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Monday, June 25, 2012

Freezing on the Hottest Day in NYC

Park Avenue (west) elevation of the Waldorf=As...
Park Avenue (west) elevation of the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ah, a week in New York City, and I am exhausted but exhilarated at the same!  Is there really any other place in America that requires so much energy?  I doubt it. 

This week was the Fall Preview and Fashion Runway Show for Worth New York and W By Worth.  Over 500 beautiful and astute business woman literally take over the Waldorf Astoria!  The lobby has never looked so fabulous.  The rooftop bees could not be heard over the buzz of the Worth women!  A couple of interesting facts I bet you haven't heard on the hotel's website:

a) This is the coldest hotel in America!  Each conference room is colder than the other.  Wear your warmest clothes, even if there is a heat wave outside, like there was this past week!

b) There is absolutely no phone reception in the lobby area.  Consequently, the lobby is filled with angry people texting message away like mad!  Do you think they have done this intentionally? 

c) When making your hotel reservation, be sure to ask for the most uniquely-shaped rooms, because....boy, do they have them.  Ours had this most awesome dressing and make-up area and yet the bathroom itself, was quite small.

The company I work for, Worth New York, went above and beyond, for the Fall Preview 2012! We had the all-company cocktail reception, we had regional dinners, and Leadership Award meetings, and breakfasts and seminars on fit and how to grow your business and some of us even had midnight lobby bar champagne parties.......and the very best part............a full Fashion Runway Show! It was definately WORTHwhile! Thanks to the Worth staff/employees who worked so hard to make sure we had a valuable and enjoyable all are the very best in the apparel industry!

I know you are dying to see the Fall line, so here you go:
Worth New York Fall 2012 Fashion Video

Tomorrow, I will tell you about the hilarious times (crazy Indian cab drivers, being 50+ at 2 am in the Big Apple and the true definition for the "Meatpacking District") I had over the weekend in NYC with my son and daughter-in-law, but like I said, I am exhausted, so this is all you get for now!  

 Time for a nap...................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Full Circle of Life

And so it happened.....Exactly four years after I dropped her off on the granite steps of Dickinson College and began writing posts for this Emtnester blog of what life would be like as an empty nest Mom..........she graduates.  My baby became a college graduate, wearing a smile from ear to ear, surrounded by a wonderful boyfriend, a delightful group of girlfriends and sorority sisters.  Could it have really gone by so fast?  Much has happened since then, as many of you know through my rantings and my tears and my exhaustion and my fears.  And yet, I can remember hugging her goodbye four years ago like it was yesterday.  We waived goodbye as she drove off in her little Honda, packed to the gills, off to her first job as a research fellow in Alabama! 

I am a proud Mom.  My children are all wonderful human beings, despite having spent their formative years with me.  They are funny. They are polite.  They are close without living close to each other. They understand me.  They appreciate the good things about me and giggle together about the silly things about me.  They are a joy to be around.  But alas, they are spread out all over this country. I am glad they are experiencing different cultures, different environments, but that doesn't mean I selfishly want to go hang out and live with each one of them. I think they secretly think I just might do that some year....You know, hang with one, then spend the next week with the other and then the other....then repeat!  But there's no need to worry, I have my place in life.  It is with my husband and my golden retriever in Scottsdale, AZ. And, I have a lovely job with Worth New York and I enjoy the women I am working with in this company.  It is fulfilling and can be great fun.

And I will always have my confidant.  And I have my guide.  So, lest you think I am complaining, I am not.  But I will be the first to admit that there still isn't a day go by that I don't swell up inside...missing my kids!  Not. one. day! 

And life goes on,.......I am getting older.  I may be getting wiser.  There could be stories to tell still.  I hope there are.  I hope they are funny.  I hope if I share them with you, you can laugh or cry or feel something worth feeling.