I feel like I am always remarking to my husband that I can't believe all of the stuff going on in our lives these days! It seems like one blessing always leads to another. When my husband and I first started dating we used to marvel (in that romantic, dreamy fresh love way) about how it truly felt like the "world conspires to help those in search of their destiny."
And sure enough it feels like that now.
I met Ali Kaplan when the Mall of America seated my friend Rita and I in the front row of their amazing Project Runway fashion show as part of their Art & Style Series. (Click here to read the blog post I wrote about it.)
Ali sat right next to us and was so kind and fun. She is the Style Editor at Minneapolis - St Paul Magazine. She also has a radio show on MyTalk 107.1 fm with her mom Harmony.
During the MOA fashion show Rita & I chatted with her. She introduced us a bit to the "in's and out's" of a fashion show. We told her about our Instagram community and Minnstameets. Ali is definitely one of those people you meet who you instantly like and feel like you know. (No wonder they hired her to do radio, right?) We had fun!
A week or so later I received an email from Ali asking if I would be a guest on her radio show, ShopTalk on MyTalk 107.1 fm. I obliged. So on Saturday morning I met her and her mom at Herbergers at Southdale.
Truly, I was not that nervous. Like I said, Ali is a very warm & charismatic person & her mom is the exact same way. They made me feel at ease.
They asked me about myself. My inspirations, habits, photography equipment, gigs and more. They also asked about printing iPhone photos & I mentioned I had written this article just recently. It was an easy conversation that went by quickly.
It was a true honor to have a chance to hang out with Ali & Harmony on air. My husband and kids cheered when I walked in the door to our home after the interview.Those stinkers had been huddled on our bed next to the clock-radio listening to the interview! The boys were so excited that I had mentioned them. I also had a bunch of texts and emails and messages from family and friends.
Today I stopped at a client's house to drop off some art and the little boy said "I heard you on the radio yesterday!" Once again, what a small world!
Thanks so much Ali + Harmony and MyTalk 107.1 for having me!! It was a pleasure!