Trip Summary London:

Arrival day — September 22

  • Ground transportation to hotel or directly to V&A from airport.
  • Afternoon tea at Victoria & Albert museum with welcome by William Knight, director of the London Design Festival.
  • Opening dinner – sponsored by Modenus and AD Home Design Show at Casa Brindisia. It's an early and casual dinner since we all know what jet lag feels like.

Day One — September 23

Poggenpohl visit, Tent London and Origin Craft Fair, Dinner at Conran headquarters, Pecha Kucha at Design Junction

  • Morning walk along Southbank – we ordered perfect weather but worst case we can call a cab.
  • Breakfast at Poggenpohl’s amazing Waterloo showroom.
  • Late morning at Brick Lane, home of some of the best vintage shops in London and visit to TENT London and a walk over to Origin Contemporary Craft Fair.
  • Invitation only dinner at Conran headquarters in Terrence Conran’s Penthouse
  • Pecha Kucha hosted by Design Junction.

Day Two — September 24

100% Design visit with color trends seminar and guided trends tour by Mix Magazine, Podium discussion hosted by mydeco.com

  • Seminar and curated tour of 100% Design by Mix Magazine, with focus on color trends for 2012 and beyond.
  • Afternoon podium discussion at Design Junction's Victoria House in Bloomsbury: “Across the pond – design trends in US and UK”, hosted by mydeco.com.
  • Evening cocktails and tour of Designer’s Block in Clerkenwell.
  • Dinner and rest of evening free for our bloggers to explore London.

Day Three — September 25

A morning to explore and an afternoon at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour with great design, tea and a seminar and book signing with Holly Becker from Decor8 Blog

  • Morning free but available options to tour London gardens or see more of London Design Festival's smaller but oh-so-interesting exhibits.
  • Afternoon at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour to see some of the design world's greatest showrooms, including those of our sponsors Samuel Heath and Victoria + Albert Baths.
  • Afternoon tea hosted by DCCH with welcome by Becky Metcalf.
  • Seminar and booksigning by Holly Becker from Decor8 Blog.
  • Invitation only dinner sponsored by Samuel Heath, Victoria + Albert Baths and Achica Living.

Day Four — September 26

A very exciting day at Decorex, Goodbye dinner at Wright Brothers Soho Oysterhouse

  • Oh, what a day we have in store for you!  Great design and so much more.  We won’t tell you yet, but let’s just say have your camera ready.
  • Invitation only Tweet Up at Decorex’ Despoke cafe in the afternoon with UK and US Bloggers.
  • Evening, a fabulous dinner with champagne, oysters and seafood hosted by Modenus and mydeco.com.

Day Five

Departure Day