April 6, 2015
Hot Body Year Round Kick Off Party!
Just landed in NYC and am writing up a quickie blog post from my hotel room before I head out for my first meal. We took the red eye so I am super messed up. Haha. If you’re not on Periscope yet, DOWNLOAD IT. Later tonight I’ll be doing my nails ombre style and I will have my phone all the whole time to talk to you. It’ll be fun 🙂
I wanted to share pics with you from my Hot Body Pampering Party last week. It was a get together of my friends to celebrate the book launch. I held it at YouTube Space LA. We completely transformed the whole thing to a yoga studio with flower crowns, kombucha, fresh juices, massages, and a sea of pretty spring colored yoga mats from shopblogilates.com! It was so awesome to be surrounded by my friends and colleagues for such an important accomplishment in my life. Here is the photo story because I want you to feel like you were there too.
Me and my little Blogilates team headed to the YouTube Space early to lay out all of the yoga mats for our guests. How pretty are the colors!?
At the same time we were running around like crazy people trying to fill tons of these cute little crates with goodies for the VIP gifts! At Blogilates private events, I always strive to make my gifts bags memorable. In each crate came a copy of Hot Body Year Round, a recipe card for Coconut Power Balls, all the ingredients for the power balls (shredded coconut, medjool dates, raw walnuts) sponsored by my friends at Thrive Market, a free membership to Thrive Market (they are the Costco of Whole Foods), Quest Nutrition bars and protein powder, Stylehaul sunglasses, Em by Michelle Phan makeup, and of course…Jamberry Nail Stickers!!! YES!
When guests started arriving, it was time to walk the pink carpet! Here I am with my friend and the lovely actress Gracie Dzienny.
Don’t forget selfies with Guy Tang and Arika Sato! Guy is our hair god. I’m thinking of going a little blonder after the tour. What do you guys think?
After the pink carpet, guests were surprised with a flower crown station by The Crown Collective!
Here’s Beautybaby44, Lindsey Hughes, getting her custom flower crown fitted to her head! OMG the flowers are so pretty.
This is my amazing cousin Carolyn who is the woman behind the success of The Crown Collective. We grew up together as babies, so we know each other almost like sisters! It’s such a blessing to be able to work together on events like this. If you ever need a flower crown for your wedding, engagements photos, or any special occasion, check TCC out. She’s super artistic with her wreaths.
Next, it was time to bring down the house with a super intense, super fun POP Pilates class! Can anyone guess what move we’re doing here?
I just had to post this photo. Jason Chen (awesome YouTube singer) has the FUNNIEST face! He’s so into it, I love it! Jason always has the best attitude when it comes to trying new things.
Afterwards, everyone was treated to massages…
Super delicious creations by Quest Nutrition! These are their red velvet cake pops. Super high in protein and tastes like a YOLO. ‘cept it’s not. Quest has always been a such a huge supporter of Blogilates and I love them to death. They love you guys a lot too that’s why they always come out to feed you 🙂
Kombucha by Health-Ade. If you haven’t tried this yet – OMG. You must! It tastes SOOOO GOOD (like soda) but it’s healthy for you. My fave is the Pink lady Apple flavor.
Hint water! Hint has always been so kind to always sponsor Blogilates events. They are literally such nice people and I love their water to keep me hydrated. If you’ve never tried it, it is lightly flavored water. No calories or anything extra. Strawberry kiwi is my fave.
Oh man, and Blueprint came to help refresh us before and after our workout! Their juices are so delicious and JAM PACKED with vitamins and minerals. If you’re not a fan of eating veggies, then this is a great way to get your servings in. Smoothies are great too.
Oh and photobooths. They are a MUST at parties! DUH! Whenever I go to an event, I’m that weird person that stands in line multiple times to take pics. It’s just so fun. Haha. Anyone else like that?
Closeup of our printouts!
The night evolved into a kind of Friday night picnic and Acro Yoga playground. I learned how to do this pose, which I have no idea what it is called, with my new friend Lewis Howes. It was super cool just letting go, TRUSTING my partner, and believing that I could do this!
We then tried to multiply the effect and well, that didn’t exactly work out. Haha but we had many a laugh. I am here with my friends Brett Hoebel, Natalie Jill, Lewis Howes, and Jen Esquer.
Ok, I don’t know how so many people spotted Teala Dunn and Amanda Steele by the back of their heads in that class photo but you got it right! The girls were so cute!Here I am with some the POPsters I specially invited to my Hot Body Year Round launch party! You guys are all so precious. I love you so much!
BIG thanks to all of the sponsors who helped make this event possible! My network Stylehaul, YouTube Space LA for helping me plan the event and do the decor according to my Pinterest board, Thrive Market, Quest Nutrition, Hint Water, Health-Ade Kombucha, Blueprint juices, Jamberry, Em by Michelle Phan, and The Crown Collective.
Hope you guys liked this photo story! I had a fantastic time and I can’t wait to see you guys on tour. Tomorrow I’m in NYC for the first stop at the Soho 24 Hr Fitness Ultra Sport. Can’t wait to hug you!