Month: April 2018

21 Apr 2018

Museum of Ice Cream SF

Ever since we heard about the Museum of Ice Cream, we had been hoping it would land in San Francisco. This fall, I finally had my experience! As expected, it was dripping in millennial pink. The staff was incredibly welcoming and if you think you’re too tired to attend after a day of work, get ready to be woken up from your first step in.

Now, we all know that I’ll never turn down a photo opp and especially in a place that is so Instagrammable, but I have to let you all in on a secret. I’ve loved the Color Factory and the Museum of Ice Cream, but every time I go to one of these things, I can’t help, but feel an immense amount of pressure. It’s the pressure to get the right angle, the perfect shot that is clear, focused and with impeccable lighting. On these days, I spend more time in front of the mirror trying to find that perfect outfit and I don’t want to be. These events were created so that you can live out your childhood dream again and just be a kid – to walk through the space as if wasn’t really 2018 and you’re not permanently glued to your phone.

It’s hard isn’t it?! I still have some shots here to share with all of you, but happy to say that I didn’t get a shot of everything and that I’ll always be able to look back on this as just a fun evening after work with my friends. I’ll never forget the photo where we’re posing girl band style.

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21 Apr 2018

Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Wearing: Self-Portrait dress, Alexander McQueen blazer, and Manolo Blahnik pumps

Where: Invictus Games Reception in London

We are less than a month away from the Royal Wedding part 2! Who’s excited for the event and does anyone have anything special planned? As much as I love my sleep, I know I’ll probably be up for it with eyes glued to my TV.

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21 Apr 2018

Starbucks’ Company Wide Racial Bias Training

Next month, 8,000 Starbucks locations will close the afternoon of May 29th for a company wide racial bias training. This decision was made after an embarrassing incident last week in Philadelphia where two black men were allegedly arrested for “trespassing.” The video of this went viral and CEO Kevin Johnson addressed this incident quickly with an apology and an announcement of the training that came this past Tuesday. The upcoming training will involve nearly 175,000 employees with hopes that incidents like this one will never happen again.

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13 Apr 2018

Glossier Goes West

Earlier this week, the cult beauty brand announced that they were opening up shop in Los Angeles. Glossier is expanding…and fast! Already an icon in New York City, just a little over a month ago or so, Glossier took over one of my favorite sandwich shops in the Mission to make it’s own pop-up. I went there last week and it was madness. However, more on that later. Having raised just $52 million back in February for their Series C, it seems as though the brand is using this funding to expand out further not only in new products, but in brick-and-mortar spaces. This will be their 2nd permanent location after their one in New York City and it is slated to open this coming May.

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13 Apr 2018

Song of the Day

Jhameel, Blue Satellite – Feisty (Remix)

Because Fridays should be fun!

13 Apr 2018

“Hot Summer Nights” Trailer

Is it crazy that we only want to see this film because of Timothée Chalamet? I know I’m not the only one that is obsessed with him especially after “Call Me By Your Name.” But I can say that we were fans of his ever since “Homeland.” So there.

07 Apr 2018

A Week For Us

I refuse to accept that gun violence on what feels like a daily/weekly basis is the new normal. I haven’t said much recently, but I have reflected on it here in the past. I continue to be impressed by the Parkland students who are rallying their voices together for good and making quite the impact. At 17 or 18, I might not have had that same amount of bravery that they exude today. With each shooting incident that takes place, it continues to feel closer to home.

This week, my colleagues and I sat on edge hearing the news about the shooter at YouTube’s headquarters. When this happens, I wonder how I would react being in a situation like that and I think about how we will all get to safety if it were us. I wonder how employees will be able to bounce back from incidents like these and have the support they need internally to get past this. Two days later, another threat came through and our building was on lockdown. All of us leave the office on a daily basis whether it’s for coffee runs, 1:1 chats, to grab a bite for lunch or even to run quick errands. To think about being outside during an incident and not being able to get to shelter or safety is terrifying. I’m grateful that my company gave us regular updates on the situation and took the threat seriously. All of us were urged to take a Lyft/Uber home and it would be expensed by the company. Additionally, because the person making the threat hadn’t been caught at the time, we were instructed to work from home the next day to avoid being near the office. These incidents have given me pause this week and while everyone was able to work quickly to come to a decision that would keep us safe, I wonder how we could be better equipped in the future in thinking about plans like these. This isn’t the new normal, but it is reality and we all should be thinking about how we can better protect ourselves and others in situations that we won’t always be able to control.

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