Oh Happy Day!

Today is a very happy day! I just found out that Anthropologie has an exclusive on my book, Decorate, which means that only they can sell it before it officially launches in the states on April 20th so starting today, you can order it on their website and find it in stores nationwide. I nearly died when I found out this exciting news and of course, did a happy dance when I saw it online. A VERY GOOD DAY

I can't put into words the enormously gratitude that I feel for their support as well as the many small, independent boutiques and even large book sellers who will stock it. I've been feeling emotional about this all day really... as people are receiving their review copies from around the world and emailing me with notes of thanks and joy -- I don't really know what to say except how grateful I am that I registered my blog years ago and started writing online after quitting my corporate job in search of living a more creative life doing work that I love that also happens to make other people happy and feel more creative, too. Well, it happened but the funny part of this whole journey is that it took a village to make this possible -- and I have all of you to thank and I did so in the dedication that I wrote in the book to each and every one of you.

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On another note, I was recently notified by a buyer at Selfridges department store in London that they'll also start stocking the book this month on March 25 (a few days after my birthday) and during the first week of April my book will be on a special "premiere" shelf in-store. How exciting this all is... I can't believe all of this is happening.

I must pause for a moment though to say that I know that I'm going to sound a little self absorbed over the next few months but I'm not at all trying to be. I'm excited and happy and so, so appreciative that you just may have to listen to me talk about this book a lot. I want to have a giveaway too and I was thinking that maybe some of you would like a book plate for your book that I can sign and dedicate to you and then you can have it for your copy. Would you like that? I have to figure out how to do this, but once I do I'll let you know because so many have asked for signed copies and I honestly gave this part little thought because I only thought the Kelly Wearstler's and the JK Rowlings of the world sign books - but I love the idea of dedicating a book to you personally so if I cannot sign your copy in person then perhaps a book plate will make you happy. Let me look into this and I'll let you know more soon...

By the way... if you live in India you can order the book from Infibeam.

Also The Book Depository in the UK who will ship worldwide for FREE! Yes, really! But they won't ship it until after March 25 and it's the UK version written in British English.

I have more news to share with you soon concerning the UK book launch party on April 13 in London -- I'll talk about that later this week!

P.S. Decorate has a fan page on Facebook if you want to "like" it or "friend" it or whatever. I know, I know! ha ha! Too funny, right?!

(images: anthropologie)