National Stationery Show // An Inkling Adventure July 07 2014

Christmas Already?

Is anyone else looking at their calendar in shock that it's already July? This year is flying by and before you know it, we'll be scheduling holiday family photos and ordering Christmas Cards!

But let's back up for a minute...

Pinch me! I'm attending the National Stationery Show!

National Stationery Show Recap

A couple months ago Inkling went to the Big Apple to walk the floor of the National Stationery Show. I've been aware of this show for over a decade. Back when I was working at the stationery shop, the owners would go annually to see the new lines and stock up on merchandise. Now, as a designer (and possibly a future wholesaler), it was surreal to get to attend as a business owner myself!

Samples, Samples, Samples! A paper lover's dream!

I had a few goals going into the show:
// See what it's all about (walking/wholesaling/showing).
// Check out what's going on in the industry.
// Find a few new vendors and meet ones I already work with.

I'm happy to say we accomplished all three!

5 years ago... my how time flies!

A nice addition to the trip was our visit to Central Park. We couldn't pass up snapping a pic at the same park bench where my husband proposed to me 5 years earlier.

As always, I left New York kicking and screaming. Living in a bustling and busy metropolis like NYC is definitely on my bucket list. But for now, I'll have to settle for visiting NYC via NSS once in a while to get my fill of the city.