You’re not slowing down, but luckily the light changes green just as you throw the car into second and floor it. The engine responds. You crank the wheel to the right giving a faint squeal of tire protest as they grip the turn. Tonight you’re being chased by a gang of evil hit men in a shiny, black SUV. Traffic protectively surrounds the car as you skillfully weave in and out of it on the dark side streets. Continue reading NERO: The Action Movie Soundtrack You Never Knew You Needed
I just finished the GQ Magazine article with Brad Pitt (because who wouldn’t?) about his divorce, finding himself and becoming a better man. OK, Eddie Vedder. The magazine took him to multiple national parks in California for the photo shoot, where Pitt apparently frolicked with the land and talked matcha tea during his “weird” time. Well I’m having a weird time, too. And I, too, am asking question of the futile world – which I think is OK. I see why GQ chose to bring our beloved Pitt to the wilderness (The Everglades, White Sands Continue reading Grand Canyon, Road Trip and Brad Pitt – O My!
There’s a cool phenomenon happening where experts in their field are becoming mini celebrities – brand ambassadors, influencers, call them what you will. I think it’s one of most culturally interesting and valuable things coming out of social media usage in business today. Savvy marketers know the return on investment in social media is limitless, so they know turning customers and employees into brand ambassadors … Continue reading Building a Brand with Trance-Loving Tiny Dancer (and Glitter)
It’s not a huge secret I work for a well-known real estate brand. I wear a lot of hats, but one of my favorites is putting together thought leadership pieces, like this white paper I’m showcasing today. The national re_think Council kicked off 2017 at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ corporate office in Irvine, CA for a two-day conference of collaboration and learning. Council members wanted to … Continue reading Creating Leads Through Technology: Are Real Estate Agents Behind the Digital Curve?
I really like Alison Wonderland. She kind of reminds me of me at 15 (if I had blue eyes and natural blonde hair, of course) in a gangly, I-want-to-do-what-I-want kind of way. Granted, both of us are much older than 15, but the youthful energy Continue reading Hey Alison Wonderland … Gimme More Sub Kicks This Summer
I moved to a drizzly little town just north of Seattle the summer before middle school. In this tiny, peace sign-shaped subdivision, there were six girls all in the same grade. As preteen and teen girls do, we became the best of friends, then… Continue reading Coffee in the Morning
It was a cold, January night in London. I was walking through a narrow street, barely looking up over the scarf I wrapped over my nose. My friends and I were headed to… Continue reading The Music Store by Regent Street
Everyone is watching the Oscars right now – not because it’s an entertaining evening of television (because it normally is not) – but because they want to know what great movies came out this past year. And not because we suddenly have an influx of film critics in the States. It’s because we want to escape en masse. Like, now. Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Everyone is Watching the Oscars (Arts) Right Now
Victor Quiroz, sales manager at Covina, CA-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and former national REthink Council member, answered the phone after only one ring. It was early on a Monday morning, the day after attending an Oakland Raiders football game (they won, by the way). I knew he was traveling and probably had a long night celebrating the win but he answered chipper and … Continue reading Victor Quiroz Breaks it Down: The Importance of Being Mentored
On my ninth birthday I received an oddly mature, mid-century architecture coloring book full of 1960s homes and their intricate landscaping. (This was in the late 1980s well before adult coloring books became all the rage.) I poured over those pages with my colored pencils and imagined what it would be like to live in each one, play in those various backyards – and became … Continue reading An Architecture of Change: 3 Basic Home Features to Be Thankful For