Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Make Mine Pink goes to Hollywood.

See you at the shop hop! Prizes and holiday fun start November 2. It's more than a color it's the color of success! Make Mine Pink the premiere shopping network.
You will find great gifts and you can shop from home while sipping coffee in your bathrobe. That is what I call a stress free holiday!

In Southern California people are obsessed with beige. Homes are all creme color and muted shades of beige with black accents. Shabby Chic has almost disappeared.
Once you get out of Beverly Hills you start to see color again. I always say I live so close to Beverly Hills you can smell the botox! LOL
The book signing would be my first chance to infuse a beige world with the color of success, PINK.
Digital Hollywood is a big event. It is filled with deal makers and Hollywood new comers looking to meet the deal makers. You have the pros and the "fringe" ( people looking to get in the loop) It's a sea of "Let's do lunch" Personally I don't "do" lunch, I eat lunch.LOL No one has an empty hand, they are filled with business cards , the ones you are giving out and the ones you are receiving from everyone. Horns are tooting loud and fast all over the place. It is a good buzz of energy.
The event was by the pool at the Loew's Hotel in Santa Monica. I had to park down the block at a different hotel, they had no parking left at Loew's and I got there an hour early. I was the first to arrive at the event and the hotel had not gotten the tables set up. a couple of the other ladies and I rallied the waiters and got the show on the road. We set up tables with white cloths and I staked out my spot and set up. You could feel the nervous energy of everyone wanting to do a great auction.

This is an interview going on with Dr. Susan Block. I really hit it off with her. She is a real character. A vision in purple! The boots were a dark purple patten leather and her jacket was a lovely cut velvet. She is a hat lady and so am I. Her dress has a beautiful broach at the breast, I told her to check out Make Mine Pink for great vintage hats and broaches. I ,of course, gave her a card.

The hostess of the event was caught in traffic , no one knew what to do and where to set things up. But life is what happens while you are making other plans and I remained calm and made friends. I had to move my display several times. Every obstacle became an opportunity to talk about the product and Make Mine Pink. Ladies I am so proud of all of you and what we do, it was easy and my pitch got better with every set up. Opportunity disguised as chaos.
These darling ladies are from the World Trust. Tess Cacciatore is the founder and Executive director (Tess is the blond in the middle.) The World Trust sponsors programs for the empowerment of youth. Check them out at . They were also part of the auction and Tess has a vision board that is featured in the book.

These are a couple of shots of things they had to auction. (not the cute guy, the scooter LOL) and a wonderful bracelet, ( that picture was for you Gail) along with cruises and video games and many lovely things.

The author Joyce Schwarz arrived , God bless her, she must have been beside herself having to park down the block and walk to the hotel after being stuck in traffic and rush in late. This is Joyce signing books. She signed mine,"To Lilli, Who shares the vision ? Lilli and Joyce do!"

I got a chance to meet so many people and hear who they were and talk about Make Mine Pink. The next gal was a doll. She had used a vision board to loose 100 pounds. She carried a photo of her former self in her purse and showed me the "before" shot. What a bright light this gal has, her name is Donna Kosik, her story is on page 154 of the book. I fell in love with her. Her energy was so happy!
I got to meet the founder of My Inspiration Lounge. I had seen her on a blog and there she was in person. I am sorry to say that the picture of her just didn't turn out but here's the link if you would like to check her out it's an information site and full of inspiration.
I loved the sea gull. He knew who he was, one proud bird. ( I took this one for you Inka)That was me girls, one proud bird.

I am so proud of what we do at Make Mine Pink and the way we do it. I can recommend any one of you with confidence that excellence will be their experience. Beautiful products and amazing presentation.

This is Rene'e Piane , she has a company called Rapid Dating. She fell in love with the Bobby Trap so we took a picture of her with the basket and set the intention that she would win it! I can't wait to hear if she got it. I promised her if she didn't win it I knew where she could get more! LOL She met her husband using her own techniques. He was such a doll and sooo handsome. You could tell they were really in love.

I could go on and on . I know this is a long post but I wanted to share my exciting day with you. I have found new ways to promote myself and Make Mine Pink. From the top down you are a delight to me and everyone I share your sites with is in for a treat.

We are going to ROCK this shop hop! Thanks for being a part of my joy. Blessings, Lilli

Read my interview with Joyce Schwarz in the "Women Who Inspire" column for November. The Vision Board/The Secret to an Extraordinary Life ,is a page turner. It's the Clutter Bug Fudge of books! LOL It's so good you can eat it with a spoon.

A special Thank You to Joyce Schwarz for a great interview and a wonderful opportunity to grow and learn. Success is the out come of everything if you look with a clear vision. I see your book building new extraordinary futures. blessings, Lilli


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lilli ~ What an awesome post !! It looks like a wonderful event and like you got to meet some neat people ~

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Cottage Flair said...

You are amazing and it sounds like the most wonderful day. I think it's wonderful how much you promote MMP and all of the ladies. I hope this does fabulous things for your business.

gail said...

Lol Lilli,,, thanks for taking the picture for me. That bracelet was to die for!!! Lucky winner. Thanks for all you did for us at MMP Many hugs,,, gail

Patricia said...

Oh, Lilli, sounds like it was the most fun. You were definitely the one to be able to make the best of the chaos. I always want to read more when you write, the post could have been twice as long! Thank you for all you did for us. I sure hope it opens some doors for you, sweetie.


Carrie Gonzalez said...

Lilli the post was great! It looks and sounds like you had an amazing time. So sorry I missed it! Thank you for all you do for MMP and us ladies. I wish you all the success in the world.

Inka Thomas said...

OMG Lilli,
What an awesome post!! I want more...Thanks for the seagull pic. I loved every picture you took there and isn't Dr. Susan a pretty thing! I feel like such a country gal! Thanks for bringing the city to me. I loved every moment of it!!!

Dianne Hadaway said...

Excellent post Lilli! You are a shining star here at MMP and you've only just begun! I can't wait for everyone to read your interview. You did a fabulous job and I am happy I got to read it first! You made my job easy squeezy as I didn't have to do anything but enjoy your hard work! I love the insights into "Hollywood" and thank you for representing us at this fun event!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Lilli!!

Oh my! What a fabulous post! Love every single picture. Wish I could have been there. So proud of you for promoting MMP. You never know if the doctor will buy something at MMP. I really enjoyed reading all about this event. Thanks for sharing!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Lilli, what a wonderful post. I truly loved reading all you had to say and oooh my heart skipped a beat when I saw Clutter Bug Fudge!

Thank you for the great promotion you are doing for all your pink sisters!

Marie said...

Your post was great. What an exciting day!. Reading about it made me want to be there. I love the way you promote everyone at MMP. Thanks, Lilli.

Susie said...

Lilli, A big "WOW"!! Fantastic! I cannot wait to read your interview. Loved the hat lady in purple. So glam. Thanks Lilli!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Hey Sweet Pink Sis,
I just wanted to let you know that I have given you the Marie Antoinette award. Please stop by my blog to see the rules.
Pink Wishes,

Misty said...

Hi Lilli!

It was great to meet you as well :)

Thank you for highlighting My Inspiration Lounge!

Best! Misty
Founder of My Inspiration Lounge