Fab Friend Tia Wednesday, June 10, 2015

When I was 19 years old I started working for Guess at SCP (South Coast Plaza). I had just started my 2nd year in college and life was good. The Guess brand was incredibly popular at the time and the store was staffed with some of the coolest people I had ever met. That is where I met my best friend, Tia Lambert.

I had been working at Guess SCP for 6 months when a stunning brunette with legs for days walked into our store. Her name was Tia Lambert. She was born in Canada, raised in Newport Beach and was about to start her 2nd year at Orange Coast College. Tia had worked at Nautica in Fashion Island with one of our Assistant Managers and came highly recommended. She had been a star Volleyball player at Corona Del Mar High School and was also voted Homecoming Queen her Senior year (she hates it when I tell people this, but I love it.:-)). Tia was the full package; beautiful, smart and funny. She was immediately hired and soon after became a part of my work group of friends. Prior to Tia's arrival Michael was my best friend at the store, however John and Jeannie were also part of our clique. We quickly recruited Tia to the group and before long the 5 of us were hanging out all the time. We were all very close friends and everyone at the store referred to us as Sigma Alpha Guess?. About a year later Michael was accepted into the Political Science Program at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and Tia was accepted into the Art Program at UC Berkeley. I was enrolled at CSULB (California State University, Long Beach) and didn't like the idea of not having my two best friends around the following semester. I too needed an adventure and soon decided to study abroad in Paris. It was an exciting time for the three of us. I didn't hear much from John or Jeannie during my time abroad and lost touch with them after my return home. Tia eventually graduated from Berkeley and moved to San Francisco. Michael graduated from George Washington University and made D.C. his permanent home. I graduated from CSULB and moved to Los Angeles. The three of us have always been incredibly driven and passionate people. We each pursued different careers, however have always remained close friends. 

Tia is truly a special breed. She is loyal, thoughtful, caring and has a heart of gold. She is immediately liked by everyone that meets her and in 20 years of friendship I have never heard a single person say a negative word about her (myself included). Truly impressive and something every single person that knows her will agree with. She is honest, sincere and makes you want to be a better person. I love her to death and am honored to call her my best friend.

Today is my fab friend, Tia Lambert's birthday and I hope she has the most fabulous of birthdays as she is one of the most fabulous people I know. Happy Birthday Sexy Bitch!!!! I love you too pieces and could not imagine my life without you.