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Roar Clothing Party in California – part two

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Roar name/Logo at the entrance to the show room lets you know that they mean business. Here is a quote from the Roar website that states what they are all about much better than I can:

Get it Done

Roar’s Founder and CEO Deepak Vasandani says, “Since our inception in 1994, the vision has been to build a lifestyle brand based on strength and success. We have the opportunity and pleasure to give away a piece of the ROAR Lifestyle in every item.

I firmly believe that this is why they have succeeded for fifteen years and are expanding their women’s line and will be introducing a little girl’s line shortly.

Meeting Deepak when he came to Wichita to give me my winnings was exciting and a thrill which continued when we met again on Saturday evening. Deepak is one of the sweetest, kindest and most respectful men I have met in a very long time. He has treated my husband and myself with the utmost dignity and has always honestly cared about us. He called and checked up on us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is a man who even though he is a founder and CEO of a booming business is really just “one of the guys” and you never, ever feel that he is being haughty nor does he come off as stuffy, stuck up or any other similar adjective you could use along those lines. Nope, he is a family man that is proud of all of his family and that includes his employees.

No one that we met during the course of our stay was anything but gracious, friendly and caring and they were out to make sure that we felt at home and had a great time.

The party was held at their showroom in LA and we had the whole enchilada going. Red carpet, spot lights, heavy security and valets. and that is all before you get into the building!

The event planners did a great job as they had all of the models/wait staff dressed in Roar clothing and in the new showroom for the women’s ware they were up on pedestals as living mannequins. Very cool idea as well as a great photo op.

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This is our Roar buddy, Shelley, who is in charge of  customer care and she is the one that made all of the arrangements, met us personally at the airport and just in general watched after us. Shelley is a sweetie and a prime example of the type of staff that Deepak surrounds himself with. All of the staff members that we met that night were fantastic and very enthused to met us. Now Shelley is also a bit like me which means ornery. She and another staff member, Kelly, got me a tiara. You read it right, a tiara! Since I was the sweepstakes winner I got to be the Queen of the party. Now they put it on me and I was goofing and they took pictures. Little did I know that Shelley went and blew up one of the pics and put it in a blinged out picture frame and placed where everyone could see it upon entering so they would know who I was. Okay, get ready to laugh cause I will show you how much fun they had with me but I did get plenty of laughs with the other guests during the party and no one made me feel bad about it.

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Aren’t I adorable? This was taken in the women’s ware showroom and the party was just getting started. It was so cool though that I was gritching about their women’s sizing being too small for me and I had a gentleman associated with Roar go to the back and actually find me some T-shirts that would fit me. They were from the men’s ware line but I don’t care I love them!

LA Trip 058 This was such a great idea! What you are seeing is the envelopes from the mailed in sweepstakes entries that were painstakingly put up on the walls (after blanking out the return addresses, Deepak is big on respecting the entrants) and then they plexi-glassed over them creating a daily reminder of all the 90,000 people that entered. Picture really doesn’t do it justice and this starts as soon as you leave the elevator and winds around the common areas.

The second picture is what they did with a back hallway and yes, those are more of the entries on the walls.

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Such a cool showroom and business area. The staff is encouraged to express their artistic side in the decor as well as the clothing.

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Deepak is the gentleman on the right and he is with an employee who I can’t remember their name which I am so sorry about but I met a lot of people at this party.

I am going to “borrow” this picture  from the website that shows some of the party action because we didn’t use our camera while it was going on as not to interfere with the publicity photographers that were documenting the party.


I had to post this one because the handsome guy in the hat is my Hubby. The guy in front of him is Joey Lawrence.

Lots of celebrities were on hand, some we recognized, some we didn’t though we knew we had seen them before. This was the “Swag” room where everyone attending the party got some clothing. Hubby wasn’t missing out!

We had a blast and left tired but really happy. Everyone at this swank LA party was absolutely fabulous to us and never treated us like we didn’t belong.

On Sunday just before we left the hotel we got a call from Deepak. He had promised us a ride in the Ferrari that I won and he wanted to make sure we got to do it. Now how sweet was that? He didn’t have to met us but he did and this is the baby we could have taken instead of the money.

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Hubby is still crying!

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Deepak laughing as we pulled back into the parking area after he took me for an unforgettable ride in the car. This baby does not want to go 30mph, that’s for sure and man, does it Roar!

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Me in both the Roar Ferrari and in my Roar T-shirt and I’m loving them both!

Deepak offered to let me drive it but I was a total wimp and just went for the drive.

Hey, I fell off of a bicycle remember? I didn’t trust driving a $220,000 vehicle!

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Was a blast to ride in though!  

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Hubby in his Roar shirt and in the Roar Ferrari did not wimp out and he got to drive it. Now he is dreaming of what could have been.

Thanks Deepak for letting us have fun with the car and the party!

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Me and Deepak saying goodbye after having fun in the Ferrari.

Notice I can’t talk without my hands

You know, Roar Clothing and Deepak’s obligation to us ended with them giving us the check, but Deepak decided to include us in this celebration and gave us a wonderful weekend at no cost to us. That really means a lot to us that all of the Roar staff made us feel like we were family.

How many companies do that? 

Thank you so much Deepak and your wonderful staff for making a wonderful memory for us!

Please visit their website here to see more pictures from the party as well as other events and to read more about this great company.

Also catch them on Facebook! How many stars do you recognize?

You might want to look at the clothing because in a week or so we will be having a great giveaway of  something from the men’s line as well as the women’s.

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Roar Clothing Party in California – part one

Last weekend we flew out to Los Angeles for the Roar Clothing USA Grand Opening/15th Anniversary party. Roar is the company that I won the sweepstakes from and they had invited us to this party.

The company flew us out to L.A. and put us up in one of the newest, hip and swanky hotels in Beverly Hills. Yep, you read it right Beverly Hills! Now they could have put us up in a Best Western or something like that but nope, we got the royal treatment which absolutely floored us.

We stayed at the Sofitel Hotel and we have never stayed at such a swanky place in our lives. I could get spoiled very easily.

Roar also rented us a car to use for the weekend and they got us a Mustang with a convertible  roof which was cool for driving around by the beach. Our son has a Mustang which I’ve never driven and Hubby has gotten to drive once. Our son is very protective of his baby and no one drives it but him so needless to say, Hubby was thrilled that we got a Mustang.  Hubby had fun driving it.

The party started at 6pm on Saturday so we had the whole day to go where we wanted. I used to go to the Santa Monica Pier all the time when I was a kid and Hubby had never been there so we visited the Santa Monica beach area. This area is also special to me because my mother’s ashes are scattered at sea off the coast there so it is kind of bittersweet to visit a  place that has both happy and sad memories.

The circus-looking tents off to the left is a Cirque du Soleil show that just started on the 15th.

We walked around the pier area and then up the block to an area they have that is closed off and there is a farmers market and shopping, plus they have street performers. Very cool so if you happen to get to LA you should check it out.

Had lots of fun at the beach and driving around Los Angeles visiting old haunts.

Next post:

Part Two – What a party!!

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Part 3 of Winning a Ferrari – $100,000

I now have the chance to finally show you all why I have an icon of a baby and not a picture of myself. I’m surprised I didn’t break the cameras when they were filming the check presentation !   :0)   You finally get to see me in all my plus-sized glory and I tell you that the camera puts on 20lbs. not ten – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

This is the news clip:

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Newscaster made a error – it’s Roar’s 15th Anniversary in October and Deepak graciously invited us out to LA for the celebration and at no cost to us! Yep, Roar is flying us out and putting us in a hotel in LA and Hubby and I get to go to the party and tour the business plus get some free shirts! How cool is this? Gets better…

Seems that the Ferrari that was being given away in the sweepstakes belongs to Deepak (only 11,000 miles on it) and since he gets to keep it (what a win-win ) he is going to let Hubby and I drive it (in a large parking lot lol!) and have our pictures taken in what could have been our car. How fun is that? We get to check it out and still spend the money!

Love you Deepak Vasandani and love Roar Clothing USA!

We are officially on vacation from Sept. 14th – 24th because we will be in Jamaica for those 10 days staying here:

Sandals Ocho Rios resort


There are honeymoon villas in the back each with their own private pools and we are staying in one of those. Hey, we got in on the very end of summer savings and got 65% off of the room so why stay in the hotel part?

section 7 is where we will stay

section 7 is where we will stay

We are so stoked and can’t wait though all the darn tours/outings for those days are booked except for the canopy tours where you are on wires 150 ft above the ground speeding down the zip line. Not for a confirmed coward with an enormous fear of falling – nope not this “fluffy” lady!

Great food – 11 restaurants with all the food we could ever want, booze, sun, surf, swimming and snorkeling.  I think I can find enough to keep me busy in paradise for 10 days without the tours. Did I mention before that I LOVE the ocean and can’t get enough of it? Just hope we don’t get too sunburned but we are taking lots of sunscreen.

Someone pinch me please I still can’t believe this is real :0)

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Part 2 Of Winning a Ferrari – OMG!

Today has been a total roller coaster ride let me tell you! At 11:00 this morning I meet with Deepak Vasandani who so graciously drove down from a meeting he had in Kansas City to meet with me and present me with my check. Now before going into the details I just want to say that Deepak has got to be one of the sweetest people I have ever met.

Lovely man who talked to me the entire time we were working out the details. Deepak did not give an assistant the job of talking to me or even emailing me. It is this kind of personal connection that I think comes through in his product which I can now tell you about because I have been announced on their website as the winner.

Roar Clothing USA is the company based in L.A. that had the sweepstakes for the Ferrari. I love this clothing line and I did mention to Deepak when he took Hubby and Me to lunch after the check presentation, that I would love his clothing even more if they had sizes I could actually wear. Remember folks, some of us are a bit plus -sized as you will see when the video from the presentation comes out. The clothing line reminds me of tattoo inspired clothing and you all know I am so down with that!


Here are a few of my favorite shirts. Be sure and stop by and check out their clothes because they have t-shirts and dress shirts, vests and accessories for men and women:    Roar Clothing USA

Womens Roar Script Shirt back view

Womens Roar Script Shirt back view

Womens Scorned Roses Shirt

Womens Scorned Roses Shirt

For right now you can hear the edited version of the phone call I got last week from Deepak and Roar Clothing.

YouTube video of the phone call from their end

To see the website with the video and the “official” announcement of my winning, click here: Ferrari Sweepstakes Winner

Hubby and I wound up on the local news as well as more YouTube video from the clothing company which will show the actual check presentation – which by the way was for $100,000 freaking dollars!!!

As soon as we get the release of the pictures from Roar and have the local news online link we will post those.

I just really want you to know that there are nice guys with great companies out there that want to spread their good fortune and hard work with others and Deepak and Roar Clothing USA are one of the good guys. Thank you so much Deepak from the bottom of our hearts. :0)

We will have part 3 as soon as we can post it.

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