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!