Thursday, September 20, 2012
First Annual Bookstravaganza
Hoping aboard the Go-train (my only way to travel into the city) I had plans to meet Kaley (from Books, Etc) at Union Station and together we walked to the Ritz. Do you realize how many times I said 'I'm going to The Ritz tonight' on Tuesday? It made me feel so fancy!! LOL
As we stepped off the elevator, we were greeted by the wonderful staff from Random House and I saw some very familiar and friendly faces - Lindsey and Adria. We signed in and receive our raffle ticket (turns out we were in the WRONG line because not a single number was called from our roll of tickets).
Moving along, we were able to sample some new, amazing lip gloss from Bourjois; grab a yummy drink (the Miss. Chatelaine) and fill up at the Candy Bar! Yep... a CANDY BAR!!
Inside the ballroom, Kaley and I picked a table and settled in to a great evening of laughter, cheering and smiles. Being a book-lover in a room of like-minded individuals (Michele from Just A Lil' Lost; Brenna from Esther's Ever After; and many other fellow bloggers) I was in heaven.
Here is a list of videos featuring the amazing UPCOMING books for the Fall 2012 season:
Food & Lifestyle
TV & Movie-Tie-In
Each of the above categories are chalk-full of amazing reads!!
To end the event, we were able to attend the meet and greet with authors Shauna Singh Baldwin and Annabel Lyon as well as take home signed copies of each of their newest releases! YAY!!
Leaving 'The Ritz' with a stuffed SWAG bag was just the cherry on the top and really the perfect ending to an amazing event!
Thank you so much to Random House Canada and Chatelaine for hosting this event and I look forward to attending the second annual Bookstravaganza in 2013!!