March 23, 2011

a pinch-worthy sort of party.

We came to New York for several reasons: one, it's my last ever spring break; two, we've been meaning to go for a while now; and three, it also happened to be the same week as Emily Giffin's Heart to Heart party. (For those of you who are new readers, you can catch up on Emily and I's friendship here. We met two years ago--and since then, she's been a huge inspiration, a wonderful mentor, and a really, really great friend... I adore her.)

The event was held at Pranna to celebrate the upcoming Something Borrowed movie and the recent release of Heart of the Matter in paperback (hence our festive purple dress choices--please forgive the awkward solo shot.) It was such a great time, I swear I had to keep pinching myself to realize that everything was really happening.
Emily was sweet enough to have us sit at her reserved table so that she could introduce us to her agents, her publicist, and her friends--which just so happened to include Hilary Swank(!!!), one of the producers for Something Borrowed. (But seriously--cue the pinching.) It was an insane night, one I'll always remember, and I was once again in awe of how kind and thoughtful Emily is--she signed books for almost four hours while the party went on around her. What a gem.

It was quite a way to kick off our New York trip--almost like a scene from one of Emily's novels--and I'm pretty sure I'm still riding the post-party high... Let's just say this city's been very, very good to me so far.

Thanks again for everything, Em! BFFs :)

10 comments:

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

I was at the party too! Such a fabulous night :)

something-pretty.net said... [Reply to comment]

I finished Heart of the Matter just two days ago!! I'm so excited to see the Something Borrowed movie :) You look gorgeous by the way, where is your dress from?
Glad you're having an amazing time in New York!!
Lisa

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@Jennifer Were you?! I met a few readers the other night... next time you should introduced yourself! :)

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Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

You lucky!! I totally wanted to go to the party! Lucky New Yorkers...
I'm glad it was a great time though! I don't know Emily Giffin personally, but she's so cool! I mean, come on, she threw a party and all of her fans could come?! That is why she is awesome.

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

I didn't even know you were going to be there otherwise I would have introduced myself! I'm sure I walked by you throughout the night too!

Heidiopia said... [Reply to comment]

yes, pinch pinch pinch! Love EG-- she's a class act, a huge talent, and the gf we all want to have. So glad you're having fun!!

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said... [Reply to comment]

You look absolutely amazing! (:

Alyssa said... [Reply to comment]

hollllllllllllly molllllly that is amazing!! (omg you met hilary!!)

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@something-pretty.net Dress is from Akira in Chicago :) And only $23... such a steal, right?! (I may or may not own it in hot pink too... It was a must.)