I'm Going Places with Punchdrunk Panda's SkimmersThursday, March 29, 2012
When I got invited to to the Punchdrunk Panda Blogger Hangout last a week ago, I got crazy excited! I've been drooling over their funky designs and unique products for months! I got the chance to hangout with the Punchdrunk Panda team, 4 other fascinating bloggers and keep a pair of skimmers for my very own.
It gets even better! Read on about the event and a surprise awaits at the end of this post:
-I had the chance to meet their super cool master panda Jen Horn who's an itchy soled sister herself! We got to hangout before the actual hangout at Subspace cafe and talked nonstop for 3 hours about the beginnings of Punchdrunk Panda, how they get their awesome ideas and Jen's secret plan to go off exploring very soon.
-I also got to meet the rest of the Punchdrunk Panda Team: Sidekick and operations manager Nica Kim and Helpful elf and marketing intern, Pauline Santillan made this event super fun! These girls really loved what they do, they had the most creative ideas and they are a great example of a company doing small things with great love.
-I arrived at the hangout real early just to get first dibs on the skimmer design I wanted. Charlene Ajose of That Certain Charlene arrived around the same time I did. I'm happy to report that no hair pulling occurred because we wanted different designs.
-I met other fascinating bloggers like Gela Abores of Boat Ride to the Sky who wore this terrific beanie with style that I wish I could pull off. Style blogger Raleene Cabrera of Raleene.com and Pink girl Helga Weber of Blog Ditz Revolution also had their pick of skimmers.
-The food at Pipino Vegetarian Restaurant was deliciously good for you. If you drop by Teacher's Village find your way to the 2nd Floor of Pino, do order the mushroom burger, sweet potato fries and selection of melt in your mouth cupcakes. Wash it all down with their lemongrass, ginger cucumber cooler. Don't forget to say hi to super creative owner Alessandra Lanot of Life After Breakfast.
-We had the most fun gatecrashers to this little party. Thysz Estrada and Jonver David of Moonleaf Tea Shop. We enjoyed our delicious tea right after the hangout.
-I saved the best for last. When I saw the Going Places skimmers co-designed by Kasey Albano, the same girl who designed our Travel Ebook, it was love at first sight! I love the travel design, they comfy soles, the kickass style! I am taking this pair on all my trips!
-Check out other skimmer designs and pick your pair! The skimmers retail for 1295PHP each and will be available starting March 31 during Anteroom Sessions 2 at Cubao X. There will be indie music performances, pop-up shops, milk tea, and webisodes screenings about the design teams for Punchdrunk Panda’s new skimmer collection. Event performers include Ang Bandang Shirley, Gentle Universe, Slow Hello, The Strangeness, and Techy Romantics.
I will be at the launch so drop by and say HELLO!
-SURPRISE: I'm giving away 200PHP eGC to 3 readers to spend on the Punchdrunk Panda online store! I want to know which skimmer design you like best. To win, choose 3 ways:
1 Comment on this blog entry with your favorite skimmers design.
2 Tweet your favorite skimmer design and don't forget to mention @WeRSoleSisters and @punchdrunkinc for your entries to be counted.
3 Post your favorite skimmer design on our facebook wall. Don't forget to like Punchdrunk Panda on facebook too!
You can post multiple entries but you can only win once. Contest is only until 12 noon of April 5, 2012 (Philippines time). I will randomize all entries On April 5 and choose 3 winners.
Where will I and my Going Places skimmers travel off to? Ilocos Norte is next!
UPDATE: Contest is closed. And the winners are:
Chacha_Lakwacha, Wowie and Virgie Sorita please send me an email on solesisters(dot)weare(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your E-GCs! Congratulations!
Sole Sister Lois
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