Updated: Jun 20, 2019
Ok so before I get into what exactly my event, Wine and Spirits, is let me give you a little back story as to how it came about in the first place.
A little history for this mystery...
Makeup artistry is a huge passion of mine but its not the only thing that defines me. Ever since I little I can remember I have always been drawn to the unexplained. Whether it be ghost stories or shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, or my obsession with the full moon. I've always found the paranormal and metaphysical topics so fascinating.
Not to mention that even when I was little I've had so many experiences of unexplained things happen that its hard to brush it off as "just the wind" or coincidences. And I had a few friends that thought it was cool too, especially when I worked at a metaphysical store in the mall, but this back in the late 90s/early 2000s, way before ghost hunting and meditating with sage and crystals were even cool.
Growing up I always felt like I never belonged, and back then as a young adult, I wanted so badly to fit in with the cool kids.
It took one person to tell me that they didn't want to date me because I wasn't as "christian" as he thought I should be to make me close up that part of me and never really want to talk about those interests openly.
As I've grown older and have done some soul searching, I've realized that I can be spiritually inclined with God and the universe and still have these interests. So I started to listen more to what makes me happy. I've learned how to listen to my intuition and really just be me, myself, and I, and I made the decision about a year ago to live my life as authentically as I can and asked God to bring a community for me to belong to.
A few months ago, I put it out on Facebook that I wished I had some friends to sit around with, drink wine, and share our paranormal/metaphysical experiences, questions, and philosophies with, and I had a surprisingly positive response from other's all across the world wishing they had the same.
So that's where wine and spirits comes in!
So What is Wine and Spirits?
Wine and Spirits is a night in to do just as I mentioned above. Hang out and share common interests in the metaphysical, spiritual, and paranormal.
So far I've held 3 or 4 of these events and each event is a little different, but we've had such a blast sitting around and sharing ideas and stories with snacks and wine. Everyone is welcome as its meant to be a safe space and no judgement zone.
We've also had activities like tarot readings and most recently a full moon ritual/prayer circle which was meant to help release negative things that no longer positively serve our high purposes in life.
Some of that negative release included anger, feelings of not being enough, low self esteem, fear of failure and more.
It was a pretty amazing feeling to be surrounded by a tribe of women with similar interests asking God and the moon to help them let go. For once, I finally felt like I'm in place where I belong and it makes my heart feel so full with love and light.
My mission is life has always been to inspire others to love themselves and each other through self love, beauty, body positivity, and spirituality and Wine and Spirits is becoming an event that allows me to do that in a way that allows me to feel like me.
I'm finally one of the "cool kids" and that I belong and I didn't think that was ever possible.
So shout out to the amazing people that have been open to checking this out and have joined this little community of mine.
I love and am incredibly grateful for you all!
If you'd like to be at the next wine and spirits even be on the look out at the events page on my site here, and also don't forget to subscribe to my email list so that I can keep in touch with you about special events, promos, sales and more happening with my and my community!
Or feel free to reach out to me with questions!
See you soon!