I might have fallen in love with Chicago enough to buy another plane ticket to visit again when the weather is cooler. Seriously, I enjoyed my time that much in the windy city! Our fifth stop on the Rizos On The Road tour presented by Kia Latino was a hit and I couldn’t have asked for a better turn out! We sold out of VIP tickets and had a few wonderful surprises throughout the afternoon!
We had the pleasure of hosting the Chicago event at TLR: The Living Room in what I later learned was Little Puerto Rico of Chicago. The venue was a beautiful home-like space that fit our event to the T! Bright lights and totally Instagrammable, it was the perfect space to host our Chicago Curlfriends. Our ride for the week? The spunky 2017 Kia Soul TURBO! I mean, who doesn’t love the Soul already? We’ve had the opportunity to take the Soul EV out for a spin in a couple of cities like Houston and Los Angeles but the TURBO definitely cranked up the fun in driving by a long shot. With a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine, the ride through the streets of Chicago had an extra kick!
We had some amazing sponsors come through with our gift bags for the Chicago stop and we can’t get enough of your Gift Bag posts on social! Great full sized products along with amazing sample sizes to satisfy your product junkie dreams! We’re so grateful to have Honey Baby Naturals as our spotlight sponsor during our live haircut demonstration! So happy that Aisha, CEO of Honey Baby Naturals could be a guest panelist for our Curl Convo with NaturallyCurly.com. It was insightful to hear her thoughts as she is the only Latina in the natural hair product game!
Chicago sparked a light in us that we didn’t know we had! As the months go by, after every city we visit, we’re reminded that what we are doing is truly making a difference. We have been working so hard on this tour and to know that with just one city left to go, we’ve already been touching so many lives with our conversations on embracing your identity and culture. Being Latina or Afro-Latina in the natural hair community is a beautiful thing and should be lived with pride… orgullo! The celebration is real and we are so grateful that the Curlfriends in Chicago opened their doors and hearts to us on this 5th stop of a memorable tour!
So there’s this talented woman by the name of @marissapina who joined the #rizosontheroad team just after Miami and has been capturing the essence of this tour to the T! Every video brings a tear to my eye because I get to relive the magic all over again! Check out this video from our 5th stop on Rizos On The Road Presented by @kialatino 🙌🏽 Next stop… #NEWYORKCITY!!!
Want to see more beautiful photos from the Chicago stop? Click this link here and it will take you to the gallery! Huge thank you ALWAYS to Denisse (aka Thugnanny) for always capturing our Curls and making us look BEAUTIFUL!
It wasn’t my first time driving through Chicago… technically. I visited Chicago a few months ago for a one day sister trip with my little hermanita to catch one of our favorite artists in concert. And guess what? we drove a Kia Soul then, too! It’s just a fun car to drive and Chicago seems like such a fun city to drive it in! Glad that we were able to spend extra time touring the streets of Chicago and really get a feel for what Chi-Town has to offer. There were even some moments where I truly felt like a local, knowing which streets were which based off of memory alone. Oh Chicago, I’ll be back soon… just you wait!
Who’s ready for the big finale? Well, if you haven’t gotten your ticket yet… what in the world were you waiting for!? We told you these tickets would go fast and THEY DID! We are officially SOLD OUT of the Rizos On The Road Presented by Kia Latino NEW YORK CITY stop. The event will be held on August 3rd at Sofrito on the Hudson from 7-10pm. If you bought your ticket already, we will see you soon. Get ready, this is going to be an EPIC end of tour party!