February 21, 2017

E is for Elite...

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you already know (in my Big Freedia voice) how I feel about Yelp. For that reason, I am happy to announce, yes announce, that I am an Elite member of Yelp for the 2017 calendar year. We are almost 50 days into the year and guess how many Elite events I’ve attended to date... 4 events. And to be honest they’ve had quite more than that, but I wasn't able to get in to them. Just know, our Community Manager is putting in that work.

The first event I attended this year was held at Kung Ku Tea and we were given half off our drinks and a chance to update our picture to reflect Elite 2017. This was a pretty chill event and it was good to see familiar faces and meet new members of the Elite community. I ended up getting my all-time favorite Korean drink, the Taro Slush.

The next event I attended was hosted by Vita at Tyson’s Corner. Vita is a new upscale apartment building right in the heart of Tyson’s Corner and semi connected to Tyson’s Corner Mall. The apartment that I viewed was laid out and if I could actually afford to live in such a tiny space, I would probably go for it. Of course we were spoiled with eats and good treats by a few of the local restaurants. We were also given a selfie stick, you know bloggers love pics and free stuff.


For the love of Red Velvet


The third event I attended was hosted by Sweet Green. I am not sure why I didn’t come up with the concept of a salad bar but I wish I would have. I really like Sweet Green because they work with local farmers to get the freshest ingredients out to their customers. This is also a company that’s super trendy in regards to marketing and they offer good vibes. I’ve been carrying a bag that I received from them years ago which says “Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe”. Someone’s a fan of Kendrick Lamar, ya think? This particular event was focused on Sweet Green’s new winter menu which focuses on warm salads. I chose the salad that had sweet potatoes included. Now I’ve never thought about adding sweet potatoes to a salad but it’s definitely something that I may re-create.

SweetLife Festivals are BOMB

Ode to Yonce

Portobello Taco Bowl

Lastly, I was able to attend a dance workout class and invite two of the homies actually one was my cousin. Little known fact, I used to be certified to teach Zumba, so this was extremely fun to do. Let me tell you, if you are a twerker, want to be a twerker, this is the class for you; did I mention you get a good workout as well? We had sooo much fun attending and I can’t wait to go back.

As you see, being a part of Yelp, and especially Yelp Elite has tons of benefits. Go ahead and check the site or the app out and add me as a friend.