Casco Antiguo, San Felipe
Panama City, Panama
This might be Friday the Thirteenth, but it not to worry, there is far too much excitement in Casco Viejo from the CasaCor Panama 2008 event that we don’t have time for superstitions. Most of our events run over a weekend, CasaCor started on Monday and will close on 13 July, which falls on a Sunday. Sixty seven professional designers are participating. I happen to walk inside the former high school Antiguo Colegio Javier, where the event is taking place, on Monday morning. Workmen were everywhere, hammering, hanging, cleaning, installing as decorators scurried about arranging their spaces. Amazing how things can be pulled together when there is an inflexible deadline. And such was the case opening night. Wednesday night, I attended a cocktail party by one of the sponsors. I couldn’t believe this was the same place. Everything was in order. Room after room offered idea after idea. I was picking up business cards right and left. The Antiguo Colegio Javier, neglected for years, has a new look for the next five weeks. Don’t miss this event if you’re in Panama. I’m going back again; it was too much to take in on a single visit.