Well y’all, I think the third time is the charm. When I started this whole blogging thing, I really just jumped all in and had NO idea what I was going to blog about. I found a cute name and just went with it. A […]
I am not a model. By any means. But, I recently stepped out of the Rachel Comfort Zone and modeled for a Dallas-based boutique jewelry design firm, M. Leoni Jewelry. Its collection is shockingly beautiful and made up of exotic stones and unexpected designs. I’m talking from African pendants and trading beads to 100-year-old hand-hammered pieces from Tibet. Their rare materials really can’t be found other places, and that’s what made me feel as special and beautiful as I really am – as we all are.
So, even though I hardly wear jewelry and am never in front of the camera like this, I gained a newfound confidence and love for jewelry that I didn’t have before. And I can safely say that I would wear M. Leoni every day if I could.
Like I said, the thought of offering myself to do a video/photoshoot was not normal for me, but it came about in a fateful way. I was out with my vlogger friend, Valerie, for a blogger event hosted by Dallasites101, and we both went in with strong hopes of networking and meeting other bloggers/influencers in Dallas. Well…
We pretty much only talked to each other 😂 (kinda how these things go, right?). That is, until a bold and fearless lady walked up to the two of us.
That lady was the creative mind behind M. Leoni Jewelry. We got to know her, and she got to know us. Next thing you know, we’re at a shoot doused in her pieces.
The day of the shoot, I had SO much fun, especially because I was with my girlfriends. I think our faces were sore from smiling and laughing so much! I mean, what’s better than getting your closest friends together, draping yourselves in fine jewelry, and having professional photos and video taken? Nada.
On the other hand, being in front of the camera can be intimidating, but the jewelry not only made everything feel natural, but also made us feel like goddesses who belonged there. I really enjoyed this experience and would love to do more in the future. Not only has it helped me build my confidence, but it’s also benefiting small businesses in the city that I love!
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Happy National Taco Day!
Last month, I was invited to an exclusive, by-invitation-only VIP event. I about exploded when I read the email. My FIRST VIP event!!?!? And it involves food and alcohol? Hell yes! Count me in.
Cinco Taco Bar opened in the Preston Hollow location in March 2017 and they serve authentic, fresh, hand-crafted tacos. Everything is made from scratch and they try to source locally when they can. While you are enjoying handcrafted tacos and drinks, you are surrounded by art and a chill atmosphere.
They worked with an architect, designer and illustrator to get the place just right… and it paid off.
Ever since I moved to Texas, I have eaten Tex-Mex the most. In Michigan, we had a couple of places we would go eat Mexican but here there seems to be a different one on each corner. I have started to love chips and salsa even more along with enchiladas and now… TACOS! 🌮
I recruited my blogger babes to join me… like they needed much bribing… free tacos and margaritas?! This taco y’all… the best one I’ve had HANDS DOWN. I had the #25 chicken alambre: grilled chicken, toasted cheese, sautéed onions, bell peppers and bacon. YUM! Also, you can’t forget the the tequila! Actually, in some situations, you should forget the tequila but ANYWAY… the frozen margarita was the perfect choice for a refreshing and delicious cocktail.
As I was leaving, I made sure to thank everyone at the front for having me and told them I would be back. And I definitely will keep that promise!
Want to know more about Cinco Taco Bar? Visit their website www.cincotaco.com!