Casual Friday 2017

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  • Casual Friday 11Aug2017

    Casual Friday: Las Vegas Market Top 10

    Casual Friday: Las Vegas Market Top 10

    Casual Living Features Editor Jennifer Bringle counts down our favorites from the Las Vegas Market.

    Added August 11, 2017 | Permalink

  • Ashley's Major Outdoor Expansion

    Ashley's Major Outdoor Expansion

    Ashley's Major Outdoor Expansion

    Andy Sokol, Ashley's vice president of merchandising for outdoor furniture, reveals that the company has increased their outdoor collections from 17 to 50 lines. Their outdoor showroom at the Las Vegas Market now encompasses 10,000 square feet.

    Added August 4, 2017 | Permalink

  • Here Comes Vegas

    Here Comes Vegas!

    Here Comes Vegas!

    Casual Living will present two seminars for CEU credits at Las Vegas Market. Editors Waynette Goodson and Jennifer Bringle bring you all the details, and what not to miss at the show. New manufacturers. New collections. And a new pair of shades you don’t want to miss! Keep It Casual!

    Added July 28, 2017 | Permalink

  • The Chicago Pre-Market Top 10 Countdown

    The Chicago Pre-Market Top 10 Countdown

    The Chicago Pre-Market Top 10 Countdown

    Casual Living Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson and Features Editor Jennifer Bringle team up to bring you the Top 10 moments that they will remember from the 2017 ICFA Preview Show.

    Added July 21, 2017 | Permalink

  • Libby Langdon Casual Friday

    Live at the Chicago Pre-Market with Libby Langdon

    Live at the Chicago Pre-Market with Libby Langdon

    Casual Living Editor-in-Chief Waynette Goodson catches up with designer and Casual Living columnist Libby Langdon to talk about her new outdoor collections for NorthCape, Kas Rugs and Crystorama lighting.

    Added July 14, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday 07 July 2017

    Inside the July Issue

    Inside the July Issue

    Features Editor Jennifer Bringle and Intern Asa Goldstein give an inside look at the July issue, highlighting all things Made in America.

    Added July 7, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday Designers

    Casual Living Designer Workshop

    Casual Living Designer Workshop

    Join Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson and get an inside look at the first-ever Casual Living Designer Workshop held at Furnitureland South. Sponsored by Sunbrella and Seasonal Living, the event attracted about 40 designers from surrounding states to earn CEUs, tour the store’s outdoor category and network during a gourmet lunch and cocktail hour—quite the fashionable affair!

    Added June 30, 2017 | Permalink

  • South Sea Outdoor Video

    High Tidings from South Sea Outdoor Living

    High Tidings from South Sea Outdoor Living

    Casual Living Editors Waynette Goodson and Jennifer Bringle chat with Joyce Kuo, business director of South Sea Outdoor Living, about their rebranding, market plans and new collections—not to mention a special partnership during the Las Vegas Market.

    Added June 23, 2017 | Permalink

  • Generation Z

    Meet Generation Z

    Meet Generation Z

    This week, Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson chats with Casual Living summer intern Asa Goldstein—a member of Generation Z—to learn how the next influential group of consumers thinks and shops.

    Added June 16, 2017 | Permalink

  • Top 10 ITA Showtime Countdown

    Top 10 ITA Showtime Countdown

    Top 10 ITA Showtime Countdown

    Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson reveals her favorite moments at the annual ITA Showtime fabric market in High Point, from introducing the new Casual Living intern to discovering a new entrant in the outdoor category who secures the No. 1 slot!

    Added June 9, 2017 | Permalink

  • Special Designer Workshops and June Highlights

    Special Designer Workshops and June Highlights

    Special Designer Workshops and June Highlights

    Get the highlights of the June Issue from Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson and Features Editor Jennifer Bringle. Then mark your calendars for two designer workshops! The first will be held at Furnitureland South on June 27, worth 2 CEUs, and another will debut at the Las Vegas Market on July 31, worth 1 CEU. To sign up, RSVP to wgoodson@casualliving.com. (Space is limited.)

    Added June 2, 2017 | Permalink

  • Pillow Talk with Designer Eddie Ross

    Talking Outdoor Trends with Designers Kelli Ellis and Eddie Ross

    Talking Outdoor Trends with Designers Kelli Ellis and Eddie Ross

    Casual dinnerware. The "softness" of outdoor design. Blurring the line from the interior to the exterior. These are just a few of the trends that renowned designers Kelli Ellis and Eddie Ross discuss with Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson.

    Added May 26, 2017 | Permalink

  • Introducing the Barclay Butera Collection for Castelle

    Introducing the Barclay Butera Collection for Castelle

    Introducing the Barclay Butera Collection for Castelle

    Renowned designer Barclay Butera talks with Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson about the inspiration behind his luxurious new outdoor collection for Castelle.

    Added May 19, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday Wienermobile

    Tour the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

    Tour the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

    In honor of National Barbecue Month, Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson meets the official "Hot Doggers" and gets a tour of the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Plus, don't miss a special announcement about a new product from Oscar Mayer.

    Added May 12, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday 05May2017

    High Point Market Top 10

    High Point Market Top 10

    The Casual Living team—Editor-in-Chief Waynette Goodson, Features Editor Jennifer Bringle and News/Online Editor Bridget Driscoll—count down their 10 favorites from the spring High Point Market. 

    Added May 5, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday Telescope

    Telescope at High Point Market

    Telescope at High Point Market

    Telescope Contract Sales Manager Matt Pisani talks trends on both the retail and contract sides with Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson.

    Added April 28, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Preview of High Point Market

    Casual Preview of High Point Market

    Casual Preview of High Point Market

    Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson and Features Editor Jennifer Bringle reveal what they’re looking forward to the most at High Point Market, from new outdoor companies and new collections, to the Exterior Design launch party and the unveiling of the Habitat for Humanity house.

    Added April 21, 2017 | Permalink

  • Charitable Pursuits

    Charitable Pursuits

    Charitable Pursuits

    Walking the runway as "Brooke Shields" as part of  the annual Restoration Place Counseling fundraiser. Building a Habitat for Humanity House timed with the April High Point Market. It’s all part of Progressive Business Media's efforts to give back to the community. Enjoy this sneak peek!

    Added April 7, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday April Issue

    Casual Friday: A Preview of the April Issue

    Casual Friday: A Preview of the April Issue

    Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson and Features Editor Jennifer Bringle give you a sneak peek at all the goodies in the April issue, from the latest in our Elements series to the annual Color Forecast.

    Added March 31, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Living Showroom Tour

    Casual Living Showroom Tour

    Casual Living Showroom Tour

    Get an inside look at our Las Vegas Market Great Outdoors Tour led by Casual Living Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson. What’s the best part? The tour was such a success that we’re resurrecting it for the High Point Market, April 22-26. If you’d like to participate in the tour, please contact our publisher John Emerick at jemerick@casualliving.com

    Added March 24, 2017 | Permalink

  • New Publication video

    Announcing a New Publication

    Announcing a New Publication

    Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson recently presented at The Merchandise Mart’s annual Outside Design Conference in Chicago. She spoke with The Mart’s Managing Director of Marketing, Beth Hicks, and revealed a new project, a luxury magazine titled Exterior Design.

    Added March 17, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday: The Top 10 HPBExpo Countdown

    The Top 10 HPBExpo Countdown

    The Top 10 HPBExpo Countdown

    Casual Living Editor in Chief Waynette counts down her favorite moments and products from the HPBExpo in Atlanta. Get your grill on!

    Added March 10, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday 03 March

    The Casual Living Florida Editor/Publisher Road Show

    The Casual Living Florida Editor/Publisher Road Show

    Publisher John Emerick and Editor Waynette Goodson hit the road in Florida, from Sarasota to Alligator Ally to Miami, checking out retailers and visiting manufacturers. Check out this video and come along on the ride! (This is your cue to take a break and get some proper road food, say Cheetos, for the full effect.)

    Added March 3, 2017 | Permalink

  • March Issue Preview

    March Issue Preview

    March Issue Preview

    Casual Living Features Editor Jennifer Bringle and News/Online Editor Bridget Driscoll give the inside scoop on the upcoming March issue, which focuses on all things grills.

    Added February 24, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday with Pride

    Exclusive Interview with New Pride Family Brands CEO

    Exclusive Interview with New Pride Family Brands CEO

    Casual Living Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson talks to new Pride Family Brands CEO Derek Ritzel about his role and the company's evolution.

    Added February 17, 2017 | Permalink

  • Merrit Damer Video

    Setting the Table

    Setting the Table

    Plates that resemble pottery and wood, only they're durable and meant for an outdoor setting? Eric Damer, principal of Merritt International, shares the magic of melamine and the new outdoor collections. Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson discovers that they're definitely not breakable.

    Added February 10, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday Feb 02

    Las Vegas Market Top 10 Countdown

    Las Vegas Market Top 10 Countdown

    Casual Living editors Waynette Goodson and Jennifer Bringle reveal what happened in Vegas, i.e. their Top 10 Las Vegas Market moments, from interesting outdoor accessories and trending colors to unique groupings and even a new collection at No. 1.

    Added February 3, 2017 | Permalink

  • Waynette at Las Vegas Market

    What Happens in Vegas . . .

    What Happens in Vegas . . .

    Gets brought to you by Casual Living. Editor Waynette Goodson talks new collections with Steve Herenlip, vice president of sales and marketing, Winston Furniture, and Mark Bottemiller, national sales manager, Ebel.

    Added January 27, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Fiday Top Ten

    The Top 10 Atlanta Market Countdown

    The Top 10 Atlanta Market Countdown

    Casual Living Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson reveals her Top 10 moments at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market—including a special tribute to a Putt-Putt Queen.

    Added January 20, 2017 | Permalink

  • Hot Trends for 2017

    Hot Trends for 2017

    Hot Trends for 2017

    Get the scoop on some of the hottest trends in retail and digital marketing from Features Editor Jennifer Bringle and Online Editor Bridget Driscoll in this week's edition of Casual Friday.

    Added January 13, 2017 | Permalink

  • Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson shares what she’s excited about in the New Year: the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Jan. 22-26, and the first-ever Casual Living Showroom Tour, plus the opportunity to sponsor Casual Friday videos—not to mention the special January Fabric Issue, in the mail now!

    Live in Las Vegas

    Live in Las Vegas

    Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson shares what she's excited about in the New Year: the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Jan. 22-26, and the first-ever Casual Living Showroom Tour, plus the opportunity to sponsor Casual Friday videos—not to mention the special January Fabric Issue, in the mail now!

    Added January 6, 2017 | Permalink