my heart wanders to brisbane…
Posted in my heart wanders April 11th, 2011 by pia

photograph by kylie johnson, paper boat press

Kylie Johnson is a poet, ceramicist, and one of my dearest friends. Last year while I was writing my little heart out in le petit bateau vert in Amsterdam, she sent me parcels throughout the year filled with treasures to keep me going, the sweetest gifts, and emails with quotes that would always resonate with me. She seemed to know exactly what I was going through, and knew when I needed a bit of encouragement, even from the other side of the world. You may recall I wrote a post about her beautiful studio  – paper boat press –  and home here

Well, I’m delighted to announce that in celebration of the release of My Heart Wanders, dear Kylie is hosting an exclusive event in Brisbane on May 7th. Together we’ve been working out the finer details over the last couple of months, and I can tell you, it’s going to be grand, I am so excited about it… imagine an afternoon spent on the grounds of one of the quaintest locations in Brisbane, surrounded by local made by hand goodness while we sip tea, eat petits sandwiches & butterfly cakes, all the while chatting about taking risks, letting go, and making a home wherever you are…

Tickets are $15 each, but if you buy the book (which is $59.95) and ticket combo,  it will be a neat $65. You can also order more signed copies of the book to pick up on the day if you want to buy some for friends and family.  All tickets and books must be purchased online through Kylie’s shop here. There will be a limited amount of tickets available, so please order asap as tickets have already been selling fast.

I cannot wait to meet you all in Brisbane – so many of you have been such wonderful inspiration to me over the past few years, and it will be an incredible experience to be able to meet you in person and get to know you that little bit more. A big thank you to Kylie and her studio girls who have been working hard over the past months to put this very special day together.



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  1. Hayley says

    YAY! Just bought tickets for my bestie and I! Cant wait to meet you! x

    April 11th, 2011 | #

  2. meenal@maison marigold says

    Wish I was in Brisbane..i’m sure it’ll be a lovely event..and to meet you would certainly be a delight for me..all the very best for all your creative endeavours, Pia! xx meenal

    April 11th, 2011 | #

  3. Tip says

    Have an awesome time in Brissie! Unfortunately I was home in March so won’t be there but I will let my friends know about your launch!

    April 11th, 2011 | #

  4. leslie says

    Sounds lovely – wish I could be there!

    April 11th, 2011 | #

  5. Ana says

    I will be there!! I have followed your blog since two years ago, and although I am Spanish, I was relocated in Brisbane six months ago.
    How great to meet you!

    April 11th, 2011 | #

  6. Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL says

    All these wonderful events of yours…I hope I can attend one someday!

    April 11th, 2011 | #

  7. Jane says

    Sounds lovely indeed, and Kylie’s pottery is just beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful event! xo, Jane

    April 12th, 2011 | #

  8. ingrid says

    Imagine…a ‘tea-party collaboration’ between two people who inspire me beyond words…

    It will be a pleasure to say ‘hello’ on the 7th may…I can hardly wait.

    Ingrid x

    April 12th, 2011 | #

  9. Julia says

    Hi Pia
    This sounds beautiful… congratulations on the book. Hoped to make it to the launch, i live on the Northern Rivers in NSW, but alas i have guests.
    I just love your blog – it has kept me totally transfixed and inspired for the past couple of years, so thank you!

    April 14th, 2011 | #

  10. Louise says

    Hi Pia,
    I just bought a ticket to your launch and a copy of your wonderful book, which I’m looking forward to enjoying next Saturday! I’m really looking forward to meeting you and having a wonderful afternoon out with my mum who is also coming along to meet you! We’ve been enjoying your adventures for sometime now.
    All the best
    Louise xx

    April 25th, 2011 | #

  11. Kylie says

    I just ordered my book and ticket! How exciting!

    April 29th, 2011 | #

  12. Cate says

    Thank you for such a beautiful day and sharing your book with Brisbane. I adore my little ceramic ‘my heart wanders’ broach. Kylie hosted such a lovely launch, and I have shared the occasion on my blog, a white carousel. Congratulations on your book ~ an inspirational tomb and visual feast.

    May 8th, 2011 | #

  13. Gemma Green Close says

    Pia I wish I had known about this event as I would have loved to meet you. I bought your book here in a Brisbane bookshop and just loved it. i read it in one weekend and did not want it to end. Congratulations!! – it is one of the most beautiful books- the presentation and publishing is divine and one of the best I have seen.

    July 2nd, 2011 | #

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