Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NYC - dream come true!

Just 2 short weeks ago I was having trouble sleeping because I was SO
excited for my dream trip to NYC! It was one of the most incredible experiences
ever for me and I'm so thankful to mark for making the trip available to so many of us! Here are some of the highlights from the trip!

Day 1
arrive in NYC!

I was really nervous about the flight, and it didn't help that our waitress at brunch ended up taking so long that we had a mad dash to the gate, only to get there & be told our flight was delayed... again. It was delayed just long enough for me to get anxious again, and it wasn't a very smooth flight.
Needless to say I was so excited to see the Statue of Liberty
(thanks Christina for the pic!) and to land at LaGuardia!

We got our luggage without a hitch and headed outside to wait for our driver!
mark. totally treats reps like royalty on 
dream trips - we had an Escalade for the ride to the hotel!

We were a little rushed when we got to the hotel since our flight had been delayed,
but our rooms were so nice & bigger than I was expecting! 
This was the view from our room!

We spent our first evening in NYC at a cocktail party, followed by the live webinar!
Afterwards, a group of Midwest reps & mentors went to dinner at a sweet little Italian restaurant called Amarone, where they make their pasta in-house!

Day 2
Beauty Bootcamp!

Our second day in NYC was our Beauty Bootcamp day! 
The ballroom was decorated beautifully for us, with flowers and mark products
decorating the tables, and huge posters lining the walls, giving us a glimpse
of upcoming beauty & fashion from mark!

I'm beyond excited for the new 
metallic eyeshadows, necklace, ring and leopard purse!
And of course...


That afternoon, we had breakout sessions to learn more about throwing the 
perfect mark. party, some behind-the-scenes info about 
mark. fragrance & upcoming fashion, and (my favorite) makeup application tips 
from mark. celebrity make up artist Jamie Greenberg!

By the end of the breakout sessions, I think we were all starting to droop a little, 
but our energy perked right back up when we were presented with swag bags featuring current and upcoming products, given to us just for earning the trip!

Next we had a chance to freshen up & get ready for our formal Recognition Dinner, 
and when we entered the dining room, the place settings were just gorgeous!

I loved the personalized, handwritten notes from Vanessa Reggiardo, the Global President of mark! 

I was so surprised and excited that we received the brand new m.powerment necklaces, especially after everything else we'd been given just hours earlier!

Our meal was incredible, especially the dessert!

I loved the view from the dining room - RIGHT in the midst of Times Square!

 Receiving my award from Elena Panos (mark. Education and Communication Leader), Elenor Mak (mark. National Sales Director), and Vanessa Reggiardo (mark. Global President).

My mentor Erica & the 3 reps on her team that earned the NYC dream trip,
April, Melissa, and me!

After dinner, we headed out to experience more of Times Square for ourselves!
We started out with the Midwest group again, but ended up breaking off into smaller
groups so we could get to experience just what we wanted! 
I spent the evening exploring Times Square with Melissa and our mentor, Erica!

Giant ferris wheel in the middle of Toys R Us! 
We had so much fun looking around here, the displays were just incredible!

Posing with the lights of Times Square!

We ended the night with burgers, fries, and of course shakes from Shake Shack!
We'd heard other reps talking about how incredible this place was, and even though it may not have been the best choice to have an 11pm snack, it sure was YUMMY!

Day 3
heading home :(
Our final day in NYC had us learning all about the digital aspect of mark.
Exciting things are in the works, that's for sure!

It was really bittersweet to leave, because the energy & excitement in NYC was just amazing, so it was hard to leave that behind! I was definitely ready to see my boys again, though!

To cap off the post about the incredible experience in NYC, here is the video that markgirl Ana made of the trip! I can't get enough of the sizzle reel featuring Till the World Ends... can't wait til that video is released! Thank you Ana for making & sharing your video!

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Thanks so much for reading, and please comment with any questions on how 
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