27 Reasons to Love San Diego


As a native of San Diego, I have been fortunate to grow up surrounded by the beauty American’s Finest City has to offer. With our breathtaking views, growing economy and perfect weather, San Diego is home to a lifestyle found very few places on the planet.

San Diego Magazine has recently published the “27 Reasons to Love San Diego,” and I found myself nodding along as I read the article. What makes San Diego loveable is the reason we are also envied. It’s an exciting time for our region with continued growth, cultural enhancements and architecture. Gone is the little sleepy beach town with a downtown you didn’t dare enter. The enhancements to San Diego continue to impress this native. Regardless of where the planes may take me around the globe, there is no place like home!

Check out San Diego Magazine’s article by clicking on the link below:

27 Reasons to Love San Diego – San Diego Magazine – February 2015 – San Diego, California.

What else would you add to this list? Pop your comment about what makes San Diego loveable to you in the comment section below!

California Party Professionals

We are very excited to have recently been invited to join the California Party Professionals.

Do you have a party related business and interested in networking with other party professionals? We are a growing group of party stylists, planners, graphic artists, designers, sweets owners, floral artists, event coordinators, party bloggers, photographers, and party suppliers. If you live in California and would like to request an invitation please contact kylie@partiesinstyle.com. Please include your business information and links.

CA Party Planners Group

Experience Recess is now affiliated with Admiral Travel International

We are excited to announce our new affiliation with Admiral Travel International. Being affiliated with a full service travel agency allows Experience Recess to offer our clients a one-stop shop for all of their travel and experiential needs. When searching for a new travel company to affiliate with, it was very important that we found a team that was focused on quality customer service, agent education and luxury travel benefits. We believe we have found the perfect parter with Admiral Travel International and are pleased to be their new West Coast affiliate.

“Founded in 1997, Admiral Travel International (ATI) owners Malaka and Ryan Hilton rapidly established a niche in the luxury travel market by offering one-of-a-kind escorted group departures to Egypt and South Africa.

Today, ATI is recognized as a leading Virtuoso Member agency for the expertise, creativity and exceptional experiences our consultants create for individuals and groups.”

Why Virtuoso?

Only 264 of 30,000 US travel agencies have been invited to join Virtuoso, North America’s most respected network of elite travel professionals.

As a proud member of Virtuoso, Admiral’s team of specialists automatically ranks in the top 1% of travel agencies. Our Virtuoso affiliation represents decades of professional experience, worldwide connections and product, lifestyle & destination expertise. We enjoy personal relationships with the world’s most respected cruise, tour and hotel providers.

When Condé Nast Traveler chose the top 100 travel agents for 1999, 2000 and 2001, the vast majority of them were affiliated with Virtuoso. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and CNN repeatedly rely on Virtuoso agents for pertinent travel advice and information.

With full travel planning capabilities, Experience Recess is well positioned to help your travel dreams become a reality. Travel planning can be incredibly time consuming. With just one phone call to us, we are able to manage all of the details. You simply have to show up on departure day!

We look forward to being of service and managing all of your travel needs! Remember, life is a playground – go experience it!

Let Us Handle the LABOR While You Are EXPECTING

The Henley Company knows that family life – both waiting for the baby to arrive and the years beyond – is always busy! With an ever-growing to-do list, it leaves time-starved parents with an inability to spend quality time with their children. A maternity & family concierge is your super hero, the extra set of hands you need and provides the additional hours in your day to help you to put family first! Let us take care of the labor and deliver to you the gift of time.


Sample Services & Requests:

REST UP – For those on bed rest or with limited mobility   

  • In Home Consultation to Complete Your To-Do List
  • Nursery preparation
  • Errand Running / Personal Shopping
  • Hospital preparation
  • Household Management / Cleaning Services
  • Personal Chef / Meal Preparation
  • Pre / Post Natal Massage
  • Dog Walkers
  • Errand Running
  • Maternity Wardrobe
  • Activities Tote (Tote Bag Full of Activities To Keep Patient’s on Bed Rest Entertained)

LABOR OF LOVE – Helping to prepare for baby

  • Complete Your To-Do List
  • Nursery Preparation
  • Errand Running / Personal Shopping
  • Hospital Preparation
  • Greening Your Nursery
  • Infant CPR class
  • Nursery Preparation
  • Personal Shopping
  • Travel Coordination for Arriving Family
  • Push Present Consultation
  • Sibling Activities
  • Create Baby Blog so those across the country can enjoy your pregnancy & progress.
  • Hospital Overnight Tote (Customized Tote Bag For the Hospital Stay)

CELEBRATE – Let the fun begin by celebrating the babies impending arrival

  • Gift Registry
  • Baby Shower Planning
  • Nursery Planning / Set-up
  • “Babymoon” Preparation – Pre-Baby Romantic Trip for Mom & Dad
  • New Mama’s Night Out
  • Pre-Natal Spa Services
  • Dad’s Night Out
  • Thank You Notes
  • Urban Baby Tote (A Tote Bag Designed for the Urban Baby & Sassy Parents)

WHAT A BLESSING – The gift of time to spend with your baby not your to-do list

  • Photography / Videography
  • Thank you notes
  • Birth Announcements / Newborn Photo Shoot
  • Personal Chef / Meal Preparation
  • Pre  / Post Natal Massage
  • Dog Walkers
  • Errand Running (grocery store, baby supplies, dry cleaning, etc.)
  • Travel Coordination for Arriving Family
  • Sibling Activities
  • Baby Gift Returns / Exchanges
  • Religious Celebrations (Christening, Baptism, Bris, 100 day celebration)
  • 1st Birthday planning
  • Blessings Tote (Tote bag full of blessings & memory keepers)

Our Maternity & Family Concierge packages are designed to specifically meet the needs of our clients. All of our services start with a complimentary consultation so we can learn more about the specific needs that will help you to take the labor out of your pregnancy and your to-do list. We deliver the gift of time!

Tailored-made packages start at $250. Any additional fees related to the requested product or service will be billed separately.  A la carte services are also available.

Looking for the perfect gift? Gift certificates are also available.

Don’t live in San Diego? No problem. We love to travel and would be glad to come to share our services with you in your neck of the woods.

Call today for a free consultation: 619-757-6551.