Oh heyyyy! I wanted to give you a quick update from us; consider it a delayed 2016 recap of sorts… and happenings for 2017!

Bneato Bar, while busy serving our clients in Los Angeles and afar has been pretty MIA on social media. And it’s not that I don’t love social media. I do. Sometimes too much (hence the sort of break up since September of 2016). Listen, I had my reasons… Last year I wrote a mammoth book proposal that took about 5 months which landed me a fancy NYC book agent. Which then led me to pitch for an equally fancy publishing house in London. Which then led me to get my first book deal. I could now write a book on how to land a book agent:) Well, at least a solid blog post…. So while things were shakin’ over here – it was all happening behind the scenes.

I also knew that my content for the book (coming out July 5th of THIS YEAR) had to be stellar. With three months to turn in my first draft (talk about high-stakes pressure) creating juicy organizing posts for our social media feeds suffered. And since the book is illustrated, there were lots of notes and back and forth versions – basically, it was all-consuming. I thank my lucky stars for the best organizing team in Los Angeles that services Bneato Bar clients (they truly do ROCK).

And during all of this, I became pregnant with our first child. Morning sickness while writing your first book is quite the challenge. I do not recommend that route for anyone. Luckily, it passed (because I know for some mommas-to-be, they are not so fortunate and stay sick for much longer). Of course, that means that I will now be literally birthing a baby this Spring and birthing a book shortly after (again, July 5th which is right around the corner – or at least it feels like it).

So while Bneato Bar has been away, we are coming back in a big way. I cannot wait to share the book title, the images (and hopefully even some local Los Angeles bookstore readings and events)!!! Stay tuned!

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  1. jessica March 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    SO glad to hear the news on the book + the baby! Not to sound creepy but I truly missed your IG activity and was hoping you were coming back. Looking forward to checking out the book! Congrats on all of it!

  2. Get Organized Already March 14, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Well, I’m very excited about ALL of this.
    You are always an inspiration, Beth.

  3. Beth Penn March 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you Jessica:) So sweet of you to say!

  4. Beth Penn March 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you Nonnahs! And you to meeeeeee!

  5. Adele Martin March 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    You’re having a book?! I mean you’re writing a book?! This is so exciting! Put me first on the list to purchase it. I need all the help I can get!

  6. Beth Penn March 15, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Thank you Adele:) You are so sweet. Miss seeing your lovely face!!! Xo

  7. Kathleen Heafey March 17, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Wow. All that and a baby too. The best is yet to come …

  8. Beth Penn March 17, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Thanks Kathleen:) I am pinching myself!

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