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!
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
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.
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.
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!!
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!
Stay tuned next week for Part II of Headed to Hollywood ~ Scenes from the Shoot
Just think, this time last week…Pinch Me Please!
I’m still on cloud 9 WITH you! So happy for you…thanks for sharing. Loved following your adventure via social media! 🙂
Thank you Whitney, it means so much to have a great support system especially in the blogging game as there are too many who don’t or won’t. I feel blessed to call you a friend!
Yeah, girl!!!! So happy for you. Can I say I knew you when? 🙂
Yes, you may – lol
Can’t wait to hear more!
Sarah, I took so many pictures that it’s going to be a 5-part series ending with the big reveal in April!
Awesome! I will keep an eye out for all the upcoming posts!
Sis, you just don’t know how proud I am of you! You worked so hard and look what your hard work led you to, being a ambassador! I love following along on social media when you were there and look forward to your posts about it as well!
Louida, I know understand what it means when someone says, “if you have fun doing what you enjoy it’s not work” – I can definitely get used to doing this full time! I am blessed by the best and not surrounded by mess, so life is grand and having friends like you in my corner makes it even sweeter! Thank you for always supporting me!
Thank you Iris!
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing your experience! The scenery was beautiful! Yes, each time I return from vacation or something significant, I always thing back last week this time I was…then back to reality
I remember my grandmother used to do say it as well and when I was younger it was irritating…however, now I understand and find myself thinking it all the time. Hope you are having a Thankful Thursday!
That is hugely awesome!! I love all your pictures and I’m so happy and excited for you!
Thank you Anny, it was a blast being a boomer blogger in LALA Land!
Hollywood? Now that’s what I’m talking about! Go ahead and be star, lady! #BLMgirls
Yes, can you believe that…lil ole me in LALA Land…definitely a dream come true!
You rock! Looking forward to the next part of the series. All the best Antionette!
Robin, thank you and thank you for all your hard work last week with the #goredforwomenaha campaign. Can’t wait for our next collaboration!
How exciting for you! I love LA! I’m so happy to find you as I too am a 50 year old fashion blogger (not many of us)! Let’s connect!
Carol, awesome, welcome to my world, I am looking forward to checking out yours!
Your going to have your own reality show and become rich and famous. All I ask is that you remember the little people, like me, and my unicorn fish that you like so much! 😉
Seriously, what fun and what well deserved recognition of you! You are definitely going places in more ways than one. I can feel it. Good for you~
Cindy, I am truly blessed, but not for the trip to LA but for having friends like you and of course a Unicorn Fish to watch!
Awww….this is so well deserved! Can’t wait for Part II!
Jaimie, thank you so very much, it was a surreal experience.
Congrats to you again! I loved watching your adventures on social media! Can’t wait for part 2
Thank you my dear, it was a great adventure. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
HOW AMAZING IS THIS?! I had no clue this is why you were going to LA. So incredibly happy for you. You have worked hard and certainly deserve it. Looking forward to part 2, and the campaign launch! Clink clink – cheers! xoxo
Thank you lovely lady, I checked out where you lived before leaving and realized it was way too far for us to meet, but hopefully one day that too will occur. Have an awesome weekend.
Oh my gosh… How exciting! What an amazing opportunity. I can’t wait to read more about it!!!
Thank you Celeste, it was definitely a dream come true and next week’s post is even more exciting – stay tuned!
OMG – You are living proof that dreams really do come true. Congratulations! I am so happy for you.
THANK YOU!!! It definitely was a dream come true!
You go girl!! Congrats!!
Michele @ http://www.prettysmartme.com
Thank you Michele, it was a blast!
Omg this is beyond incredible! Congratulations doll, you truly deserve it. It sounds like you had an absolutely phenomenal and unforgettable experience. I can’t wait to see the final reveal. You looked fab by the way!
Thank you sweet friend, it was definitely a dream come true and an awesome experience!
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