California, Knows How to Party

Hi friends 😀

me (2)  pilot (2)

What a crazy amazing event last night… California (and Gatorade) certainly know how to party hearty 😉


party (2)

After I last saw you, the Pilot and I got ready to hit up the G Series Fit launch party, here at the SLS Hotel (where we’re staying). My aunt saved my life by hooking me up with a dress to wear, since finding one didn’t work out so well.

The winner was this Badgley Mischka chocolate brown number:


Since I’m a shorty, I usually have to buy petite dresses because regular ones are too long. There wasn’t enough time to get the dress tailored, so I did a hotel hem job by pinning up the underneath (very gently!) with safety pins.


+ tan shoes picked up at Lohmann’s while the Pilot and I were oat and aboat: (out and about)


Jewelry from Express:


My seksi date 😀

When we went downstairs to the party, it was paparazzi extravaganza!


I LOVED it 🙂

There were quite a few celebrities at the party, including:

-Chase Crawford

-Minka Kelly

-Ryan Phillipe (who was standing almost right next to us for most of the night! I pictured him to be taller, but he’s a little taller than my height)

-Harry Shum Jr. (the amazing hip hop dancer in Glee!)

-Ryan Cabrera

-Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker! Hawt)

-The E! News anchors (minus my fashion idol, Giuliana)

-Athletes and trainers

There were so many times when I was like “Oh my god! I want a picture with them!” but they all seemed to be enjoying themselves and I didn’t want to fan it up. So I took many, many mental photos 😉

One celebrity that I had no prob asking for a photo was this lovely lady right here:

lacey stone

Lacey Stone!

Lacey is someone whom I truly admire- an extremely motivational and hardcore fitness instructor and celebrity trainer. Keep your eye out for her… she’s already done incredible things but this is just the beginning. I also had the chance to meet Jessica, who was absolutely gorgeous and a total sweetheart. (When I saw Jessica, I looked over at the Pilot and said that life isn’t fair. He agreed)

At the party, they had two open bars (vino was certainly consumed), lots of hors d’oeuvres and cheese tables


smoothies, gazpachos, pastries


mini ice cream cones

brown rice paella (!)


all of the new Gatorade products for sampling

and representatives playing the interactive Gatorade G Fit game.


Some pics:


pilot (3)


It was an incredible event and we are both so thankful that we had the opportunity to attend. Thank you Gatorade, and mayjah thanks to my friends Ashley and Julie 😀 (Loved seeing you girls and getting to chat last night!)

We’re off to enjoy our last morning here before heading to the airport!

See ya later today 😀



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  1. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food on April 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm


    what a wonderfully swanky afair! you two look gorgeous, so glad it went well – super exciting! 🙂

  2. Jess @ Fit Chick in the City on April 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    What an amazing night! Your right, Lacey is one to watch out for. Love the dress and love that you guys had such a great night. Maybe the next swanky event you get invited to will be in NYC.

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      or even just for vacay! love ny 🙂

  3. Jackie @ Baking Charms on April 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Wow the party looks amazingg! I saw Minka Kelly featured on for her outfit at the event and thought of you 🙂

  4. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on April 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    OH wow! HOW fun! I love your dress-so pretty. This looks like one swankified event, Gina 🙂 Glad it went well-enjoy the rest of LA!!

  5. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on April 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    WOW Gina!! This looks fantastic – and HAAWWWWT dress by the way! What an incredible opporunity. I’m crazy jealous that you got to see Jesse Metcalfe too! Enjoy the rest of your time in LA – sounds like a blast so far!

  6. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on April 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Brown rice paella?! Yes. Yes please. 🙂

  7. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on April 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Looks like an amazing event!! Love the dress you picked, too! My husband has a serious crush on Minka Kelly, so I’m kinda glad we weren’t there to see her! LOL 😉 Isn’t it funny how most celebrities are all smaller in person??

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in LA!

  8. Bex @ Bex Blog on April 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    That looks amazing!

    How do you manage to score such awesome opportunities such as this?

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      i was really fortunate to be contacted by gatorade to see if i wanted to participate

  9. Leanne on April 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I loooooove your dress Gina! Both you and the Pilot look dashing!

    Good to hear you had a fun time!

  10. Ashley @ Feeding Ashley on April 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Wow, that is so incredibly awesome.
    I love the dress too! You look gorgeous, and I’m glad it was an awesome experience.

  11. Nicole @ Fresh & Fit on April 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    What an amazing swanky LA part-hay. I wouldn’t have asked celebs for pictures either. Instead I would have been a total creep and pretended to take pictures of myself, while making sure celebrities in the back ground were the main focus.

    I’m glad you two were able to share such an great experience!

  12. Ally (oatsandspice) on April 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I am obsessed with you dress! LOVEEE IT – the color looks great on you! How awesome that you got to go to such a fun party with tons of celebrities – super jealous! Have a great time in LA 🙂

  13. Casey on April 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Awesome! Did any of the celebs seem super sweet or like major jerks? Not that you probably had hour-long convos with any, but you know. 🙂

    Looks like you had fun–the dress is gorgeous on you!

  14. Chelsea on April 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Sounds like a great night!! I am super jealous. I also would have never expected food to be an an event where celebrities are. I thought they avoided food like the plague! LOL!! j/k!

  15. Kari on April 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Great colour of dress, it suits you! And Ryan Phillipe?! Didn’t really want to know his height issue, kind of wrecks it for me…only a little bit though 🙂

  16. Ida on April 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    How fun! You’ve been on a role with the song lyric titles- love it.

  17. Holly on April 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    That looks like an AWESOME event!!! So many stars- so cool 🙂

  18. Love it! Looks like you had a blast!

    Also… I have those exact same shoes. They’re one of my favorites. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      they were painful, though!!

  19. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Gina what an amazing post!!!

    First, you look incredible! The dress totally worked like a charm for you. Your aunt had a diamond in the rough just waiting for you…that is so awesome and love that you could just do the “hotel hem job” with pins b/c of the ruffles. So cool that it just worked out that way!

    The food, drinks, celebs, papparzi and photographers, meeting other people…wow. SO FUN! What an amazing experience for you and I bet you’re feeling pretty awesome about things! 🙂 And that Pilot could be with you and experience it all too..nice!

  20. Chelsa on April 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    you looked gorgeous in the dress

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      thank you! <3

  21. CathyK on April 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    both you and the pilot simple dazzle, gina! you look smashing in that dress. thanks for all of the fabulous photos! that’s an affair to remember!
    safe travels home!

  22. jenna on April 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    this post gave me chills! what an amazing night! I love love love your dress! it put the other two you were looking at to shame! you and ur date looked gorg. per usual!

  23. Chelsea on April 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    ahh i’m so jealous of the celebs you got to see!! Ryan Phillipe is yummmmmy hahah 🙂 You guys look like you had a blast though!

  24. Whitney @ Whitinspired on April 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Looks Iike you guys had so much fun!! I’ve seen a few celebrities b/c I live in a town where they film movies and various crappy tv shows (ahem, One Tree Hill) but I never want to bother them for a picture!

  25. Shanna, Like Banana on April 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Chase Crawford? Swooooon!

    What a blast!

  26. carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream on April 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    The party looks so posh! And that dress is super cute! You might have to become the fashionista as well 😛

  27. Liz on April 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Your dress looks fantastic! Sounds like such a great event. I’ve always wanted to go to something like that!

  28. Lauren- HungryDancer on April 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Love the SLS hotel, so gorgeous! Speaking of gorgeous, look at you!!! Love the dress!!

  29. Stephanie on April 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    You shorten your hems, I need to take my hems out to make them longer! 😛

  30. RhodeyGirl on April 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    1- you both look hot
    2- I want to know if the Pilot is drinking vodka or water in the last two pics
    3- That hotel is gorgeous!
    4- I feel like I’m friends with the Pilot even though I’ve never met him. I’m so creepy!

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      5. i tell the pilot we need to go visit you two allllll the time 🙂
      miss you, friend!

  31. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on April 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, looks like a great time!!!

  32. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    holy living the life! looks so amazing there. wow.
    Loved that dress by the way

  33. Fit Girl NW on April 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Love it! Thank you so much for sharing – it’s great to be able to live vicariously through your adventures 🙂 I agree – life isn’t fair! haha!

  34. Kelly on April 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    What fun! Jesse Metcalf came to an event I went to in grad school where we had this massive assembly line of college students filling bags with rice and dried food to be sent to third world countries.

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      hottie, right? 🙂

  35. Holly @ The Runny Egg on April 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    That looks like so much fun! The food, the booze, all of it 🙂

    You look so beautiful!

  36. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat on April 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    LOVE the dress and the food looked delish!

  37. Kimberley on April 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    That looks like so much fun ! And you look gorgeous girl, definitly a good pick on the dress!

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      thank you!

  38. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on April 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Love that dress! The color looks great on you. Even though you didn’t get pictures.. it still must have been awesome to be in the same place with so many famous people!!

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      thank you! yes, it was definitely fun to recognize some tv faces 🙂

  39. lindsay on April 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    now that is fab time! You guys look great! so glad you are able to enjoy the special occasion together.

  40. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) on April 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I LOVE that dress G !! You totally rocked it. Oh, and your date looks pretty good too 😉

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm

      he’s a good looking guy 😉

  41. Ashley on April 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Wow, what an event!!! You + the pilot are both looking quite “seksi.” 🙂 Glad you two enjoyed yourselves. Safe travels home!

  42. Sable @ SquatLikeALady on April 13, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Oh my gosh! That is so spectacular.

    That dress looks GREAT on you! Perfect color, length, design, everything! I think you need to help me prepare for big events 😉

  43. Freya on April 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    My goodness lady, you are STUNNING!

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      you’re a sweetheart- thank you 🙂

  44. Parita @ myinnershakti on April 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Oh wow…so fun! You and the Pilot both look amazing! And I love Jesse Metcalf…HOT!

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      he was SUPER hot. haha

  45. Tracey on April 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Wow! Sounds and looks like a great party!

  46. Sarah K on April 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Looks like a fun party….very chic. Not to mention the fact that Chase Crawford and Jesse Metcalfe were there, jealous!

  47. Pure2Raw Twins on April 13, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Yes they do! Your dress was gorgeous! What a fun party 🙂 So cool that you got to see how those famous people what an amazing experience soooooo happy for you dear friend!!! xoxo

  48. Lisa on April 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    The celebs probably thought yawl were celebs. You two fit right in!

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      thank you friend! i actually had a dream we were shopping together last night 🙂

  49. Mindy on April 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    that dress looks great on you!
    Chace Crawford and Jesse Metcalf!!! I think they are both hot! haha. I would have been totally star struck.
    um…I don’t even know what paella is……?

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      it’s a spanish dish with seafood and rice– really good stuff!

  50. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Oh my gosh, you must have been pinching yourself the whole time to check if it was real! That is so awesome that you got to go to a party with celebs! And you actually looked like quite the celeb yourself – that dress is amazing! 😀

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      thank you girl- it was definitely an even to remember

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