Category Archives: Musing’s

Monthly thoughts, inspirations and musings from our Creative Lead, Maria Mendoza.

Why I Don’t Regret Paying for an Uncomfortable Vacation

A Brief Recap of My Recent Experience Trekking to Everest Basecamp

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  •      No showering for 15 days.
  •      Sleeping in -10 degree Celsius temperature.
  •      Hours from the nearest medical help.
  •      Every meal consisting of only hard boiled eggs and soup.
  •      Taking medication just to help your body get the oxygen it needs.
  •      Oh, and some of the worst squat toilets around.

…and I paid thousands of dollars to experience it!

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Team member Zoe, started out as an intern at YHE in 2017 and in 2018 her motivation, goal setting, hard work, and patience just earned her a FT spot on the team!  She’s on such a roll, that her first ever blog for us is all about staying motivated. Congrats Zoe and here we are, learning from you already.

You made your resolutions in January. You have usually blown them by February. But this year is going to be different, right?  Here are 7 easy ways to help us all stay motivated and on point for 2018.

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Part 2 – My Summer as a Yellow House Intern

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It’s been over 4 months since I’ve officially started my internship at Yellow House Events. With summer coming to a close, I think back to my first month and reflect on how exciting, challenging, overwhelming and enriching it has been, yet I still had 3 more unpredictable months to power through.

With such a jam-packed start, I assumed the remainder of my internship would be just as busy. What I didn’t consider was how many incredible opportunities I would get to be a part of and how much I would learn in such a short period of time.

Read more on Adrianna’s journey as a Yellow House intern below!

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Part 1: My first month as a YHE intern

image1 (1)“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try” – a quote my college professor borrowed when talking to a room full of aspiring public relations students who were on the brink of securing their internships.

When I began my internship hunt, I felt I needed a place where I was comfortable. Coming from a public relations background, I didn’t picture a career in event planning. Although it’s one of many disciplines of PR, it was never one I thought of pursuing. Truthfully, I had no idea what my next steps after college were. What I did know was I had to be open to all the opportunities knocking on my door, and YellowHouse Events was one of them.

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YHE Valentine’s Day Memories

In the spirit of  “heart season” we asked our team to share their favourite Valentine’s Day memories. Here are just a few:


Kurt: When my best friend and I were both single, we would spend Valentine’s Day together every year. One year, as a joke, I bought her a mug that had a ring on the handle. The gag is that when you drink from it, your finger slides into the ring and it looks like you are engaged. She took one look at it and cried. Fortunately, the following year she was in a solid relationship and all was forgiven.  


Grail: 18 years ago on Valentine’s Day, I met a great guy. The next year, on the 1 year “anniversary of meeting” he planned a scavenger hunt around the city with hidden clues leading me to all our fav places. So, I married him!


Meg: That time YHE worked with Virgin Mobile to plan a Richard Branson Valentine’s Day appearance in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics. It was a weekend full of butter tarts, sushi, tutus and athletes. And of course, what Virgin promo would be complete without having to hire a few  “sexy angels”?



Sara: Why do I love Valentine’s Day? Because it’s my birthday!

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Queenie: My first memory of Valentine’s Day and the new intricacies of love was taught to me courtesy of The Simpsons. From “I choo-choo choose you” to “Let’s bee friends” I know all I need to know! Right?

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Shannon: One year, my middle daughter lost a tooth on the 13th of February.  She told me she didn’t have a gift for me for Valentine’s Day so I should put her tooth under my pillow.  Then I could pretend the quarter that the Tooth Fairy would leave for me was actually a gift from her!  Obviously, the Tooth Fairy visited us both that night!


Beth: One of my favourite Valentine’s Day moments was when I was twenty-something. I had mentioned to my boyfriend that I dreamed of living in the 50’s, enjoying late night meals at diners or going to see drive-in movies. He really took it to heart. On the 14th of February he invited me over to his condo, where he had transformed his kitchen into a 50’s diner!  There were candles everywhere, singing roses, vintage Coke bottles, endless rose petals, home cooked burgers and fries and decorations galore! Although I have had many special Valentine’s since, this was one of my favourite surprises. He showed me how important I was to him by making my dreams come true.


Comment below and tell us your favourite or funniest Valentine’s Day memory!