The Benefits of Membership
My husband is an amazing gift giver, and for my birthday last year he bought me a membership to Drybar, the famed chain of salons offering a short menu of blowouts only, no cuts or color. The membership entitles me to two blowouts a month - and they stack up if I don't get around to using them! Last week I knew I'd be attending a string of meetings and events where I'd want to look professional and polished, so I booked myself in at Drybar. I've never gotten the same stylist twice, but I'm never disappointed and this time was no exception!
Making a Contribution
One of those events I mentioned last week was The Board Match. This is an event hosted annually in San Francisco by The Volunteer Center, where nonprofits looking for board members can connect with people who are hoping to put their skills to use in service of the community. While I've been volunteering with the Junior League of San Francisco for years, I'm looking for other ways increase my impact. I learned a lot at The Board Match, meeting representatives from organizations I had never even heard of before, and hopefully something fun and useful will eventually result!
Holding Up Half The Sky
I was so fortunate to be invited by a dear friend to attend the University of San Francisco's Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Luncheon and Symposium. The keynote speakers Elle Luna, Lynne Twist, and Erin Michelson were inspiring, thought-provoking, and motivating. While I didn't agree with or support each and every thing these women had to say, it was eye opening to hear their perspectives and experiences. I felt challenged to do more and better, but at the same time recharged after having spent time in the company of like-minded women. Thank you Jasmine for the lovely invitation - I so appreciated this opportunity!
Last week wasn't all work - I dressed up my favorite JAKE leather skirt to celebrate the man himself and the opening of his gorgeous new store in Jackson Square. Jake Wall has partnered with fellow Project Runway alum Blake Patterson to create a true destination shopping experience that features their custom lines and ready to wear capsule collections (as well as fine jewelry from Cake - love their delicate pavé diamond pieces!). Jake is such a generous person - he has been a loyal supporter of the JLSF, and helped me out of an event related jam more than once - and I'm absolutely thrilled and honored to be even a tiny part of his success!