friends are more important than money

friends are more important than money

Friends are more important than money.

Even before I started working for lululemon I was inspired by this quote. To me, it serves as a gentle reminder of one of my goals.

My personal BHAG (big hairy audacious goal): I will book a trip with my best friends once a year.

happiness and friendship

In May, nine of my friends strategically coordinated our vacation days so we could spend a long weekend in California together. I can now check off my big, hairy, audacious goal for 2010.

We flew from Chicago, Chapel Hill, New York City, Denver and Indianapolis to gather in San Francisco and explore the beautiful city.

friends make me happy

We experienced the most amazing food, culture and scenery followed by a sensory-overloaded visit to Napa Valley.

The weekend was capped off with a visit to lululemon athletica Union Square, where my friend Madeline recently transferred from the lululemon Boulder store in Colorado.

running gear from lululemon
Reuniting with Madeline!

yoga clothing, friends and lululemon
I had such a blast helping my friends find their favourite items.

My friends wanted to see what a day in the life of a lululemon athletica assistant store manager is like (that’s my job! But in Denver, Colorado at the Park Meadows store).

biking shorts and yoga pants from lululemon

Two of my runner/marathoner friends Mia and Katie, were so inspired by Union Square’s Run Club that they plan to visit the Bucktown and Halsted lululemon athletica stores back in Chicago to form connections there!

No matter the cost, no matter the constraint, it is my goal to visit with these lovely ladies each year.

workout clothing from the lululemon store

I tackled my goal and we had a blast in San Francisco. Where should we travel to next year?

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Liz– You are too cute. The photos truly made the story!

Comment by Carly — September 9, 2010 @ 8:40 am

What a beautiful cousin I have! Looks like you had a blast and I love the story!

Comment by Lindsay Baverman — September 9, 2010 @ 10:35 am

Liz! I love this!! Thanks keeping me inspired everyday!! xo mason

Comment by Mason — September 9, 2010 @ 11:53 am

Liz, I say try Montreal with your girls next year, it’s a beautiful city full of beautiful people:)not to mention great shopping!

Comment by Lil — September 9, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

Liz! I am so proud of you! This is a beautiful piece! Lots of lulu love from the east coast!!

Comment by Bernie — September 9, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

That quote was my mother-in-law’s fortune cookie today :-)

Comment by Carol — September 12, 2010 @ 8:33 am

So cute! My friends and I do this every year as well. So far we’ve just been visiting the places we live… DC, Chicago, Boston, etc. I’m looking forward to trying a new city. I may have to convince them to steal San Fran and wine country. I just discovered this blog– I am excited to read and learn more about LLLemon.

Comment by Katelyn — September 12, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

Welcome to the blog, Katelyn! Hope you enjoy reading a little about us lululemons!

Comment by Laura M — September 13, 2010 @ 9:45 am

This is a hoot …… and it’s just what keeps us girls going from year to year.

Every year my friends (we all met a university in Manchester, England) and I have a ‘girls weekend’ and you take a turn at hosting it (It was my turn to host this year and we climbed Northern Irelands biggest mountain on the Saturday. BUT, even more exciting, we save £10 a month into a bank account for our big birthday years ….. when we all turned 40 we went to Marrakesh for 4 nights!

By the way – my friend Fionnuala and I love Lu Lu Lemon – our yoga teacher got us into it (she used to live in Canada)- It has great style and shape.

Comment by Liz - Northern Ireland — September 16, 2010 @ 3:07 am

Thanks everyone for the fun comments. Girls weekends are what keeps us hard working women going!

I’m already brainstorming my next “Friend-cation” So many fabulous places to visit :)

Comment by Liz — December 28, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

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