The Bluff spring/summer 2012

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Q&A with Kelli Corn What is your idea of perfect happiness? It’s the times in life when you are able to be in the moment, unaware of time, not thinking of anything else. What goes through your mind as you drive to work each morning? To be honest driving to work is my quiet time … I listen to my morning radio and enjoy my coffee. I try not to think about everything I have to do, or I begin my day feeling overwhelmed which is never a good thing. And, on the way home? It is typically dinner preparations. I plan my dinners so that I only (hopefully) have to go to the grocery store once a week, so it is deciding what meal to have. I cook dinner four to five nights a week, I truly enjoying cooking and have ever since I was little. I have to be creative to cook healthy and try to come up with ways to get my kids to eat it. What is your greatest extravagance? I love wine. I love an incredible meal …including dessert. It is the best indulgence and I am surrounded by very talented people where I get to enjoy these things from time to time. Last movie that made you cry? Every movie makes me cry. I cry at commercials! I think the last movie was Tangled, it was so sweet at the end. If there was a movie about your life, what would it be called? And, which actor would play you? Superwoman. And not because I feel so empowered or strong or big… it is because life is such a balancing act. Managing career and family takes powers – it takes a solid dedication to both lifestyles. Oh and, Reese Witherspoon, she’s just so cute! What do you consider your greatest achievement? Well, a typical mom would say giving birth to two amazing children, however graduating from the University of Colorado was a very proud moment in my life. What is your most marked characteristic? Calm demeanor.

What is the last book you read? Marley and Me. Loved it. If you could have one “super” power, what would it be? And, how would you use it at work? I’d love to be able to wiggle my nose (like Samantha on Bewitched) and just make things happen. With this power I could certainly manage my time more efficiently. And all of those details that I promise to my brides, well, they would be instantaneous. When you’re not here, what are you doing? Loving on my kids. Family stuff. What word do you use most? Beautiful. What makes you laugh? My kids. The Muppets. Remembering old times. Top five songs on your playlist? Adele: Someone Like You, Otis Redding: That’s How Strong My Love Is, Lady Antebellum: Need You Now, Faith Hill: Paris, Alicia Keys: No One. Favorite spot on the Bluff? Each morning, I take the path just behind the Inn, to get to my office. As I turn the corner at the pool, the sun is coming up over the River and casting the most beautiful glow. Best Palmetto Bluff Moment? Well, the coolest thing I ever pulled off was hiring the University of Georgia marching band. The bride’s family members were all Georgia alums and the groom wanted to surprise them. Of course, it was summer break, so I had to track down the band director, he had to track down 30 well rounded student musicians (all enjoying their break!), clean the uniforms, get a bus driver, find a place for them to sleep, … but it was all worth it. When the bride and groom stepped out of the chapel, and they “struck up the band” – that moment is unforgettable.

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