The most interesting day of my weekend turned out to be Saturday and not Sunday this week.
Just a few months after I started my first blog in 2008, and I was still dabbling in my personal greeting card fantasies, I had the wonderful fortune of making Wanda Wen's acquaintance. She asked me to help on a book she was creating on The Art of Gift Wrapping, and I leapt at the chance.
I spent the next several weeks assisting Wanda and the the brilliant photographer Jules Bianchi on the early days of this project. I learned so much and, more importantly, made new friends.
Now, a year a half later, the book is completed and so beautiful. I went to a book signing party at Soolip (only my favorite paper place in all of Los Angeles) Saturday evening.
The Gorilla and I sipped champagne and ate little cupcakes and he was the first one to spot my publishing debut. (My hands make a little appearance on pages 88 & 93.)
We made Wanda and Jules sign the books we bought to give as gifts, because this book about gift wrapping makes an excellent gift itself. (No pressure on how it's presented or anything!)
This is truly a beautiful book. Every page has a little memory for me (who would have thought about the amount of work that goes into a "how to" book?), and it is full of inspiration and creativity to keep your gift-wrapping finger busy for hours.
If you're ready to take your gift wrapping to the next level, you won't be disappointed by The Art of Gift Wrapping. Gorgeous!