Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2,000!




Thank you for helping me surpass 2,000 Twitter followers. I remember reluctantly joining Twitter. My two Law Clerks were constantly on it.Then I had to see what it was all about and then I became addicted. I have made IRL friends from it and now even work in the Twitter building in San Francisco.It is my preferred social media platform. Thank you for your support!

I just read the below article by AdWeek. As a lover of marketing and advertising, and using Twitter as a way to market myself and this blog to hopefully travel the world and share my true experiences, I can vouch everything I post is real and from real accounts.


When brands spend money on fake accounts, that’s too bad. Iam a better choice, by far! Please review my social media stats HERE, my AboutMe section and contact me about a collaboration. I would love to work with you and do my own research on the product, industry or location. I promise to provide honest feedback and prefer to use original photos by yours truly.

I may not have a Justin Bieber level kind of followings but I am proud of my growth. Wish you could be a part of it.

A special thanks to my ongoing supporters. Thank you foryour Likes, Retweets and of course your friendship (online and/or IRL).

Monday, August 14, 2017

Three - San Mateo, California


When you haven’t seen your close cousin and nephew in sometime, you schedule a brunch. Browsing OpenTable, I found Three. A restaurant with good reviews in Downtown San Mateo. I picked up the boys on the other side of Highway 101 and went down Third Street until I found street parking near the restaurant. No need to look for a Pay By Phone sign for parking. The meters do not need to be fed.

Walk in the main door and you immediately see the bar and a podium to check in for our reservation. The first dining room had natural light coming in from our right, there were chalkboard drawings on the walls, banquet seating and individual tables. We room where we were sat was an area between that room and another room near the kitchen near a server station and the door to go downstairs for the bathroom. In the room we could see from our table, there was a nice long table of about 20 filled with guests. I could only assume more of the kitchen was to the left and just beyond that long table.

We started out at the bar with a Guava Mimosa for my cousin and a very sweet sparkling cocktail for me.
Cocktail plus the Taj Clutch by Stella & Dot
We were sat at a large table for four, though there was three of us dining that Sunday afternoon at Three. I honestly picked this place to get my 100 dining points to use another time and for their unique brunch selections. We should all have had the chicken and waffles but here, they made it into a sandwich. Add an egg if you wish! We did! We all ordered the same thing. The boys have never dined here but they have used the likes of Doordash to get the same sandwich delivered. My cousin was excited to have it fresh.

We started with crispy pork belly which was sinfullydelicious. The belly was stuck to the plate a bit but it was a fight we were invested in to win. We also had the mushroom rolls which was basically diced mushroom fried in thin wrappers.

My cousin Yelps, my nephew Snapchats and I do both plus blog! Here we are doing what we do. It clearly runs in the family. You’re welcome, Three, for the social media exposure.


I could not complete the sandwich and took off the soggy waffles and just ate the eggs and chicken. I prefer my waffles a bit crispy, my eggs over medium which came out over easy but the chicken was flavorful and a healthy portion. It all felt really heavy and I added a parfait with fresh fruit. The bowl was HUGE with a ton of granola on top. I think it helped balance out my good and bad intake for this meal.


Friendly service all around. I’d like to come back for their dinner.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Admana

I am all for women-owned businesses, strong women, women in the military, in politics and in film. When selecting what to watch on Amazon Prime or shows I record on my DVR I normally tend to select strong, female lead movies and shows. I am a fan of Game of Thrones, Good Girls Revolt, Queen of the South  and characters such as Joan from Mad Men and actresses such as Charlize Theron in the recent Atomic Blonde. I am currently on Covert Affairs with Piper Perabo from Coyote Ugly as a CIA Agent. Now, I am pleased to say a friend of mine, Megan Zerga, has just released a short film she co-wrote and starred in called Admana. I was honored to be part of the only San Francisco screening last week at the Independent Film Center at 145 Ninth Street.



Admana is a 13-minute short film by two female filmmakers, Genesis Diaz and Megan Zerga. Admana is a product of the recent election, which brought an overwhelming amount of emotion to both women. They felt a need to express their sadness and fear with this instantaneously captivating story. Prepare to want more!

The film was done really well, the entire process took seven months and with zero funds. Majority of the film was made possible because of women who have donated their time, skills and talent.

Congratulations, Megan! As long as I have known her, she's been working on this dream of hers. I am happy to have seen one of her finished products. Please support her, Admana and her upcoming project, The Island.



Also see some of our fun times:
Six Days Straight Maybe Seven
Dashboard the Series -  Starring Megan Zerga
It's Good to Be Yelp Elite
My First Opera

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bachelorette Bash Tips for Vegas

It's your job to throw an unforgettable bachelorette party before one of your best friends walks down the aisle. The pressure is on. What kind of party does she want? Low key and mild? Or a 'What happened last night?' Kind of wild weekend? It could be a mix of both: classy and upscale with a few details a bit cloudy. Unforgettable, as just mentioned, is not really a requirement and it's OK. Let me help you.

Initial Feels
Just as the Bride's wedding day is her day, she can have whatever she wants. The same goes for her 'bach. When planning her bachelorette party, ask her what kind of weekend she wants to have. Who does she want to invite? How long can she be away for? Have her provide you a list activities or details she wants to have and ones she absolutely does NOT want to have. If what she has in mind is way too vanilla for a Vegas bachelorette party, in your back pocket, plan on pushing her limits a little bit. Put the entire bridal party to work to come up with some fun, creative ideas. When in Rome, the Bachelorette may just say yes to something she'd consider crazy and roll with it.

Itinerary
Pick a weekend that works best for your Bride and the Bridal Party. Two full days is ample time for both a mild or wild weekend. Let's be honest, planning for recovery time is best spent on the plane ride home. Check out the below proposed itineraries. Which would your Bachelorette pick? See the graphic below of recommendations from Vegas.com and deals HERE.

MILD 
Friday - This will be a day when guests arrive into town and meet up when they can. Guests that have arrived may kick off the weekend getting settled into the room, start gambling in their hotel, grab a low key dinner at Sushi Samba at The Palazzo Hotel or late night cocktails at the Carnaval Bar at Harrah's. Definitely brief the Bachelorette's liver in preparation for the weekend ahead.
Saturday - Pamper the Bachelorette with room service, head over to a spa day at The Mandarin Oriental and be transported back to the 1930s in Shanghai, followed by dinner at The Top of the World at The Stratosphere Hotel with 360 degree views of Las Vegas as the restaurant rotates, followed by the sensual show, Zumanity by Cirque de Soleil.
Cocktails at Stratosphere
Sunday - Brunch at Hash House a Go Go, shopping at The Forum at Caesars Palace, go 35 miles an hour almost 500 feet in the air on the Voodoo Zipline at The Rio, dinner at Le Cirque at The Bellagio and drinks at Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan.
Monday - Limo ride to the airport

WILD
Friday - Get into Vegas, immediately gamble at the airport, stretch hummer pick up at the airport and taken to a suite at the Cosmopolitan or Aria. Loosen things up at Coyote Ugly at the New York New York to dance on the bar and add a bra to the poles above. New York pizza is available across the hall because it's cheat weekend.
Saturday - Brunch at Crush, Stripper 101 class, dinner by the lake at SW Steakhouse at The Wynn and bottle service and VIP treatment at Club XS.
Sunday - Cabana at Tao Beach, Thunder From Down Under show and finish strong at Hakkasan.

Monday - Limo ride back to the airport




TIPS From Vegas.com

Essentials to Pack
For the Bachelorette, bring her tiara, sash and/boa, etc. Have the bridal party wearing similar outfits or matching tanks during the outing. Don't forget the high heels, sexy dresses, bikini, flip flops, make up, aspirin, sunglasses and an eye mask for the plane. 

Games
Throughout the weekend, Vegas.com put together the Bachelorette Vegas Hunt with tasks to check off.


DOES IT REALLY STAY IN VEGAS?
With social media, nothing that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. It stays on the internet. For good. And potentially blackmail later. Why not have fun with these once in a lifetime moments? Generate major FOMO complex by creating a special Snapchat geofilter and hashtag for the Bachelorette. She deserves it.

Check out the deals on Vegas.com. Happy sinning! I mean planning!