The *most* amazing surprise came through my door this morning!

So, after feeling sorry for myself for almost all of the morning (due to feeling run down, the fact there’s snow everywhere and my boyfriend leaving me all alone while he goes for a job interview) I had the most amazing gift through the post which cheered me up no end…!

I just HAVE to share this with you all:

pippa middleton celebrate signed

Yes!  A signed copy of Celebrate from Pippa, addressed to yours truly.  Seriously, I’ve never been so excited in all my life, I’ve literally shared it everywhere online, haha.  The book was kindly sent to me from Claudia Bradby Jewellery – a Christmas gift which is a little belated – caused by me moving house and Claudia Bradby Jewellery sending the parcel to my old address – eek!

I better tell you how this came about!  Over on our sister site (Get it? Sister site! Haha) I’ve reviewed a couple of pieces of jewellery sent over by Claudia and her PR team, (see here and here) because of the link between Kate & the company.  In case you didn’t know, Kate wore a Bradby necklace in public back in 2007, plus she collaborated on a necklace design for Jigsaw with Claudia back in 2006 when she worked as a fashion buyer for the brand.  The Bradbys and Middletons seem to be well acquainted, as Pippa attended the film premiere for ‘Shadow Dancer’ back in August to support Claudia’s husband Tom, the original author of the novel. Tom Bradby is also a well-known journalist and he famously interviewed the William and Kate after they announced their engagement back in 2010.  Claudia also attended Pippa’s book launch at Daunt Books back in October.  She wrote this blog post giving us an insider’s view – it’s a must if you haven’t already read it!

So… I’m assuming Claudia asked Pippa to sign the copy for me – such a wonderful and thoughtful gift!  I’m absolutely elated, I’ve been bouncing off the walls all day!

Thank you to Claudia, Camilla and everybody else at Claudia Bradby Jewellery – this absolutely made my day – and then some!

To shop the necklace Kate wore, or the necklace Kate designed, click here to view Claudia Bradby’s “Heritage” collection.  Kate wore the Camellia and the “Kate” is the design she collaborated on with Claudia.


  1. Wow that is so awesome! And the book is addressed to you! With Pippa’s handwriting! What a great surprise.

  2. Nice work Carly! Completely deserved…. Well done!

  3. Wow. So pleased for you (and rather jealous). A lovely personal gift to keep forever

  4. I’m so happy for you! That is an exciting gift.

  5. That is soo wonderful for you! What a fantastic and thoughtful gift. I’m a long time reader/lurker. Please keep up the great job that you do here and Kate Middleton Style. I read them both!

  6. Wow! That is really cool! Amazing!

  7. oh wow! happy for you! you deserve it! 🙂