September 12, 2017

A crazy but wonderful NYNOW

The dust is finally settling after returning home from NYNOW, and I feel like we're just coming up for air! It was an amazing show for Graymarket, and an..... interesting trip for our little family:)  Ash of course came with us, and fell into some kind of major sleep aversion for the entire ten days we were gone. He was waking up literally every hour at night, and eventually we had to get another hotel room (which became known as "the magic room"), where Matt and I would alternate getting a semi-full night's rest so we could be somewhat coherent at the show during the day. We also all got sick, BUT all of that aside we had a wonderful show and it was so great to reconnect with our wholesale customers and meet new inspiring makers and store owners. My mom and stepdad also came to NY to help with Ash while we worked, and after the show we had a fun few days exploring the city.

Matt's booth was such a success--- as some of you might remember, he built our new booth using some self-taught basic carpentry tricks, lots of YouTubing and many conversations with Lowe's employees trying to help make his plan a reality. Below are some pictures of the booth in the making and then set up at the show. We'll definitely be using this one at the next NYNOW, which is somehow only a handful of months away! 

Now we're home, trying to get organized for the busy season ahead and waiting on big shipments from India to get in so we can fill our orders. And the good news is that we've had a successful week of sleep training the little guy, so I don't feel like I'm walking around in a fog anymore:)