I remember, when I went back to work full-time 14 years ago, I called my best friend after the first day. I’ve told this story before, but it bears repeating. She asked me, “How was it?” And I said, “Odd. I don’t know who lived my life today, but it wasn’t me.”
When I went back to work again this time, I also left a life behind that has persisted in my absence.
The Secret Life of Lisa The Style Blogger
It appears that in Blog Year 3 PR agencies figure out you exist, and begin to send offers and requests. So here is what imaginary Lisa The Style Blogger has been doing while Lisa The Software Executive goes to work.
LTSB wakes up, and brushes her teeth with a compostable toothbrush.
World Centric has unveiled a line of compostable toothbrushes and travel
cases that are made from a plant based resin called Ingeo™. The toothbrush
and case are certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute
(BPI). They are also more environmentally friendly, having a smaller carbon
footprint because Ingeo takes less energy to produce than petroleum based
As it turns out, she has to snap off the toothbrush head before disposal, as the nylon-bristle doesn’t biodegrade. Whoops.
LTSB dons her Foxcroft blouse, sent complimentary for review. Wait. Real Lisa needs summer blouses. Hmm.
She accessorizes with silver circle earrings from Alice Roche. Also complimentary for review. Wait, real Lisa likes this stuff.
Now suitably clad, she reads about the Plaza Hotel, from her advance cop of Inside the Plaza. What a happy morning.
Ward Morehouse III, who himself did some growing up at the Plaza, has collected all its gems and looked into all the nooks, crannies, and dark corners for this revised and updated edition of Inside the Plaza: An Intimate Portrait of the Ultimate Hotel (Applause Books, $27.99). In this edition, Morehouse recounts the hotel’s recent $450 million transformation, with its 181 luxury condominium residences, 282 guest rooms and suites, and landmark public spaces, such as the Oak Room and Oak Bar.
She also peruses this photo of Al Pacino, only to learn that,
Elite Aviation, the premier global private jet company, and Piaggio Aero, manufacturer of the P.180 Avanti II aircraft, flew Academy Award-winning actor Al Pacino to the San Francisco premiere of his highly anticipated documentary – Wilde Salome, which was held on March 21 at the iconic Castro Theater.
She has barely recovered from the chagrin of missing Mr. Pacino’s hair moment, when time comes to dress for the Rebecca Taylor Fashion Week runway show. She wonders why Elite Aviation didn’t offer to fly her to New York, and is sure she would happily have arranged to sport an odd coiffure in exchange for the perq.
LTSB chooses a Karina dress to wear to the show, with LAMO boots and Elyria jewelry. Succès fou! She confesses however that the Elyria is on loan. Nobody offered to let her keep the $12,500 earrings. Drat. And real Lisa thinks again about trying a dress. Think of all the stomach-sucking-in she could give up.
Style Blogger Lisa finds all this rushing about, even with the support of flattering dresses and silver jewelry, quite stressful. Apparently she needs a stiff drink at the end of the day.
Exclusiv Vodka has both a low pricetag and an upper echelon taste that recently won a Double Gold Medal in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, placing it in the same caliber of today’s most expensive top-shelf vodkas. With this high rating, its low price of just $9.99 a litre, and its nine international awards, Exclusiv Vodka truly gives you the most bang for your buck.
Bang for your buck indeed. And if all that style blogging failed to pay Lisa’s bills, no problem. The PR people will take care of her.
Happy to send over a sample of the vodka. Please contact Shannah@HollywoodConnectionsPR.com to submit a request for samples or hi res images.
Enfin, you’ll find LTSB staring at high resolution photos of bottles of inexpensive vodka. At least the wrinkles around her eyes will have been eradicated by a PaloVia Laser.
Oh the glamor.
I started this post off quite tongue-in-cheek, only to find I’ve been overlooking lovely opportunities. That happens, when work trumps. I might have to start supporting the good parts of my imaginary life. As might we all, from time to time.
Thank you to all the companies sending me ideas. Much appreciated.
In case I need to make this perfectly clear, no recompense or free goods have been received for this post. Just a lot of possibilities.