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My Besties: An Afternoon with Drew & Adam

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Blended. Yep, we’re on a first name basis. You know, my BFF’s, the incredibly beautiful Drew Barrymore & the hysterically talented, Adam Sandler. Yes, THAT Drew & Adam duo. So I spent the typical Hollywood Monday screening their new rom-com, Blended, for a very cool press event. Pffft, NBD. Whatevs, I also had a fab lunch and getting spoiled with beauty treatments courtesy of Drew’s (<–see first name only,) cosmetic company Flower Beauty.

Who am I kidding? I was freaking out. FREAKING. OUT!

No joke, it was like I hit the Tiger Beat lottery. I immediately wanted to burn Drew a CD mix to bring her like I would with my besties back in the day. I didn’t, but I was positive I was bound to do something muy stupid-tante.  Yes, that’s a word. It’s a fancy pants JetSet Mom word. 

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I narrowly escaped making a complete asshat out of myself, but I did tell her about the mix tape and she asked me to make her one AND called me her BFF in front of the whole entire room. I DIED. I’m fairly certain this makes me BFF’s with Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon by default as well. Wurd. 

Drew Barrymore is my original #1 girl crush.

Move over Shirley Manson and Busy Philips, well maybe not entirely… (you are both still high on my short list.)

Let it be known, Drew is almost one month to the day younger than me, so I’ve been obsessed with her and her career since, oh, I don’t know…kindergarten. I can’t count how many times as a teen I was busted for reading Little Girl Lost with a flashlight after lights out. Over and over and over. Then I lent it to Andrea and never saw it again {insert sad face}. And whenever I’d see her in a new glossy spread I would hightail it to the closest Contempo Casuals with the hopes of scoring the same look. Usually? It turned out exactly how you’d expect, an epic fail.  

Even in my thirties, I’d see her with a Peter, Bjorn & John T-shirt on SNL and run to download their latest and greatest. I know, I’m hopeless, but I really don’t care she’s the bombdiggity and I want to go with her on vacay or to a concert. 

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Adam Sandler is every dude’s wannabe BFF.  

And Adam Sandler? See my most of my high school and college years consisted of my guy friends imitating his awesome Saturday Night Live skits, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison and word for word of the genius, They’re All Gonna Laugh At You. My personal fave? From Wedding Singer:

“Please get out of my Van Halen t-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up.” – Adam Sandler

What I didn’t expect was how much I was going to adore Adam Sandler after spending a short time with him. I was so completely wrong ever thinking someone so over the top funny couldn’t possibly be so down to earth, kind and at ease connecting with fans. The truth is, Adam Sandler is absolutely delightful and I enjoyed my time with him so much. 

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Proof that Drew + Adam were interested in my psycho babble. #bucketlist

Blended Event

We were first treated to a preview screening at TCL Chinese 6 Theater on Hollywood Blvd. I enjoyed Blended. The movie mixed my love of travel with my favorite rom-com couple so I welcomed the silly side of the script. When this dynamic duo first appeared on screen in The Wedding Singer, I was single and dating, I wanted fun, light and airy – nothing too serious, I “got” this movie. When 50 First Dates was released, I was a few months away from being married, so I was exploring stories with deeper connections and this hit the spot. Now that I have a family of my own, Blended resonates with the love parents have for their kids and the day-to-day and long term decisions we make as parents for our children. 

I’m not sure why I was so nervous because these two were kinda sorta sing-it-with-me: AWE-SOME. So beautiful, so funny and just everything I knew my BFF would be. 

The end.

Photo credits: Nicole Standley and Warner Bros Entertainment

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Written by Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley curates her favorite trends in luxury travel, fine-dining, style + pop culture for The JetSet Family, CBS Los Angeles, Huffington Post and Hilton Hotels. In 2015, she was named Top Family Travel Blogger by both Trip Advisor + Red Tricycle. Instagram: nicoledstandley

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14 COMMENTS
  • Rebecca Swenor May 20, 2014

    You are so lucky. I wish I was there I love them both. They are awesome actors.

  • Beeb Ashcroft May 20, 2014

    It was great meeting you Nicole! This was a fun event!

  • Michelle May 20, 2014

    OMG! Drew is the one actress I have followed my entire life. We’re the same age and from ET on, I have seen all her work. I love Adam Sandler too. They are the new generation of the Meg and Tom.

  • Rosey May 20, 2014

    I love that Adam Sandler was so easygoing with the fans. It’s nice when people don’t let fame go to their heads. 🙂 It does sound like a really fun day!

  • Giveaways 4 Mom May 20, 2014

    I am so jealous. Adam Sandler is one of my favorite actors.

  • Jen A May 20, 2014

    AAHHHH I love Adam Sandler and 50 First Dates was a favorite of mine that I could watch over and over! What an amazing experience, I would have loved to have been there!

  • Mistee Dawn May 20, 2014

    What a great opportunity for you. SO fun. You are such a lucky girl.

  • Danielle May 20, 2014

    What an awesome opportunity. I want to be just like you when I grow up. I really enjoy them both and am excited to see their new movie together.

  • BG to Coco May 20, 2014

    One of your very, very best pieces!!
    But I thought I was your BFF???
    xo

  • Grace May 20, 2014

    I am so jelly….LOL. No seriously…How awesome for you! I just love Adam Sandler. I think his humor makes him sexy 🙂 I’ve been watching Drew Barrymore since E.T. and have always loved her movies. What a great post 🙂

  • Q Edwards May 20, 2014

    OMG!!! I love Drew Barrymore. She’s so cute and adorable. She’s a friend in my head. And I love her and Adam together in movies.

    Q
    http://www.quanahedwards.blog.com

  • Alouise May 23, 2014

    Love this. I totally have a girl crush on Drew Barrymore too – I watched so many of her flicks as a teen. And Adam Sandler seems so hilarious and goofy, love to hear that he’s also down to earth. Sometimes meeting celebs don’t live up to your expectations, but it sounds like this time it did.

  • Lindsay May 26, 2014

    JEALOUS! Drew is my FAVORITE! People used to tell me I looked like her in Poison Ivy when I was about 12 and had a perm. And people told my sister she looked like her in ET 😉

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