This Life Is What You Make It…

We are always inspired by a good quote. What inspires you?

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”


~Marilyn Monroe

Five Star Recess

Spring has sprung and what better time to start planning your breaks.  You’ve earned it. So, go have a bit of fun, let your hair down, and get a little wild. The question is where to venture to this year? Well, Forbes has us all covered with their 2013 Travel Guide Star Awards (, and this year they gave out more awards than ever before! The list gives you top hotels, spas, and for the foodies the top restaurants. The hardest decision will be what destination first. I say go with Hong Kong the city with the most 5 star hotels and work your way around the world. With such a large list there are plenty of destinations and you don’t have to stop at just Spring Break. Take a break every season this year.

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A Proud Moment

Teacher of the year

One of the biggest contributions I will ever make to the event industry is to be a professor! I have the great fortune of teaching at the University of San Diego’s Event Management Certificate Program ( and at San Diego Mesa College.  I thrive when I can engage and inspire future event professionals. I was very honored when the students selected me as USD Instructor of the Year for 2012. Wow!! Given the quality of my colleagues teaching in the program, this is a very exciting privilege!

Interested in a career in the event industry? Check out the USD & Mesa College programs! It’s one of the best investments you will ever make in your career!

Golden Globes Watch Party Tips! by The Party Goddess!

Award Season has arrived; which for event planners translates into party time! We love these tips from our very friend Marley Majcher, The Party Goddess who wows us with ways to throw a fab-dab Golden Globe party! Given all the celebrity events she plans, we know she can throw a star-studded affair! Click the link to check out Marley’s tips!

The Party Goddess via Golden Globes Watch Party Tips!.

4-Legged Recess Lover!

Even dogs love recess! Check out our 4-legged friend Guinevere; enjoying a little break after a heavy morning of playing. Looks like she is a supermodel dog in training!



Send us photos of your pets enjoying recess! Life is a playground (even in the dog house!); go experience it!

Our Recess Vision Board

We LOVE Pinterest! Where else can you take a visual vacation every day and be inspired by all of the wonderful people, places and things that are shared on the site? Check out our board devoted strictly to our love of RECESS.

What else represents recess to you?  Recess.

Salute to Service Festival – October 28, 2012



We are delighted to be producing, along with NBC San Diego and Ashford University, the 2nd annual Salute to Service Festival. Join us on Sunday, October 28, 2012 aboard the USS Midway for a family friendly day of kids entertainment, live bands, food and local vendors.

Come meet Bitsie Tullock, who plays the character Juliette on NBC’s smash hit GRIMM, along with NBC San Diego talent!

We give thanks for our troops and the military families living in San Diego!