Every once in awhile, an opportunity of a lifetime presents itself, and sometimes you’ve just got to drop everything and live your best life.
I am a big believer in spontaneity, so when I was invited on a last-minute trip to Doha, Qatar with Qatar Airways for a VIP gala and private concert with Jennifer Lopez, I was so there.
The trip was magnificent and awe-inspiring in every way, and I was utterly impressed by the outstanding hospitality and luxurious lifestyle of this region of the world. My trip started with a 17-hour flight from LA to Doha on Qatar Airways, but in business class, it was actually enjoyable in every way. The flight was fabulous–I was also to sleep, work, eat and relax in total comfort.
As soon as I touched down in Doha, I was swept away to the Mondrian Doha hotel, which was magical and mesmerizing in every way. The hotel was designed by Marcel Wanders, who transformed the space into a whimsical wonderland at every turn. My suite was extravagant and spacious, and I loved the larger-than-life sculptures and decor pieces throughout the venue. My mind was blown, and I will definitely be back in the future.
During the trip, we managed to squeeze in a quick city tour of Doha, where I got to see some of the gorgeous attractions of the city.
And of course, the main attraction of the week was the VIP gala and the incredible concert! I can officially say I’ve been front row to J.Lo, and my life will never be the same again. You could feel the excitement and energy of having the mega-celebrity in town, and it was incredible to be a part of it all. The night ended with an unforgettable after-party at Black Orchid nightclub, where my girls and I danced in the VIP section with J.Lo’s crew. We danced our hearts out until closing, ordered room service and took a quick cat nap in the wee hours of the morning. Before we knew it, the trip was over and we managed to stagger our exhausted-but-exhilarated selves to the airport to make our flights back to the U.S. early the next morning.
From beginning to end, the entire experience felt like a dream come true.
Thank you, Qatar Airways for making my life complete!