Need a gift for the movie-lover in your life? The women on our SoCreate team have just the thing! We rang in the holiday season with a Ladies Lunch at Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, which was decorated from floor to ceiling in kitschy yuletide cheer. And we came bearing gifts: movie-themed presents for a White Elephant gift exchange.  

Every month, all of the SoCreate women get together for a ladies lunch to reconnect on work and life. Women are underrepresented in our software creating industry, and we want to change that! So, this lunch helps the team connect and support each other. And it’s just plain fun!

First up to choose a White Elephant gift was Amy, who unwrapped a hilarious take on a Christmas classic. What’s better than a leg lamp from ‘A Christmas Story’? A string of leg lamp lights, of course!


Amber must have seen her ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ gift coming because she wore her hair up just like Audrey Hepburn. A Tiffany-blue bag and cat-eye shades completed the look.


Lauren was less enthused about the ‘Wizard of Oz’ ruby house slippers in her gift bag, but Rosa was quick to take them off her hands … or should we say feet!


So Lauren chose another gift, unwrapping movie theater gift cards, a top hat, feather boa, sunglasses and a faux Academy Award – a true starter kit for the stars.


Carter is ready for a movie night in, with a new cozy blanket and some funny socks to curl up with.


Finally, Carter’s gift to me? Holiday-themed bath bubbles and body wash. “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal, and a Happy New Year!” (John Hughes, ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’)



Happy holidays from SoCreate,

Courtney Meznarich, Director of Community Outreach