Monday, October 18, 2010

True Prep and Lisa Birnbach - A preppy girl's dream day!

On Tuesday, October 12th I met High Heeled Life in the city and we made our way to Yorkville for the long awaited Lisa Birnbach book signing.  I can't even begin to describe how I was feeling...it was like my entire life was building up to this moment.

We walked into the store to find boys waiting with champers...

...and boys waiting with food!


The two ladies ahead of us chatting with Lisa.  Enlarge the photo and check out the shoes on the girl on the left.

Lisa showing us a shirt she bought that day - she was so happy the logo is tiny!

Lisa was looking at me in this photo - can't you just feel the adoration!?  Would you believe she knew of me before I got there? 
I owe someone a cocktail!

Signing books!


Cue the sophomoric screaming when we saw we were both wearing True Prep bracelets from Jewelry for a Cause!  Lisa was oohing and aahing over my Kiel James Patrick bracelet.  Kiel owes me a cocktail.

Yup.  I am keeping up high standards!

First rule of Lisa Birnbach meetings...don't mention her undergarments.


My to-do list for October 12...sip champers with Lisa Birnbach, declare orange the new black, squeal about matching jewelry and realise I've come a long way, baby.

video

When I was 14 and TOPH made it's way to me I never in a million, zillion, gazillion years thought I...*I*....little old me...would stand in front of the author, my name already dropped by someone, be told how to contact her and get a video just for my blog.  I tried to explain how it feels to the Suburban Prince...I told him it would be like meeting the biggest, baddest Maori All Black and finding out he has heard of you and he suggests chatting again. 

I now know how The Preppy Princess was feeling when she got to interview Lisa Birnbach and there really are few words to adequately describe it!  Lisa is lots, LOTS of fun, warm, charming and best of all, humble.  Speaking with her was like chatting with an old friend, she just has that kind of personality! 

I am so grateful Lisa added Toronto to her book tour - I am sorry Canadians aren't really that preppy and I wish the store had done more to promote the event.  Next time she comes here *I* will volunteer to plan the event !


Have a fabulous day!

25 comments:

EntertainingMom said...

never knew that true preps lived to my Great White North... but you, my Princess, are outsandingly preppy... and that look... I think she's thinking "who on earth is this chick?" LOL ;)

And yes, KJP definitely owes you a drink... fittingly it should be a Madras or a Cape Codder ;)

High Heeled Life said...

I was there and yes you were certainly over the moon happy and excited about meeting her!!

It was amazing to be witness to the interaction between Lisa and yourself. Definitely kinder spirits!!

Wishing you a great day!! xo HHL

Town and Country Mom said...

Congrats on such a fun meet-up! I like that LB keeps her tongue planted in her cheek and doesn't take herself too seriously.

James said...

You must have been in heaven. Thank you for sharing a delightful day.

Miss Wendy said...

So excited for you! I would love to meet her, but don't think she will make it to the Tampa area. We are not much of an enclave of prepdom here.

~KS said...

How exciting for you!!!!

CanadianPrep said...

Oh my goodness, you are so lucky! Of I wish I could have travelled to Toronto to meet her!

Skip said...

Yes! Love the commercial!
Looks like you had a blast!

Preppy Little Dress said...

AWESOME!!

Jo said...

You certainly are a Princess ~ does it count that I know you through blog land? :)

What a fabulous day!

Jo

Ruth said...

How awesome!

Carole said...

How fun for you. Thanks for sharing.

LPC said...

Congratulations!

Bethany said...

That is soooooo exciting! Looks like a great event and the picture of Lisa looking at you is fantastic. Love it!

Southern Lilly Lover said...

How darling she made that video for you!
And she is so sweet and lovely. I enjoyed meeting her and her bubbly personality is contagious!

pretty pink tulips said...

I love that you met Lisa, wearing your True Prep bracelet!!! And, I also love that adorable little video she made for you. You're a Blog Star!!!!!
xo Elizabeth

Nezzy said...

Sounds like your little piece of heaven right here on earth. I can feel your excitement in your writing. I'm thrilled, just thrilled ya got to meet your gal!

Have a marvelous day filled with warm fuzzy blessings!!! :o)

thepreppyprincess said...

Oooh, fun-fun-fun! Love the way it happened Oct. 12th! Good for you and Miss High-Heeled Life, it looks like an outstanding event. :)

Sending you a smile Miss Princess!
tp

Bella Michelle said...

How FUN! I am so jealous (in a good way, of course!). Hopefully she will make a swing through the South and I can get my books signed.

knitwit said...

I'm so glad you had a great visit!!

Preppy Sue said...

Great post! Hoping to meet her tomorrow just outside of Boston!

Screen Door Prep said...

Oh, thank you so much for sharing! How fun for you - @ least in the sea of non-preps, you got to shine. ;)

Ms. Bake-it said...

How exciting! Sounds like you and HHL had a blast! Love the autographs!

~ Tracy

Miss Janice said...

How utterly exciting for you! I bet she will be talking about the SP on the rest of her tour! :). Seriously. I bet you had fun!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

what a super fun day! I loved the first book-definitely need to pick up the latest!