So, we (yes we, Andrew is coming on the whole tour with me) are hopping on a train this morning heading to Manhattan to kick things off! Yesterday was an exercise in packing smartly as I’ll be gone for 11 days straight and can only bring one bag (albeit a BIG bag). So I had to choose my outfits smartly, both for travel time and events.
This is what my bedroom looked like yesterday… (click on hotspots for item info- I’ll be posting specific outfits while on tour too…)
Last night’s book launch at West Elm Fenway seriously blew my mind. Naturally, I was so nervous but the whole event so far exceeded my expectations, which anyone who knows me knows is hard to do. The team at West Elm and Moxie Agency made it the most perfect event I could have asked for. There are official pics coming soon but here are some instagrams of the night!
This moment was one many “Carrie Bradshaw” moments I had. I still feel like it was a dream…. did that actually happen?
This post has been a long time coming. Not just the nearly two year book process, but one that starts way before then. With a girl who loved reading and beautiful pictures and said “someday I want to write a book”. With a young blogger who got such a thrill from seeing her statistics say she had 75 views in one day (and knowing her Mom hadn’t been all of them). With a burgeoning writer who felt nervous about sharing personal stories and then found such joy in that sharing. With a girl who found her voice, her point of view and her vision for her life.
It all feels completely surreal to me still. It both took forever and went by in a flash, and to wake up this morning and be able to say I am officially a published author is an immense conflict of feelings- pride, fear, joy and worry. Because first and foremost I hope you readers, old and new, like it. Because I wrote it for you and because of you- which is why I dedicated the book to you. Your support, readership and conversation with me made this all possible. Without you I wouldn’t be ME. This is a long winded way of saying thank you. Thank you for helping me make this dream come true.
I can’t wait to hear what you think, and I can’t wait to meet so many of you on tour this week and next. And don’t worry, if you haven’t gotten your pre-order books will be sold at all the signing parties (and I also will have bookplates to sign too you can stick in your copy).
Here we go….
The most awesome spread in the current House Beautiful had to be the cover story- not only for it’s decor (by Hannon Douglas) but the story behind the space. This feminine beauty is not a full time residence, but rather a getaway for the mother of four whose main home is down the street. Used as a space for her to get some alone time, drink wine with friends and hold small gatherings (as well as being a guest space for visitors) I think this has to be the most amazing luxury I’ve heard of as of late. Can you imagine having a separate space from your family to just GET. AWAY. ?? Not to mention one that looks like THIS? I dunno, if it were me I might pick some extra fights with my husband just to “take a time out”. :)
I am pretty sure her kitchen uses my bathroom floor tile as the backsplash! And how about those vintage doors?