and all that jazz (TX) + a giveaway!

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Perks of the job, media invites to San Antonio’s most anticipated openings. Case in point, this past weekend’s preview of Jazz TX, inside (or more accurately, underneath) the newly opened bottling department at The Pearl. I love Jazz. Love it. Growing up, my Dad would play jazz albums; the most bluesy, soulful, gorgeous jazz, and I’ve been a fan ever since. And judging by the amount of press, and sold-out tickets to opening week, so is San Antonio! I can tell you guys, I wasn’t disappointed.

Scroll though for my photo diary of the night. Oh, and don’t be bummed if you didn’t snag one of those opening week tickets, you know I’ve got you covered. Jazz TX ticket giveaway, anyone? Who wants to win a pair?!
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Stella & Dot shopping party

*thank you to Stella & Dot independent stylist, Christina Welch, for sponsoring today’s post

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A Stella and Dot shopping party happened this past week, hostessed by fellow SA blogging mama Aquila of Haute in Texas and Stella and Dot personal stylist Christina Welch. I love any excuse to hang out with some of my favorite SA ladies, and a shopping party is always right up my alley!
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A day in the life: BTS of a photoshoot day

If you follow me on instagram, then you’ve probably already seen this BTS video of my photoshoot with Kimberly Scott for a new t-shirt line, Sookie + Co., launching on August 15th.

It was a 100° day. We were melting. There were 3 outfit changes. I had 3 of the 4 minis in tow that Kimberly’s boyfriend was helping to keep an eye on. It was all crazy perfect. I absolutely love photoshoot days, and getting to share BTS peeks is always fun.

From the original instagram post of the video, “Since I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a model. Not the 6′ tall legs-for-days, strut the runway kind, but the editorial/high fashion print kind. Fashion is art, and art feeds my spirit. Getting to play dress up and being in front of a camera, will never stop begin one of my favorite thing!”

Stay tuned for the official pictures that’ll be used for the nationwide campaign and some more behind-the-scenes stills. I can’t wait to see everything!

Shop with me: off the shoulder tops

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I’ve been loving off-the-shoulder tops lately and have added a few to my wardrobe in the past months. I went on a shopping hunt for you guys to share with you a few picks that I’m currently contemplating adding to my closet. And the best part, in true Champagne Taste (beer budget) style, they’re all under $25! Keep scrolling for the links to shop them all.

Wait, is my love of neutrals showing…

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blue & white stripe | lace | red, white and blue | dark denim | tassel | pom-pom

Champagne Taste Events – GS1221

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Last night I got to hang out with some of San Antonio’s best bloggers and social media influencers as they joined me for a happy hour to learn about my newest client, GS1221. This beer garden, downtown on Broadway, is the perfect place to grab a pint. With 30 craft beers on tap, and an additional 40+ in cans/bottles, there’s plenty to go around and something for everyone. Throw in their from-scratch kitchen that brings a fresh perspective to “bar food”, a pet friendly patio, kid friendly atmosphere (they have lockers full of board games!), and a live DJ Sunday brunch, and it’s pretty easy to see why I’m all about this place.

Scroll through for my photo diary of the night.

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Champagne Taste Events – Culinaria Farm

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I’m incredibly honored to say that this past week, I stood with Texas State Representative Diego Bernal and San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor, to speak against childhood hunger here in our city and to support my client, Culinaria, their upcoming project, The Farm, and all they’re striving to do for our city. If you haven’t heard me say it enough, I adore my clients; absolutely love them! I only take on brands/business/people that I truly feel comfortable standing behind and promoting, and Culinaria (and CEO Suzanne Taranto Etheredge) is exactly that.

One of the services that I offer through my digital media firm, Champagne Taste Media, is event coordinating and hostessing. This night was one of my babies. I try to think of every detail and hand picked it all: location, chefs, a cocktail of the night, artists, musicians, thank you gift baskets…After about 6 weeks of planning, I’m so proud of how this one turned out! Click through to see my photo diary of the night.

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