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Friday, October 24, 2008

Design Walk Highlights!

Last night's Upper King Design Walk was a smashing success. Did you see? Were you there? The streets were packed; every shop had a great crowd and the energy was just phenomenal. Check out the funny write up from City Paper's Erica Jackson here. And, check out TheDigitel's cool video too.

We here at PP had a thoughtful strategy for the evening and it worked out even better than planned.

1. Meet at Fish for pre-walk cocktail. (I had the Upper King Design Walk signature cocktail, the High Fashion.) Got to see pals from Blue Ion and MUSC.

2. Said hi to super songstress Elise Testone and pianoman Gerald Gregory. Sipped our drinks.

3. Said hey to Margaret from Skirt! and fabulous photographer Marni Rothschild Durlach who popped in to shoot Elise for perhaps an upcoming edition? Finished drinks.

4. Walked in and out of neighborhood shops, ate some delicious snacks, had a yummy snowcone (thanks, Elizabeth!), saw innumerable friends and colleagues (you know you who are!) and shopped (a supersweet fedora and amazing green bag were among the purchases. Thanks, Gus and Andrea!)

5. Returned to the Fish bar, now packed, to listen to Elise and Gerald. P.S. "Boogie On Reggae Woman," "Walking After Midnight" and "Virtual Insanity" were a few of the highlights. I KNOW!

To sum up, the Upper King Design Walk was incredible. Personally, it was especially moving to watch our neighbors and friends who have gutted it out these past few months, amid much uncertainty, revel in their respective businesses, the thing they love to do most and just shine brightly.

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