Five Years of Living Fabulously!
On September 29, 2014, Destination Fabulous held our first-ever event as a brand-new destination management company at the Encore in partnership with Next Level Events, and we haven’t stopped since! It’s hard to believe it’s been five years already, but it has been an absolutely incredible journey so far.
To celebrate our first five years, I decided to take a little walk down memory lane, digging into our archives for some of my favorite photos, memories, and events since we first launched. From hanging out with former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman to meeting Elton, Cher, and Britney (…sort of!), this is a snapshot of five years of Destination Fabulous!
We’ve also got fun giveaways all through the end of October of our custom #BeFabulous lipstick made exclusively for us by Dawes Custom Cosmetics—a fabulously sassy, ravishing shade of red, OF COURSE! Follow us on Instagram for your chance to win and to keep up with all of our fabulous outings and events!
10 OF MY FAVORITE DESTINATION FABULOUS MOMENTS
IMEX America is America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings, and events. It is the CES of DMCs, and my biggest (and most important) annual conference. This photo of me and former Las Vegas mayor and man-about-town Oscar Goodman was taken at my first IMEX event for Destination Fabulous—complete with showgirls, naturally!
The lovely lady with me in this photo is Katie Macrina from Venafi, another one of our wonderful customers. This was at a philanthropic event where Venafi gave away brand-new music instruments to underprivileged students who believed they were in competition for only one of them to win; there wasn’t a dry eye in the room that night!
This fun photo is from that same philanthropic event with Venafi, and features my wonderful daughter Maddie goofing off along with mom! She also got to be a judge in the competition, which absolutely thrilled her.
At an event at Red Rock Resort, comedian and entertainer Jeff Civillico was the general session speaker. I didn’t want to pass up the chance to snap a photo with him! He’s a wonderful entertainer and also just an all-around great guy; it’s always a pleasure to see him.
Caption: More of my favorite people! This was taken at the SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) Midwest event in January 2019. I’m standing with Megan Barry, vice president of hospitality and travel operations at Fusion Marketing, and Mark Marino, president and managing director of GPS Destinations, our partner DMC organization.
Here I am cheesing with the Spazmatics, a fabulous local ’80s cover band that is always a high-energy blast, along with my client Chris Kearns, director of travel and incentives for Regis Salons (second from the right). When it comes to all things ’80s, you might say I “Just Can’t Get Enough”!
Horsing around at the Grand Canyon, my absolute favorite thing to do in the world! Any time I have a chance to go there, I take it…which is one reason that I just love to put together Grand Canyon tour packages for my clients!
Okay, so this one isn’t from the last five years, but it’s still one of my favorites. This is my dad, Gene Maguire, at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas with a Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator about 10 years ago. (Wearing his standard sweater-and-khaki pants uniform!) My dad is the reason I started Destination Fabulous—his final words to me were, “You need to go start your business.” So I did. My dad is the inspiration for all of this, and he continues to inspire me in everything I do today.