One thing I had the opportunity to do while back home in Ontario, was meet my biggest idol, Emily Schuman of the blog Cupcakes and Cashmere. She was celebrating her book, Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease, with a book signing at Holt Renfrew on Bloor St in Toronto. I happened to catch the event details on Twitter and thought, 'what are the chances?!'. I had a copy already, (pre-ordered it from Amazon back in Dec!) and had the Bf overnight it to me in order to make it in time for the event.
I had my sisters in tow as we headed downtown, (same trip as the Hudson's Bay Christmas windows), and we ventured into the beautiful store. They were holiday ready with carolers singing, free hot chocolate as you walked in from the cold, and in the area for the book signing, free cupcakes. Very appropriate.
Emily's desk was surrounded by Holt's finest cashmere sweaters, fresh flowers, and teacups.
Once it was my turn for the hot seat, I walked right up and introduced myself, as did she. We chatted for a few minutes as she signed my copy. I told her that her blog was the first blog I'd ever read, and she was genuinely thankful for that.
Emily is just a peach; So friendly, easy going and even more beautiful in person. I feel so inspired by her success and can't wait to see what's next for her! Congrats Emily!