Aly & Allison take on S.F.

 

Here’s to new friends and old! Ten meetings. Two days. Aly and Allison rocked their way through San Francisco, ’wining and dining’ with SF’s top ad agencies and mastering its public transport. 

By BART, bus, trolley and foot, these ladies made it everywhere from the beautiful shorelines of the Embarcadero to the historical docks of Fisherman's Wharf! Our friend, Angus at Dolby, welcomed us by taking us back to school. Wait, we mean Skool - a delightful lunch spot in SF where the menus were appropriately printed on binder paper! While our new friends at First Person were introduced to us over cocktails at a hip speakeasy bar named Local Edition. 

We also had the opportunity to meet with Doremus, Eleven Inc., and OneWorld…just to name a few. Everyone is so busy! So it was a great time for our team to see what these agencies are working on, and share our own work as well.

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Prepped and ready for Napa Valley!

The Napa Valley: Final Prep Day We stopped by a few of our locations today to button down some final details before our shoot, and meanwhile, learned the science of making wine! After a tour through Trefethen winery, we were fascinated to see the process from the lab, to the tasting room, and into the bottles. After that, we headed for the rolling hills and mapped out a good location to film an evening dinner in the vines, where Gavin & Aly acted as stand-in models for the scene-to-be. After rallying up with the rest of the team and greeting our talent, we ended the day filming poolside at The Carneros Inn. The light, talent, and atmosphere were everything we could ever ask for to start off a great week of filming in Napa. Shout out to Diane from The Carneros Inn - you are an exquisite host, thank you for the goody bag!

Scouting in Wine Country

Relaxing on the job JB? Not for a second! This was one of the most productive Saturday’s we’ve had all summer. By 5am JB and Aly were on a flight to Napa to scout a weeks worth of shooting locations in one day! The scout was in preparation of a luxurious TV spot for the Visit Napa Valley that will air nationally during the America’s Cup at the end of August. By the luck of good graces, we had found all of our locations by 6pm and allowed ourselves a quick break to enjoy a nice chilled glass of white wine and soak in our surroundings. We were very grateful to be under the guide of Burghardt+Doré Advertising. Thanks for the wonderful tour Jeff & Nicole! *Cheers*

Great shoot at Estancia!

Estancia shoot was a great success! Thanks to Cheril Hendry, Laura Wakeman and Sean Gilpin on the Brandtailers team. And to the Estancia La Jolla Hotel + Spa team led by GM Terry Bucholz, you rock!