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My review of this year’s International Home + Housewares Show: from spiralizers to soap nuts to coffee, oh my!

The International Home + Housewares Show? Yes, please! I always enjoy attending the Show, and this year made no exception. Held in Chicago every spring, the International Home + Housewares Show brings together thousands of exhibitors from around the world, all eager to display their latest housewares products, to secure deals and to network. This is the place to be if you want to build or to consolidate your brand, to attract potential customers or to find out all about “the latest and greatest” industry trends.

To be honest, I couldn’t wait for the Show. Getting out of my stressful routine seemed like a blessing, and I was looking forward to discovering new kitchen gadgets, sampling good food, meeting old friends – and making new ones. 🙂

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Time for St. Patrick’s Day and for the International Home + Housewares Show!

It was a beautiful Saturday morning on the bank of the Chicago River, freshly dyed green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. I’d waited for warm weather for so long, and now, at last, spring was in town to stay – or so I hoped for, anyway. I left my heavy winter coat at home and drove downtown to take pictures of the river and to enjoy its beauty in the sunshine. 

I also went downtown because I wanted to visit the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show at the McCormick Place. Hamilton Beach invited myself and other fellow Chicago food bloggers to attend, and I happily accepted their invitation. Going out to enjoy the warm spring weather and getting the chance to see the latest consumer product innovations  sounded like a great way to spend my Saturday. Keep Reading