I’m going to New Orleans!! #TheBestOfMe Set Visit

It’s official! I’m headed to New Orleans to visit the set of Nicholas Sparks’ newest movie The Best of Me.

The Best of Me

I got an email 3 weeks ago that said in part…

On behalf of Relativity Media, we’re thrilled to invite you to visit the set of THE BEST OF ME, based on the best-selling novel from internationally-known author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John).

We will be bringing down a small group of Bloggers to interview the main talent and filmmakers, provide a tour of set and observe filming…

Please let us know if you are interested…

I thought oh how cool that they invited me since I love Nicholas Sparks but I can’t afford a trip to New Orleans and promptly hit delete.

2 weeks ago I got an email that said…

I wanted to check in to see if you received our invitation to join us on set for THE BEST OF ME, based on the best-selling novel from internationally-known author Nicholas Sparks…

The studio covers all expenses…

The studio covers all expenses? That caught my interest so I replied.  Things all fell together and I got official word today that I along with 14 other bloggers are making the quick trip 2 weeks from now!

I don’t know any of the other bloggers who are going but I took a look at their sites tonight and I’m sure I’m in for a real treat!!

The Best of Me

In theaters October 2014!
Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.


Directed by Michael Hoffman (The Emperor’s Club, One Fine Day), THE BEST OF ME stars James Marsden (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, X-Men), Michelle Monaghan (HBO’s True Detective, Source Code), Liana Liberato (Stuck in Love, Trust) and Luke Bracey (GI Joe: Retaliation, the upcoming November Man) in the lead roles, with Sebastian Arcelus (Netflix’s “House of Cards,”) and Gerald McRaney (Netflix’s “House of Cards,”) with additional castings to be announced.  



  1. Oh My God!! This is so amazing! I loved this book, made me cry my eyes out, so now I can’t wait for the movie! I hope you have a blast and let us all in the details!

  2. bbshepherd says:

    Wow, how exciting! I sure look forward to your post about it. 🙂

  3. WOW!! This is such an amazing opportunity! I hope that you have a blast! I can’t wait to see your post!

  4. How exciting! Enjoy! Look forward to hearing about it 🙂

  5. Congratulations on a real coo, Kathy. Out of thousands and thousands of bloggers, you were chosen to represent. You must be so proud!

  6. Oh my goodness. How lucky are you! I know you will have a wonderful time and I very much look forward to the blog post of your trip.

  7. That is too cool! Congrats and have fun!!!!

  8. That is awesome! Congratulations and enjoy. ^_^

  9. How Fun!!! Enjoy.

  10. That is so awesome! Make sure you take a TON of photos and post them to your blog! I can’t wait to see what you think! Granted, I’m not a fan of his books… but for some odd reason, I don’t mind the movies.

  11. Excited to meet you there!

  12. Wow, that is so awesome!! Do you also get to see Nicholas Sparks himself? I have only read one of his books, and it brought me to tears! It was such an incredible read!