Last week I had two of the most amazing days that are sure to be highlights of my year! My sweet friend, Ronda Rice Carman of All The Best Blog, and her sister, Marilyn, came in town to stay with me for a couple of days while we celebrated the release of her book, Designers At Home – Personal Reflections on Stylish Living.
Jan Showers and Kimberly Whitman hosted a lovely high tea, champagne and book-signing at Jan’s glamorous showroom in the Dallas Design District.
A visit to Jan’s showroom, filled with soothing colors and her timeless collection of furnishings, is a treat in itself; but the icing on the cake were the long-awaited copies of Ronda’s book. Personally, I haven’t been able to put it down! (You can find my Amazon review here) This is a book that anyone with an appreciation for design must have in their library. I love that it’s the size of a hardback novel so I can take it to bed with me for some late-night reading and throw it in my tote to read over a lunch break. It’s absolutely delicious in every way, so order your copy here now!
After the book-signing event, we all headed to the exclusive Preview Party for Dwell With Dignity’s Thrift Studio and the volume was pumped up a notch as we shopped to the beats of DJ Lucy Wrubel. This was the place to be and be seen in Dallas on Thursday night! What a blast! I’m happy to say that I snagged one of the mirrored bedside tables in the Lucy Wrubel/Peacock Alley vignette shown above. What a steal at $95!
I totally lost my sense of “blogger responsibility” and didn’t take pictures. There were many photographers there, so I’m hoping that I’ll get to share more pictures of both events soon on my Facebook page so check back often!
Be sure to stop by Thrift Studio soon! They brought in new products from their warehouse after the party, so you’re sure to find a great deal! This pop-up shop will remain open through May 18th and you can find all of the details about location and shopping times here.
My favorite restaurant in the Dallas Design District is Oak. This was a perfect spot to celebrate the success of Ronda’s book and a smashing Thrift Studio opening! The food and service was divine, but the iPhone skillz of the waiter were lacking, as this was the result…
The next morning, Ronda and I decided that restaurants should use putting their waiters through iPhone picture-taking workshops as a marketing tool…. Just a thought…
I know you can’t really make anyone out, but Marilyn Rice Poole, Rob Lee, Amy Lambert Lee, Shelly Rosenberg, Denise McGaha, Ronda Rice Carman, me, Dana Pugh, Brad Clifford and his mom, Anita Taylor were all there and it was a night to be remembered!
I’m so very thankful for creative friends that inspire me and make my life so colorful! XO to you all!