When Active Rain Friends Visit My City
I absolutely love it when Active Rain friends phone up to say they're coming to town. Case in point was last night. I was thrilled to join Maureen Bray, Stager Extraordinaire and Owner of Room Solutions Home Staging in Portland, Oregon, and Jackson West, Uber-talented Property Stylist and Instructor for CCSP - Canadian Certified Staging Professionals.
The last time I saw these two colleagues was at the RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) Conference, and there was just so much going on that we really didn't have a chance to get a good chat in. Well, we remedied all that last night, when we met after Jackson's staging class for drinks and dinner. It was a gorgeous evening, with hot, humid weather. All the outdoor terraces were jam packed with people, so we opted to sit inside a fabulous restaurant in Yaletown called Brix, which Jackson recommended and didn't disappoint. What did we talk about first? The restaurant's decor, of course - come on, we're designers! The restaurant has a great vibe, with brick walls and gorgeous chandeliers dripping from the ceiling.
It's great to comment and chat on Active Rain, but this can be somewhat limiting. When you finally get to meet your online friends in person, it's as if the flood gates open and you can't talk fast enough, exchanging ideas, trading stories, extolling the joys of being a part of a the wonderful, online community called Active Rain, and just generally enjoying each others company.
Thanks, Maureen and Jackson, for a great evening, and hurry back to Vancouver and let's do this again. Right now, who's coming to Vancouver next?!!!