Tag Archives: Holiday Wishlist

Enjoying the atmosphere of the Willard InterContinental


Account executive Megan is wishing for a trip to the decadent Willard InterContinental In Washington DC. What better place to relax with a good drink?

One of the best (and historic) locations in all of Washington D.C. is the Willard InterContinental. They decorate their lobby with a gorgeous tree and some of the most beautiful decorations I’ve ever seen. Every year they have “Holiday Lobbying” where local vocal ensembles come from the surrounding areas and sing Christmas tunes in the lobby. I’d love to just relax in the lobby, listen to the singing and sip on a Hot Toddy from the Round Robin Bar. Sounds delicious!



Holiday Wishlist Donation


In the spirit of the Holiday season, we decided to end our Wishlist with a donation. For every Retweet this  twitter post gets between now and midnight on Christmas day we’re donating $1 to Clean The World .

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A Blueprint for a Romantic Evening in San Francisco


Graphic Designer Allie is hoping for a romantic getaway in San Francisco with today’s Wishlist item!

Dear Santa,

This Christmas I would LOVE a trip to San Francisco with my boyfriend, Andy! This year on my holiday Wishlist is an urban getaway retreat at Hotel Vitale. This luxury hotel has a perfect location. It’s in walking distance to numerous shops and attractions including Ferry Building Marketplace and also minutes away from Andy’s brother at the University of San Francisco.

Indulging in a glass of wine on the roof-top, overlooking breathtaking waterfront views, relaxing with a couples massage at Spa Vitale and finishing with Italian cuisine at Americano Restaurant would complete a magical evening together!



What’s better than a perfect Christmas dinner?


Megan, account executive and part-time television chef extraordinaire, is hoping for ham this holiday season!

Sounds weird that I’m wishing for a ham, but it’s what goes along with the ham.

For Thanksgiving, we combined multiple families for the holiday to avoid going from house to house all day and it was perfect. I’d love to be able to do the same for Christmas Eve, which is quite possibly my favorite day of the year. I love spending time with my mom and cooking with her; we usually drink wine and spend all day preparing whatever dishes we make.

One of the best hams around is the Sparkle boneless ham (Okay, I may be a little biased), but we use it for sandwiches, breakfast and anything else I can think of. Maybe I’ll even make one on Great Groceries.


Yoga at the Mandarin Oriental New York


Account Executive Katie wants to take her yoga practice to the big Apple!

I have been taking amazing yoga classes at Studio Oxygen  in Canfield to relax and ward off the inevitable extra pounds that come with the holiday season. As much as I love the classes and atmosphere at Studio Oxygen, at the top of my holiday wish list would be to take my yoga stretches to NYC.

My wish list item would be a Thai Yoga Massage at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental New York followed by a glass of wine in Asiate overlooking Central Park. I’m pretty certain my sisters and mom would enjoy the same. Mid-winter trip?


Faena Buenos Aires Anniversary Trip


Company owner, Mark McConnell, is wishing for an anniversary celebration in Buenos Aires!

I’d like to visit Faena Buenos Aires and indulge in all it offers—arts center, restaurants & bars, spa, technology, a vital new community—with Susan, my wife of 34 years as we celebrate our 35th anniversary this Christmas. As my wife and I enter a new year of marriage, and McConnell Marketing hopes to enter a new relationship with Faena Miami, it’s vital that I experience the brand and ALL it has to offer first hand (only makes sense, right?).


The Moment Hotel and Guitar Row


Our Head of Social Marketing, Steve, wants a bird’s eye view of Hollywood.

I’ve never been to California but I’ve wanted to see Los Angeles for a long time! My holiday wish list item would be to take in the sites and sounds of Hollywood from Moment Hotel’s luxurious yet laid back roof deck.

The Moment is a boutique hotel located right on the sunset strip, so it looks like a perfect base-camp to explore the city from. Being an avid guitar player, I’d definitely have to take a stroll down Guitar Row and check out some of the great guitar shops as well as the famous Rock Walk.