For this small town girl from Nashville, Arkansas, population of about 5,000 with one McDonalds and a Sonic, it did not take much for the city of New York to win my heart. My first impression after leaving the airport at Newark: I was fascinated by the 8 lanes of traffic merging in to fit inside the Lincoln Tunnel...There was a time that I was nervous to get onto the Interstate in Little Rock for the first time! Our first stop was Rockefeller Center. As soon as my car door was opened at The Hilton on Avenue of the Americas, I immediately smelled the food. I couldn't wait to eat in New York City.
Another renowned restaurant we frequented over the years was Gramercy Tavern, co - founded by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing him, thinking, he's a cute chef. Later on I saw him on Bravo's Top Chef!! Small world! The memorable experience there is that they give you a take home muffin for your breakfast the next day. Cute!
|Heading to Gramercy Tavern with Angelica & Frankie|
I have to share this picture that I love. It's one of my besties who went to NYC and ran into the infamous Paris Hilton. Nat & I love to follow fashion & celebs. Here's my girl Natalie with the heiress at Butter! "That's hot!"
In the pharmaceutical industry, there's a thing called Presidents Club. My manager Marie said that the stars had to be perfectly aligned to win it. Every time I look back at the year that I won it, it still seems like a dream that I was living, in which I did not realize that this might be the best that it could ever get for me. I do remember driving around listening to Irene Cara and singing along to "What a feeling" and fully believing that I could have it all. I was building my dream house in my dream neighborhood, picking out every detail of it, and King Pharmaceuticals furnished it when I won a national contest of increasing market share the most..
Then I was rewarded with a trip to Budapest - all expenses paid for me and my husband - and only the top 5% of the sales team would attend with the President, CEO and the Eastern & Western Vice Presidents. How funny that during the awards dinner in the castle, where we were driven from our hotel in black Mercedes cars, the Eastern Vice President announced us as the couple who reminded her of "Guns and Roses."