March 31 will mark the two year anniversary of JGIWC. Can you believe it? Since I'll be on the high seas and away from my computer next week, I'm celebrating this week. I thought it might be fun to look back and highlight some of the great memories I've created since starting JGIWC.
The first time I realized that people were reading JGIWC was after I covered the store opening of Lilly Pulitzer on Madison Avenue. My ex-boss and dear friend, pictured here, overheard some of the bigwigs at corporate (in town for the opening) talk about reading JGIWC on their BlackBerries. (She then stepped in and informed the ladies that JGIWC was in fact a former Lilly employee!)
Shortly after I reviewed How the Other Half Hamptons, the author of the book (the adorable Jasmin Rosemberg) contacted me to thank me for my kind words and to invite me to her book launch, which, to this day, is one of the most fabulous parties I've ever attended. Here I am at the fete, pictured with a favorite blogger of mine, The Lunch Belle.
Here I am, drawing for my very first giveaway. I shortly after discovered Random.org.
The best part of JGIWC is without a doubt the people I've met. Here I am pictured with everyone's favorite pink and green gal, Kappa Prep. We are sorority sisters and have the same exact blog anniversary - March 31, 2008. Great minds think alike! Happy anniversary, my dear friend!
I'm eternally grateful for both my blog and persuasive ability, because without either, I never would have talked Miss Preppy in the City into meeting me for a drink. She's been one of my favorite gal pals ever since. I love ya, Muffin!
I am also very thankful to the kind soul who works for the Martha Stewart show, found my blog, and encouraged me to apply for tickets. I got two tickets to the Lilly Pulitzer episode and brought close friend and fellow Lilly fanatic AEG with me to what was an unforgettable day!
Last summer, I had the esteemed pleasure of being one of five bloggers Vineyard Vines invited out to their corporate headquarters for a very special day in which we were all spoiled rotten. I cannot say enough good things about the folks at VV, but Lord knows I'll try.
Holiday dinner with the NYC bloggers. It was the first night of Hanukkah and we all had potato pancakes!
Many of my favorite bloggers took me out to dinner to celebrate my 25th birthday. I think you can see on my face how happy I felt to be surrounded by such wonderful women!
Thank you to EVERYONE who has supported me and Jewish Girl in Wasp's Clothing for the past two years. Your encouragement has meant more than I can every possibly express. This is just the beginning!