Tea With Sarah Richardson

tea with Sarah Richardson Oh. My. Goodness.  Where do I even begin?  First off,  I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.  I am starting off this week feeling very inspired and blessed.  In fact, everything still feels very surreal to me.  Meeting Sarah Richardson and touring her studio was of course a HUGE highlight of my weekend so I'd love to share it with you!

On Friday afternoon, myself and 9 other bloggers and guests arrived at Sarah's studio.  Adorned with beautiful furniture, soft floral prints and accessories, the office felt calm, serene and so very Sarah.

tea with sarah richardson

As soon as we entered, we found a table filled with name tags which were appropriately made with Sarah's new fabrics.  These were a lifesaver because the majority of us communicate via twitter so seeing people in person is much, much different than looking at twitter handles and profile pics!

tea with Sarah Richardson

tea with Sarah Richardson

We were then greeted by a beautiful table with fresh flowers, hors d'oeuvres and refreshing beverages by Pluck Teas.  I also had one a couple of Sarah's signature cocktails.  Let's just say it loosened up my nerves just a little bit.  It was delish!

Tea with Sarah Richardson

Sarah spoke candidly about her new show, Real Potential and we also got to take a look at her brand spankin' new fabric line by Kravet.  I gravitated towards the light greys and graphic prints (ha, no surprise there!).  I love how all her patterns were very classic but done in a fresh way.

(I spy with my little eye the lovely Laura and Jennifer below).

tea with sarah richardson

tea with Sarah Richardson

tea with Sarah Richardson

Tea with Sarah Richardson(photo via Pretty Purveyor)

Sarah's brand has grown so much over the last decade. She has surrounded herself with the best team and in fact, some have been with her since her humble beginnings.  Her office is constantly updated with new furniture pieces and artwork (including paintings by her 2 daughters) and we were all surprised to learn that her husband Alexander (who owns his own digital media company and designed her website), has his office on the second floor.  Now that's convenient!  Sarah is such an inspiration for me and it was amazing to get a glimpse of how her studio functions on the daily.

(photo via Sarah Richardson)

And here we are showing off our new totes from Sarah!  Thanks to the Blogpodium team and of course Sarah's team for having us.

Make sure to check back tomorrow to read a full review on my first Blogpodium experience.  I have some very exciting news to share!


Tea With Sarah Richardson and Blogpodium

tea with sarah richardson I woke up and did my happy dance this morning because guess what?  I'm going to meet Sarah friggin Richardson!  Well, not just meet her, I get to have tea with her and talk about all things design.  I can't wait to see what she's like in person with no camera's around!  My heart is literally skipping a beat as I write this.  I can't wait to see her studio, hear about her new ventures and meet some crazy talented bloggers who are just as obsessed with decor as I am.  This is going to be an amazing experience so big thanks to Sarah for including me (ha! like she's even reading this but whatevs) and also to the amazing team over at Blogpodium led by the crazy talented writer, blogger and business woman, Jen from Rambling Renovators.  She has been working her ass off for months and I can't wait to see the product of all her efforts this Saturday.  I'm sure it will be a successful event!

BlogPodium 2013

I can barely sit still thinking about all the talented people I'm going to meet.  I finally get to see all of your beautiful faces in person instead of staring at your tiny profile pics.  This is my first time so I'm not really sure what to expect and I'm a little nervous to be honest.   If you're going, please say hi if you recognize me.  I promise I'll do the same.  Also, I will probably be the shortest lady there so I'm sure you won't miss me ;)

A big shout out to these lovely ladies who took part in my #thriftedthursday series and will be in attendance tomorrow.  I can't wait to see you again or meet you for the first time:  Laura from Gracefully Searching, Tiffany from Tiffany Leigh Interior Design, Pam from Cherish Toronto, Thalita from The Learner Observer and Melissa from The Sweet Escape.  These women are talented and inspiring and all on my daily reads list!

I'm feeling very blessed today. Happy Friday everyone and have an amazing weekend! xo

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." ~Oprah Winfrey

So, I have some news...

Tea With Sarah Richardson

Is it crazy that I keep going back to the Blogpodium website just to make sure that it really says Amy?  For those of you who have no clue what I'm talking about, let me give you the details:  the lovely people from Blogpodium held a contest called Afternoon Tea With Sarah.  The task was to create a Pinterest board of your ultimate dream room and Sarah herself chooses her favourite boards and the winners get to hang with her for an afternoon!  Pretty freakin' awesome, right?

Well, it turns out Sarah liked my board because I'm one of the ten!  I'm beyond thrilled and so grateful for this amazing opportunity.  We get a chance to visit Sarah's studio, check out her new product line and also get the inside scoop on her new show.  And the cherry on top?  I get to meet some crazy talented bloggers too.  Amazing.

My dream bedroom is light and airy with touches of pink and brass.  Some vintage pieces would definitely be included since I love both french and mid-century modern.  You can check out my entire board here.

Have a great week! xo