The NERLEI Award


the NERLEI Award

Yesterday, while in Portugal, CEO David Gebhart received a prestigious award from the NERLEI Association.


Global Views was nominated for this award by ALL the factories we work with in Portugal, and recognized for having worked with numerous Portuguese factories for over 19 years, contributing to the creativity, economy and working lives of the community.


A celebratory dinner followed with all in attendance overlooking the city of Leiria – on top of a hill – with the original stone-walled fort in the background.


To be recognized by such a prestigious organization is quite an honor.


Cheers to David and Global Views!


Global Views Company Meeting in Dallas


This week, the company flew in employees for an action packed Global Views Company Meeting in Dallas. A thoughtfully considered agenda unfolded as the event progressed, with fun surprises along the way, designed to Expand Your View– and it most certainly did. partners-address

The first evening began with a welcome dinner at Kenichi. On the following morning, partners David Gebhart, Frederick Rayner, and Lois Del Negro addressed the employees on the Past, Present & Future of Global Views and Studio A Home. Spoiler Alert: it is all very exciting…

Mel Robbins, Ted Talker, CNN correspondent, best-selling author, challenged the company with her interactive keynote presentation on How To Expand Your Career, Your Territory & Your Life, In 5 Seconds Flat

Julia Buckingham Keynote Speaker, Global Views Company Meeting

The afternoon keynote speaker was Julia Buckingham – who shared her perspective of design and
decorative arts through the ages, offering visuals of how this evolution relates to current design styles.


Paris Winn, Operations Administrator, walked us through the life of an order. The presentations continued into peer learning, which were insightful to say the least. Quite a bit of knowledge lies within this talented group, which was shared freely through helpful, informative and amusing presentations.

The group headed to take over the entire Oak Restaurant for dinner, where Josh conducted an awards ceremony for the sales team. Drumroll….

Outstanding Sales Team Professional:

Johnathan Graubart


Highest Average Order:

Gabriella Moeller


1) Highest Number of New Accounts &

2) Peer Vote- Best Team Player &

3) Most Likely To Be Late:

Angelique Wade


1) Highest Percentage Sales Increase, &

2) Rookie of the Year:

Amy Haley


1) Most Accepted Orders Written &

2) Best Laugh:

Kris Robinson


Outstanding Inside Sales Professional:

Rebecca Sparling


Outstanding Showroom Professional:

Tess Siebert


Best Hair:

Linda Northcutt


1) Most Caffeinated &

2) Worst Comedian:

James Bertelsen


Best “Color Days” Wardrobe:

Brandon Seacord


Best Supporting Teammate:

Aaron Folmar


On the last day of the conference, the employees, armed with brand new personalized leather journals, took a field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art for a private tour, a group challenge, and lunch in the Founders Room -with continued fun surprises.


Frederick, David, Lois, and Josh know how to throw a conference. The employees are an incredibly talented group who are understandbly proud to work for Global Views. Next gathering: High Point Market. Stay tuned…

Our picks for off the Strip Eats in Las Vegas #lvmkt

Going on 16 days, a few of us are practically Las Vegas residents at this point. Needless to say, we have had a lot of time to try different restaurants. Here are some of our top picks:

Lotus of Siam– Thai food, and some if the best in the country we might add!! We found this E20-598 one a coup,e years ago in the AmericanWay magazine. Definitely worth the trip!! Be sure to order the Thom Kha

Lindo Michoacan– Mexican food. If it is your birthday they give you a shot of tequila, but the find is why you should visit this off the strip spot

Orchids Garden– Sunday Dim Sum anyone? We thought so. This place
251-502 is amazing. Our faves were the spinach shrimp dumplings and the dandelion greens.

Triple George– Grill and Steak house. This is fun and easy if you are headed downtown. Off 3rd street and Not in a casino, you will be pleased with the selection here. After you eat, go check out the Freemont St. Experience. Or for some local haunts, head to Don’t Tell Mama for some AMAZING singing or The Griffin for a Hipster Harry Potter vibe.

The Arts Factory Bar + Bistro-Tapas, pizza, other eats. We LOVE this place. So much so That we have gone back 3 times. It is on the corner of Charleston and CasinoCenter. The food is sooo delicious, and fresh. Our favorites are: Sea boat scallops, Mac + cheese, Garlic Pollo and the Cuban Panini. Their tropical ice tea is a custom blend for them and super refreshing. The Arts Factory also has some pretty great galleries and events going in all the time, so be sure to check the event calendar out as well.

Frederick’s Food Friday- Tamarind Seed

One of our favorite restaurants to eat in Atlanta is Tamarind Seed. The Thai food is pretty amazing. Here are a few of our favorite dishes, should you decide to go this weekend while you are at market! Clockwise: Choo best over the counter viagra Chee Salmon, Pla-Khew-Whan, Jumbo Shrimp cialis4saleonline-rxstore and Sea buy generic cialis online safely Scallop; Larb- Kai; Spicy Lamb with Basil. The coconut cake is a positively absolute must have. And if you are like us, you will ask at the beginning of the meal just make sure they have a piece (or 3) to set aside for you. **stay tuned for our food and other suitcase chronicles while we are in Vegas the next couple weeks!!**

Frederick Food Friday- Chicken Picata

Just because we are in Atlanta, Frederick graciously still1Z1-871 cooks. Last night we dined Al Fresco on Chicken Piccata. He served dinner with cappelini and a sautéed veggie medley. You can follow his easy Chicken Piccata recipe below.


2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied and then cut
212-055 in half, pounded thin
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
All-purpose flour, for dredging
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup marsala wine
1/4 cup brined capers, rinsed
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 3 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add 2 pieces of chicken and cook for 3 minutes. When chicken is browned, flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to plate. Melt 2 more tablespoons butter and add another 2 tablespoons olive oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add the other 2 pieces of chicken and brown both sides in same manner. Remove pan from heat and add chicken to the plate.

Into the pan add the lemon juice, marsala wine and capers. Return to stove and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan for extra flavor. Check for seasoning. Return all the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove chicken to platter. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley.