Speaking of GEMS, fame came to Gemma young. She had a leg up, yes, but that only got her in the door. You could credit her drive, her work ethic, her ability to assemble an Emmy-winning team, but you’d be wrong. The woman who hosts the show is simply the grown-up version of that girl who walked into a new elementary school, in a new country, and knew every person there by the end of the first week. She’s the one you want to have a cup of tea with, trade opinions with, vacation with. She’s the one you want to marry your brother, if you have one.
As a second generation television personality, Gemma learned from her parents the importance of staying grounded in one’s life by spending quality time with people who perceive you as their equal, and no higher. In Gemma’s world, those people fall into two categories: family, and the Priyas.
Keep an eye on this space for hints about the thrills in Gemma’s story.
Keep an eye on this space for hints about the love in Gemma’s story.
Helaina Karras owns “The Darlings,” a fleet of restaurants she designed that incorporates the particular lifestyles and favorite foods of the Priya Club members. Each woman eats and drinks for free at her namesake establishment.
Jolly Gems is the pirate-themed restaurant inspired by Gemma Albright.
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh yeah yeah
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at you
I found a dream, that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Oh yeah yeah
You smiled, you smiled
Oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
for you are mine…
She knows the words by heart, Gemma does. She hums them during her morning meeting, and while washing her hair, and when running on the treadmill. She sings them in her sleep. It’s never a conscious act; the words live in heart, in her breath. They find their own way out.
The words belong to a night, and a man, that brought her fully into womanhood. Her first love. All these years later, with their song playing in her heart, she waits for their paths to be joined once more. Only, this time, it will be forever.