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Sit down with husband and wife, Connor & Kaitlyn Parker, as they discuss all things related to life, travel, entrepreneurship, & the beauty of wine stains.

Wine Stains Connor & Kaitlyn Parker

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Sit down with husband and wife, Connor & Kaitlyn Parker, as they discuss all things related to life, travel, entrepreneurship, & the beauty of wine stains.

    011: Everything About Our Trip to Central Coast, CA

    011: Everything About Our Trip to Central Coast, CA

    WE’RE DISCUSSING:


    The new decade Connor just entered (& the catalyst for our trip)
    What someone said to Kaitlyn that she had to immediately fact-check
    The topic Kaitlyn’s become more sensitive about & the phrase she keeps repeating to herself as a result
    Why we went on this trip & how it came about
    What we did during our time in LA / Venice Beach area
    Where we stopped in Santa Barbara & thoughts about the downtown area in general
    The type of boutique hotel we’re loving, where we stayed in San Luis Obispo, and our favorite aspect of their guest experience
    Our experiences at each winery we visited in Paso Robles, including Tin City
    Our impression of Route 1 and driving through Big Sur, including the Vista Points and stops we spent the most time at (versus the ones we didn't)
    Where we stayed in Carmel-by-the-Sea and our favorite parts about the hotel
    Thoughts about the 17-mile drive and exploring Pebble Beach
    The Copy Uncorked clients we got to meet up with for a beach picnic 
    What we did for our last night in Carmel
    Final reflections - each of our favorite parts of the trip + what sticks out the most 
    What made Kaitlyn feel emotional & why
    What we'll be opening the podcast up to in the near future 



    AS MENTIONED:


    Ryan Corrigan (our travel agent) - https://corriganluxurytravel.com/
    Great White in Venice Beach
    Hook & Press in Santa Barbara
    San Luis Creek Lodge - https://sanluiscreeklodge.com/
    Scout Coffee in SLO 
    Sally Loo's in SLO
    Granada Hotel & Bistro in SLO
    Adelaida in Paso Robles - https://www.adelaida.com/
    JUSTIN Winery in Paso Robles - https://www.justinwine.com/
    Tin City in Paso Robles (Olivias de Oro, Negranti Creamery, Aaron Winery)
    Nepenthe (at the end of Big Sur before Carmel)
    Hotel Carmel - https://www.thehotelcarmel.com/
    Folktale Winery - https://www.folktalewinery.com/



    Blog post coming soon to kaitlynhparker.com to fully recap all of our stops. :) Will also share my friend Rachel’s Central Coast guide once it’s live!



    FIND US ELSEWHERE:

    - winestainspod.com

    - Kaitlyn's blog: kaitlynhparker.com

    - Kaitlyn’s business: copyuncorked.com

    - Connor’s business: parker-fg.com



    If you enjoyed today’s episode, we’d love for you to leave a review. Cheers!

    • 46 min
    010: Fundamental Differences Between Branding & Marketing

    010: Fundamental Differences Between Branding & Marketing

    WE'RE DISCUSSING:

    - Our first mini-milestone (cheers to hitting 10 episodes)

    - Thoughts about "social" club tennis

    - What Connor believes is the "right" way to pour beer

    - The Budweiser Clydesdale horse commercials - is it branding or marketing?

    - A loose definition and core elements of "branding"

    - Connor's "fit-check" and a few of his favorite brands 

    - How brands shape our identity & vice versa

    - The ratio Donald Miller suggests for focusing on marketing vs. branding - and Kaitlyn's thoughts about it

    - How your "business plan" plays into your branding & marketing and in which order to do what

    - Thoughts on "avatars", niching, attracting & repelling, knowing your audience & more 

    - How Kaitlyn is applying those thoughts to revamped Copy Uncorked courses

    - Humanizing & creating community as a brand

    - Components of brand strategy 

    - A list of the top 10 greatest TV commercials of all time

    - Whether Kaitlyn considers Copy Uncorked to fall more on the 'branding' or 'marketing' side



    AS MENTIONED:

    - Connor's go-to Vejas :) - https://rstyle.me/+iA_OXPlMHOUpBSVMjpX5Bg

    - Connor's lululemon shirt - https://rstyle.me/+ar5ieUw6flLy8OlJfxQMNw

    - Connor's Patagonia pants - https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-terrebonne-joggers/190696752786.html

    - ARTICLE - The 10 Greatest TV Commercials of All Time - https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/10-memorable-tv-commercials/



    FIND US ELSEWHERE:

    - winestainspod.com

    - Kaitlyn's blog: kaitlynhparker.com

    - Kaitlyn’s business: copyuncorked.com

    - Connor’s business: parker-fg.com



    If you enjoyed today’s episode, we’d love for you to leave a review. Cheers!

    • 35 min
    009. Connor's 29029 Challenge Recap & What's Next

    009. Connor's 29029 Challenge Recap & What's Next

    Episode - 009. Connor's 29029 Challenge & What's Next

    We shared the 'before' if you will in episode 8 - and now it's time for the 'after'. Tune in to hear Kaitlyn interview Connor about his experience tackling the 29029 Everesting Challenge at Snowbasin in Utah.

    INCLUDING:

    - His expectations going into it

    - The reality of his experience

    - The biggest challenge(s) he faced

    - His biggest breakthrough or breath of fresh air

    - Other hurdles he had to overcome during & on the way home from the challenge

    - Whether he'd do it again - and if so, when/where

    ...and your typical randomness and back & forth in between.

    LINKS & MENTIONS:


    (Intro Song) Mt. Everest by Labrinth - https://open.spotify.com/track/1ZdhOMWyFR8Iv9eylMGYg2?si=c531644f8e5e448f
    29029 Everesting Challenge: https://29029everesting.com/
    29029 Snowbasin Week 1 | Recap 2022 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAFk64LCX80
    Connor’s current diagnosis: “spontaneous angiodema”
    The Jones Project - https://thejonesproject.org/
    Connor’s HOKA Hiking Boots (purchased via REI) - https://www.rei.com/product/167704/hoka-speedgoat-mid-2-gtx-hiking-boots-mens?color=ANTHRACITE%2FDARK%20GULL%20GREY
    Quotes by Coach Chris: “Fear is a manifestation of where our comfort level ends.” / “Fear is the energy behind great work.”
    Colin O’Brady - https://www.colinobrady.com/
    Garmin Fēnix Solar Sapphire 7 - https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/735520

    FIND US ELSEWHERE:


    For latest episodes & more: Winestainspod.com
    On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaitlynhparker/ -  https://www.instagram.com/connor_parker/ - & https://www.instagram.com/winestainspod/
    Kaitlyn's blog: kaitlynhparker.com
    Kaitlyn’s business: http://copyuncorked.com/
    Connor’s business: https://parker-fg.com/

    If you enjoyed today’s episode, we’d love for you to leave a review. Cheers!

    • 38 min
    008. Fitness Challenges & Core Values

    008. Fitness Challenges & Core Values

    WE’RE DISCUSSING:

    - The trip / fitness challenge / organization Connor is supporting with a trip to Utah next weekend 

    - More about said fitness challenge and what he’s doing to prepare …and why 

    - How it’s inspired both of us in many ways to lean in to discomfort and try new things 

    - Kaitlyn’s favorite form of exercise and (how/why it still makes her nervous each time) 

    - How this new challenge has deepened the meaning and purpose of core values 

    - The 4 core values we’ve identified for each of our businesses and the meaning behind each 

    - What’s new to our reading lists since the last episode



    WE MENTIONED: 

    - 29029 in Snowbasin, UT - https://29029everesting.com/products/utah-2022

    - Supporting & honoring the life of Josh Jones - https://thejonesproject.org/

    - Connor’s book pick: Traction - https://rstyle.me/+5zdS5g6alRYUQ_HLym4CEA

    - Kaitlyn’s book pick: The Sea We Swim In - https://rstyle.me/+cYf0hDgdX3QBYxo2lKO0kA

    - The brand messaging & copywriting education courses Kaitlyn mentioned: https://copyuncorked.com/courses-and-guides



    FIND US ELSEWHERE: 

    - winestainspod.com 

    - Kaitlyn's blog: kaitlynhparker.com

    - Kaitlyn’s business: copyuncorked.com

     - Connor’s business: parker-fg.com



    If you enjoyed today’s episode, we’d love for you to leave a review. Cheers!

    • 34 min
    007: Working With a Travel Agent & Our Reading Preferences

    007: Working With a Travel Agent & Our Reading Preferences

    WE'RE DISCUSSING:

    - Our first time working with a travel agent, why we chose to do so & how it works

    - What we thought about the experience and whether we'd do it again

    - A quick download of our most recent big trip (Riviera Maya, Mexico)

    - The great debate: Kindle vs. physical books (lottaaa comments on this)

    - Thoughts about reading in general and the indecision that comes with choosing a book to read

    - A list of what we’ve each been reading as well as further debate about fiction versus nonfiction - and what we like about each

    - The techy new device Connor is excited about

    - Thoughts on Dream Home Makeover Season 3 after we binged it in one sitting



    Products/Things We Mentioned:

    - Our travel agent: Ryan Corrigan of Corrigan Luxury Travel - https://corriganluxurytravel.com/

    - Kaitlyn's blog post write-up reviewing the resort we stayed at (UNICO 20°87°) - https://kaitlynhparker.com/unico-2087-hotel-riviera-maya-a-review-of-our-stay/

    - Books Read (The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*, Liking Myself Back, How Are You, Really?, The Idiot, The Sea, Conversations With Friends, Feels Like Home, The Obstacle is the Way)

    - Connor's book, Retirement Launchpad - https://www.amazon.com/Retirement-Launchpad-Simplifying-Rocket-Science/dp/B09CRNPVDJ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1XHKSQ4HJI5U7&keywords=retirement+launchpad&qid=1659722192&sprefix=retirement+launchpad%2Caps%2C79&sr=8-1

    - The Remarkable 2 - https://remarkable.com/store/remarkable-2



    STAY CONNECTED

    Kaitlyn on Instagram - @kaitlynhparker - https://www.instagram.com/kaitlynhparker/

    Connor on Instagram - @connor_parker - https://www.instagram.com/connor_parker/

    The Podcast on Instagram - @winestainspod - https://www.instagram.com/winestainspod/

    Kaitlyn's newly designed blog/website: https://kaitlynhparker.com/

    Our podcast website - http://winestainspod.com



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    • 48 min
    006. Reintroducing Wine Stains & What We've Been Up To

    006. Reintroducing Wine Stains & What We've Been Up To

    WE'RE DISCUSSING:


    What the heck we've been up to over the past year-ish (aka since Season 1 and since our summer 2021 road trip)
    Introducing Season 2 of the Wine Stains Podcast
    What we've learned from Season 1, why we brought it back, and what you can expect moving forward
    How we're finding the balance between "unfiltered" and "structured" 
    Where we're recording from now, as well as other big updates in Connor's work life
    Our thoughts on 'consistency' and starting any new creative endeavor or passion project 
    Connor's journey & experience with alcohol - and a major lifestyle change he's made
    The new look & branding for Wine Stains (cover, logo, website, etc.)
    Per usual, what we're sipping on while recording (and why)
    A preview of future episode topics (yep, we have an outline!)

    THE WINE / BEVERAGES:


    Athletic Brew
    Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020
    Devil's Backbone Orange Smash

    THINGS/PEOPLE WE MENTIONED:


    Our brand designer, Angela Mondloch of Saffron Avenue

    STAY CONNECTED


    Kaitlyn on Instagram - @kaitlynhparker - https://www.instagram.com/kaitlynhparker/
    Connor on Instagram - @connor_parker - https://www.instagram.com/connor_parker/
    The Podcast on Instagram - @winestainspod - https://www.instagram.com/winestainspod/
    Kaitlyn's newly designed blog/website: https://kaitlynhparker.com/ 
    Our podcast website - http://winestainspod.com



    If you enjoyed today's episode, we'd love for you to follow the show and leave us a review. 🍷 Thank you!

    • 32 min

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