I love how Khaled goes along with my crazy ideas. I whisked him away Monday evening after work for a mini-road trip. He barely had an idea of where we were going or why, had no time to change, but he still obliged. What can I say, he’s incredible. A friend let me know a few days earlier that the one and only, Grace Ormonde would be at Salon Tease in Naples, FL for a book signing. An opportunity to meet her in-person, hopefully see some of my Naples peeps, and a road-trip? Despite the threat of a downpour, I just had to make it happen!

Upon our arrival, we were greeted with stunning decor, beautiful models, and wonderful company! We spent the evening catching up with some of our favorite industry friends (some of them I hadn’t seen since the Inspire Smart Success event in Mexico last December and The Special Event in Tampa last month), meeting new ones, and taking in the beautiful environment.

It was a true pleasure chatting and getting to know Grace Ormonde, she is elegant, warm, and absolutely gorgeous! A huge thanks to David Frohmberg, Sir Daniel and the rest of the talented vendors that created this spectacular evening. Our friends, Nanette and Karl of Luminaire Foto, photographed the event and I can’t wait to see their lovely images from that evening. Here are a few images that Khaled snapped in between laughs, fabulous conversations and delicious hors d’oeuvres.

Thanks to Karl for this lovely image of Khaled, Grace Ormonde, and I that evening.

We fully intend to follow Grace Ormonde’s advice, “Always celebrate love, live the dream, and keep the love.”