Howdy ya'll from Texas! I am in Dallas and we are in the second day of the convention. Last night was the grand opening with the members only show. This morning was the Collectors Swap Meet and we just finished a 2 hour show event. Seminars are this afternoon and auction tonight. More tomorrow and wrap up Sunday! I am already tired….
The news is the convention has smaller attendance this year. About 22 dealers in the showroom. There are not many solid collectors here as before either! We miss you! It has been great seeing some of my solid buddies and especially nice to meet my long time internet friend, Sophie Miara from Paris. We have become fast friends and will be visiting her in Paris later this year I hope. There are also not as many solids available as last year <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ /> But, I did see color pics of the new Niemans exclusives as well as the general distribution! The exclusives are all GREAT! Lorna Scruggs from Niemans had the pics and gave me a copy. I will get with Lisa and see if I can fax to her. I will let the pics speak for themselves. Lorna told me Bob Conte was the designer again…Hallelujah! <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ />
On Sunday morning, I am hosting a roundtable on Estee Lauder. I will give you another update when I get back to California on Wednesday.