2015 has started out to be a transitional year to say the least. On January 6th, my dear, sweet, only son, Jordan, moved to start his life and first career post-college in L.A. If you knew Jordan, you would know why this hit me hard. But it's the right move for Jordan, and I’ll deal.
Sadly, the day after Jordan moved, my dear father-in-law passed away after a 12-year battle with Parkinson's Disease. Eli Gorelick was one-of-a-kind, and one only has to read the tributes to him in the Legacy.com guest book to realize the impact he had on mine and other people's lives.
Between these transitional events, the holidays, an unusually long school vacation for my youngest, and clients being away, I've kinda lost my work mojo. Getting Jordan ready for his move and enjoying his final weeks living at home preoccupied me. Then, with my father-in-law’s passing, we were consumed with arrangements and observing shiva, the Jewish mourning period. Ironically, as difficult as these transitions were, they reinforced one very significant aspect of my career: the meaning of home. Creating a home environment—the infrastructure to support and nurture us through life’s pivotal events—truly inspires my work.
I'm confident that this week will surely help me get my mojo back. I'm in Las Vegas with Blogtour, an event presented by Modenus.com that brings a select group of interior designers and bloggers together with industry brands to learn about product lines and innovations. This Blogtour is in Las Vegas and coincides with KBIS (the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show), IBS (the International Builders Show) and Las Vegas Market.
I'm sharing the event with 18 other distinguished bloggers and designers and the following generous sponsors:
- Top Knobs
- TOTO USA
- Walker Zanger
- Lamps Plus
Nothing like a good road show to get back to blogging and energized for my projects. As a matter of fact, I'm doing quite a few bathroom renovation projects right now. Bring it on, Blogtour and KBIS! I'd say there's no better place for me to be right now.