When I meet a person, I can’t help myself from immediately wondering if we could be friends. I feel like we must all have had those moments. When you meet someone awesome, a quick chance encounter, and really hope it doesn’t have to end there. But most of the time it does.
When Little Caesars Arena opened last year, my family and I made a connection with Amanda in guest services over email. She became our go to for event related questions and when I finally had the chance to meet her, I knew instantly we had to be friends. And I’m pretty excited to say we are all friends with her.
She has a seriously awesome job at the Arena that is ever changing and a lot of fun. One of her favorite things to do is give tours of the state of the art facility. She learned the layout when it was still being built, wandering around with a hard hat.
When she offered a tour to us, we could not even think about turning it down. We headed to the Arena near Christmas on a day when it was event free so we could see everything from the practice ice to the inner workings near the dressing rooms, though we could not go inside them.
The main concourse is meant to represent both old and new Detroit. And the Arena is so intricate I always notice new things. for example on a trip last weekend to see the US Figure Skating Championships, I noticed a fire escape signifying old Detroit for the first time.
The lower bowl of the Arena feels super intimate – again proven by the trip last weekend. The ice and giant scoreboard gleam.
It’s also full of great places to sit and hang out. From that lower bowl, to the floor for concerts, to the gondolas high above all the action to the clubs and restaurants, there are many different vantage points to explore.
We loved seeing the Arena from a different point of view and hanging out with Amanda. She and everyone else I’ve encountered at Little Caesars Arena know a little something about hospitality.
So do all our friends at Prime + Proper, where we headed for a pre-Christmas dinner because I don’t think I can celebrate the holidays or my birthday without heading there.
It was one of those blissfully perfect days and I am so thankful to Amanda for being part of it and hopefully a lot more fun days.
Also, this was pretty much literally the tenth outfit I put on that day and I kind of like how I turned a summer dress into a winter outfit. Also … that red lipstick!!!
Jacket: St. John // Dress: Prabal Gurung // Shoes: Prada // Bag and Lipstick: Dior