I just wanted to thank you for buying my new release last week. It debuted #1 on iBooks in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. And it’s all because of you! I also wanted to thank you for the wonderful reviews. I was super excited to hear that you loved the crazy proposal!
Those of you who are familiar with the Keatyn Chronicles know that I love choosing outfits for my characters. What you may not know is that I also shop online for their homes as well. This week, I thought I would share my inspiration for the house Aiden purchased in the book. It’s in the Chelsea neighborhood of London and was on the market while I was writing the book. It’s freaking gorgeous. (And I may have asked my Uber driver to take me by it when I was in London!) The other board is the awesome condo in L.A. that Riley’s assistant Tyler purchases in the book. “It’s within walking distance of Rodeo Drive!”
Speaking of London, can I just say I love it there? Besides the stuff I already told you about, one of the highlights for me was having gluten-free High Tea at Indigo at One Aldwych. (I’m celiac and often miss out on all the goodies!) We went on a day trip to Canterbury. It has ancient walls originally built by the Romans and the cathedral was founded in 597 A.D. (I was also told it is the home of Orlando Bloom, but sadly, I did not see him there.) We had an amazing gluten-free lunch at Oscar + Bentley’s, found a great vintage clothing store, and toured the cathedral. Back in London, we spent a morning seeing the Tower Bridge and the Crown Jewels then finished our trip in the city of Bath. If you aren’t familiar with it, the original Roman Baths ruins are there. I had been there for a day trip a couple years ago and saw a sign about a new hotel that was being built and swore next time I was staying there. The hotel is called the Gainsborough Bath Spa. It opened a year later than planned because when they were digging down to tap into the hot springs they found bags of Roman silver. If you ever get a chance to go there, I can’t recommend it highly enough. The staff was attentive, the food delicious, the rooms beautiful, and the spa absolutely amazing. I learned that Jane Austin had a home in Bath and went there often. I totally can picture myself writing in a little apartment with a fireplace overlooking the river. Anyway, I included a few pics from the trip for you below.
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Picture #1 – Me and Kenzie at the Roman Baths. (I was cold!)
Picture #2 – Me at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Picture #3 – Toasting at Ffiona’s – a favorite London restaurant.
Picture #4 – An adorable pub in Canterbury.
Picture #5 – Awesome book store in Bath. I didn’t think I was going to get Kenzie out of the place!
And below, a few of the MANY door and architectural detail photos I took. You can see my entire album on my facebook page here.