Showing posts from December, 2017

Cruise Through Prepping for Your Cruise

With just a few days until my friend, Catherine, and I depart the port in San Diego for Mexico on my first Holland America cruise and her first cruise ever, we discussed some items to do as we got a manicure and pedicure at Mimi's Nails in Castro Valley, California. First things first! Do not forget to get those nails done, Ladies! In Mexico, flip flops and open toed shoes are required. Don't be that girl.

While you still have time at home, this One Busy Bee highlighted the below with Catherine while sitting in those nice massage chairs.

1) Check-in & Important Documents - On Holland America's website, you can check in, print out your boarding pass and luggage tags. Unfortunately, I did not see an invitation to download an app and have all these items easily accessible but hopefully this is something they are working on. Besides the documents already mentioned, I printed the confirmation of the excursions we booked and our full itinerary just in case there are any disc…

36 Hours in Boston

When a friend's life has changed due to a break-up, you book a spontaneous trip to Boston and leave next week. Thanks to David at the now gone Bijou Restaurant in Hayward, California for the liquid courage. The flights were booked via Kayak on my phone. This One Busy Bee has always taken the lead in doing something spontaneous and booking travel. It just makes sense for me to now be a Travel Agent. It is about time this blog post was made.

Not to waste any more time, you book a red eye flight from Oakland and land in Boston at 6 AM. Catching a cab to our hotel was easy. My friend, Christina, booked us a tour at the Samuel Adams Brewery at 10:15 AM. Beer in the morning? Sure! Why the hell not?

We took a quick power nap, I got ready in record time and we were on our way thru Boston to the brewery. We checked in, got stamped, toured some of the waiting area but thought we better find something to eat. Around the corner was a tiny cafe and we ordered some snacks and sat next to a frie…

No Alcohol Until Mexico

Four glasses of wine was had during yesterday’s delicious luncheon with Crystal at Chez Maman in Hayes Valley. We ladies work from home and have the freedom to get together for an outing mid-week. I know, in a nutshell, life is hard. We had the escargot and I had to have the carbonara, because I have been on the search for California's best carbonara since my Italy trip last year. With Crystal’s good looks, we were comped a steak tartar, a creme brûlée and dessert wine. It’s nice to have beautiful friends.

With not being where I want to be for my week-long cruise on Holland America (book via me HERE!) and inevitable bikini-clad beach exploring, I need to step up my workout and my diet. I was working pretty hard for my best friend’s holiday party in San Francisco but a lot more of improvement is needed. This One Busy Bee has SIX job titles. I have to make it work.

I have decided when I just parked at the gym this morning and two weeks til our departure, I am going to cut alcohol. T…

Sparkle & Glow - Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Solar Relief Effort - Sat., Dec. 9

The holidays are a time of giving. Your new Rodan & Fields Representative, Tara Nason, and your Stella & Dot Stylist, Bernadette Manzano, are partnering up to bring out that Sparkle, Glow and Energy to Puerto Rico. This shopping event will be a fundraiser for our friend's local non-profit, Puerto Rico Solar Relief Effort. Not only will you shop for gifts for those close to you, you can help those far away on an island that are still without power just by attending our event. Bernadette will be donating $5 for every guest in attendance (maximum of $500). Though small in consideration as to what is truly needed, this can help one family out. See their Facebook page to make a donation directly if you cannot attend. Latest news: Whitefish Energy has halted work due to a payment dispute. = Further delays.

Come by! Sign in at the door and you've helped make a difference in Puerto Rico. Grab a glass of wine, snack on light appetizers, meet other folks that care …