We set off early doors Saturday morning, picked up the transit van, loaded it with the beautiful but heavy armoire and mdf panels and stock and set off from our sunny seaside homes to the west end of London
Everything went smoothly (learning from experience) and we met some lovely people once again. It was really lovely to catch up with our regular customers as well as meeting new ones. But Monday afternoon had to be one of the highlights of the whole show. I was fortunate enough to go and hear Wayne Hemingway’s presentation at Top Drawer.
I was enthralled from beginning to end and I’m sure I must of had a grin on my face the whole way through. What an inspiration he and his wife Gerardine are.
He talked about their humble beginnings, how they were forced to earn a crust to pay the rent when they were teenagers and that was how his magnificent story began.
I came away feeling uplifted, motivated and inspired beyond belief.
He and Gerardine have achieved so much through their passion for design, beliefs and sheer determination. It empowers you to believe anything IS possible.
It was also lovely to see the video of Vintage At Goodwood and reminisce on what a truly brilliant festival it was and how lucky we were to be a part of it.
Wayne said ‘ Vintage is about longevity. What is great and what will stay great’. We couldn’t agree more.
Breaking news: The Vintage festival for 2011 will be in London on the South Bank. July 29th, 30th & 31st.