Hello!

Finally, after many months of broken promises, I have made a new website for our Beloved work. Hooray! It is going live on the very day that I depart for Paris, to show our work at Maison et Objet, an absolutely enormous and ridiculously beautiful trade show in Paris.

A preview of our display.

A preview of our display.

It is the second time I will ever show our work at an international trade fair. The last time was three years ago in New York, shortly after which the drama of an early breast cancer diagnosis ensued. I gave myself a couple of years off trade shows. So getting my head into gear for trade show hasn't been the easiest of tasks. Luckily I have the support of the CBI, a Dutch government programme to support exports to the North from the global South. They have kept me on track!

The cards have been printed in the UK, so I won't get to hold them until my mum arrives in Paris. Can't wait!

The cards have been printed in the UK, so I won't get to hold them until my mum arrives in Paris. Can't wait!

So, the catalogues and business cards are printed, the outfits are sewn and packed, the samples carefully made, wooden display stands meticulously sanded in my garage (my poor neighbours!), flights, accommodation, and insurance bought, and off I go.

When I'm all done, a mere week and two days from now, I hope to transform some of the titles listed in my notebook into actual blog posts. In the mean time, I'll share photos from Paris. Yeay!