The Thelma to your Louise; the PB to your jelly; the Wave Spray to your waves. Every good story starts with your sidekick, so in honor of International Friendship Day day today, we’re introducing you to the OUAI team’s BFFs. Read on for some feel-good stories on how we met our best friends and our favorite memories with them.
Sandra, Customer Service Specialist
How we met: My bestie’s name is Ron Robbins. We’ve been besties since 2015. While I was managing SoulCycle BTWD, during Christmas week, a new manager-in-training of the West Hollywood studio came to work a shift with us. That was when I first laid my eyes on bae (BFF Ron).
My favorite memory: All of my favorite memories with Ron have to do with food—eating Jon and Vinnie’s (our FAV place ever), Sweet Chick on Fairfax, but mostly just Taco Bell and Popeyes. And that time we saw RENT at the Pantages and sang every word together! LA VIE BOHEME forever.
My BFF and I go together like: Chips and queso. Also: mashed potatoes and gravy; macaroni and cheese; and cacio and pepe. You get the gist!
Erin, Vice President of Digital
How we met: My BFF Scott Hutz and I met in middle school! We both grew up in Orchard Park, NY but then we ended up going to the same college (Ithaca) and then moving to Los Angeles after graduation and were roommates for six years.
My favorite memory: Every year on our birthdays we would promise to help the other check off something on their ‘bucket list’. So going skydiving and also doing flying trapeze together are definitely top memories. And having him be my bridesman in my wedding☺
My BFF and I go together like: Chocolate and peanut butter.
Cara, Fulfillment Manager
How we met: My BFF Amarah and I have been friends since we were 12 years old…a LOOOONG time ago! Haha
I had just moved to a new school to start 7th grade and I saw this girl with a magnetic energy and thought she was the coolest chick ever! One day, we were talking about music, and immediately connected when we both realized that we were huge fans of oldies from the ‘60s and ‘70s, like the BeeGees and the Stylistiks because of our moms! (Umm, we both also really liked Bone Thugs N Harmony!)
My favorite memory: Some of my favorite memories include going down to Rosarito, Mexico during our college days, visiting NY for the first time together, and spending two weeks in Cape Town, South Africa…and whatever I can remember from her bachelorette party in Las Vegas!
My BFF and I go together like: Peanut butter and jelly – Both are good alone, but so much better together!
Nina, Blog Content Manager
How we met: My best friend is my boyfriend and soulmate, Reza. We met in 2015 and formed a platonic friendship until deciding in mid-2016 that we were meant to be together. I was reluctant to lose him as a friend, but it was the most rewarding risk I’ve ever taken.
My favorite memory: Some of my favorite memories with Reza are from when we traveled to Costa Rica and Spain, respectively. Ziplining over rainforests and exploring Spain’s Basque Country is all the more fun when you’re doing it with your soulmate. I equally enjoy the days we tag team meal prepping because it reminds me how lucky I am to have this guy on my team!
My BFF and I go together like: Angelenos and kale.
Leandra, Brand Marketing Manager
How we met: Lydia and I have been BFFs since 2009! We met in high school! I transferred in sophomore year and thought she was super sweet and cool😎
My favorite memory: TOO MANY favorite memories!! But most recently her wedding in Mexico. It was such an unforgettable night!
My BFF and I go together like: Corona and lime.