Friday, May 20, 2011

It's a Beautiful Day!

 On the first day of Blogfest 2011, I looked up to see Newell Turner, Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful being interviewed by Jennifer Powell of Kravet. I knew he would be at the event but had assumed I wouldn't get a chance to meet him.

I was wrong!

Charming beyond measure and receptive to my teenage-like enthusiasm, we chatted about House Beautiful and how I wish I had brought my copy of the Pink Issue for him to sign. Remember it from March? Pink splashed across the cover and throughout the editorial. I felt they had created it with me in mind.

He graciously signed a copy of the current issue of the magazine and I was delighted with that. 
 So, imagine my surprise when he found me in the auditorium before the lecture and handed me this! An autographed copy of the Pink Issue! Thank you, Newell.....it will be framed on my desk this week.

Moments like this are what made Blogfest such an incredible experience. And, I am grateful I was there.

Whose autograph do you have or would you want to have?

Wishing you a beautiful day and a fun-filled weekend, doing whatever you love.








30 comments:

pve design said...

love to have Maira Kalman's autograph or art script!
Looks like you had a fab time...I want to go next year!
pve

stephanie said...

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

Debby said...

Oh, how sweet is he? That must have put a big smile on your face. Hmmm... autographs I would like to have? Is it weird nobody comes to mind? xo

Stitchfork said...

What a great guy and a kind gesture! Autographs - not a collector. But if anyone should unlikely ask, I'd give them mine. Sounds like you had a grand time this week at Blogfest!
xo Cathy

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

That is so nice...what a wonderful memory!! I am usually too shy to ask for an autograph or picture...but I need to get over that!! Happy Friday! Caroline

Party Resources said...

What fun! Sounds like you enjoyed every minute. xx

Jennifer said...

I love that!...Cant wait to see more of your Blogfestarama posts...you always have such great things to say.
j

The enchanted home said...

That is so great...love what he wrote too. Wow blogfest seemed to have been really a fantastic experiene for everyone that went......you look great btw!! Very chic.....thanks for sharing all the coverage for those of us unable to attend it was the next best thing:)

La Dolfina said...

Wow, I'm so thrilled for you Elizabeth! What an incredible experience. Thank you so much for bringing us all along. It all looks so intimate!!
xo

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

What a sweet guy!! I love all that you've shared from Blogfest, and I have to admit, I'm a little jealous ;)

Happy weekend! xo

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I am SO jealous! I love the pink issue and he sounds so sweet!

H.G. The Countess said...

I'm reading in all the Blogfest recaps that Newell was everyone's fave, and this makes me understand why. What a great memory to take away... I hope to go next year :)

H.G. The Countess said...

I'm reading in all the Blogfest recaps that Newell was everyone's fave, and this makes me understand why. What a great memory to take away... I hope to go next year :)

H.G. The Countess said...

I'm reading in all the Blogfest recaps that Newell was everyone's fave, and this makes me understand why. What a great memory to take away... I hope to go next year :)

The Buzz Blog said...

Beautiful girl + Beautiful House editor-in-chief = a good time! Loved how genuine and down to earth Newell was...
xxoo

Sandra Evertson said...

Love that mag!
Sandra Evertson

Mona Thompson said...

Another beautiful picture of you. So fun seeing you having such a wonderful time. Kick back and have a great weekend with those precious boys and your hubby. Mona

eddieross said...

Fantastic story! Newell really is so down to earth, and uber talented too! Loved that issue! Don't you love it when people are actually really NICE?

xoxo
E + J

The Zhush said...

So great, Newel and you both have such fab taste and style, was just a matter of time :) !
xx
Have a restful weekend Ms. PPT!
xxx

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

That is incredible!!! So thoughtful of him too:) You're so lucky.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Awh that's amazing! Looks like you had a fabulous time, lucky lady :)

Hope you're having a great weekend xoxo

Hamptontoes said...

What a super fun post for an amazing three day experience! You and Newell look fabulous and wasn't he so nice? I like "solid, down to earth" people with great taste!

eddieross said...

Look at Jennifer! What a great picture!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Xo,
E + J

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Amazing! So glad you had the best time!

Style Attic said...

What a classy gesture for a classy lady! I bet you were blushing pink ;) XO, Kelly

Scot Meacham Wood said...

Isn't Newell just absolutely the BEST!

Great meeting you,
Scot

Aspiring Kennedy said...

wow, wow, wow. too special! what a great souvenir. you must have made quite the impression. ;)

Megan said...

looks like you had a great trip!

Jennifer Duchene said...

What a delightful story. Even though I was at Blogfest 2011 - I missed this Pink Moment but it looks like you have a keepsake that will remind you forever.

Looking forward to spending time together at the next Blogfest!

Jennifer Duchene

Natasha Simpson * said...

So amazing! He was an incredible speaker and I loved that whole panel. So nice to meet you!
Natasha
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