I feel like Cinderella on the way to the royal ball. I was invited by Disney to walk the red carpet this weekend for the premier of Cinderella! I still can’t believe it and feel like I have to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming!
The opportunities that I have received through my blog have been a huge blessing to me and my family. This trip is like winning a grand prize that I would never imagine winning! I’ll be sharing the entire trip via social media using #CinderellaEvent Be sure to follow along!
Next weekend, I’ll be leaving 0°F degree temps and arriving in sunny California with 70°F temps. I will finally thaw out! I’ll be joined by 24 other bloggers for this amazing event!
We’ll be staying at the luxurious Loews Hollywood Hotel, the prime location for everything Hollywood. It is at the center of it all – the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, The Academy Awards, and so much more!
This gorgeous hotel is sure to pamper us. It is at the heart of Hollywood and just moments from all the sights!
Day One of #CinderellaEvent
I love hiking, especially while traveling to a new destination. There are a few of us bloggers that will arrive early in the morning, before the others, so we have the opportunity to hike a trail by Runyon Canyon, near Hollywood where we’ll see amazing views of Hollywood and the Hollywood sign! What a great way to start off our trip!
For dinner on Day 1, we’ll be enjoying homemade Italian cuisine at Trastevere Ristorante. It is part of the Dolby Theater which is where The Academy Awards are!
After a long hike, I’m sure we will work up an appetite for the cuisine that promises a twist on what you’d expect from Italian foods.
Day Two of #CinderellaEvent
JCPenny Glam Ball
Next Sunday is the red carpet premier of Cinderella! To get the magical evening started, I’ll have my own “Fairy God Mother” of sorts to get me ready at the JCPenny Glam Ball! I cannot wait! They will be styling my hair, doing my makeup and even giving me accessories to wear on the big night! I just hope everything doesn’t turn back into a pumpkin at midnight! ha!
Disney really knows how to give us ladies the royal treatment, we’ll even have a High Tea lunch during the JCPenny Glam Ball. I’ve never been to a High Tea! Follow my transformation at the Glam Ball socially with #JCPCinderellaMoment
Red Carpet Premier of Cinderella
After we are all glammed up, it’s time to head over to the one and only El Capitan Theatre!
To start the evening off, we’ll be able to check out the costumes and props from the actual Cinderella movie!
Next will be the Royal Ball Premier Party and red carpet walk!! I’ll be walking the same red carpet as all the stars…a few steps back, of course but still!! I can’t believe that I will be walking the red carpet in Hollywood! I’ll be sure to take plenty of pictures to share with you all of the excitement!!
As you may know, I’m a huge fan of Disney FROZEN and so is my family! Before the premier of Cinderella, there will be a short of FROZEN FEVER! I’m so excited that Disney created this short for all of us fans that can’t get enough of our favorite characters – Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf .
You’ll be able to see FROZEN FEVER starting March 13th when Cinderella comes to the big screen too!
As soon as I saw the first preview of Cinderella, I couldn’t wait to see the movie! Cinderella has always been my favorite Disney movie. I’m so thrilled to see it brought to life from animation with a line-up for top notch actors. The movie looks magnificent with stunning scenes and costumes.
It is going to be a beautiful, dazzling movie. I’ll be sure to share my full review once I get back from the trip.
Day Three of #CinderellaEvent
As if walking the red carpet with the stars of Cinderella isn’t enough, the magic continues the following day when we will have the chance to interview them! I am still coming up with interview questions for everyone. If you have a question that you are dying to ask, please comment below and I’ll ask for you!
The beautiful Lily James is Cinderella. I’m especially excited to meet her and see if her role as Lady Rose in Downton Abbey helped her in securing or preparing for her role of Cinderella!
Next, we’ll interview the Prince himself, Richard Madden! I haven’t seen him in film but he is best known as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones. With that smile and those eyes, he is sure to charm his way on the big screen as Prince Charming! I’ll be investigating more for interview questions – have any for me?
I can’t wait to see Cate Blanchett in the role of Lady Tremaine in Cinderella. We’ll also have the opportunity to meet and interview her as a group. She has won so many awards and starred in so many films but my absolute favorite was her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Her beauty shined through as she aged and loved.
Next, we will have the opportunity to interview with Director Kenneth Branagh. Among many other successes, he has experience directing and starring in several William Shakespeare adaptations. I can’t wait to ask how and if this influenced Cinderella.
Finally, we will be able to meet and interview the award-winning and ultra-talented Costume Designer Sandy Powell. I can’t wait to ask her about the gorgeous designs in Cinderella. What characters were her favorite to design? The breaktaking Cinderella gown? The overdone and obnoxious step sisters? The evil stepmother’s dresses? How did the original film and history play a part? Oh, so many questions!!
I still can’t believe that I have this amazing opportunity ahead of me. It is going to be a fantastic trip and I can’t wait to share all the glorious details with you. I’ll be sharing socially live the entire time using #CinderellaEvent I hope you will follow along with me!
Please comment below if you have any questions you are dying to ask!!
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