We're so exited to bring our style of networking for women to San Diego! Aria, the founder and president of the MOB Nation, recently traveled to San Diego for the official launch of the #SandiegoMOB.
Stayed at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Not just a great space for travel but for locals too since this Sheraton offers pool passes and memberships. Hoping to have mom play dates here! Cannot tell you how amazing it was to do two meetings, a zoom call and send out over 25 emails, all while sipping on a Mai Tai pool side.
I had a blast with Ashley Jacobs from CBS8. We spent the morning visiting with Mom-Owned Businesses. I am so grateful to her giving me the opportunity to highlight so many amazing women.
The call time was 5AM. I worked with the BEST Makeup artist who had to be at my hotel room at 3:30am. Daniky Makeup is owned by Nichole, a young mom, bombshell, and talented artist. I highly recommend working with her.
Ashley and I are started out at Mint Studio and highlighted three of our San Diego MOB Alliance members:
-Jessica of Sweetly Striped Boutique. Adorable online shop with comfy and stylish clothes. I am wearing pants from her shop as well as the cutest silver slides in the news feature.
-Jessica of Let's talk Scents Young Living Oils. Jessica definitely saved the morning with her "Awaken" oil.
-Gin of La Buena Vida Studio . Hand-stamped jewelry like the #MOBLIFE cuff I am almost always wearing. Gin also offers Sip and Stamp Workshops.
Mint Studio is the most adorable space. There is so much intention and heart put into this studio.
In addition to their retail space, they also offer space for events, parties, workshops and networking events. They are HUGE supporters of women in business and the community. Check out their events Calendar for more information.
After Mint Studio, we took off to Pedego San Diego, an electric bike shop right on the bay. They thought it would be a good idea to have me, the clumsiest person ever, ride an electric bike on live television. It went okay- but I guess if I did fall it could have gone viral. So...
Pedego has been a huge supporter of The MOB, so I was thrilled to have them featured too. They do a ton of fun stuff with our friends at San Diego Mom's Blog, including Sip and Rides with SD Coffee Moms!
We met up Amy, founder of Moms on Maternity. Moms on Maternity! is one of our community partners, and I'm such a fan of what Amy is bringing to moms in San Diego! Amy's newest project is launching MOM DREAM BOX, which features several MOB businesses. We also talked about the meetup we were having that evening. Most of the time was honestly spent riding around and giggling.
That evening was the Meetup at Waypoint Public.
Waypoint Public was amazing to work with - Bekah the events manager was so helpful and attentive. They have a great space in the back called "The Bear Den" and they can offer events, AV set up, and the whole nine yards.
This place is AMAZING to bring your kids. Small play area, kid friendly open atmosphere, great food and delicious cocktails. Definitely a five star rating from us!
I had a great time meeting amazing women and celebrating the official launch of the Mom Dream Box! We welcomed four new alliance members that evening: Teal Willow Designs, Positively Zen Jen , Golden Solis Airbrush Tans, and Shaklee with Anna. Trust me you want to know these rockstars! Find their profiles on the directory: www.themobnation.com/member-directory
We heard from San Diego Moms Blog about advertising options and how to partner. If you live in the area, sign up for their newsletter asap and if you are a business owner, I highly recommend advertising with them.
Event photos from the incredibly talented Camila Badaro Photography.
The next day I had back to back meetings and then had a chance to try Cafe 21. I stumbled across this restaurant on accident, the one we originally intended to go to was closed.
SO GLAD that we found this space. WOW! One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The atmosphere, music, food, decor, service. Then to find out it is Family Owned and that the main chef is a MOB!
Definitely going back when there is more time and I have a bigger appetite.
My friend and I shared the happy hour, when you go let the server tell you what to get. They know their stuff. We also shared a mimosa flight which was INCREDIBLE. 1000000 stars!