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Headed to Hollywood – Part I – Pinch Me Please!

Headed to Hollywood – Part I – Pinch Me Please!

Hello friends and welcome to Thankful Thursday. Today’s post is Part I of my fabulous trip to Los Angeles. I am still in awe and total amazement to think that I was chosen to be a Brand Ambassador for a Kimberly-Clark campaign. I think I read the email 5 or 6 times before it actually sunk in…and when it did – wow it was a wonderful experience!

Headed to Hollywood

I was one of three bloggers chosen for this particular campaign; Pam of over50feeling40 and Alexandria of Fun and Fit were the other two.  We had a fun, fantastic time and our individual quirky personalities really meshed, we are definitely “Reality TV” material! #3boomerswhoblog

3 boomers who blog

It was an early morning flight from Philly to Atlanta and then from Atlanta to LA but I was so pumped with adrenaline, I couldn’t sleep a wink on any leg of the trip. Upon arrival at the airport I took a shuttle to the hotel, The Standard, which is an eco-friendly downtown LA hotel with a few quirky room amenities, however, I will dedicate a separate post with pictures about it at a later date.

waiting for the shuttle at LAX

Meeting Pam for the first time was like greeting an old friend, we hit it off immediately and due to a mix-up with the room reservations we were able to spent hours in the hotel lobby talking and taking pictures before dinner with Alexandria and our agency contacts Mendy, Sarah, Maria, Jake and Kay.

Pam and I in the hotel resturant hanging out in the lobby of The Standard Hotel

pam and me

Bright and early Friday morning, we all headed to the beautiful Veterans Memorial Park in Sylmar for a video shoot which was preceded by a great breakfast then followed by an awesome lunch from Beezoo catering before heading to Melrose Place in West Hollywood. It definitely was an awesome day, makeup and hair, followed by a wardrobe selection, which for me was this Diane Von Furstenberg Freya Silk Shirt dress and Steve Madden flats which I was able to keep!!

Sunny Day in LA

Beautiful Day in LA

having fun early in the morning

Pam and I at the truck

Hair and makeup by Erika

hair and makeup

After hair and make up


BeeZoo's chocolate tart

Camera Ready

It was a gorgeous day in Hollywood and at one point during my shoot, a PAP (paparazzi) stopped his car to take pictures of me. Not knowing who I was but obviously impressed by all the cameras and crew he must have thought I was someone famous, that really made my day! I laughed, thinking, “just wait until he finds out who I really am and what I was there for”.  Too bad he along with you will have to wait until April for the big reveal. Hollywood, California is definitely the place where dreams are made!

Hollywood, California


Stay tuned next week for Part II of Headed to Hollywood ~ Scenes from the Shoot

Selfie in LA


Just think, this time last week…Pinch Me Please!