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Episode 47

22 Jul 2020

written by Cindy Matalucci

The Pulse Episode 47

Cindy’s dress by Stevie May
Boots By Freebird by Steven

Dress Stevie May, Jewelry Pashn by Survi, Booties, Freebird By Steven

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On Todays Episode:

We start our show in studio with Christy Hall, founder of Mikel Kristi an eco-luxe skincare line!

We talk all you need to know about taking care of your skin!


We then sit down with Brandon Berkson, Creator of Hotels Above Par, a tasteful insta-guide that showcases and inspires hotel enthusiasts around the world.


We end our show with Renato Cautela from Yummy Cupcakes San Diego as he celebrates his 7th year in Business and showcases his prepackaged options for personal and corporate clients.

Mikel Kristi Skin Care:

We all need to take better care of our skin especially during the summer months.

We were honored to have Christy Hall in studio, Board Certified Physician Assistant who owns and operates a world class medical aesthetics practice in Tucson, Arizona called Skin Appeal. She is also the founder of Mikel Kristi an eco-luxe skincare line.

Christy breaks down the basic needs our skin has and the products that you need to keep your skin in tip top shape! Highly recommended is her core collection travel kit!

In this collection, you receive 5 products in a handy travel friendly, zipper bag:

The Refreshing wash and Lavender Toner to cleanse and balance skin pH
The BioPeptide and C Radiance Moisturizer to protect and nourish
The Vital A serum to restore, protect and increase natural hydration and exfoliation. 
You can expect to see results in 30 days!

The Core Collection

For more information on Christy and where to go for her special promotion you can head on over to to receive 25% off your first order.

The 1st 25 orders, also receive a copy of her bestselling book, Your Beauty Advocate.
CLick here:

Brandon Berkson/Hotels Above Par

Originally from San Diego, Brandon Berkson has lived all around the world, including Paris, London, and New York City. Brandon has a palpable passion for travel, one that was further cultivated by working in a boutique hotel in San Francisco, as well for an array of hotel brands—from W London to The Luxury Collection—at PR agencies in the UK & US.

When Covid-19 Hit, Brandon came up with an idea to spotlight Hotels around the world with an Instagram account called Hotels Above Par.  He knew that the hotel industry was hard hit by the virus and wanted to so something to help spotlight these hotels.

It is a tasteful insta-guide that showcases and inspires hotel enthusiasts everywhere.  It is geared towards the millennial generation.

Brandon has led a series of exciting discussions with hotel experts—influencers, journalists, and hoteliers—with his Instagram Live series, “Checking in with Hotels Above Par.”

Since it’s inception in April, Brandon has grown his Instagram following to over 27K followers!

You can follow Brandon on instagram @hotelsabovepar

Yummy Cupcakes:

You all know I LOVE a good cupcake and my absolute favorite bakery in San Diego is Yummy Cupcakes in Encinitas.

We celebrate owner Renato’s 7 year Anniversary, his awards he is receiving in the community and showcase his scrumptious desserts live!

Edible Cookie Dough


Renato is offering prepackaged treats, cupcakes, truffles, and more for corporations to send to their clients as well as for thoughtful orders as gifts for that special person in your life!

Renato also does custom cakes which start at $18.00! He created a fabulous custom cake for my birthday celebration and it was absolutely stunning!

Cindy’s Cake

Renato and his team always have a selection of gluten free, vegan, and sugar free options too for those that have food allergies!

Yummy Cupcakes has been nominated for San Diego Reader’s Best Of which is going on in July! He is nominated in the Best Dessert and Bakery Category!

You can vote for him here:


For more information on Yummy Cupcakes you can go to

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@thepulsesd for all the behind the scenes fun!


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