Almost 6 months ago I made the transition from live-aboard captain/sailing instructor to a Kitchen and Bath Interior Designer. Its been a huge roller-coaster transitioning from the sailing life back to the land life... but so far it has been full of new friends and exciting opportunities.
One of the perks of designing high end kitchens and baths is that we get sent to appliance showrooms / demonstration facilities where we experience the appliances and fixtures we are specifying in our designs first hand. This includes an hors d'oeuvre exploration of their showroom, cocktail introductions / formal presentation, and a chef prepared 3 course meal made using only their appliances. Some of our favorites include Sub-zero / Wolf, Miele, and Gaggneau.