What an amazing evening!! I simply could not have wished for it to have gone more perfectly than it did!
I'm talking about the celebration evening for the launch of 'Cosmic Ordering Made Easier' at the gorgeous Stanton House Hotel in the beautiful village of Stanton Fitz Warren, on the edge of the Cotswolds, last Saturday.
From the day-long dazzling sunshine I'd asked for to power the 800 solar powered fairly lights that would guide the guests from the car park to the old house entrance to the hotel, to the Cosmic Squad sneaking up to our room at the end of the evening to decorate it with balloons and sprinkle our bed with hundreds of tiny mauve sparkly butterflies like a bridal suite for when we went up to bed after the celebrations, the whole evening was just one awesome moment after another.
Tickets sold out a week before - but I still snuck another dozen or so people in on top - so it was really, really full. The room looked fab - the gift bags worked a treat - the cocktails and canapés were gorgeous (Thank you Stanton House Hotel) - my dress was perfect (I lost 24lbs in time for the event - so I felt terrific) My Cosmic Squad (AKA my gorgeous friends - Alison, Lynne, Claire, Sali, Donna & Sharon) (AKA 'The Escort' 'The Drinks Lady' The Bag Ladies' 'The Balloon & Swags Lady' & 'The Shop Lady') just made it run so smoothly & of course they were headed up by my fantastic husband and project manager extrordinaire, Rich. Between them - they just excelled themselves - and I just didn't have to worry about a thing - they had it (& me) all under control!!
The art gallery worked better than I ever could have imagined. Thank you so much Anna for bringing and sharing your beautiful Art with us all & to Em for helping your Mum make such a beautiful display of it all for everyone to enjoy. And enjoy they did - I heard so many wonderful (and lustful) comments about your stunning paintings.
If you would like to see more of Anna's work, maybe even treat yourself to a canvas print, take a look at her website http://www.annawatkins-artist.co.uk/
And Cliff and Carol were clicking away all evening & you can see their lovely photographs here - mounted prints are just £10 & are available direct from Cliff if you would like to order any. http://www.cmanners.com/p683428255/h54a0338e#h54a0338e
Plus, extra special thank yous - to my dear friend Sali who had the inspired idea to make & decorate a wishing post-box for everyone to post their Cosmic Orders in during the evening and a gorgeous matching guest book for my guests to leave lovely messages in to help me remember the mood & feel of the evening - what a lovely surprise! To Laura from 'Handmade by Laura' who made me an awsome wishing tree and with her wonderful pyrography, personalised it with the book launch and date - very special! To Mitch from 'Sugartops Cake Toppers' for the quite unbelievable toppers she made for the top of the cupcake stands and to Sarah who handmade, iced & decorated 120 very special cupcakes with butterflies, flowers and tiny, little copies of Cosmic Ordering Made Easier - just Wow - all of you!! You are all so talented and so, so special.
Finally - if you were there - thank you to you! Thank you for coming and supporting me, thank you for your smiling faces while I was doing my talk and thank you for all the feedback, texts, tweets and Facebook comments after the event and for all the cards and gifts I've received - you have all just blown me away!!
You can read some of the lovely comments on the Facebook page - why not head over now and take a peek. And don't forget to give the page a 'like' while you're there. I'm giving away a book at random for every 100 'likes' I get and it's getting very close to the first one ......http://www.facebook.com/CosmicOrderingMadeEasier?fref=ts