The Bay Area Super Bowl has come and gone…and the reality is we probably won’t see it again here anytime soon. Locals are glad the traffic is gone and city life will return to “normal.” I’m glad that it came through the Bay and I was lucky enough to attend some of the events and fanfare leading up to it. No, I didn’t go to the game, lots of people kept asking me if I was going, but I’m more of the mindset that if my team’s not in it, I’m better off watching from the convenience of my couch. I did however attend some of the preceding week’s pre-game soirees around town. I’ve posted some of my favorite snaps from my Super Bowl week in the City below…
KaBoom! I Helped Build a Playground
There are so many events happening around the Bay Area this week related to Super Bowl 50, and while I will do my part to socialize and network at the various parties around town, I also took some time out to lend a hand in a KaBoom playground build in San Jose. I got involved, since ESPN invited some of the Disney (parent company) affiliates to pitch in, including ABC7 where I work part time. Also in the mix were other local community members and members of the Raiders and 49ers organizations too.
What brought this experience even closer to home is that fact that it was happening in my hometown San Jose. To have the opportunity to construct a playground for kids that are growing up among the same streets I did, made it all the more special. Not to mention that these days as a Mom, I spend A LOT of time hanging out at neighborhood playgrounds with my kiddos. I can’t wait to bring them by this one to show off what I did! 🙂
At any rate, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’m not particularly strong and while I was my Daddy’s little helper in construction projects growing up…my handy-ness is limited to the “basics.” Anyhow, this is how it went down, all the volunteers, showed up bright and early and we were divided into groups with a team leader. Each group was responsible for a specific component of the playground.
The group I was assigned to was in charge of 2 directional sign posts. We had to paint arrows and think of what we were going to write on them. We decided on one post carrying “location” tags and the other would have inspirational “directions.”
I was fortunate not to be mixing and pouring concrete aka “getting dirty,” (although I did some, to secure our post in the ground), and other groups were assembling the play equipment, painting a mural, erecting gazebos and sitting areas, etc…
And, I think my assignment was extra special because I got to work with some of the kids who live in the community and took the initiative to volunteer to help make it happen. I was impressed at the efforts by these young men.
The whole playground was constructed in about 6 hours. I mean of course they will properly inspect it and make sure it is sound for youngsters to start using it, but I was truly in awe of how quickly it all came together. It was a great day of teamwork and community service.
My Cameo on Kendra
So, lots of people have been hitting me up the past couple days because they saw my mug on Kendra’s show on E! That was a fun night, and interviewing Kendra was my second red carpet event of the night at the Seminole Hard Rock…you can see more of my interview with Kendra On The Flipside – http://ontheflipsidetv.com/super-bowl-ocean-drive/
See my (quick) cameo below…
Diddy at Mia Biscayne
P. Diddy hosted a party along with Trey Songz at MIA at Biscayne in downtown Miami during Super Bowl week earlier this month. Also attending, Chris Brown, Biz Markie, DJ Clue, Fat Joe and more… I did a quick interview with MIA’s GM for the event and edited a quick piece with some of the scenes from inside during the jam-packed soiree!
On The Flipside turns ONE
My labor of love On The Flipside turns ONE with the Super Bowl – Ocean Drive episode! I started this journey about a year ago, deciding to do a show that I’ve always wanted to do, but didn’t exist and here it is one year later after the debut Tampa show from the 2009 Super Bowl to 2010 on Ocean Drive. This edition has got it all with celebs from sports and entertainment, attending the hottest Super Bowl parties, walking the red carpet and partying it up by the pool..and make sure you watch it all the way through to see the 26 Pro Bowl Cheerleaders in an ultra sexy fashion show at the W Hotel in South Beach! See more episodes at http://ontheflipsidetv.com
Super Bowl – Miami
WHO DAT!! Another Super Bowl has come and gone and a big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the New Orleans Saints! Super Bowl XLIV took place in my backyard (aka South Beach), back to back with the Pro Bowl…and as always it’s a time of year when I get to visit with friends who live both near and far! My good friend Gaby came from AZ to hang…and first on the agenda was “Rock the Game” ..well actually, I was working the red carpets at the Seminole Hard Rock’s many events…so she helped me out! 😉
I was up to my usual interviews and this time around had the opportunity to interview many NFL greats of past and present…look for highlights to come On The Flipside!
Then Saturday morning Dontaira invited us to join her for the NFLPA Jazz Brunch alongside the Intracoastal waterway…
….at a FABULOUS Pine Tree mansion!
Then we took a stroll down Ocean Drive as we made our way to the Hennessey Penthouse…and man did the Saints fans dominated the landscape, setting up shop in and around “Fat Tuesday’s” …go figure! It was a WHO DAT party at the Tide studio…lol
Day turned to night and we met up with Dara and Rene to hit up Nikki Beach
Then as Saturday night turned to Super Bowl Sunday, it also became Gaby’s Birthday!
Game time we ventured back to the Henny Penthouse – which was jammin all day/night – and met up with a few more of the girls…
And — to celebrate the Saints win and Gaby’s bday..we hit the town once again, ending up at Dolce, where the Patron doesn’t stop for bday girls! hehe
We also bumped into my and Miami’s fav… DJ Irie!