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Business Travel: Pullman Style

13 Aug

As we enjoy our way through summer vacation, plans for fall business travel start to fill the calendar. I learned early on never to leave hotel booking to someone else. Flights, fine. But never the hotel. Especially during NY Fashion Week! You know who you are.

As a writer, I spend a lot of time working in the room when I travel. Spotty wifi, lack of outlets, charging stations & designated work space, scratchy linens, no Q-tips or bathtub — Just some of the things that guarantee I won’t be returning.

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Pullman San Francisco Bay

On the flip side, I recently spent a few nights at the Pullman San Francisco Bay. At first site, it seems like your average hotel for the weekday traveler. And it is. But there’s something that sets them apart: an all-new wellbeing program.

I got to celebrate the North American kickoff of this elaborate Pullman program with brand wellness coach & fitness guru Sarah Hoey. From poolside yoga to WAFF training to exclusive healthy menus—the program is designed to support travelers’ healthy lifestyles and help others who are interested discover a healthier way to travel.

Taking a break from your laptop to stretch out or lift some weights makes a world of difference. Physically, it’ll help prevent back and neck pain. Psychologically, it’s regenerative.

The program is built on 4 pillars: Sleep, Food, Sport, Spa. Pullman hotel guests can request a special Fit Bag be put in their room–packed with free weights, a yoga mat, resistance bands, and 10-minute workout suggestions. You can even request a DREEM experience, which consists of a headband that reads your sleep duration, rhythms, heart rate, and more. As a notoriously terrible sleeper I wasn’t surprised to learn I changed positions 27 times one night.  

If you visit this specific Pullman property, I highly recommend visiting the Bay Club Spa. Ask the concierge about it. And leave time to stay as long as you can! Just the massages and outdoor pool area make this spa like a mini vacation in its own right.

TOWN Sparkling Rose SangriaIt should also be said that I had the best sangria of my life at Town restaurant. I believe it’s known for the steak—and the food was wonderful—but I’d go back simply for another sip of Sparkling Rose Sangria.

Coming back to the Pullman San Francisco Bay after a huge dinner is really nice. I took a relaxing walk around the bay, watched the ducks swim, and the sun go down. Then I retreated to my room for some resistance band-style stretching. Because I could.

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PULLMAN SAN FRANCISCO BAY | 223 Twin Dolphin Dr. | Redwood City, CA 94065 | 650.598.9000

xo

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#Internationalwomensday

8 Mar

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Here’s to the women who lift each other up and aren’t afraid to rock the boat. 💪🏼💪🏾💪🏻 #internationalwomensday

I pulled this from one of the best commercials I’ve seen in awhile. Nike ran it during the Oscars, featuring Serena Williams.

 

WRDSMTH Solo Show

1 Nov

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You’ve probably seen WRDSMTH‘s street art around Los Angeles. At Runyon Canyon. On major street boxes. The backs of buildings.

Well now the writer turned Int’l Street Artist has his first solo show coming up – in collaboration with Street Art House. I’d Like To Have a WRD With You opens on November 4th at 5pm.

Guests can be the first to purchase one of a kind pieces, apparel, and prints of his crowd favorite DTLA & NYC murals. Cocktails + apps will be served.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th | OPENING NIGHT EVENT

 

Additional Event times:

  • Sunday, Nov. 5th | Day Pass (12pm-5pm)
  • Saturday, Nov. 11th | Day Pass (12pm-5pm)
  • Sunday, Nov. 12th | Closing Night Event

 

xo

Coastal Cleanup Day 2015

17 Sep

logoThis Saturday, September 19th is Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day! Over 10,000 volunteers will come from all over the west coast to help clean up our So Cal beaches, rivers, creeks and parks.

Grab your friends, take your kids, and get out there to help pretty up our coast. There will be over 50 cleanup sites from Malibu to Pasadena. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Sign up and find out more by clicking HERE.

Let’s take part and protect our gorgeous environment, Angelenos. The beaches won’t clean themselves.

xx

Watch & Share #LoveYourCurls

20 Jan

As always, I adore the Dove messaging for women. This new campaign is for little curls who grow up watching their moms hate on their own kinky locks. They see the Disney princesses with straight blonde ponytails and actresses with flat-ironed strands every day. Let’s show them a new image!

#LoveYourCurls