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January 2019 Events

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Your guide to celebrations, education and more

One of the highlights of Market is the plethora of educational seminars, cooking demonstrations, Market events and lounges. 

Make the most of The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market this January with these Market happenings: 

 

EDUCATION

Wednesday, January 9, 2019       

2:00 PM-3:00 PM            

Building a Brand: A Chat with Rifle Paper Co.’s Anna Bond            

Moderated by Kelli Lamb, Managing Editor of Rue Magazine. Featuring Anna Bond, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Rifle Paper Co.

Sponsored by Loloi

Building 1, Floor 14, 14-D-9, Seminar Space 

Join Rue magazine’s Kelli Lamb for an intimate chat with Anna Bond, co-founder and creative director of Rifle Paper Co. Founded in Anna’s apartment in 2009 as a small stationery line, Rifle Paper Co. has since grown into a full-fledged lifestyle powerhouse. This season, Rifle Paper Co. will expand into home as Anna debuts a new line of rugs with Loloi, featuring her signature florals with traditional motifs. Anna will share how she turned her small business into one of the fastest growing private U.S. companies and secured licensing partnerships, all without compromising Rifle Paper Co.’s mission along the way.

Following the Q&A, don’t miss a meet & greet and print signing with Anna Bond from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Loloi showroom, Building 1, Floor 4, 4-D-2 

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019         

10:00 AM-12:00 PM       

Style Like a Pro: Styling & Photo Workshop with Annette Joseph Presented by Annette Joseph, Author of Picture Perfect Parties and Cocktail Italiano

Sponsored by etúHOME 

Building 1, Floor 14, 14-D-9, Seminar Space

This reservation only, two-hour workshop is a master class in styling and photography with your smartphone, teaching you the tricks of the trade both in styling your projects and photographing them. Annette Joseph is a photo stylist and entertaining expert, editor, writer, producer and cookbook author who teaches style and photo workshops all over the world, including her newest location, her home and studio, La Fortezza in Tuscany. Joseph will talk about her style inspirations from living in Italy, stories about the workshops in Italy, and a hands-on demo of accessorizing, styling and photographing vignettes. You will you leave with new skills and techniques to capture gorgeous well-styled images. This editorial guru will share advice on pitching and publishing imagery in both social media and magazines. Don’t miss this insider workshop to get your projects maximum exposure with professional quality imagery. RSVP required at AmericasMart.com/Styling.        

 

2:00 PM-3:00 PM            

Selling Beyond the Store: Embracing Online, Social, Events & More          

A Conversation with Mandy Kellogg Rye, Roxy Te Owens, Marti Tolleson, and Natasha Murphy

Building 1, Floor 14, 14-D-9, Seminar Space 

The future is here and it's time we all stepped up and gave Amazon a run for its money! Join this panel of rock star store owners at various stages of their businesses as they dive deep into the strategies they’ve adopted to embrace the future of sales and build million-dollar-plus businesses. Moderated by Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha Home, she’ll be joined by panelists Roxy Te Owens of Society Social and Marti Tolleson of Two Friends St. Simons. Rounding out the panel with her digital expertise is Natasha Murphy, founder and principal of Nicely Built, a boutique eCommerce  design and development company, who will share her insights into the technical aspects that go into running your business beyond traditional brick and mortar. Learn what strategies will work for your business and help keep retail alive for years and years to come.   

 

Friday, January 11, 2019               

10:00 AM-11:00 AM      

What Colors Are Next? PANTONE®VIEW 2019 Color Trends for Home      

Presented by Tom Mirabile, Pantone Color Institute Trend Team Contributor       

Building 1, Floor 14, 14-D-9, Seminar Space 

Amidst the infinite choices of the 21st century, it is essential to deliver the color choices consumers want. 2019 home furnishing color trends focus on the colors we will crave, the colors that will engage our imagination and appeal to our emotions, and the colors that will capture the consumer’s roving eye. Join Tom Mirabile to explore the color road map for the future and get an inside view into the selection of Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year and the role of this special shade within home furnishings.

 

2:00 PM-3:00 PM            

Licensing Demystified   

A Conversation with Jane Dagmi, Genevieve Gorder, Denise McGaha, Jason Oliver Nixon, and John Loecke

Sponsored by Capel, Design Legacy by Kelly O'Neal and Port 68

Building 1, Floor 14, 14-D-9, Seminar Space 

Genevieve Gorder and Denise McGaha, along with Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke from Madcap Cottage, discuss their adventures in licensing, providing wisdom on how to recognize suitable partners, how to stay on-brand, and the pros and cons of hiring an agent vs. DIY, along with tips on best practices for win-win partnerships. 

Thursday, January 10 Meet & Greet:

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Mingle with Genevieve Gorder in the Capel showroom, Building 1, Floor 3, 3-D-1.

Friday, January 11 Meet & Greets:

10 a.m. – Noon: Brunch reception with Denise McGaha in the Design Legacy by Kelly O'Neal showroom, Building 1, Floor 9, 9-C-12.

10 a.m. – Noon: Mingle with Genevieve Gorder in the Capel showroom, Building 1, Floor 3, 3-D-1.

3 – 5 p.m.: Reception and book signing with Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke from Madcap Cottage in the Port 68 showroom, Building 1, Floor 14, 14-E-22. Their book, Prints Charming, will be available for purchase.          

Saturday, January 12, 2019          

10:00 AM-11:00 AM      

Closing the Social Media Sale: 3 Easy Steps to Turn Followers Into Customers      
Presented by Crystal Vilkaitis, Retail Social Media Expert, Speaker & Founder of Social Edge™      

Building 1, Floor 14, 14-D-9, Seminar Space 

There are people out there who already LOVE your business and your products, they just don’t know it yet! Do you know who they are? And if so, are they seeing your posts, videos, and ads? Learn how to target your perfect customer using free and paid social media strategies to turn warm leads into hot sales.      

 

COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS

Wednesday, January 9, 2019       

11:00 AM-12:00 PM       

Foolproof Food Favorites: Two Meat Chili with Scallion Cornbread            

Presented by Nancy Fuller           

Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine

Building 2, Floor 8, Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen      

Join us for an unforgettable demo of foolproof food favorites by the host of Farmhouse Rules and judge on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship and Spring Baking Championship, Nancy Fuller. Always one to bring a full personality and energy to the stage, she'll demonstrate how to make her famous two meat chili and scallion cornbread. As an entrepreneur, author and a chef, Fuller is a proponent of eating seasonally fresh ingredients and bringing family and friends together around the dinner table. 

The first 50 buyers to attend the demonstration are invited to stick around for a meet & greet with Nancy and receive a complimentary signed copy of her latest book, Farmhouse Rules: Simple, Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family.

 

1:30 PM-2:30 PM            

Cocktails & Conversations: Low Gravity

Presented by James Letendre, Beverage Manager from The Optimist and Clarke Anderson, Beverage Manager from St. Cecilia

Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine and Robinson Home

Building 2, Floor 8, Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen      

Who doesn’t love a cocktail? We’re bringing some of the best mixologists in Atlanta to serve you! They’ll demonstrate their favorite tricks and techniques and, of course, we will pass around a few of their signature drinks for you to taste. This session will feature three low-gravity cocktails that drink in a more session-able style.   

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019         

11:00 AM-12:00 PM       

Kelsey Nixon in the Kitchen         

Presented by Kelsey Nixon         

Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine

Building 2, Floor 8, Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen      

Join Emmy-nominated TV personality, Food Network Star finalist, author, and cooking show host Kelsey Nixon as she cooks up Sheet Pan Greek Chicken. This low maintenance dish is as simple as it is delicious, consistent with Kelsey’s popular and easy-going recipes. As seen on Kelsey’s Essentials and Kelsey’s Homemade on Cooking Channel, she will show home cooks how to navigate the kitchen with confidence.

               

1:30 PM-2:30 PM            

Cocktails & Conversations: Expressing Seasonality Through Craft & Cocktails

Presented by Miles Macquarrie, Co-Owner of Kimball House and Watchman's Seafood and Spirits

Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine and Robinson Home

Building 2, Floor 8, Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen               

Who doesn’t love a cocktail? We’re bringing some of the best mixologists in Atlanta to serve you! They’ll demonstrate their favorite tricks and techniques and, of course, we will pass around a few of their signature drinks for you to taste. In this session, join Miles Macquarrie as he prepares cocktails that reflect the seasons, farms, and personalities of the people making them. Humility, hospitality, and passion for the craft are his fuel and foundation inside Kimball House restaurant and the recently opened Watchman's Seafood and Spirits. Macquarrie and his restaurants have been nominated for prestigious barmanship by the James Beard Foundation, and featured in Vogue, New York Times, USA Today, Garden and Gun, Southern Living, and Atlanta Magazine. 

 

Friday, January 11, 2019               

11:00 AM-12:00 PM       

Cooking with Paula         

Presented by Paula Deen

Sponsored by Young's and Atlanta Magazine      

Building 2, Floor 8, Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen      

Join celebrity chef and author Paula Deen as she prepares her famous Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies while sharing fun and heartwarming stories about her family and friends. Following the demonstration, meet and greet with Paula at Y oung’s showroom in Building 2, Floor 13, 1318 at 2 p.m. There will be giveaways and photo opportunities with Paula.               

 

1:30 PM-2:30 PM            

Cocktails & Conversations: Inverno Italiano

Presented by Jordan Moore, Beverage Director from Donetto    

Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine and Robinson Home

Building 2, Floor 8, Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen   

Who doesn’t love a cocktail? We’re bringing some of the best mixologists in Atlanta to serve you! They’ll demonstrate their favorite tricks and techniques and, of course, we will pass around a few of their signature drinks for you to taste. 

A creative at heart, Jordan Moore concocts exceptional libations in her role as creative director of cocktails at the Tuscan-inspired hotspot Donetto, located on Atlanta’s Westside. Join Jordan for a seasonal cocktail demonstration, where you’ll learn how to create her spin on the classic Italian cocktails designed to warm you up when the weather’s chilly. 

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019          

11:00 AM-12:00 PM       

Reinventing Breakfast   

Presented by Suzanne Vizethann, founder and owner of Buttermilk Kitchen

Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine 

Building 2, Floor 8, Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen      Join Suzanne Vizethann, chef, founder, and owner of Buttermilk Kitchen, as she shows you a whimsical and modernistic approach to the typical American breakfast. Watch as she demonstrates her Salami Sandwich Omelet with Microwave Fried Basil and enjoy sips of a cold brew old-fashioned. Yum!              

 

1:30 PM-2:30 PM            

Cocktails & Conversations: A Fireside Chat

Presented by Josh Ardizzoni, Sommelier from Marcel

Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine and Robinson Home 

Building 2, Floor 8, Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen     

Who doesn’t love a cocktail? We’re bringing some of the best mixologists in Atlanta to serve you! They’ll demonstrate their favorite tricks and techniques and, of course, we will pass around a few of their signature drinks for you to taste. This session will feature three cocktails that are booze-forward and warming for a cold winter's night.     

 

EVENTS  

Wednesday, January 9, 2019       

4:00 PM-6:00 PM            

The Illuminator: Creative Commons Happy Hour

Sponsored by Creative Co-Op

Creative Commons, Building 2, Floor 10, 1090     

Enjoy your daily dose of craft cocktails in Creative Commons. Wednesday brings The "Illuminator"—a grapefruit mojito.

 

6:00 PM                              

Come Sail Away Market Kickoff Concert Featuring Yacht Rock Revue™

Sponsored by The Link Companies

Building 3, Floor 2, Atrium            

Put on your captain’s hat and help us sail the seas of soft rock as we celebrate January Market. Enjoy the sounds of Yacht Rock Revue™—the finest tribute to ’70s light rock to ever perform anywhere. Ever. Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the rest of the Time-Life Infomercial Catalog have enthralled fans across the United States. It’s the smoothest way to kick off your Market week.   

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019         

3:00 PM-6:00 PM            

Afternoon Beats                              

Building 3, Floor 2, Atrium           

Recharge and enjoy a drink with entertainment each afternoon.

 

4:00 PM-7:00 PM            

Goga in Creative Commons

Sponsored by Creative Co-Op                    

Building 2, Floor 10, Creative Commons 

Goga is an internationally acclaimed singer and musician. Based in Dallas, Texas, he is frequently requested to perform all over the globe. From opera to Top 40 and even rap, Goga's voice morphs to match the style of the song.          

 

4:00 PM-6:00 PM            

Happy Hour in The Museum Collective                  

Building 2, Floor 3, The Museum Collective     

Buyers are invited to enjoy a complimentary happy hour in the must-visit Market destination, The Museum Collective. Open to all Market buyers.         

 

4:00 PM-6:00 PM            

LA DOLCE VITA | A Shop The Show Soirée

Presented by AmericasMart, RUE Magazine, and REstyleSOURCE               

Sponsored by Vietri, Crown Linen Designs, Juliska, MacKenzie-Childs, Mariposa, Nora Fleming, Robinson Home Products, Skyros Designs

Hosted by Vietri + Floorwide on Building 2, Floor 9

Join us for an evening in Italy at our floor-wide cocktail party where you can mix and mingle with the Shop the Show influencers and enjoy hands-on entertaining and styling tips from these hostesses with the most. Author, entertaining expert and Italian cocktail guru Annette Joseph will bring her latest book, Cocktail Italiano, to life by sharing fun ideas for tabletop and outdoor entertaining, smart tips to ready your party pantry, and the most perfetto party aperitif. She will be joined by Kelsey Nixon, author and fan favorite on The Next Food Network Star, who will dish about the essential recipes, techniques, and tools that new home cooks need in their back pocket, as well as signing copies of her latest book, Kitchen Confidence. Plus, Atlanta-based retailer and inspired influencer Mandy Kellogg Rye (Waiting on Martha) will show-and-tell some of her favorite creative ideas on tablescaping for holiday soirees. Don't miss your chance to mingle and raise your entertaining game while you enjoy light bites, giveaways, music and much more at this lively event.

                 

4:00 PM-6:00 PM            

The Kicker: Creative Commons Happy Hour

Sponsored by Creative Co-Op

Creative Commons, Building 2, Floor 10, 1090      Enjoy your daily dose of craft cocktails in Creative Commons. Thursday brings "The Kicker"—a prosecco margarita.      

 

5:00 PM-7:00 PM            

America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards Reception                          

Building 1, Floor 4, MOI Gallery, 4-B-1     Join us for a festive cocktail reception as we toast the winners of the America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards and celebrate the latest in rug design.   

 

Friday, January 11, 2019               

9:00 AM-10:30 AM         

Morning Meet-Up: Buyer Breakfast                        

Building 2, Floor 3, The Museum Collective          

Visit The Museum Collective for a morning meet-up complete with complimentary coffee and breakfast bites. Meet and mingle with MSA members, discuss your Market finds and tour this new, curated collection. Open to all Market buyers. 

 

3:00 PM-6:00 PM            

Afternoon Beats                              

Building 3, Floor 2, Atrium           

Recharge and enjoy a drink with entertainment each afternoon.

 

4:00 PM-6:00 PM            

On the Green, at Eighteen | A Shop The Show Soirée

Presented by AmericasMart, RUE Magazine, and REstyleSOURCE

Sponsored by Accent Decor, Inc., d.stevens, Gold Eagle USA, Lancaster Home & Holiday / Vintage Floral, Lion Ribbon Company, Inc., MeraVic, Inc., RAZ Imports, Sullivans

Hosted by Accent Decor + Floorwide in Building 1, Floor 18 

Join us for a lush and lavish garden party on Floor 18 in Building 1, weaving through your favorite holiday and floral showrooms, along with a special meet and greet with AmericasMart’s Shop the Show influencers. Get hands-on with Atlanta-based retailer and blogger extraordinaire Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha, who will workshop some creative ideas in mantel decorating with party guests and whip up her signature holiday cocktail, Poinsettia Punch. Author and entertaining guru Annette Joseph will share some fresh ideas in floral-inspired tabletop styling and sign her latest book, Cocktail Italiano. Chat it up with Consort Home co-founders Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone as they offer their style tips. Plus, interior designer and beloved blogger Jenny Komenda will highlight some of her favorite seasonal merchandise and decorative accessories. Enjoy light bites, giveaways, music and much more at this lively event.      

 

4:00 PM-6:00 PM            

The Creative Cowboy: Creative Commons Happy Hour

Sponsored by Creative Co-Op

Creative Commons, Building 2, Floor 10, 1090      Enjoy your daily dose of craft cocktails in Creative Commons. Friday brings "The Creative Cowboy"—a bourbon stout.             

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019         

3:00 PM-6:00 PM            

Afternoon Beats                              

Building 3, Floor 2, Atrium        

Recharge and enjoy a drink with entertainment each afternoon.

 

4:00 PM-6:00 PM            

The Illume Happy Go Lucky: Creative Commons Happy Hour

Sponsored by Creative Co-Op

Creative Commons, Building 2, Floor 10, 1090      

Enjoy your daily dose of craft cocktails in Creative Commons. Saturday brings "The Illume Happy Go Lucky"—a whiskey smash. 

 

LOUNGES AND LOCATIONS

Tuesday, January 8 - Tuesday, January 15, 2019  

9:00 AM-6:00 PM            

Creative Commons

Sponsored by Creative Co-Op                    

Building 2, Floor 10, Creative Commons, 1090      

Enjoy a relaxing space with skyline views, cocktails and hospitality throughout the week of Market.          

 

9:00 AM-6:00 PM            

Wellness & Rejuvenation Lounge

Sponsored by Aromatique, Cait & Co., Compendium, Finchberry, Freedom Soap Company, Good Food Services, Grace Direct, Honestly Margo, Indigo Bath & Body, Inis Energy of the Sea, Just Bee Cosmetics, Medterra, Plum Island Soap Company, rareEssence, Serene House, Snoozies, T.S. Pink, TAG, The Naked Bee, Transpac/Ever Ellis, Vim + Vigr and Wholesale Boutique

Building 2, Floor 12, 1227               

To help keep you feeling rejuvenated and at the top of your buying game, enjoy an exclusive spa experience at Market where you can rest and recharge. Indulge in massages, wellness services, and beverages in a serene and relaxing environment throughout the week.

 

9:00 AM-6:00 PM            

DEMDACO Crossroads

Sponsored by DEMDACO

Building 2, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby  

Kick back in this lounge offering daily amenities.

 

9:00 AM-6:00 PM            

The Brownlow Lounge

Sponsored by Brownlow

Building 2, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby               

Rest and recharge all week during Market and enjoy daily amenities.

      

Wednesday, January 9 – Saturday, January 12     

9:00 AM-6:00 PM; Noon on Saturday

Museum of Introductions® (MOI) Gallery                             

Building 1, Floor 4, MOI Gallery, 4-B-1   

The rug and home industry’s exclusive showing of new product introductions in a sophisticated museum setting.                

 

Wednesday, January 9 – Sunday, January 13, 2019            

9:00 AM-6:00 PM; 2:00 PM on Sunday

Modern Luxury Headshot & Glam Studio

Personal Styling by Sheena Kharazmi. Photography by Heather Fulbright

Sponsored by Modern Luxury

Building 1, Floor 7            

Get glam and smile! Meet with a personal stylist who will perfect your hair and makeup. You’ll then be whisked away to get your professional headshot taken for use on your social media channels, website and all your other business needs. The package includes a 20-minute portrait session, a selection of proofs and one retouched image, delivered as both a high-res image and web-ready version. We handle the details so you can relax and enjoy the experience. Headshots are complimentary for buyers. Walk-ins available from 3 – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. –  2 p.m. on Sunday, but appointments are encouraged. Studio closes at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13. Learn more at AmericasMart.com/GlamStudio.             

 

9:00 AM-9:30 AM           

Morning Coffee Stop at The Museum Collective                

Building 2, Floor 3, The Museum Collective          

But first, coffee! Enjoy your morning brew and network with Museum Store Association (MSA) members and fellow Market-goers at The Museum Collective. Open to all Market buyers.       

 

9:00 AM-6:00 PM; 2 p.m. on Sunday

ECO Lounge       

Sponsored by Tervis, 4ocean, Sustainable Furnishings Council, The 30A Company and Furniture, Lighting & Decor Magazine

Building 3, Floor 2, Atrium  

A new destination located in the Building 3 Atrium where buyers can rest, recharge and learn about products and partners that abide by sustainable practices. This lounge offers complimentary hospitality daily. 

 

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