What’s the Blogger 19?
Well, Brizo – the high-end faucet manufacturer, bundles 19 ultra-talented bloggers (many designers) and summons them to New York City’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week twice a year. And since the Winter of 2010, seven groups total (or good with math – 133 individuals) have attended this event. I was a fortunate member that did New York in February 2011. (Yeah! I know. Go figure!)
So I guess it was inevitable, yep – to get all those fine people together in one location … eventually. But it’s happening >> Memphis – Next Week … the Blogger 19 Reunion.
Well, Graceland! … kidding, but I know, right?
Memphis is the home of Brizo’s production facility (it’s actually in Jackson,TN) and Memphis is the home of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Brizo has long been a supporter, and especially of Hospital’s annual Dream Home Giveaway and Fundraiser … providing fixtures for the kitchens and baths in these homes.
As a Blogger … 133 … group, we’ll have two days packed with events. And I’d suspect we’ll get a good look too at Brizo‘s latest – the Hydrati 2|1. (Which I posted on, including a video, here >> Installing a Handheld 2-in-1 Shower Head.) These are two-stage shower heads that offer both an embedded and detachable hand shower, plus two separate and independent streams of water. Neat!
We’re also being promised entertainment at a private Memphis Jazz Club. Mmmm, and I gotta think there’s gonna be some BBQ in there somewhere. I really am kinda looking forward to it all … especially as I will get to hang with some old friends and make some new ones (I hope … many of whom are true blogging heroes).
My Mom Finishes Her Kitchen Remodel by Adding a Brizo Talo Faucet
It’s probably a good time to point out that on attending that original Fashion Week Event, Brizo generously provided me with my pick of faucets. I chose a gorgeous Talo, complete with SmartTouch Technology … and I then promptly gifted it to Mama Moxie (my mom). Good son?
Well, after much research, several designs, and dancing with numerous contractors, she finally had it installed … along with and during a full kitchen redo. (Unfortunately, I couldn’t work out the timing to be around when the faucet went in. *sad face*)
Have a look.
I’ll go out by saying … I extended my layover in Atlanta on Friday in the hopes of taking some additional meetings down South. Well, I was not able to work anything out … yet. So …. I will be in Atlanta most of the day next Friday, just looking for something to do. Have a suggestion or want to grab a cup of coffee? Let me know. (Follow Up: That layover lead to the post – Inside the Pro’s Home – the Architects’ Condo Remodel. That post included coverage of my visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Wonderful weekend all. ~jb