Maybe it’s the week of uninterrupted 90+ degree heat we’ve had recently in New York, but I’m feeling good. We’re smack-dab in the middle of busy season here at HD magazine; after a successful HD Expo (in our new location at Mandalay Bay) in May, it’s now time for the 9th annual HD Awards taking place at the Grand Hyatt in New York tomorrow; and then next week, we’re off to Chicago for the first-ever NextGen Forum, an invitation-only conference that blends education, inspiration, business, and socializing for the next generation of hospitality design leaders. There’s a CitySCENE in Chicago too, a great networking event taking place at theWit hotel. I know, it’s a lot. Catch your breath.
Of course, in the midst of all this, I’m thinking ahead towards HD Americas in Miami this September (formerly HD Boutique). I’m excited to see how our enhanced focus on Latin America will influence the conference/tradeshow, and I’m already looking forward to the new connections and designs I’ll encounter. If you will be exhibiting, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org about getting your new products into an upcoming issue of HD magazine.
Oh, and before I forget, I have a little thing called my wedding to deal with in August, before HD Americas; yet another fun-filled event taking place this season. I’ll be sure to post some pictures of that party on the blog too.
Here’s to a busy, productive, and fun summer!