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The Conclusion of #ReelFlySummer

Hello Hello Folks,

Jeez, I apologize for my tardiness in explaining why I’ve been so tardy. Of course, as you may suspect, the reason is my university. You and I both can thank my school for hogging all my attention for the last four months. So selfish. Recently, I’ve received a plethora of good news about new projects in 2014, which have allowed me to create a picture of what’s next for me. Exciting stuff! I’m hoping you’ve all set yourself up for a wild, yet equally successful, 2014.

So you may remember a little phenomenon by the name of #ReelFlySummer. To your surprise, my best friend and I actually managed to finish a lot more than was posted on this blog…again because of my tardiness. I have made it my mission to ensure the world knows how much we got accomplished on the #ReelFlySummer list before the end of the year. So here we are. Flip through the slide show below for a full image count of the items we checked off the list. Maybe it will be super inspiring for your summer 2014? To summarize, the summer was ‘reel fly’…no pun intended.

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If you have any questions at all, I’m all ears, or shall I say eyes. Feel free to write me a quirky or corny comment below. Oh, and happy holidays to all, and to all a good night.

Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Chic.

xx Neda xx

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Splish Splash Argos: #ReelFlySummer – #16, 27

Hiya,

In big news this week, the #RoyalBaby was born! Did you know the #RoyalBaby hashtag generated 25300 tweets per minute? Not bad for a guy who didn’t have a name at the time.

This week’s #ReelFlySummer items included a long awaited splish splash party and cheering at a sports game for a sport that is pretty much foreign to us in nature.

#16 Cheer on the Argos Live

Football isn’t exactly a Canadian sport. However, after the Toronto Argonauts were prized with the 100th Grey Cup last year, there was a lot of anticipation surrounding what the team had to offer for the 2013 season. As you may know, I’m always buzzing about my friends. Well one of them happens to be on the media team for the Argos. He managed to get us tickets for the home opener. That’s not even the best part. We were seated in row 34 behind the Argos bench. That’s also not the best part. The best part was that they actually won the game! Oh, and the CN Tower was lit blue in honour of the Argos, which is pretty rad too.

Football fans are not exactly the friendliest people, to put it kindly. They’re a little explosive for my taste. Myself and the girls kept cheerful by painting warrior stripes on our faces and creating our own cheer, which you can see us pathetically perform with some Argos cheerleaders below. We kept in the rhythm of the game by cheering and standing when others did. Following the game, we partied with the Argos players and workers at Shoeless Joe’s. You can support the Toronto Argos by liking their Twitter page here.

VERDICT: One word of advice. Do not get up from your seat in the middle of a play to take pictures. People will not think it’s cute. 

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#27 Attend a Pool Party

The weather here in Toronto can be shady, both figuratively and literally. Luckily, an appropriate time finally came to throw a pool party. A group of us gathered. Most of the group ate 100 calorie ice cream bars and tanned, some ate quinoa and stayed in their mini-dresses, while others obnoxiously jumped in the pool. I was the obnoxious one.

VERDICT: Pool parties are a summer must! I just wish the pool had a lazy river and more people in the pool.

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More shenanigans coming 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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