Monday, March 16, 2009

Friendly Encounters

This is another in a series of meetings of my friends and celebs.

As many of you know, I have known Fran Gallagher for many years, having worked with him over 25 years ago. Before he started Global Traveler magazine and made it the premier magazine for the business traveler, Gallagher worked for another business travel magazine.

While at the other magazine, Gallagher hosted many events. At one of those events, Christie Brinkley was the guest speaker.
Of course, many men would be perfectly happy to meet Brinkley. While I would have nothing against meeting Brinkley, had I been involved in that event, I certainly would have pushed Fran to make certain that Brinkley's then-husband Billy Joel escorted her.
On the other hand, I am glad that Joel did not accompany Brinkley to that event, since I wasn't there. It is bad enough that GT's Chris Ottaunick and Kim Krol have had the chance to cross paths with Joel. If Gallagher had ever met Joel, I would just lose my mind.
Christie Brinkley and Fran Gallagher in New York-mid 90's.

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