Cue the violins...
I mean, it's rough kicking off the year in sunny Los Angeles at an empowering event for female social media influencers.
Ha, ok, anyway, we haven't been in LA for a couple of years, so it was cool to be back on the west coast. And what better place to talk about health & wellness than a city founded on yoga, green juice, and eternal youth?
Check it out:
|Not mad about leaving this wintry Newark day behind!|
|Pretty sure those are the Rockies, but I couldn't really hear the captain.|
|The first thing I saw when I arrived for setup were these buckets of |
beautiful roses. In my next life, I'm def going to be a florist.
|600 tote bags were stuffed with goodies and stacked.|
|And upstairs on the roof, I saw somebody brought their |
tiny dog to an active construction site. Smart.
|Outside in the alley, a guy was painting our mural.|
|Eventually our guests started to arrive to take|
a private exercise class with the Tone It Up girls.
|I'm pretty sure the recommended post-workout drink is rosé.|
|Here are our Voices of the Year winners, including Olympic Gymnast,|
Aly Raisman (top left), and our very own Jenni (bottom right), who was
diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma last year and is now cancer-free!
|Street art spotted from the window of my Uber after Day One.|
|Day Two ready to begin.... |
(or at least what it would have looked like
if they weren't still hanging our logo when our guests arrived).
|Samantha! Alyssa Milano was gracious and personable, talking about how a |
friendship with Ryan White led her to become an activist at age 15.
|Jameela Jamil, from The Good Place, flipped off advertisers|
& influencers who make women feel bad about their bodies.
|Model Jaime King spoke openly about her infertility issues.|
|That's celeb trainer & CoverGirl spokeswoman, Massy Arias.|
|And this lady in the glasses is Dr Minkin, a hilarious OBGYN from Yale, |
who told us the morning after pill was invented in her dept.
|Our lunch came from a lovely local place called Lemonade.|
|We also had a barista making pretty coffee drinks.|
That's my friend, Deb's, latte.
|The freight elevator was turned into the De-Stress Express |
with loads of new Vaseline products & a cool sequin wall.
|Remember that rooftop with the dog? |
It was transformed into this outdoor oasis for Bolthouse Farms.
|When it was all over, my team snapped a quick pic. |
Thanks to this filter, we don't look nearly as tired as we were!
|Then we washed down a health event with a whole lot of meat. |
Some of my friends got the Tomahawk Steak, which was served
on a gigantic bone, but I went with the Big Ass Burger,
which was honestly one of the best I ever had.
|This is the view from my window seat. |
Not pictured here is me, dreaming of my bed.