If you can’t tell…it’s A LOT? Like I feel like I don’t even know where to start.
Basically to set the tone, let me tell you about the vision for our wedding.
We wanted a fucking party. Non-traditional. Not too bridal. Dramatic. Intense. Different. JUST REALLY DIFFERENT. On our terms. With our taste. We threw the rules out the window.
Sorry but it’s 2016, I feel like anyone can make the rules?
Regardless. Our vision was 4 days in our favorite place: Cabo. At our favorite hotel: One & Only Palmilla. With our favorite people: 55 of our best friends and family. JUST MAYHEM IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE.
Lots of margaritas. Lots of street tacos. Lots of laughter. Lots of MEMORIES.
WHAT THE HELL IS THE POINT OF SPENDING ALL THAT MONEY if you can’t do it on your own terms?
I distinctly remember The Skinny Confidential Book Launch party. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED it. But there were so many people there that I didn’t get a chance to soak it in. Enjoy it. Appreciate the moments.
I’m a boss now and I wouldn’t hire me as an employee.
Ya, that awful guys. Embarrassing really.
I assumed I was lazy. Figured that you kind of had to drag your ass through a job. I was uninspired. Bored. Over it.
Actually I’d go in the bathroom & work on my blog while there were customers at the bar…
I would stare at the clock. Counting the minutes until I was off. YAWNING.
The reality was that I was not lazy at all.
I just needed to recognize what makes me happy in the workplace.
Working for myself. Being my own boss. Creating my own strategic future.
For the record, I’ve had A LOT OF JOBS. It took me a LONG time to ‘do’ what I love. Some of these jobs include: working at a tanning salon, hostess, personal assistant, cocktail waitress, a little modeling, teaching Pure Barre, bartender, Pilates instructor, & merchandising in a boutique.
None of these jobs fulfilled me.
Finding something you love doesn’t need to be hard.
For a long time I was confused. Annoyed. Scared even?…
( 2:25 ): We introduce this week’s very special guest, my dad, entrepreneur, businessman, branding expert, and restaurateur Brad Evarts. Brad is The Nanz’ son. Listen to her on TSC Him & Her Podcast episode 16.
( 4:20 ): My dad’s been dealing with Michael & I for a long time. It started when we were 12 and Brad caught us in the closet. You can hear our full relationship story in TSC Him & Her Podcast episode 36.
( 6:00 ): I’ve dated some not so great people but that’s for another podcast. My dad talks about how one of the smartest things I could ever do was date Michael.
( 9:05 ): We celebrated our first Thanksgiving as husband & wife. Brad brings a guest to Thanksgiving who turns out to be a little psycho.
( 14:50 ): We were having a great time & had to call the police!
( 18:15 ): My dad is not at all surprised that I ended up being an influencer. He talks about how I used to give seminars to kids in the garage when I was a …
Ecstatic to report our wedding photos are FINALLY ready to showcase. But before we get to that: PART TWO of the bridal shower post. Because I couldn’t leave you hanging with just PART ONE.
The couples shower was too fun not to share. For those of you who saw in real time via Snapchat, there’s more!
Anyway, we didn’t do the unwrapping of presents or any games. Instead we laughed, drank, ate, & played with my cute new nephew, DAX…well Michael hoarded him the whole time. He legit thinks he’s a baby whisperer.
Although the shower was insanely beautiful, we really missed The Nanz. She would have loved the set-up & really appreciated the extensive cheese and pickle platter. We all did a toast in her spirit which she would have loved. She would have been the center of attention for sure…probably rocking her pink jacket with white nails. Missing her more & more each day.
As you know the location was Herb & Wood in San Diego…which is my favorite because their bar is just the most Instagram-able thing I’ve ever seen. Seriously. Go there & order a lavender gin fizz. Garnish it with their grapes …