Sharing My Passions With Rémy Martin Cognac

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I’m naturally a very intense and passionate person, and although my personal passions have varied throughout the years, I’ve always come back to my love of fashion. As a child I would stay up late into the night pouring over the latest Vogue or Glamour magazine thinking about how I could incorporate that season’s trends into my wardrobe without raising my father’s eyebrows.

To this day, I still have a strong love of fashion and expressing myself through fashion, which is what led me to create Wishes & Reality. To be honest, starting a blog was extremely intimidating. I felt that I was too late to the game to ever truly be influential and I felt old. I am just not 25 anymore. How would I start? Would I be accepted? Would I feel judged? In the end, I knew it was something I would regret if I didn’t at least try. Today I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

When I look back at my early days of blogging, it’s pretty comical. I was using an iPhone for photos and then heavily editing them. I was trying to identify my personal style and emulating what I loved on others instead of noticing what I loved on me. It was definitely a learning curve. A few months in, I decided to speak to a consultant who has since become a friend and mentor.

Having a mentor to point out simple changes that I could make to improve my overall aesthetic, made W&R more professional and helped to define my brand. It was one of the smartest decisions I made in those early days. Over the past 2 years, I have developed informal relationships with many other “mentors” and it’s these relationships that push me to continue to grow and evolve, both as a person and as a blogger.


This is why I’m so excited to welcome you to the Passion Defined/Rémy Refined Sweepstakes by Rémy Martin Cognac! Rémy Martin invites you to not only share your passion but also enter to win the opportunity to have a mentor in that field to help guide you! Rémy Martin encourages us to define our many passions and celebrate the variety of talents that make up who we are.

Sweepstakes Information:

  To enter the sweepstakes, the Entrant must log on to his/her twitter account and (i) follow @RemyRefined (if he/she does not already), and (ii) Tweet an image of Entrant showing their life passion and including the hashtags #RemyRefined and either #ChicagoSweepstakes, #DetroitSweepstakes, or #StLouisSweepstakes, depending on Entrant’s state of residence.

Grand Prize (1): The grand prize winner will receive a mentor for one (1) year to help winner live out his/her passion and a check for $5,000 (“Grand Prize”).

  First Prize (15 [five (5) per location]): Each first prize winner will receive two (2) tickets to a Jhené Aiko concert on either August 12, 2016 for Michigan winners, August 16, 2016 for Illinois winners, or August 17, 2016 for Missouri winners, a meet and greet with Jhené Aiko, and a Rémy Martin gift bag (“First Prize”).

 Second Prize (30 [ten (10) per location]): Each second prize winner will receive two (2) tickets to a Jhené Aiko concert on either August 12, 2016 for Michigan winners, August 16, 2016 for Illinois winners, or August 17, 2016 for Missouri winners (“Second Prize’).

  •  No Purch. Nec. Ends 8/31/16. 21+, IL, MI, MO only, Rules:



My desire to pursue my passions is what led me to create Wishes & Reality! Women today are so multifaceted today and I personally feel so lucky, to not only indulge but to share my many passions. As a wife, a mom, a creator, a singer, a writer, a blogger, a fashionista, a traveler, a foodie, I feel that I have so much to share! All of these aspects of my life and personality would helped to inspire a signature cocktail with Rémy Martin Cognac.




‘The Happy Heidi’

  •  1 oz. Rémy Martin Cognac
  •  2 oz. lime soda water
  •  4 thin slices fresh ginger
  •  1 wedge of lime or lime zest
  •  1 long piece of cucumber
  •  1-2 mint leaves

Put lime and ginger into a glass. Pour in .5 oz. Rémy Martin cognac. Press lightly 2-3 times. Half fill glass with ice, stir for 5 seconds. Pour the remaining cognac and add lime soda water and cucumber. Stir well and serve immediately.

The Happy Heidi‘ takes me to the zone, where I can relax, create and inspire. The perfect cocktail to sip whether I’m relaxing with friends on a summer night, or editing photos at the end of the day in my home office.



Rémy Martin is crafted for excellence and a testament to the very passion that is poured into every bottle. Made from the most sought after grapes of Fine Champagne Cognac, 1738® is a tribute to almost 300 years of passionate commitment to time, tradition and respect of the land. Rémy Martin, One Life / Live Them!

I can’t wait to hear all about your passions! Looking for a mentor to take your passions to the next level? Learn how you can win a mentor for one year through the Rémy Martin Sweepstakes! Good luck!



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