Early this year, we got a phone call from Russia. Someone from the other end wished to speak with Nikki and identified herself as Kate from Wedding Business Summit. This was regarding a conference they were putting together in Moscow in November and wanted Nikki to be one of the speakers.
There were three other speakers from the U.S that were invited to be part of this Summit. Once the agreement was signed and all the obligations were fulfilled, Nikki left Los Angeles on Nov 21st to go to Moscow not knowing what to expect. Youngsong from Wildflower Linens was her travel companion and also one of the speakers. They were greeted at the airport by a gentleman that was hired by the Summit. After checking in the hotel, they decided to freshen up and explore the city. The weather was cold and it was fun to walk around in layers of clothes. They had an early dinner and decided to call it a night.
The next day they were driven to the venue where the Summit was taking place. It was buzzing with the activity of enthusiastic planners eager to learn. Nikki was introduced to the attendees and presented her talk amidst thunderous applause each time décor shots were shown and the background of each shot was explained.
There were a ton of questions after the talk as well as a panel discussion.
At the end of the Summit, the speakers were each given a plaque for participation.
Since the talk was over, they decided to venture to the city with the car and driver that was provided by the Summit. Sergue, their guide, spoke perfect English and drove them around the city.
The next day, they decided to explore the city during daylight hours. It had started to snow on Monday morning and the air was crisp and fresh. The first stop was the Kremlin.
After spending a few hours there, they spotted the Four Seasons Hotel and decided to check it out.
As luck would have it, the manager at the hotel had worked at Beverly Wilshire and was thrilled to show us around as well as treat us to a decadent afternoon tea. What a small world! He also remembered Nikki’s event at the Rodeo Terrace with tents and canopies and a fashion show. It was great to be indoors sipping the hot tea and chatting with the staff.
The hotel was officially going to open in three weeks but we fell in love with the Art Deco Interior and took some photos.
After that it was a few more sights and back to the hotel.
Stay tuned for Nikki and Young’s visit to Cancun next Wednesday! Have an Exquisite day!