In our city that never has a shortage of celebrities, we found ourselves star-struck at the feet of one of the greatest architects of our time, Frank Gehry. At this year’s Winter Market 2018, we had the privilege of attending a forum where Frank was awarded 2018 Design Icon and was interviewed by Vegas’ own Larry Ruvo (Vice President and General Manager of Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada).
Lisa Escobar is a decorator, stylist and owner of Lisa Escobar Design, which is designing the master bedroom and master bath for the inaugural Las Vegas Showcase House, which broke ground April 8 near downtown. The Showcase House is a charitable organization that provides educational programs and scholarships to local students interested in architecture, construction, interior design and related fields.
This year, in honor of WithIt’s 20th anniversary, student educational scholarships were awarded to women studying to be a part of the design industry. One of these recipients was our youngest team member, Hannah Carlton. This June, she had the pleasure of being flown out to the WithIt 2017 Annual Professional Women’s Conference for the Home and Furnishings Industries, in Charleston, SC. Here she had the opportunity to listen to many keynote speakers, given by influential women in the industry. The impressive list included Eleanor Beaton, President and CEO of Impact & Influence for Women, Carol Sankar, author of The Confidence Factor For Women in Business, Lynne Jensen-Nelson, Conversion-omics Sales Training, and many more influential interior designers, decorators and home furnishing industry icons.
We want to thank Nevada Women’s Business Center for inviting us to be a part of their panel of speakers to discuss social entrepreneurship last week! While our team was spread across the country completing projects out of state, Austrie represented Lisa Escobar Design on a panel discussion to chat about our approach to social entrepreneurship. With so many amazing women in business here in Las Vegas, we’re so proud to be able to participate in such events! Check out the video HERE!
What an exciting week it has been! First off, I had a M A J O R interview with a potential client… I should know their decision of working together by next week. Fingers crossed because this will be a fun one! Second, my new iPhone 6s arrived in a pretty little box this Friday morning (need I say more?)! And last but not least, the most exciting part of my week….. I was selected by HGTV as one of twelve finalists in the Big City Digs category of the Fresh Faces of Design competition! EEEEEK! I can’t even begin to explain the flood of happy emotions I’m experiencing.
I spent my Memorial Day different than most, instead of pool parties and BBQs I had the opportunity of visiting Nicole Taylor Sharp and Mark Weinberger on their talk radio show, Spotlight on Vegas Business. What an experience it was! Upon arrival I met a few other local business owners… Dave Olesczuk from Fitbody Bootcamp, Lia from Belia Beauty and Skin Care (such a sweetheart, she donates her time and services to Cancer patients…my Mom will be seeing her soon for an oncology facial!) and finally Ruth Furman of Imagewords, a PR Queen and friend of mine.