Thursday, March 15, 2012

Miami Recap

So, remember back in November when I asked you guys to vote for my friend Claire in American Way's Road Warrior contest?

And remember back in January when I went to Miami with Claire for her photoshoot for the magazine?

Well, as of today, the magazine is out, and I can finally share with you the rest of the awesomeness of our Miami weekend!

That's Claire and the other finalists on the cover of American Way magazine. Claire won second place, and so much of it was thanks to you guys who voted for her when I pestered you about it each week. Thank you all so much! If you are flying American any time between now and the end of the month you will see Claire and the other finalists in your seat back pocket, so be sure to make a big deal out of it. Feel free to wave your magazine around and yell, "I KNOW HER!" There is a good chance that Claire will actually be on your flight, so you can just drop my name and, BOOM, instant new friend.

Or you will see this in-flight video on your plane, which features brief, super awkward creeper cameos from yours truly!


I'm at right around the 5 minute mark lurking by the wall of the pool. I'm also just after that standing next to Claire during the Samsung tablet part. (Can I just say that I got to play with one of those tablets and they are awesome. I want one so bad now. Yes, I like it better than my iPad.) Watching me in this video is pretty much the same as seeing me in a photo...I'm just standing there. But for you stalkers in the crowd, I thought you might be interested...just look for my bright white hair. And Claire looks adorable, as always.

Then here I am in the magazine's Editor's Note with Hot Editor Adam Pitluk!


We took this picture in the suite at the Miami Heat game. This trip didn't suck at all. (That's me in the leather jacket, just in case you are new here. And all of the other women on this trip were completely awesome!)

And here are some pictures of my beautiful friend Claire from the magazine, since we aren't all lucky enough to be hopping on a plane and going somewhere cool in the next few weeks to see it live and in person.



I was asleep behind that window you see at the bottom of this picture when this was being shot. I woke up to find a crew outside of my window using a long pole to hold that palm tree out of the way. Oh, the glamorous life of a photo shoot.

Click here if you are at all interested in reading more about Claire or the other finalists. And thank you all for voting for Claire! I'm so thrilled she won second place thanks to all of you, and I'm even more thrilled that I got to have such an awesome time with such a good friend on this Miami trip.

13 comments:

  1. Congrats to Claire!! And nice video Jess! You movie star you ;)

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    1. Haha! I'm not a movie star, just a movie lurker. :-)

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  2. All I can think of after reading this is: "we're just having fun, we don't care who sees. So what we go out? That's how it's s'posed to be..."

    (C'mon...someone finish this...) :)

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    1. Sadly I am neither young nor wild nor free.

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  3. Yay! So fun! I saw you. I thought at first you were like the make up artist waiting around. LOL.

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  4. Congrats to Claire again :D Wow it seems like you had a LOT of fun :D

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    1. Oh man...we had so much fun. But Claire and I always have fun together. We could have fun in a paper bag. :-)

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  5. Awesome! I'm flying American in a few weeks--I'll look in my seatback for this!

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  6. Eeeeeeee!!! We are so awesome. And THANK YOU again for using your blog to get me votes! Your readers are awesomesauce.

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  7. So proud of you, Claire!!!

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  8. I watched the entire video. How fun--I remember reading the Road Warrior issue on my flight to France, wishing I flew more often. Congrats to Claire!

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