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Heading To Hamburg

I’m leaving for Hamburg for some girl time with a friend but don’t worry, I’ll be back on Wednesday with posts and inspiration, and I will also post the Etsy take five on Wednesday as well so you won’t miss your round-up for this week. We can’t have that, it’s business as usual — well, sorta. :)


We’ll be hitting some fab design stores and eating out, you know — doing what two friends passionate about design do best! I will share some of my Hamburg moments with you when I return because I’m bringing my new camera and lens with me to practice. I hope to get some good pics to share, especially of a store I can’t wait to visit that specializes in vintage and industrial decor. I’m bringing some Euros because I hope to come home with a few things for my apartment so if I score some finds I’ll share them with you.

While I’m away you can catch a blog post that I wrote for designer Vicente Wolf while he is in Istanbul. I was so honored that he asked me to guest post for him. It will go live here sometime on Tuesday, so keep refreshing his blog until you see a post from me. It’s about the importance of social networking for designers but really it can apply to all creatives who are looking to get the word out about their business. Enjoy!

By the way… thank you SO MUCH for leaving your nice comments on Anna-Malin’s first post today. She was so happy to receive your warm, virtual hugs and nods of approval regarding her first installment on decor8. It’s always scary to go before a new crowd, but she handled it just lovely and her project was tops.

Okay then my sweet friends, see you soon!

(image: anthropologie, I’ll share more photos and tell you about these limited edition products when I return.)

Posted by decor8 in uncategorized on January 11, 2011

Your comments...

  1. Jeanne commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 1:01am

    Have a wonderful time with your friend!

  2. Jem commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 1:03am

    Hamburg is a lovely city! Hope you have a wonderful, inspiring time! :-)

    Jem xXx
    Jem´s last blog post ..Vintage Compact

  3. se7en commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 1:09am

    Bon voyage… I just love that suitcase!!!

  4. Jessica @ FLOURISH commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 2:19am

    Have an awesome trip AND I’m in love with that suitcase – can’t wait to hear more!

  5. A Plum By Any Other Name commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 4:24am

    Can’t wait to hear about your trip. (And see all your finds!) Hope lots of inspiration awaits you on your travels!
    A Plum By Any Other Name´s last blog post ..Luck Be A Lentil

  6. laura evans commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 7:44am

    have a wonderful time in hamburg … excited to hear what you think as i want to visit before we leave germany. safe trip & take care. xx
    laura evans´s last blog post ..from a top the hill – whimsical fine art photography 12×12

  7. red riding hood commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 8:41am

    Aouuw Hamburg ! We were living at Kiel once upon a time :)
    red riding hood´s last blog post ..Mutlu Yıllar

  8. Rocio Rincon commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 8:58am

    I too love the suitcase!!! I hope you’ll find many design treasures and lots of inspiration! Xoxo
    Rocio Rincon´s last blog post ..Super Chic Office Supplies

  9. juliette commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 9:28am

    Oh we enjoyed Hamburg last summer and want to return! It really reminded me of Boston. Have fun!
    juliette´s last blog post ..Crafty Christmas Recap

  10. el {what you fancy} commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 10:55am

    What a beautiful suitcase… from Anthropologie (a.k.a. heaven), where else?! Enjoy Hamburg!

    el {what you fancy}´s last blog post home with ‘made by girl’

  11. corinne commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 11:19am

    bon voyage ! and come back quickly…. :)

  12. Alexandra commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 11:50am

    Oh my lordy that suitcase and I must meet each other! That is just the most beautiful suitcase I have ever seen. *sigh* That Anthropologie, its a drug and I can’t step away! Must read catalog every month…when I go there, I try to pretend its a museum and nothing is for sale. It doesn’t always work though. ) :
    Alexandra´s last blog post ..Welcome to the Magic &amp Marvelous Birdroom- The Most Wonderful Invention In All of Portland!

  13. Casa e Cose commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 1:20pm

    I adore the suitcase too!!! Where did you get it? Have a good friend trip – I need one too very soon!

  14. laura trevey commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 1:58pm

    Have fun! Love the whimsical suitcase :)
    laura trevey´s last blog post ..JBM Jewelry Giveaway

  15. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 4:07pm

    Hope you have a fantastic time hun! It sounds like so much fun!
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Monday Inspiration

  16. commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 4:08pm

    Goede reis….Hamburg sounds great.

  17. Anna commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 4:38pm

    I’m pretty in love with that suitcase!

    Anna´s last blog post ..Hot Chocolate- The Winter Treat

  18. Tracy Kunzler commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 4:40pm

    Wishing you safe travels and a fun trip! Now I want that suitcase…
    Tracy Kunzler´s last blog post ..Lab PERSONALIZED 8 x 10 Print – Pink Damask

  19. Fresh Design Blog commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 4:44pm

    Enjoy your trip!

    (Love the design and colours of the suitcase in the picture).
    Fresh Design Blog´s last blog post ..Barbara Coupe slogan tea towel

  20. Katie Stephenson commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 8:32pm

    What a beautiful suitcase. I don’t think I could risk taking it anywhere, ha!
    Katie Stephenson´s last blog post ..a good mail day

  21. Renee commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 8:46pm

    Have fun Holly! Can’t wait to see all the pics.
    Renee´s last blog post ..thinking about

  22. Ruthie Staalsen commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 9:41pm

    Capture it all in!!! Can’t wait to see your photos and hear your two cents worth!

    Ruthie Staalsen´s last blog post ..Good antique for storage!

  23. frau p. hat heimweh. commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 11:14pm

    Enjoy your time in Germany’s most beautiful city…and make sure you visit “Das 7. Zimmer” in Eppendorf :)

  24. Ludmila {} commented
    January 11th, 2011 at 11:33pm

    Safe trip and have fun, Holly!
    Ludmila {}´s last blog post ..Allegra’s nursery

  25. Angela DiGiovanni | Blog Giveaway NOW! commented
    January 12th, 2011 at 4:20am

    Oh, my gosh – have a great time in Hamburg!!! Congrats on your guest post :-)
    Angela DiGiovanni | Blog Giveaway NOW!´s last blog post ..GIVEAWAY- Celebrating 1-000 Visits!

  26. michelle chafin commented
    January 12th, 2011 at 7:19am

    I love girl time…my sister and I went on a shopping spree to Singapore and it was just FANTASTIC!! I love the post you wrote for Vicente Wolf.
    Enjoy your trip!!!
    michelle chafin´s last blog post ..Ningaloo Resort Style

  27. Lisa Blum-Minkel commented
    January 12th, 2011 at 10:03am

    just “discovered” your great blog and am seeing you are staying in my hometown today! There are sooooo many great places and stores here to recommend, but at least there are three i want to mention here:
    interiör (Osterstrasse), Oschätzchen (ABC-Strasse), Mutterland (at a corner next to the Hauptbahnhof, food and more made in Germany).
    have fun

  28. Amylee commented
    January 12th, 2011 at 4:04pm

    Always a pleasure your blog. Sincerely !

  29. Tricia McKellar commented
    January 12th, 2011 at 5:35pm

    THAT is an awesome suitcase!
    Tricia McKellar´s last blog post ..Business Plan- Vision &amp Mission

  30. Yvonne commented
    January 12th, 2011 at 6:45pm

    Oh Vicente Wolf – how great! His “Learning to see” has been with me since I went to live in Istanbul 10 years ago. it opened my eyes and the pages of this book are laying opened on our bookstands here to brouse all the time. (They are even laying on the Turkish Koran stands which are so perfect for displaying books open). Cannot wait what he will be telling about Istanbul!
    An Hurray for your co-writer: she is great!
    Hope you enjoyed Hamburg and I was so surprised you did not know the gems of Schanzen- and Karolinenviertel. it is so much better than the stiff upper lip City Center and full of life and vibrant. Moritz and Pauline love to go there telling us it reminds them most of Istanbul where we were roaming the streets…
    See you!
    Yvonne´s last blog post ..And there we are in 2011

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