Day One 19/5/15
Unfortunately we were not blessed with gorgeous sunshine or blue skies. Instead carrying a hot coffee in one hand and an umbrella in another was deemed more necessary. Even though the weather was not on our side, the crowds certainly were. As we made our way through the hustle and bustle of Clerkenwell's streets, we reached our very own, fully equipped showroom, perfectly placed down Great Sutton Street. It was now time for those finishing touches. We had The Collective team shining apples, pouring prosecco and readjusting plant pots. With everything done, doors opened at 9 and our busy day began. It wasn't all work and no play. Lucy and I ventured out late afternoon, there was a big red bus handing out free coffee. Actual free coffee, Amazing. We were then chased into a soup shop called Nusa by the hail and thunder. We sat there and ate bread and soup until our hearts were content. Oh, we also gave in to a very charming caricature artist, who was definitely not concerned for our feelings when annotating our faces. Highly offensive. Highly entertaining. Thank you very much Maxwood Bathrooms for organising it all.
Day Two 20/5/15
Again, the weather remained the same. Still very grey. Still very wet. Still very cold. But of course, Clerkenwell continued to buzz with people, all competing to get a glimpse at more beautiful furnishings. With people in and out all day, we got through a lot of prosecco and a lot of ticket scanning. As well as providing for all those aching feet, our Ophelis Docks really were a godsend today.
Day Three 21/5/15
Our final day at Clerkenwell Design Week, and we are very sad to see it all coming to a close, but the sun has come out and we have just been informed of some very exciting news...which we will share in our next post! Oh the suspense.
So as we swap hot drinks for ice creams, and umbrellas for suncream, we can't help but be thankful for such a lovely day. Thank you Clerkenwell Design Week for having us, it has been a pleasure and we hope to see you again next year.
Below are some pictures of our week; silly ones, pretty ones and ones that perfectly some up the last few days.
Now time for some much needed R&R, thank goodness for bank holidays.