What’s New With Lone Star Boxes…

Hi ya’ll, I have been crazy busy lately, especially since there are a lot of new things happening with my relatively new business, Lone Star Boxes. I have a few announcements that I am so excited to finally share!

  1. Lone Star Boxes now has FREE SHIPPING!
  2. You can now Personalize your own LSB for only $25
  3. The 2018 Spring (Break) Box is now available for $37.95 plus free shipping & a bonus item!
  4. I started hand making my own beautifully scented bar soaps for Lone Star Boxes, which are included in the 2018 Spring Box, or you can add them to your personalized LSB!

When it comes to personalizing your own LSB, you can choose your three favorite items from the list online, just visit www.MyLoneStarBox.com. It is perfect as a gift for yourself, or a friend. Only $25 and FREE shipping!!

I knew the theme I wanted to go with for the 2018 Spring Lone Star Box for a while now, as a Junior in college, I wanted a box that would appeal to students my age! What better way than creating the perfect kit for Spring Break!? Not only that, Lone Star Boxes now has FREE shipping! A percentage of the proceeds from the 2018 Spring Box will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas.

What it includes:

  • “Bless Your Liver” Shot glass by Callie Simpson
  • LSB Koozie by Cute Sayings
  • “Next Day” pouch by Leeshyanna
  • Lavender Headache Relief Oil by Vida Green Consulting
  • Peppermint Vegan Lip Balm by Vida Green Consulting
  • Lavender and Peppermint bar soap by AVQ for Lone Star Boxes
  • 3 temporary tattoos by Tattitude
  • BONUS ITEM (surprise!)

To shop the 2018 Spring (Break) Box, click here.


The Copper Lounge 2.0

Albuquerque is one of the cities I visited over my winter break this year and I was not disappointed. It’s my boyfriends hometown, so he knows exactly where to take me…even if it just so happens that his parents own some of those places. His mom, Cindy Chalamidas, recently took over and remodeled her family’s restaurant and bar, The Copper Lounge. Petros and I have been dying to come check out the new and improved Copper Lounge, so it was one of our first stops. We even went twice in one day! When we went for lunch, we sat at the bar and had a great time trying the cocktails and talking to the bartender. The second time, we went with a friend and met up with Cindy and Tom (who has a few drinks named after him at CL) and we sat at a booth by the bar.

People are always hanging out in the lounge, which is decorated beautifully. The pictures I took, do not do it justice! They redid the ceiling in the lounge to match the original ceiling in the main bar area, but they decided to switch up the color. Almost everything was remodeled over the summer, including the seating area, the floor, the kitchen, the lounge, some of the bar area, the bathrooms, and more! If you have been to The Copper Lounge in the past, you should definitely check it out again.

The theme of The Copper Lounge is Art Deco and Prohibition era. It seriously feels like you walked into a Gatsby era bar. I would not write a post about it, if I didn’t actually LOVE it, but I do! It is so glamorous, and I like to think of myself as a glamorous girl. This is for sure, hands down, my new favorite spot in the Q. Not only is the decor amazing, the cocktails are tasty, the food is delicious, and there are plenty of photo-ops! What more could you ask for!?

You see one of the photo-ops with a pink LED sign that says “Shhh…” right when you walk in. It TOTALLY goes with the theme, if you know what I mean 😉 One of the other photo-ops is a brick wall outside The Copper Lounge that faces Route 66 and says “Vote Against Prohibition” another creative idea to match the theme.

One of the first things you notice when you arrive to The Copper Lounge is ‘The Boiler Room,’ the patio bar that offers shots and pints of beer. The Boiler Room has a separate bar from the main bar inside The Copper Lounge. It even has its own Instagram! (@theboilerroom_abq)

I love that The Copper Lounge has so many drinks to choose from specialty cocktails, to pints and shots. They have the perfect drink for everyone! My favorite cocktail was the secret “The Copper Cocktail,” it is not on the main drink menu but you can find it on the “Happy Hour” menu…it’s maybe my all time favorite drink. Petros and I literally wanted to try every single cocktail on the menu, but thats A LOT of drinks and we have our limits haha. The Copper Lounge has 20 beers on tap and 2 house made cocktails on tap, Fraola Spritz and Rose All Day.

Here is what we had…

Food: Copper Burger, Tacos, BBQ Wings, and House Fries- it was all so good!

Drinks (left to right): The Copper Cocktail, The Italian Stallion, Pontchartrain, Kentucky Ninja, Purple Rain, The Indian Army, Rosé All Day, The Tom Ford, Raspberry Tart, West Side (not pictured)

Check them out on Instagram (@TheCopperLounge) and Facebook (@TheCopperLounge) for photos of beautiful cocktails & unique decor!