BROOKLYN, NY SATURDAY, OCT 18, 6 - 8pm
I'm back in New York, and excited to read at the beautiful Twisted Lily Perfumery in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood for a night of "chemical romance."
There will be eats, drinks, lots of perfume sniffing and hobnobbing with other perfume lovers.
Don't miss it!
TWISTED LILY PERFUMERY
360 Atlantic Avenue (Betwn Hoyt & Bond)
BERLIN SATURDAY, JULY 12, 8PM at ANOTHER COUNTRY Bookstore
Riemannstr.7, 10961 Berlin (U7-Gneisenau)
Hours: MON 2-8, TUE-FRI 11-8, SAT 12-6
I am so excited a) that I get to go to Berlin and b) that I will be reading in one of the coolest bookstores on the planet! Another Country Bookstore has been named by BBC Travel as one of the best bookstores in the world. In the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin: "Another Country is an English Language Second Hand Bookshop, which is mostly used as a library." It has "about twenty thousand books that you can buy or borrow. You simply pay the price of a book, which you get back, minus a 1,50 Euro charge, should you choose to return it. Another Country is also a club which hosts readings, cultural events, social evenings, filmnights and many other things. Sophie Raphaeline runs the shop, which is also a place propagating British culture, of free speaking, discussing, liberal thinking and, above all, reading!" YAYASS!
AUSTIN, TX TUESDAY, JUNE 10
I know I am too old to use this locution, but I am SUPER-STOKED that I'll be reading at Allyson Garro's fabulous "wigs, makeup, and sparkle" shop Coco Coquette, in Austin, Texas. I've admired this place on Instagram for a while (I mean, check out her Instagram!), so the idea of reading/discussing/sharing vintage perfume in a magpie's dream-store seems too good to be true. But it's happening, friends! Here's the event Facebook page. If you're in Austin Tuesday, June 10th at 7 pm, come join us for vintage perfume sniffin', vintage perfume ad viewin' and vintage rosewater cocktail sippin', the latter provided by Dripping Springs Vodka, the former by moi. I hope to see you there at 2109 East Cesar Chavez!
NASHVILLE, TN THURSDAY, JUNE 5
On Thursday, June 5 at 6:30pm, I'll be reading in Nashville, TN, at Parnassus Books, author Ann Patchett's neighborhood bookstore! (How cool is that?) It's at 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14. I'll share vintage perfumes and vintage perfume ads from my collection, some of which are in my book, and many of which are not! I hope to see you there! (It will be my first time to Nashville, so I'm pretty thrilled about all of it.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA. TUESDAY, MAY 27
On Tuesday, May 27 at 6pm, I'll be reading at Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans, LA. It's at 2727 Prytania Street. As with other events, I'll share vintage perfumes and vintage perfume ads from my collection. I can't wait!
On Thursday, March 27, at 7 pm, I'm going to read at Books, Inc. in San Francisco, at the Opera Plaza location on Van Ness Avenue. I'll bring some vintage perfumes to sniff, and Books, Inc. ("The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller") has kindly agreed to display some of my favorite vintage perfume ads. It will be a multi-sensory event! I hope to see you there.
On Saturday, November 16th, 2013, Scent Bar in Los Angeles is hosting a Vintage Perfume Night between 4pm - 7pm to celebrate Ingrid, the new vintage-inspired scent collaboration between perfumer Andy Tauer and filmmaker Brian Pera, followed by my reading from Scent and Subversion. During the "smell and tell" portion of the evening, we will all share our vintage/discontinued perfume gems. This is going to be fun!
Fragrantica.com covers the Scent Bar's Vintage Perfume Night in LA
On Tuesday, November 12, MiN New York’s Haute Perfumery, Apothecary & Atelier is hosting the book release party for Scent and Subversion. It’s going to be amazing! The dark and sexy ambiance there is perfect for the subject matter. And then there’s the issue of all those fabulous perfumes!