BFF Bridesmaid Prize SECRET #2

Ok…. giving away the next secret…

BFF Bridesmaid will be giving away a completely unique prize package:

A SURF DIVA Bachelorette Party!!

Why go to the club? The HOT guys are in the water!

Enjoy a day of surf with your best girlfriends.

Prize includes:

Surfboard/soft board use
Wetsuit or Rashguard use
Lecture on beach
Surfing “pop up” demonstration on beach
Surfing skills instruction in water
Surf Diva Diploma

and

Exclusive Party Favors

Courtesy of our friends Coco and Izzy at Surf Diva in La Jolla, CA.

Come to booth #107 at the Bridal Bazaar next Sunday 1/29/12 to spin our prize wheel.

YOU COULD BE THE LUCKY WINNER!!

BFF Bridesmaid at the Bridal Bazaar 1/29/12

BFF Bridesmaid is so excited to be showcasing our booth at the Bridal Bazaar

San Diego Convention Center Sunday, Jan. 29th from 10 am- 4pm!

Check out our booth (BOOTH # 107) next to

Crunchtime Popcorn and Ice-Cream (offering great samples of ice cream and gourmet popcorn) and Friar’s Tuxedos.

As a resource center for bridesmaids and Maids of Honor, we are so honored to be partnered with the most amazing vendors who host our most creative packages.

I’m happy to report that we’ve gathered some amazing prizes from our preferred vendors to give away at the Bridal Bazaar. I’ll release one secret per day about our prizes starting right now.

Grand Prize # 1
A FREE Bridal Shower (or bachelorette party) TEA PARTY for 8 people at

Frosted Robin Cupcakes in beautiful Seaport Village.

 

FREE Tea party includes a private in the tea shop, beautifully decorated table setting for eight, delicious teas, cupcakes, fun accessories like fans, feather boas and tea party hats to wear during the event.

Come to our booth #107 and Spin the big wheel of Prizes for your chance to win!

Discount coupons for the Bridal Bazaar available at bridalbazaar.com

Best little Known places and faces in San Diego: Crunchtime Popcorn and Homemade Ice Cream Review

Ice cream has been ruined for me forever.

I love ice cream. It’s my one weakness, the weakness that even the best intentioned New Year’s diet resolution cannot touch.

Before stepping foot into the doors of San Diego’s Crunchtime Popcorn and Homemade Ice Cream, I could eat ANY type of ice cream:¬† Ben and Jerry’s, Dreyers, Baskin Robbins, even a Klondike bar would do.

But after having Crunchtime’s homemade Caramel Ice-Cream mixed Cold Stone style with freshly baked brownies and cookie dough rolled just that morning, no other ice cream will now do!

As soon as the spoon hit my tongue, the caramel flavor transported me back to my childhood standing at the grocery store candy section, which back then was a row of see-through plastic bins filled with Brach’s candy.

My favorite was the square caramels and the taste of that ice cream was exactly that heavenly flavor. I remember the crinkle of the empty cellophane bag as I greedily scooped in caramel candy and yellow candy wrapped in orange plastic.That was childhood heaven and that’s where that first bite led me to.

This kind of nostalgic feeling is exactly what the owner, Kim, is trying to accomplish. Head of this literal, mom & pop store, she works alongside her husband, the creative chef who comes up with all of the gourmet popcorn flavors including caramel bliss, white chocolate and cheddar cheese sensation. Even their son works the family business.

And as soon as you walk in the store and have a conversation with them, you’ll feel like part of the family too. They are the most genuinely kind and friendly people you’ll ever meet. I found out randomly that they were the first Americans to befriend one of the lonely international students I know who had just arrived in San Diego and didn’t have any friends yet. That student still remembers them years later.

When I shared with Kim the nostalgia that overwhelmed me and complimented her on such a delicious dessert, she smiled and said that she wanted her customers to feel like they are back in Grandma’s kitchen with the warmth and love that came with it. From the fresh-baked cookies to the thick squares of handmade fudge brownies, I think she’s succeeded.

She prides herself on the freshest, natural ingredients. They use only local dairies, incorporate real lemons for their sorbets and use real yogurt in their frozen yogurt. Her strawberry ice cream really tastes like strawberries because they use only fresh fruits. Her chocolate is imported from Switzerland. They hand-make their waffle cones from scratch. They get their corn for their gourmet popcorn straight from Iowa and air pop them using no oil.

I expected her to charge an arm and a leg for all of the extra work and for the superior  quality of the ingredients she uses but it was the cherry on top of the ice-cream to see the affordability of everything she serves.

The biggest secret I have to share is that they do catering! Kim mentioned the amazing catering service they offer where they bring several flavors of their delectable homemade ice cream, cold stone slab (like an iced table) and all their yummy toppings to your party, corporate event and even your wedding. They do Cold Stone type mixing that is the best thing you’ll ever taste. I had the Caramel with fudge brownie AND cookie dough in one of their white chocolate waffle cones with sprinkles. They mix it all up in front of you and it’s heavenly from start to finish.

I asked her the price of her catering, expecting it to be very expensive, but it’s a real steal starting out at just $5/person!! Their individual gourmet popcorn bags are another affordable deal that she says works great as party favors in lieu of boring old candy or mints at any party.

They are located on the west end of Petco Park, K St. across from the Marriott Hotel downtown. The actual store is nothing too fancy, just small, intimate and extremely cozy. But you aren’t there for the decor, you’re there to ruin ice cream forever for yourself like it did for me. Because once you’ve tasted what ice cream is really supposed to taste like- there’s no going back!

You can sample their delicious treats at the San Diego Bridal Bazaar on Jan. 29th. BFFbridesmaid is lucky enough to be in the booth next door to them. Booth #107. Come say hi and try some tasty treats next door…

http://www.crunchtimepopcorn.com

611 K. St.