Jordan Overman with Override Films puts together a lot of our custom videos for our luxury listings. His work is second to none and we're not the only ones who think so. Check out his website or follow his facebook page. Jordan was excited when he heard about our North Pole Express event and he volunteered to put together this killer video of the experience. Check it out.
Heidi and I stayed a night in Salt Lake last week for one last getaway before the baby arrives. It was just the two of us and it was terribly refreshing. We basically ate, did some Christmas shopping, slept, slept, and ate some more.
The first stop was Taqueria 27 at 1615 s. Foothill drive. We're both street taco fans and we love Tacos 180 and Masa in Utah County so we were excited to try this place. We ordered 2 steak, 2 mushroom, and 2 pork tacos with a side of delicious mango guacamole. Very very good. High quality ingredients, fun atmosphere, and delicious food. If you're in the mood for fancy tacos and you're by the University of Utah then give this place a try. Maybe not the best place if you're looking for a gut Bomb. They're about $3 per taco, think quality over quantity.
We stayed at the Sheraton with our Starwood points. Online they advertised as newly renovated with fancy beds. Maybe their website hasn't been updated for a while since neither description seemed to describe our room. Here's a tip, DO NOT let them put you by the ice dispenser! And if you're hoping to rent a movie through the hotel's movie service, forget it. They don't have one. To keep things positive, their black out curtains worked like a charm. We didn't wake up until 11 am. That's right 11! I haven't slept in that long since high school. Sometimes you just don't realize how tired you really are. The ice machine woke me up...again, which was the only reason we even woke up at that time.
Other highlights included eating at Our favorite indian restaurant, Bombay House, a night cap at Farr's frozen custard which was mediocre, maybe we didn't order the right flavors. Shopping at Trolley Square which is making a solid comeback, church on temple square, and then breakfast at The Original Pancake House. We love that place. We went at 2pm and it was packed. We waited 10 minutes to be seated. The greeter told us they were opening up another location in Sandy and seriously considering Lehi as well which would be rather exciting.
Time flew by but it was so much fun. Be sure to take some time out of your busy schedules and enjoy Salt Lake every now an then. There's lots to do and enjoy and eat! Be sure to share your favorite places and events in Salt Lake with us.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas. It was a wonderful day full of family, food, gifts, love, games, sugar, snow, and memories.
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Two years ago Influence had their Christmas party at a swanky bowling alley. Last year we all enjoyed A Christmas Carol at the Hale Center Theater. Both events were really fun and lavish. This year we met at Washington Elementary school's cafeteria. Sounds lame, right? Yet it was the most fun of all.
Next week Influence Real Estate will be taking one of the most under privileged schools in the state and providing each kid with what we hope will be the time of their lives. We're calling it the North Pole Expess. Many of these kids are in the Road Home program, several are essentially homeless, and for many, Christmas will be just another day with no feast, no gifts, and no festivities because they lack the resources.
As a brokerage we wanted to make a difference. So we spent the past six months, planning, coordinating, fund raising, and essentially trying to bring people together to provide an awesome Christmas surprise for these 400 kids at Washington Elementary School. Next Wednesday (Dec 17th) we will be taking the entire school on chartered buses to Heber Utah to enjoy a ride on the North Pole Express. Not only do the kids get to enjoy a train ride, a chance to meet Santa, and hot chocolate, but thanks to several incredibly generous local donors we are also providing each kid with a killer lunch, a scarf, gloves, a hat, and chocolate caramel apples from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
So what does any of this have to do with our brokerage Christmas party? Last Wednesday late at night in the school's cafeteria we got together and wrapped 400 hand picked gifts for each kid in the school. These weren't just any gifts, these were dream gifts that each kid had told their teacher that they secretly wished for for Christmas. 400 hand picked, hand wrapped, and personalized for each individual at the school. The kids have no idea they'll be receiving a gift which makes it that much more exciting.
Needless to say we are over the top excited for next Wednesday and the entire experience has helped us all enjoy the Christmas spirit.
We just wanted to send a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our friend and mentor Steve Black for earning his black belt in jiu jitsu. He's already a black belt in taekwondo and now after years of training he's earned his blackbelt in jiu jitsu under the prestigious Pedro Saur Gracie system . It was an inspiring process to watch over the years and reading the the article below makes me want to get back on the mats and roll with him again.
Fight the good fight: Mormon bishop doubles as martial artist-
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