Vinh, Jeremy S (CEO of Yelp) & myself :D
We had to wait outside the beautiful PAC building, then ushered in groups of 8-10 into the lobby where we awaited programmed elevators to take us to the 8th floor. Our group was mostly quiet on the way up to the 8th floor, most likely because we were all geeking out on the inside, haha! Once the doors opened, a Yelp staff welcomed us & we all joined the festivities!
Vinh, myself, Aileen B & Linda W outside 140 New Montgomery
Gorgeous PAC building
The details *faints*
Elevator goes up!
I headed to the right towards the hair & makeup department since I did not of it myself. Vinh was so patient while I got made up, haha. Then we headed to the Snap Yourself photobooth to snap away our cheesy smiles.
There was an abundance of food & drinks to partake in that I couldn't finish in the 3 hours given. Some that stood out to me included: the friend chicken from Old Skool Cafe; butter, sugar & lemon crepes from Brittany Crepes & Galletes; Stella Rosa's two wonderful wines; samosas from Indian Bento; and crispy ahi tuna tacos from Fog Harbor Fish House. My favorite item had to be the Irish car bomb boba sundae from Frozen Kuhsterd! Who wouldn't love custard with Jameson laced boba *drool*
Delish chocolates galore!
Fried chicken & mac&cheese from Old Skool Cafe
Chicken curry with rice
Crepe master making a butter, sugar & lemon crepe *drool*
Look at all the bustle & LCD screens
Signature drinks for the party: Martinez, Laughing Buddha & Pisco Punch
Signature drinks menu
Guess who else was at the soiree?! JEREMY S, THE CEO OF YELP! He hung out in the photobooth for 30 minutes so we definitely made our way there to meet the man himself. Now I can say I have met THE Jeremy S & got my photo with him: Yelpy check!
Waiting to photobooth with Jeremy S!
Gansta with the Yelp CEO
Dunno who these staffers are, but I love their photos, haha!
Prettiest cake pops ever!
Delish ahi tacos *drool*
Stella Rosa was rockin' the events this weekend!
The PR Yelp staff gave mini HQ tours every 15 minutes or so. They took us up to the 9th floor into the main Yelp lobby with the glorious Yelp sign & swag a'plenty. We were also given a glimpse into the work rooms, which looked like big LAN parties per the hubs. They have a LCD monitor in the lobby where you can choose a location & it'll show reviews being posted in real time. Pretty cool!
Yelp HQ lobby, so comfy
The Yelp sign
Yelp swag a'plenty!
Special edition fanny packs!
Can you spot your CM's mark? :P
Reviews being posted in real time, so cool!
I had to take my photo with the sign!
Yelp work area
Old cash register that was bought when Yelp was first started
Even their wallpaper has their logo on it lol
Yelp in neon lights
Samosas from Indian Bento
Irish car bomb boba sundae from Frozen Kuhsterd
VITA water that's BPA free
Madria sangria's moscato was yum!
Overall, I think this will probably be THE most memorable Yelp event ever. I mean, it's at Yelp HQ on it's 10th anniversary & we got to party with the CEO! Check here for other reviews & photos from the soiree. Check here for photos from the paparazzi! Happy 10th burst-day Yelp & to many more!
Here are the rest of the photobooth photos. Enjoy :P
Vinh's driving this boat
LOL Vinh let the wheel go!
We'll sail through this life together!
Us with the Phoenix elites & Jeremy S!
Thank you to all the Yelp staff & sponsors for making it such an unforgettable evening! :)
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