We’re major Tex-Mex fans. And margaritas are a staple at any Flea Style happy hour! So when Casamigos and Mi Cocina approached us about doing a dinner with Dallas lifestyle bloggers, we were total game. Why wouldn’t we want a fun night of top-notch Mexican food, George Clooney’s tequila and sharing news about our spring shows and online shop with friends new and old?
And that’s how the Flea Style team came together with Camille Elena, Erin McCormack, Diamond Mahone and a half-dozen more fashion “influencers” at the Lakewood location of the famous local restaurant chain for a night that included — get ready! — a shotski. What’s a shotski? Read on, friends!
The night, which we called Tacos & Tequila, started with a DIY margarita bar. The novices among us weren’t totally on our own, though. We had recipes from Casamigos and the guidance of an experienced drink professional from Mi Cocina. Even without those advantages, it would have been hard to make a bad drink with the fresh juices and gorgeous fruits the restaurant provided.
Dinner started with heaps of guac and shrimp ceviche. The drink pairing: a cucumber margarita served in a martini glass. It would have been easy to be satisfied with only that, but then we moved on to chile chicken con mojo and grilled portobello fajitas paired with a Mi Cocina mule. A mix of tequila, lime and ginger beer served in a copper mug, it was an unexpected refresher that we will most certainly go back for.
For dessert: a slice of chocolate cake as big as our head alongside a Casamigos Anejo “sipper.” And then …
Before calling it a night, about half the party took it one step further, with shotski fun — shots taken as a group of four from a short water ski. That’s right: shots. from. a. water. ski.
We all admitted that as long-time patrons of Mi Cocina, we each had our go-tos (can you say Mambo Taxi and Rico salad?) and rarely if ever branched out to try something different. This was the perfect excuse to break that pattern (and find out that the ceviche is off-the-hook good)!
Each guest left with a ton of loot — a canvas Flea Style tote stuffed with Mi Cocina salsa; Casamigos Blanco tequila; an eye-popping Assouline coffee table book; and handmade and vintage Flea Style goodies selected for each guest’s individual personality. No swag bag was alike, which is exactly what you’d expect from a company built on one-of-a-kind people and things.
See the evening unfold in our video below.
Photos: Rebecca Patton, Beckley & Co.