It has been a productive and fun week of conferences, birthdays, meetings, site visits and new perspective clients. Thanks to Amy of Sugar Flower Cake Shop for inviting me to join her at the Ladies Who Launch conference entitled Dream It, Launch It, Live It at 82 Mercer. Joan Lunden, Martha Beck, Alexandra W. Wilson of the ever popular shopping site Gilt Groupe and Carley Roney co-founder and Editor in Chief of The Knot were among the speakers. The exercises that stood out prompted me to think about what my business and life would look like three years from today. Have you thought about this? The next exercise had me write down my goals for the next 90 days. Sharing both assignments motivated me to evaluate how I prioritize my time.
Celebrating three friends’ birthdays made for a fun albeit exhausting week. These friends have all been instrumental to the success of business and the overall quality of my life as an entrepreneur. I am happy I was able to honor the three women. Simone and her husband have allowed me to store stuff at their house while I was in transition. She is a dear friend and also mother to two of my smallest and blondest friends in New York. I had to much fun at Ana‘s birthday party. She hosted some of my industry favorites at her true neighborhood gem, Cafe Forant. The owners kindly closed the cafe doors so we could toast our friend. It was a blast! The last celebration of the week was for Amy. The pomegranate martinis and cheese were delicious but the interesting conversations were what provided the takeaways of the evening. For example, did you know that the best places to be fitted for a bra in New York is Town Shop? Infants can and should start gymnastics at as young as four months. It actually helps promote good health and prevent ear infections. Lastly, many seem to have personal trainers and apparently the key is to making sure he is good looking. Having someone you like looking at holding you accountable makes working out on a regular basis more realistic.
With lots of interesting projects in the pipeline, I am excited about the possible outcome of a meeting I had yesterday, which will force me to run out and get the good looking trainer I referenced in the above paragraph. Meanwhile, I’ve been looking through the most beautiful pictures from a fabulous October wedding photographed by Brian Dorsey Studios. A talk on Personal Branding, my first Toastmasters meeting and consulting with a designer on the holiday cards she is custom designing for my business were all great uses of my time this past week. Want to get married in Brooklyn and haven’t found your venue yet? Don’t worry, I’ve seen some great new spaces I’ll be sharing soon.
With Thanksgiving around the corner comes engagement season. Do you know anyone about to propose? I’ll be providing resources to plan the perfect proposal in the weeks to come. Welcome to my new followers, it’s humbling to know you have made the effort to check in. I appreciate your time and thank you.
On a personal note, I am starting to prepare for a move. I am excited to start 2011 with a new zip code and a space to make all my own. The details are not ironed out yet. Brooklyn or Manhattan? That is to tbd.
Have a great weekend!
Photo courtesy of Brian Dorsey Studios.