As part of our holiday party, the #BuzzsmithCrew spent a day at Disneyland. Most people might think, "Why did you guys spend a day at Disneyland instead of some fancy dinner and gathering at a chic new restaurant?" Well, Buzzsmith likes to keep things interesting. The partners in crime (Gary Lee & Denise Garciano) decided to have the company spend a day at Disneyland, hunting down clues in a scavenger hunt, and ultimately bonding as a team.
The week before Disneyland, competitiveness kicked in. Team members were preparing for the big day by downloading Disneyland apps (Mousewait is a great app for keeping track of how long lines are for each ride) and studying the Disneyland map. Everyone wanted to win, and everyone wanted to succeed.
The morning of, we were split into two teams. After huddling with our teams and strategically creating a plan of action, we received an email with the scavenger list. The competition was on.
Soon we were all wandering through Disneyland, exploring the rides we haven't been on in years, reminiscing about visiting Disneyland as children, and searching for the hidden Mickey Mouses. By the end of the day, we were all tuckered out and craving some of Boudin's world famous bread bowls. They were delicious, to say the least! To end the day as a team, we waited in line for California Adventure's newest ride, Cars Land. And yes, it was epic!
It was a perfect holiday at Disneyland!
View the rest of our Disneyland Pics here!
With chilly weather and the holiday season in full effect, what's better than an ice skating adventure Downtown LA? Although the weather in Southern California may not get down to below freezing, there are still a few options for outdoor skating so, for Angelenos in search of some frosty fun, we've done the some of the heavy lifting for you. Here are two DTLA spots you need to know about:
The Winter Ice Skating Rink at Pershing Square
In its 16th season, the ice rink at Pershing Square is the perfect way to get into the winter spirit. Surrounded by trees and skyscrapers, you can pretend you live in a cold climate for just a moment. If you want to take your ice skating adventure to the next level, join one of the many broom-ball tournaments which will be taking place here through January! All made possible by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, general admission is $8 and skate rentals are $2. Enjoy ice skating at Pershing Square through January 20, 2014.
Located at 532 S. Olive St.
LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink at LA Live
If ice skating isn't your thing, it would still be worth it to visit the ice rink at LA Live as it surrounds a beautiful, LED lit, 66-foot Christmas tree. The rink will be open until December 31, 2013 and general admission (including skate rental) is $13. A discounted rate of $6 is available for military, senior citizens and children under five.
Located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
So get bundled up, head to one of these spots, and have some fun on the ice this winter season!
Tuesday, the #BuzzsmithCrew went to Pasadena for what I thought was a special birthday lunch for our very own Brian Champlin. Although the outing started off with his birthday celebration, we soon learned why we had ventured out to Pasadena. This setting had been chosen carefully, with a devious plan in mind. Read More »
These #KEEN2013 Tweets made us laugh, think, and retweet.
Enjoy a few of our favorite Tweets from the inaugural KEEN Digital Summit:
— Barrett Brooks (@BarrettABrooks) October 26, 2013
By Buzzsmith / in Buzzsmith / October 24, 2013
This week, the #BuzzsmithCrew is flying to Nashville for the inaugural KEEN Digital Summit. Besides being very excited to attend this new conference, we are looking forward to exploring Nashville, a city that many of us have never been to.
Most of us only know parts of Nashville due to ABC show "Nashville". However, after doing some online research and preparing our itineraries, we have gathered this list of the top things we not only want, but need, to do in Nashville.
So, come explore with us!
By Denise Garciano / in Buzzsmith, Marketing / September 24, 2013
It's that time of the year again and Buzzsmith is happy to present a special panel for Social Media Week LA.