Last night I attended a book signing for 'Barry Dixon Interiors' right near my office at the Georgetown 'Waterworks' store with my good friend Loda. Above is a picture of me with the designer,Barry Dixon, on the right and the author, Brian Coleman, on the left. Barry is TALL, ladies and gentlemen.
A photo of Mr. Dixon signing copies of his book. A lot of work goes into 'small' events like this and I thought I would show you the workings of a party!The event was held on the 2nd floor of Waterworks, these BEAUTIFUL lilies were at the top of the steps to greet us. The entire store had beautifully scented candles lit throughout creating ambiance.
A bar was set up with a selection of drinks in an out of the way location. Notice the white jacket on the server -very nice!
This ratatouille was one of the passed hors d'eurves -it was DELICIOUS! The caterer showed me where in the back room they were setting up trays to pass. YUMMY!! There were probably 4 people passing trays and 1 plating up in the back. Piles of the book were waiting to be bought and signed. I was good and saved my money - sorry Barry!Next to the books were the 'swag bags' but I must say waterworks cheaped out! All we got was a catalog of their products (which I already have), an outdated tile sample (not even large enough to use as a coaster) and a TINY free sample of the yummy Molton Brown gingerlily showergel. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but it seemed a bit cheap. I guess they spent all their budget on the BEAUTIFUL engraved invitations. Oh well, the book is fantastic however, check it out if you haven't seen it yet! Beautiful photographs of Barry Dixon's work and great writing to boot!
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