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!
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.
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!