They say if you’ve lived in Las Vegas for five years or more, you’re practically considered a local. Well, in a few months, you can call me a local. I consider myself lucky, having had the pleasure of living and working in three of the most fabulous cities in the world, New York, Chicago and now Las Vegas.
After graduating from college, I kick started my career in Public Relations at DeVries PR in New York City. Hard work, long hours and no social life was my norm and I wouldn’t have had it any other way for those first years. The experiences I had were similar to those you read about in books and see in movies. From flying high in helicopters with magazine editors to working red carpets at celebrity-studded events, my world was defined by my career, which included working on some of the largest health and beauty accounts. Then I moved to Chicago.
I was ready for a change, one that would take me away from the glitz, glamour and my family. I took an opportunity that landed me one block from Michigan Avenue and two blocks from Oak Street Beach. I’ll always remember my first day in Chi-town by the wonderful juxtaposition of the city’s skyline and the beach. I was captivated by the beauty of this city both on the ground and from 30 feet high from my office at Edelman Public Relations. Oh and of course, there was Oprah.
I quickly found myself yearning to be close to family again. This time, I decided to move closer to my West Coast family in Las Vegas. That was April 2008. Attracted not only to the fashion and beauty clients on the roster but to their philanthropic philosophy, I joined Quillin that summer and haven’t looked back since.
Beyond what it is already known for, Las Vegas has something all its own. It’s a premiere retail paradise. Yes, that’s where you can find me on any given weekend. And who doesn’t come to Vegas for vacation or work? I get the pleasure of meeting up with old friends, family and colleagues at least once a month. Vegas also gives me the luxury of being able to blog about beauty and fashion while enjoying my two dogs, family and friends and more than 290 days of sun.