April 28, 2015

VIPink Brunch Giveaway + Shades of Pink Cocktail

Any other brunch lovers out there?
It's one of my favorite pastimes, and when I can brunch for a good cause, that's even better!
Won't you join me this weekend?

On Sunday, May 3rd Westfield Mission Valley will host its popular VIPink Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It is a charitable culinary and shopping experience that benefits the work of Bright Pink,
the only national nonprofit org focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
VIPink will bring together fashionistas, foodies and shoppers for a fabulous afternoon outdoors
where guests will dine, drink and shop for a great cause.
For a $10 donation, guests will enjoy a bevy of activities, including:
• Craft cocktails by master mixologists of Rumbling Tins  (SOO yummy! See below for recipe.)
• Delectable brunch bites by Gordon Biersch
• Pink donut station by Nomad Donuts
• A live, interactive fashion show
• Styling by Fashion Group International
• Pampering mini beauty treatments
• Live music
• Activities, giveaways and more!

Guests will also have the chance to go on the ultimate shopping experience around Westfield Mission Valley,
where they’ll receive samples, swag and exclusive discounts.
Most importantly, 100% of the proceeds benefit Bright Pink.
Tickets and more details are available HERE.

I'm also happy to report that I am hosting a GIVEAWAY for a pair of tickets right here, right meow!
Last week I got together with one of the sponsors, Rumbling Tins,
to taste-test one of their signature cocktails for you - Fifty Shades of Pink!
Check out the featured cocktail recipe below,
and if that sounds delicious,
enter for a chance to taste it yourself this Sunday!
Recipe courtesy of Eric Johnson of Rumbling Tins:
  • 1/2 shot of lemon juice
  • 1 shot of orange juice
  • 3/4 shot house made Grenadine
  • 1 shot solerno blood orange
  • 1 shot Reyka Vodka
  • Top with soda water
Just leave your name and contact info below to enter the giveaway.
If you can't wait to see if you've won, and just really want to attend, purchase your tickets here.
Hope to see you there!
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April 19, 2015

Spa Day at the Grand Del Mar

is also known as PARADISE. 
This place is ridiculously gorgeous, 
which is the main reason why my bestie and I chose it as the setting for our random Tuesday spa day. 
Best. Decision. Ever. 

I meaaaan, I'm pretty sure the pictures speak for themselves,
although I hardly remembered my camera was in my purse as we stumbled around the beautiful grounds. 
The Grand Del Mar shines as California’s triple Five-Star resort with a sparkling roster of recognition from the most prestigious organizations in the world, 
including the incredible distinction as TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in California.
Nbd, right? 
So in other words, it's fancy. 

Here's the deal though,
you don't have to stay here to enjoy all the perks.
You can, of course,
but if you're an SD native like myself and don't need a place to stay,
you can just make a day trip out of it. 
Which is exactly what we did. 

Just book a treatment at the spa,
and indulge in all the complimentary amenities. 
You guys, I can't even describe to you how relaxing this felt!
Shortly upon arrival, we checked in at the spa, changed into our robes, and walked over to Amaya for a light lunch (make your reservations here, it's worth it, I promise). 
After some salmon tartare and a chilled bottle of rosé,
we pranced over to the pool to take in some sunshine before heading in for our spa appointments, 
This was pretty much where we stayed for the rest of the day,
in between body scrubs and more wine. 
5300 Grand Del Mar Court 
San Diego, CA 92130