Thursday night my mom and I wandered around the Taste of Point Loma event at the San Diego Yacht Club where we sampled tons food and drinks from local restaurants and breweries. I ran in to my childhood bestfriend and another kid I went to lower school with which was pretty cool. And last night I had two girls (Hi Davis and Rees!) I used to babysit for back in the day, spend the night with me for a little slumber party. We baked pies, grabbed some Del Mar Pizza for dinner , played some tennis, etc. It was so much fun.
Today I am heading to the Boutique and Lifestyle Leadership Symposium in LA! For a full two days I will be immersed in everything boutique-hotel and lifestyle related, then getting back late Tuesday night so I can continue housesitting for my grandparents.
If you didn’t already know, I graduated with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. When senior year came around I finally realized the niche in the hospitality industry that I was leaning towards which was the curated hospitality business, aka: Boutique Hotels. Think: The Pearl, Zero George, The Restoration, Grand Bohemian, or any Graduate/Edition hotels. I love the creative aspect of boutique hotels and the flexibility of the design as each one is typically built with their specific location in mind or maybe the history of the city is weaved into the architecture somehow, or something along those lines. You get the point.
This conference will have various speakers from all around the U.S. to talk about what the future holds for the Boutique hotel industry. And seeing that I might want to build my own boutique hotel brand or business one day, I think this conference will be eye-opening and an amazing opportunity to get information from some of the top leaders within the industry! I’m pretty pumped. Stay tuned for pictures on all my social medias and another post come Wednesday. Follow along if you want!
Here are a few snapshots from this past weekend: