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Jewel Does Pixar

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Finally, I’m ready to tell you about my trip to San Francisco!  A few weeks ago, I joined a group of bloggers on a junket that included visiting Pixar Animation Studios and The Walt Disney Family Museum.  It was amazing!  I also got to see a special screening of Chimpanzee, the DisneyNature documentary that starts today.  The highlight of the trip?  Hands down–seeing a bit of the new Pixar film, Brave.

One of the best things about the trip was that I got to travel with my bestie, Zippy of Champagne Living.  It’s becoming quite routine for her and I to meet at an airport for some crazy adventure.  This one was no different.  We stayed at the Hotel Palomar, a boutique hotel in the downtown area.  It’s a Kimpton property (Miami folks:  The Epic is also a Kimpton).

Pixar was quite awesome.  There was much that we couldn’t see (for security reasons) and much that we could see but couldn’t take pictures of.  It is quite a campus, with each building named for a New York neighborhood.  It’s also full of cool memorabilia from their films.

In honor of Brave, we spent a morning doing a blogger version of the Highland Games, including archery, bagpipe, and kilt lessons.  I discovered that I’m quite good at archery.  WHO KNEW?  The afternoon was spent with various members of the Brave crew, including the Producer and Director.  I’ll have those indepth interviews over the next few weeks.

We also spent a morning on the grounds of The Presidio, where we  had a guided tour of The Walt Disney Family Museum.  It was quite interesting!

On a Disney trip, there’s always that “awwwww” moment.  For me, it was seeing the Pixar Short that precedes Brave.  It’s called La Luna and won the Oscar this year for Best Short Film.  It’s darling.  I was completely in love with it before we even met the Director.  Here’s a bit of it…

Wait!  Did I mention dinner at Burger Bar?  It’s a cool burger joint located inside a Macy’s store.

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Disclosure:  I was invited to San Francisco by Walt Disney Film Studios.  They covered my travel, accomodations, meals and activities.  All opinions are my own.

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One Response to “Jewel Does Pixar”

  1. Adriene says:

    Didw I mention I love your life?

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