Last night I attended the Grand Opening Eve party for the new Crate & Barrel at Fashion Place – the first store location in Utah opens today at noon. I somehow landed an invite to the exclusive little affair through work, and was lucky to take a good friend with me. We walked up the red carpet, grabbed a gift bag, helped ourselves to beverages and hors d’oeuvres, felt more important than we really were, and wandered the beautiful new store. I eyed plenty of fantastic things I’d love to take home, so I may be heading back soon. Until then, I’m happy with my free spatula and pumpkin bread mix.