Thursday, November 30
Here's part of Becca's story (in green):
I just returned from the Southern Seasons here in Chapel Hill, NC where I got my new copy of Barefoot Contessa at Home signed by Ina Garten herself! Unfortunately my class scheduled did not permit me to be in line at 9:00 am (the signing began at 11:00 am) so I was one of the last to get my book signed, thus there was no "personal message" -- after noon she began signing just her name...
I've heard she does that. Busy lady, she is.
There were over 300 people waiting to have their books signed and although the whole system was a bit confusing, Southern Seasons did a wonderful job accommodating all the extra guests. Ina was the classic Barefoot Contessa with her collar popped and a sweater around her shoulders -- called me a "sweetheart" when I mentioned how much I enjoy her books.
Glad to see she kept everything nice and "good" at the signing=)
I was unable to get a picture with her; her "security" made that quite clear with all the aproned women waiting to shuffle us out of the area once we had our books. I did however happen to snap a few paparazzi-ish photos of her signing the books of the fans behind me.
I love it! Ina has aproned women security guards! They were at the D.C. signing, too.
One thing I never get is how celebrities sign their name:
I can make out the I-n-a, then there's a G-like thing, a-r, big T... and, Ina was done! That's all she needed! Self explanatory, really.
I realize they must get tired writing over and over, but I think there's some secret school where these people learn how to sign their name in weird, artsy ways. If not, I'll start one up=)
This week has been blah. Still recovering and mourning the long weekends of the past. Where are you Christmas?
Labels: Ina Garten