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Chicago Book signing with Buckingham Interiors



I have been off the book signing road for a couple months. But I kicked it back in gear to travel to my old stomping grounds: Chicago. It was such a pleasure to be hosted by Julia Buckingham and her amazing staff. First off the showroom is G_O_R_G_E_O_U_S. Did I mention I wanted everything in it? What a great place to host a party. I loved meeting everyone and the food, flowers and vino were just well picture perfect.

This thank you goes out to my girlfriends that made the trek on the train from Milwaukee (my hometown). We had such a wonderful day lunching at Ralph Lauren on Michigan Avenue.

Kathy and Marlene took such good care of me during my signing introducing me to everyone and getting me water and making sure everyone had a book. Fair to say ladies… you are coming on the road with me!


I got to see some friends from Atlanta as well, so it was a memorable highlight from my book tour.








I had a lively conversation with Joline Rivera, art director for Sweet Paul Magazine (one of my favorite publications out there!). Turns out we had a million people in common, don’t you just love when that happens?


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity and kind heart Julia! Irene, you are a gem.

Some Photos by: Brittnay Purlee

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Book Signings, Demos, and Workshops!

houston I spent last week traveling all over the country doing my final book tour dates for 2013. The first leg on my week long tour was at the Houston Design Center. I did a tabletop presentation there for the 6th Annual Deck the Tables Kick-off Party. What a party it was! I had the best time meeting everyone, it was a wonderful turnout of stylish Texans. A big thank you to all of the people that made the night such a success! dallas The second stop was at the ultra beautiful Mitchell Gold Bob Williams in Dallas. They are known for throwing really gorgeous soirees and this was no exception. The staff is really incredible and they know a thing or two about details and making an evening special. A huge thank you to everyone at the Dallas store. Much love to the Store Manager, Brian Jordan, and Ben Collins, one of the owners. It was such a great night! We showcased the White Party from my book, which looked especially at home in their stunning showroom. LOS My last stop was Los Angeles for two days of signing + workshops with Adorno Magazine (launching next year!) at the lovely Egg & Dart. Friday night was a fun signing with cocktails (my favorite) and I loved meeting some of my blogger friends. I mean, the best! Then on saturday I hosted a floral workshop inspired by Pantone’s color of the year: Orchid. There will be videos online soon. Can’t wait to share! A big, huge thank you to the entire staff of Adorno Magazine. Thank you so much for two lovely days!

Join me this saturday at noon in Atlanta at the west elm in Atlantic Station. I will be doing my very last event for the year, a floral demo where the bouquets will be for sale with the proceeds benefitting St. Jude’s Hospital. It’s a great cause and it will be a lot of fun. Hope to see you there!

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