The Joan Rivers Event was a great success! I was lucky enough to spend the day behind-the-scenes. When QVC offered me the chance, of course I said yes. Did I want to hang out with Joan and the crew for 10 hours? Sure!
Joan arrived at the Mall of America at 6:45am. My day started at 8am when I found myself with Joan, standing in line at Starbucks. The mall wasn't open, so things were quiet. I started chatting with her right away. I was not going to let any minute go wasted.
Then I watched as she effortlessly did TV interviews, newspaper interviews, talked with her assistants, made finishing touches to the Everything Joan Boutique, approved models for the upcoming fashion show and reviewed the day's schedule.
While Joan was busy, I borrowed two promotional cutouts and created a Joan Sandwich! I was hoping to get these cutouts into my car trunk. But I was unsuccessful. So far.
Before the grand opening of the Everything Joan Boutique, Joan met with the QVC @ The Mall employees. She gave a pep talk for the day, answered questions and posed for pictures.
Joan and my great friend, Valerie.
The Faberge inspired box that Joan gave to everyone working the event.
Joan and the QVC @ The Mall employees (I had to sneak in as well).
Joan and I taking a photo to send to our friend, Marcia. "Hi, Marcia! Good luck in your new home! Joan and I will visit soon!"