We had the good fortune of connecting with Ariane Paris and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ariane, what principle do you value most?
For me, integrity has always felt innately important and something I value not only in others but in myself. It is a conscious and deliberate act of kindness that cultivates authenticity, trust and caring within each relationship. Positive human connection is one of the most important things in life and I believe that by honoring each connection you make through the foundation of goodness you are actively helping to make the world a better place.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
At Ethical H2O, we help people get cleaner, safer water in their home by eliminating potentially harmful contaminants form the water with our residential line of water filtration products. From drinking water to filtering every faucet in the home, our mission is to help people live a healthier and more sustainable life through our Eco-friendly products and services. Working in such a competitive market I am often ask what sets us apart and the core of it is that we care. We care about supporting people on their health journey, educating them so they feel confident in their decision and investment, and providing an incredible experience from beginning to end.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
As a native San Diegan, I’ve played enthusiastic tour guide to friends and family from near and far. I’ve found that as diverse as each guest was, everyone wanted an experience that embodied San Diego. So here’s my take on a “Getting to know San Diego tour”.
Monday, head down to Old Town to learn about the beginnings of San Diego. A tour of the Whaley house is always a must while visiting Old Town along with some authentic Mexican food for lunch( trying fish tcos are always encouraged). Then head over to nearby Balboa park to pick up a post lunch movie of the imax and to walk around and enjoy the grounds and museums. Dinner at the Prado to end a long but fun day.
Tuesday- Start the morning with a hike through Torrey Pines National Park, then head north to coastal Encinitas and have brunch at Swami’s café. After a healthy meal, head over to the nearby meditation gardens to enjoy serenity and a spectacular view of the ocean. Next up, enjoy shopping on the 101 followed by a beach day at Moonlight beach along with an evening bonfire.
Wednesday- Today is all about theme parks, guest’s choice. And with choices like the Zoo, Sea world (my fav), Wild Animal Park and Legoland, it is always a fun time.
Thursday-I like to hit up some of the colorful places in San Diego like Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. A quick breakfast at Breakfast Republic will fuel you for the Mission Beach boardwalk for fun and games along with a ride on the San Diego’s historic wooden rollercoaster, The Giant Dipper. After we would head over to Pacific Beach to visit Lahaina’s beach house for a drink and a bite at the quaint little outdoor beach front restaurant/bar.
Friday- Start the day with a chartered boat to cruise around mission bay and take a ride under the Coronado bridge. Seeing the San Diego skyline from the water is a must! For lunch pull the boat right up to Peooe’s in Coronado and enjoy some fresh seafood and drinks. For evening we head to Downtown aka Gaslamp District for dinner, bars and an Escape Room.
Saturday we head to la Jolla to go kayaking and see the caves and the seals. Shopping and perusing art galleries followed by a lunch at the unique Blue Ocean Sushi Bar/Harumama Noodles and Buns. Their theme steamed buns are an experience in an of themselves. After sunbathing on the beach and a quick change, Dinner in La Jolla at La Dolce Vita is the perfect way to end the day.
Sunday is champagne brunch at the Bali Hai Hawaiian infused restaurant with one of the best views in San Diego. If there’s time, one last stop at El Indio, for some authentic Mexican food.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to my husband James Matthews for the unwavering support and encouragement to chase my dreams.