Whatever the situation, we find ourselves feeling alone in business often. Sometimes it's because of a conscious decision, other times it's because of a situation beyond our control-like an out of state move or job change etc. Depending on your personality type, suddenly finding yourself in a new environment like that, with a new purpose - is often when you least feel like putting yourself out there and meeting new people. But that's when you need to do it.
We've lived in Northern California for 3 years now, and I've never been able to get tickets. UNTIL THIS YEAR. I found out Tom Petty was the headliner for one of the days of BottleRock and it was an absolute must. The day tickets were announced, Justin and I were both online and ended up snagging 8 tickets. Which for me, was like winning a bucket list lottery!
I have a major thing for tapas, and I prefer to dine outside on a lovely patio with great ambiance supplied by jazzin music. After some fab wine tasting while in Healdsburg, I was of course, on the hunt for some delish dining and Justin and I discovered this super cute place, Bravas. It's major curb appeal piqued my curiosity and then I saw the sign "Backyard Open". I knew it was the place.
My list of wineries to explore is long, but I'm really glad this one jumped to the top of the list and here's why: Williamson Wines has figured out a way to make wine tasting even more experiential than regular wine tasting is!
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.
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.
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.
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.