I’m still on cloud 9 after a whirlwind week in Hollywood. I was there to attend the premiere of Iron Man 3 at the iconic El Capitan Theater with 24 other fabulous bloggers and it was thrilling! Leading up to the event I purchased and borrowed dress after dress to finally decide on something a bit more formal.
From the moment I landed in Los Angeles, my excitement just grew and grew. Not to mention a little bit of anxiety. I dressed and headed down to meet the group. I grabbed a few friends, old and new, and we posed for some pre-event shots.Top right is Ashley from Crunchy Frugalista, middle pic is my photo buddy and #shortfriend Sarah from East 9th Street, and at the bottom is Crystal from Simply Being Mommy and Kas from Southern Bella’s Ways to Save!Our shuttles took us a block or two from the event, and wouldn’t you know it, Robert Downey Jr. drove right by with his wife in a convertible Audi surrounded with bike police with license plates reading STARK16! My starstruck mentality kicked in and I wanted to run screaming after the car but I kept it together and we started our walk to the red carpet as a mature group. My eyes bugged out and strained to see all the gorgeous celebrities gracing the carpet. Gwyneth Paltrow looked stunning in a part sheer number. Emily VanCamp from Revenge and Brothers and Sisters was adorable. Don Cheadle looked dashing, and I even got a quick shot Robert Downey Jr. signing autographs for his fans. Well, his eyes and hair made the shot.I had 30 seconds to pose, thanks to Sarah for snapping this shot and Laura from Wheel ‘n Deal Mama for the epic photobomb! 😉It’s like a photo from Where’s Waldo when we grabbed a press shot from FiOS. See me looking quite overwhelmed and confused? We finally made it into the theater, unfortunately we had to surrender our phones and cameras, but the energy was amazing and I tried to soak it all in. Until the beginning of the film we were able to watch a live feed from the carpet on the big screen. Here’s some of what we saw…(photos courtesy of Disney/Marvel)
The movie was brilliant and I’ll let you know more in my upcoming post. The night was something I’ll never forget, someone quick pinch me and let me know I was not dreaming the whole thing! Combine that with lasting friendships and special surprises my week was something people dream about! You have to see the film when it’s released this Friday, May 3!
My trip was hosted by Disney and Marvel, all opinions 100% my own.