Getting outside your own industry to gain inspiration is one of the most undervalued tools I can think of. I look at entirely different industries to light my fire, and to get my creativity flowing beyond the current wedding trends that already exist. I highly suggest finding another industry that semi interests you but somehow translates to your own and go enjoy that for awhile. Maybe that means fashion, photography, landscaping...whatever.
Imagine my total BLISS when I came into contact with the corporate sales manager of JetSuiteX and I realized that I could take a private Jet 15 minutes away from my house. Of course JetSuiteX doesn't fly everywhere yet, but I personally would trade in all the headache of mainstream air travel for the smaller and customer service driven experience JetSuite provides whenever I could.
This is more than a lodge, it's a lifestyle experience nestled into the mountains complete with its own vineyard, bocce court, spa, pool and even an infinity hot tub for watching the sunset before you head off to the bedroom of your dreams. It's the perfect space to easily getaway and get back in touch with nature-without sacrificing even one sliver of the essentials necessary for truly relaxing experience.
I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with product samples and trial sizes of any and all luxury beauty products. It's impossible for me to step away from any beauty counter without some samples. And then when Birchbox came around... oh man. My collection grew steadily each month. The other day I realized my samples basket was completely overflowing. I now have an entire shelf in my hall closet devoted to samples!
I literally hoard my samples from Birchbox. I'm ok with it and here's why...
Recently Blueprint Studios threw a great showcase party for SF area vendors and it was so great. I was actually introduced to Blueprint Studio and their level of fabulous at The Special Event conference back in January, so I was excited to come to their showroom to mingle with some of my favorite people and get another peek at their inventory.
Travel is a large part of my life, and I feel like I'm always headed somewhere. It takes a little while, but after so many trips you sort of get your travel habits down. Every one has their little travel tips, and magic efficiencies, and I'll save my list of those for a different day. I wanted to share with the top 10 things I find myself bringing every time I head for the airport:
Friendors of mind from all over the states were able to join me, including the best part, Troy was able to join me, and we made it another #simplyfancy adventure. Exploring the expo together was great, we were able to take notes, discuss ideas and bounce inspiration off each other. I posted a ton in Instagram live, but now that I'm writing this after the fact, I wish I had kept the videos so I could share them here. One of our favorite experiences was attending Michael Cerbelli's Hot List presentation together.
His list was definitely awesome, and I'm going to narrow it down even more and share my top picks from his hot list:
It's not every weekend I'm sitting in the ceremony seats at a wedding. But recently, I was invited to travel out of state for a wedding with my man. We were attending a wedding of one of his friends, and truly, I was excited to be a guest.
It really was like a reunion (which, as many times as I've done a wedding, I never completely realized how much a wedding really is like a massive reunion-filled with all the weird pressures you can imagine! I really need to give the drunk bridal party a break the next time I do a wedding...).
The reality is: the internet is a wedding inspiration monster that moves faster than fast. Everything is so static and a simple online feature can affect a small business’ web traffic and affect sales (and therefore success) directly and more substantially than ever before.
So, the question is, when is online advertising worth it?