My first We Love Summer

Events, Fashion


I finally attended my first ever We Love Summer…and it definitely won’t be my last!

This has to be one of my favourite events I have ever been to. Everything about it was so on point and of course the crew I went with…made it even better.

The venue – Bluerock Waterski Club in Somersetwest – was breathtaking and the weather was perfect. The set up was organised and easily accessible. I never stood in the line for the bar longer than 2 minutes. The only hack I found was the line for the ladies bathrooms (though this seems to be a problem at most parties or events).

 

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Dressing up and getting ready for this much anticipated event was a serious glitter-flash tattoo-bindi-face jewels-festival outfit kind of do. The sun was out, the excitement was building, the laughter was on point – We were ready to attend our very first We Love Summer (after waiting a whole year). I would go on and on about the incredible human-beings I went with, but I’ll just leave it at “I wouldn’t have had it any other way.” We were in my little car (My dearly beloved white Toyota Tazz, we call her Tazmin) and on our way. The girls were popping bottles of champagne on the backseat and the deep house tunes were blaring. The exact sort of vibe needed to get seriously keen for a good party.

The arrival was a bit of an anti-climax. Firstly, getting pulled over before we even entered the event parking lot we were told to discard ALL alcohol…might I add, there was a lot. Luckily my alcohol free beers could stay and I was even allowed to take it in with me to the festival area. Then finding out that THIS specific event, they decided to be super strict about the “no-under-21s” (please note that if you know Lauren Cowing, you can just imagine how the stress-pot was reacting) and with pretty much half the crew being under-21, it was a major let down…but of course…the oldies (Danielle and myself) had a plan. After some chatting and giggling like little girls and planning, it worked! We got the youngsters in and we had finally entered “paradise”

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The drinks were expensive (but lucky for me, the water and cold drinks weren’t too bad), the food was pretty average, but the music….Oh the music! After all, that is what we came for right? I hadn’t danced in a while before WLS. All I can say is, I danced my little heart out. Let loose the trance fairy in me and the silly stomper. The day time was cool, but the evening was even better. The lights, the flashes, the music, the fire dancers, the massive bonfire…it was so rad. Im not sure I stopped moving the entire evening (while also not drinking, which is still a huge accomplishment for me). I guess when you haven’t been out or able to party in so long and also know it won’t be for a while again after this…you kind of just take full advantage of it.

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After an evening of receiving a little angel from some random guy( who apparently gives one of these little items to one specific person at every festival he goes to), trying to get rid of the little foreigner who would NOT leave Amy alone, bunting an old man who wanted to “party” with us and searching high and low for Amy’s missing/stolen shoe…

We left the party with sore feet, happy hearts, a million photos and memories I will hold on to forever.

Till next time WLS, the crew will be seeing you again

 

Roxanne!

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The big 21!

Events

If ever I have experienced stressful, it would definitely be planning my 21st. Hot damn diggity.

Though the stereo kept cutting out and I hardly got to really ACTUALLY have a proper conversation with any of my friends at the party…it was one to remember.

The theme? A Hawaiian Luau 🌸.

Without my mom’s help planning this special occasion it would not have been anywhere near as incredible as it was.

The decor made you feel as though you were at a legitimate Luau (though the weather was not playing along – as my friend Fish said “Its quite cold in a Hawaii” – and knowing Fish you’d know why this is hilarious.) My guests couldn’t get enough of the food. The cake was made by a friend of my mom’s and had people in awe. I even had some lovely Red Bull promoters come around and hand out free cans of energy (all thanks to my friend Mikayla for organising it).

As cold as the evening was I persisted in staying in my luau attire which consisted of nothing else but my bikini and something plastic wrapped around my waist which resembled a Hawaiian grass skirt. I mean, come on, the birthday girl had to stay in character.

A huge help was having a photographer to take the photos during the course of the evening. After so many birthday parties before, I was tired of being photographer and wanted some professional shots of the occasion. Heidi didn’t fail to deliver.

As many of my friends may know, I am one for speeches. By the time the speeches came about everyone was already well “on their way to party mode”, including me. So with great confidence I got up on a chair in our living room in front of +/- 70 people to present a heartfelt speech dedicated to my friends and family for coming all the way to celebrate with me as well as thank my parents for being awesome. This speech was then followed by a speech from my sister, which then was followed by more shots, cake and beer pong.

The party, unfortunately, ended early as the speaker kept cutting out and we were stuck with my pathetic little stereo. So, my friends and I left the “older friends” at home and we headed out to the infamous Legends in town.

All in all, as I said before, it was a party to remember. I had people there that meant the world to me. People who really cared for me and supported me over the years, especially the few months before my party.

I know I had the opportunity to maybe travel instead of throw a party, but I’m not sure I would change that evening or swap it…for anything.

So thanks again to those who shared it with me, next one coming soon.

God Bless,

Roxanne

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