Showing posts with label mexico. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mexico. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

{#Wordless Wednesday} I met @AquafreshUS #CaptAquafresh at #BlogHer15 and learned #whatsSAP #SK

The BlogHer 2015 conference was a whirlwind, I bit off more than I could possibly chew, won a few contests on the expo hall floor, pet doggies from Rover and ASPCA (see more about one of the cuties I featured from the ASPCA HERE), had more than enough to eat (snacked my butt off with treats in the expo hall between dunkin donuts and baskin robbins) and got to meet the team behind Shea Mouisture, where their amaze balls hair stylist CUT my hair on the tradeshow floor and their makeup artist gave me life. It was a heck of ride, like always and I wouldn't have it any other way!

I figure the best way to recap a conference as large as BlogHer is in 'small chunks' so I thought I'd ease you guys in with a fun (Not Entirely) Wordless Wednesday Photo! - C'mon me go totally Wordless? NAH!

@AquafreshUS #CaptAquafresh #BlogHer15, BlogHer Conference 2015, Captain AquaFresh, AquaFresh Toothpaste
Above: The Team at AquaFresh was offering bloggers a year's supply of their newest toothpaste formulation that offers Sugar Acid Protection (SAP) from flouride to protect teeth from the sugar acids found in everyday foods while of course still delivering that fresh taste feeling from brushing. (There may have been a 'blogger brush those teeth!' theme going on, but that's fodder for an entirely different post! Let's just say I have some more toothpaste info to share with you from BlogHer15) 


I am an anti-social introvert, yes I know that is a very odd thing for a social media consultant and lifestyle blogger to say, but I am. I love taking pictures OF things, but I hate being in photos myself. I have always been a bit camera shy, but the one thing that never fails to get me out of my shell is a mascot. I just can't resist taking photos with a Mascot, it's my obsession and it's one of the things I look most forward to at Conferences and TradeShows! (I have a thing for animal prints right now, and in case you are wondering the dress I am wearing is by Calvin Klein, the amber bracelet was a find on my last trip to Mexico, and the necklace I am wearing is by Satya Jewelry!

Team AquaFresh was so confident in their newest toothpaste's ability to protect your teeth that they were actually also giving away fresh baked sugar cookies from Amanda of @iambakertweets at their booth in addition to the photo opp with Captain AquaFresh.

Notice my clever use of borders, did you notice the red, white and blue I used to rep the colors on the stripes of the toothpaste? (Virtual High Five right!)

I attended BlogHer 2015 as a Brand Ambassador for Vitabath, and to celebrate the partnership I hosted a giveaway earlier this year, and I'm sure it won't be my last, so stay tuned for more fun giveaways coming soon. They actually recently shared one of their newest scents, Orchid Intrigue at a Blogger Brunch and I hope to be able to partner with them to do something fun for you guys as well. So shout outs both to AquaFresh for the fun mascot opp and year of free toothpaste and to Vitabath for sending me to BlogHer this year!

Bloggers, as always share the link to your Wordless Wednesday photos as a comment on this post and we will go visit your photos this week as well! (NO GIVEAWAY LINKIES PLEASE!)

Do the sugar acids in your favorite sweet treat cause tooth sensitivity? If so, which foods are you most sensitive to?

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FTC Disclosure: This is a non-compensated post, however AquaFresh did supply bloggers with a swag bag of product during the BlogHer15 conference where I attended as a sponsored brand ambassador for Vitabath. Toothpaste was provided for Editorial Consideration, no monetary compensation has been received in exchange for this post and my opinions are 100% MY OWN.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today's Words of Inspiration - Let your TasteBuds Lead the Way!

I am checking in late today, but for good reason. Today, I continued upon this week's theme of 'inspiration in action' and today I let my tastebuds lead the way!

I was invited to a very special dinner tonight (Thanks Caroline!) and it was like a trip to my favorite place without even getting on a plane!

"All About Avocados" - A Mexican Avocado Adventure" - is an aptly titled teaching and tasting event, hosted by that brought the tastes of Mexico to life, thanks to Chef Patricio Sandoval's culinary alchemy. Chef Patricio, is both the Executive Chef and Owner of Mercadito Restaurant. He is a warm and inviting host, and his restaurant, like him, is equally warm and inviting with attentive and friendly service.

Mercadito can also be found in Chicago as well as Miami but this event was hosted in the NYC Restaurant. (179 Avenue B, New York, NY)

The Menu (prepare to drool)

Guacamole Tradicional - Avocado, tomato, cilantro, onion and chile serrano dip
Ceviche de Dorado - Mahi-Mahi, avocado, tomato, orange-chile de arbol broth
Tacos de Camaron (Shrimp Taco) - Soft Corn Tortilla with Roasted Garlic Chipotle mojo marinated shrimp and avocado

Cocktail - "Pepino el Pyu" - Tequila Blanco, lemon juice, cucumber juice and hoja santa syrup

I swear he had me personally in mind when he planned the menu even though he didn't know me yet! I love Mahi Mahi, and I love Shrimp, my tummy is still smiling!

Even though I am not from Mexico, I have visited there several times, and this dinner reminded me just how much I'd really love to go back, I wish I was there NOW!

I enjoyed great company, great food and drink and found a new restaurant that reminds me so much of my favorite vacation spot, today couldn't have possibly been a better day!

I got to live my very own 'Eat Pray Love' today, now that my friends, is inspiration in action!

This weekend, let your TasteBuds lead the way! If they happen to lead you to Mercadito Restaurant, have a 'Pepino el Pyu' cocktail with your bestie or your sweetie (or BOTH) and toast to 'inspiration' in whatever form it finds you!

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