The Calm Before the Storm

I'm back in Chicago until April 28, which is the longest stretch I've been here for this year! Constantly on the road has made this interval seem static. I went back to Denver for the Rocky Mountain Gift Show, then drove to LA for the SHAPE show at LA Market week. Just for fun visited Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Phoenix on the way back to Denver because I have the travel bug :) I'm using the month of April to get organized, pack up and move to Los Angeles. I couldn't be more excited about my move because the decision was a result of putting myself in new situations and meeting as many people as I can while growing my company ARAE. Though LA isn't the prime location for me to sell my collection, it's where I want to get my products manufactured. This is the next step for me to grow my brand, I wouldn't be able to keep up with larger orders and expand to more stores without having production in order. Scary but exciting moving forward! Sunny Los Angeles is waiting!

And now for some pictures from my travels..Enjoy!

Rocky Mountain Gift Show Booth: The Denver Mart

Rocky Mountain Gift Show Booth: The Denver Mart

LA Market Booth: SHAPE Show at the California Market Place

LA Market Booth: SHAPE Show at the California Market Place

State flags at the 4 corners: New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado

State flags at the 4 corners: New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado