The Queen of Katwe Red Carpet Premiere #QueenOfKatwe

The Queen of Katwe Red Carpet Premiere

By Erin

*I attended as a guest of Disney for purposes of this post.*

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It is always a real treat to be able to attend a red carpet premiere and Queen of Katwe was no exception. Disney¬†has another heartwarming and inspirational film with their newest movie, that’ sure to be a hit. It is now playing in theaters everywhere, but I had the pleasure of walking down the red carpet for the Queen of Katwe premiere at the El Capitan the other week! So what was it like on the carpet for Queen of Katwe? Take a look! ūüôā

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Waiting to check in and camera crews from different TV stations that were setting up and getting ready.
queen-of-katwe-red-carpetME! On the red carpet. So exciting… even with a sprained ankle (even though it’s kind of cut off you can still tell my right ankle is way bigger than my left! And still a bit bruised up… ¬†but a huge improvement from what it was 3 weeks before this when I first sprained it. Watch out for curbs, they’re evil… :/
queen-of-katwe-disneyWaiting for the cast to arrive for red carpet photos.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Chess Coach and Director of Sports Outreach in Uganda, Robert Katende, Ugandan national chess champion Phiona Mutesi, Director Mira Nair, actors Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo and Martin Kabanza arrive at the U.S. premiere of Disney¬ís ¬ďQueen of Katwe¬Ē at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong¬ío and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016. On September 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Robert Katende; Phiona Mutesi; Mira Nair; Madina Nalwanga; Lupita Nyong'o; David Oyelowo; Martin Kabanza

Chess Coach and Director of Sports Outreach in Uganda, Robert Katende, Ugandan national chess champion Phiona Mutesi, Director Mira Nair, actors Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and Martin Kabanza arrive at the U.S. premiere of Disney¬ís ¬ďQueen of Katwe¬Ē at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. *Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney *

David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o arrive at the U.S. premiere of Disney√ēs √íQueen of Katwe√ď at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong√ēo and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016...(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o arrive at the U.S. premiere of Disney’s Queen of Katwe at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA.*Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages*

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actors Madina Nalwanga (L) and Martin Kabanza arrive at the U.S. premiere of Disney¬ís ¬ďQueen of Katwe¬Ē at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong¬ío and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. theaters in limited release on September 23, expanding wide September 30, 2016. On September 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Madina Nalwanga; Martin Kabanza

Actors Madina Nalwanga and Martin Kabanza arrive at the U.S. premiere of Disney’¬ís ¬ďQueen of Katwe¬Ē at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. *Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney*

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Then everyone entered the theater to watch the show! A little bit of background info about the film so you have some idea what it’s about if you didn’t already know. Life in Uganda for 9-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) is a constant struggle. Her days are spent selling vegetables on the streets of Katwe, one of the most poverty-stricken slums in Kampala, so school is not an option. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong‚Äôo), a proud and strong-willed woman, works tirelessly to support her family, whom she loves and protects with a fierce compassion. Consumed by the daily grind, Harriet worries that she can never offer her children the promise of a better life.¬†The cast of Queen of Katwe is amazing. Phiona is the real-life inspiration for the movie about a rising chess star from an impoverished city in Uganda. Her mentor, Robert Katende, played by David Oyelowo, teaches her about life, hope and chess, so she‚Äôs able to travel the world and better her life and the lives of others.

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Special Delivery! STORKS has arrived in theaters! #STORKS

Special Delivery! STORKS has arrived in theaters!

By Erin

*We attended this event as guests of Warner Bros. All thoughts & opinions remain my own*

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There‚Äôs a new flock in town that you won’t want to miss that has landed in theaters today. To celebrate the release of STORKS, we attended a very special premier of the movie at Warner Bros studio last month. We cannot wait to watch the movie again now that it is in theaters.

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About the film

Storks deliver babies‚Ķor at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore. Junior, the company‚Äôs top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop ‚Äď in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks‚Äô true mission in the world. It’s a little bundle of joy that will warm your heart.

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Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland

Writer: Nicholas Stoller

Producers: Nicholas Stoller, Brad Lewis

Executive Producers: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Jared Stern

Cast: Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Katie Crown, Danny Trejo

Rated PG

At the Warner Bros Studio, the crowd was set to enjoy a full day of fun activities and screening of the movie at the famous Steven J. Ross Theater. We walked the blue carpet and some of the characters were available to take pictures with like Tullip, Pigeon Toady and Junior. ¬†Here’s went down and all the tasty and delicious things that were on hand as we entered the world of STORKS. The¬†after party was held at the historic Brownstone Street inside the studios. ¬†Activities included a candy station, a cotton candy station, lots of tasty food trucks to choose from, fun photo ops, making a Color-Me-Mine creation, face-painting, balloons, coloring, dancing, a crazy slide and more. Check out all the fun pictures below and make sure to watch the official trailer!

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The Blue Carpet.
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Meeting Tulip and Pigeon Toady!

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DoorDash Now Delivers Booze in SoCal! #DoorDashLA #BeerDash

DoorDash Now Delivers Booze in SoCal!

By Erin

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by DoorDash. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.*

Did you know? DoorDash is now delivering booze in Southern California and is expanding to other cities quickly. DoorDash is working with popular restaurants and breweries in town to let you order beer, wine and other spirits right along with your meals. How awesome is that?

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If you have not heard of the DoorDash app yet, you have been missing out! It allows you to order from a¬†wide variety of¬†restaurants, from your favorite fast casual place to the trendy new hot spot down the street. The real treat is that ¬†now you can order alcohol too. Perfect right!? Date night? Girls Night? Long day at work and you just don’t feel like cooking or want a drink without having to go anywhere? Then DoorDash is your answer. My favorite part is that DoorDash delivers booze.

With a growing list of over 100 partners in SoCal – including premium bottle shops, restaurants with unbelievable selection, your standard liquor stores, and your mom and pop Thai restaurants. It’s an affordable convenience delivered right to your doorstep in under 60 minutes. You can also order ahead of time at your prefered time of delivery, which is what I did.

If you‚Äôre like me and need things to be as convenient and easy as possible, then you will want to check out this amazing service. Due to my super busy schedule, I needed to put in my dinner order for later when I’d get home. I knew I’d be starving and ready to eat and have a nice cold beer, not wanting to just then be putting in my order and having to wait any longer.

12:30pm  On my lunch break I opened the DoorDash site and selected my restaurant of choice. We decided to order from a Korean BBQ place, called Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu House.  I put in my special promo code (that you are all welcome to use too!) HORSINGAROUND for $7 off my order of $20 or more. It was easy as pie. I set in our delivery time for 5:30-6:00pm.

5:00pm I got home and checked the site to check in on my order. It said it was en route and even told me the drivers name and that they should be there by 5:45pm.

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5:15 pm The doorbell rang. Our food and drink was here already! Just make sure to have your ID handy to show your dasher if you ordered booze, so they can verify that you are over 21 years of age. ūüėČ

5:30pm Took a few photos (of course) then enjoyed some yummy food and delicious drinks. Without any of the waiting, cooking or cleaning! Such a nice change of pace from the usual.

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Dinner is served! Yum!

Los Angeles

Wurstkuche
King Harbor Brewing
Golden Road Brewing
Uncorked Wine Shop
Spin The Bottle
Barsha Wines
Robert Burns Wines
Jinya Ramen Bar

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Orange County

Four Sons Brewery
High Park Tap House
Saint Marc
Newport Beach Brewing Co
Golden Road Brewing
Backstreet Brewery
Sealegs Wine Bar
Mission Market

San Diego

Mike Hess Brewing
Golden Road Brewing
Hillcrest Brewing Company
Prepkitchen (Little Italy)
Olive Tree Market
La Costa Wine Co.
The Wine Pub
Coast Highway Liquor
Del Mar Rendezvous

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SPECIAL SAVINGS:

If you want to try out DoorDash, and enjoy a few drinks in the comfort of your own home use promo code: HORSINGAROUND It’s good for $7 off $20 orders, even if you’ve ordered from DoorDash before you can use it. You can also use this promo code to order adults drinks. How awesome is that? CHEERS! I will be ordering from them often!