I was excited for the chance to do Megan's hair and makeup for the blog. Megan and I have been friends since the end of high school when we decided that it'd be in our best interest to run away to dallas as much as possible to escape our hillbilly lives in Quinlan. We both grew up down the street from each other but she had hung out with my brother through a majority of high school.
That was 10 years ago. Okay maybe more than 10 years but I've seen Megan through all her ups and downs. She's seen me through mostly a series of downs followed by skyrocket ups. It's probably been easier for me to be her friend. We don't get to hang out as often as we'd like due to... family obligations lol.
I decided to take her to deep ellum, where we used to spend all of our time. It was way more desolate back then. We'd hide in alleyways and go to red blood club all the time. Now it's just an extension of downtown or Lower Greenville. A lot less scary. Now I wonder where kids go to pretend to be homeless and have no hope for the future. Because it's definitely not fitting for what deep ellum has become.
The amount of businesses operating and thriving in deep ellum is astounding compared to 10 years ago when it was considered dangerous. Even with the recent crimes I don't feel threatened by it. Considering I don't have any money.
We wandered into Emporium Pies because since the opening of the deep ellum store I've been dying to go. I love the oak cliff store and when I was pregnant I would beg my mother to take me once every couple weeks. I had even convinced Megan to go with me once after I had Samson knowing she'd love it too. And it created a great backdrop for the shoot with its delicate design and attention to detail.
The staff kept telling us how great Megan looked and it seemed as though she should be doing a photo shoot today and I looked up from my phone and said, "we are 😐" lol don't let my iphone6s deceive you.
This location is great if not better than the oak cliff one. At least at this time of day it wasn't crowded and I parked literally right in front. Megan seemed overwhelmed by the selection so I chose the cloud 9 and the nannerz. Cloud 9 is exactly what the name implies. It's heaven in a pie. They make everything really pure. And by our I mean real butter and sugar so double the calories, double the... workout I'm about to do tonight.
After the pie, I asked Megan if she wanted to take a short walk to Murray street coffee. She agreed. But it wasn't a short walk. And I'm a bad judge of distance.
I then made her stand awkwardly by the surprisingly crowded coffee shop. Then I kept laughing while taking pictures. Making her further uncomfortable. I mean I love that I can call this "working". When really I'm just making my friends do silly things while they think I'm serious about my career.
As silly as I was being every picture was better than the last. I have beautiful friends and I'm so lucky to know her. And to hav similar taste in pie .