Last weekend was an absolute blast and I checked “attending the Emmy Awards” off of my bucket list. In many ways the experience exceeded my expectations (namely being seated next to the lovely Ina Garten and her charming husband Jeffrey). I was also so delighted to chat and catch up with Bobby, Giada, Ching and a few of my favorite producers and network friends. In a way it felt like a grown up prom night as everyone looked so glamorous in their getup. Admittedly I spent weeks pulling my “look” together and had a blast doing so. Lucky for me, the dress that I wore was ordered online and nearly 60% off! I immediately loved it when I put it on and had so much fun wearing the simple black dress that felt just a little bit “old hollywood” to me. I found jewelry from Kate Spade that complimented the dress nicely and spent days practicing in my platform heels.
Robby and I got to walk the red carpet which was hilarious. I felt incredibly silly the entire time and we giggled as we walked down the carpet. I’m sure we were both thinking “what in the world – how did we get here?!” If you are a soap opera fan, this scene would have been your cup of tea. Soap stars everywhere. The celebrity that Robby and I were most excited to see was Alex Trebec. We are huge Jeopardy fans!
One of the most fun and unsuspecting surprises was that my family got to attend the event with me! At the last minute there were a few extra tickets at our table so my mom, dad, and sister all attended. We had so much fun! Win or no win it was such an honor to be nominated and I walked away feeling so thrilled with experience.
Congratulations Lidia! You are a legend and the award is well-deserved.