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2011

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New! Amy Butler Knits

September 2, 2011

Fall is coming whether we’re ready or not! I’m quite excited about it this year since I can’t wait to wear skirts and colored tights again. I also love all of the Autumn festivities in Germany and Europe in general. Do you love to knit? That’s such a great Fall hobby though it’s a good idea to get started on projects now so you can cuddle up with them in the cooler months ahead.

New! Amy Butler Knits

Everyone knows I’m a fan of Amy Butler! I’m willing to bet you are too. Did you know that she now has a brand new collection for those who love to knit? From fashion accessories to the home, you can find lots of patterns and yarns in Amy’s favorite colors to create your very own piece. This new collection with Rowan Yarns is Amy’s first collaboration with a favorite English designer of hers, Erika Knight!

New! Amy Butler Knits

“The collection includes knitted and crochet designs from throws, cushions and chair covers to super stylish accessories as a slouch beret, multi colored scarf, gloves and cabled socks. The garments are a mix of key pieces including simple cables, stripes and a show stopping crochet skirt.”

New! Amy Butler Knits

New! Amy Butler Knits

New! Amy Butler Knits

New! Amy Butler Knits

New! Amy Butler Knits

New! Amy Butler Knits

New! Amy Butler Knits

New! Amy Butler Knits

New! Amy Butler Knits

Her yarn is 100% merino wool with a chainette structure and the color palette is selected from her Soul Blossoms fabric collection so that the two can coordinate beautifully together so that you can mix fabric and yarn effortlessly in your projects.

Enjoy!

(images: david butler of amy butler design)

Books + Magazines, Events + Markets

Thank you New York City!

September 2, 2011

I love New York! I know, I know… everyone says that but it’s so true. For me though it goes beyond the extraordinary city itself — I think the people make it so special. My final stop was in the big apple on my US Book Tour for Decorate sponsored by Chronicle Books and Anthropologie and it was a m a z i n g. I saw so many dear readers and online friends, it was such a great evening! I have to thank my special guests, Marcia & Paul Zia Priven. I also want to thank Vicente Wolf for stopping by, it was so nice to see him!

Thank you New York City!Barb Blair from Knack Studios

I was flattered beyond words that the event was packed – for an author doing a book signing… that’s the ultimate and especially since I went through so much to be there between canceled flights and trains due to the hurricane. Having a full house was confirmation that my efforts paid off beyond my expectations so THANK YOU New York City for welcoming me with a giant hug and for supporting Decorate.

Thank you New York City!

Top: Grace Kang from Pink Olive / Bottom: Raina Kattelson from A Stylist’s Life.

Thank you New York City!

Top: Melissa de la Fuente from Melissa Loves /  Middle: Kristen Appenbrink from Real Simple / Bottom: Marcia & Paul Zia Priven from Zia Priven Lighting.

Thank you New York City!

Top: Anna Dorfman from Door Sixteen / Bottom: Samantha Hahn of Samantha Hahn Illustration.

Thank you New York City!

Thank you New York City!

I can’t wait to return to NYC in the future to see everyone again!

A special thanks to Michelle Verdugo for planning a special night out after the event at both The Yard followed by Lucky Strike (loved!). Also a big hug to Nichole Robertson, Michelle Ward, Michele Varian, Amy Atlas, Christina Batch-Lee, Elizabeth Bauer (her home is in the book!), Brooke Hagel and the many, many others who were so extra sweet to me and went out of their way to make me feel at home.

WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK TOUR IN THE USA! I’m so happy that I had to chance to be sponsored by Chronicle and Anthropologie to do this – a real dream come true. Meeting everyone in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Philly and NYC was an honor. xoxo

BY THE WAY: My white balance was off – my hair is not green, I swear! xo

(images: some are mine, others unsure since so many great people took over my camera and helped me out. Thanks everyone!)

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New York City Here I Come!

August 30, 2011

Whew! My book tour in the U.S. is coming to a close now and the last stop is New York City and I’m super excited about it! Tonight was the Philly event and it was really nice – I was so glad that I made it up after my flight canceled, train canceled and my glass shower door at my hotel fell off its hinges and trapped me in the shower – LOL – my goodness, right!? Total drama. But I made it to my event! Yay! I want to thank Kate from the Anthropologie Visual Display team at the home office for being my special guest – she did such a nice job presenting. I’ve known her for 5 years so it was great to see her again as well. She is the lady behind one of my favorite blogs called This Love Forever so please visit her blog!

New York City Here I Come!

New York City Here I Come!me posing near a big poster they had made in-store for my event. :)

New York City Here I Come!

Thank you all for coming tonight and on Tuesday night I’ll be in New York City for an event at Anthropologie in Soho. It’s going to be really nice to connect with the New York crowd!!!!

Date: Tuesday, August 30th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: Anthropologie, 375 W Broadway (Soho)

SEE YOU TUESDAY NIGHT NEW YORK CITY!!!! Weeee!!!!!

 

Travel

Next Stop, Philadelphia!

August 28, 2011

Hello everyone! The LA event was excellent – I had so much fun! I want to thank my two special guests, interior design extraordinaire Betsy Burnham of Betsy Burnham Design and Instant Space along with stylist/photographer Leslie Shrewing for being such great speakers – they did such a great job and to meet Betsy was a total dream come true for me as I’ve followed her for years. A big thanks to all who came out to meet me – it was great and I loved all of the warmth and enthusiasm in the room. An extra big thanks to the ladies who took me out afterwards too —  you know who you are, and it was totally sweet of you.

Next Stop, Philadelphia!

Okay, so! I thought I was stranded in Los Angeles since my flight to Philadelphia this morning had been canceled and I couldn’t get another flight over to the east coast or even Chicago until September 1st. This scared me so I kept talking to the airlines (United) and they were THE BEST – I am forever a United Airlines fan after this experience… I explained that I was on a book tour, I just had taken multiple flights with them, and to pretty please help me get to the east coast. After at least an hour on the phone, the manager told me he could get me to Washington, D.C. because there was one open seat and that they wouldn’t charge me a dime extra. Thrilled, I took the flight, and was seated in Economy Plus which was such a huge seat and extra comfy… and I  found a hotel in D.C., bought an Amtrak ticket and here I am! I’m on the east coast and I’m READY to finish my book tour on schedule. YAY!

Tomorrow I’ll be on a train to Philadelphia in the afternoon and though I’m cutting it close, I’ll be ready for all those coming to the event in Philly! I have a special guest who I know you’ll love and lots of people are coming from Anthropologie headquarters so I’m very excited to meet everyone and be a part of such a fun event. After Philadelphia I’ll be taking the train to NYC to wrap up my book tour, flying home on August 31st. I can’t believe it’s almost over — I’ve had SO MUCH FUN.

See you in Philadelphia – the details are shown above, I can’t wait to meet you guys!

(image: anthropologie)

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Thank you, LA!

August 27, 2011

Last night was my book signing and mood board demo at Anthropologie at The Grove and it went so, so well. I had a really good time and loved meeting everyone so thank you for coming out despite how amazing the weather was and that it was scheduled at a rough time given LA rush hour. For those of you who couldn’t make it, the event was just great and I met lots and lots of wonderful people. I want to especially thank Betsy Burnham for speaking (she is so amazing) and sharing her mood boards and process as well as Leslie Shewring for talking about how she maintains her creative side despite being a busy mother. It was really fun to speak alongside of these very talented and creative ladies.

Thank you, LA!

NOTE: My flight to Philadelphia was canceled due to the hurricane so I’m not 100% sure that I’ll make it to Philadelphia in time for the Monday night signing, but we’ll see if the weather cooperates and I’ll definitely keep everyone posted here on decor8 so you know for sure whether or not my Philly stop is still on schedule for Monday evening. Until then, I’m going to go out and enjoy warm + sunny LA today and I wish all of my dear friends on the east coast a nice weekend, I know it’s pretty stressful over there currently with the hurricane and I hope you stay safe and sound.

(image: Lindsey Sherrod)

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Meet Me Tonight in LA!

August 26, 2011

The San Francisco event last night was amazing! A big hug to Lorraine and Peter first of all, from Chronicle, for being so awesome and helpful (love you guys!) and next a big thanks to Anthropologie who put on quite a gorgeous event for Decorate! I’m off to the airport now to catch a flight to LA so tonight you can meet me at The Grove from 6:30-7:30 so stop by and say hello, get a copy of Decorate (they are sold out online and in most stores), and I’ll sign your book and you can meet and mingle with my special guests and others who are coming by to join me. I am really looking forward to this evening so I’ll see you all in LA!

Meet Me Tonight in LA!

THANK YOU SAN FRANCISCO for such a mega welcome to your city – I felt so honored to meet all of you.

(image: anthropologie)

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