Tea With Sarah Richardson

To say this past weekend was a whirlwind is a bit of an understatement. I was fortunate enough, no crazy lucky to kick off my BlogPodium weekend (more on that later) with a dream day at Sarah Richardson's office. Yep, I still can't believe it myself, I had tea with Sarah Richardson. I'm still pinching myself.

Sarah was so welcoming and every bit as sweet and genuine as I imagined. I sipped some delicious Pluck Tea and mingled with a pretty awesome group of bloggers who were all equally as giddy as I was to be there! Sarah was sweet, her design team was lovely, and her office was gorgeous. So pretty and serene in signature Sarah style, I could definitely get used to working here everyday...

Sarah Richardson's Office #teawithsarah

She chatted about her new show 'Real Potential' and even acknowledged the fact that some of us design fans may not appreciate it being a bit heavier on the real estate side than the design aspects. Personally, I'm a fan of 'house hunters' type shows so it sort of combined the best of both worlds for me. Though I wouldn't say no to more design either.

Sarah Richardson's Office #teawithsarah

Sarah also revealed her brand new line of fabrics for Kravet and shared some insights into the design process and how they make it all happen. I loved all the pretty, subdued patterns and how they all coordinate together in classic yet modern way. Seriously, can you believe this is an office??

Sarah Richardson's Office #teawithsarah
Sarah Richardson's Office #teawithsarah
Sarah Richardson's Office #teawithsarah

I'll be honest, I hardly slept the night before, I was so nervous/excited! Everyone I met was seriously so sweet and friendly and it really eased my nerves heading into Saturday's conference. Yep, this was pretty much my dream day and the perfect way to kick off an amazing, inspiring weekend.

Sarah Richardson's Office #teawithsarah
Christine and Sarah Richardson

Thank you to Jennifer Flores and Deb McCain for organizing the event and to Sarah and her team for opening up their beautiful office to us. And of course, a huge thank you to Sarah for being so real, down-to-earth and a true inspiration.

Sarah Richardson's Office #teawithsarah
group photo via the the happy space project

Christine

24 comments:

  1. I'm happy I found your blog through other bloggers I follow. Sarah is so talented and I hope one day I'll meet her in person ! Great photos Christine! By the way, why is your blog called "just bella"? At first I thought your name was Bella. Your daughter is adorable! We have 3 yr old son and 16mth old daughter :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you popped by :) I started this blog as a travel diary, you can read how the name evolved here: http://www.justbellablog.com/2010/09/just-bella.html

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  2. So cool. I'm super excited for you. I am glad you had a great time and that Sarah was as nice as I thought she would be!!

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    1. I think she was even nicer than I thought she'd be :)

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  3. Oh my God ,you et Sarah .....You are so lucky
    I love her work .
    I am very happy for you Crhistine and i felt very proud qhen i saw the picture of you together :)
    bigs kiss and congratulations

    Lulu

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    1. Thank you, Lulu, I feel so incredibly blessed :)

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  4. FUN!!! Wow, what an amazing experience!!!

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  5. YAY! How wonderful! And her office, WOWEE! If you need a house to decorate, I will have one for you on the 10th ;)

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  6. Still so jealous about this! Her office is so dreamy

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  7. Oh my goodness you are too cute! And what a wonderful rundown, my friend. Made me feel like I was there too. And I'm so happy that you had this amazing opportunity :)
    xoe

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  8. OOOOh my gosh. That is like a dream space. Maybe we should set up the Edmonton equivalent, but just use it as a hang out instead of important things like fabric lines and TV shows LOL. I am so jealous of your superstar weekend girl!!

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    1. Yes! and we can have tea, and cookies, and wine!! Let's just turn "cottage K" into a girl pad, k?

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  9. I had a fantastic time too and what a great recap! Certainly a pleasure to have finally met you Christine and had spent some time putting together that crazy poster stand for BlogPodium! I am so not the reading instruction type! HA!

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    1. haha, I'm so impressed we finally got those signs made!!

      The pleasure was all mine, Tim, so happy to meet you!

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  10. The tea sounds like so much fun. I was at Blogpodium and the keynote address Sarah gave was one of my favourite parts.

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    1. Sarah's speech was one of my favourites too! Sad we didn't get a chance to meet, Grace! Hope you enjoyed your day, it was such a whirlwind!!

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  11. You had me at Sarah :-D And her office?!?! I'd work there. I mean!!!

    Can I come to Cottage K or whatever girl hangout space you & H cook up?!

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  12. I am so jealous!! She is my favorite designer and in the US, all her show are years-old repeats. HGTV US - I want more Sarah Richardson!

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