Emily Giffin’s
Garden Party

Celebrate the launch of Emily’s new book ALL WE EVER WANTED at the Historic Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

June 23, 2018 in Nashville, TN

Gather your girlfriends and spend the afternoon with #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin–and get her new novel, ALL WE EVER WANTED, 3 days in advance of publication!   Be one of the first readers of the hottest book of the summer and spend the afternoon with your friends enjoying wine, sweet tea & lemonade and small bites.  You’ll hear Emily in conversation talking about her life, career, and will answer your questions (including her thoughts about England’s Royal family!); you’ll also have the opportunity to have a professional, social-sharing ready photo taken with Emily! There will be a talk on tips & trends in make-up by Woo Cosmetics, shopping the online resort marketplace Dear Keaton’s pop-up shop, raffle prizes from CROSBY by Mollie Burch, Dear Keaton, Woo Cosmetics, Mario Badescu and Random House and a ticket ($20 value) to tour the gardens and galleries of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens!

In addition to your signed copy of ALL WE EVER WANTED before it goes on sale, guests receive a special Random House canvas tote bag which includes two of Emily’s favorite reads, chic readers from Drew Barrymore’s FLOWER Eyewear, a beautiful pocket notebook from Rifle Paper Co., an exclusive 20% discount card (one-time use) from Draper James, Woo Cosmetics and Mario Badescu Skincare samples.

Set in Nashville, ALL WE EVER WANTED is already promising to be one of THE reads of summer:  see Emily before she is on the Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee on Tuesday, June 25, Us Weekly will be featuring Emily and early reviews are fantastic–PopSugar calls it “the book everyone will be talking about this summer.” Good Morning America included ALL WE EVER WANTED in its list of Best Books to bring to the Beach This Summer & Entertainment Weekly has posted an exclusive excerpt.

Located 20 minutes outside of Downtown Nashville, the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is the ideal location to spend an afternoon immersed in book culture and beauty. You’ll hear Emily discuss her timeliest novel to date; have time to explore Cheekwood’s art collection and 12 unique garden settings; and enjoy a reception with Emily and other readers following her conversation.

Event Details

What was Included

  • What’s included in Emily Giffin’s Garden Party (a $150+ value):
    • signed copy of ALL WE EVER WANTED (3 days before publication!)
    • in Conversation and Q&A with Emily Giffin
    • professional & social media sharing ready photo with Emily
    • Dear Keaton pop-up shop
    • wine, sweet tea, lemonade, and hors d’oeuvres
    • a Random House canvas tote bag
    • cosmetic sample from Woo Cosmetics
    • skincare sample from Mario Badescu
    • chic readers from Flower Eyewear by Drew Barrymore
    • a beautiful pocket notebook from Rifle Paper Co.
    • an exclusive 20% off one-time use discount card from Draper James
    • TWO of Emily’s own favorite reads
    • raffle prizes from CROSBY by Mollie Burch, Dear Keaton, Draper James, Maria Badescu,Woo Cosmetics, Random House
    • access to Cheekwood Estate’s gardens & galleries

Date & Time

June 23, 2018
Doors Open at 4:00PM; Emily in conversation at 4:30PM; Photo opportunity to follow; *Cheekwood Estate & Gardens available to tour beginning at 9:00 AM to 5:00PM


Nashville, TN

Cheekwood Estate & Garden
1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN 37205


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Saturday, June 23, 2018

  • 4:00pm Doors open
  • 4:30pm A Conversation with Emily Giffin and Q&A
  • 5:30pm Photo Opportunity, Activities, Snacks & Refreshments
  • 7:00pm Event Ends

*Cheekwood Estate & Garden Available to Tour Beginning at 9:00am

About Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens and an historic estate unlike anything else.

Each year, Cheekwood welcomes over 225,000 visitors, making it one of the city’s top cultural attractions, with approximately 14,000 member households.  Visitors enjoy family activities, programming for all ages and year-round festivals celebrating the four seasons. From 150,000 blooming bulbs in the spring to one million holiday lights in the winter, there’s always something to see at Cheekwood.

About the Author

EMILY GIFFIN is the author of eight internationally bestselling novels: Something BorrowedSomething BlueBaby ProofLove the One You’re WithHeart of the MatterWhere We BelongThe One & Only, and First Comes Love. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.