Next week, BlogTour returns to New York City for the second time since we launched in September of 2011 and, much like last year, we will be bringing a stellar group of design, lifestyle and architecture bloggers to the City That Never Sleeps.
BlogTour is an international concept with bloggers from around the world, getting together for 5 design filled days, exploring cities and sharing their passion for everything from decor to architecture to a life well lived with their peers and audiences at home.
So what’s in store for this group? Have a look.
Brunch with Blanco, Poggenpohl and Cosentino. BlogTour will meet up with members of leading shelter magazines and NY based blogs to learn all about newest designs, styles, finishes and technologies at Poggenpohl’s Park Avenue Showroom – all whilst enjoying a beautifully presented brunch.
We will then take a leisurely stroll down the Avenue – a word to the weather Gods here: “You’ve never let us down on BlogTour so please don’t start now” – for a visit to Michael Aram’s where, the talented designer himself will take us on a tour of his studio and share the inspiration and passion that define his gorgeous collections.
For the afternoon, BlogTour and a selection of local bloggers will be whisked away on a tour of Luxury properties, courtesy of Corcoran Real Estate and Miele. Where we’re headed is being kept a secret but we will say that the views will be stunning.
To end the day, we’ll see what Miele is cooking up in their A&D Building showroom where they’ve invited us for a fabulous dinner. You’ll have to stay tuned for more on what’s being served up, knowing our bloggers there won’t be a shortage of pictures, tweets and video clips to help you turn green with envy share our enjoyment.
A full day at the AD Home Design Show beginning with the NOT-TO-BE-MISSED Marys & Mimosas event. This year the event is sponsored by Sub-Zero Wolf who will be drawing one lucky winner who will receive a private cocktail and gourmet dinner party for 10 at Sub-Zero Wolf’s Manhattan showroom. Regardless of who wins, I hope it’s very clear that they mean for 9 people plus the humble writer of this blog (Veronika Miller, you can find me on Twitter as @modenus).
The afternoon will be filled with select media tours, our fun “Design Find” photo contest where one lucky winner will get to join BlogTour in LA this coming October and a tour of DIFFA’s Dining by Design tabletop displays. None other than Barry Dixon, who’s created a space for Arteriors, will be guiding us through the space, sharing his own design concept and explaining what he loves about the numerous other creations.
Two full days and we’re still going strong? Absolutely! BlogTour can sleep once they’re on their planes home, in the meantime it’s design, design, design.
We begin the day with a visit to Vicente Wolf’s studio where Vicente himself will talk about his own design inspiration and where we will, undoubtedly, have to time to explore his own incredible collection and shop to our heart’s content.
After our celebrity morning, we will, once again, be whisked away for an office tour of two big names in digital media: Bespoke Global and Fab.com will allow us to meet their team, tour the offices and learn more about their vision and goals.
We’ll end the day with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Central Kitchen and Bath with our friends from Mr. Steam who are launching their new iSteam collection. Steamy!
Yes, by now you get the idea – BlogTour never sleeps. We gave the team Friday night off but we’re sure to see them back in full force for a visit to Decor NYC where owner Bruce Tilley will tour us through, what is arguably, NYC’s finest collection of luxury consignment gallery.
Next up, we leave the Island!
Yes, a walk across Brooklyn bridge is a must and we have ordered especially nice weather for perfect photo opps.
What will we do once we get to the other side?
Did you expect anything other than more design? Why? A walking tour of a selection of design studios in Dumbo who will all be part of re-launched Brooklyn Designs in May 2013.
And because a great tour needs the best possible finale – our farewell party will be on The Manhattan with dinner, drinks, good friends and great views of this amazing city. The event is sponsored by Mr. Steam and Modenus, which is a recipe for a fabulous time.
Please join us on Twitter at #blogtourNYC to follow the tour – and if you are by now green with envy and want to join one of our next tours – leave us a comment and let us know why you think you should go.
Very special thanks to all of our sponsors!