In this episode: San Diego Film Festival, cruises along the bay & interview with singer/songwriter Mizz Mandy

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September in San Diego was one for the record books, especially when you consider our very own Film Festival and the record-breaking heat wave that still seems to be going strong. Despite the high temperature, people showed in droves to check out the San Diego Film Festival, attracting many high-profile names, even iconic filmmaker Gus Van Sant showed for a special tribute. October has a lot of competition but we have a feeling it’s going to be memorable no matter what happens and we’ll be here to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

The Gaslamp Quarter was a writhing mass of bodies during one of San Diego’s most important events, the Film Festival. Internationally recognized, the festival brought breakthrough films and their innovative creators to the people that matter the most, the fans. With a new board, the festival is gearing up to become San Diego’s very own Sundance and was expanded for the first time to include locations in La Jolla. Considering they snatched Gus Van Sant to appear at a tribute in his honor, the board seems to be doing a good job getting San Diego recognized as important and integral. Who knows? In a few years our city could become one of the most important places for independent film.  If you missed out on the festival, check out sdfilmfest.com for some of the highlights, and make sure to get your pass for next year so you don’t have to hear about it from someone else.

In our E&L TV episodes we love to get out and about in San Diego to bring you some of the city’s best offerings. Flagship Cruises and Events are certainly one of our favorites and we couldn’t be happier to tell you more about them. You may have noticed some of their fleet drifting along the bay, but have you ever actually been aboard one of their luxurious yachts? If not, you really should use October as a time them check it out, especially considering that the holiday season is rapidly approaching and you could always use more Christmas gift ideas…

As a Holiday Party location, Flagship really knows how to celebrate an occasion. Decorated from top to bottom, the yachts are filled with holiday spirit and fun. Themed menus combined with the views of the Hotel Coronado holiday lights to make the perfect evening with loved ones.

Aside from being a great place to spend a holiday, Flagship has been proving themselves to be a tremendous help to companies, helping them to excel in their corporate meetings and events for years now. The yachts are fully-equipped with state-of-the-art media capabilities, able to handle any size party and guarantees success in your company function. Meetings in a regular office can be stale and lackluster, but having a meeting while enjoying 360 degree views of the city while the breeze is blowing is the best alternative. With the calm and soothing sea underfoot, gourmet cuisines, a full-service bar, and a professional and friendly staff, Flagship Cruises and Events are perfect for your next corporate meeting. To book your next corporate meeting or to check out a Holiday cruise, visit flagshipsd.com.

In the most recent episode of E&L TV we also sat down with Mizz Mandy, a singer, songwriter, and executive producer who lives in Southern California and who has performed in over 18 different countries. With many singles, dance remix packs, and three pop albums, Mandy is now starting a new sound that combines modernized retro with an orchestral feel, calling it “Cinematic Pop/Rock.” We talked about her music, when her new singles will drop, and how her music is meant to get your body dancing. Make sure to check out the episode to find out more about this unique singer.

Speaking of getting your body moving, Kris Machain has been making us burn calories for months now through his challenging exercise routines. If you want to snap yourself back into health, or just maintain your current status, check out The Sporting Club, which has everything health and fitness that you could want. From sports to group classes and solo routines, the Club supplies you with whatever you need to meet your goal. As personal trainer and manager, Machain will motivate you to get up off that couch and test out his tabada exercise.

After sweating all the toxins out, you may want to pamper yourself with a nice massage or facial. If that’s the case, visit Jennifer Ann Spa and Wellness Center in Mire Mesa. A full-service business, the spa features organic products and customized treatments for health and beauty, not only concentrating on the body but on the mind as well. At the spa you can learn all about how to recognize stress symptoms and how to handle and treat it yourself, which is great for the upcoming New Year.

Sometimes, you the viewers, have such a positive response to a topic that we have to listen. So, back by popular demand is Pat and Wayne Dunlap. Recently the couple told us all about how you can plan your vacation for very little cost, allowing anyone to go to that country they’ve always wanted. The Dunlap’s are now members of the exclusive Travelers’ Century Club because they have visited 100 countries and island groups in their lifetime. They’ve travelled by bus, car, plane, train, organized tours, and 28 cruises on 13 different cruiselines, proving that they certainly know a thing or two about travelling. Wanting to share their methods with all, they wrote “Plan Your Escape, Secrets of Traveling the World for Less Than the Cost of Living at Home.” The inspirational book shows you how you can go wherever you want without breaking the bank, giving practical advice that cover a very wide range of topics and concerns.

The Dunlap’s are one of the many examples of how much we value our readers and viewers. If there’s ever anything that you want to see covered, let us know and we would love to investigate for you! If you missed this month’s episode, make sure to check it out and who knows, you may see your suggestion in next month’s episode!


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