It’s been one week since our first Book Club and I can’t stop thinking about it! The location, the food, the guests (including one very important author, Amanda Eyre Ward), and the conversations, all came together for one incredible night that exceeded my expectations. Hosting a Book Club was always on the list of to-do’s but when I asked author Amanda Eyre Ward if she would consider coming, I never thought she’d say yes! Co-host Catelyn Silapachai of the Distillery Market moderated a Q&A yet the conversation quickly turning into more a round-table feel where guests were welcomed to share their thoughts and ask questions. Photographer Paige Newton was on hand to snap photos for those who weren’t able to attend. Subscribe to our newsletter announcing our next book club pick.

Guests arriving to the beautiful new Katie Kime headquarters in East Austin.

That wallpaper though!

Co-host Catelyn Silapachai and husband Komson chatting with author Amanda Eyre Ward (left).

Our first book club pick, The Nearness of You, by Amanda Eyre Ward.

 This charcuterie spread courtesy of Spread and Co. that was almost too good to eat.

 Reds, whites and bubbles courtesy of Messina Hof Winery.