As a kid growing up, I was exposed to so many outdoor activities. I still have very fond memories of cold nights spent in sleeping bags, giggling and counting shooting stars.
Time went by, and I grew up into a city dweller. When In Manila, I learned to go out, shop and dine. The only exercise I get is when I walk through Landmark from Glorietta, to get to Greenbelt. The urban jungles of Manila have become the only jungle I am familiar with. I was afraid, and yes, it was very apparent that I have lost my fun, outdoor side.
I was trying to wrap my head around this realization and trying to convince myself of otherwise when word was given about Roxy’s Femme Fling. Roxy was inviting bloggers for a day of fun and activities at their store in Nuvali. Knowing of Roxy’s fun and active reputation, I immediately got on board. Roxy, challenge accepted!
posing as Roxy Girls.
The day started with a 10:30 a.m. meet up at R.O.X. in Bonifacio Highstreet, which happens to be the biggest sports, outdoor, and recreation store in Southeast Asia. We then took two of these cool Rockstar vans to Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
It was at almost 12 when we arrived. After those Rockstar energy drinks while on the way, there was very excited chatter. Lunch was served courtesy of Sumo Sam. During a sushi making demo, they explained that their restaurant makes use of authentic ingredients that gives their food that extra oomph!
My favorites were the Tempura, the Salmon with Wasabi Cream Sauce, the Salmon Sashimi, and the Crunchy Tuna Maki.
After the meal, we headed on to the Nuvali Qucksilver store, which carries Roxy, and started with the days activities. A very comfortable beach setting greeted us once in the store. There were these pink oversized Roxy pillows, seashell decors, and even gummy sea critters! Isn’t it pretty?
First up were manicures from Nail-a-holics. The pampering begins…
Next up was a make up demo from Wet n’ Wild. I’ve always been familiar with the brand and I use it myself, but I never knew that it started as makeup for surfer girl types hence the name.
We were then given a short presentation on Roxy as a brand. I believe the best line from that was: “Roxy is like a summer day that never ends”.
The fashion challenge was our next activity. We were divided into groups and given a specific theme. We were to style and shoot a Roxy campaign with that theme.
Our theme: Playa Del Sol
Checking out our chosen location.
After much giggling, hair tossing, and a few bikinis later, here are some of our photos.
We didn’t win the challenge, though it really didn’t matter much at that point. Prizes were awarded to the winners and giveaways were given out to everyone. This included gift certificates from Roxy. Yay!
Imagine the possibilities, all those swim suits!
My friend Trish, who took most of these photos, committing swimsuit lust.
There was a longboarding activity set up next which I was excited for, but shopping overshadowed everything else, and we didn’t get to go anymore.
It was a long, fun, and tiring day. The Roxy Femme Fling was one for the books. Roxy shows us that you don’t really have to be the outdoorsy type to have an adventure. It’s all about the attitude.
When In Manila, in Sta. Rosa, or anywhere in the world make sure to channel your Roxy girl and get into that fun summer spirit.
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