February 21, 2012

style spotting

Yes, I did drop off the face of the planet … or so it seems.  First Mommy, then Daddy, and now Twin B — all taken down by strep.  I’m guessing that means a visit to the pediatrician with Twin A is just days away.   It really would be much more convenient for them to get sick at the same time — rather than pass it back and forth!  The good news is that I opted for Twin B to get a penicillin shot in the you-know-where … so he should feel much better in the morning.

In the midst of last week’s hullabaloo — isn’t that a great word? — I missed telling you the big news … unless you follow me on Twitter, of course.

I am beyond delighted to have been selected as one of the eight Style Spotters for April’s High Point Market!  Here’s how the market folk explain it —

The High Point Market has recruited home fashion trendsetters to showcase their favorite products and top trends at the April show. The Style Spotters will post and curate their favorite looks on Pinterest, a website that lets users organize and share photos on virtual pinboards.

Seriously, how fun is that?   Not only am I in an incredible group of friends and colleagues — Crystal Gentilello from Rue Magazine, Mat Sanders from Domino Quick Fixes, Jennifer Mehditash from Dec-a-Porter, Jamie Meares from I Suwanee, Shay Geyer from Designer Detective, Patricia Shackelford from Mrs. Blandings and Tobi Fairley as the winning Style Spotter from Fall 2011 High Point Market — but I get to walk around with my very own Style Spotter signs to highlight my favorite products.

You’ll be able to follow all of our pinboards to see what we’ve style-spotted — and then “like” or “re-pin” to your heart’s content.  I love finding fabulous new things at market, and I am so excited to share them with you in real time!  Now I just have to be patient until market week begins on April 21st.

Are you looking for anything in particular?  Let me know … and I’ll add it to my list!


  • Emily A. Clark
    Feb. 21, 2012
    Congrats, Traci! Hoping I will be able to finally make it to market in the fall. April is completely out of the question :) Hope everyone feels better soon. We've been dealing with the same thing in our house this past week. Blah!
  • Marianne Simon
    Feb. 21, 2012
    So thrilled for you to be a Style Spotter at Market!!! Cannot wait to see what you select. Wish I was going again, but decided on the NYC trip instead this spring. At least I will see you there! Hope your household is feeling better soon! xo
  • Ruthie Staalsen
    Feb. 21, 2012
    Awesome Traci! Congrats! Hope your kiddo's are all well! Ruthie
  • kathysue
    Feb. 21, 2012
    Traci this is so wonderful, Congratulations to YOU!! I am so excited because you and I share so many of the same pins now! I can only imagine what you will be pinning as your favs!! Love this idea, how smart of the powers that be to include YOU!! xo Kathysue PS sorry your sweet family is getting so sick, take care of yourself and the twins,KS
  • Donna Livingston
    Feb. 21, 2012
    LOVE that you will be a Style Spotter at Market!!! I will definitely be following you... quite possibly literally :)
  • Lisa Mende
    Feb. 21, 2012
    Sorry you guys have been under the weather! Congrats on being a Style Spotter! I think that will be fun! Can't wait to see what you spot!
  • Sara
    Feb. 21, 2012
    Congrats Traci! What great news. Hope everyone feels better soon.
  • designchic
    Feb. 21, 2012
    Good for you, Traci...hope everyone is on the mend now!!
  • Laura Casey
    Feb. 21, 2012
    Congrats Traci - what a fun project to get involved with. Will definitely keep my eye out for your style picks. Sorry to hear about the strep going around, never fun! Laura
  • The Vintique Object
    Feb. 21, 2012
    Wow, wow! Congrats to you, Traci! I can't wait to see what you spot! I'm glad you have some good news to temper the malaise in your house. Fingers crossed for Twin A, but we know how that turns out don't we. (We're also just getting over a week of household sickness ourselves -- quadruple ear infections and the like.) Camille
  • Tammy@InStitches
    Feb. 22, 2012
    Hope you all feel better soon ! Congrats on the style spotting, there's always such amazing things to spot at the market.
  • Holly
    Feb. 22, 2012
    How exciting! I had seen these updates on Twitter but I wasn't quite sure what that exactly entailed so thanks for the explanation and I can't wait to see what you put together. Hope your family is back to 100%.
  • Maria Killam
    Feb. 22, 2012
    Why is it that we all have to get sick in the winter? I have had a cough for almost 3 weeks now! Hope your angels get better soon! Congrats on being a style spotter, you are so much style it's good that you'll be spreading some of it around to the rest of us!! xo maria
  • Liz
    Feb. 22, 2012
    Congrats Traci! That is so exciting! I hope everyone is starting to feel better at your house!

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