Meeting Holly Becker & Decorate!

31st January 2011
This morning I was so lucky enough to meet Holly Becker from Decor8 at a press breakfast for her new book Decorate! Wow is all I can say! Holly is the nicest, friendliest and warmest person you can possibly meet. After years following her blog, knowing pretty much everything about her it was great to have the opportunity to actually meet her in person. Straight away she made me feel at ease and we chatted about her excitement of her new book Decorate, talking about social media and our passion for blogging! πŸ™‚

It was also lovely meeting Joanna Copestick, (co-author) and many other inspiring bloggers and stylists, all in all it was a great start to the day.

I am on such a high I cannot tell you! Holly is someone that I completely admire and who really inspires me and makes me want to follow my dream and believe in myself, she is a true inspiration! I cannot thank her enough for inviting me this morning, it has definitely kicked off my new years with a bang!

I am so excited about having a signed copy of her book, it looks amazing after having a quick flick through. With the rest of the day planned I cannot wait to relax with a nice cup of tea and be totally inspired by this gorgeous book. I promise to share snippets of my favourite bits and tell you everything about it soon! Decorate hits the shops in March but you can pre order your copy on Amazon by clicking here!

Off I go as Decorate is calling me πŸ™‚


  1. Carole

    31st January 2011 at 3:04 pm

    You lucky thing Ari. I'm so jealous. x

  2. heather jenkinson

    31st January 2011 at 3:13 pm

    How exciting! If her book is anything like her blog (which it can only be) then it's going to be a huge hit. I remember hearing one of her podcasts, once and she had the most adorable voice – and the woman knows her business!

    Also, whilst I'm here, may I compliment you on your blog? I love the latest updates with the cursive hand writing – very chic.

  3. Rona

    31st January 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Wow Arianna…you're so lucky! I too am very jealous πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to seeing your post about Holly's book!

  4. Belly

    31st January 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Sounds so fun! I took Holly's course and absolutely loved it, so naturally I'm excited to see her book.
    I love the redesign, Ari!

  5. Marina

    31st January 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Wow! How fantastic Arianna… and you've already got her book.
    I cant wait if she has a launch party here in London, in April… I've sent an email invite request (hope it happens). Will you be going? If so, we might get a chance to meet.

    Cant wait to see more snippets from her book.
    Have a great week

  6. Arianna

    31st January 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for the comments ladies!
    Heather – thanks regarding my blog design I am so thrilled with it!
    Chedva – I'm also thinking of doing the blogging your way course as I have heard great things! Marina – yes if it does happen I will be there wouldn't want to miss it for the world and would love to meet you!

  7. Daniel @ mydeco.com

    31st January 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Nice photograph of the two of you, I wonder who took such a nice photograph πŸ˜‰

    Good to see you as always Ari, and have a good catch up.

  8. christine {bijouandboheme}

    31st January 2011 at 10:45 pm

    So fabulous- would have loved to have been there!

  9. Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    31st January 2011 at 11:16 pm

    So exciting Ari, you have to tell us everything

  10. Arianna

    1st February 2011 at 9:34 am

    Daniel thanks for taking that amazing photo…..forever grateful :)))) it was lovely chatting to u and we shall see each other soon!
    Christine it was fabulous I am still on a high!
    Helena yes next time we meet I will tell you all about it πŸ™‚

  11. decor8

    1st February 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Arianna it was wonderful to meet you and to have time to chat. Daniel took a great photo of us for sure, nice job Daniel! I can't wait to see you both again, definitely in April — the minute I have the time/location I will let you know because we have to meet up again real soon! Enjoy your new book Arianna, I hope you have fun reading the tips and feel inspired by it. xo Holly

  12. Ludmila @ creamylife

    1st February 2011 at 6:26 pm

    aww you both look so pretty, Ari! I'm so jealous, you lovely lady! πŸ™‚

  13. Laura, Happy Homemaker UK

    1st February 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I am a follower of her blog and excited about her new book. Lucky you to have met her πŸ™‚

  14. Arianna

    2nd February 2011 at 9:19 am

    Holly, thank you so much for everything! I am so excited about your launch party it will be so nice to see you again! Am loving your book, cannot put it down it is just fab! See you soon my dear xxxx
    Ludmila & Laura, yes I am extremely lucky to have met Holly and I too am jealous of myself ;))) ps. she is the loveliest person you could possibly meet πŸ™‚

  15. Jennifer Nicole

    3rd February 2011 at 12:13 am

    WOW! What a fun day! She is such an inspiration. Great blog you have here! Newest follower πŸ™‚

  16. Arianna

    3rd February 2011 at 10:16 am

    Hi Jennifer nice to meet πŸ™‚ Thanks for the lovely compliment πŸ™‚ I know Holly is such an inspiration that meeting her was probably one of the happiest moments πŸ™‚

  17. Suki@Fantabulous Design

    4th February 2011 at 1:17 am

    so jealousyyyy!!! of your great opportunity. Really miss living in the UK. so much to see and do.

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