d*s book tour: the south

by Amy Azzarito

One of the most frequent questions we get while traveling is “Are you tired?” Initially, we tried to put on a brave front, but these days — 27 cities into a 30-city book tour —there’s no energy for faking it. And while we’re certainly tired of airports, hotels and food-on-the-run, we absolutely love these events. We’ve always said that if we could just get everyone who reads the site together, we know we’d all be friends. There’s really nothing more energizing than getting off a plane and meeting a new group of friends. Thank you all for coming out and supporting us. If you’re in the area, we’d love to meet you in Richmond tonight or Norfolk tomorrow. (If you want to see where we’ve been, here are recaps from the East Coast, West Coast & Midwest + Texas. Somehow, Grace is still managing to keep up with a tour diary. Here’s a bit of what we did in Asheville, Durham and Savannah!) We’re trying to post as many event photos as we can on Facebook, so be sure to tag yourself! — Amy Azzarito

Image above: Crafting and party at Anthropologie in Durham, NC. Backdrop by Michelle Smith. Images by This Paper Ship.

Image above: Our photo backdrop in Durham by Michelle Smith. Image by This Paper Ship. See all the photos on Facebook!

ASHEVILLE, 10/25/11

Images above: At Malaprops in Asheville. All images by The Beautiful Mess. More photos on Facebook!

Image above: Backdrop by Robin Plemmons. Images by The Beautiful Mess.

See more from the D*S tour in the South!

CHARLESTON, 10/26/11

Images above: At Dwelling in Charleston. Backdrop by Tara Guerard of Soiree Events. Images by Corbin Lee Gurkin. More photos on Facebook!

Image above:
Charleston backdrop by Tara Guerard of Soiree Events. Image by Corbin Lee Gurkin.

SAVANNAH, 10/27/11

Image above: In Savannah, Grace gave a talk at one of our favorite schools: SCAD! Images by Wayne C. Moore. More on Facebook!


Image above: At Books-A-Million in Birmingham! Chalkboard backdrop created by illustrator Rachel West. All images by White Rabbit Studios.

Image above: At the event, Grace demonstrated how to make cupcake stands from vintage finds — a project from
Design*Sponge at Home. Images by White Rabbit Studios.

Image above: Chalkboard backdrop created by Rachel West. All images by White Rabbit Studios. See more here!

ATHENS, 11/2/11

Image above: At Athens Cine, entertained by The Corduroy Road, backdrop by Ginny Branch & Erica Loesing. Images by W. Scott Chester Photography. More photos on Facebook!

Image above: Our beautiful ombre fade backdrop was made
by Ginny Branch & Erica Loesing. Image by W. Scott Chester Photography.

ATLANTA, 11/3/11

Image above: Our beautiful Smilebooth backdrop at West Elm Atlanta was created by Joy Thigpen and Amy Osaba. The D*S logo was created from real flowers — so pretty! (See more photos here: Facebook Album 1 and Album 2)

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