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Do you know what comes up when you search for your name on the Internet? Is it a photo of you last night at your friend’s birthday party? Are you at a networking event for your school Alma Mater? In an evolving world of online content, the world wide web can find your name across many different social media sites. Anything that you or your friends share about you online can define your brand image. social media Look at your activity across your social sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or even Snapchat. Whether you’re looking for your soulmate or your next place of employment, it’s important to know what kind of content comes up. Even a photo from ten years ago can leave a trail of cookie crumbs back to you from that one night in Las Vegas.  

Are you social on social media?

In a social network like LinkedIn, connect with professionals in your field. Go ahead, post a portfolio of your most impactful projects. Comment on some industry blogs. You never know when a recruiter may call you for your next big opportunity. By joining groups that interest you, you can hear what your peers are saying about the latest product coming out or become an evangelist for your favorite brand.   However, if you don’t want to be found, be mindful of the photos or comments that you may be associated with your name. It’s called “social media” for a reason because even the news can share the good, the bad, and even the ugly across not only your network, but a network of networks. A good rule of thumb: share something you wouldn’t mind showing to your grandmother. If the content is still questionable, or you have a cool grandmother, consider the CEO of the company you work for. Just remember, a single photo can leave a lasting impression.  

Share photos with your grandmother

The answer is simple, lock down your profile to only your friends – think again. Don’t complain about your boss on your twitter feed. Regardless of your privacy settings on social media, even the tabloids have a way of leaking information. Remember that while your page is your own to shape and define, sites like Facebook still own the data on the last place you checked in.   According to Seth Godin, you have to “evoke online trust“. So the next time you Google your name, take a look. By namesake, you may not be that unique, but hopefully the first photo of you is of one that someone isn’t trashing someone on the Internet. 
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Taco Maria Perfects the Mexican American Brunch

Taco Maria, Orange County’s newest high-end Mexican American restaurant, combines traditional Mexican dishes with American classics.. Two weeks ago my partner and I indulged in the delectable brunch menu. Chef Carlos Salgado, who was recently nominated for a James Beard Foundation award, has crafted a brunch experience so exclusive – we made sure to get there one hour before opening to get the first table. On the weekend Taco Maria offers a prefix three course menu with two choices. After ordering our mimosas we asked for one of everything!

First Course

For the first course we had molletes and a fresh fruit and yogurt parfait. Molletes are staple in Mexican American kitchens, who doesn’t love toasted birotes with a thin spread of refried beans and queso freso, plus a side of homemade huitlacoche butter. Yes, butter whipped with scarce Mexican truffle so hard to find that it gets made into a delicate butter. Taco Maria loves to use the whipped setting on their blender because the yogurt was also whipped into a perfect mousse topped with coconut poppyseed granola.

Molletes from Taco Maria which are open faced sandwiches with refried bean spread topped with queso freso Second Course

Next up were buttermilk pancakes and Anson Mills oatmeal. The pancakes were topped with blueberries and thyme map syrup – this earthy flavor balanced the sweetness of the pancakes. And you might be thinking why would I pay for someone to serve me oatmeal? But hear me out this hearty bowl of grains was unforgettable. Made with grains from Anson Mills, a South Carolina family farm know for their heirloom grains, the oatmeal was surrounded by vanilla milk and ember-roasted strawberry jam. Brunch has never tasted so deliciously healthy before. I would come back for the ember-roasted jam alone.

Third Course

Finally, the Mexican staple breakfast dish – chilaquiles! We ended up getting two orders of these because we each wanted to enjoy the dish fully. And I’m so glad we did because they weren’t just regular chilaquiles. Taco Maria serves their chilaquiles in mole sauce – the sauce reserved for gods! The mole was dark, sweet and smoky. Topped with a sunny side up egg, pickled purple onions and scallions , I savored each bite and wiped the plate clean. Chilaquiles at Taco Maria featured a sunny side egg, pickled purple onions and scallions. I loved how Taco Maria combined the tastes of Mexican foods with traditional American breakfast foods. Self-identifying as alta cocina or high kitchen, Taco Maria is out to prove Mexican food can be upscale. My heart and stomach were happy!
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376 Marketers Give Their Insights to Successful Online Marketing

Online marketing survey results are in! In an Marketing.land.com post, Jayson DeMers writes about a survey of 376 marketing professionals. The survey objective was to test the effectiveness of digital marketing strategies. The article analyzes the results. It also predicts where we are headed. However, it only highlights what marketers think is effective. Online Marketing Strategy Results People feel their online strategies are working. They aren’t planning to change anything. In fact they are looking to increase their online marketing. Respondents plan to keep or even increase their investment overall. Strategies include SEO, content marketing, link building, influencer and social media. Facebook is the most popular social media platform. Instagram is growing quickly too. Marketers feel these strategies are working. However, they actually aren’t measuring ROI. While popular sentiment supports online efforts, this isn’t supported by data. Popular opinion can help determine future effectiveness. Overpriced stocks in the market are an example of the power of sentiment versus facts. In summary, online marketing can help brands build awareness. It can also affect conversion. But, what produces the most effective results is still a mystery.
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Ever wonder how to plan a stressfree party? Keep reading, we’ll spill the tea.

Celebrations play a significant part in our lives. It our way of expressing and sharing joy and fulfillment with our loved ones or at least the ones closest to us. But the one big stress with these parties are the planning and preparing, am I right? So if you plan to have a party sooner or later, I bring you…. SARSIE’S PARTIES!

Sarsie’s Parties, a party planner and coordinator, decor styling, and desserts masters (well, mostly for kids but very much appreciated by adults too!) are here for you! Wonder what and how they do it?

 

VENUE STYLING

Number one the plan list is the Venue Styling, cause of course the over all look matters the most! Using an extensive array of equipment, furniture, materials, and anything and everything at their disposal, Sarsie’s Parties’ goal is to create a cohesive design that aligns with the vision you have for your celebration!

EVENT BRANDING

They provide customize and professionally design all signage and labels to coordinate with your event’s theme and color scheme. Who wouldn’t love it right?

ENTERTAINMENT


If you plan to keep the party going for hours, Sarsie’s Parties offer an array of in house entertainment as well as work with professionals in the industry to ensure that your celebration is not only beautiful, but also a lot of fun. Their specialty? Ballon Twisting, Cotton Candy and Popcorn Machines, Magic Shows, Arts & Crafts and Glitter Temporary Tattoos!

EVENT COORDINATION


Running around to check that everything is going as planned while entertaining your guests can be challenging. Lucky you, Sarsie’s Partie’s will leave you stress free because of their team of friendly event coordinators will be present at your event to ensure that all goes smoothly during your celebration.

They also offer Photo Booth, Video and Photo Services to make sure you have something to remember your special event by capturing the moments through Sarsie’s Parties’ photo booth, staff photographer, an arranged professional photographer or videographer services.

SET UP, TEAR DOWN, and PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


From creating a design concept and color scheme, research and procurement of materials, cutting and printing of signage and posters, to décor set up and pack up, and everything in between, Sarsie’s Parties’ will be taking care of it for you. They want to make sure that you can be a guest at your own event and that your celebration will truly be a memorable one that you and your guests can cherish for the years to come. Stress and hassle free indeed!

 

Having a party soon? Well know you know who to call! Sarsie’s Parties’, your personal Party Planner is at your service available for booking for Bay Area events! Make sure to give them a call at 510-304-2226 or visit their website, sarsiesparties.com!

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Have you made your plans for a Breckenridge Thanksgiving getaway yet? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the holiday cabin rentals in Colorado are going fast! Act now!

Best Places to Ski on Your Breckenridge Thanksgiving Getaway

Now is your time to spend a Thanksgiving Holiday in a cozy cabin rental in the mountains where you can warm up next to the fire after a day in the snow. Make  plans for your Breckenridge Thanksgiving Getaway! According to Breckenridge snow history, ski conditions in November are good and the slopes are open for business! New to the sport? Sign up for adult and children ski and snowboard lessons for the whole family and you’ll be ready to shred in no time! You’ve done this before? There are plenty of places to get ski rentals in Breckenridge and head out on your own with a lift pass. Finally, if you’re feeling extra adventurous there’s always sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating, sleigh riding and dog sledding in Breckenridge too! The winter adventure just doesn’t quit! Whatever you choose, a Breckenridge Thanksgiving getaway is sure to be a memorable one. Start planning your Holiday Breckenridge ski trip now! Breckenridge Thanksgiving Getaway Cabin Rental

Bear Heaven

After you’re done honing your skills on the slopes, relax in the hot tub at that cozy cabin rental of yours. There are plenty of Breckenridge lodging options, but the best are fully furnished, professionally managed vacation rentals from Breck Heaven. The three bedroom, two bathroom “Bear Heaven” cabin rental sleeps eleven and is located in the ski in/out neighborhood in Warriors Mark West next to Peak 9, just 200 yards on the way back from the lift! In addition, the luxurious cabin complete with comfortable accommodations and appliances is perfect for your family Thanksgiving getaway! The full kitchen and spacious dining area make it a great place to prepare a Thanksgiving meal together! Relax in the luxury furniture  next to the living area fireplace for after dinner pie and coffee. Breckenridge Thanksgiving Getaway Cabin Rental

Breck Splendor

As an alternative, if you’ve got a larger group celebrating Thanksgiving, then “Breck Splendor” is the Breckenridge cabin rental for you. And boy does it live up to it’s name! With magnificent views of  Mt. Baldy and amazing interior furnishings, this vacation rental has two large family rooms to catch up in, several fireplaces, and sleeps up to seventeen. The great room with an incredible rock gas fireplace seats up to 12, perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner celebration! In addition, the kitchen is fully equipped to meet all of your Thanksgiving meal cooking needs. This luxury cabin is close to Beaver Run Chair Lift in the Peak National Forest too! Choose a Breckenridge ski trip for your Thanksgiving getaway this year. There’s no better way to reconnect with family than by sharing an exhilarating day on the slopes together. Follow it up by enjoying a home cooked meal in a majestic cabin in the beautiful Colorado mountains.
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