What He Really Wants For Valentine’s Day

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Being a singleton at the moment means I’m not really all that excited that the dreaded day of hearts and cupids is shortly going to be upon us. But I do know for those that are paired up, shopping for the man in your life can be a challenge. I remember the stress shopping for the perfect gift caused when I was in previous relationships. You want to give a token of love without coming across too strong that you are expecting a diamond ring (or maybe you are??)

My research for Valentine’s Day gifts yielded this great list by the husband of blogger, The Humbled Homemaker. Why not go directly to the source (a man) and get the real scoop.

http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/2015/01/valentines-day-gift-ideas-for-men.html#comment-1154873

Hope this makes your shopping easier!

What else would you add to this list? What gift did your man love?

27 Reasons to Love San Diego

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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!

A Super Week at Super Bowl

I have spent the last week in Phoenix working on a Super Bowl corporate hospitality program for a client. It’s been a wonderful week of putting our event management and concierge skills into practice. We helped to welcome over 180 guests to Phoenix as guests of our client and have wine’d and dine’d them throughout the weekend.

Any chance I can get to combine my love of event planning, sports and hospitality into one project, gets me very excited!

Here’s a few images from my week of living in the desert!

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Are You A Traveler or a Tourist?

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Traveler not a touristI recently stumbled upon this quote on Pinterest and was immediately stopped in my tracks. This is my mantra and wish for my life. It’s too good not to share!

Let me know what you think by popping a comment in the box below! Or better yet, share this via Twitter with anyone you think might need the reminder! Join me on Twitter at @henleyco. Cheers to all the world travelers!

Check Your Passport! Is It Ready for Your Next Trip?

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There is nothing worse than getting ready to take an international trip only to realize your passport has expired! Since we are still fresh into 2015, it provides a great opportunity for you to pull out your passport and make sure your ticket to the world is ready for your next adventure! You must renew your passport a minimum of 6-months before the expiration date.

According to the US Department of State, you can renew your passport if:

Your Most Recent U.S. Passport:

  • Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application;
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older;
  • Was issued within the last 15 years; and
  • Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change with original or certified copy of your marriage certificate or the government-issued document evidencing your legal name change

If you need to apply for your first passport, you can do so by mail by filling out Form DS-82.

I’ve been lucky enough to have a passport since I was a toddler. It is the vehicle that allows me to become a global citizen, and a gift that keeps on giving!

It’s a big world out there – go experience it!

 

Enjoy an Asian Experience!

As a Virtuoso Member and affiliate of Admiral Travel, The Henley Company is pleased to offer our clients the Ultimate Asian Experience. Ready to book?  Contact us at nicole@thehenleycompany.com

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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