Our lovely locale, Built, was a packed house last night!
The party, by all objective accounts was a smashing success. As strange as it may seem for a virtual community to hang out in a real-life spot in Manhattan, people easily adapted and thrived. Even without nametags, our devoted readers discovered one another and shared their own therapeutic home achievements.
Heidi and James
The drinks flowed, the conversation was non-stop, and the atmosphere was lively. We announced plans for the coming year including the smallest/coolest contest, a best garden contest, a growing Kitchen site, and the online AT store; and we thanked our readers, writers, critics, and muses.
Meter Galleries "Chair &" series gracefully lined our walls and one reader even brought in their own chair photo to place on the opposite wall..
AT sold some of its ultra fancy environmentally friendly, highly designed t-shirts.
In the end, people had to be literally swept out into the street. They didn't want to leave. It felt like a family, in a good way.