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TRAVEL: Paris in 5 days

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Planning on visiting Paris but only have five days to see it all? No worries. That’s more than enough time for Paris to steal your heart.

After spending six months living in this wondrous city it is undoubtedly my favourite place in the world. Here’s how to make the most of it in five days:

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Real Canadian Food for your Canada 150 Celebrations

As organizations and brands prepare to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, an important part of these celebrations (and often what your guests are left talking about afterwards) is the food.  

The YellowHouse team has been busy searching for inspiration on not only beautiful, but meaningful, and real Canadian food to entertain and delight guests at these important occasions.

Read below our Account Director, Sara Gundy interview with Chef De Cuisine, Andrea Callan

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Who’s Got the Travel Bug? We Do!

After much success working alongside our incredible client SAMSUNG at the Sprint Platinum Partners event in Santa Barbara, we were reminded of all the fun places our work has taken us.  In particular, the multi-city road show we executed in honour of the Galaxy GS6 + and Note 5 device(s) launch.  What a great time we had as we set out across the US in East and West Coast teams.  We simultaneously took both coasts  by storm and had a ton of fun along the way!  16 cities in under 3 weeks … consider it done!

Check out our coastal map for a quick shot of our whirlwind tour.

There’s no Show Like a Road Show.

Guess what we spent the past two weeks doing?  Touring across the US to promote the launch of the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge, no big deal.  Big shout out to our friends over at SAMSUNG who have taken the market by storm with their tech savvy innovation and “SIX”y design.

While we were on the road, we had the opportunity to play with the device (we love it!), to execute in some cutting edge venues and to have a TON of fun along the way.  Check out our interactive map to follow our route and see our fun tips!

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Our Top Five West Coast Health & Wellness Trends

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If you were asked to name the top 10 cities known for health and fitness, we’d bet our bottom dollar that San Francisco would surely top your list.  Though it’s true they’re responsible for the pseudo-celebrity status of their beloved Rice-a-Roni dishes, locals certainly embrace a health-conscious lifestyle.  After recently spending some time in Fog City, I’m happy to report back on the top 5 health & wellness trends making a splash in San Francisco.

 

  1. Tahoe, the Great.

Given the season, it would be impossible not to have skiing and/or snowboarding at the top of this list.  Despite the drought and lack of snowfall this year, many San Franciscans are making the 4 hour trek to Lake Tahoe to hit the slopes.  The drive may be lengthy but the picturesque landscape and promise of great runs at mountains like Heavenly & Kirkwood make all the milage worth it.

 

  1. Cycling!

With such close proximity to incredible biking trails (including the Marin Headlands) cycling has long been a favorite pastime of local residents.  This year, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) reports an estimated 22% increase in commuter cyclists in the City.  It seems that more and more riders have decided to brave the intensely hilly terrain instead of driving their gas guzzling autos to work.  High fives all around!

 

  1. Making nice with salad …

It seems that everywhere you look salad bars are popping up.  While there have always been a number of healthy options like The Grove and Pacific Catch for getting your healthy lunch bowl on, the trend towards build-your-own-salad bars and healthy lunch buffet has exploded across the City.  You can put anything you like in your bowl from quinoa to tempe.  For someone who loves variety and indulging as much as I do, this option of all-you-can-eat superfoods fits the bill perfectly.  Go kale, go!

 

  1. Organics … beyond produce aisle.

Look out cucumbers, there’s a new organic in town.  In San Francisco, when the sun is out, so are the people! That’s why it’s very important to take great care of your skin.   Walk by any Sephora in The Bay area and you’ll see that the most sought after products are those that are all-natural, organic and paraben free. You’ll get bonus points for an SPF content of 15 or higher in your daily moisturizer.  Everyone is going organic-bananas for these products.

 

  1. Class is in session.

San Francisco  is full of continuing education and class options for all sorts of subjects, including the old faithfuls like Yoga, Pilates and boot camps but now there is a whole new crop of options to help you get your sweat on.  Specialized classes like Bar Method, SoulCycle and PopPhysique are ruling the roost.  With their special formulas for target training, perfect form and maximum burn, everyone is excited to get their sweat on.