“Make the most of every moment. Get excited about every little thing. Why not? Why not have your wonderful moment of excited anticipation? Why not be happy NOW? This is my greatest challenge, but something I'm pouring my heart into: learning how to enjoy what I have, right here, right now. Every moment is precious and although sometimes I struggle to see it, I see it more and more every day.”
One of my favorite Bethenny quotes, and a mantra that somewhat inspired my "Year of Yes." It's safe to say, that I think Bethenny is one of the smartest, funniest, down-to-Earth, real, gorgeous and inspirational celebrities that I make a habit of stalking.
I love her.
Lucky for me, I got to finally meet her. My rooms and best friend, won a contest at the mall to attend her "Calling all my Girls" event in Cleveland, just one stop of many on a tour promotion her new talk show airing on September 9th. The screams that came over the phone line when rooms called to tell me that I was her plus one, were of ridiculous sound and length. I was elated.
When we arrived at the event, we were greeted with fabulous pink bracelets, pink Bethenny cards (which would later tell us when it was our turn to meet Bethenny) lots of Skinnygirl cocktails (my favorite: the Skinnygirl Cucumber Refresher--that's what she said!) champs, and delish appetizers. The DJ was awesome, the lighting was spectacular and-- of course pink as well-- and the ladies in attendance were some of Cleveland's most fabulous!
We spent the night dancing, laughing at the antics of some of Cleveland's most eligible bachelors and listening to Bethenny talk her new show, answer life's funniest questions and even gift a few lucky audience members with a trip to her show's filming in New York City!
It's safe to say, Bethenny throws one hell of par-tay!
When I met her, I am pretty sure I froze- I don't remember much of what I said but I do remember that I felt like I was meeting royalty. I may, or may not, have bowed. (
Kidding, I think). Bethenny was sweet, excited and all-over happy in Cleveland. And we, were happy to have her!
When we exited the fabulous party that was "Calling all my Girls" we were gifted swag bags with her newest book: Skinnygirl Solutions, Body by Bethenny yoga DVD, Skinnygirl protein bar and an adorable pink shirt.
It was such a great time, and I can't wait to catch the show Bethenny premiering September 9th on WKYC.