#SprintConnects With Latina Bloggers on a Wine Retreat

#sprintconnects latina bloggers wine retreat los olivosLast weekend LBC and Sprint hosted an intimate all-day event with Los Angeles area Latina bloggers with the only motive of connecting and spending an amazing day of bonding over new experiences. The 15 invited bloggers all got the chance to meet the Director of Hispanic Marketing for Sprint and have real life conversations during the two hour drive to and from Los Angeles to the quaint town of Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley of California, famous for being the location where the movie "Sideways" was shot.

Our first stop was the Fess Parker Winery where we got a tour of the grounds and a private wine tasting in their Wine Club Lounge. We all got a kick out of learning the winery was owned by the same man Disney made famous as Davy Crockett in two movies in the 1950´s. We also bonded over Viogniers, Syrahs, and some of the best wines the area has to offer.

The wine tasting was followed by a very special picnic lunch catered by Latina food bloggers extraordinaire--Nicole Presley of PresleysPantry.com and Ericka Sánchez of NibblesandFeasts.com. The bagged lunch included these choco-mint Christmas cookies and these peanut butter and jam cookies. Yes. It was a feast of great food, wine and amazing friends.

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Then we got back in the limo to head out to Saarlos and Sons, the most unpretentious wine tasting room you´ll find in the area. I mean, who else can dare to pair up wine with cupcakes?!

We had the cool back room all to ourselves, where we delighted on cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes, rocking music, divine wine and funny stories from Keith, one of the Sons.

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After some free time exploring the town of Los Olivos on our own, we drove back to Los Angeles and relished in the memories and bonds formed on a beautiful California day while playing some games the fabulous Monique Frausto of ClickLatina.com had put together for us to get a chance to win some Boost Mobile phones and Sprint gift cards.

One interesting note to observe is that the only ones in the group who were able to stay connected the whole time, without the need for Wifi, were those with a Sprint phone. Kid you not.

For more beautiful pictures, taken by Rachel Matos of TheArtMuse.net, head on over to our Facebook page.

The tweets on the #SprintConnects hashtag also speak for themselves.

And a big heartfelt ¡Gracias! to Sprint for such an amazing gift and for truly getting the meaning of Connection.

Twitter Party: Tech to Connect

Balancing our personal lives with work is always a challenge. We want to be there for our families and friends while keeping up with the dynamics of a fast paced world around us. Whether it be school, work, or the demands of running a home, the days of the daily planner are gone. We need the convenience of that shopping list, a phone number, a birthday reminder, a great place to eat nearby, the ease of sharing a special moment with loved ones and the ability to reschedule that business meeting all at our finger tips.

How do you stay connected? Is there an app you use that makes life easier? Do you love to use social media to share information or a fun picture? If you love your gadgets as much as we do, then let's connect!

Join Sprint and Latina Bloggers Connect for a twitter party and tell us how you use technology to connect!

  • Theme: Tech to Connect
  • When: Wednesday, October 26
  • Time: 9pm-10pm EST/6-7pm PST
  • Where: On Twitter with the Hashtag #SprintConnects. You can also use this customized TweetGrid (or TweetChat, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, etc) to follow all the action from the 5 co-hosts at once.
  •  Prizes: Three (3) winners. First prize: One Motorola Photon S 4G. Second/Third prize: $50 Paypal payments.

To be eligible to win, you must join the party and participate during the hour with an original tweet (RT´s not eligible) using the #sprintconnects hashtag and answer the Giveaway questions correctly.

A random winner will be chosen among those who answered correctly. Open only to residents of the United States. Void where prohibited.

To RSVP, please use Facebook or Twtvite.