Decorate Book Launch……….

Yesterday I met my idol!

I’ll set the scene.  A cosy little private panelled room in Liberty’s.  A few press, a few fellow bloggers, a few shop owners and Holly sitting in an armchair.  Just chatting.  In her soothing soft voice, just telling us all how Decorate the book came about and answering questions.  Hell yes, I’m starstruck!

In case there’s anyone out there who doesn’t know who Holly is (where have you been!), of course I’m talking about Holly Becker of Decor8, one of the nicest, warmest and most sincere people I’ve ever met. 

Of course the venue was perfect, and styled beautifully as you would expect…

and anyone, who is anyone (too many to mention, but you all know who you are!), came to the book signing afterwards where there was a table setting demonstration using Liberty prints and products.  But in a creative Holly way of course…

And I have to mention too, that I met my blogging friend Lise M (from Urban Style Vibes), for the first time in person too, and Leslie Shewring (from A Creative Mint) who is such an inspiration for all of us who have done the BYW e-course.

And now I’m off to lose myself in Decorate for a few hours or days…



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    Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}

    April 17, 2011

    Wow, looks like a fabulous evening! I would have been starstruck as well, how fabulous you were able to attend and take such wonderful pics for those of us unable to so that we could live vicariously through you 😉 Can’t wait to get my copy! x

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    elisa rathje

    April 15, 2011

    so lovely carol, it was a gorgeous evening. i’m sorry i didn’t get to meet you! i was awfully starstruck, despite how sweet and down to earth everyone was. x

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    April 15, 2011

    I’m so glad you had a chance to attend and thank you so much for sharing all the juicy details with those of us so far away from the action! Looks like a lovely time! Thank you!

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    hannah coleman

    April 15, 2011

    Absolutely stunning photographs carole, and beautiful blog, it was an amazing night and agree a pleasure to finally meet Holly, fellow bloggers, writers, and friends thank you for sharing and when I get all my piece finished will add to the dreamwallstyle blog, and I have pictures of you taking pictures for your blog 😉

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    April 15, 2011

    I’m a huge fan of Holly. I flew over from Ireland specifically for this event, but I’d been up since 3 that morning and by the time I got there I was absolutely shattered. It meant I didn’t get meeting half of you there, which was a real shame and a missed opportunity. Hopefully there’ll be other events in the future. Holly is such an inspiration and it was great to meet her in person. 🙂

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      April 15, 2011

      Oh that’s such a shame that we didn’t meet Jodie. There were so many people there that I didn’t even get to see some people I know! You have a very nice website btw. xx

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    chichi furniture

    April 15, 2011

    Beautiful displays, such nice colours!

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    April 15, 2011

    Hi Carole,
    What a treat to finally meet you! Thank you for doing such a nice post -I LOVE seeing your photos! I am back in LA now but will hopefully meet you all again in London sometime soon. xo

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      April 15, 2011

      Glad you like the post Leslie. It was such an honour to meet you and it would be lovely to see you again. xx

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    Mary Middleton

    April 15, 2011

    boomin brilliant, gutted I missed it. looks like it was lots of fun and very informative

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    April 14, 2011

    It was much fun and a great chance to meet so many and put faces to blogs, good photos.

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    April 14, 2011

    Wow! What a great post Carole. I was going to post my photos but yours put mine to shame ;0) I think i’ll just direct people to your lovely feature! It was a great night wasn’t it. x

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    Cynthia@Beach Coast Style

    April 14, 2011

    Hi Thanks for posting this!!! Such a fan of Holly and Leslie took their blogging class and I haven’t been the same.

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    April 14, 2011

    Beautiful pictures Carole. Still haven’t popped in to see my (very) old department in its new form. Love the Astier de Villatte jugs; still covet them! Sorry I missed such a lovely event

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    April 14, 2011

    Lucky you to have met Holly! Can’t wait to get my hands on her book!

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    Fiona Humberstone

    April 14, 2011

    Great post! I was booked to attend this but had to drop out at the last minute – thank you soooo much for sharing what I missed 😉 Love the photos of the styling

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    April 14, 2011

    What a lovely post Carole about such a great, ‘buzzy’ evening. Your photos really capture what was a very inspirational event.

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    April 14, 2011

    ahhh.. i’m so bummed that i cldn’t make it for the signing (plus my book didn’t arrive till late last night!) so thanks for posting this, will just have to live vicariously through u! yeah i read my Decorate till late night too 🙂

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    Swedish House

    April 14, 2011

    Hej Carole
    Sounds and looks like you had a fab day!
    Just waiting for my copy to arrive from Amazon… of course…but mines not signed 🙁
    LOVE PEACE enJOY your copy

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    April 14, 2011

    Greta post and photos Carole! Had such a great time mingling with everyone, what a turnout 😉


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