J-14 Magazine and Pastry teamed up to give one fan the ultimate Cody Simpson experience -- and all expenses paid trip to Santa Monica, CA, to hang out with Cody as he did a photo shoot for the spring campaign for Pastry Shoes! Winner Sydney tells us all about her experience below.
Last month, I won a trip from J-14 Magazine to go to the Pastry photo shoot in California. While I was there I met Alli and Cody Simpson, Jessica Jarrell, Cleopatra, Madison Pettis, Colette Carr, Vanessa and Angela Simmons.
The first night I was there, I went to the desert in Joshua tree to see the end of the first day of their shoot. I met Alli Simpson, Colette Carr, Cleopatra, Madison Pettis, Vanessa and Angela Simmons. The next day, we went back down to Joshua tree to finish up the shoot. The desert was so pretty. There was sand everywhere and some Joshua trees. It was like nowhere I had ever been. When we got there, I watched Alli, Colette, and Cleopatra's photo shoots. Then, the Pastry team surprised me and said it was my turn to be photographed. I couldn't believe I was going to be part of the photo shoot. They put me in hair, makeup, and wardrobe and they took my pictures. I loved the shoes I got to wear, the Purple Sires and Dutchess Pie Sneaker wedges! I was so glad I got to keep them! Afterward, I did group pictures with Collette, Alli, Jessica, and Cleopatra! Everyone there was really nice. It was so cool to hang out with the Pastry girls.
The next day we went to L.A. and stayed at the Andaz Hotel which was really cool. The Pastry team showed me around Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign, and took me shopping at the Beverly Center. We also went to Santa Monica and went to the pier. It is so pretty. It was the first time I had seen the Pacific Ocean! I checked out a lot of shops and restaurants. There also was a man who did tricks with parrots.
For the next two days we were in San Diego. We went to the San Diego Zoo, walked around Balboa Park, shopped and went to a few museums. We also went ice skating by the beach and I finally got to touch the Pacific Ocean. My last day was back in Santa Monica for the photo shoot with Cody Simpson! I had been looking forward to it my whole trip! I made sure to wear the Dutchess Pie Pastry sneaker wedges when I met him because he is so tall! I was so excited to meet him! He was incredibly nice and sweet. The photo shoot was really fun and it was so awesome to meet him.
Overall it was a really fun and amazing trip that I will never forget. Thank you to the entire Pastry team and J-14 Magazine for making this possible.