Tamera's Newfound Confidence Inspires Best Friend Andrea
Hola! How did everyone like the episode? I love that the girls had a sister trip to New York. They are at different places in their lives and have such busy schedules that it is hard for them to get a chance to go away together. This trip was the perfect opportunity for Tia and Tamera to take care of some business and have fun at the same time.
I was so proud of Tamera for trying to help her new family business, Century Oak Winery, get a new distributor in New York. Her in-laws, the Housleys, are wonderful people. They've welcomed Tamera into their lives with so much love and support that it's only natural for her to want to help make the winery a success. Tamera put a lot of pressure on herself to be a perfect sales person and was so nervous, but once she got to the meeting, I don't think it mattered how knowledgeable she was about the wine. Mikele was so enamored by Tamera's charm that she could have sold him anything! Tamera looked flustered when he said, "I look in your eyes, I look at the wine…Of course, I like it. I don't need to try the wine I just need to talk to you." She didn't know how to respond! (Mikele is cute. I'll be happy to talk to him for you next time, Tamera. Oh, wait. This is not about me. Back to the blog.) Adam was right: Selling wine is about making a connection with people. Mikele seemed to feel a connection with Tamera!
Tam also made awesome connections at her magazine interviews. It's been hard for her to break out of her "girl next door" image. There's nothing wrong with her sweet personality, but Tamera likes to challenge herself. She wants to take on roles that are outside of her comfort zone. She is a grown woman and wants people to stop seeing her as the girl who wore floppy jean hats and colorful '90s gear while saying "Go home Roger" on Sister, Sister. That was a long time ago! Plus, nobody should be remembered by what they were wearing in the '90s! Tamera has grown into a chic, sophisticated, sexy, and classy woman who wants people to know what she is capable of. I think the meetings helped Tamera realize that she is on the right track. She doesn't have to change, she just needs to go out and show people the woman she has become. I loved hearing her say, "If you go in as yourself and they don't like you? So what?!" It's inspiring to see Tamera get to the place where she is confident enough to just be herself.
It was awesome to see the girls spend time together. They looked stunning on The Revolution, and got to meet TIM GUNN. He is SO fabulous! They went out to dinner, Dylan's Candy Bar, and even a "Park Here" indoor park—now that's something you don't get to see in L.A.! Hearing them talk about everything from SPANX, smelly breath, forgetting to pack underwear, "letting one go," wall humping (Yes, it's true. I've witnessed said wall humping) and arguing about when to cross a New York street, reminds us that these girls are just like us. I'm so glad Tamera admitted she was wrong about thinking Tia wasn't going to be fun to go out with now that she's a mom. They looked like they had a blast! I hope you had as much fun watching Tia and Tamera's NYC adventure as much as I did.