Thursday, March 26, 2009

Why Twitter??

Whether it was the Twitter segment on ABC Nightline last month, or Jon Stewart's hilarious coverage earlier this month, one thing is clear -- everyone is talking about Twitter. But who is actually talking ON Twitter, and what do they have to say?

My experience with Twitter has been two-fold: For Friends With Class it has been amazing the people I have connected with via this medium (national reporters, amazing local entrepreneurs) and through my role as VP for an e-Government firm I was surprised at a Government Technology conference in Austin when the topic of the day for cities, counties and public agencies was.... Twitter and Web 2.0

CAN'T WAIT for the Twitter class this Saturday with SEO expert Anita Cohen Williams. I'll post some photos and blog about it to let you know how it went. Or better yet -- see you there and we can Tweet about it together :)


This class is regularly $75 but we heard your emails (and Tweets!) and are offering a $37.50 reg fee for individuals and small businesses -- our corporate friends paying ful prince understood. Class is Saturday March 28th - 9 am to 12 pm at the offices of the top PR Firm in San Diego Katz & Associates (4250 Executive Sq., Suite 670 - La Jolla, CA 92037).

THE TIP: Getting a good Tweet name is like how getting the right URL was at the benning of the Internet... my suggestion is to just establish your accountnow to get your name or company name established and then you'll build usage from there. And ofcourse, be sure to follow us: @FriendsWClass

Thursday, March 12, 2009

FWC Founder at Head to Toe EXPO!

Come see Friends With Class founder Gabriela Dow and our favorite Career Coach Marcy Morrison on stage at the Head to Toe EXPO in April at the Del Mar Fair.

The EXPO runs Fri-Sun, we'll be there Sunday, April 19th at 11 a.m. Here's how our session is described in the EXPO press release:

"Ever wonder how to make your dream job happen? This year has brought intense challenges in the workforce, but now is a perfect time to take control of your career or launch your own business. Gabriela Dow, successful entrepreneur and founder of Friends With Class, and Marcy Morrison, a career coach of Careers With Wings, will share with you the steps you need to take to remain competitive in this challenging employment climate."

Come see us and enjoy a great day of shopping and girl time - it'll be a great event!! Click here for details and stay tuned for info on how to get FREE TICKETS :)

THE TIP: Our favorite cooking instructor (and author, TV diva, sweetheart and does-it-all mom) Chef Marcela will also be at Head to Toe... what a treat!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sugar Jones on Chicks Who Chat - Favorite Find!

You never know who you're going to meet as a Friends With Class student!

This week, not only did a group of gals get to learn how to "Organize With Confidence" but they also got to meet the fabulous Sugar Jones, at her home... a big THANK YOU to Sugar for being our wonderful hostess.

It is such a treat to hear her voice on the "Chicks Who Chat" radio and what an even bigger treat to meet her in person.

The radio show covers everything from PR and social media to topics like "Mean Girls," emerging trends and just fun things to chat about. As a mom, Sugar shares mom tips and has a fun time chatting, blogging and tweeting -- check her out, and you'll see why SHE is a favorite find!

THE TIP: Become one of the 5,600+ that follow Sugar on Twitter and have a smile guaranteed from her tweets :)

Gap Give and Get Deal

This deal combines two of our favorite things: A straight savings of cash with the opportunity to help others!

Through March 15th, you can get 30% off at the Gap, Old Navy, Bananna Republic during the "Friends & Family" event. For every purchase you make, the store will give 5% of the amount you spend to Feeding America. Great deal - thank you Sandra for passing this along :)


THE TIP: This is a great opportunity to buy some items for gift-giving throughout the year... nice B Republic sweater or tie for Dad, Gap baby clothes for showers, even fun Old Navy tees as party favors for an upcoming bash!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

FREE VIP TICKETS to Sassy City Chicks

Want to know what a fashion bash and sample sale look like? Check out the Sassy City Chicks event which is essentially a collection of up and coming designers showing off their latest products and styles.

And you get to check it all out for free! Check out the "Sassy City Chicks" Fashion Bash Discount Shopping Event at the Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday March 12 from 5pm to 10pm.

They are offering free tickets for our friends, so you can save money during these tough times and spend your money where it counts.....on clothes, jewelry or handbags for you, not on tickets!

Just email with 'FRIENDS WITH CLASS' in the subject line and your name in the email, and you will be emailed FREE tickets for you and a friend. These VIP tickets include early entry @ 5pm, a gift bag (valued at $30), & complimentary spa services!

For more event info and particpating designers, visit

THE TIP: The gals that attended last time suggested wearing tight fitting clothes like a tube top and leggings so that you can try items on quickly and on the spot! Be sure to say hi to Isela who puts on this awesome event and let her know of any designers you think should be added to the next show!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Facelogic Grand Opening - Favorite Find!

**Update: For the Grand Opening Event and during the month of March, Facelogic is offering 2 for 1 facials! If you bring a friend, you receive two 50 minute facials for $59 (just $29.50 each)! It’s an amazing way to try their services.

Also, the Grand Opening Event is on March 21 from 10am – 2pm with giveaways to the first 100 guests and the grand prize: a free year membership to Facelogic!

Our favorite prize that day: Everyone gets to see Wayne and Jill playing awesome rock music (see below for that background!!)**

There is a terrific new spa opening in Encinitas that touts something that is music to our ears: “Affordable Luxury”... it is called Facelogic Spa and this Favorite Find opens its doors on March 7th!

The concept at Facelogic is simple…offer high-end facials, facial waxing and signature product at an affordable price. A favorite in these stressful times is the anti-aging facial for younger looking skin, acne facials are a hit with teens and something like microdermabrasion is offered to men and women to help sun damaged skin and remove dark spots.

Each facial includes a 20 minute hand, arm, neck, shoulder and scalp massage. Just lean back in one of Facelogic’s unique “Zero Gravity Chairs” and let your stress melt away. We love FaceLogic's tagline "Don't be afraid of the 'P' word..."

Don’t be afraid to PAMPER yourself! Facelogic is pure pleasure, pure luxury, purely affordable.

Visit Facelogic Spa at 208 N. El Camino Real, Suite C - Encinitas, CA 92024 or call (760) 840-3223 (FACE) to book an appointment!

THE TIP: Many of you saw Facelogic spa owner Jill Johnson on the Bravo TV show "
Welcome to the Parker" and so you know that having reviewed the best spas at five-star hotels, Jill knows what kind of treatments and service will be top notch!

Jill's husband and co-owner, Wayne Johnson, is also top notch in his field as a musician who played guitar for The Manhattan Transfer and plays in Bette Midler’s band for “The Showgirl Must Go On” at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Look for details of a time when Wayne might be playing live at the spa for added star-treatment!