OMG do you remember that movie? I love Eddie Murphy! I saw that movie when it first came out in 1988- eek does that make you feel old too!?
I remember thinking it all looked quite exciting and glamourous even back then, and at for a girl from a small town in Scotland, who had never even been on a plane by that age, it really was!!
My first trip to the States wasn’t very glamorous either (but oh so much fun!), I was 18, Sex and the City had been on TV (oh the pre-Netflix days!) for about a year and I was off to spend a summer working in America, I can actually remember how excited I was, I arrived in NYC on my own and stayed in a hostel near Central Park, and met my friends there, we spent a few days exploring, did the SATC tour (of course) then went down and worked in a Theme Park on the boardwalk of Wildwood, New Jersey for 3 months, yes I was a ‘ride operator’, and in charge of the kiddie dodgems and the Big Swing, I know how to live it up, but we had a ball, after that I headed down to meet my brother who lived in Miami, he took me out in Miami for the first time, he managed to con our past the doorman of Mango’s in South Beach (I was underage!), and I saw semi-naked people dancing on the bar for the first time- OMG I was hooked! haha! But when I got home after that summer, I went into my 3rd year at University, I literally couldn’t study or focus for the next 6 months (I somehow crammed at the end of the year and got my grades-just!), but I’d had my eyes opened up to a whole new world, it was exciting, it was fun and it was glamorous, but it had left me totally unsatisfied with my life in Scotland, my friends weren’t cool enough, they didn’t want something bigger, I did and I felt different!
Since then i’ve back to NYC and Miami countless times, when I lived in Bermuda we’d pop over for a weekend regularly and I’d be in NYC with work several times a year. But it’s been 5 years!!!! And I miss it!!! So I’m coming to visit and I want to meet as many of you as possible!
Since my first visits they have definitely been a lot more like I first imagined they would be! And that’s why I’m inviting you to come and meet me in person! Let’s have some cocktails and get to know each other!
First up, is South Beach, Miami Monday 22nd February (no not Mango’s but I’m tempted!) and then Manhattan, Sunday afternoon 28th February! I’m so excited, please reply to RSVP and we’ll send exact location details nearer the time, once we confirm numbers! (RSVP BY: Feb 15th)
I’m so excited to meet you in person!
P.S. Can’t make those dates? I’m also hosting a LIVE Mastermind in Los Angeles late July/early Aug, as part of The Entrepreneur Edge, for all the details, check out my beautiful page. We have some incredible experts lined up to!