We’re back on US soil after spending an absolutely incredible few days on the Senior Adviser Trip with Stampin’ Up!’s Senior Advisers—Connie Heisey (and her husband Ray), Jill Olsen (and her husband Dan), and Janet Baker (and her husband John).
For those who don’t know, Senior Adviser is the highest title a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator can earn, and when you reach it, you get an exclusive, all-expenses trip—with me! (smile) The point of the trip is to honor and recognize these incredible leaders (and their guests), so although I’m there, the focus is on our amazing demonstrators.
Our final destination for this trip was the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, West Indies, and can I just say the entire trip from beginning to end was amazing!
We started by flying into New York City and catching a showing of “The Lion King” on Tuesday night. In what was probably the only disappointment of the trip, Connie and her husband had flight delays and missed that part of the trip. I was sad they missed the show but grateful that they made it in plenty of time to catch the flights the next day to St. Kitts, where we caught a water taxi to Nevis.
The resort definitely was one of the nicest places I’ve stayed in my life—fabulous food, awesome scenery, attention to every detail, and people ready to help at every turn. Shanna and I actually never left the property, opting to work from the patio, read and lay out by the pool, and just revel in the opportunity to relax in a place we’ll likely never visit again.
The others got to choose their activities as well. Our first night there, we had dinner together, and we decided to gather together every night for dinner, just to catch up on the day’s happenings. Our Senior Advisers went on several little trips, sightseeing and snorkeling and shopping. I think the last day they relaxed at the resort, but the rest of the time they made the most of every minute, enjoying the West Indies. It was wonderful to hear about their fun adventures at the end of each day.
They also received amazing pillow gifts every night. Pillow gifts are a fun part of every incentive trip, but the ones from our Senior Adviser trips are, understandably, very exclusive. Because the group is so small, we are able to provide unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts that I hope our achievers enjoy and treasure.
I’ve shared a few photos, but I didn’t take many . . . I think they each took many more! I’ve invited them to send me any they wanted me to share on my blog, so if I receive any, I’ll update this post.
I did appreciate the chance to honor these three amazing women; it was fun to get to know them (and their husbands) even better.
When we were trying to decide where to go, I talked with each of the achievers, and one of them said, “I don’t care where we go, as long as it’s an unforgettable trip!” Well, when I left yesterday I asked her if we’d met that objective, and she smiled and said, “Absolutely!”
Shanna and I actually left a day earlier than everyone else because I am scheduled to be on the TODAY Show tomorrow, so we had to get here to New York. I’ll post more about that tomorrow . . .the rest of today will be spent sauntering around NYC (the weather is the best I’ve ever seen at this time of year!) and prepping for tomorrow. If you have time, check it out tomorrow sometime between 10-11 a.m. (ET). I’m psyched . . . and a little nervous! Wish me luck!