On Sundays we Brunch!

One of my favorite things about living in Salt Lake City is all the restaurant options. You should all know by now how much of a Foodie I am (working on getting my YELP account to Elite status). FOOD = LIFE. It’s funny because I keep thinking I have eaten at most restaurants here in Salt Lake City, but then Daniel keeps introducing me to the best hidden gems in town!

20170716_120646Last Sunday we were invited to attend a “Gospel Brunch with a whole lot of SOUL” at the Gateway Mall. After exchanging emails as well as finding out more about the event from their marketing manager we were in!

“There is great food supplied by Cubby’s, Bloody Marys made with Titos Vodka, coffee from 3 Cups as well as amazing live music by the Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir.”

We both went in not knowing what to expect. Since there was food involved, and live music, what more could we ask for?

When we first walked in we could tell right away how well organized this event was! The outdoor set up had this “intimate acoustic concert” feel. While the inside (where the food was) had this 5 star restaurant feel to it.

There were a lot of different choices for the food and we couldn’t just pick one! I mean, just look at all the pictures below… We were full by the time we left the event!

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Our spread varied from fresh fruit, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, coffee, and tea.

Mimosas + Delicious Crepes = YUMM!

Live music was provided by Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir, a group of 40 singers that will bring you to your feet – clapping, swaying and stomping to the “joyful sound.”

We aren’t really Church going folks, as we do our own spiritual thing, but man oh man… That was awesome! I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear as the beautiful music hit our soul!

Brunch with the love of my life… Delicious Food & great Music! What more could this girl ask for?

We Loved when they sang Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror:

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and then make a change)

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Unfortunately this was the last brunch of the season! I sure hope that they bring it back next year! Another awesome thing that happened was running into my friend from High School. She and her husband were part of the choir. So fun!

After we enjoyed ourselves. We headed over to the theater at the Gateway and watched the new Spider-man movie. (Must watch BTW)

The Gateway was looking awesome! We couldn’t help but notice the improvements that have been made. I sure hope that they bring back the mall I used to know. There is so much potential here. I miss visiting it. Unfortunately there aren’t as many options as there used to be back in the day… Here is hoping that The Gateway continues to grow once again!

Disclosure: Nina Talks has received tickets for this awesome event. All opinions are my own. I 100% recommend you to attend one of these events! 

 

Harry Potter 5K Muggles battle Cancer with Dragons!

Today I’m Calling all Harry Potter Lovers!!! If you live in Utah there is such a fun even coming your way. Daniel and I wouldn’t miss this magical event so we will see you there! 

The event is at the Riverwoods on July 29 from 6:00-10:30PM.

The event is open to all and the 5k is $25. The 5k will start at 6:30.

There will be booths with games, face-painting, wand-making, s’mores, magical creatures, Horcrux Hunt, Costume contest, Quidditch ring toss, and a silent auction.

Mountain America Credit Union will be there with their “money machine” and Get Away Today will be there with their Sorting Hat.

There will be a magic show at 7:00PM. The silent auction will end at 8:00PM and the movie will start shortly thereafter (as soon as it’s dark).

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To register for the 5K go here:  http://www.active.com/provo-ut/running/distance-running-races/harry-potter-5k-muggles-battle-cancer-with-dragons-2017?int= 

What are you waiting for? Let all have an epic time in the best Harry Potter Way!

PS: We are totally dressing up!

See you there my lovely Muggles 😉

xoxo,

Nina

Disclosure: Nina Talks has received goods in exchange for this post. All opinions and LOVE for Harry Potter are her own. 

ABC – Affiliate Blogger Conference

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Editors Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Nina Talks has also won a free ticket to the ABC conference. 

Have you been a blogger for a while, but still struggle with affiliate marketing? Or are you a brand new blogger looking to dive right in? That’s exactly where I’ve been! Although I have blogged for almost 10 years, this current blog “Nina Talks” is a re-brand from my previous blogs. In a way I’m starting over just like some of you. I’ve been reading a lot on affiliate Marketing lately.  Even though I work with Amazon.com for affiliate marketing. There is so many other programs out there that I’m excited to dive right in and learn about!

I was so excited to find out that I was a winner of the ABC scholarship!! I can’t wait to go to this conference and learn as much as I can and put it to work right away. I know that some of you bloggers my struggle with affiliate marketing too. And GUESS WHAT?? You can enter for a scholarship too! www.affiliatebloggerconference.com

Here are a couple of testimonies from the previous years:

Using the tips and tricks that learned at the conference, I immediately saw a 50% increase in my affiliate income.
-Camille, Six Sisters’ Stuff

“Thanks for introducing me to affiliates. I just got my first check for it. And it was for $500. Not kidding.”
– Aimee Cutler
I have been doing my blog for a few years now but have felt very discouraged with all the work I have done with no rewards. I have been to Affiliate Summit and felt that your conference gave me so much more than I learned there.
– LaRae, Get in and Go

ABC is Saturday, May 13, 2017 at The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah.

ABC or the Affiliate Blogger Conference is a 1-day conference for bloggers and other influencers to learn how to use affiliate marketing to grow their business. Learn the ins and outs of affiliate linking, working with affiliate managers, and affiliate programs at ABC! All our sponsors have affiliate programs you can join!

The line up for the speakers looks awesome! Plus, it is happening at The Leonardo which is my favorite place in town. What are you waiting for? Come hangout with me! I would love to meet you and learn with you! Go register at : www.affiliatebloggerconference.com

Previous year attendees:

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xo,

Nina

 

Nina Talks Podcast # 2 – Hello Whimzy

Have you ever had a conversation with someone for the first time, but it just felt like you’ve known this person your whole life? Well, I recently experienced this with Lauren from Hello Whimzy. As you listen to this podcast, you will see exactly what I mean… I don’t want to give too much away because I want you to listen to all the awesomeness that it was! Lauren is a stay at home mermaid & our conversation was truly magical!

Hello Whimzy is a lifestyle blog that encourages readers to find happiness and joy for their families and for themselves by indulging in their own whimzical side, no matter how silly it may seem. Whether its performing as a professional mermaid, (seriously!) planning parties, crafting, beauty and fashion or finding activities for the little ones, it is my hope you will find things here that makes your heart fly because… What is life without a SPLASH of Whimzy?

Listen to the podcast below and make sure to follow Lauren on Instagram , Facebook & Blog!

Cirque Du Soleil OVO Comes to Utah! Discount & Giveaway!

This post may contain affiliate links.

You guys, I can’t believe that I finally get to cross this off my bucket list: Watch a Cirque Du Soleil Show” 

I have been wanting to go to a show for as long as I can remember. Somehow something always comes or it doesn’t work out when I’m down in Las Vegas. Well the wait is finally over! I am ecstatic to  find out that they are doing a traveling show and will be coming to Utah! Not only that, but this specific performance has even more meaning to me because the show is Written and directed by Deborah Colker, who is Brazilian like me. The name OVO means “egg” in Portuguese. (My native Language) This timeless symbol of the life cycle and birth of numerous insects represents the underlying thread of the show. Graphically, OVO hides an insect in its name: The two “Os” represent the eyes while the letter “V” forms the nose.

“OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye—and the feeling is mutual. OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.”

Cirque du Soleil – OVO – Family Four Pack Offer

Choose your performance from the list below:

Wednesday, February 22nd – 7:30pm – BUY NOW!
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Guess what? one of Nina Talks readers gets to win a Four-pack of tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show of OVO at Maverik Center on Thursday, February 23. All you have to do is follow me on Instagram @ninaotalks  and tag one of your friends on this picture so that they have a chance to win too: