Being at High Point Market this week has been a total busman's holiday — delightfully indulging in cool, new furnishings and accessories from all over the world and fantasizing about putting it all together in a new home one day. What's particularly addictive, however, is meeting the people behind the scenes and hearing the first hand stories of what is really going down in the furniture world. To kick off today, here are a few highlights with people and party shots to give you a bit of the flavor of High Point 2011.Morning dawns last Saturday in my hotel room before setting off for the opening hour: 8am. Awesome Johnny Cash impersonator at BoBo. Still life with collectibles at BoBo. Lotsa lamps at BoBo. On tour at Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams and getting the inside story from Steve. Look at that chair at Julian Chichester! Christiane Lemieux of DwellStudio and Woody Williams of Precedent Furniture celebrating the debut of Dwell's new collection. Christiane's heels, all the way from NYC. Leigh or Leslie Keno showing off their new collector's box at Theodore Alexander. Theodore Alexander's famous shrimp fountain. Big party at HALO with Clockwork Orange theme on Sunday night. A quiet moment with Jamie Drake after his trend panel on Monday morning. Amazing kitchen and dining room at Cisco Brothers where they cook and share three meals a day. Jeff Jones with his amazing bright cords and lamp at Verellen. Tom Verellen in his showroom, my very last stop before heading to the airport on Tuesday.