Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Who wants to party? We did with chef guru, Yvonne Tally!

Last week everyone here at Books Inc. Palo Alto witnessed a fantastic party! With delicious food, overflowing bottles of wine, and a lot of social interaction, chef Yvonne Tally regaled us with her wit, charm, and the phenomenal story of how she became the chef she is today. In dedication to her mother, Yvonne presented her highly acclaimed first cook book, Your Fit Gourmet: Cooking Secrets for the Overscheduled Woman to a full house of family & friends. Taking inspiration from her experience traveling and working in France, Yvonne has dedicated her chef's career to cooking simple, delicious & healthy meals for women & families always busy and on the go. From smoothie recipes to breakfast options to lunch box kid's meals, this small gem of a cook book is the perfect gift for anyone wanting to go organic or simply in need of changing the way they eat for a healthier, more productive lifestyle. On behalf of the staff at Books Inc, I would like to thank Yvonne for making her first author appearance at our store such a spectacular one! We can't wait to see what she's cooking up next! Check out a few of the event photos that her daughter, Juliette took!

Yvonne Tally and her daughter, Juliette (also her photographer)

Yvonne, Jill Plant & I

Yvonne at the signing table!

Family & Friends! What a party it was!

For more information on Yvonne Tally and her culinary organization, go to

Happy Holidays & Good Eating!

Trick or Treat!

Since Halloween fell on a Saturday this year, I was very excited to host a huge Halloween story time event, filled with stories, costumes, prizes and best yet, face painting! This year we had 5 kids who came in dressed up as some of their favorite childhood characters, including Robin Hood, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, Little Red Riding Hood, Carmen Miranda (the fruit lady!) & a cute little Polar Bear! Everyone who came dressed in a costume won a prize and the whole story time group got to have their faces painted by the lovely & talented Miss Kate the Good Witch! Here are just a few of the event's costumed photos! Thank you everyone who stopped by!

Face Painting Fun! Pink Glitter Flowers!

Face Painting Fun! A Vampire!

Kate the Good Witch Face Painting a Flower!

Kate the Good Witch Face Painting a Rainbow!

Little Red Riding Hood, Dorothy & the little Polar Bear!

Robin Hood of the Forest with his dad, Spiderman!

I host story times for children ages 3-6 every Saturday morning at 11am so stay tuned for upcoming special holiday story time events!

Happy Reading!