My book launch at Drink, Shop & Do

My book launch at Drink, Shop & Do

Not long after my book published in October, I gathered a few friends and colleagues together on a Wednesday evening in London to celebrate its launch. I really wanted it to be held in one of the featured shops, and was chuffed when the lovely Kristie of Drink Shop and Do offered to host it. 

After all the hours beavering away at my computer researching, coordinating photoshoots and writing the copy it was really nice to have an evening to celebrate its completion with my nearest and dearest as well as my colleagues at Jacqui Small, some of the featured shopowners and blogger friends! Thank you so much to everyone who popped along! 

Me chatting with lovely Jeska and Katy. 

Me chatting with lovely Jeska and Katy

Fellow recently published author and 91 Mag contributor Leigh Metcalf chatting with Sonia of The Old Haberdashery. 

Fellow recently published author and 91 Mag contributor Leigh Metcalf chatting with Sonia of The Old Haberdashery

Gift wrapping extraordinaire Jane Means

Gift wrapping extraordinaire Jane Means

Susan, owner of lovely shop Loop, featured in the book.

Susan, owner of lovely shop Loop, featured in the book.

Sonia, owner of The Old Haberdashery - also featured. 

Sonia, owner of The Old Haberdashery - also featured. 

Moi.

Moi.

Me with some of the featured shopkeepers. L to R: Sonia of The Old Haberdashery, Me, Susan of Loop, Lisa of Sew Over It and Kristie of Drink, Shop & Do. 

Me with some of the featured shopkeepers. L to R: Sonia of The Old Haberdashery, Me, Susan of Loop, Lisa of Sew Over It and Kristie of Drink, Shop & Do

It was such a lovely evening, and topped off by the news that Anthropologie are stocking the book! Has anyone spotted it in there yet? I must make the trip and see it! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine ever having a book for sale in there! ;) 

Finally a massive thank you to Siobhan Watts who took all of the above photographs. Siobhan agreed to come at quite short notice to take some pics and I'm so pleased as it really is lovely to have a record of my first ever book party! :)