Our first trip with our Passport to Design program was one for the books! On January 21st, we all headed to various airports around the country to begin our journey to the fabulous Las Vegas! We had designers from three locations, eight in total. We were also traveling with some of the Triton Stone designer team who earned the trip through an internal rewards program.

 A limo bus awaited when everyone arrived! We all collected our luggage and made our way to the bus. I’ll spare you the pictures, but we had a great time on our way to Caesar’s Palace. After everyone got checked in, we went to our rooms to refresh and change. We then had a meet and greet at the Vista Cocktail Lounge at Caesar’s. Many of us had never met before, it was a great evening, and you know how Vegas bonds people.

On the first morning, we met in the lobby for some coffee and pastries at Brioche. We then headed to tour the KBIS show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We started walking through and exploring the different booths. The show was very crowded, which is excellent!

Our first stop was the Delta/Brizo booth, where we learned about the amazing voice-activated technology for faucets. We also got to see the bar glass rinser!

Next door, at the Brizo booth, we learned about the Invari Collection, and they showed us the new Brilliant Polished Gold finish. They also showed us the newest faucet handle options, which include Mother of Pearl, stone, and wood inserts. — So gorgeous! We then headed to Fairmont Designs, which is one of Triton Stone’s vanity vendors. They showed us the Ambassador Collection, the Charlottesville Collection, and the River View Farmhouse Collection. Everyone loved the Farmhouse Collection for its Bleach Wood finish, and the apron front sinks.

We then headed to the Kohler booth for our VIP tour and saw so many innovative and new designs. A few highlights from this booth were the Tailor Sink, which gives you the option to customize your apron front sink with tile, stone, wood, or metal. They were also showing their prolific sink, which is a larger sink with multi-level accessories. A must for a chef kitchen!

After a long day of walking around the show, we treated everyone with drinks at The Wynn, a cool Vegas spot. If you’ve never been, put it on your bucket list while you’re there! That night, we attended a dinner with Kohler at Giada’s. The dinner was delicious! We absolutely love working with Kohler.

The next morning, we had breakfast at the hotel again and headed to the show. We began in the South Hall on day two, and there was so much more to see!

Our VIP tour with Emser Tile was up next. They showed us their new Allure line, which is a designer focused line of marble mosaics. They also showed us their Link Series, which comes in pre-cut 12×18 sizes and doesn’t require any grout — perfect for a backsplash! Another cool product was called the Pacific Rim, an engineered stone that is heavily textured and spec’d for indoor or outdoor use. We really loved all the new options that Emser had to show us!

That night we had drinks at the Cosmopolitan Chandelier bar with Emser. Everyone got a chance to catch up, relax, and get ready to head home the next day. We had such an amazing trip, and we can’t wait to do it all again in New Orleans in April!

Want to join us at Coverings in The Big Easy? Learn more about our Passport to Design Program here.