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Going Round and Round : #ReelFlySummer- #10, 43

Hi There,

I hope everyone’s doing fantastic. I wanted to start out by sharing some wise words I heard this week. You need to resign to the awkwardness of life. I’d say this is pretty solid advice. The more awkward, the better…right?

This weeks #ReelFlySummer adventures are built around the theme of activities that make you spin in circles…not squares…circles.

#43 Sit on Top of a Ferris Wheel

I think we can all agree Ferris Wheels are rather exciting. Especially when they’re assembled by one man at your local fair. I can assure you a wobbly Ferris Wheel is somewhat safe. The Ferris Wheel we went on was at our local fair set up for Canada Day. We waited in line for a lengthy period of time and even had a scare when the clock ticked to 10 pm (closing time) and we hadn’t gone on yet! But just then and there, magic happened. Just as we sat our tushes on the Ferris Wheel seats, the fireworks began. So there we were, shaking and trying to balance our weight on the Ferris Wheel, while watching fireworks closer to the sky…beautiful.

VERDICT: Feel free to push people out the way to get onto a Ferris Wheel at the perfect time (KIDDING!). 

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#10 Teach One Another the Art of Rollerblading and Biking

As embarrassing as it is, I am ready to admit that I never learned how to ride a bike until high school. A buddy of mine so kindly took on the task. However, turns and rocky pavement never became my friends. Meanwhile, my best friend is highly incapable of sports such as rollerblading and skating that require coordinated footing. So we decided to do a switcheroo. It was a whopping success.

VERDICT: Refrain from going on this wild adventure around sunset unless you’re perfectly okay with having your blood continuously sucked by pesty creatures. 

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Speak Soon.

Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Chic.

xx Neda xx

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The Right Way to Celebrate a Birthday: #ReelFlySummer – #32, 35

Hello Hello,

Boy oh boy am I in trouble. I know there has been a lengthy wait since the last post but I promise #ReelFlySummer has continued to live on. Tons of items have been checked off; however, the corresponding posts have yet to be written. For insta-updates follow me on Instagram @FashionistaToGo. Some distance makes the heart grow fonder, so it’s all good.

On to the #ReelFlySummer item of the week. This post will be entirely dedicated to the spectacle I refer to as my birthday, which helped us check off the following items off our list:

#32 Take a Roadtrip

#35 Glamping

For my 20th birthday, only one thing was for sure. I wanted to surpass the level of laughter experienced at my 19th birthday, which can be read about here. The itinerary for this year included a two-night trip to Driftwood Cove Marine Resort in Port Severn, Ontario, which was essentially a cottage getaway. I rallied up six of my closest friends, tallying up our total to seven people.  We all met up at my base and took two cars.

From the multiple coolers, suitcases, and inflatable toys (meant for the water of course), we had zero space. As you may already know, in my world, packing light is merely a statement existing in the clouds. Upon completing a designated ritual as requested by my grandpa and grandma every time someone travels, my friends were finely freed from my household. We took some pictures and set off on our wild, barbaric adventure in the wild (aka at a cottage resort).

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It took us just over two hours to get there because we made several stops for Popeyes and toilets. The first thing we did was get onto the canoes and paddle boats and go for a tour around the quiet lake. Although the entire resort was full, it seemed fairly empty because there were tons of facilities and only nine cottages. After making fun of each other’s life jackets for a solid 20 minutes, we set sail. We were by no means naturals. This may have been caused by our uncoordinated personas or simply because we were too busy taking pictures and vines of ourselves.

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Our first barbecue was also not smooth sailing. The princesses of the group took care of making fries and managed to set off the fire alarm, while, the barbaric members of the group took on the grill. One third of the vegetables were fed to the inside of the grill…which is always good. After batting our eyelashes at our neighbours we managed to receive the guidance needed to get it together. We also managed to go through a bottle of tzatziki in about five minutes.

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As the name of the cottage resort suggests, it houses a marina. Quiet resort, secluded docks, lot’s of parked boats, a bunch of rowdy girls…I’ll let you put that all together.

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Dinner featured many wholesome, nutritional options such as nutella and crepes. Following dinner we managed to somehow start a fire. We sat around the fire, sang some Britney Spears tunes, roasted some smores, and swore we saw a moving figure with a flashlight indoors every five minutes.

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The next day was a rainy mess. We took the canoes for a spin and ended up docking at a private resort, which we chose to use for none other than…a landscape for our photos. Unfortunately in this process, one of my friends lost a flip flop valued at 2$ (or 1$ if you consider the fact that she still had the right foot pair). After some synchronized digging, and no success, we left…shoe-less. Oh and as for the Five Phat Pharts nonsense…it’s simply nonsense.

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Next up was a barbecue in the rain…not pretty. We also went for another round of good times at the docks. Three of us jumped right into the freezing cold water. The only optimistic words that we could squeeze out of our blue lips were “i’m seriously sweating” and “this is so relaxing”.

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Sadly, rain meant no campfire, so we had to settle for making smores in the oven. We decided to take a drive around town around 10 pm. You could literally hear a pin drop on the ground. There were no lights anywhere, only trees and bushes. This was a scene right out of a horror movie. After driving around for a bit we found a bar about 45 minutes away that was lit up. We went inside and found four members of civilization. We played some pool and were off again. We ended the night with a sloppy game of twister.

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We took full advantage of our time at Driftwood by packing our stuff in the car early morning and using the facilities for the rest of the day. We played a hardcore game of volleyball where 10% of the game was actually playing volleyball and 90% was chasing after the ball when it fell into the lake. We then started another fire, played would you rather, and reflected on the good times until about 5 pm. It’s been a ball Driftwood, thanks for putting up with us!

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I’ll check in again soon y’all. Put on tons of sunscreen during these scorching days.

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Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Chic.

xx Neda xx

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The Minimalist Approach to Being on TV : #ReelFlySummer – #40, 51

Hello,

This is has been a wild week, mainly because the Kimye baby was born, but more importantly because she was named North West. *Cue the mockery*. But in all seriousness, I started a new, exciting project this week that will take up most of the summer. So if my blogs are ever inconsistently posted…don’t you worry, don’t you worry child.

My latest adventures that I would like for you to divulge to your favorite folks involve being on fudging TV and strutting my stuff somewhere, somehow, for some reason.

#40 Make a Donation to Charity

It’s important to note that a donation to charity is not always monetary. So, when I was asked to ‘model’ (I use that term very lightly) in a small charity fashion show to raise awareness and money for homeless youth, I was completely game. The fashion show was held by Trek for Teens, a foundation run by youth, for youth. The small show managed to raise $600, which is lovely to hear. The show features a runway show, an auction, dancers and singers. If you’d like to contribute, you can visit their website. When I found out I would be participating I wanted to rally my friends so they could help out a great cause as well. You can see them laughing their tiny butts off at me below.

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#51 Go to a Live TV Taping

We were oh so excited for this one. We sent in requests for CityLine and The Marilyn Denis Show at the same time. The MDS got back to us first and so we attended a taping on June 3rd. That day the show was not airing live; thus, the episode actually aired on June 6th.

As soon as we arrived we were escorted to a waiting area where I ran into a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in ages. Small world ey? Any who, we were happy to have at least attempted to dress up because there were too many senior women with blowouts giving us a run for our money. Why is it so important to dress to impress? Well, the better you look, the better the chances of getting seated in a spot that is in the camera scope. Anyways, back to the waiting area. A very energetic Irish man came to wake us up at 9:40. We were then escorted inside the studio where the grueling seat selection process began. We were seated in the far right back corner…literally in the farthest corner. This was funny enough to start what would be an unstoppable wave of inner giggles.

Everyone in the audience was so posh and well tamed…well except for us of course. The minute we were seated we jumped up on stage to warm up Marilyn’s chair for her. The crowd soon followed our lead. S0on after, Marilyn strutted in and we cheered recklessly. There were only two guests in studio that day; design expert Andrew Pike who showed us a Peacock inspired home makeover he did for a couple in the audience and Halina Catherine who taught us how to build a wine room on a budget (there were unfortunately no samples of wine distributed). We realized we were sitting behind the couple who received a makeover; therefore, we would get some airtime. The camera truthfully adds 10 pounds; hence, it should be no surprise that we almost passed out laughing when we spotted ourselves on screen…literally. You’ll have to watch the episode to see the embarrassing moment for yourselves. We became known as the “the giggly girls” that morning.

After the show we were informed that there was an opportunity to be featured in a Walmart x Marilyn Denis Show commercial that would be airing throughout July and August. The commercial has something to do with the big Mom of the Year contest Walmart held around Mother’s Day. We were each asked to respond to question “why do you love your mother”. I promptly responded with the most sarcastic response you can imagine. Watch a snippet below. The most hilarious part was that we went directly after two daughters who gave a response about their 90 year old mother, who was observing behind the camera in tears. Yes we’re deep…I know.

Oh and to the cute guy in a red polo shirt helping with production: call me.

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Next up, I will finally tell you folks all about my birthday spectacle this year!

Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Chic.

xx Neda xx

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