Cirque Du Soleil’s Totem at the Santa Monica Pier


What: Cirque Du Soleil – Totem

When: January 17, 2014 thru March 16, 2014

Where: Santa Monica Pier

Tickets: Adults starting at $55

Parking: Santa Monica Civic Center


Photo Credit: Cirque Du Soleil

What an amazing night!

If you’re in the Santa Monica area and you have a hankering for something vivid, creative, and bold, I highly recommend checking out Cirque Du Soleil’s Totem.

As you descend on the Santa Monica Pier, the yellow and blue swirls of the big top greet you with a palpable energy.  It’s most definitely showtime!

The whole experience is unusual, vibrant, fresh, electric, and whimsical.

Totem is described as “a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind.”

The team behind the production absolutely nailed everything from costumes, makeup, choreography, humor, and astonishing acrobatic skill.  I’ve seen two other Cirque shows, Ovo and Corteo, which were intriguing in their own right.  Totem, however, seem to have more emphasis on lighting and had some standout visual moments.  The tent falls dark and a single performer slowly drops from the ceiling encased in a wildly shimmering sparkling silver mirrored bodysuit.  Blue and white toned beams of light crisscross the performer and rays of gorgeousness bounce off of them and glitter across the crowned.  Honestly, it was stunning.

Cirque definitely has it’s own sense of humor and they take their creative freedom very seriously.  Sometimes you just have to go with it, but find yourself smirking trying to figure out how all the scenes fit together.  A Native American couple emerge on a canoe and disembark in white clingy costumes covered in silver sparkles and white and cream feathers.  They glide their way into the spotlight on roller-skates and proceed to have the most sensual roller-skate performance elevated on a circular platform.  Can I say I was embarrassed at times… let’s just say they never broke character and well and truly enjoyed each other while twisting, turning, flinging, caressing their way through their routine.  Did I mention they were Native Americans on roller-skates…?

During intermission you were greeted by fisherman in yellow slickers hoisting up their catch of the day. As people made their way by, you soon discovered that you could pull off individual marshmallows dipped in chocolate from their fishing line.  Odd, unexpected, delicious, and memorable… only at Cirque!

Photo Credit: Cirque Du Soleil

Photo Credit: Cirque Du Soleil

Preview the show here!

Have you seen the show?  Are you tempted to get tickets?  You’ll definitely be in store for a memorable night under the big top!

Meghan Sig


Sephora Haul | Travel Sized Beauty


You pop into Sephora for one thing… and sure enough you leave with a mini haul! I always have my eye on sample and travel sized products, makeup, and skin care that are dotted around the store.

Origins Mask


I originally went in to pick up ORIGINS Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask.

They offer full size and the 1.7oz travel size, which is ideal for giving a new product a good test run. While checking out their range, I was totally sucked in to a couple of their kits. I’ve had my eye on a thicker moisturizer since my skin’s feeling a bit drained and dry from this Winter weather.

As I was eyeing the High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-enriched Renewal Cream, I noticed that for the exact same price of $39.50, I could buy the 24 Hour Glow Kit instead.


The kit includes Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash (1 oz), High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-enriched Renewal Cream (full size), GinZing Energy-boosting Moisturizer (.5 oz & oil free), and a really fun colorful cosmetics bag with a travel theme! I loved that Night-A-Mins, the exact moisturizer I was after, was apart of the kit in full size.


What have you seen lately that’s caught your eye at Sephora or Ulta?

Be sure to check out my YouTube Channel for more details and other fun travel content!


Busy Bee and YouTube Space LA – Daily Vlogs (Nov 18 to 24)


Hey Guys!

This week I’ve been crazy busy juggling things from my life in Real Estate and in Tourism.  I’ve definitely been a busy bee! Take a peek at this weeks vlog for updates on my latest projects, my time at YouTube Space LA, and what’s coming up for next week.  

In the comment section below, share with me how you juggle the work/life or school/life balance.

Click here to check out last week’s vlog: “How I create content! Daily Vlogs (Nov 11 to 17)” 

Click here to check out my latest video from my Main Travel Channel: “How To Fix Broken Makeup & November Giveaway!” 

Click here to check out my formal Catalina Island review from a recent press trip: “Catalina Island: Crown Jewel of the Channel Islands” 

Hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving!

Meghan Sig


Happy Thanksgiving!



Hope your and your loved ones spend a memorable Thanksgiving laughing, feasting, & recovering.

As this year continues to unfold, it really puts many things into perspective.  I’m grateful for the little things.

Thank you for all your comments, likes, RTs, shares, & much more.  I appreciate your support! Thanks for joining the conversation.

Tell me… where in the world are you and what are you grateful for?



Meghan Sig

How To Fix Broken Makeup & November Giveaway!

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Have you ever been on a trip, your makeup slips of the counter…. and smashes? Have you just hit pan and are left with the hard to use ring of product?

Check out my easy tips for fixing your beloved beauty products.  It’s super simple, you only need three things, and let it set over night! I cringe at having to toss a favorite product… why not get a bit more mileage out of it?!  Take a peek at my video down below for all of the details.


Before & After


Before & After

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Catalina Island: Crown Jewel of the Channel Islands



Check out my latest piece, Catalina Island: Crown Jewel of the Channel Islands, published by Dave’s Travel Corner!

Ever visited the Channel Islands set conveniently off of Southern California?  Then you may already be in-the-know.  With a blended ambience of old hollywood meets quaint small town, Catalina is hands down the crown jewel of this historic archipelago.  Click here to read more!

Photo Credit: Catalina Express

Photo Credit: Catalina Express

Dave’s Travel Corner focuses on experiential travel. Readers are actively interested in a wide range of travel topics across a variety of budgets. International and domestic contributors cover every conceivable culture focusing on a wide variety of content. Does flying to the end of the world in the Caribbean, discovering Charles Dickens’ unfinished dream in Europe, or tips for Being in Kuala Lumpur catch your eye? Then you’ve got to check out Dave’s collection of travel content!

In the comment section below, be sure to tell me what your favorite activity is on Catalina or what you’d like to check out if you haven’t been before!

Take a peek at more content from my adventure:

Click here to watch: “Press Trip on Catalina Island!”

Click here to watch “Meet My Assistant & Prepping for Press Trip”

Click here to watch more from my Day Trip Travel Series Playlist.

Click here to watch and here to read another piece published on Dave’s Travel Channel: “Cosimo Cavallaro’s Jelly Beans – Art Exhibit” 

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend,

Meghan Sig

How I create content! Daily Vlogs (Nov 11 to 17)

Hey Guys,

This week I’ve been pretty busy and actually worn thin a bit from all the multitasking.  Can you relate?  Check out some of my developments and how I put together the different pieces that go into creating my videos, photos, and written content.  Are you a blogger, vlogger, or all around content creator?  In the comment section below, let me know what YOU’RE working on!

Also, have you seen last week’s Candid Moments Vlog?
Click here to watch: Upload Problems & Blog Reviews! Daily Vlogs (Nov 4 – 10) 

Have you seen the latest from my Main Travel Channel?
Click here to watch: Chocolate Orange Madeleine Demo | Bite Sized Travel Treats! 

Take a peek at the latest!

Meghan Sig


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