This is one of the highlights of the BEA week (and there were so many wonderful things to BEA that this comment is not to be taken lightly). The time with Adriana Trigiani on Wednesday May was….. magical.
Let me back up a bit and let you know how this all came to be.
In February a contest was being held through TLC Book Tours. To be a part of it I was asked as well as many other bloggers to review the first two books in Adriana’s Valentine series – Very Valentine and Brava Valentine. Having read her before and enjoyed her first in Viola in Reel Life , a review I gushed about, I said yes. We were to read and review both books by a certain date and then be entered into a chance to have tea with Adriana while in New York for BEA.
I was one of 6 bloggers that won this chance to have tea with Adriana and I was (and still am) so excited!!!! Adriana (pronounced A-dree-on-uh Tree-johnny) was a blast. She picked us up at the Javits in a limo.
Yes. A limo.
Woo Hoo!!! 😀
We went to a wonderful place called Alice’s teacup where our group was escorted upstairs to a beautifully made table with a set of Adriana’s books wrapped in ribbon and with a card as our place setting. The tea was fantastic and we were introduced to three yummy flavors from a chocolate strawberry tea that was smooth and silky to one that had milk and honey that was creamy and delicious.
Over finger sandwiches and melt in your mouth scones ( I think we agreed the pumpkin was to die for!), as well as a variety of other treats, Adriana chatted with us about the upcoming books to movies (SQUEE!!!) and who is planned to play what role. So exciting!!!
We had so much fun with Adriana – she is down to earth, extremely funny and real. I enjoyed my time with her and the other book bloggers. I am excited to read more of her books and have been recommended many times to read her Big Stone Gap Series, which I plan to do this summer.
From left to right: Kathy from Bermudaonion, Julie from Booking Mama, Lenore from Presenting Lenore, Adriana Trigiani, me, Dawn from She’s Too Fond Of Books, Trish from Hey Lady, Watcha reading, and Jennifer from Book Club Girl and Harper Collins.