While visiting Paris last October, my husband and I were enjoying on one of those bus tours I talked about in my Barcelona post! As we passed Pont Alexandre III and admired its beauty, my husband commented “those women are pretty fancy!” As I turn to look, I notice the three fancy women are none other than my three favorite bloggers/entrepreneurs, Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl) and Zanita Whittington (ZanitaZanita). I was absolutely floored to see these beautiful, successful and all-around awesome women just standing on a bridge in Paris as I rode past.
(Behind the scenes photos by Travel with Mia)
Obviously, my husband and I exited the tour bus at the next stop and headed back to the bridge to see if I could snag a picture with the trio. After our half mile walk, I stood like an idiot watching the girls get ready for their shoot, not knowing what they were shooting for. Finally, I worked up the nerve to ask for a photo and I was immediately shot down by the set producer (or whoever she was).
As I hung my head and walked back over to my husband, I heard someone say “hey, go ahead but make it quick.” So, I ran back over to Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), jumped in the middle of them and struck my best fashion pose as my hubby snapped away with our fancy camera… I wasn’t leaving this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity up to my cell phone camera.
After we snapped this awesome photo, I realized that one of the camera men had been filming the whole encounter and he asked if I was happy and I replied “YES” as I skipped away wondering if the video might end up on the internet somewhere! For the rest of the day, I wandered around the streets of Paris with the biggest smile on my face.
I’ve never been star-struck as I was a flight attendant for 7 years, prior to rejoining the industry this year, and I worked many first class flights that were filled with celebrities. And don’t forget my time spent as an entertainment publicist working in Hollywood. But, this was different. I respect and admire Chiara, Nicole and Zanita for their hard work, determination and entrepreneurial-know-how.
As I embark on my own blogging career, it’s encouraging to see where these ladies began and how far they’ve come. I was genuinely happy to meet them and they were as nice as I imagined they would be. Unfortunately, Zanita was in the midst of a wardrobe change when we took the photo so I didn’t want to press my luck by waiting for her to finish. I was told they were on a tight deadline.
Needless to say, our trip to Paris was nothing short of amazing but finding out that I was there for the Lucky Magazine cover shoot for Chiara, Nicole and Zanita is pretty freaking awesome!!! Check out the cover below and click the link to read the full article at Lucky Magazine.
Thank you Lucky Magazine for the awesome opportunity! If you have that video, I’d love to see it!! FYI… Chiara was sweet enough to like the photo I posted of the three of us on Instagram and Nicole was just as sweet when she “favorited” my tweet about this post on Twitter! Gotta love those ladies!
Have you met any of your favorite bloggers, celebrities or idols? Tell me all about it in the comments!