We did take full advantage of Must Love Dog's photographer and will be ordering the photos of Miss Sammy.
Samantha is our first "baby"- I adopted her when we were living in Charlottesville from the Fluvanna County SPCA. They said she was a Chow/German Shepherd mix, but we're leaning more towards Border Collie/German Shepherd. She's quite an entertaining- and SMART- gal!
Be on the lookout for a Lint Roller party near you!
The store is exceptionally cute and very well merchandised. Many of the displays, as one would expect, featured Simon Pearce. All the employees seemed to be on hand to help out and were quite friendly. Harriet, the manager, did a lovely job with the displays.
Canapes set out for the guests
Pia Pearce was on hand to sign the book. Which is lovely, by the way. It is NOT just the pretty pictures on the website, but has a history of the company, glassblowing, discusses entertaining, and lots of great-sounding recipes.
Pia, after learning that Mr. Southern hails from "the Mushroom Capital of the World" made certain to mention the fabulous mushroom strudel in the book, courtesy of their Westchester restaurant.
Simon was on hand to sign his pieces as well. That helped give me the extra encouragement I needed to spend a small fortune.
I did, however, buy a lovely limited edition something something for Mr. Southern's parents for Chrstimas. (the store does a great wrapping job.)
And quickly incorporated all the new pieces into our existing collection so Mr. Southern didn't realize quite how much I purchased.
Hope y'all enjoyed the reviews!