As you can see, I’ve got a theme going with my dressing for book signings. I’m also venturing out of my black, black, black comfort zone and believe me, it’s not easy. This time, I will be in head-to-tow grey. (I should be able to handle that. . .) I’m loving these cashmere tunics. They give a nice, clean line and do their cover-up job quite nicely.
On Wednesday I’ll be at the marvelous La Dolce Vita in Roanoke, IN. I’ve never been to Indiana.
I was invited by the pretty and charming Laura Wilson to sign books in her store which features divine confections made by Laura and French art de vivre products.
Laura has a “very hard-earned,” as she says, Diplome de Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. She has also taken classes at The French Pastry School, The Ritz Escoffier, Paris and The Culinary Institute of America to give you the short list of her accomplishments. She has cooked alongside Patricia Wells, Rick Bayless, Marcus Samuelsson, and Jean-Georges Vonderichten.
You can see why, on so many levels, I am extremely excited about being with Laura and meeting her friends and customers.
She and I had lunch in September at Le Hôtel Meurice in Paris, which turned into a marathon afternoon of conversation, gossip and laughter.
If you would like a few charming and useful culinary tutorials — as in you can later dazzle your friends — please click here.
Laura teaches cooking classes and, as unreasonable as it is for me to even think this, I would love for her to show me how to prepare just one marvelous dish. We shall see. . .
In a few days I’ll have more to tell you about Laura — something very exciting.
Please, if you can come for cocktails at La Dolce Vita on Wednesday, please do. I would so love to meet you. (This time, at Laura’s request, I’ll be giving a little talk.)
The festivities are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. — no charge, of course. If you would send a quick email to Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org) just to say, “I’ll be there,” that would be perfect. Merci, merci!
We look forward to seeing you.