England - Day 6, Brighton6:58 AM
First day of the Annie Sloan Stockist Conference.
The day kicked off with breakfast at the Hotel Una, forced myself up at 8 so I could make check-in at 9:30. It rained over night, and cleared up by the morning so we have a beautiful day at the beach.
After a fun socializing activity, Annie shared that Annie's latest book - Color Recipes was published in Dutch & German. That lead to a great lecture on style, color, and mood.
I had a fun visit with a Stockist from England, Jane Osgood. We were comparing furniture wish lists & our homes, decor styles, etc, and Jane pops up 'my home is older than America!' Bahaha!
Shared a ton of information with the Hong Kong Distributor, Philippa - out of Bowerbird Home. She has a fantastic business & is getting ready to add the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Line. Maybe there will be an Asian paint conference in my future?
We had a short break then re-convened for a wonderful hour of mingling & then dinner. Our table had 2 Stockists from Spain, 2 Stockists from Scotland, a Stockist from England, and the Distributor from Hong Kong....it was fantastic sharing techniques, styles, color preferences, design & display ideas. What a treat!
Our first international trip & we are already spoiled wanting to go to Scotland, Switzerland, Spain, Hong Kong, and spend more time in England.
Maybe I can be a traveling Workshop Instructor in trade for lodging & food?