Couture Musings

Viva Las Vegas with Jennifer Gandia

As I noted in a previous post on Couture Musings, I honestly believe that Jennifer Gandia, who co-owns Greenwich Jewelers in downtown Manhattan, rolls out of bed looking fabulous each and every day! This fact is even more confounding when it happens in Las Vegas. Whenever I see Jennifer at Couture, she always looks impossibly pulled together. It’s almost as if she’s slept, drank water, breathed air and eaten a vegetable, all things I rarely manage to do while in Sin City! So as part of this blog series, I figured I’d reach out and see if she could give us all a tip or two so maybe we can all look more “….slow, gracious wandering from the halls of sleep” and less “….summary, forcible ejection.”

How many years have you been attending Couture?

JG: 5

What’s your packing strategy?

JG: I always over pack. I pack two outfits a day and then I just throw stuff in I think I won’t be able to live without.

What’s the oddest thing you bring with you? 

JG: A travel yoga mat and The Orb, a deep massage ball for rolling tension out of my body after long days at the show

Do you have any tips for staying sane during the show? 

JG: Know your limits. I try my best not to overindulge, get a good night’s sleep and maintain my wellness practices. Also, I like to stay an extra day and hang out by the pool or go to the Encore spa. It gives me something to look forward to after a grueling week!

Favorite restaurant in Vegas?

JG: I love Queen of Siam for Thai.

Vegas beauty routine?

JG: Drink lots of water and use face oil.

Average number of hours you sleep each night during Couture?

JG: 6-7

What are you most looking forward to this year?

JG: Janelle Monae and Jacquie Aiche

What are you dreading this year?

JG: The same thing I dread every year, not having enough time to see everything I want to at the show.

Signature candy?

I always have bars of dark chocolate in my room.

Theme song?

JG: Feeling Good by Nina Simone. And I often sing to it in the mornings.

Favorite quote? 

JG: Anything by Eleanor Roosevelt, that woman was wisdom incarnate. If I had to pick one this would be it:

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

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Michelle Orman

Michelle Orman

Michelle Orman is the president of Last Word Communications, which spearheads the public relations for the COUTURE show. A 15+ year veteran of the COUTURE community, Michelle is obsessed with all things jewelry and watch related! To be included in COUTURE Musings, email Michelle at

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