Traveling across country with a dog and finding the best hotels isn’t always easy! Very thankful that when I was in the San Francisco area visiting The Museum of Ice Cream I ran across The Graduate hotel chain. My little pup Aurora was able to stay for FREE and they brought us bowls, a blanket, and a Graduate themed Bark Box for Aurora to enjoy. She felt right at home.
Not only did this hotel offer a fantastic stay for my furry little friend but I enjoyed the stay as well.
Upon entering the hotel, you walk into a historic building with decor to die for! It’s a combination of stepping into a really old university with some modern twists. Their whole reception area was lined with magazines upon magazines (Old National Geographics) and they even had a picture of Marshawn Lynch on the wall as you walked in (Running back for the Oakland Raiders and formerly the Seattle Seahawks. Also a former player on Berkeley’s football team.). The common room had decor to die for, all the details were well thought through and greatly appreciated! And around check in time they even had a little wine and cheese happy hour available for the guests free of charge. They definitely know the way into this girl’s heart.
Downstairs they have a restaurant called Henry’s. When I was there it was under construction. BUT their menu looks fantastic, so when I come back I’ll definitely be grabbing a bite to eat here.
Now for the rooms, SOO CUTE!! They had wood floors with the same feel as their common room/reception area. Some of the details in the room that I loved…the modern rotary phone and a movie poster from the classic film “The Graduate”. The little details make the biggest difference.
Now lets talk about LOCATION, LOCATION. This hotel was in the perfect area to walk around to all the trendy things Cal Berkeley has to offer, not to mention it was right by campus. So if you’re planning a college campus tour or visiting someone who goes to the school it’s the perfect place to stay (they even have current student, alumnae, and parent discounts). Even if you aren’t doing anything Berkeley related it’s just a great place to stay. The area offers a lot of trendy stores and food that are catered to a younger crowd because it is so close to a college campus, in my opinion it’s perfect for millennial’s such as myself because it offers a more laid back vibe (at an affordable price point) then being in the heart of San Fran but also had easy access to the Bart so you can make your way to the city at any time.
Next time you’re in the San Fran area, please consider staying at this fabulous hotel (and check out the other cities they're in as well), especially if you have a furry friend you want to bring along. You definitely won’t regret it!
Pictures Below: First four photos are my own, the last six come from the @graduateberkeley instagram page
When I found out there was going to be a Mermaid Museum in Los Angeles, I couldn't have been more excited!!
There's just something about these mystical creatures that's just absolutely amazing. I initially fell in love with Disney's The Little Mermaid version. Ariel was GREAT and who didn't want to be "Apart of Her World?".
But as I grew older there was something amazing about the OTHER Mermaid Tales.
Mermaid's Were My Spirit Animal, I mean come on they're...
1. Mysteriously Beautiful and Can Sing
2. Powerful and Fast
3. They Don't let Everyone in on Their Secrets
4. They Have a Don't Mess With Me Attitude
Those are #goals, who doesn't want to be all of those things?! LOL.
Needless to say I'm very excited about Freeform's Newest show addition called Siren. These are definitely not your Disney Mermaids AND I'm okay with that, it's fun to tell a different story every now and then.
Here's what you should know about these mystical creatures called Sirens (All info found on Fandom).
"The main difference between mermaids and Sirens is that the latter are predators and killers. Seducing men with their voices and bodies. Mermaids may not necessarily kill men, like Sirens do."
And one of my favorite abilities of Siren's is their song.
"Sirens are able to emit a captivating singing voice that lures anyone who hears it. Sirens usually sing their Siren songs to seduce and kill men."
Now do you understand why I'm so captivated? I mean that's the ultimate super power.
Now back to the museum, they did a great job showing us the city of Bristol Cove "The Mermaid Capitol of the World" in their entrance and then it opened up into a room that had different instagram worthy photo ops. One of my favorite parts of the room that was hard to capture on film was their Siren they had swimming in a tank for all to see. They even broke down the Siren's Anatomy and Abilities that I'll include in the pics below.
Overall this Mermaid Museum did a great job drawing in a new mermaid crowd and introducing us to a Siren's World. My hope is that they make this an actual museum and go even more into the history of mermaids and Siren's. That would be incredibly fun!
Until then, I'm definitely tuning in to watch Siren on Freeform this Thursday, March 29th.
Don't forget to check out all the fun pics and comment below if you'll be watching too!
Saved Road Trips for last, because I’m about to leave for one myself AND I’m super excited!What I realized when planning is that there is soo much that goes into a road trip and I decided to share some of what I learned with you!
Have you road tripped?? Want to add anything to the list?? Feel free to comment below.. Xoxo, @kellithinks
Still trying to figure out if you should travel solo or not? Read my 5 reasons below, maybe it’ll help you figure it out!
We’re just one little piece of the puzzle in this great big world and it’s so nice to go out and be able to experience everything this world has to offer. Traveling solo isn’t for everyone, but I do encourage everyone to do it at least once in their life, you won’t regret it.
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