GretchCannon

1.06.2020

The Guild Hotel in Downtown San Diego

I had the pleasure of staying at The Guild Hotel in downtown San Diego one weekend in December before Christmas this year. I had such an amazing experience there. 

I did a little research on the hotel and found out that in 1924-1970, this building was the Army Navy YMCA. In June of 2019, The Guild reopened as a re-imagination of the old building. Named one of Fall 2019's hottest hotels by Travelocity, they describe it as: "Picture original tiling, exposed brick and a grand ballroom in place of the original 1924 basketball court and pool. Located on the fringes of the buzzy Gaslamp Quarter and walkable to the train station and vibrant waterfront, the hotel offers a minimalist vibe with a touch of swank. Enjoy an overnight stay, hit the treadmill at the expansive workout center, or indulge in al fresco dining in their courtyard restaurant Luca."

So, as the regional chapter leader for the San Diego Blogger Babes, I coordinated a girls' night out for our Holiday dinner at the Luca Restaurant and hotel stay at The Guild with our local blogger girls. 

Here our some photos from our stay!

                   






Also, a special thank you to the generous companies local Sagittarius Boutique https://www.instagram.com/sagittarius.boutique/ & my friends at Twisted Silver https://www.instagram.com/twistedsilver/ for the beautiful gifts of jewelry. 


XOXO,
GretchCannon

1.04.2020

New You Tube Video - Top 20 Favorites from 2019!

It is a new year and I have a brand new You Tube Video up!
My Top 20 Favorites from 2019!
Click below or click here to visit my YouTube channel..

1. Hydro Flask/ Hydro Flask @ Dick's/ Straw Attachment/ Boot 2. LED Smart Light Bulbs 3. Barefoot Dreams Blanket / Camo Print Blanket/ New Hoodie 4. Laneige Lip Balm 5. Silk Pillowcase/ Silk Eye Mask/ Pillowcase & Eye Mask Set 6. Natori Robe 7. Oofos Sandals 8. Rocksbox Jewelry Monthly Subscription Box Code for free month ($21 value): gretchcannonxoxo/ Gold Chevron Bracelet 9. CBD Gummies Sunday Scaries 15% off with code: GRETCH15 10. Twisted Silver Jewelry 15% off with code: TWISTEDGRETCH 11. Dyson Hair Dryer 12. Zella Leggings 13. Madewell High Waisted Jeans 14. Amazon Beauty Travel Case 15. Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil / Benefit Brow Bundle 16. Lee Denim Jacket 17. Quay Sunglasses - High Quay Minis in Gray 18. Mini Fan / Have & Love this one too! 19. False Lashes - Kiss Blowout and Ardell Wispies 20. Brazilian Bum Bum Products / Mist Mini/ Lotion Mini & Set

Listed here and here on my Like to Know It page

What were your favorite products last year? 

XOXO
GretchCannon 

P.S. My word for 2020 is THRIVE. Just putting that out there to the universe ;)

12.11.2019

Travel Blog / 4 Interesting Historical Facts about Indianapolis

I went to Indiana last month to visit my girlfriend and her family and I loved it. I wanted to share a couple of pics and some interesting historical facts about Indianapolis that I came upon!

Here is a picture of me enjoying the beautiful fall weather in Indianapolis. I live in Southern California, so this was so cool to experience. 

Background: Indianapolis, founded in 1816, was chosen as a city because of its great location. It was thought that the White River would provide transportation in and out of the town. However, the river was too sandy and shallow, so it was not a viable source of transport.
Indianapolis is the United State’s largest major city that is not on a navigable river. Indianapolis has now grown into one of the largest cities in the country, and a sought-after location to live. It has such a dynamic vibe and has something to offer everyone.  
Take a look at some of these Indianapolis homes for sale, and you will understand why. If you can't stay, make sure you add it to your vacation destination wish list. Indianapolis is a city with a rich history. Read below to find out some interesting facts you may or may not know.
4 Interesting Historical Facts/ Places in Indianapolis:
1. The Slippery Noodle Inn
If you are visiting Indianapolis and into history, The Slippery Noodle Inn is a must-see. It is Indianapolis' oldest bar and was rumored to be frequented by John Dillinger and his posse during Prohibition. Brady and Dillinger used the back of the building for target practice, and some of the slugs are still visible on the wall today. The Inn has changed names and hands so many times, but their whole history is documented and can be found on their website. The Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Interestingly, it is a stop on the city's ghost tours because it is rumored to be haunted by some of the past guests when the bar hosted a brothel. It was even used as a stop on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. Stop in, have a drink, and enjoy the rich history.
2. Indianapolis 500
One of the most famous races in our country is the Indianapolis 500. The first race was hosted in 1911 and was attended by over 80,000 guests that had each paid $1. Forty drivers qualified for the competition, and the prize for the winner was $25,000.  
A tradition that still stands today is the winner takes a sip of milk in celebration instead of champagne. It is a great honor to be chosen as the local dairy that provides the milk to the winner.
3. The Birthplace of Sliced Bread
Ever wonder where sliced bread began? Look no further than Indianapolis. Taggart Baking Company launched its famous Wonder Bread in 1921. They were the first major company to sell sliced bread and remain a household favorite almost 100 years later.
4. Elvis
Elvis Presley, The King, gave his last ever concert in Indianapolis on June 26, 1977. He performed for a crowd of 18,000 at the Indianapolis Market Square Arena. Attendees report that he appeared pale, weak, and overweight. There is footage of the final concert that is available. Three months later, in 1977, he passed away in his home. Many die-hard Elvis fans still flock to Indianapolis to pay respects to The King.
I hope you liked this travel blog and research I did! I would love to post more like this in the near future!
XOXO,
Gretch Cannon

11.05.2019

Ulta Beauty Haul

I recently purchased a bunch of fun holiday gift ideas and a few things for myself from Ulta Beauty. Here is a video haul - enjoy!!



All products are also linked here: http://liketk.it/2Gz2e

Enjoy! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon


11.02.2019

2 New Beauty Videos!

Happy November friends! I have 2 new beauty videos up that I wanted to let you know about in case you missed them! All products used are also linked on my LiketoKnowIt page here!

It had been forever since I filmed a YouTube video, so I did a Get Ready With Me & Current Beauty Favorite Products video that you can check out here or below.


I also did my October Beauty Empties on my 1st IGTV video!!
Click here to watch and let me know what other short videos I can film for you guys.


Leave a comment, enjoy the videos and let me know what else you might like to see! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon

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