Saturday, June 14, 2014

Photo Recap: Carla Hall Book Signing

Carla Hall signs copies of her new book

I came in search of a book signing; but found a party instead. Carla Hall appeared at the Friendship Heights Lord & Taylor earlier this afternoon, wowing an appreciative crowd with charm, elegance and her John Hancock "Carla Hall" on hardback copies of her new book Carla's Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World. If you thought Hall was charming on Top Chef (seasons 5 & 8) or her current gig as co-host of ABC's The Chew, just wait until you meet her in person. The former model greets every fan with a hug and seems genuinely interested in hearing what you have to say. If she ever gets bored with cooking and/or TV, she could have a big career in politics. Mayor Hall... Has a nice ring to it, no?

In addition to posing for photos, and signing copies of her book, Hall arrived bearing gifts cookies... specifically her bite-size artisan cookies, on sale locally at Glen's Garden MarketWagshal's, Whole Foods & other upscale vendors. Best of all, she brought lots of 'em (Don't you hate lining up for just one of something?) What's the verdict on the cookies? Yum, yum, yum. Ditto for Ms. Hall!

Carla Hall (r) and another new friend

Fans line up to meet Carla Hall (seated, left)