and so it begins...

By the time you read this, I will have already boarded a direct flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia. It will have taken off around 11:30pm on Tuesday evening and hopefully sometime in the 15 hour and 5 minute journey, I will have gotten at least 8 hours of sleep. I will have taken a couple Advil PM and crossed my fingers the little blue pills will have done their job. I will have fast forwarded through time and space (not really, but sort of) and arrive on Thursday at 8:30AM.This is just the beginning of a whirlwind tour through Australia, ending with Labor Day weekend in Auckland, New Zealand. I will do my best to blog along the way (with some pre-written posts).Here is the Australian catalogue (pricing differs in NZ & Singapore)...Here is my schedule with Spotlight store appearances (there will also be make-n-takes). Would love if you all could come by, say hi and bring friends!

Friday 24/08/2012 Geelong 10am & Watergardens 2pm Saturday 25/08/2012 Fountain Gate 10am & Bayswater 2pm Sunday 26/08/2012 Essendon 10am & Miranda 3.30pm Monday 27/08/2012 Penrith 10am & Campbelltown 2pm Tuesday 28/08/2012 Castle Hill 10am & Lidcombe 2pm Wednesday 29/08/2012 Ashmore 1.30pm Thursday 30/08/2012 Morayfield 10am & Everton Park 2pm Friday 31/08/2012 Mt Wellington 10am & Albany 2pm Saturday 1/09/2012 Hamilton 9.30am & Manukau City 3.00pm Photo taken at St. Kilda Pier with iPhone app, Photosynth. If you'd like to follow the adventures, I'll be posting everyday on Instagram, username: amytangerine. I've been to Australia once before, over a decade ago. It is one of my favorite places on the planet and much of it is because of the wonderful people (and those accents!). Feeling blessed for this opportunity with American Crafts and Spotlight stores. Really looking forward to meeting some of you soon!