The Botanical Home book signing and a trip to Guildford

A few weeks ago (OK, OK, more like a couple of months….), I heard about a book signing at Anthropologie in Guildford – I don’t really go to many events or press days, as travel is so pricey and I always have to get back for the school run, but this one was on a Saturday. And it was for a book I’d been waiting to get my hands on for ages – The Botanical Home by Selina Lake. Squeee!

If you’ve read any of Selina’s books, you’ll know why I was excited (interior author royalty AND Anthro – what a combination!), and if you haven’t, then you definitely need to get to a bookshop for a browse. The event itself was lovely – beautiful floral and botanical displays all over the shop, stacks of books piled high and the most delicious little cakes and meringues from local cafe Kalm Kitchen (more on them in a minute!). I came away with a signed copy of the book, a goodie bag and a copper candle holder from Anthropologie – if only more events were on a Saturday! (I’m going to do a separate post on the book, because there were so many lovely parts that I wanted to talk about and show you!)

Cardigan: Uniqlo // Stripe T-shirt: COS // Jeans: H&M // Flatbed Sandals: H&M // Bag: Monki

We spent the rest of the day pottering around Guildford (the kiddos were at their Grandparents – there was no way I was risking my two hectic little people running around Anthroplogie. Imagine the possibility for breakages!); I bought some flowers from the market for my Mum, we ate delicious food in Kalm Kitchen – I had beetroot, squash and feta salad, and it was ah-ma-zing – and then wandered around the castle grounds and enjoyed the sunshine.

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