Post Milan: Keeping the Creative Vacations Going This Summer in Europe
So Milan Design Week was not only a few months worth of design exhibits and inspiration packed into one week but a breeding ground for creative discussions, new partnerships, friendships and meeting place for creative collaborators for our little niche of the world. I think I got more fun, business AND creative discourse packed into one week, than I do in the span of two or three months in here in Paris (but then again maybe I need to get out more?).
After Milan Design Week I thought to myself "There must be a way for us to connect in person, have fun and learn - preferably in a sunny, beautiful vacation spot this summer....". As my fellow Europeans already know, summer in Europe is about v-a-c-a-t-i-o-n, holidays, spending time with friends and family and relaxing. If you are in Europe, you may as well pack your bags and choose somewhere to go because there won't be much work for you during our short summer. I'm urging my sometimes TOO hardworking (am I French yet??) American compatriots to take a break this summer and join us for a creative vacation in Europe. Well I am inviting all of you, say hi to_ doesn't discriminate, I just feel like my American homies may need more convincing to ditch the office than others ;)
My research and suggestions kept in mind that some of us can only justify that time off if we are being productive... so I found the PERFECT events, workshops, experiences to vacay while still being productive, inspired and surrounded by likeminded people in our little corner of the design world here in Europe this summer.
Hope to see you on my summer long design tour of Europe! I'll be posting my top five summer design plans (in order of when they are happening) throughout this week so keep checking back to get the scoop!