Thank goodness it's Friday because I'm exhausted -- but in the best possible way! This has been one of those weeks where I've hardly had a moment to pause or breath. So, if you'll indulge me for a moment, I'd love to share as I met some pretty amazing people in the last few days...
Last Saturday the fantastic team at Pottery Barn invited me to a private event with the one and only Nathan Turner, legendary tastemaker to the stars! He showed us how to make beautiful tabletops for weddings and entertaining using Pottery Barn's great selection of vases, vessels, and more. Of course he was nothing but delightful and we had a blast! Miss Alaina was also there, which always makes an event that much more fun :) On Monday, she and I are partnering with Pottery Barn for a fantastic giveaway, so stay tuned for your chance to win!
Nathan Turner on Saturday? How could it get better than that? But wait, it does. I met Nate Berkus on Wednesday! Jess scored hard-to-get-your-hands-on tickets to a show test taping at Harpo Studios here in Chicago and invited Alaina and I to go! As you all know The Nate Berkus Show premieres in the fall and the design world has gone crazy with anticipation. To top it off, we somehow got hand picked to sit in the front row. Yes, that means we got to chit chat with the personable and cute Nate during takes and shake his hand a gazillion times as they kept retaping his entrance and exist from the stage. Pure bliss! Delicious Mexican food and margaritas followed with the girls :)
Then, this coming Sunday a day I've been waiting for a long time is finally here. You may remember me saying I was preparing my home for a photo shoot. Well, it's finally happening! I'm so excited I can't hardly wait! Of course I still feel like I could teak a few things, but in the world of decorating, that is a never ending process. A home is never finished in my book. I won't be able to show the pictures right away because Emily, the photographer, and I have a few ideas of what we'll be doing with them first, but I thought I'd keep you all in the loop for now!
And lastly my loves, this is just a small glimpse of what my whirlwind summer is going to be. You see, I actually have some pretty big news to share, in fact so exciting for me I'm practically bursting at the seams with desire to tell all of you. But I have to wait just a little longer before I'm able to reveal. But what I can say is you'll be the first to know!
Sending lots of love your way...
*images via Anna Williams Photography