Well there is a first for everything and we sure did start it with our very first ICSC RECon #CREMarketing lunch 2018. Kristina Konen and Danielle Watson joined me for lunch at a landmark restaurant in Las Vegas during ICSC RECon called the Peppermill! This was the first time I ever met Kristina and the first time Danielle ever met Kristina, so we were pumped. It is super hard to get our hard working pals like Elena Wall and Faith Hershey to leave the show, but they were there in spirit too!
I met Kristina many, many moons ago when we launched theBrokerList. At that time Kristina was the marketing director for GPE out of Phoenix, Arizona. We really go way back and Kristina and I have literally worked together almost daily on social media all of these years. Danielle and I met on social media too and all 3 of us are part of this amazing group called #CREMarketing. So we just all get closer and closer over the years, but never all met up, until now! So lunch on Monday was a big deal for us!
First of all we are at ICSC and it is amazing and we are here to do business, meet clients, network, learn about new technology and trends and most of all unite with people and we now we finally meet! For me personally, it was the perfect event!
To make this an even greater meetup we went to the iconic Peppermill Restaurant on the strip. This place is old school and out of sight! It is a step back into time, yet it is on trend, clean and has a fantastic menu. Of course, Danielle knows everything about this place and probably knows the menu by heart. So Danielle orders the most outrageously gigantic fruit salad on the planet and it was hysterical. I know for a fact that she is still eating her fruit doggy bag!
So we had a great time getting to know each other and talk about our careers and just bond. It was ideal. So now we have to see if we can do it with more of our #CREMarketing pals next year. Peppermill is definitely our HQ and will be our official #CREMarketing home! Who could resist that place?
Thanks so much to Kristina for taking the time out of her incredibly busy schedule and Danielle to break away to make it all happen and make sure we had a super easy ride back to the conference. Overall it was a great day! Look forward to #CREMarketing Lunch 2019 ladies.