As a stationery designer, every year I exhibit in NY at the National Stationery Show. While it’s a treat to see my retailers, reps and fellow “paper” peeps face to face…it’s quite an understatement to say it’s a bit of a circus to set it up. Right around this time I’d still be shaking packing peanuts from my pant legs and recovering from having stuffed and shipped a crate the size of a mini studio off on freight. This year I needed to change it up a little (not just the show, but my stress levels!). Designing Mom Erika has always held a meetup in NY and I am delighted in joining to host the 7th annual meetup event during the week of NSS with fellow friends and c0-hosts Paper + Cup, Brooklyn Bride, Oh So Beautiful Paper and The Sweetest Occasion at the Brooklyn Winery. The show has always been about being swinging everything solo. I always felt like a blind mole right up to the day of debut. How refreshing to collaborate with such a talented and vibrant group of ladies. Below is the invite I created. Anyone going to be in New York mid-May?