It has been a very busy year for me. So where do I begin…I guess I will get out my calendar to start and try to fill you in on the highlights.
I spent most of the winter in Florida. Where I played tennis almost everyday in Boca or Miami. I went to Las Vegas twice and Highpoint NC to show my rug collection to the trade. I am very proud of the business we’ve built this year with my Jill Zarin rugs. And I’m so pleased to announce my outdoor collection will be on sale March 1, 2020!
I invested in two hit Broadway shows - “Ain’t Too Proud” and “Beetlejuice” which was such a fun experience.
I went to Nashville to John Rich’s house for a St. Jude Hospital fundraiser.
I went to a lot of the Miami Tennis Open with Gary.
I hosted Passover in Boca for the first time and everyone came.
I went to London for Allyson’s graduation from Sotheby’s Institute of Art where she got her Master’s!
In June I went to Nadal’s tennis camp in Mallorca, Spain with my girlfriends.
I spent some summer weekends in the Hamptons and Fire Island. It was the second summer we didn’t have a place in the Hamptons and I loved it! It was great not having a fixed schedule. I had the flexibility to go wherever we wanted at the last minute.
Of course, I was at the US Open in September where I watched my friend Bethanie Mattek-Sands win the mixed doubles trophy!
BravoCon was definitely a highlight of 2019. I loved meeting all the Bravo fans and reminiscing! I also had a chance to show my rug collection in person at the Bravo Bazaar which was a great success.
Thanksgiving in Boca… Very different than NYC for sure, but it was wonderful to play tennis outside and then watch the parade on TV.
If you want to keep up with me in 2020 please watch my stories on Instagram @mrsjillzarin.
I would say that 2019 was a year of personal and professional growth. I haven’t spent this much time in one place (well actually two - NYC and Boca) in many many years. Bobby and I used to love to travel, and I still do but I needed to feel grounded in one place this year. I am in a new relationship and need time to nurture that as well as nurture my growing brand Jill Zarin Home. I have many new and exciting products coming out in 2020 and beyond and I can’t wait to share the news with you when it’s all ready.