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!
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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!
If you've read any of our past posts, you know that our agency has a slight obsession with food. And since we are located DTLA, we are fortunate enough to have some pretty amazing lunch spots, happy hour spots and on late nights, dinner spots. So, how do we know where the best food is served? Well...luckily there are a few apps for that and here are our top picks:
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 »
Last week, we began to see the spirits of Halloween come out, as Nashvillians were celebrating Halloween with wild and entertaining costumes. The best costume acknowledgement goes to one women we saw in the Omni Hotel. She was dressed as "Crown Royal" with a creative costume that was not over-the-top, but was clever and unique.
Tumblr is a blogging platform that allows users to post a variety of media such as; images, videos, audio and text. It's main audience is young and engaged - so, if you're looking to target teens or Millennials you can't ignore the power of Tumblr! However, it is not only useful when trying to reach a young audience. If you want to target those who are interested in design, fashion, photography or art - Tumblr is an excellent platform because it tends to be visually heavy.
Buzzsmith is all about working hard, so when a scientific article posted last year about how looking at cute animal photos can actually make you more productive at work came out, we knew that it wasn't just an arbitrary reason why we love scrolling through photos of adorable critters online. As a means to help you all out in being just as productive as we are, take a gander at the latest cat photos below, curated by me, and tell me if you don't productively squeal "aww" in your seats right now and continue that productivity level by sharing these photos with your friend, your co-worker, your family, and that dude trying to get your attention away from looking down at your phone while he tries to make eye contact.