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Blogger Event Set For Total Home & Gift Market

Friday December 28th, 2012 - 12:07PM

Dallas Market Center will host its first bloggers’ gathering, Sneak Peek: A Conversation Starter, on January 18 and 19, 2013, during the Total Home & Gift Market, which runs from January 16 to 22, the facility's management announced. The Sneak Peek will allow design and lifestyle bloggers to have a first look at home and gift products as well as ascertain trends that will emerge in stores over the coming months.

“We’re thrilled to host our first bloggers’ gathering during January Market,” said Meredith Hite, vp/ corporate communications, Dallas Market Center. “We look forward to welcoming and inspiring design and lifestyle bloggers with exclusive showroom visits, educational and networking opportunities and the overall exciting experience of market.”

The Sneak Peek agenda includes a private meet and greet with HGTV’s John Gidding, showroom visits, a celebrity chef cooking demo featuring Curtis Stone and an additional opportunity to attend the 24th annual ARTS Awards Gala.

ARTS Awards recognizes home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design and representation. The ARTS Awards arrive at a black-tie gala attended by hundreds of industry leaders, Dallas Market Center noted.

Registration is $125 with a portion of the proceeds going to Dwell with Dignity, a Dallas-based nonprofit group of interior designers and volunteers dedicated who developed inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. Bloggers will receive a swag bag valued at more than $100, according to Dallas Market Center.