Craft Beer Tasting with Beijos

Hope everyone is enjoying their Fall so far!!  We certainly are with our recent trip down to Booze Brothers for some very fun craft beer tasting.  So…we are aware of the craze for craft beer, but we just have never experienced it for ourselves, so we did just that.  We invited some of our favorite gals and had some much needed fun tasting some good beer and having a good catch up sesh. Here’s a little invite we whipped up with the ever so talented Twinkle and Toast.


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We were all pretty excited, some of us frequent breweries and some of us had never been…imagine that!!  So the seasoned few taught us a few things about why craft beer is so special and some of the fun rituals that go with it.  Here they are lined up all pretty with their name tags of course! The difference in glass has to do with the alcohol content, the higher it is graduates it into the glass with no stem.

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We all had our favorites, I think we all leaned more toward the ciders, blondes and ambers.  The stouts and IPA’s were a little too intense…


One of the best things, sorry guys was going just girls, especially to a brewery because this is something dudes are just inherently invited to.



Taryn taught us a lot about beer that day, she definitely knows her stuff!!


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Here we are as first timers taking it all in…



This was totally out of the box for us and a fun thing to do with our girls if you are looking for something fun to plan this Fall. We were so curious to know what the big deal was with this craft beer craze, and now we get it.  Fun times, especially in a beautiful brewery like Booze Brothers down in Vista.  If you haven’t been you must go.

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Bottoms up!! Hehe


Xx Leah

All photos by Megan Welker

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Relax Spotlight – The Now

We are always scouting out new places to try and this one was a no brainer!!  We are so excited to tell you about The Now and our amazing experience there.  I mean, who doesn’t love to get pampered?  Especially at this beautiful place and at a time when pregnancy has taken over our bodies and is just putting it through the ringer!! Our pal in LA recently told us about this gem and when we looked it up, we were smitten, we had to see what all the buzz was about!!  The space is gorgeous, let’s take a look…

Photos by Megan Welker

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This place has a such a beautiful relaxing aesthetic, right when you walk in, there is a sense of calm.  This is where you check in, and you can get a refreshing glass of water.

Photos provided by The Now, Neustatd


As you walk into the waiting room to await your massage, you can sit on one of these comfortable chairs. The decor in this place is insane….

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Photos by Megan Welker

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Then they slide through the amazing barn door and call you to your room.

Photo provided by The Now, Neustatd


We had to find out the inspiration, vision behind The Now, so here’s a little bit about it…

The NOW reinvents the way people think about and experience massages by creating a luxury service in a convenient, affordable, and accessible way.

The NOW design aesthetic incorporates raw elements and natural materials that conjure nostalgic smells and scenes from remote and exotic hideaways. Natural wood surfaces, cement, exposed beams coupled with kilim pillows, skins and rawhides – everything aligns with nature, allowing guests to be transported. An oasis in the middle of the city, the boutique is a blend of bohemian chic and tranquility, evoking a soothing environment to unwind in and take a moment for you.

The NOW is designed to feel like a luxurious spa destination and a sanctuary from the bustling city.Whether someone comes in for a 25-minute massage after a long day on their feet or an 85-minute massage to nourish their soul, The NOW strives to ensure all guests leave feeling rested and recharged.

With a carefully curated menu consisting of aromatherapy and add-on options, there is truly something for everyone – including kids. Pricing starts at $35 for a 25-minute massage. Services are available in two rooms – The Journey Room that is communal and focuses on the head and feet while The Moment Room is a private room for full-body massage. With expansion plans on the horizon, The NOW will soon be available to a wider audience who will have the opportunity to experience what the buzz is all about.

The NOW was conceptualized by Amy Krofchick, Erica Malbon and Gara Post. Today, Erica and Gara are working to spread the brands core values and mission to uplift as many people as possible though massage.

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At The NOW We Believe The Power of Touch Can Transform

We Support
We Massage
We Inspire

We Believe a Good Life is When You Assume Nothing
Do More
Need Less
Smile Often
Dream Big
Laugh a Lot
Realize How Blessed You Are

At The NOW We Believe
We Believe Silence is Luxury

Restore Your Body
Reset Your Soul

You Are The Master of Your Destiny
Be Unapologetic
Be Brave
Be Authentic
Be You




This is us nice, sleepy and relaxed after our massage, so worth it!!  We are definitely headed back soon!!

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At The NOW we offer a moment.
We are a new concept in how you experience massage.
We offer a space to disconnect from the outside world
and connect within, to nourish the body, mind and soul.
We restore with touch.

Unlike traditional spas that offer a time out we offer a time in.

We deliver a luxury service at an affordable price, in an idyllic space.

We hope you enjoyed seeing and learning a little about this amazing place, no go see for yourself, you will not be disappointed!!

Xx Leah


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Yes Way Macramé!!

A few weeks ago we had a fun lady date with some of our So Cal favs and we are so excited to share it with you today!!  There is so much goodness involved and we really got to work with so many great ladies to create this fun day filled with lots of laughter and lots of champagne!!  This party is also featured on Glitter Guide today!  Without further ado…. Let’s check out our little “Fake it till you Macra-make it” soiree!

All photos by our gal Megan Welker

meganwelker-macramakeit-10 meganwelker-macramakeit-135 We always love having our lady dates, you may have seen our last few here and here…  For Valentine’s Day we wanted to incorporate another fun activity like we had in the past, which lead us to Elsie Goodwin.  We came across her company Reform Fibers and fell in love with her designs and had to reach out, since she is so talented and also offers teaching lessons at parties!  It’s always fun to learn something new especially when you’re with a great group of girls and drinking a couple of cocktails!

Next we hit up our buddy (and idol) Jesi Haack, we have loved her since the day we met her, she’s so humble and down to earth and were dying to do something fun with her!!!  Jesi was nice enough to jump on board and her husband let us use his space for the party at Wolf Camp, which is just the best blank slate of a venue ever!!  It was so fun to team up with someone like Jesi who admire and bounce ideas off of each other, she really is so talented, we just basked in her glory ;)

meganwelker-macramakeit-104 meganwelker-macramakeit-79 For the decor we wanted something fun, girly, boho and pink… Basically all the things we love in this world!  Without going too over the top Valentine’s-ish we added some royal blues which, we loved!!  Hostess Haven supplied all of the pretty tabletop items, from the gorgeous textiles to the amazing cobalt blue tumblers and it all flowed together seamlessly!  Plus, those copper chairs from Found Rentals are just the best, like can someone please get me those for my own house??!!  Let’s take a look at more of this tabletop goodness…

meganwelker-macramakeit-91 meganwelker-macramakeit-103 meganwelker-macramakeit-48 The fun place cards and all the other pretty signage was done by Courtney of Poppyjack Shop, we just adore this girl!  You may remember when our own Leah Carriger took her calligraphy class!  We highly recommend learning from her, not only is she uber talented but also so so sweet!  She even made little fliers for each place setting letting everyone know who helped make this fun party possible, thanks Courtney!!

meganwelker-macramakeit-75 meganwelker-macramakeit-107 meganwelker-macramakeit-69 We also adorned each place setting with a lovely wooden mini heart from The Little Market, which was part of an amazing swag bag each guest received… But more on that later ;)  We just love that little wooden heart, it’s the sweetest touch for any Valentine event!

Now, let’s talk florals… When we get to work with Carissa of JL Designs we’ve basically hit the jack pot!  We worked with her for our booth at The Cream last year, our gal Megan Welker’s wedding and now got to have some fun with her for our lady date too!  She always bring so much pretty floralizing every where she goes, but watch out if she has a bottle of champagne!  She won’t let you get away with out having a few glasses!!

meganwelker-macramakeit-72 meganwelker-macramakeit-42 meganwelker-macramakeit-26 meganwelker-macramakeit-73 Now with any party, you’ve gotta have yummy food and drinks!  And this party, was of course, no exception!  We reached out to our friends from Whoa Nelly Catering who we worked with at this fun kids event last year, and they created the yummiest vegetarian menu ever!!!  I am still dreaming of the delicious vegan sandwich I devoured that day!!  And our favorite sparkly bottle is always One Hope Wine, they supplied some yummy champagne and white wines that we all maybe had a little too much fun with ;)  It did make for some fun macrame moments though!

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And obviously we’ve gotta have some yummy dessert!!  Thanks to Hannah’s Bananas, nobody’s sweet tooth went hungry!  I mean, this has got to be the BEST party trick ever, bringing in a frozen banana cart?!  Yes please!!

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meganwelker-macramakeit-156 meganwelker-macramakeit-160 Now, on to the macrame!!!  Elsie is a wonderful and very patient teacher, because let me tell you, this is much harder than you think!!!  We had fun creating a little mini hot pink dyed macrame hanging, but even the little mini took us about an hour to create!!  This macrame business is some hard work!!!  But oh so fun and rewarding, because let’s be honest, the outcome is just the cutest darn thing ever!!

There’s our lovely macrame guru herself, Elsie!

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meganwelker-macramakeit-196 We seriously had the best group of ladies, love everyone who came and helped to make this such a fun day!!!  We really do love any excuse to have a lady date with our gal pals, but since Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays it just made it that much easier!

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Get Yo Wreath On

In celebration of the holiday season, us Beijos ladies thought it would be fun to have a little get together with some of our close girl friends, we like to call it a Beijos Lady Date!

We teamed up with our wonderful friends at DIG Gardens in Santa Cruz, CA who were kind enough to host and to give us all a lesson in wreath making!  The event was in the morning, and really, what better way to start your day off than with some good company, a little coffee and getting your hands dirty?!

Meg Perotti came along to play and to capture all of the fun!
This party is also featured on Style Me Pretty Living today!

IMG_9159 We can start off with the prettiest water color invite by Twinkle and Toast, along with all of the other fun signage!

IMG_9015 Each guest was greeted with a personalized mug and their choice of Verve Coffee or Tea, along with lots of yummy treats!

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IMG_9026 IMG_8985 IMG_8989 The grounds at DIG are so amazing, we got to have our little wreath making fun in this amazing gazebo surrounded by tons of pretty plants!

IMG_8982 The table was full of fun items to add to our wreaths, and everyone was encouraged to “Get Yo Wreath On”.

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IMG_9085 There’s cute little Carlie Statsky with her pretty wreath!

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IMG_9110 And Mrs. Abby Guido is showing off her work of art!

IMG_9119 There are a few of us ladies displaying our final products!!

IMG_9122 Pretty Leah Carriger with her pretty wreath!

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IMG_9142 This is Cara, owner of DIG Gardens, finished product… What can we say, she’s a professional!

IMG_9160 We have to share some of the beautiful photos of DIG, they have an amazing selection of Holiday goods, we were pretty obsessed!

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Bloom Beijos Bloom – A Garden Party

We’ve been dying to share this lovely garden party we threw at the end of the Summer with you for some time now, and today is the day!!  You know we are huge fans of DIG Gardens in Santa Cruz, California from our tour earlier this year, and it was the perfect place to host our little gathering of all of our favorite Northern California industry ladies we admire!

We held the party in early September, one of our favorite times of year in Northern California, and the weather was absolutely perfect!  Our California indian summers are really something else!  The party was a chance for us all to get together, connect and celebrate each other with a little garden party, and we even added a fun DIY!  Make sure you check out more of this fun soiree up on Insprired By This today, and stay tuned for a really fun giveaway through our Instagram too!

All Photos by the amazing Yasmin Sarai

yasminsarai_beijosevents_digparty-8 Hosting a party at DIG Gardens is pretty easy, I mean with all of the gorgeous plants around it doesn’t take much to make it pretty, but we had lots of fun playing around!  For this party our goal was to have the setting be intimate and remind us of a backyard get together with lots of color!!  We had so much fun playing with all sorts of different textures as well and loved the way it all turned out… Borrowed Blu is one of our favorites for pretty table top items and we knew we could turn to them to bring our vision to life for this fun party!  We loved using wood, metallics and of course the gorgeous pinks and purples of the pressed glassware!

yasminsarai_beijosevents_digparty-18 Brianna of Brown Fox Calligraphy was kind enough to do the oh so pretty signage you will see through-out the party, she is amazing and was also one of our guests who we got to play with!

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IMG_4732 How amazing are all of these succulents!?!  We are pretty obsessed…

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yasminsarai_beijosevents_digparty-173 yasminsarai_beijosevents_digparty-69 Now the fun part… We had a really fun creative aspect for the ladies to create a DIY terrarium!  Cara, the owner of DIG, and her trusty side kick Laura lead the way teaching us how to do it and the best items to use!  Then each guest got to take their’s home!!  It was super fun and such a great keepsake for all of the ladies to display in their own homes!  IMG_4816 IMG_4814 yasminsarai_beijosevents_digparty-128 yasminsarai_beijosevents_digparty-156 Now, on to the yummy food and desserts!!!  We were so lucky to have Molly of Organicopia and Hilary of The Sugar Studio cater our event!  The food and desserts were both yummy and pretty to look at!!  If you are hosting an event in the Bay Area be sure to check them out, each guest left happy and with a full belly :)

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It was a beautiful party and we are so lucky to have met so many amazing ladies in this lovely creative industry!  Now stay tuned for our awesome giveaway in our next post!!



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