|Annie, a sneak peek at your delivery full of foodie goodies|
Blogging is a lot like exchanging gifts. You give a little; you get a little.
When Annie from Take a Bite sent me brownies, this transaction was very tangible; but, swapping comments, stories and inspired thoughts online can be just as satisfying.
That satisfaction was still elevated when I was able to thumb through the text and feel the photographs in Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings & Effortless Style.
I told you I read it in full on the way back to Austin from the Dallas signing. What I didn't tell you is that I gave a lot of thought as to what prompted me to take this last minute trip. It must be more than a signature or a savory cup of sweet potato soup at Number One. Though these were both draws!
While reading Chapter One, entitled 'Finding Beauty In The Details,' I got my answer:
"For as long as I can remember, I've sought out--and delighted in--beauty in the details. As a little girl, I collected stacks of binders full of images that inspired me"
"Me too!" I thought to myself, recalling ripping up NYLON magazine and tearing pages from Teen Vogue. I'd curate boards and keep the cut-outs in a chest at the foot of my bed, a treasure trove of paper beauty.
Those tangible tears led me here: to Bridget's Own Diary dot blogspot dot com. It's grown and matured in a lot of the same ways I have. Simply scroll to watch this evolution unfold or read Camille's discovery I have also found:
"As I got older, I discovered that beauty could...best of all [be found] in the moments shared with my family and friends that left me feeling cherished and cared for."
|At the MADISON Dallas signing with Camille & former Camille Styles intern, Mary Kate|