Saturday, October 3, 2009

Not So Shabby

Here it is....the photo of Kelly & I with the queen of Shabby Chic, Rachel Ashwell!

Rachel was a truly lovely and humble woman who took the time to talk with everyone who was there. We spoke about the Santa Monica store we visited last year and she told us how proud she is of this book

Rachel also gave a fantastic talk mentioning the possibilities of opening a shop in Notting Hill and how she would consider a supermarket line like she does with Target in the US so keep your fingers crossed!

We'd also arranged to meet the wonderful Tcakes who came armed with cupcakes for us from the newly opened Lola's Bakery! It was lovely to meet a fellow blogger and we all enjoyed a lovely meal chatting away I hope to do it again soon

For more Shabby Chic-ness you may be interested in these posts:

My trip to Shabby Chic Santa Monica
My trip to Shabby Chic New York
Daily Mail Article

I hope you're having lovely weekends - isn't it windy today!

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  1. You both were beautiful! (and Mrs Ashwell too, of course)
    Glad you enjoyed your shabby chic afternoon and cupcakes' evening!
    Have a fantastic weekend :0
    P.S.Miss green is done..phew! ;0

  2. how totally fabulous! I am so envious. I'd have loved to have met Rachel, but with a 3 year old rascal taking up all of my time, it wasn't possible. Still. Am loving her latest book, and ooh, fingers, eyes and toes crossed in hope that Shabby Chic may open here. How gorgeous would that be!

    I've met several blog friends (I met one for the first time at my wedding, almost 5 years ago), and it's always wonderful to meet up. YOu already know so much about each other that it's like meeting up with an old friend.

    Enjoy your weekend :o)
    p.s, just loving your blog!

  3. Oh yes my cup of tea, you and Kelly looked nice and relaxed, wish I could have been there x

  4. Great that you even had a chance to talk to her AND that she considers a supermarket shabby chic line in the UK. Now you are enjoying the book everybody's talking about I suppose, what is your opinion?
    Have a great weekend, Victoria!

  5. What a lovely afternoon! Great photos too x

  6. FANTASTIC!!!! how lovely to meet the queen of Shabby Chic and Cupcakes to boot!!
    Sounds like a perfect day hun x
    Annie x

  7. Sounds like you had a great time and what a gorgeous photo of the 3 of you!
    I don't mind the wind it's the damn rain that got me earlier. Can't hold an umbrella because of pushcahir, can't stand hoods so I think i'm going to have to get one of those sexy granny rain hats that tie under the chin ;).
    Hope you're having a good weekend hun
    Beki xxx

  8. What great photo's especially the cushion with the crown on it. It was very windy up here today and we had rain my brolly blew inside out (sob sob) and I got wet haha Lucey x

  9. You put the captal H back into home, WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL CUSHIONS!Laura Ashley is our neighbour!Please, please visit our Dear Diary 5 day event on October 5th
    8am UK time,guest bloggers, interviews, fabulous giveaways and spread the word among all the women you know!We look forward to seeing you very much!! Sharon xxoo

  10. Bet that was a lovely feeling meeting her in the flesh! Isn't she stunning!

    Loving the pic of you and your friend, you all look gorgeous.

    Mmmm, a RA line with Matalan or something would be nice!! Here's hoping ;o)

  11. aww look so pretty! love the couch! oh and the pillow with the pink stripes and crown! big hugs


  12. You and Kelly are always going on such lovely outings. Sounds like you had a ball!


  13. Sounds like you had a great time - lucky thing!

  14. How exciting!
    Hope she does bring a supermarket range here!

  15. Oh how fabulous Victoria! Lovely photo's. Very exciting.

  16. Looks like you had a fab time and cupcakes too, wnderful.
    Sophie xxx

  17. Looks like you had a great time! Nice to meet up with other bloggers too... Yes,let me know what you think of the books,

    Priscilla x

  18. sounds like a great day :-)

    mucho jealous of the cupcakes! I am having a STARVING day... not sure why I am so hungry?!

    Rose XXX

  19. How lovely! Great piccie of the three of you. Sounds like a wonderful day. I love that armchair! Cheers for sharing. Xx

  20. Hello Victoria
    Lovely picture of the 3 of you. Most envious! She does seem like a very nice lady. You must have had a fabulous time. Enjoyed your links!!!
    Glad you had a good time
    Isabelle x

  21. je viens de recevoir ce livre,
    et j'adore!


  22. Looked like you had a wonderful time! Lucky you! Suzie. x

  23. OMG how cool! I wish her well and U.S stores!!! Now is it me or do you two look related??? And I want that white sparkly jacket she had on!!! Awesome! Love,Lori P.S Did I ask if you could make a wedding wishes tag for Noelle's wedding?

    You know how jealous I am don't you!!!
    What an absolutely adorable photo of the 3 of you.
    *eek* very exciting at the news of a shop here & a budget line too, fantastic!!!!
    Thanks for sharing your fab experience with us all.


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