California Here We Come!

... or more like there we go as I'm back home from a whirlwind work trip to San Diego. I'm sad it's already over, but it feels amazing to be back home. My brain is on overdrive after 3 days at the Social Media Marketing World conference. SO much knowledge! Definitely worth every single penny that companies invest in their employees to attend, and I can't wait to apply all that I've learned both professionally and personally.


I stayed at the Omni San Diego which was the perfect location - right across the street from the convention center so I could easily come and go to the conference and in the heart of the Gaslamp District. And can we talk about how my room looked right out into Petco Park? My baseball lovers heart was super happy except for the fact that the Padres are still away at spring training. 



*View from my room right into the stadium*


Ready to hit the ground running in San Diego, and do some exploring. Side note - these leggings were perfect for the 5 and 1/2 hour flight over and for all the walking I did once I arrived. They're super soft and less than $15.










*Ready for Day 1 of the conference*


*Surreal to see Michael Stelzner in person - he's kind of a big deal in marketer's world*



Can we also talk about how the conference included networking runs (or walks) and wellness breaks that included yoga and other movement classes? YES please!  





*Still dreaming about my iced latte from Copa Vida - made me say Starbucks who?*



*Ready to check out after a fulfilling conference*


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25 comments:

  1. This sounds and looks like it was a great experience! If only HR conferences were this fun lol!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  2. Ah you're making me miss SD so much! By far my favorite place that I've lived and you were in the perfect spot!

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  3. Girl this looked like an awesome conference! I LOVE the idea of networking runs/walks & yoga classes. San Diego is such a great city to explore, glad you had fun!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  4. So beautiful and so fun! I love that they had yoga and active activities for you! Nice way to break up the day. I loved San Diego when I visited. The city was really beautiful and of course I enjoyed the weather!

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  5. Your work trip looked amazing! I can honestly say it sort of looked like a vacation! LOL xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Sounds like a successful work trip with some sprinkles on fun...and go you for fitting some workout time! That's some motivation right there because I know those conferences can be long and draining.

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  7. Looks like so much fun and so fulfilling! You packed It in perfectly too. Looks beautiful there!

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  8. Yay!! My old college stomping grounds :) SD will always have a special place in my heart...love that city and love these fun pics!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful conference. San Diego is a perfect setting for it! Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

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  10. What an amazing experience!
    It must have been wonderful. Nice pictures!

    Dany
    Blog Breshopping da Dany

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  11. Sounds like the content was great as was the rest of it. Super to have more varied and active networking now instead of just cocktails or golf.

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  12. Your conference looks like it was a lot of fun. Yoga during the conference, sunny SD, the gaslamp district (my favorite) and baseball.

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  13. So glad you had such a great time! They always have such great speakers and there's a wealth of knowledge you can take away from the conference. :)

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  14. That conference looks like it was a blast. I wish I could go to a conference like that. My office is too cheap to let us do anything. Hell, they can barely pay us fairly unless of course you are an attorney, then they can. The rest of us are just merely peasants. Too bad the padres were at spring training. That would be so fun to go to one of their games.

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  15. This conference sounded SO fun and informative!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. San Diego is one of my favorite cites, certainly the most beautiful! What a fun conference to attend!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  17. It's awesome that your conference included workout time - looks like you had a blast! We're headed to SD in September and I can't wait!

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  18. What a lovely place to stay! Sounds like such a fun and interesting conference too! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you :) We have a busy but fun one planned!

    Away From The Blue

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  19. Wow, it sounds like an amazing conference and a 3 day fun filled trip! I love SD and the Gaslamp District is just a wonderful place to be. It's so close to so many restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, etc. Can I say heaven?! Let's not forget the weather. You probably got spoiled with "perfect" weather there. I haven't stayed at Omni but man, it is such a beauty!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  20. What a fun trip!! I would love to go to San Diego. It's on my bucket list! I always love Cali!

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  21. Love the photo selection.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  22. Your photos make me want to hop on a plane and head to Cali now!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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