April 3, 2013
Viva Las Vegas!
Posted by Kevin Sharkey
This year, Martha and I attended The Home Depot's Manager Meeting in Las Vegas. With more than 3000 employees and vendors in attendance, Martha gives a few demonstrations and we introduce incredible new merchandise that will be placed in stores next season.
With beautiful architecture in the hotel, a trip to the Hoover Dam, an amazing breakfast, and cute local stores, I found myself taking lots of pictures. You will not want to miss a moment of the adventure.
1 After visiting the Hoover Dam, we stopped for breakfast at the Coffee Cup Cafe in Boulder City, NV.
2 Our team got up early to catch the sunrise at the dam, so we were definitely ready to eat.
3 A quintessential American diner, The Coffee Cup is a destination in its own right.
4 The cafe's eponymous mugs.
5 After breakfast, we had only to walk down the street for the next adventure.
6 Hacienda Interiors was brimming with color. Bright metal sculptures like these add such vibrance to a desert landscape.
7 These beautiful blooms are shaped of thin sheets of metal.
8 A garden of metal flowers seems almost lifelike in the morning light.
9 At the Home Depot's Manager's Meeting, Martha demonstrated different techniques for applying texture to painted surfaces.
10 The Martha Stewart Living 8-Piece Decorative Painting Tool Kit comes with all kinds of tools for getting a textured look, such as a faux bois roller and linen dragger.
11 Martha used shimmery Precious Metals paint from the Home Depot in the demo. (It comes in over 20 metallic hues!)
12 Clockwise from upper left: basket weave, linen, stripes, and wavy graining techniques.
13 We covered all that ground in just two short days! Needless to say, returning to our fabulous rooms at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay was always a treat in itself.
14 I was transfixed by this modern chandelier every time I passed under it.
15 A gorgeous art installation in THEhotel's lobby. It is hard to avoid inspiration in a city like Las Vegas.
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