Holidays at Linx and beyond…

On my way to work this morning it was so cold my car was covered in ice! I had to call my husband to come out and scrape off the ice…poor guy was freezing….around 25 degrees!IMG-20131209-00600 Ice on my car this morning!

The office is warm, decorated, with the scent of nutmeg and cinnamon. vscocam1361 Holiday treats at Linx for our Friday screening day

We had a long day of interviews already today meeting spectacular men and women. Tomorrow is another huge day with meeting clients of all ages and very interesting backgrounds. We have another series of screenings for VIPs this week that sold out weeks ago. All in all something like 20 plus interviews this week alone! IMG-20131209-00611 Cozy Linx fireplaceIMG-20131209-00604 IMG-20131209-00614 Decorating for the holidays can be as simple as placing a variety of candles inside your fireplace and putting some colorful ornaments on the bottom of the fireplace. IMG-20131209-00613 The fun is mixing and matching candlesticks, candle shapes, and having fun with it. The squirrel fireplace cover is made out of iron and is incredibly old. If my building dates back to the 1700’s, I imagine it is at least a century old.

With the holiday parties in full swing, I would encourage you to accept any holiday invitation. Make a point to get out of the house (even though you might want to be all cozy in your PJs)…get out and mingle! Keep the business cards at home and get some simple personal calling cards with your first name and non-work email address. IMG-20131209-00607 Silver tea service for clients with almond cookies from Sicily. Who doesn’t like a cup of warm tea during the winter months? IMG-20131209-00609IMG-20131209-00608

Put your best foot forward and be friendly to everyone. Go out of your way to introduce yourself and be “that” person who sort of “shines” at the events. Radiate confidence and just be friendly. You’ll be amazed what happens when you present yourself this way. If you meet someone nice at the various holiday parties, follow up and make plans to connect for a drink or casual bite. Leverage the holiday season events as your time to meet someone special. You just never know how you will end up meeting the love of your life. Now RSVP YES

IMG-20131205-00597 Gorgeous Gingerbread display at Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel in Menlo Park. The 90-square-foot edible village used 800 pounds of gingerbread, 750 pounds of candy, and 700 pounds of royal icing to complete.photo copy 5 How stunning is this? A client sent me this photo from Central station in Zürich of this incredible Swarovski crystal tree! photo copy 3 My client also shared this photo from a sweet shop in Zürich with stacks and stacks of incredible chocolate….photo copy 2 And a photo of a cozy street in Zürich decorated for the holidays. photo copy Christmas market in Zürich. 577830_903090232776_438409322_n I found this photo on FB and just loved the feeling of a NYC decorated brownstone with pretty lights and a tree outside of the front door. So festive, sparkling…simply magical! San Mateo-20121202-00656 Happy holidays from my almost 2 year old big boy Marshall…Woof Woof!

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