Hope you’re all gearing up for summer and are as excited as we are. We wanted to take this time to introduce you to another Belvedere newbie for the Fire Island 2011 season, Justan. We cozied up to Justan on the deck and got him to take off his towel.
Welcome to the Belvedere Justan! Where are you from? Thanks for the welcome! Before arriving at The Belvedere, I resided in New York City for the last five years, but I’m a San Franciscan at heart.
What were you doing before you came here? Up until last month I worked as an office manager in fashion. After three years, I realized a windowless office is not for me. I need to get a little dirty from time to time. I’ll take a splinter over a paper cut any day. Not to mention the views by the pool!
Ever lived on such a remote island before? What are your impressions so far? Actually the idea of living on an island with no cars and just the sound of wind and waves was what attracted me to the The Belvedere. That, and the community. Being surrounded by handsome men has it’s… perks. So far, it feels like home.
What kind of work will you be doing around our house? For the most part I’ll be happy to help you at the front desk. Occasionally I’ll indulge my green thumb on the Belvedere grounds and work on that tan my Irish skin is so stubborn at keeping.
What’s the most important thing to remember when servicing our guests? I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine. Oh wait, you mean the customer is always right… right? Sir, yes Sir!
What nickname have Craig and Julian given you? Ivy. As in poison. The nickname I’ve had since grade school.
Ivy, nice! Why that nickname? I love plants! Don’t worry, I won’t give you a rash…
Good to know! Whew. Any special talent you want our guests to know you have? I can wield a bullwhip with ease thanks to a crush on Indiana Jones and repetitive viewings of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman. And a lot of practice. Meow.
You’re spending the day cleaning the pool filter, what are you wearing? Overalls and a t-shirt? Skimpy shorts and a tank? Speedo? Or “Nothing! You love cleaning naked?!” How does no shirt and skimpy shorts with a button or two missing sound? I doubt the pool would get very clean though. Just saying.
Thanks a lot Justan, any final words for our guests for summer 2011? I look forward to seeing a smile on your face both as you check in and upon your departure from The Belvedere! Here’s to Summer!
We look forward to seeing a LOT more of you too Justan! Thanks!
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