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Meeting Emily

9 Dec

Hello!!

I met Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere at her in-store appearance & book signing on Saturday at Holt Renfrew, and it was a great success. I had such a good time, and left even more excited than when I had arrived. Alongside my good friend Simone, we were able to get there about an hour early, get assigned a number from the event co-ordinator on the 3rd floor in the cashmere department, and browse around before getting into a line to await Emily’s arrival. With intricate details such as porcelain teacups, a Victorian-style frame as a backdrop, paired with retro style chairs & a pop of tangerine color – the atmosphere was perfect. Add a few Prairie Girl cupcakes to the mix and us girls were in heaven. (I was anyways, their cupcakes are amazing!)

I am so inspired by Emily, and the success that has come from her site. The dedication she has for her followers and fans really came through as she spent a few minutes with each of us to thank us for coming out and answering any questions we had for her. It was a bit intimidating thinking of what I wanted to say to her. I didn’t want to be redundant and tell her what I assumed everyone else was telling her which was “Hi Emily, I LOVE your blog!”, haha. I did let her know that she was and continues to be a big inspiration to both Julie and myself, and asked her advice on how we can improve, maintain and sustain a successful blog. Her advice was to keep a very clean looking site, with great photos, relevant content, and remember to have fun. I think we can all agree on said advice, right?

A big thank-you to Holt Renfrew on Bloor for hosting this event. It was beautifully executed, and all the staff, as usual, were very accommodating. I am smitten with Emily’s book. I think it’s the perfect gift for any stylish girl on your Christmas list this who loves to entertain, enjoys a good desert, an even better cocktail, and some fab d-i-y projects. (I’m lookin at you pg.152!) 😉

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Cupcakes and Cashmere at Holt Renfrew!

2 Dec

Save the date!

Emily Schuman of the well renown blog “Cupcakes & Cashmere” will be at Holt Renfrew Bloor St. on Saturday.December.8th at 2:00PM for a personal appearance and book signing of her book that was released not too long ago of the same name -Cupcakes & Cashmere. (Order online here)

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Emily’s blog has been one of my very favorites, long before I started blogging myself. She is a big inspiration to not only me, but thousands of girls and women who love food, beauty, home decor and fashion. Her posts are always vibrant, colorful and full of life. And her witty and bubbly personality shines through her writing. You can always depend on Emily to have a trick up her sleeve when it comes to perfecting those decadent chocolate chocolate chip cookies, or some blueberry crumb bars for brunch with the girls on Sunday.

Chocolate Chocolate Chop Cookies - Cupcakes & Cashmere

Chocolate Chocolate Chop Cookies – Cupcakes & Cashmere

Blueberry Crumb Bars - Cupcakes & CashmereEmily’s taste in decor is also quite tasteful; with detailed photos and advice on everything from paint swatches to organizing your messy make-up drawers. (I know I’m not alone here)

Suitcase Nightstand - Cupcakes & Cashmere

Smily Schuman of Cupcakes & CashmereIf you haven’t checked out Cupcakes & Cashmere yet, what are you waiting for!? I am so excited to meet her and have my book signed. I hope if you’re in the Toronto area next weekend that you can make it out too.

*All images used are property of Emily Schuman of CupcakesandCashmere.com

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