To set the scene: We were hungry and had luckily swooped on a table to eat at - trust me; swoop is what you have to do at market! It is a very stealth process! We had ordered our cherished Sauvignon Blanc, and Bev was ruthlessly going through paper work and asking me "are you sure we need 72 mini glitter houses?" "Are you sure about that new bamboo lingerie that you tried to steal will sell?" I was going into my normal catatonic state after a day at market when I noticed it was getting ridiculously loud in the corner of the bar. Wow, these women -about fifteen of them - were having way too much fun! We kept waiting and waiting for our food, and it just kept getting louder in the corner. I'm not sure if it was lack of food or my empty wine glass, but darn they were noisy! I had just said to Bev, "they must all be from one of the show rooms" when I saw her face. Before I could get out, "hey BB I think that's Debbie the owner of Curious Sofa", BB was out of her chair running to her side (and I do mean running)! You see, we read Debbie's blog every chance we get. We literally melted the first time we saw her store website. From that day forward, we have been serious "Curious Sofa" addicts. After BB asked for her autograph (just kidding), she kindly invited us to join the "party". Wow, we met some of the most awesome women! Some of them were shop owners and others were artists. We had some of the most wonderful conversations! It was truly exhilarating to meet and talk to other women who have some of the same passions we do. So, in the end those noisy women in the corner ended up being our biggest "wow" moment from Atlanta, and we were so grateful to meet each and every one of them!
Debbie, Bev and KarenCheck out Debbie's amazing site and blog at http://www.curioussofa.com/
Check out also Karen's website (another one of the amazing women we met) at http://www.ambiancehomeandgift.com/