Yelp’s PASSPORT to downtown St. Pete: Yelp Takes a Load Off

November 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Monday evening was the last installment of Yelp Tampa Bay’s PASSPORT to downtown St. Pete. After seven long days of fabulous venues, food, and drinks all us Yelpers needed to relax a little (socializing is so hard) so this last event was Yelp Takes A Load Off at Pia’s Esthetics Day Spa.

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The previous six days and six events that I attended thanks to Yelp:

Tuesday 11/5: Yelp’s the Mac Daddy event at MacDinton’s.
Wednesday 11/6: The Gallery of Yelp event at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery.
Thursday 11/7: Yelp’s 50 Shades of Plaid event at The Birchwood.
Friday 11/8: Yelp Plays with Fire event at Painting with Fire Studio.
Saturday 11/9: Yelp’s Secret Cash Mob at Sweet Divas.
Sunday 11/10: Yelp’s Black & White Ball at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Gold Club.

My friend Amy met me at Pia’s…

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and we checked in at the Yelp table.

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It was a gorgeous evening and everyone was having a good time hanging out on the sidewalk.

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All of the spa services offered for the evening were on a first-come basis and Brett, our Yelp Tampa Bay Community Manager, was on top of the list.

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While we waited we got to enjoy some food.

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Sandwiches and macarons from La Sandwicherie…

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and empanadas from Latin Lunchbox.

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10th pina colada free!

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Wine from Save Me San Francisco and beer from MillerCoors were also on hand.

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I just stuck with water and ate the insides of several sandwiches. The roast beef, mozzarella, and tomato was my favorite.

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I also looked around the shop a little while waiting for my turn.

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Before I knew it they were calling my name. For my treatment I chose eyelash tinting. It’s pretty obvious why I chose that.

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Without mascara, my blonde eyelashes are pretty much invisible. I have had them tinted before, but it’s been probably 15 years.

The facilities at Pia’s are very nice.

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Nicole, the aesthetician who tinted my eyelashes was also very nice. The whole procedure only took about ten minutes. Nicole was a total pro.

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Here are some scary befores and afters:

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Oops, this one is an after and a before:

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I think it’s a big difference and I like it. Thank you Nicole!

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Amy got her eyebrows waxed.

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My friend Charlotte got a manicure. We were all feeling very special after being dyed, waxed, and polished.

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All of the ladies at Pia’s were wonderful and it was a really nice evening. They even gave us a goodie bag to take home!

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Thank you so much to Pia’s Esthetics Day Spa for hosting us. It was a nice end to a fantastic week of Yelping. Thanks to Brett and all of the Yelp Tampa Bay staff for all of your hard work!

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I was told that I had the most complete PASSPORT of any of the Yelpers (as far as they knew).

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It was strange for the next couple of days not to have a Yelp event to attend. I got very spoiled. Luckily, there is always another Yelp event on the horizon! You should be Yelping.

Cya.