The Meeting

We all have celebrity crushes. I have a few major ones. I don’t know if I want to meet them. I fear they may not turn out as I have imagined. Taylor Kitsch won’t be in the Riggins #33 jersey and surely Russell Crowe won’t be wearing gladiator armor.

Aerin Lauder has long been another celebrity crush. Something about her has always exuded “cool” to me. Our relationship began in the pages of fashion magazines. Her style is impeccable and she has the effortless beauty to which we all aspire.


After my first visit to her showroom in June, we decided to begin carrying her shoe line this coming fall. Tuesday was my second visit. As I was sitting outside of the Rachel Zoe showroom, guess who walked by on her way to her own showroom? Aerin Lauder.

Not going to lie, I kind of lost it and embarrassed Lyndsay a wee bit. I am sure that is not the last time that will happen.

The Aerin Lauder rep for the line is well aware of my obsession and as we entered the showroom gladly introduced me to her.

Here is the thing, she is as great as I imagined.

We talked about kids and our sons’ obsession with baseball. She could not be more down to earth and is the epitome of class.

Needless to say, I can’t wait for her line to arrive.