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One of the perks of being a kitchen and bath designer is that our vendors, suppliers, and distributors are often hosting events to launch new product lines, thank us for our business, or having a networking event. Over the winter we attended a casino night, in the spring it was a March Madness party, a summer barbeque pig roast, and last week we even held our own party, but last night was probably the most fun event we’ve ever been to. Mid-America Tile celebrated their new partnership with Ragno tile by inviting about 50 industry professionals to go on a Chicago Architectural boat tour. There was food, wine, and a tour through Chicago guided by a lovely woman named Sarah and the entire Designers Point team went. As you can tell by the photos, we really enjoyed taking an afternoon/evening off and spending it out on the water.
We started out at Burnham Harbor next to Soldier Field; the late afternoon sun and the light breeze coming off the lake were perfect. We munched on sandwiches, wraps, and mini quiches and drank wine while looking at Soldier Field and the city skyline. Once the boat took off, we headed out to Lake Michigan, and the waters got rough; as a lifetime lover of water and boating, I really enjoyed the bounce and chop of the boat, but it stopped when we slowed down to head into the Chicago River via the lock system. Our tour guide was entertaining, funny, and incredibly knowledgeable about Chicago, its history, and obviously the architecture. As we went through the city, the sun went down and the magnificence of the city was pretty awe inspiring. I think my favorite thing about Chicago is how it is considered a working-man’s city, or a blue-collar city, but it has such fantastical architecture and creativity in artwork, fountains, and landscaping. The entire tour was three hours long and we had a wonderful time; the atmosphere was laid back, fun loving, and respectful. If you ever have a chance to take an architectural tour through Chicago, do it on a late August evening and bring some of your favorite people, it’s definitely one of my favorite experiences in Chicago!
Today, Friday August 22nd, 2014 is a very exciting day here at Designers Point… we are launching this new format of our website and throwing a party! The website is the hard work of our website designers Bibi & Benjamin Dowell of 82 Birds , with the help of Edgar Mourans & Amber Wallor from Left Hand Marketing, and the collaborative work of the entire team here at Designers Point. We are very excited about launching this site, which is mobile friendly and highlights the projects that we have completed with gorgeous photographs by Thomas Miller, you can see more of his work here. We hope that you enjoy our new look!
In addition to the website launching today, we are having a Summer Party tonight! At Designers Point we like to think that of ourselves as a family and our clients as friends, so every once in awhile we like to have a party to get everyone together. We decided it was about that time! We will have food and drinks and hopefully some fun! Everyone is welcome, so stop on by!
Thank you to everyone who has made the beginning of 2014 another amazing year at Designers Point!