From Monday thru Wednesday this week, I was in San Francisco taking the dream-trip of a lifetime. Today's the day (1 of 2) when I get to fill you in on the details!
You may remember back in November when the company Yes To announced that I was the winner of their big Yes To Stylista contest. It was an online contest where you submitted a photo, had a public voting round, and then the top 10 moved on to the video round. My video was the one chosen by their panel, and I was the big winner out of hundreds of girls! The grand prize included a cash award, a trip to San Francisco to meet the team, and oodles of Yes To product. I also scored a short-term guest-blogging position with them. It's all been very surreal and a complete dream-come-true.
Now that you have a little of the background of why I got to go to San Francisco, I thought I'd show all the fun photos from Day 1 of the trip! I got in nice and early Monday morning so I had the whole day to explore the city.
Since there's a million and one photos, to see them all just click the jump below! There are captions underneath the photos so you get all the details ♥
Yes To's main entrance.
The wall of fame!
A huge assortment of their products.
My favorite products—the lip butters & color balms.
Fun details around the office.
Money trees... literally.
Yes To's co-founder & mastermind, Ido.
Yes To's Brand Ambassador & social media guru, Delilah. She's been such a huge help through everything!
We ate lunch at Gott's in the Ferry Building.
Me & Ido.
The Yes To marketing team.
After lunch, Delilah and I explored the Ferry Building.
We walked back to the Yes To headquarters from the Ferry Building. It was just a mile or so, and a gorgeous walk.
Out on the pier.
On the pier.
And now, what you didn't get to see:
After exploring the area around the Ferry Building, I got to go check into my hotel, The Clift, and then had a couple hours to myself to walk around the Union Square area. I had only brought two pairs of shoes (flats & wedges) on the trip (not realizing how much walking I would be doing), and my flats were not being kind to my feet. I stopped at Journeys and bought a pair of Vans—what a relief.
Around 4:00 pm, I headed to Mission Street and made my way through the Westfield. The Yes To team was so sweet to treat me to a massage at Burke Williams as a wedding present, and I spent the rest of the afternoon lounging in their spa.
After the spa, I walked around Westfield, making just one purchase—a tomato-colored purse at Fossil—and then made my way up Powell and grabbed sushi at Maru. By that time, it was around 10:00 pm and I was tuckered out—I'm not used to the big city—so I went back and crashed in my room. What a party animal I am, huh?
Day 2 photos can be found HERE!