Six days later and I’m still smiling.
On Wednesday night, we had the launch party for my new book, Persuasion, and my line of Persuasion products. And it was wonderful. My dear friend Jann Arden was there to host the event — still one of the funniest ladies anywhere — and my fellow Dragons, Jim and Bruce, were on hand to say some very nice things about me. (We also got to make fun of Kevin, which is one of our favourite forms of entertainment.)
We took over the space at Andrew Richards Designs and we partied. The bar kept the drinks flowing and people were able to get a taste of my new Persuasion wine. Jeremy Baker from Thomas George Estate Winery even came up from Sonoma County, California to introduce it to everyone. (I might have had one glass too many. Possibly two.) And there were sampling stations around the room where people could experience my other products. On one side, I could see a crowd sipping cups of the coffee right next to another group trying out the skincare products. On the other side of the room, people were lining up to indulge their sweet tooths with the delicious chocolate. (I’m fairly certain I saw a few of you line up more than once.)
I want to thank everyone who came out to celebrate the evening with me. I also want to thank all of you who have bought the book and the products. This has been a real journey and now that the book and the Persuasion products are actually out in the world and in your hands, I want you to know without your support, I couldn’t have done any of it. You mean the world to me.