Summer 2012 has been hands down one of the best of my life.
4 weeks of traveling turned into an endless list of contacts and opportunities.
Let me tell ya all about it.
First, these are my broskis.
Val, my boss, is the owner & designer of Yellowcake Shop.
Em is a betch.. and a fashion photographer.
I am so glad i got to know them, we made so many memories & became great friends.
We loaded up the car & started our 36 hour drive to San Francisco!
We stopped a few times to spend the night & the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah
After a few days cramped in the car, we crossed the beautiful Bay bridge into San Fran.
Our first day on the west coast was spent setting up & selling our brand at the Renegade festival.
After the festival we did some sight seeing in SF.. & thanks to Val's friend, Jan, we rode around in an Audi convertible. No big deal, just living my dream.
While sight seeing, we drove to Christopher Collins' shop.
You may recognize him from Project Runway season 8, like Val!
We drove on Lombard street and saw the Golden Gate bridge, absolutely incredible.
The next day we traveled to Los Angeles for a visit with Val's friend from school.
We ate at an In & Out Burger, ate on the prominade, drove on Rodeo drive, shopped on Melrose, saw the Hollywood sign and rode the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica pier.
I loveeeed L.A.
But just as soon as we arrived, were off to San Diego.
We spent the day at Pacific Beach relaxing and tanning.
It was my first time in the Pacific ocean.. & it is effing freezing.
After some much needed time on the beach, we got back in the Element and headed to Las Vegas!
Val treated us to a night in the Mirage hotel which was huge!
She bought us great seats to the Cirque du Soleil Beatles LOVE show which was insane.
As if life wasn't good enough, we got to chow down at Aereole, an incredible restaurant featuring Vegas' top rated chef. There, we ate a 4 course tasting menu meal complete with baby lobster, corn puree, and coconut sorbet for dessert. The next day we relaxed at the pool then headed back to LA for the second Renegade festival.
After a few more days in LA, we were ending our Yellowcake Roadtrip
and heading home.
36 hours and a million memories later, it was over.
I saw more things in 2 weeks then i had in my whole life,
& i have become so close with my coworkers. This was the opportunity of a lifetime.
I checked "cross country road trip" off my bucket list, and answered my own question of wondering if going into the fashion industry was the right thing for me. I couldn't be more thankful to be a part of the Yellowcake Shop brand and team, and this trip has inspired me to work that much harder my sophomore year of college. What a way to end an amazing summer.