Last night we ended this grueling main leg of our tour in San Francisco at Pottery Barn on Chestnut Street. Competing with the Giants playoff game was tough, but we still had a great turnout and it was a wonderful way to celebrate the end of what has been the most mind-blowing, humbling and inspiring experience for me. So first and foremost, thank you to everyone who came out- those who drove hours, waited in line and spent their hard earned money on books. THANK YOU.
Also it has to be said that single men MISSED OUT on a goldmine of gorgeous, smart, stylish women at all these signings I’ve had! Andrew noticed it at our first party in Boston and it held true through the tour! A great example from last night below :)
We were a bit frazzled and forgot to take an “official” outfit shot, but this one with one of my besties from Miss Porter’s (who flew up from LA for the signing) will have to do! To “wrap” the tour, I had to go with my tried and true DVF wrap dress– this one a new sparkly sweater knit version that is also going to be perfect for holiday time! So comfy, flattering and fun (if I do say so myself). And of course, the now famous “tour shoes” which Andrew cut out of this picture (sacrilegious!)
P.S. for those asking about hair products for this look- I use a combo of L’oreal Oleo Therapy on ends and Drybar Mai Tai Salt Spray all over, let it air dray all day, then wrap sections around my fave curling iron (careful, it’s so hot- I’ve literally branded Andrew across the chest with it during an surprise bathroom burst in), then I use some Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (expensive but SO SO awesome) to muss it up a little and finish with a little Elnett for hold. :)
With some other adorable readers! You enthusiasm has slayed me, people. Slayed me.
And my fellow OG blogger Erin of Apartment34 even made her way down to say hi and celebrate. I love the old school design blogging community that was/is so supportive of each other!
So proud of this little book. :) We have three more signing opportunities coming up- in Chicago October 23rd at the fabulous Jayson Home from 5-7 (no RSVP needed) and October 24th at the new Two Penny Blue studio I helped design from 10-12 a.m. (RSVP here) and a final “victory lap” party at my favorite Boston home store Hudson on October 30th from 6-8 RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, Andrew and I are off to a luxurious night at the Ritz Half Moon Bay to reward ourselves for a successful tour. I cannot WAIT- a massage, some time by the fire pit and NOTHING to do, no planes to catch, no reason to get gussied up. AHHHHHHH. :)
Regular design-centric posts will return next week and I’ll get working on finishing up my addition so I can show you the results! :) Thanks for coming along with me on this journey!