a perfect representative for so many of us. I can rest easy knowing that you will bring back all the news and views for the rest of us. Bravo!

  4. This is so exciting Stacey! London is my favorite city, so I am dying of envy–you will have so much fun, and how great to meet up with all these fab design bloggers! Maybe I can make the NY one in March. Congrats!!!
    xo Mary Jo

  5. I am living vicariously!! So exciting and i know youll ferrett out the best to share. I will be following your travels and waiting for each development!!

  6. Oh, Stacey, what a wonderful opportunity for you. Meeting all these new, creative people, and being in London. It will be like magic. I am so happy for you. I always knew you were special. Congrats on being chosen to attend. Sending love….

  7. oh i am so excited for you and what an honor!

    guess what i will be in england from 9/30 – 10/11, might come, will look into it now, cannot wait to hear more


  8. Ahhh, little excited scream for you! I couldn’t be more excited if it was happening to me :) SO deserving. Your blog is elegantly curated, well written, diverse and informative. I can’t wait to see and read all about your trip – congratulations! Do you need someone to carry your luggage?

  9. So exciting, and such a very speicial opportunity…congratulations! You know, I could slip right into your handbag, I promise I won’t take up very much space…really!
    Have a fabulous time!
    xo J~

  10. Can’t think of a better US blogging ambassador – sounds like a trip made in design heaven! We’ll be living your adventures vicariously through your posts…

  11. Congrats to you Q! Can’t wait to read all about it, fingers crossed that you also plan on shopping at Harvey Nicks, and then blogging that as well, love to vicariously shop with you! cheers!!!

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