People often ask me, “Brooke, what is the best part about being an extreme journalist?” Oh wait, no one actually asks me that, but I am going to tell you anyway. It’s not the travel to exotic locations, or the fact that snowboarding is my job (and I don’t have to actually put myself in harms way). It is two simple words: free stuff! One of the great universal truths is that everyone loves free stuff, and I am only human.
I have the added benefit that I get free stuff from companies that are cool and make stuff I actually want to wear. I am not just writing this post to brag, but it seems only fair to highlight some of the items I received this past week.
First was a box from my friends at Eesa Lux Layering. Clearly had been threatening to send me socks for a while now, so I wasn’t surprised to see the box, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it up to find two tops, two pairs of socks and a bunch of stickers. Even with my status as an snowboard journalist and my recent first layer preview for TWbiz, I managed to not own a single piece of first layer. Now I have two shirts, that also happen to be quite nice to look at. Thanks guys!
I also got an email from Kelly at Nikita informing me it was “that time” to get some gear from the new line. I do some PR work for Nikita, so obviously they want to keep me looking fabulously stylish at all times. I went through the website and picked out a few must-have items and two days later a got a box stuffed full of colorful tops, dresses, hoodies and even a few pairs of underwear. You know life is good when you get free underwear. Today I am wearing the sweatshirt and I already got a compliment on it from the girl who runs the Vegan bakery downstairs. Yay!