I know it's spring--but wow! it has been cold. Nevertheless, we are getting ready for spring here at said. On Friday the 24th, I leave for my annual trip to Highpoint North Carolina to attend the furniture mart. Highpoint, if you have never been there, is actually a small town that explodes with activity during the two week furniture mart where people come from all over the world to see what's new in the industry! My friend JJ (who owns the most delightful shop on Alberta--Digs Inside and Out) have been making this trek for the last 5 years. We always have a great time, find fantastic new things, see what the latest trends are, attend seminars, have feet that are killing us and consume quite few cocktails during our stay. Because I am a Starbucks junkie, first thing in the morning before we start our day at the mart, JJ is gracious enough to drive me a couple of miles out of the way to the only Starbucks in town to get my morning fix. I think she realized that without it I can be intolerable the rest of the day. Hmmm, could I have a problem--cocktails, Starbucks, shopping--oh and I forgot to mention my M&M addiction. Oh well, I'll worry about that later. My next post will have details of our trip as well as photos of what we saw! See you then! Here are a few things that are new at said.