Have you every wondered how your favorite store is ahead of the curve on the newest trends and has that perfect home furnishing, gift item or accessory. Every January and July Americasmart Atlanta welcomes retailers and vendors from every state and over 80 countries, for a state of the art selling and shopping experience. There are four high rise buildings with 800,000 sq. ft of permanent and temporary showrooms and booths. Americasmart Atlanta also offers cooking demonstrations, decorating and marketing classes.
The permanent showrooms at Americasmart Atlanta will open July 13th-19th, gift and home furnishings temporary exhibits open on July 15th-19th and the Atlanta Rug Show opens on July 14th-17th, 2011.
This year some of the demonstrations I am looking forward to are cooking with Celebrity Chef Cat Cora of the Food Network. HGTV Craftsman and Designer Chip Wade will highlight how to find that perfect rug, home furnishing or accent piece. Our own local star, Mary Moore, owner of the Cook’s Warehouse, will demonstrate innovative heart healthy dishes using grains. On your next visit to Atlanta be sure and visit the Cooks Warehouse, it is located less than one mile from our Atlanta bed and breakfast.
Our guests that are vendors arrive early to make sure their showroom is perfect and ready to welcome all the shoppers. Each season they display their newest wares. The buyers arrive ready to shop til they drop. It typically takes our guests five to seven days, eight to ten hours a day to see the entire show. This show is not open to the public.
The next time you are shopping in your favorite store, you can appreciate the heart and soul that the shopkeeper put into finding you that perfect gift.
I look forward to having you visit Shellmont’s Gift Shop on your next visit to our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast!