Saturday, September 1, 2007

Lists...

It's September! Can you even believe it? Yesterday, the Hubs and I played hooky from work and went back-to-fall shopping. We spend our summer weekends golfing so I love that time when our weekends are for getting lattes and strolling on Bloor Street. The Hubs was looking for a few tres-chic items for our upcoming trip to France in our pants. I was looking for a New York-y outfit for my book launch later this month.

If you live in New York, I hope that you can come. And if you don't live in New York, I have comprised, for the September list on my website, 10 very worthy reasons to drop everything and spend the month in New York. Obviously if you can drop everything and spend an entire month in another city, you are leading some sort of life that involves much intrigue, spies or lunching with ladies, and I envy you. But if there's just one day you can go to the city (like me), will you come on the 12th?

That is when the fabulous people at the Canadian Consulate in New York, along with my publishing house and Lululemon in New York have teemed up to have a book launch for Stuck in Downward Dog! I can't think of a better place for the event. I just hope that we won't be actually doing yoga. Because the jeans I just bought are so tight I can barely breathe. If I attempt a downward dog, I will literally get stuck. Also ever since I finished writing the book, my yoga (which was quite regular for research) has gotten a little rusty. I seem to be spending more time sitting on the couch eating potato chips. I'd like to say it's research for the next book... note: I should probably try to add a potato-chip-eating-couch-sitting scene. Anyway, this isn't about me, this is about you. So here are my 10 best reasons why you should visit New York this September...

1. Courtney Thorne-Smith at B&N, Sept 19. Who even knew that Allison on Melrose (btw my favourite character on the show, and yes I liked her much better on that than on Ally McBeal or the show with the fat husband) was an author?

2. Megan McCafferty at Borders, Sept 6, promoting her latest book in the Jessica Darling series, Fourth Comings. It's already a bestseller!

3. International Carpet Show, Sept 18-21. Because who doesn't need carpeting?

4. NY Film Fest, Sept 28 onwards... Movies, popcorn, Mark Wahlberg...

5. US Open, Sept 1-9. Tennis anyone?

6. Autumn Crafts (crafts! crafts!) Festival, Sept 9.

7. Alan Alda?!, B&N, Sept 5. Again, who knew he wrote a book?

8. NY Fashion Week, Sept 4-12. Don't forget your grannie boots.

9. Walk it Out Harlem Hip Hop Walking Tour, Sept 5. This is just fun to say.

10. Stuck in Downward Dog NYC launch, Lululemon, Sept 12!

In the meantime, I hope you're spending your long weekend exactly the way you like to. Whether that's lattes, potato chips, shopping or yoga.

7 comments:

Teena said...

Hey! I saw your book at Indigo at First Canadian Place on Thursday. I was wondering why it looked so familiar to me ... now I know!

Laural Dawn said...

If I could go to New York I totally would!!! I used to travel for work and I miss going.
But, you should also check out the sample sales. I can send you some links to good sites if you want. SO much fun!

chantel simmons said...

Yes, please!

Bonnie said...

Courtney Thorne Smith and Alan Alda? I'd say you're in fabulous company!

Say "hi" to Macy's for me...

Thomas said...

Hi,
Did you get to meet Courtney Thorne-Smith yesterday?

chantel simmons said...

I didn't... I'm back in Toronto and leaving for Paris today. I'm so sad I didn't meet her. I LOOOOOOOOOVE her.

Thomas said...

Noooooooo! It sucks!!!!
On a lighter note, what will you be doing in Paris? I live in Metz.