Last night, I attended the grand opening of the new Vineyard Vines store in the Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD. It was great to celebrate this occasion with company co-founders Shep and Ian Murray, friends, current and past Vineyard Vines employees, members from the team at VV HQ that I got to know when I interned with the company and all those excited shoppers spending lots of money at the new store!!
As many people know, I am a huge Vineyard Vines supporter and I'm always wearing their clothes- I think I have been buying ties from the company for almost 15 years. My connection to the company grew much deeper and stronger when Shep and Ian contacted me after my accident to send their well wishes. Since then we have developed a very strong friendship and I appreciate everything they have done for me. In 2008, I helped open the Vineyard Vines store in Georgetown and worked there for almost 2 years. It's amazing to see how the company continues to grow, not only in terms of the product line and number of stores, but how the Vineyard Vines team has truly become a family. The company has a cult-like following with its customer base and Shep and Ian continue to lead the company with a great example.
The brothers are now true celebrities, but I love the fact that they are the same great guys who are true friends, loving husbands and fathers. I'm lucky to be friends with them and I'm proud to continue to be part of the Vineyard Vines family. Remember that “Every Day Should Feel This Good" #EDSFTG