Vivaaaaaaa Las Vegas!

Like everyone else in the industry, we’re busy gearing up for the Las Vegas trade shows.  As with every year, we’re equal parts looking forward to and dreading the two taxing weeks in Sin City.  Heretofore is our list of things we’re looking forward to and things we’re dreading:

We’re especially keen on seeing friends from around the world that we only see in Vegas, namely our West Coast Social Director; from across the pond, the king of platinum in all his British glory, and the rock star jewelry designer Shaun Leane and his lovely companion, Olivia; our favorite designing couple, Christian and Victoria Tse; all the girls from TanzaniteFoundation; Daniela Swaebe fresh from Miami; and countless other friends and colleagues who make this industry such a fabulous family to be apart of. 

We’re looking forward to seeing what gossip develops….who will be the vicitm of a celebrated magazine publisher’s advances?  Will a certain jewelry scribe be able to stay faithful to her young n’ tender boyfriend while in the presence of her married jewelry designer lover?  Will a well respected, married, online jewelry retailer be able to withstand the temptation of hiring an Asian hooker for the night?  See folks?  Whatever happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas, not if you’re not careful. 

We’re looking forward to dipping our heads under the inevitable chocolate fountain, knowing that one wrong turn on the JCK floor will help us burn off all those extra calories. 

We’re looking forward to several big meals supported by big expense accounts and judgement altered by lack of sleep and excesive alcohol intake.

We’re NOT looking forward to: Dodging countless people in the halls of any of the shows because we hate them and they hate us; ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding; feeling that every time we’re not partying, we’re missing out on something; ding ding ding ding ding ding; fat, Midwestern tourists who have no clue that someone is in a hurry behind them trying to push past their fat assess; designers, manufactureres, editors or industry “consultants” that think it’s cool to pretend they don’t know us, even if we’ve met 8million times before; foot numbing walking on the hardest floor in the world (that thin layer of carpet over the concrete isn’t fooling anyone). 

And of course, we’re looking forward to the work.  And seeing fabulous jewelry.  And seeing new, fabulous watches.  And any stolen moment we can tilt our faces to the sun and revel in the fact that, while drowing in work, we’re sort of having a good time, too. 


May 8, 2007. Uncategorized.

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