WOW. These past few months have been a BLUR of design and travel. Spent time in D.C. and Chicago taking in the sights, design and local goodness, as well as, checking out travel industry competition for Hartmann at the 2011 Travel Goods Show. Oh and can I just say, Hartmann knocked it out of the ballpark!?!! I'm a little bit partial, but the Packcloth Collection is so retro-chic...the turquoise color Comb Bag is my new must have. It's prefect timing as the 70's feel is making a resurgence in the fashion arena!

If you are in the Middle Tennessee area, come down to Lebanon this Saturday, April 9th and join me in the Byar's Dowdy ROAR RUN! It's a local 5K (You can choose to Walk or Run) to promote fitness for kids and the community. All proceeds go to the local elementary schools to furnish playground equipment. Even if you aren't around to participate, take a little walk/run to support healthy living within your community!

I'm looking forward to more inspirational travel in the coming months...I'll be back in Chicago, London, Berlin and a quick jaunt down to sunny St. Croix. In the meantime, all this adventure and recent design work has my creative juices revved up and I'm finally ready to plunge into my planned facelift of Oh, Deer! So, don't be alarmed if you find a new look and new portfolio work one day...It's some over-due spring cleaning! Happy Monday!