Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mrs. Blandings Goes to Elle Decor

Ok, so I did this thing that I haven't mentioned.  I wrote an article.  I can't pretend in the least to be all, "Oh, what?  That?  That national magazine article?  It was nothing."



No, not nothing.  Really something.  Besides the birth of my children the most exciting thing that has happened to me.  But I didn't mention it earlier because with every email from the Elle Decor staff I braced myself for the message saying, "Thank you so much for your submission.  While we appreciate your enthusiasm for the subject, the article is nothing short of a dog's dinner.  We have, however, retained it for our files in case we need a chuckle."


Fortunately, that was never the case.  Everyone was wonderful.  A heartfelt thanks to (in order of appearance) Margaret Russell, Mitch Owens, Brandon Pace, Kamala Nair, Michael Boodro, Dickson Wong, Cheminne Taylor-Smith, all of Elle Decor, for their help and hand-holding.  Thanks, too, to the antique dealers, shop owners, chefs and friends who took the time to tell me what they love about Kansas City.

In the July/August issue.  On news stands soon.

55 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

Congratulations!!! This is a big deal..can't wait to get my copy in the mail! It is exciting for a blog/writer I love and read to get publicity in such a great magazine..here's to you Mrs. Blandings!

Tracy Pardue Watier said...

Wow! Congratulations! Now I REALLY can't wait til my new issue arrives.
Listened to you with the Skirted Roundatable ladies just yesterday. Terrific job there, too!

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hey Congratulations on your magazine article! I'll have to run out and get Elle to read all about you I guess! Didn't know you were such a celeb! Best Wishes, you go girl!
Luanne

mary said...

Bravo - great work on both the article and the interview

Mary Kay Andrews said...

Congrats Mrs. B! You really are all that and a bag of chips. Y'know, like, organic, sun-dried, really chic chips.

erika said...

AHHHHHH I cannot wait!!!! Congrats Mrs.B! I'm not surprised one bit... and cannot wait til that issue arrives in the mailbox. Yipppeee!!!

pve design said...

Bravo!

Alicia said...

Brava Mrs!!!!!
Kansas City has soo much to offer. On my cross country trek to new digs in AZ, I lamented at the solitary day I was able to spend having fun. I'll be back!!!!

Cote de Texas said...

Mrs. B: this will be my most anticipated copy of Elle Decor ever! Congratulations - you deserve this and more!!!!!!!


Joni

Jaclyn said...

Congratulations and well done! Looking forward to seeing your article!

David said...

That's wonderful Mrs. B, I can't wait to read it!

soodie :: said...

RIGHT ON PATRICIA ! ! ! !

Pigtown-Design said...

Congratulations!!! You must be over the moon about this. I am soooo pleased for you.

xoxoxox

eaesthete said...

Oh Mrs. Blandings,

What a monumental achievement! You must be so proud. My sincerest congratulations.

Martha said...

Patricia -- congratulations -- that is so great and I can't wait to get to the city and Borders to get my copy.

Also, enjoyed The Skirted Roundtable!

tartanscot said...

I am, literally, jumping up an down with excitement! Congratulations on such a marvelous success . . . you clearly deserve it and SO much more.

Bethany said...

Way to go! I can't wait to check it out.
Bethany

Things That Inspire said...

What a wonderful honor, I can't wait to read the article!

home before dark said...

Everything really is up to date in Kansas City. Job well done!

La Maison Fou said...

Congrats!
I will read up on this when I get this months Elle Decor!
Leslie

little augury said...

So exciting! Now I can say I KNOW HER (in a sense)! What a coupe- and you can keep a secret too. May I ask- Can I be the first to interview you Mrs B. after this hits the mailboxes? la

Sara said...

you GO girl. I knew you had it in you.

Boxwood Terrace said...

Congratulations! This is very exciting and I will be looking for the magazine when it's on newstands. Wishing you continued success! Deborah

Anna Spiro said...

Patricia, this is wonderful news! You must be beside yourself!
x
Anna

Leah said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Warmest congratulations-this is the most excited I've been about a magazine since the demise of my beloved Domino-well done!

Stylestance said...

Wow, congratulations! Your blog is lovely ...

Homer's Odd Isn't He. said...

Big Congrats. Hard work still does pay off. Cheers, Homer

VictoriaArt said...

Patricia, this is so cool... Congratulations, you write so animated, the attention is well deserved!
Victoria

Karena said...

As a fellow Kansas Citian, and artist/blogger...I am so proud of you!!

Marnie said...

Very exciting indeed. I just finished reading your interview with Southern Accents and then this post followed. Well done. Looking forward to reading the article.

Chloedezigns@aol.com said...

I'd have a banner on the house and paint the front door red! Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to see it!
You are a real gem!

tarheel said...

Wow!! Congratulations- you must be beside yourself with joy!! That's really something- can't wait to see it!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Thank you all - it's so much fun and still a little surreal. Can't wait to hold it in my hand myself. (Besides, looks like lots of yummy stuff in this issue.)

linda said...

Brava, Patricia!
That is fantastic and exciting news- can't wait to read it!!!

Also, loved listening to the Skirted Round Table.
-Linda, NY

Hannah said...

Well-deserved Congratulations!! So excited for you - can hardly wait for the issue to arrive!

The Peak of Chic said...

Way to go Patricia!!!! We are all so proud of you! It's well deserved, too!!

Steve Rogers said...

well deserved....and oh yeah...I called this a long time ago!! ;-)

mary said...

The only thing to say is CONGRATULATIONS. Have a wonderful week.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

So well-deserved. I am very much looking forward to reading it. Congratulations. If it is anything similar to what we already have read from you we are in for a treat.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Now when does the book come out?!? ~ Mrs. Sellers

beachbungalow8 said...

I'm so excited to see this! I've been anxiously awaiting it.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to get my copy!!!

Millie said...

Oh sweet girl of course they would have jumped at the opportunity to feature you - oh ye of so little faith! Things take a little while to make it across the great Pacific divide, so my guess is that I'll be picking up this issue around July/August 2010! But I'll be loving it nonetheless. Message to KC City Hall - give Mrs. B. the Keys to the City pronto!
Millie ^_^

for the love of a house said...

Wow! How exciting... Congratuations! Can't wait to see the article! Love KC- we would antique shop there when we lived in Dallas. Such great shops- my favorite was Christopher Filley's shop. Is he still there?

Fifi Flowers said...

How terribly EXCITING... GOOD for YOU!!!

Julie said...

First time commenting on your blog although not the first time visiting. Just wanted to say how wonderful this is. congratulations and enjoy.

pbinder said...

I keep checking the news stands to see if the issue has been released. Now I know my portrait of you will be in there, now I am just curious to see what photos of STUFF (if any) that I took ended up in there.

Photographing STUFF was so hard because that place is just filled with so much...ermmmm...STUFF ;)

northsidefour said...

Perfect, and wonderful! Congratulations Mrs B!

Teacats said...

Of course this issue is a MUST-Buy copy for me! And I really enjoyed your participation on the Skirted Roundtable too! (left a comment thereabouts too!) Very very well done indeed on both counts!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

{this is glamorous} said...

How completely wonderful and so exciting! Can not wait!

Leigh Chandler said...

YEAH! Finally! Not only are you my favorite blogger, and Elle Decor my favorite magazine, but that my favorite city for gorgeous homes is still Kansas City! Thank you so much from a native. Next time I hear the skeptical "Kansas City?" when asked where I was born and raised - I will be proud to whip out the issue of Elle Decor;-) Congratulations, this is such an honor. You will probably get a huge stack in the mail from your fans awaiting your autograph!

Susan Gordon said...

Oh, Mrs. B., the Elle Decor article on Kansas City is fabulous! Now you are the most of famous of our Mag Style group. I love you writing style - what a charming way you found to tell the story of the new and old Kansas City.

matt said...

congrats!! i just read the article and it was wonderful! i'm from st. louis and it always makes you feel proud when your "region" is represented with such heart and style. i hope this is just the beginning for you - you're a terrific writer.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Tomorrow the world!!! Write on, Mrs. B.!