The week started off with Madza blessing me with the 2016 Mazda3 to test drive. Back in May, I got to spend a week with the Mazda6, which I loved so much. When I stepped out, I noticed right away that this bad girl was smaller and a bit sexier.
Here are some clips from my SnapChat that week. Of course, Fio is all up in my life. How lucky am I to work with la loca?
First stop of the week was the #CVSMeetUps tour. Their PR flew in from HQ to take us on a tour at a bigger CVS near attractions to show us some major changes that the brand is doing. I’m very excited about their focus on all around health because I’m a bit of a health nut that’s all about convenience. You should see all the CVS ExtraBucks I rack up in a month. With their new changes, it’s going to be even easier to accumulate points. I can’t wait to share all the info with you all!
After the tour, we were treated with a lovely lunch at Season’s 52. I left everyone early because I had to drive across town to my shoot.
I have so many fun projects lined up this new year!
My photographer, Tiffany Bagwell is excellent. If you’re in the Central FL area, I highly recommend her!
She is known for her beautiful outdoor photography, but Tiffany made a makeshift studio because I requested an indoor shoot. I personally like the studio shots so much more, just sayiiiing!
Yearbook from hell.
After my shoot, I went to the EyeGlow grand opening at The Orlando Eye.
Of course my Fio was there. We ran into Chris Kirkpatrick of N’SYNC. Random tidbit: his mom was my vocal coach when I was kid. Another random tidbit: I was a theatre nerd/ Thespian.
I’ve been on The Orlando Eye many times, but never had an experience like this. Each capsule feels like a club with crazy lights and dance music. It still scares me to death though. I’m not a ferris wheel kind of girl.
I felt run down at The Orlando Eye. The weekend before, I was in Chicago, where I didn’t sleep. It was just go, go, go the moment I landed. The lack of sleep, nasty germs and my nonstop schedule left me sick.
I felt good after a couple of days, so I lunched with part of my Park Avenue Fashion Week crew…
It was only natural for us to lunch on The Ave at Blu. Blu is chic, known for their seafood and close to bars/shopping. Of course David and I got cow, OF COURSE. Their cow was delicious, too.
Chipotle & Chill party
Because I work closely with Chipotle, I get to do cool things with my friends. My awesome neighbors Paulie & Julie hosted a fight night, invited some fun people and I used my Chipotle perks for catering. No pictures because we devoured everything fast, but it was so much fun!
Okay, my thoughts on the beautiful 2016 Mazda3 (4-Door Grand Touring) that brought me to these wonderful places.
This car is so much fun! I’m falling in love with Mazda, seriously.
My first observation was how responsive this car is. This feels like a great wheel based package, it’s like butter. The sports response is amazing, as well as the center of gravity. You most definitely feel how light this vehicle is. The area I live in has many hills (yes, I found one of the rare places in Florida that actually has HILLS!), many curvy country roads. She handles the curves so well, it feels like you’re gliding.
The Paddle Shifters/manual shift is fun. There’s nothing like downshifting to shake off the cob webs. Remember, safety first but there’s no law getting up to the speed limit as fast as you can 😉 It has a computer managing RPMs on manual shift, not like you can rev line it like a traditional manual shift. It limits you at 6,000 RPMs, which is the first red limit.
I have a thing for red cars. My car is red, I’ll probably always stick to red until the day I die.
Leather trimmed sports seats.
The red and black made me think of my Miami Heat.
Is this an ideal family car? No.
but if I were to get pregnant with triplets, I’d tell those babies to learn to deal with each other, that there’s more space in the Mazda3 than the womb.
I hung out in the backseat for bit. Checked emails, tweeted and scared my neighbors. It really is spacious for the size of the car, but it isn’t a family car.
I can fit lots of junk in her trunk.
33 mpg (combined city/hwy)
Features that I loved:
Lane departure warning system
Mazda radar cruise control
Steering wheel mounted controls
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
As much as I loved the Mazda6 , it’s safe to say that the Mazda3 is my favorite out of the two. 🙂
Have you ever driven a Mazda? If so, what model? Thoughts?