My name is Robyn and I’m a typical mid-20-something year-old girl from Toronto. I’m in PR and love what I do. My two other loves are sports and tech products. But because of my love for sports and tech, I’m what most people would call a tomboy. These days I try to only let my tomboy side come out on the football field or volleyball court.
I recently took two crazy back-to-back trips to Europe in one month and wrote home to my girlfriends along the way about some of my nerves, laughs, and excitement. My girlfriends thought my notes home were entertaining and so I thought I’d share a bit about my unbelievable trips. Here’s my first note home (I wrote this from the lounge in Pearson Airport)
Up, up and away….to Paris?
Nerves would be an understatement to describe the way I’m feeling right now or the way that I’ve felt all week. A minute ago I felt so nauseous I thought I might faint, so I grabbed a ginger ale (because that’s what I drink when I don’t feel well) and decided to document every terrifying moment I was about to experience over the next three days.
I’ll promise to try and include some of the good moments in my notes home, but for now everything about this trip is terrifying. This is absolutely the craziest thing I’ve ever done – and I mean EVER. I’m the girl who moved home half way through university in order to still have dinner with my family every night. I’m also the girl who hangs out with her parents when I don’t feel like staying up to the wee hours of the morning partying.
Okay, I have to jump in here and defend myself. I’m not a total nerd, but I do love ‘family time’. My family is super close and we routinely have family euchre nights, ladies night and the like. Don’t get me wrong, I also love and cherish partying with friends, but let’s be honest, my body can’t handle going out every night. Now that I’ve cleared that up, back to my journal…
I’m sitting here in the “Club Lounge” aka the place where people come to consume adult beverages, eat disgusting app-ies and talk really loudly on their cell phones. I’m not sure if it’s mandatory, but I’m pretty sure there must be a sign somewhere in here that reads: “Upon entry all guests must place their cell phone volume on the loudest, most annoying ringer possible”. Note: my cell phone is currently on vibrate and will remain that way.
And that brings me to my next thought. How the heck did I get here. And why did I think this was a good idea. I’m petrified beyond belief to fly across the ocean on my own. Oh and let’s not forget that I’m going to a country where I don’t speak the language (I dropped French after grade 9) and oh yes, right, to be meeting a guy I barely know. I should also mention that this trip was booked by someone other than me so I don’t have all of my confirmation numbers, just a plane ticket.
Being a Virgo, I feel doomed and close to failure at this moment. While most people in my shoes (Nike Free 5.0’s) would feel thrilled or excited, I still just feel nauseous. Umm….“more ginger ale please!” Isn’t it Jay-Z who raps “On to the next one?” He’s talking about ginger ale for his tummy right?…Regardless, he’s a musical genius.
Okay so maybe I’m not doomed, but Virgo’s like details and are very organized, especially when they travel. A Virgo starts packing at least two weeks before any trip, not two days. A Virgo has city maps, alternate route plans, a schedule, hand sanitizer, pre-purchased city tours and does not take a trip to Paris with just a week’s notice. But alas, I am here…in the “Club Lounge”. My baggage is checked and probably being loaded onto the plane at this moment and I’m into my second pop, about to get my third (What? It’s free! And when will this ever happen to me again?). I have my $4800 (EUR) ticket that I’m petrified to loose and will be departing for Paris in T-minus 1.5 hours. F – I still have 1.5 hours….
You may now be wondering how I ended up in the Club Lounge at Pearson and why I was on my way to Paris, and those are both good questions. I have so much more to share and will include more details about why I was heading to Paris in my next entry.
If you haven’t checked out a Blo bar yet, make sure you get on it stat! Blo is to hair styling what pink is to Andy Warhol. A fun, hip take on the everyday hair blow-out. Each franchise is aesthetically pleasing and you will immediately feel submerged in a chic, stylish setting, surrounding by white and pinks.
Not only will the gorgeous team at Blo style your hair, but each store carries a variety of cool products that fit in with the atmosphere and theme. PlastiChic products are currently carried at the Bloor West Village location. The Ice Cube is available in pink, white, black, gray and military green and they Crystal Frame and watch 01 can be found there as well. With Christmas coming up, it’s the perfect time to get a blo-out and a gift for someone special - or maybe just for yourself!
Check out the Polyvore creation featuring the Acid Green Ice Cube by popular Toronto blog, HeyDoYou. This set, entitled “Wild One” demonstrates a fantastic way to incorporate a bright color into your wardrobe.
Wild One by heydoyou featuring heart jewelry
This watch is available at Boathouse and many other boutiques across Canada and will soon be available for purchase on our online store!!
Can you come up with some great creations featuring the Ice Cube?
We had a great time on Saturday at Toronto’s awesome store, Design Republic, where we celebrated the timely arrival of PlastiChic on Queen St. West. Several lucky Twitter followers (@LovePlastiChic) received a free Ice Cube watch.
The Ice Cube can be purchased at Design Republic for $39.99. There are 18 awesome colors to choose from and are the perfect gift for the holidays. Stay tuned to our Twitter feed for upcoming specials from Design Republic and PlastiChic!
Make sure to put a visit to Design Republic (639 Queen St. West) on your list of things to do this Saturday. We will be doing a live Twitter feed throughout the day and a few special watch giveaways to celebrate PlastiChic’s arrival on one of Toronto’s coolest streets.
PlastiChic is thrilled to be readily available to the swinging hipsters of Queen Street West in Toronto. The Ice Cube can now be found at Design Republic (located in the gorgeous Bourroughs building) at 639 Queen St. West. Stay tuned for tons of promotions, contests and giveaways coming PlastiChic and Design Republic. We will also be doing a live in-house Twitter feed on weekends to keep you updated on all the store’s great deals. With Christmas around the corner, make sure you swing by and pick your favorite color quick!
Don’t forget to change your watches for time change! Here are some simple instructions on how to change you PlastiChic watches
Set the date and time – Watch 01 and Monochrome:
1- Press the A button twice.
2- When the month figure appears, press the M button to set the month.
3- Press the A button once again, the date figure appears and press M to set the date.
4- Press the A button once again, the hour figure appears and press the M button to set the hour.
5- Press the A button once again, the minute figure appears and press the M button to set the minute.
Generally, the A button is to select the function (month, date, time, minute). The M button is to adjust the function.
Set the date and time -Ice Cube:
1- Press the left button twice.
2- When the month figure appears, press the right button to set the month.
3- Press the left button once again, the date figure appears and press the right button to adjust the date.
4- Press the left button once again, the hour figure appears and press the right button to set the time.
5- Press the left button once again, the minute figure appears and press the right button to set the minute.
Generally, the left button is to select the function (month, date, time and minute), the right button is to adjust the function.
On Saturday, Blo in Bloor West Village (Toronto) threw an amazing customer appreciation party. There were cocktails, gift bags, and complementary hair styling services. Wrists were adorned with hot pink Ice Cube watches to help celebrate that PlastiChic is now sold at this location. Check out all the great pictures!
We always knew PlastiChic had hot products, but when Vogue says so, it means it’s official. The gorgeous PlastiChic bamboo sunglasses (available this spring) are in this month’s Vogue magazine. We are speechless!
It’s really the perfect combination. The ever stylish and hip Blo - Blow Dry Bar is now carrying PlastiChic watches at the Bloor West Village location in Toronto.
This Saturday, November 6th, PlastiChic will be launching at Blo at the Blo Has A Crush On You.
PlastiChic prize packs are up for grabs, and there will be fun and goodies throughout the night! Stay tuned for pics!