Wednesday, October 22

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I should be asleep right now, but instead I am wide awake! Jet lag is terrible. My two favorite definitions of jet lag are (1) When you arrive and your luggage is in better shape than you are; and (2) Nature's way of making you look like your passport photo. Right now both definitions describe me pretty well.

I am thrilled to be back home in Scotland and I am looking forward to joining my husband in Edinburgh today. We are staying at one of our favorite hotels and having dinner at Khushis, Edinburgh's first Indian restaurant. No trip to Edinburgh is complete with out a side trip to Harvey Nichols, lucky for me it's a stone's throw from the hotel.


If only there were some way to magically transport myself back and forth between two continents, life would be so much easier. It just so happens that I am missing three great parties in NY and LA. Darn! Had I known about these events when I booked my ticket back in August I would have stayed on for a few more days.

Yesterday was breakfast with Charlotte Moss to introduce her latest China pattern with Pickard (Espalier); tonight Nathan Turner is hosting a party in honor of Carolyne Roehm's new book A Passion for Blue & White at his store in LA; and next week Becca Cason Thrash is hosting a launch party at The Carlyle for PaperCity's new book Domestic Art. Becca Cason Thrash! I have always wanted to clink a cocktail with Becca, although the stress of what to wear would probably do me in for a year.



Nathan has promised to send me photos and I will post them for all to see. Oh how I would love to meet Carolyne! I can't wait to add this book to my GROWING library. If I get photos from the other events I will post them as well.

Postscript: Please forgive any typos. Also, someone recently posted a comment about going to Edinburgh and I accidentally rejected the comment instead of posting it. I am so sorry. Please post again.

13 comments:

Anne said...

I am glad you made it home safely. I know it would be great to attend these parties, but take comfort in the fact you are on the invite list! There is always a silver lining. :-)

Anonymous said...

I like the new layout. Have fun at Harvey Nics.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Anne. You are always quick with a kind word!
xoxo

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you anonymous. I'm sure I will have fun, the Champagne manicures at HN are always a treat!!

Jay said...

I WANT that Carolyne Roehm book!

Karena said...

Ronda, have a great time in Scotland. Loved your comment on your passport photo, my last one for just awful.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Clink a cocktail! My new favorite phrase. I'm not worried about your party invites as I bet your mailbox will continue to be full to overflowng.

ALL THE BEST said...

Isn't that great Mrs. Blandings! I love it too - Clink a Cocktail - it has such a great ring!

Oh, I do hope you are right. My mom and dad, who want us to move back to the States, keep jokingly telling me that I am going to be taken off all of the invitation lists if I keep missing parties. I think it's their way of try to get me to come back home! :-)

ALL THE BEST said...

Karena,
My passport photo is not too bad, but my drivers license in another story!!

{ Becca } said...

So glad you're home safely!

I hope you had a wonderful trip, and that your jet lag goes by the wayside soon!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ah. The Glasshouse.

I gave you a wee shout out on my blog the other day. I do love visiting here. Best.

katiedid said...

I bet it is good to be home. There is sonething about one's own home!But the parties do sound fabulous and, yes, it must be so nice to be on the "A" bloggers list!!

hJm said...

Received this evening....

Hello Everyone,


We are busily preparing for the launch of my 9th book "A Passion for Blue and White" on the 28th October and I wanted to let everbody know that Archivia Books will be hosting a book signing to celebrate the launch of the book. I've listed all the necessary information below.

The signing is on the 28th October 2008, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Archivia Books is located at 993 Lexington Avenue (between 71st and 72nd Street), New York City.

We're just putting the finishing touches on our Fall/Holiday CR Style which will be ready early next week. As well as a wonderful new collection of Holiday papers and adorable pet products. We'll let you know by email as soon as it's all available.

Enjoy the last glow of Autumn and skip through the leaves!