All of our designers were soooo nice and understanding (it's not exactly typical to have a 3 year-old around at these appointments), and it's these kinds of flexible scenarios that make working with our designers so awesome and allows us to have a pretty packed but still balanced work life.
Here are a few things we learned that made our buying trip with Eloise pretty smooth sailing.
1) Plan enough time for leisurely meal breaks, in parks, bonus points if said park has a splash pad
|At Le Pick-Up on the left, a new fave sandwich spot which just so happens to be SO close to Hayley of Birds of North America's studio; sweet relief from the muggy weather at the splash pad|
2) I cannot overstate this. Breaks. In parks. Are a MUST.
3) When meeting big-shot Canadian designers, even 3 year-olds must bring their A-game style-wise.
|On the left, Lolo showing off her "tattoo", and on the right wearing our fave Canadian children's designer Supayana|
4) Chabanel Street has some weird shit. And it is fascinating!
5) There's always time for a cuddle.
6) But sometimes you just have to go nuts, run around and wear the samples as a cape
7) Make sure to reward all your patience and hard work with some good ol' hotel-jumping-on-the-bed at the end of the day.