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The Influencers

The SD Voyager owes a huge debt to the incredible local community of influencers – from fashion bloggers to foodies – who put in countless hours of work uncovering hidden gems throughout Southern California. We’d like to introduce you to some of Southern California’s most gifted tastemakers and influencers below.


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Soaking up these days of instant connection, bond, and moments of sweet, sweet eye contact. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I didn’t have a breastfeeding “plan”; however, I thought we’d do it until about 1 since that’s what society seems to label as “normal”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oliver’s 1st came and it didn’t feel right. I enjoyed the time together, he found comfort, and best of all, he could continue to get all of the goodness, antibodies and lowered risk of health issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m thankful (oh so thankful) my body has continued to produce, so here we are, with O coming up on his 2nd birthday in a couple months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What’s normal to me is feeding my babe, bonding, providing a safe, comfortable environment, keeping him healthy and strong, and raising him to stand for what he believes in even in the face of others saying it’s “not normal”. Cheers to #worldbreastfeedingweek #foundationoflife 💕

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Today is my birthday! It’s also #fridayintroductions & #fridayinspiration so I’ve decided to pack the fun into one post. This has been a year of incredible change, heartache, growth, joy, sorrow, reaching up, new beginnings… I’ve been blessed to be part of an amazing foodie community who seems to have one thing in common at first glance: eating. The truth is, there is so much more behind the food that we post. Every photo is a brief snapshot of people supporting local restaurants, businesses, and each other. I have gathered at tables with foodies, listened to stories, shared my own story… and been part of community that can only happen when we sit at a table and share a meal. Healing takes place. Laughter ensues. Tears sometimes emerge. Growth begins. And the meal is merely the tool that allowed magic. To begin. Around the table. Im a firm believer that we are all more alike than different and when we sit around the table and realize this: Incredible change within our own hearts and the world we influence begins. Foodies have my heart. Community is where growth begins. Stories allow us to be more human. Food is the tool that brings us together 💙 To the restaurants that invite us photo crazed foodies into your heart, passion, business: Thank you for celebrating us and allowing us to celebrate you. Team. 💙 This weekend myself and several of my most favorite foodies will be taking part in a foodie discussion panel at @thevlogsummit @sdconventionctr 💙 Come meet us. Introduce yourself. Ask questions. We’d love to see you there. 💙 @tiffanyalysa @galsthatbrunch @marvelousmuncher @natashasfoodadventures @alexcold619 @kellybone #thisis43 #sdfoodie #sdconventioncenter #sdvlogger #sdblogger

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Ya I don’t really wear anything other than black

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My Mini! 💗💕💗💕

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I’m walking through this week with a lot of mixed emotions. I have experienced some major accomplishments and a few disappointments. It’s difficult not to dwell on missed opportunities and what could have been but I’ve learned a few important lessons: • 1️⃣ Be grateful for the people and things in your life that you do have. 2️⃣ Focus on the present and the future, not the past. 3️⃣ Be positive and try not to focus on the negative. • So despite some of the setbacks, I have been very fortunate to share my parenting expertise and lifestyle tips with all of you for the last 2+ years and sincerely appreciate your love and loyalty! I almost can’t believe I reached my 100k milestone this week! I have worked really hard and have poured my heart and soul into my brand! That is definitely something to celebrate and I can’t wait to share some exciting things I have planned soon!! . . 📸: @chrissywphoto . . #100k

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💚 Terps on Terps 💚 Terpenes are found errrywhere! Plumeria is one of my favorite summer aromas – that soapy, floral scent forever reminds me of Hawaiian getaways. I’m planting some outside the bedrooms of my house to help lull us all to sleep because #terpenes excite in the evening, which is why #cannabis plants are a bit more dank smelling at night, too. • There are several terps found in both the leaves and flowers of plumeria (sound familiar?) and they have an interesting profile that may both help you get to sleep *and * help awaken you. #Linalool is the major constituent found in the leaves and is a known sedative/relaxant – it’s also in #lavender (and was a fave of #Cleopatra, with whom I’m obsessed). The plumeria flower, however, prominently features #Limonene, which is a compound known to energize & awaken. • So, why this night time terp party? Plants respire at night as it does not require light. Plant respiration is the process of releasing energy created from photosynthesis; Respiration is the opposite of photosynthesis. • Someone explained it to me this way: Photosynthesis is the dinner prep, respiration is the eating, burping, & farting that follows. (lol) So, When a plant respires, it releases carbon dioxide, oxygen, heat, and water. This occurs on a cellular level with all living things! Even humans. We just don’t smell as good doing it. 😂 • So, in cannabis evidently, some of that energy produced via #photosynthesis is converted to #trichome production at night, which would make total sense why our gardens get their stank on after dark. Good stuff! • #thecanncierge #cannabiscommunity #weed #terpenoids #cannabinoids #terpsday #terpene #womeninweed #cbd #womenincannabis #cannabiseducator #joints #thc #420 #cannabisconsultant #cannamama #smokejoints #sandiego #sandiegomom #medicalmarijuana

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Is it too early for some self-affirmations? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Much of what we are raised to think as women and as mothers teaches us to question everything. Every day, a new headline happily declares that what you knew to be true has fallen apart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s a consequence of living in the age of the Internet – so much information, it’s pouring out of our ears and falling into confusion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What we don’t receive validation on enough is our INSTINCTS. The insight we were born with and carry, in our brains and our bellies and the soles of our weary feet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trust the voice inside you. She is also weighted down with experience… with the knowledge that got you to where you are today. She is worth a listen, too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . #intuition #motherknowsbest #mommyhood #iamwoman #womanhood #woman #womanstyle #womanempowerment #female #innervoice #innerbeauty #innerstrength #innerwisdom #sandiegomom #sandiegomoms #calimom #calimoms #socalmom #socalmoms #chulavista #sandiego #littleitaly #nolitahall #chulavistamoms #southbaymom #southbaymoms #trustyourself #trustyourheart

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👑SELF LOVE SUNDAY👑 My body created and birthed two humans. She’s got the wear and tear of a body who has seen and done many things, and I love her. • • 💚In order to continue to nurture the nuggets and love them to the best of my ability, sometimes I have to leave them. You can see that Zion doesn’t agree today! As difficult as it is to put down a sad and clingy baby, I know that nourishing my mind, body, and soul allows me to feed their’s. On this Self-Love Sunday, I head to Hapa Yoga where I teach and take several types of classes. They keep me sane and well. • • 💚What are you doing to love on yourself today? ————————— #kween #queen #ykey #yky #selflovesunday #sadbaby #toughmorning #wecandothis #yoga #barre #mommyandmeyoga #boymom @hapayoga @hapayogaeastlake @lululemon @oldnavy

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  1. Jen Bergren

    February 25, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Thank you for including me in this roundup of amazing influencers! #honored

  2. Pamela Razo

    February 28, 2018 at 3:14 am

    This is amazing! Thank you for featuring me!

  3. Kara Reis

    March 25, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring me in this group of wonderful, impactful influencers! So honored to be mentioned ☺️

  4. Lena Yumi

    March 29, 2018 at 3:36 am

    *** Thank you so much for the feature! ***

    I hope I’m able to connect with other like minded influencers to collab with, other small business owners like myself, and more like minded woman who want to change the world together!
    *** If that’s you, let’s collab!***

    Pst. Check out my salon in North County San Diego: @hairitagefamilysalon

    I’m a hairstylist, curl coach, and serve all hair 11 hair types!

  5. Kamelia Britton

    April 12, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Such a great list! Thanks for the feature! 🙂

  6. Meghan Knight

    April 12, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Thank you so much for the feature!! It meant the world!

  7. Jennifer Wright

    April 25, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you so much for including me on this amazing list!

  8. We Are Team Gibson

    April 25, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing our content and including us with all of these other fantastic influencers!

  9. Melissa Fischer

    April 25, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you so much for including me in this list of awesome influencers in the area! Everyone is doing such amazing stuff, I’m so honored to be included 🙂

  10. Camille

    April 25, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Wow! I feel so honored to be included on this great list of strong influencers! Love reading through all of their stories. Thank you so much 🙂

  11. Lucci

    May 10, 2018 at 4:28 am

    @sdvoyager Thank you so much for the feature!!’ I am honored to be included on this amazing list of talented influencers!!!🤩 looking forward to sharing more about StellarInspire 💗

  12. Conni L Jespersen

    May 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you so so much for sharing a bit of Art in the Find with your readers! xx, Conni

  13. Alexis Hill

    May 24, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Thank you so much for the feature! I feel so honored to be included on this incredible list of amazing and hard-working influencers!💗

  14. Jessica Enright

    May 24, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you so much for the love here!

  15. David

    June 7, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Thanks for the shout-out!

  16. Mary Pena

    June 8, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Thank you for the feature!!! love being an influencer on your website!!! keep up the great work!!! 🙂

  17. Blyss Macias

    June 21, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Love this collective of influencers! Thanks for the shout out!!

  18. Kayla

    June 21, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature!

  19. Thuong Tran

    June 21, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I am honored to have been chosen to be featured on your website. I appreciate the love!

  20. Lauren Brown

    June 21, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Thanks so much for the feature!

  21. Renae Aujla

    June 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature!

  22. Cecilia Montano

    July 19, 2018 at 4:25 am

    Thank you so much! I LOVED IT

  23. Claire Marti

    August 2, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Thanks so much for including me! Honored and excited.

  24. Sophia Dee Chic

    August 2, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Thank you for including me!!!!

    Love it 🙂

  25. Paola and Isabel Bravo

    August 9, 2018 at 2:53 am

    SD Voyager,
    We are so excited and honored to be featured on your website!
    Thank you so much!
    Greatly appreciate it!
    The Bravo Sisters

  26. Priyanka Madhukar

    August 15, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Thank you very much for featuring me among other great influencers. I am honored to be a part of it. 🙂

  27. Muri Ottoni

    August 15, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    I’m feeling honored to be one of the influencers featured by SD Voyager. I really appreciate it!! 🙂

  28. Catherine

    August 30, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you for the feature in this beautiful group of powerful – and empowering! – women! <3

  29. Sarah Staples

    August 30, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you so much for choosing me to be featured in The Influencers! I am honored and looking forward to connecting more with your readers!

  30. Jenna Leao

    September 12, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks for the L O V E <3 I love connecting and collaborating with our local community, so this is awesome!

  31. Gabb Grad

    September 13, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Thank you so much for featuring me amongst all these amazing women!! I really appreciate it and am so honored!!

  32. Kendall | Perfect Cents Living

    September 13, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks so much for including me in this amazing group of influencers! XO

  33. Christina

    September 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    What an incredible group of San Diego women! I’m so heartened and honored to be included – thank you and go, ladies, GO! xo

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