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Unforgettable Moments From My #FindNewRoads Cross Country Camaro Drive

November 10th, 2015 by Christen

It’s always been an experience I’ve wanted to scratch off my bucket list for some time now.  Who wouldn’t want to grab their best girlfriend and go on a cross-country road trip in an amazing car?

 

 

Over the course of several weeks, Chevrolet’s hosted media influencers and journalists on a drive throughout the 48 US contagious states.  Driving behind the wheel of the 2016 Chevy Camaro, we were encouraged to #FindNewRoads and discover points of innovation throughout the country.  We visited landmarks and discovered the roads less traveled during our drive from New Orleans, LA to Dallas, TX (with plenty of exhilarating & unforgettable moments to spare!)

Check out a few of my favorite moments from our cross country Camaro drive in search to #FindNewRoads below!

 

Crescent City Connection

If you’re familiar with the Denzel Washington flick “Deja Vu” chances are, you’ve seen the iconic twin cantilever bridges that carry U.S. Route 90 Business over the Mississippi River in New Orleans before. Formerly known as the Greater New Orleans Bridge (GNO) – it’s the widest and most heavily traveled bridge on the lower Mississippi; instrumental with the Hurricane Katrina evacuations in 2005.

 

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The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and the Crescent City Connection – two iconic symbols of mobility and strength all rolled into one #FindNewRoads moment.

 

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Mardi Gras World

What’s the next best thing to visiting New Orleans during Mardi Gras?  Taking a trip to one of the happiest places on earth – Mardi Gras World. We were looking for a real, behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras and boy did we find it!

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At Mardi Gras World, guides take the mask off Mardi Gras with an all-access Mardi Gras tour, winding through the massive studio where these magnificent floats are built from the ground up. Guests learn about the history of this unique and festive tradition and go beyond its reputation to get a deeper understanding of the real Mardi Gras.

 

One monkey don’t stop no show:  The massive Mardi Gras World experience is a MUST during your next New Orleans visit.  Make sure you bring plenty of camera storage because there are plenty of picture perfect moments you’ll want to capture during your visit.

Bayou Dinning And Aligator Bites

After a 15-mile drive outside of New Orleans, we stumbled upon the beauty and bounty of the Restaurant des Familles. Nestled along the waterway home to alligators, turtles, egrets and other wildlife (Bayou des Familles) – we were in search of authentic Cajun and Creole bites and the Alligator Stuffed Mushrooms with Alligator Sauce Piquant more than delivered.

 

 

Good Eats:  We enjoyed the best of the best from the Restaurant de Familles including the grilled Shrimp & Grits with jalapeno-cheddar grits with scratch gravy, Caesar Salad and Catfish strips.

The Alligator Stuffed Mushrooms with Alligator Sauce Piquant was amazing – and the views of alligators just a few feet away were even better.

 

Swamp Tour Through Gator Country

I’ve never been in an airboat before, let alone on a tour through the swamps of the bayou.  So of course finding the road less traveled lead us to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Trained guides escorted us into the murky waters of Louisiana swamps where we came face to face with the beauty and beasts of nature.

 

 

 

Meet My BFF And Find New Roads In The New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

 

 

 

Driving The 2016 Camaro

The 2016 Camaro more than handled the road, it commanded it.  Driving from New Orleans to Dallas  as a Camaro road warrior was beyond amazing.  As the most efficient and powerful Camaro SS ever it’s equipped with improved handling, performance, technology and kept heads turning throughout the entire drive.

 

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Discover where the 2016 Camaro SS is headed next!  Keep up with all the spectacular sights and see how others #FindNewRoads by visiting FindNewRoadsTrip.com

Meet My BFF And Find New Roads In The New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro #FindNewRoads

November 3rd, 2015 by Christen

It’s amazing how driving a car can introduce, impact and ignite friendships that can last a lifetime.  Driving is one of the rare experiences that highlight shared moments in your life that you’ll never forget.  Exciting moments that lead to earning your first driving permit to unforgettable road trips with friends, no matter your age – you can always remember moments that involve your first or favorite car on the road!

This week, I’m revved up with excitement as me and my best friend get ready to take our friendship on the road driving the 2016 Camaro across the U.S., seeking people and places that embody the spirit of Find New Roads by pioneering new solutions in technology, business, education, arts and culture.

 

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My BFF Tiffany and I met years ago as key players for our high school volleyball team.  I was a high school senior and she was a wise-cracking freshman who bummed a ride home from volleyball practice.  We instantly clicked and became friends by riding home from volleyball practice together.  Who knew that months of after school driving would set the foundation for a 17-year friendship?!?

 

 

Months later after graduation, I was off to a whole new world – college.  We eventually lost contact, but was once again reunited by the same car that drove our friendship into existence.   One random afternoon, Tiffany noticed my car-bra-clad sedan (in aftermarket electric blue) parked outside my college dorm. Can you believe she yelled out my name, over and over until I ran outside?  I found my best friend and just like that, we were connected at the hip again!

 

 

We were the epitome of girls that love their cars!  We both had the same make and model and created our very own car club on campus (we were the only two members of the car club, but who cares – we thought we were haute stuff! LOL)  We always compared notes on driving/parking tricks on campus and cultivated the foundation of our friendship over cars, wise-cracking jokes and the craziest college co-ed experience ever!  Over the years we’ve watched boyfriends, degrees and even random auditions for MTV’s “The Real World” come and go and 17 years later, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

 

BEST FRIEND (noun): A person who you value above other friends in your life, someone you have fun with, someone you trust and someone in whom you confide.

 


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Meet my best friend… we’re exact opposites and yet exactly the same – and this week we’re going on the road in the all new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

From college to a cross-country road trip, where can you find us next? Meet us in the Big Easy this Wednesday, November 4th at the NOLA Motorsports Park! Check out our road tripping hijinks, map track the tour and details at FindNewRoadsTrip.com. #FindNewRoads

Check out the #Drivetastic Giveaway with @DivasDriveHeels and @Autotrader_com on DivasDriveInHeels.com

September 17th, 2015 by Christen

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Have you checked out DivasDriveinHeels.com lately?  Divas Drive In Heels….Haute cars and stylish automotive news, for women – by women!  That’s what we’re all about!  The newest rides, automotive trends and how they intertwine in entertainment and everyday life.

DivasDriveInHeels.com – the web’s first lifestyle automotive hub online, for women, by women, is a driving source of everything automotive that’s important to women, we are the authority in automotive news, entertainment & more for women interested in purchasing, maintaining or upgrading their vehicles.  Finally a fresh spin on what matters to style conscious consumers most…

 

We’ve partnered with Autotrader to create a #DRIVETASTIC giveaway!  Check out DivasDriveInHeels.com to discover how you can enter to win $200 AMEX gift card today!

 

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Want to learn more and get started on your Drivetastic Autotrader experience, get social with Autotrader on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and shop for your next fresh ride on FeelDrivetastic.com and Autotrader.com.

 

[Watch Me Whip] Heels And Wheels 2015 Recap #HeelsAndWheels2015

May 28th, 2015 by Christen

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By now, I’m sure you know how much of an automotive enthusiast I really am!  From luxury chariots to muscle cars, I love em all!  Last week, I was invited to attend a Heels And Wheels media retreat in Malibu, California to test out some of the hottest cars from Jaguar, GMC, Lexus, Mazda and more!  [Heels And Wheels invites women automotive journalists from across the country to take part in a 2-day media drive for networking and fun in the sun.]

 

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Discover a sneak peek of my favorite #HeelsAndWheels2015 moments below…

 

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Chief Engineer Allison Rahm shares the phenomenon behind the 2015 Dodge Charger.

 

Mazda6 Heels And Wheels

The 2016 Mazda6 was a standout surprise – I was absolutely amazed by this drive!

 

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Rene Syler whips around the corner in the 2015 Land Rover Discovery

 

GMC Canyon Heels and Wheels

The 2015 GMC Canyon SLE is a leading pickup trucks with 17% of owners being women.

 

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Auto journalists, PR reps, brand specialists and we’re all women!

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With so many options to drive, you’d be surprised to discover which car was my absolute favorite, which ride was perfect for new parents and which AWD vehicle left more to be desired. That’s why I’ve shared more photos, first impressions and more on our official automotive channel for everything cars, trucks, wheel-related and more, you can find it on DivasDriveInHeels.com.

Check out more from Heels And Wheels at DivasDriveInHeels.com.

Divas And Dorks: We’re Expanding And Looking For A Few Good Writers #NowHiring

October 6th, 2014 by Christen

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Do you love style, technology, fast cars or travel?  Are you looking to expand your footprint in new media?  Would you like to join the Divas And Dorks team?  We’re expanding and looking for a few good writers to join the team!

 

We’re looking for all sorts of writers to join the Divas And Dorks family!  We’re looking for writers that love tech, style, beauty, celebrity fashion, social media, entertainment, cars, travel and more.

 

If you’re an experienced writer interested in working with amazing brands, attending exclusive events and building a brand of your own – we want to work with you!

 

Apply to become a contributing writer for DivasandDorks, DivasDriveinHeels and DivasOnDestinations below.

I Want To Write For Divas And Dorks Application

 

The 2013 BET Awards PRE Red Carpet With Cadillac andFave Celebs

July 1st, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff

 

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Patrice Yursik, Jocelyn K. Allen, Amy DuBois Barnett, Munson Steed, Florence Anthony & Christen Rochon

 

The 2013 BET Awards PRE dinner, hosted by BET CEO Debra Lee & co-hosted by Nelly took place Saturday night in West Hollywood.  Sponsored by Cadillac, this invite-only dinner allowed some of your fave celebs to mix & mingle before The BET Awards show on Sunday!  Celebrities got to check out the luxurious award winning Cadillac ATS and talk with Christen Rochon on the red carpet. Everyone undoubtedly had a good time mingling as you can see from the photos below. These celebs look fab posing with this beautiful car!

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Tyrese

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Tyrese

 

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Erica Hubbard

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Erica Hubbard

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Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Kym Whitley

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Michelle Williams

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Michelle Williams

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Sherri Shepard and Lamar Sally

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Sherri Shepard and Lamar Sally

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Joyful Drake

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Joyful Drake

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Nelly Future

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Future and Nelly

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Angela Simmons

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Angela Simmons

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch  - Laila Ali - John Sally

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Laila Ali – John Sally

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch  - Lisa Leslie - Michael Lockwood

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet  – Lisa Leslie – Michael Lockwood

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Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet – John Sally & Cadillac’s Don Butler

 

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch  - Loretta Devine

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Loretta Devine and Glenn Marshall

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Lisa Leslie

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Wayne Brady

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Wayne Brady

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Nelly and Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Nelly and Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Tichina Arnold

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks Brunch - Angie Stone

Cadillac ATS PRE BET Awards 2013 Red Carpet Divas and Dorks – Angie Stone

 

{Photos compliments of Cadillac}

The Allstate Drive It Home Show Hits New York #DriveitHome #CGC

May 21st, 2013 by Christen

 

Last week, I invited DivasandDorks readers, families, friends and parents out to the Allstate Drive It Home Show here in New York.  Not only did I want to share an awesome evening of driving infotainment, but I also wanted as many of our readers as possible to grab up some great prizes on site like gift cards, gas cards and even a new car!

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Upon arriving to the Bayway Arts Center in East Islip, NY; I was excited to discover how this 1-hour event could single-handedly save the lives of upcoming teen drivers.  The purpose of this event was to help parents understand the real hazards than teen drivers face on the road and help them become better driving “coaches” for their teens.  With the help from The Second City Communications comedians & safety experts, visitors were entertained with a welcome reception of snacks, prizes and goodies and left with a wealth of life-changing knowledge.

DID YOU KNOW:  One of the most dangerous years in a person’s life is the first twelve months after getting a driver’s license

The truth is, half of new teen drivers will be involved in a crash before they even graduate high school.  It’s no wonder why car crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths year after year.

 

 

The Allstate Drive It Home show is trying to change that by directly affecting parents and teen drivers across the country!  If you missed the show in New York, don’t worry – you may be able catch the show when it hits your area soon.  With stops already in New Jersey, Michigan, California, Virgina, South Carolina and more there are a few stops left in Texas, Tennessee and Illinois coming up soon (Check out the calendar of events for dates)

 

DID YOU KNOW:  Parents don’t understand the most deadly risks to their teen driver. Research shows that inexperience is the No. 1 cause of teen crashes, but 74 percent of parents inaccurately believe that risk-taking is the leading cause.

 

 

Are you a parent or know a teenager that’s ready to hit the road?  Why not take advantage of all the tools found on DriveItHome.org?  Parents can sign up to receive weekly driving practice tips and suggestions via e-mail, and print, discuss and even sign a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement.

If we understand the risks teenagers face – we can help them beat the odds. By staying involved as they gain experience over that first year after they get their license to drive alone, together we can ultimately savelives along the way.

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

Divas Drive In Heels Is Heading To The ‘Drive It Home Show’ In New York!

May 10th, 2013 by Christen

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Are you in the New York Tri-state area, then join Divas Drive In Heels at the Drive it Home Show, presented by the National Safety Council and Allstate Foundation, Tuesday, May 14. If you have tween, teen, or are concerned about teen driving safety, it will be an informative (and entertaining!) event. Please feel free to share this post with anyone who might like to attend. Details are as follows:

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What: Drive it Home Show, presented by the National Safety Council and Allstate Foundation

When: Tuesday, May 14 from 7pm – 8:15pm

Where: BayWay Arts Center (265 E Main St # 160, East Islip, NY 11730)

Price: FREE!; no tickets required

Parking: Parking lot is available

 

BONUS :: BONUS :: BONUS :: BONUS :: BONUS

You can enter in the sweepstakes at the event for a chance to win gas cards and a brand new car!

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If you’d like to attend, click here to register and when checking in, let them know that Clever Girls Collective sent you. Hope to see you there!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

#NAIAS2013: The North American International Auto Show Is Here!

January 18th, 2013 by Christen

It’s the Super Bowl of the auto industry, with the international premiere of over 50 new cars – the North American International Auto show is in full swing and we’ve got the hautest rides from Cadillac, Chevrolet and more below…

Want to know which ride had the entire show buzzing from day one?  Without a doubt, it was the debut of the 2014 Corvette Stingray!

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2014 Corvette Stingray (Photo by Tom Hawley for Chevrolet)

Chevrolet unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray at a special event Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The new Corvette is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It will accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds. It’s expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.   Check out the electrifying debut of the Stingray below…

 

Check out more from the special event on DivasDriveInHeels.com.

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The 2013 Cadillac ATS is unveiled prior to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.

In addition to unveilings, this was a huge weekend for the Cadillac brand as well!  Detroit makers dominated as the 2013 Detroit Auto Show opened up with the annual North American International Car and Truck of the Year awards. The 2013 Cadillac ATS was awarded Car of the Year  by NAIAS as well as ‘Urban Car of the Year’ at the Urban Wheel Awards.

Cadillac also unveiled the new 2014 Cadillac ELR based on its 2009 concept electric vehicle this week.  Not only did Cadillac premiere the most stylish electric vehicle which will go into production later this year, it also won the Eyes On Design Best Production Vehicle Award as well.

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR wins the Eyes On Design Best Production Vehicle Award Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Cadillac)

 

 

Looking for more Corvette, Cadillac and Auto Show news and photos?  Check out all the news on DivasDriveInHeels.com

Essence Music Festival: Escape To New Orleans Ep. 4

August 1st, 2012 by Christen

 

If you’re looking for the genuine New Orleans experience, look no further. Earlier this summer, I got the chance to explore the city, alongside Nate from WorldWideNate.com to get a bona fide experience of what New Orleans, Louisiana truly has to offer. As a native (of sorts), my lineage has roots in the Crescent city, however my experience is limited as I’ve only been to New Orleans once before at the age of 9. Thanks to the Ford Escape – I got the chance to escape to New Orleans and experience the rich history, delicious food & a certain je ne sais quoi – that’s authentic, only in New Orleans. Check out the final installment of ‘Escape To New Orleans’ airing on Essence.com this week – below.

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