LA FIDM Shmooz Event

Good Morning Everyone!

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend our alumni event in LA. Every FIDM alumni event is different and isn’t held at the same location.img_4486

This year is was held at the New Mart in downtown LA. The purpose of each event is to network with companies that are looking for candidates like you. You also get the chance to network with other alumni from different class years. After exchanging your information with everyone you wait in line for your free food.

Since I love being on time I arrived at the event an hour early. What I thought was so funny is that I arrived so early that no one was there but me. I had my boyfriend tag along since he needs to find more clients for his personal business. So as we made our way around each company table we passed out his card and my resume.

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When we left I felt so inspired. As every company saw my resume they would say confidently that they could easily find me  a job doing what I want. I think just those words alone made my day. In an industry where everything is cut throat, its nice to hear that someone else sees potential in you.

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After leaving this event my dreams have became bigger . I can’t wait to see what this year brings!

Love,

Erika

 

Portland Bookmarks

Words can’t describe how excited I am to get the chance to visit Portland. My boyfriend and I have been doing so much research about what we should do once we get off the plane.

On yelp we read reviews and bookmark the places we wanted to try out. Let me say that once we saw all that delicious food we started drooling.

Here are some places we are going to go visit.

Portland’s famous farmers market:

Portland Saturday Market - Portland, OR, United States. SignPortland Saturday Market - Portland, OR, United States

Portland Saturday Market - Portland, OR, United StatesPortland Saturday Market - Portland, OR, United States. Portland Saturday Market.

Source: Joe P. and Vanessa K.

Salt and Straw:

The one thing that I’m dying to try is their Bone Marrow ice cream. Yes, you read correctly BONE MARROW. This ice cream was featured in many food network shows like Unique Eats. I am also going to try their Honey Lavender. If you think that it can’t get better, you are wrong. They make their own fresh waffle cones there as you are placing your order.

  • If you feel overwhelmed with all their amazing flavors then you can always get the ice cream Flights. It allows you to 4 pick flavors you want to try

Salt & Straw - Portland, OR, United States. A scoop of lavender and a scoop of olive oil ($5.95): a surprisingly delicious combination. Awesome waffle cone ($1), too.Salt & Straw - Portland, OR, United States

Blue Star Donuts:

This is a local hot spot where many come and get their daily coffee and donut. Blue Star Donuts - Portland, OR, United States. Creme brûlée donut.

 

Norma’s Seafood & Steak:

Portland is also known for their delicious sea critters. The dishes from Norma’s looked so mouth watering. I drooled over their crabs, halibut fish and chips and crab salad

Norma's Seafood & Steak - Seaside, OR, United States. My crab. It was fine.Norma's Seafood & Steak - Seaside, OR, United States. Halibut fish and chips.Norma's Seafood & Steak - Seaside, OR, United States. 12 large chunks of fresh crab on the crab Louis.

source: Joe D. , Connie C. and Pdx C.

Screen Door:

This place is known for their brunch which happens to be my favorite meal. I am dying to try their fried chicken and waffles.

Screen Door - Portland, OR, United States. Just a lil chicken and waffle

Source: Elizabeth L.

 

There is so much food to try and places to see that this is not even the half of it.

I even joked with my mom and told her that I will definitely be gaining weight while I’m over there.

Yolo,

Erika

 

 

 

 

Yelp Elite Event

Good Morning Everyone!

Yesterday My boyfriend and I went to a Yelp Elite event in West Hollywood. Since it is a pretty long drive there with rush hour traffic we decided to make a night out of it.

It was sooo much fun!!! I got to go because my boyfriend is a Yelp Elite. He gets invited to all crazy, delicious events. Some are club events with open bar and others are simple like free ice cream.

With all the heat over here in L.A.. we thought ice cream would be pretty amazing. The event started at 8 but since we wanted to be early we got there around 7. We were so lucky that we found parking right as we got there.

After that we explored the area for places we wanted to eat for dinner. But nothing really spoke to us. We went back to the ice cream parlor where the yelp event was located. The ice cream place was called Atticus Creamery & Pies.

Atticus Creamery & Pies - Los Angeles, CA, United States. Pretty card!

Photo credit: From Yelp Account Evelyn L.

10893 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website: atticusisawesome.com

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/atticus-creamery-and-pies-los-angeles

Amazingly we were the first ones there and got to try a lot of delicious samples of their famous pies and ice cream. After all that we are given one free scoop of ice cream and lets just say that they were very generous with it. I had the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana ice cream and my boyfriend had the Raspberry Sorbet.

Atticus Creamery & Pies - Los Angeles, CA, United States

Photo credit: From Yelp Account Joseph A.

Atticus Creamery & Pies - Los Angeles, CA, United States

Photo credit: From Yelp Account Rachel Q.

They were so dank that my mouth was going to explode due to; too much deliciousness. I decided to be bold and I was not at all disappointed. We both agreed that the Raspberry and Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana ice cream tasted amazing together.

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Once we were done with our ice cream we went across the street to the mall. We had some chicken teriyaki in their food court and it was really good. After that we did some shopping and I got myself some earrings and a bag from Nordstrom.

Overall it was an epic day.

Love,

Erika