Lately, I’ve been going to a lot of author readings, signings, and events around New York City. Although I’ve been pretty bad about blogging and uploading pictures of said events, I’ve been having an absolute blast meeting awesome authors, publicists, editors, and fellow book bloggers!
First of all, I want to express to you all how talented and wonderful Bianca truly is. This was the second time I met her and she is just an absolute doll! Not only is her fashion sense impeccable and vintage fabulous, her sweet-nature and enthusiasm for her book make her so much fun to hang out with! She is currently writing the follow-up to The Time-Traveling Fashionista, the second book in a hopefully long series of books!
Pictured: Bianca, me, and two writers from Travel & Leisure
Secondly, The Inn at Irving Place was the perfect venue for the event. As soon as I walked into this hidden gem, I felt as though I was magically transported back into time. The furniture is antique and gorgeous, each piece speaking volumes.
As an added bonus, the gorgeous illustrations by Sandra Suy that are featured in Bianca’s book were blown up and displayed around the tea salon:
As if that weren’t enough, they served us delicate finger sandwiches, scrumptious scones with clotted cream, and the most delicious jasmine tea. Yum!
The ambiance was absolutely spot-on for the novel, which is about a 12-year-old girl named Louise Lambert who is transported back in time via a powdery pink gown.
[Please note: my review of the The Time-Traveling Fashionista is forthcoming. Since the book is technically "middle grade," I've decided to have my 11-year-old sister read and review the book with me as a guest post. And well, let's face it, fifth grade is hard, so we're working on the upcoming review(s) one day at a time!]
Luckily, I was able to snag a *signed* copy of the The Time-Traveling Fashionista plus two fashionista luggage tags to giveaway to you all! There will be two winners: one winner of the book and a tag, and one winner of just a luggage tag.
This giveaway is US only and ends on May 31, 2011. [THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED]
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