In case you didn't know, it's August 1st, which is also National Girlfriends Day! We thought it would be fun to chat with a couple of our gal pals, Leah and Jacquelyn from Beijos Events, about friendship, picky eating and more!
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Photos by Megan Welker
Meet Jacquelyn + Leah, besties and business partners at Beijos Events!
1. Who's the most high maintenance orderer when you go out to eat?
LEAH: Omg Jacquelyn, she only eats like 5 things...haha! Her palate has since expanded since we've been friends, but man is she one picky eater. I mean she doesn't like cheese?? WTH?? haha. I like to try everything, I don't like peanut butter which is super weird so I guess we are even.
JACQUELYN: Definitely me!! Leah is just so go with the flow in general, but I am known as being the pickiest eater around so I definitely take this title! Most of my orders when eating out involve a list of modifications, which also means there is most likely spit in my food time to time, haha... When Leah first met me she didn't even know if she could be friends with me because I don't like cheese, haha!
2. Who takes the longest to get ready when you're going somewhere?
LEAH: I think thats me. I just move slower in general. I'm super thorough in everything I do. And if it's not detailed and checked twice I feel like a sh*t show, excuse my french. Jacquelyn on the other had is like a superwoman. She has a million and one things on her plate and still manages to get it all done and faster than me! A normal conversation is as follows: "Hey Leah, have you seen this yet, have you read this yet, have you done that yet??" "Haha no Jacq, I haven't". But hey... I do get to it, I'm just slower, more procrastinated version of her.
JACQUELYN: I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say neither of us do... We both are pretty minimal with our beauty routine and with kids we both don't have a ton of time to get ready so we're used to doing it pretty fast. Funny enough, I think both of our husbands take longer than both of us! Haha!
3. You're bellying up to the bar and going to order a drinks. What do you order for each other?
LEAH: We don't drink a lot of cocktails, because we are definite winos. I know if we did drink more cocktails we both LOVE a good Marg! And for wine definitely a good Pinot Noir in the Winter and Fall and Rose in the Summer!
JACQUELYN: For her favorite wine I know it's Belle Glos Pinot Noir though!!!
4. What's the hardest part about working with your best friend? What's the most fun part?
LEAH: Hardest part is we spend a lot of time on the phone and in person talking about Beijos, and not enough time hanging out as girlfriends. That's good and bad because we both love and enjoy Bejos, but we would also like not talking about it sometimes. The good thing is that we do work well together, which I know can be hard for some friends. Another positive thing I always think about in regards to our friendship is that right now it's hard for us because of the age of our kids. Once this awesome season in our life passes, the time of hanging for pleasure will continue to grow.
JACQUELYN: For me I think the hardest part is that most of our time spent together is work related. Sometimes I wish we had more time to just hang out and have fun, even though our work is fun, it would be nice to have it be just that more often. The most fun part is that we get to be creative and achieve our goals together. Leah and I started our friendship as co-workers and now we are god mothers to each other's kids. So we have always worked well as a team, and starting a business together is a long term goal realized. I feel so honored I get to do this with her by my side!
5. What's your dream girls weekend destination?
LEAH: Right now I'm dreaming of Cabo. I just love that place. It's easy to get to and so much fun for a girls trip.
JACQUELYN: For me it would be Tulum. I'd want a little bit of fun and a little bit of relaxation. Also, drinks on the beach with your bestie are always a good idea!