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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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Thank You Chicago!

August 25, 2011

I left Chicago this morning and now I’m in San Francisco preparing for my next event but I had to jump on quickly to THANK YOU CHIGAGO for such a warm and enthusiastic welcome to your city! The event was so nice and I loved how cozy everyone was on all of the beautiful sofas and chairs that Anthropologie set up for us munching snacks and listening intently to my presentation – it was such a nice group!

Thank You Chicago!

The set up, food & drinks, the mood board and “play stuff”, my signing table… everything was done with such care by the staff at Anthropologie. It was so nice to meet everyone and I’m really looking forward the San Francisco event tomorrow night! I want to thank my special guest, Nicole Balch, for speaking at the Chicago event last night and for helping me as I went through my presentation by pinning things on the board as I talked. Nicole is such a nice person, really genuine and intelligent — I am honored that I was able to finally meet her after only knowing her online for all of these years.

Thank you again Chicago for the nice welcome, a special thanks to Anthropologie, and a big hug to everyone who came to get your book signed. I had a great time and really enjoyed meeting so many of you in person. xooxo

(images: nicole balch)

 

 

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Rice for Autumn 2011

August 23, 2011

I was sent some lovely images from Rice in Denmark recently and I thought I’d post them quickly because the bright hues don’t feel like the typical Autumn colors to me at all and this is indeed their Fall collection. These vivid hues leap from the images! You can view their entire catalog online here.

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

Rice for Autumn 2011

How’s that for a Fall collection!?

(images: rice)

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Next Stop, Chicago!

August 22, 2011

Hello everyone! I’m preparing for my flight to Chicago today but wanted to pop in quickly to thank everyone for attending the Boston Decorate Workshop + Signing at Anthropologie on Saturday. It was GREAT!!! I couldn’t believe how many showed up and all of the beautiful faces in the crowd — so friendly, so encouraging and very enthusiastic about the book which was such a delight. I signed books for 2.5 hours straight without a break – I couldn’t pause for a moment – I felt so energized by everyone’s warm welcome. I will post highlights from the Boston event once I get to Chicago and settle into my hotel, but for now, I’ll leave you with this photo of some books on display in store…

Next Stop, Chicago!

My next event is in Chicago tomorrow evening (details below) and I would love to meet you! Here are the details. If you can RSVP please do, but if not, this is open to the public so it’s also okay to just stop by and say hello to me and have your book signed – Anthropologie still has them in stock but they are sold out elsewhere and currently being reprinted for the third time. YAY!

Next Stop, Chicago!

I wish you a lovely day – I’ll be back later on with Boston highlights and more!

Chicago here I come!

(image: desha peacock)

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Boston Here I Come!

August 18, 2011

Hello everyone! I’m flying to Boston in the morning to begin my US Book Tour for Decorate thanks to Chronicle Books and Anthropologie and I’m very excited and the butterflies I feel are almost as wild inside of me as before my wedding. Funny to say that, but it’s true. I’ll be blogging from the road as much as possible to share all of my impressions as I go from Boston to Chicago, then I meet Leslie Shewring and we are together in San Francisco and Los Angeles, then I’m alone again and fly to Philadelphia and finally I’ll be in New York City! I return back to Germany on September 1st and my heart is pounding in my chest – I’m so excited!

Boston Here I Come!

I will be on a plane every few days but fortunately I can stay in close touch with all of you via decor8 and with my husband and friends via Skype – he is staying home in Germany while I’m on tour but he’s really looking forward to all of my updates and told me last night how proud of me that he is and that I’ve done so much with my life and now a book tour… which is something I needed to hear because if our family isn’t proud of us then it’s hard to go forth with a good feeling don’t you think? It made me cry when he told me how he felt from his heart — and the timing was perfect because I’ve been riding a wave of emotions all week. But now I have a very excited feeling because he can’t wait to see how it goes and because my mother called and she is coming to my event in Boston and my friends are going to be there too – so with Boston as my first stop, I think I should feel comfortable and do just fine. Chronicle was clever to send me there first, it’s like they knew it would be a great city for me to kick things off in. I feel like Boston will give me a very nice welcome and I really need it because this is fun but I can’t deny how anxious I feel!

I haven’t flown on a long haul flight alone in over ten years so I’m wondering how I’ll do. I have lots of reading that I want to catch up on and my trusty iPhone apps to keep me occupied so whoever I sit near I apologize in advance for my Angry Birds obsession. I’m sure the time will go by quickly. If I have time tomorrow when I’m in Boston I’ll blog before the weekend to say hello to you again. :) Like I said, I am not disappearing for two weeks on decor8… I’m going to share everything as I go so you can be a part of it as much as possible, I know many of you don’t live even close to the cities that I’ll be in so for you, I’ll be sure to take photos and capture as much as I can. I also plan to collect as many business cards as possible so I can share those whom I’m meeting along the way with all of you so you can feel like you are meeting new people, too. I’ll also be blogging about products and interesting things that I see along the way, and I have some posts that are totally unrelated to my trip that I’ll also be sharing so you’ll have a full two weeks on decor8.

So! Let the official book tour begin… As my knees shake like it’s the first day of school all I can say is that I can’t wait to meet those of you who are coming out to my events — I’m bringing my camera so don’t be surprised if you end up on my blog, ha ha! :) You’ve been warned… :) I have to finish packing and then off to bed I go. Tomorrow is a big day!

BIG LOVE YOU GUYS! xo

P.S. Check out the Daily Candy Boston today under “Listen”. :)

P.S.S. Have you ever wanted to take a class with Leslie Shewring from A Creative Mint and from decor8’s Color Me Pretty? Here’s your chance.

(image: holly becker)

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