one less stranger.
by victoria comment

1/1/15

one less stranger / sfgirlbybay

geronimo balloons.

happy new year, you guys! i’m just popping in briefly today to say i hope your year is beginning beautifully. one of my intentions for the new year is to put myself out there in the world a bit more, try new adventures and meet and make new friends. airbnb has a really lovely social media campaign to make #onelessstranger in the world, and they gave me $10 to try and meet new friends. so i asked jihan of geronimo balloons if she’d like to join me in giving out a few balloons to complete strangers in her echo park neighborhood and see if we could meet some great people.

one less stranger / sfgirlbybay

we did indeed meet some wonderful people — an echo park shop owner; a lovely couple walking their dog; a sweet older gentleman who’d lived in the neighborhood for many, many years; some mad scientists; and a wonderful guy on a motorcycle who shared his favorite childhood memory with us. i’d say the experiment was quite the success — due in no small part to jihan and geronimo balloons!

one less stranger / sfgirlbybay

if you’d like to do something fun and creative to meet a stranger in the world and share your experience, you can post your images to instagram or your social network, and be sure and tag it #onelessstranger — it’s a nice way to get 2015 off to a very good start. you can also view some of the great and really friendly ways people have contributed to #onelessstranger right here. happy 2015, y’all!! here’s to a few less strangers and a friend-filled year!

one less stranger / sfgirlbybay

this post in partnership with airbnb, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the businesses that bring you fresh content from sfgirlbybay every day.

7 responses to “one less stranger.”

  1. What a great idea to partner with your balloon friend! Fun!

    Happy New Year Victoria and all best to you for your new changes ahead!

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