A "Carry on Cocktail"? Tell Me More! + Giveaway


Ashley Stevenson is taking the bar to new heights - literally. Her Carry on Cocktail Kits are innovative and have been specially crafted to help you get to your destination in good taste (both literally and figuratively). 

Below she shares with us a few details about herself and her brand, Honey & Soul. Read on!

Thank you so much for taking the time out for Coconut + Concrete! Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I'm originally from Oklahoma and went to college at Southern University in Baton Rouge where I played soccer. That's where I fell in love with food. After almost 10 years there I moved back to Oklahoma. I love food, travel, exploring new cultures and just enjoying life. I own two businesses, work for an awesome airline, and currently reside in Austin, TX.


What gave you the idea for your Carry On Cocktail Kit? I love it!

The kit is actually a collaboration with another company. As I've gotten older, I don't drink to get drunk anymore but more for the appreciation of that particular cocktail. Since I travel a lot and love to start my party early I thought it would be great to have something that's chic and different in terms of how I approach my experience. I believe everything we do should be about the experience and the feeling we get while doing it. The Carry On Cocktail Kit just elevates your experience of travel and drinking.


What is a Foodie Foot Tour? Sounds yummy.

Foodie Foot Tours is actually my first baby. It's a walking food tour I own in Oklahoma City. I started it three years ago and still operate it even though I'm in Austin. Everything is on foot, all the restaurants we visit are locally owned, and we offer history of the areas we tour. When people know the history of a place and connect to it they're more likely to return.

I see a lot of folks becoming vegetarian or vegan these days. As a foodie, is that something you would consider? 

Never! I think anything can be enjoyed in moderation. One of the reasons I started my food tour was because most of the food is locally grown or from a local farm. I try to be cautious of what I eat and where it comes from so being vegan isn't something that is for me. 

I always say, if you love food you should be able to cook it too - Are you a good cook? 

I'd like to think so. My boyfriend might agree as well. I'm definitely not afraid to get in the kitchen and fail until I succeed. I will say that I make a bomb bacon wrapped meatloaf and a killer baked macaroni and cheese.


Well then can I come over for Sunday dinner?! Thanks again to Ashley for taking the time out of her busy schedule to chat with us. You can catch her on Instagram at @6footfoodie, @honeyandsoulco and @foodiefoottours.

Win your very own Carry on Cocktail Kit through our Instagram giveaway! For details and how to enter, check out our Instagram page. 

Travel Smarter, Not Harder! Three things I learned about Delta Sky Miles

I'm late, seriously late on this. I've seen the posts from The Points Guy, Rachel Travels and several other travel bloggers. The messaging is always clear: Take advantage of frequent flyer programs. 

I usually conduct most of my "air business" through Jet Blue. Yesterday, I went to log in points for my recent trip to Cuba when I discovered that I had two accounts - one under my maiden name and one under my married name. Putting both of these accounts together would amount to over 11,000 Trueblue points! I immediately called and had the accounts merged. Little did I know I have enough points to book a one way flight. 

This sparked my interest in the flyer programs. I'll be heading to Riviera Maya this week on Delta and thought I might as well join their program too. Why not.

Here's what I found out:

  1. General members receive 5 miles per dollar on flight bookings (Delta Sky Miles)
  2. Book an Airbnb* through Delta (*Accommodations MUST be booked through DeltaAirbnb to receive miles). Get 1 mile for every dollar spent
  3. Delta Sky Miles Dining: There are a host of restaurants, retailers and specialty partners to get miles from. Register your debit card and you'll receive 5 miles for every dollar spent (including tax and tip!). Limited time offer: Earn up to 3,000 miles by eating at a participating restaurant, details here

Let's get these trips in ya'll!