I hope everyone had a good weekend, I'm writing this as the weekend winds down and we all get ready for the working week.
Today I made my way to Top Drawer Autumn/Winter which was held at Olympia London exhibition centre in Kensington, West London.
The exhibition is held bi annually and features all the latest in home, gift, fashion and craft. It's a great way to discover up and coming brands and also build relationships with well established brands.
As mentioned above the show is broken up into four categories and these are then spread out in their sections through out the exhibition centre.
If you've ever been to Olympia you'll know of its size and this trade show was held on both sides as well as the ground and first floors, the map below shows the layout.
I had a quick look around the first floor but kept mainly to the home and gift sections as this is where my passion lies.
While there I also watched a panel discussion which was live streamed to the Designation Design story and was all about social media and featured the following speakers:
- Kirstin Halstead, Founder of Kirstin Halstead a Branding, Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategy company
- Natasha Courtney-Smith, an entrepreneur, author & digital strategist
- Rebecca Merrifield, Founder of We Were Curious
- Tamsyn Morgans, a blogger and interior stylist
The show runs for a further two days but you need to pre register to see all the delights the show has to offer.
If you're not in London this week then keep your diary free for the next Spring Summer show which will be 14-16 January 2018.
Here's to the week ahead, hope you have a great one!