I had a fun time meeting Mary McDonald today at the SF Design Center. She's just as funny (and kinda quirky) as she is on Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorator". I signed up initially because I thought she was going to give a talk but today we found out she was doing a book signing
"Interiors: The Allure of Style".
Kerrie Kelly (who she's currently working with) and a number of other people she works with. They were all sweet enough to include me in a picture with them and Mary.
When it came to be my turn to have my book signed Mary started it off with singing Dolly Parton's "Jolene" to me - I had to laugh, so funny! I asked her to also include Ava's name so she said, "Ava, such a pretty name. I've always love the name Ava. My dog's name is Ava." I said, "Oh really? How do you spell it?" To which she replied, " E-V-A, everyone always tells me I spelled it wrong and that it's supposed to be A-V-A." We continued talking for a bit about her dogs/spelling and sweet little 18 mo-old, Ava. I left with the following dedication, written in my copy of her book, "To Jolene & Ava, May you have years of design success together! Mary McDonald." Mary has picked Ava's future career for her. ;~)