Wednesday, November 22, 2006

All Us All the Time...Wining, dining, and signing.

Colorado Cravings Book Signing PartyThis last Friday night, I had the pleasure, no; I had the honor of being my sister’s guest at the debut book signing party of Gail Riley’s cookbook, Colorado Cravings, Recipes and Romance. As I posted before we have quite the buzz going on here at All Us All the Time with the publishing of the first illustrated book of my sister, Pamela McCarville. Actually, she did more than just illustrate, she did all the designing and layout work too. The renowned innkeeper of the Highland Haven Creekside Inn, now also known as the renowned author of Colorado Cravings, Recipes and Romance, Gail Riley, kept referring to Pamela as her Art Director all Friday night during the book signing party.

Gail Eliza BetteAnd what an absolute fabulous party it was! Held at the famous inn itself, Highland Haven Creekside Inn, I got to experience first hand all the rustic charm and fairytale enchantment of the book Colorado Cravings. Words cannot describe the look in their eyes when they each got to hold and view the cookbook for the first time. I know you probably think that I am prejudice, but I am really not, Colorado Cravings, Recipes and Romance truly is a piece of art.

Colorado Cravings ToastIt was a night of eat, drink, sign the book, and be merry, and we all were. We got to sample delicious delicacies from the cookbook, such as poached salmon and trout pate as we soaked in the mountain cabin atmosphere with a roaring fire in the fireplace and the aroma of cinnamon and pine trees. I also had the pleasure of visiting the night away with some very outstanding woman, including the editor and co-author of the book, Bette Milleson James, the owner of the publishing company, Blueline, Myrna James Yoo, as well as journalist, Jane Carroll, and the author of Food Lover’s Guide to Colorado, Eliza Cross Castaneda.

Pam GailIt was a storybook evening and how appropriate since we were celebrating a storybook cookbook, Colorado Cravings, Recipes and Romances. This gorgeous cookbook is available online on the Highland Haven Creekside Inn website, or can be found in select local Colorado bookstores including the Tattered Cover.

Pam Gail Bette MyrnaMeanwhile the All Us All the Time Elf has been working harder than ever. Wool Felt Stocking Gift Tags, Winter Solstice Greeting Cards, and Stationery Sheet Gift Sets have been added to the site in the last couple of days and there is still a lot more to come. I will be blogging in more detail about these exciting new additions in the next few days. Stay tuned.
All Us All the Time...making your season bright.

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