It’s no secret that I have a major love affair going on with Georgia. The second I stepped off the plane in Savannah in 2005 I knew I’d found a second home. The entire state feels like my home away from home and I’ve so enjoyed getting to visit various parts of the state over the past few years. One of the cities I’ve heard so much about but haven’t had much time to visit is Athens, GA. This amazing college town is such a hotbed of amazing music, art and food that I knew I had to make time for a special event there. So, before our Atlanta event we’re going to drive to Athens to host an event that I’m incredibly excited about: a book signing/party with live music! This event will be unlike the rest on the tour because we’re really hoping to make this event a fun get together where people can relax, have a drink and listen to some fantastic local music. I’ll be signing books (we’ll have books available for sale as well) but I’ve also secured The Corduroy Road, the amazing Athens band that played at my wedding, to do a live acoustic set at the party! So if you’re in the area I hope you’ll come down and join us- this is going to be such a special event and we’re so thrilled to finally be visiting Athens. Details are below! xo, grace
Event: Book signing/party and Live Music Peformance
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Location: Athens Cine, 234 West Hancock Avenue, Athens GA 30601
Details: We will be celebrating the launch of Design*Sponge at Home and signing books. There will also be a fantastic live acoustic performance by Athens locals, The Corduroy Road. The event is free and we will have non-alcoholic drinks and snacks available. (Alcoholic drinks will be available for sale at Cine). This event will benefit the local charity, Athens Art Council and we will have a backdrop designed by D*S’s own Ginny Branch Stelling, against which you can take photos with your friends (courtesy of W Scott Chester)
RSVP: Space is limited because of the venue size so please RSVP here to reserve a space. We expect this space to fill up rather quickly.
*Illustration by Julia Rothman