Las Vegas Convention
Posted 14 June 2005 - 09:52 PM
Just got in from LV this AM. Slept most of the day to catch up from Vegas nights and change of time zones. See Lisa and Lorraine have provided wonderful and accurate details of the happenings so I will just express my personal thoughts.
Great to meet Beri and Galina for the first time. They are very enthusiastic and excited about collecting. It was fun to see such pleasure in their collections. Of course, it was great fun to reunite with Nancy (I am noshing on Scottish shortbread right now, Thanks!),Angela with the most beautiful smile and hair, Lorraine with her wonderful, pleasant, easy manner. We managed to stay out of trouble and didn't quarrel over a single solid. Woody everyone already knows is the best! And the incomparabe Lisa and Jack. Great fun to be around them. Nice to meet so many at the convention and impossible to name everyone. But of course I cannot overlook Liberace! Wasn't he something!
Feel sad that you are somewhat down on collecting at the present, Lisa. All collecting, as are many things in this world, is rather cyclical. It will change again and you will regain your origianl passion for it. Know it is disappointing not to sell most of your wonderful treasures at the show. It is not easy to sell to collectors because they already have so many goodies. However, I could feel your excitement and pleasure when you spoke of obtaining some of your most sought after pieces. Woody and I agreed that we see new names of collectors coming aboard and am sure we will see a lot more.
Thought Estee Lauder was indeed generous in hosting the Sunday brunch with preview of the new solids, the gift compact and prize drawings at the dinner.
Their Saturday evening presentation was very upbeat, very scripted and they kept it under compete control by not opening for questions or discussions.
I do like the Pink Lady and purchased same. Will have to think about what I might be buying of the others.
Monday Gene and I took a taxi the newest LV hotel Wynn. We had a delightful afternoon. What a fabulous place! Wandered all over it and marveled at the wonderful design of light and color. Carpet and flooring in gorgeous flowers and foliage, lightening of wonderful designs and colors. Thousands of flowers everywhere. The shops were Cartier, Dior for men as well as women, Oscar de La Renta, etc., etc. Saw Judith Lieber evening bags designed with the colors and patterns copied from the hotel elements of carpet, hanging lighting, etc . Only $4,000 and $5,000 each. Ate lunch at the huge buffet in the hotel. Scrumtious with an enorumus selection of foods. We felt the afternoon one of the highlights of our trip and fully intend to stay at this hotel should we return to Vegas.
Was a fun trip for us and glad we participated. Wish everyone who frequents this site could have joined us. Maybe next year?
Posted 14 June 2005 - 11:13 PM
I hear you about catching up on sleep, we were still napping today (two days later) every night there we went to bed around 4 in the morning LV time (we are three hours ahead in FL) our flight was slated to leave LV at 1am but was late and didn't leave until 2am I was awake the whole flight and poor Jack had to go into work and he still isn't feeling good.
We also went over to the Wynn and it was beautiful, I loved the hanging flower topiaries in the trees. We would like to stay there too but who ever is willing to put us up wins. I heard that whole area by the Wynn is being developed, Trump is building a hotel/condos across the street, the Venetian owner is building a 53 story 1.6 billion resort and I think Wynn is building something else.
Also the Aladdin is being turned into a Planet Hollywood.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 11:27 PM
I just got home!
Had to check out the chat. I'll post and send photos tomorrow.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 11:48 PM
It was great seeing you again, glad to hear you had a safe drive home! I know your photos came out better than ours, looking forward to seeing them.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:29 AM
As usual I am mostly interested in the powder compacts. Does anyone know the price for the Las Vegas compacts, I assume that is the black and red crystal one and the queen of hearts compact. And what about that gorgeous snowflake/snow crystal compact, is it a Las Vegas exclusive and how exclusive is the price?? It must have been horrible to be in the LV store seeing these and not being able to by them yet
Posted 15 June 2005 - 08:00 AM
I really enjoy reading all the info about the convention.
It nis nice to feel conected and to be informed.
Thanks Lisa, Woody and Katita!
I am glad you all had such a wonderful time,
It makes me want to go next year!
Posted 15 June 2005 - 11:44 AM
The Judith Leiber powder compacts are $325 each, there are two of them.
The other crystal powders are $95 each
Pink Ribbon powder is $45.00
Snow Fling powder is $60.00 this one is wonderful and very reasonable!
Lucky Hearts powder (the compact with the queen of hearts card on it) is $60.00
Lucky Suits powder $200
Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:34 PM
I HAVE JUST GOT BACK FROM A WEEK IN SPAIN, WHAT A LOT OF CATCHING UP TO DO.
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO REPORTED ON THE VEGAS CONVENTION ( I WILL BE GOING NEXT YEAR )
THE PIC'S OF THE SOLIDS AND POWDERS WERE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED, LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER EXPENSIVE YEAR, THE LV ONES ARE A MUST FOR ME
Posted 15 June 2005 - 05:00 PM
I have a question. The gift box in the general line looks exactly like the gold and silver ones from 1975, with the difference being the lower half of the 2005 one is red. Am I mistaken?
Yes, you are correct in saying the new solid looks almost exactly like the giftboxes from the 70's. The difference is like you said with the lower half being red. I don't agree with this design as I think the designers could have come up with something unique and something not seen before.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 05:41 PM
A room with a view
Posted 15 June 2005 - 06:11 PM
Posted 15 June 2005 - 06:40 PM
Great job Katita! More, more please
Posted 15 June 2005 - 10:07 PM
So sorry I didn't get to meet KK and Katita. Hope you get the picture of
Liberace up....wasn't he glamourous??? you know, he wasn't one bit
embarrassed with all the makeup and hairspray.
Don & Margaret.... the Moody Blues were gorgeous....besides being wonderful musicians. Go see them again if you can. I did buy a DVD of them.
Take care all.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 10:57 PM
Liberace, also known as Lee is my new SA I was suprised to find that out. This is due to Rosalva leaving.
By the way did anyone find anything out about the rewards certificates? I don't recall getting one from the LV store in a whole years time and I certainly spent enough.
Posted 16 June 2005 - 12:28 AM
Your photos are great! And Katita, too. I'm so proud of you.
I just posted ONLY 24 PHOTOS.
I hope you enjoy them. And I hope I didn't break the photo bank.
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