The sign outside of the Beverly Hills Anthropologie announced “Meet beloved blogger, Grace Bonney” to many onlookers who cooed and ahh’d that the queen of design blogging–and author!–was within eyeshot. The location was hosting an RSVP only craft party, book signing, and overall celebration of all things Grace and Design Sponge, promoting her new book Design Sponge At Home.
Grace along with Managing Editor Amy Azzarito have been traveling around from city to city signing books and making crafts with readers all over the states. The two had flown in earlier that day (cough *4AM* cough) from San Francisco and have been nonstop for what seems like forever. They’ve been doing signings at Anthropologies, who have an exclusive sixteen pages added to the book that can only be purchased at the store. That, in addition to a foreword by Jonathan Adler and four hundred pages of interiors, DIY projects, tips, tours, and makeovers, the book attracted what seemed like thousands of readers who were eager to get their books signed.
The event featured Frosted Cupcakes to go along with what seemed like endless prosecco, that Anthropologie employees were touting about and pouring for people without warning. There was also a photo area for people to take photos with their book that featured a chalk wall specifically designed for the Los Angeles book signing event. We spoke with Grace who mentioned every city they have gotten a different artist to make the backdrop. She even said that San Francisco had an edible cookie wall for people to take photos in front of, which made us a little jealous we were only able to write our names versus eat a piece of the backing.
Grace is wrapping up her tour now and headed to Seattle today and Vancouver this weekend, hitting up more Anthropologies as well as a few West Elm’s. Be sure to RSVP to see her and, if you can’t make it to an event, definitely run out and get a copy of her book, as it is an absolute must for anyone who takes pride in their home.