Celebrity For A Day


Celebrity For A Day

February was one of my best work months in a long time. I was invited to participate and attend one of entertainment’s best charity events of the year.

City Gala, a star studded event that brought together Hollywood entertainers, world famous entrepreneurs, and business people from every corner of the globe to bring their mission to offer an organized business development program and ongoing technical support for under privileged young adults of Los Angeles. Their goal is to take participants full circle from learning a marketable skill or service to the conclusion of the program. The desired end result being the creation of their very own, fully operational small business.


I was honored to join the founder and a good friend of mine, Ryan Long, in organizing and pulling off the event. THEN I was invited to attend the event and was given backstage passes where I hobnobbed with the attendees and celebrities.

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My day started off with an awesome ride for my entire stay. I was given a 2016 Mazda3 S Grand Touring 4-door red sport car. It was great on gas getting almost 41 miles per gallon on the highway. It was a blast to drive and made me look and feel like a celebrity myself!


One great feature of the Mazda 3 is the Active Driving Display. You have all this information within your line of vision, so you can keep your eyes on the road at all times.  You have real-time vehicle speed, safety alerts and turn-by-turn directions displayed right in front of you. Very high tech!

The interior is comfortable and can seat five people. The seat and steering wheel were very ergonomic, and I could easily get comfortable driving. There are many safety features as well, like the proximity monitoring when you are using the cruise control, and blind spot monitoring. Sporty and safe is a great combination.


The interior also has separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls to make everyone happy.  The front bucket seats are also heated. The driver has a Multi-Adjustable Power Seat that is super comfortable and easy to adjust. The telescopic steering column also tilts. There is a nice overhead storage console and interior Auto Day/Night lighting. This Mazda 3 has all the comfort and perks you want plus it is just so fun to drive!


Not only does the Mazda 3 have great fuel economy, it has a powerful engine. It also has a Six-speed automatic with very smooth shifting. The body is lightweight for better handling, but very stable when driving.


I would so recommend either renting or buying one of these beautifully engineered cars! Honestly, I can’t remember the last time a car made me feel this good. I loved pulling up to the event in it, and it definitely got more then a few stares!

Once at my hotel, the jitters started to settle in a bit. I wasn’t nervous about my job or the role I was playing in the fantastic event, my stomach was jumping up and down over the event itself, the people I would meet and the awesome knowledge I would gain from people like Sir Richard Branson. I was thrilled!

As if all that wasn’t enough for me to be excited about, a knock on my door brought a special package. With shaky hands, I opened it and to my utter amazement the box contained every girl’s dream!

Adorn had loaned me the Lockwood Diamond Chandelier Necklace


and the Middleton Earrings Floating Diamond Drop Earrings.


OMG, I was flying high! I really did feel like a celebrity.


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Happy renting!

So that was my February…pretty cool, huh? One of my favorite things to do is participate in charitable events that help inner city youth in a way that they can then pay it forward themselves. This was an experience I won’t soon forget and hope to participate in many time again.