Last night was an affair to remember-red carpet, flashing lights, and a dose of lengedary performer, Willie Nelson. Oh, and “kind of a big deal” Sir Richard Branson, the 212th richest person in the world. When I found out about my invitation for the launch party of Virgin Airlines in Dallas several weeks ago, I was pretty excited for two reasons: I like any excuse to get dressed up and go to the Winspear, and I wanted to meet Sir Richard. I have never flown Virgin Airlines, though my friends who have rave about how hip, cool, and modern the flight experience is. Despite luxuries like WiFi and touch screen technology, my fascination is with how the addition of Virgin might lower airfare at DFW intially on Virgin Air flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco. When my handsome date and I arrived, we checked in to get our wristbands, walked the red carpet, and headed inside to open bar and DJ Red Foo of LMFAO spinning good tunes. Sir Richard and Willie Nelson walked the carpet together, with the former wearing “Free Willie” on his t-shirt. (After all, Willie Nelson was just arrested last Friday and potentially faces six months in jail.) His performance was exciting-even for people like me who aren’t country music enthusiasts. When it ended, Sir Ricard gracefully granted me a sit-down interview on the couch (thank you, Ms. Jordan,) and we chatted about all things Virgin and Big D. I can see how he became a self-made billionaire-that man is quite the charmer; his compliments in that British accent would make any lady blush.
And when he stood up after our interview, the Willie Nelson bandanna he’d been wearing all evening fell to the floor. I’m happy to say it’s found a new home with my wardrobe.
Hilary Kennedy is a contributing author for YouPlusDallas focusing primarily on Style, Arts and Entertainment, and Dating and Relationships. Hilary also stars in many videos for YouPlusDallas and has her own show, The Hilary Kennedy Show.