Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Candice Bushnell

This week, I had the opportunity to meet
Candice Bushnell,
who is most famously known as the writer behind the creation of the famous friends (and my favorite)
Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha.
In some people's eyes, Bushnell is Bradshaw herself.  Nevermind the coincidence that they have the same initials. :)
Bushnell is also a famous and well-known writer of several other books.

Meeting her was a pleasure, and I had this opportunity because of a fabulous series called Newsmakers: Lesher Speaker Series.  Each season, the series picks a variety of speakers to enlighten and entertain in the East Bay of CA - and Bushnell did just that!  Each speaker has a non-profit organization to partner up with and for Bushnell, she was appropriately partnered up with the East Bay Junior League.  (TL's inspiring cousin, Mackenzie, is the president-elect of the organization)  The women from the Junior League held a party at an adorable shoe store called Footcandy in Walnut Creek. 10 percent of every purchase at Footcandy went to charity.  While we were at Footcandy "helping charity" (buying shoes), Bushnell joined us before her lecture.

Browsing & drooling over some incredible shoes!

With Bushnell, who graciously signed the bottom of my Blue Wedding Manolo. 
"To Tracy, drink cosmos. Love, Candice"

One of my favorite stores!

My adorable Husband (right) and his brother who bartended the event.
A couple of the ladies at Footcandy know TL because it's the place he found my wedding shoes :)

With Bushnell and TL's family after the lecture.

One of my best girlfriends, Michelle, came along :)

It was a wonderful event!  Bushnell had a lot to say - and I came away from the evening feeling the closest I have ever felt to a series I love so much... and not to mention 2 new great pairs of shoes!!  (more on that soon)
All of these photos are from a professional photographer at the event and I do not take credit.

36 comments:

Ruby said...

O my goodness Tracy, you are sooooo lucky! Can't wait to hear more on the shoes :) And you look beautiful :)

Simone said...

Oooh, how FABULOUS!!! I remember you telling us ages ago that you were going to meet her....lucky you!!!

LOVE the photos of you and her, how cool that she signed your Manolo....and by the way, you look wonderful :)

What a great event to attend :)

Lori said...

You lucky girl and 2 new pairs of shoes!! You are spoiled ~ but deserve to be...

melanie said...

oooh a pair of manolos?

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

How fun! And she signed your wedding shoes?? That's was a great idea, I would have never thought of that!

Rachel said...

That is awesome! I love CB and her other books too. That makes you wedding shoes perfect now!

Stephanie said...

I want to see the shoes!! What a fun event - your so lucky to have met Ms. Bushnell!

Rachel said...

Lucky you! That sounds like a fabulous experience :)

Alison said...

Wow you are so lucky!!!

missy. said...

ahh! i bet that was such a dream come true for you to meet her. how amazing. i love that you took your wedding shoes in for her to sign! soo cute.

~KS said...

What a night!!! Wow!!!!
This all sounds so amazing... and I love that she signed the bottom of your wedding shoe... how perfect!

Patience said...

You are one lucky lady! Can't wait to hear more about the new shoes :)

brooke said...

oooohhh lady!!! what fun!!! i read one of her other novels that i cannot think of the name now...but it was such a fun read and i've always intended to read...so fun!!

and uh.canNOT wait to see these shoes!!!

Teresa said...

Lovely lovely to have your beautiful wedding shoes signed! And how totally sweet that your hubby found your wedding shoes!
XXOOXX

mackenzie said...

how lucky are you!!!! what a night that must have been! this was in the east bay? i live in the east bay..ahh now i'm SO jealous!! take me with you next time ;) looks like it was soo much fun!!

Ashley @ Ramirez Family said...

SOOOOOO jealous!! This is down the street from me.....how did I not know about this event?!?!? Awesome pics and what a "WOW" moment in your life ;)

Sweet Nothings said...

How fantastic!!!

Beth said...

Jealous! That's all I have to comment with: jealous!

Amanda said...

That's so cool! I'm so jealous!!

Natasha said...

I can't believe you met Candice Bushnell!! Oh I would faint right in front of her, right after I quoted line after line from SATC-haha! She is sooo cute in person and I love all her books... LUCKY YOU

Jax said...

OMG that is so fun!! I am kinda drooling with envy, too! What a great event and the photos are simply adorable! You are seriously such a gorgeous, classy girl.. I just love it! (and I also love that she signed your shoe-that is absolute awesomesauce!)

The SSS Sophisticate said...

How awesome!!! I love that she signed your shoe!

YOUR FAVORITE, KIRSTEN said...

how exciting!

bananas. said...

OMG so jealous right now!!! she started it ALL! the phenomenom that is SATC!!!! i loveeee her!!!!!!

and really, foot candy...never been! i will need to hit that up real quick.

Kimberly said...

That's so great. How fun is that ??
The pictures are so fantastic!!

OceanDreams said...

Oh wow Tracy I am so glad that it went so well for you! She looks like such a fun and kind woman, I am happy that you were able to speak with her and also find out about her non profit organization! That is very cool by the way that she does that. Also...way to go by bringing your shoes!

tattytiara said...

SATC is like James Bond for women. Bushnell rocks.

Allison said...

She's so super cute! How cool about her signing your blue shoes too! That looks like such a memorable evening, Tracy. How much fun that must have been. I'm glad to see all the fun pictures!

The Socialite said...

oooh how exciting!! Love your big smile in the picture with Candice. :)

Jane said...

How fun! What a fabulous opportunity!

~KS said...

Just me... again. Wanted to let you know I left a blog award for you on my post today: http://ks-waiting.blogspot.com/2009/11/can-you-feel-love-tonight.html

You know how much I adore your blog, but just in case you forgot... this will remind you :)

Happy Thursday!

mommywonderland said...

What the??????? I am insanely jealous!!!!!!!!

Brunch at Saks said...

What an amazing post! You look just gorgeous love! And can I just say how jealous I am that you got to meet her?! Ahhh- so exciting! PS. Love what she wrote on your shoes!

Jenni said...

that is so amazing!!! I would LOVE to do that!!! Good for you for supporting the charity!

Jen said...

Wow how amazing is this! What a great opportunity!

emily said...

jealous!!