Bucket List Friday Fun Abroad

Bucket List Friday Fun Abroad is here already! I am so excited to share my next destination. If you are looking for romance, make sure you read this one!

Bucket List Friday Fun Abroad

Now, if you have guessed it by my very disguised picture then let me tell you where we are going.

Paris!

Bucket List Friday Fun Abroad

So, when it comes to Paris, everything about it shouts Fashion, Food, and ROMANCE. 😍 The language itself is a beauty to appreciate. Oh and you ALL know my passion for food! Paris has so much to offer with such a well versed community.

Bucket List Friday Fun Abroad

Instead of me GAWKING over how amazing Paris is, let me dive into some more awesome details to enlighten your day.

Bucket List Friday Fun Abroad

  • The Eiffel Tower was actually supposed to be a temporary monument for only 20 years but it’s still standing! It was built for the 1889 World Fair
  • Now, I’m going to have to dig deeper for this one, but apparently Paris has only ONE stop sign. I don’t believe that would work too well where I am.
  • There are at least 3 replicas of the Statue of Liberty in Paris
  • Paris is considered the worlds fashion capital. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Lacroix, Hermes, and Saint Laurent are all headquartered in Paris.
  • There are three main fashion types which are: haute couture, prêt-à-porter (as known as “ready-to-wear”) and lingerie
  • Paris is also home to the largest textile industry. French designer Pierre Cardin, to name molded a career with a more futuristic feature for tomorrow’s fashion.
  • In 1966, Pierrce created Space Age which became a Mod Fashion in that period.

 

Along with the fashion, and local facts, Paris has a few interesting details with food. One of them being the BAGUETTE. Check out these dishes!

 

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The Secrets of Influence for the Successful Woman

The Secrets of Influence for the Successful Woman was a complete success this past weekend! It was coordinated by Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell and filled with tons of information, great food, and plenty of laughs. It was held at Mary Mac’s Tea Room on 224 Ponce De Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA.

So, where are my manners?! Happy Wednesday! We are already halfway through the week 🙌🏽 Thank you Lord. Now, this event was a completely spontaneous decision to attend with Joi from JoiStik and I am glad I did.

When I arrived, I had to get into the swing of things. Because we came in during the presentation, I was completely lost about what it was. BUT, when I began taking notes and listening, I took away so much!

The two main speakers were Elaina Zuker, author of “The Seven Secrets of Influence” along with Image Coach and Confidence Enthusiast Shaquanna Chappelle. Can I say a dynamic duo?! They both came, delivered and amazed all of the women with some great tips and tricks for business and image.

Now y’all, this group of women I was surrounded by were so powerful. Everyone was so goal driven with many success stories, it only made me feel more empowered. The women ranged from a lawyer, radio show host, business owner, talk show host, actress, political consultant and more!

This was, by far, a memorable and influential event. It truly answered A LOT of questions I’ve had while learning about blogging, marketing and networking. Oh!, and let me tell you all the prize I won! Shaquanna (Image Consultant) held a contest during her presentation based on the word CONFIDENCE. The main point of the contest was to say QUEEN whenever you heard the word “Confident” or “Confidence.” Now, I enjoy a little competition but Tinzley Bradley of Bold Favor Magazine definitely brought her A game!

I promise she was as sharp as whip with her listening skills so I had to step it up. In the end, we were actually tied but she gifted me the prize which was a full wardrobe assessment and personal shopping service. Right on time! She also helped us determine our body shape and measured a select few of us. Like I said, I’m so glad I went to this event! All of the ladies even left with a signed copy of Elaina’s book!

Lastly, I would like to thank Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell She is an Attorney, CPA, Success Coach, Philanthropist, Publisher, PR, Strategist, Producer and Agent for accepting me to cover! Enjoy more pictures from this event!

It’s Tea Time – Tea Party Socials ☕️

It's Tea Time

Happy Wednesday!

Let me start by asking, what do you typically do on a Sunday? Go to church? Relax at home? Clean the house? Well, I had the wonderful pleasure to attend “It’s Tea Time Tea Party Socials.” It was hosted by the wonderful Rhonda A. Thompson of “The Rose of Sharon” featuring Rebecca Lynn Pope of Godly Girls and The Pope Agency!

Tea Time Tea Party Socials

First of all, the topic covered was Healthy Relationships. Now, although I am married, I had a lot of takeaways that I could apply to my life currently. The substance of the topic was delivered in a raw, loving, God centered manner. I appreciate much more sincere deliveries from speakers also. It’s not often you have the pleasure of hearing someone speak truth without sugar coating reality.

Tea Time Tea Party Socials

In addition to this social time, I thoroughly enjoyed the open floor for discussion. It provided a genuine moment between the ladies in attendance. Furthermore, we all had the opportunity to learn through each other’s experiences and wisdom.

Tea Time Tea Party Socials

Finally, I met and networked with some truly amazing women from this event and learned how to love myself, discern positive and negative friendships and relationships.

Tea Time Tea Party Socials

Most of all, what a better way to spend a Sunday right?! Nothing like some good tea, glamorous women and pointed toe heels to enjoy the day.

Enjoy some of my favorite It’s Tea Time Tea Party Socials snapshots 👇🏽

 

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As always, remember to be bold, be fabulous and love yourself first. Nobody can do it better than you.

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She Writes Atlanta Brunch Mixer Recap!

Hello lovies, “She Writes! Atlanta Brunch Mixer” this past Sunday was an absolute success! I had the pleasure of spending my Sunday evening with some beautiful ladies networking and gaining knowledge.

 

Originally, my nerves were out of whack headed to this event because I would be attending this by myself. I was so self conscious because I wouldn’t know anyone until I had reality smack me and say “why are you even doing this?” I ended up pushing and I am so glad I went. It would have been a huge regret had I missed out on this inspiring information.

This event covered in depth how to self-publish and promote your own book successfully along with how to creatively monetize your blog. In fact, I personally learned so much, it inspired me to focus on a book in the near future. Who would have guessed?

It was held at Brio Tuscan Grille with host Lillie Mae and special guests Natalie Fikes, Tamara Mitchell-Davis & Dominique Williams. These four women were phenomenal with the content they shared. It incorporated the journey of writing and becoming successful with each speaker giving a snippet from their book.

Each individual I met gave me such encouraging words and advice as a new blogger and how to network. We all laughed, joked around, asked PLENTY of questions and simply enjoyed the company of creative women.

To give an overall covering about some of the women that attended ranged from a therapist, doctor, writer, stylist, and radio show personality. Can you imagine how much information you can obtain in such a short time? The connection and sincerity within the room was so genuine. Everyone was eager to learn, open to constructive guidance and my favorite EMPOWERMENT.

Lastly, the three books featured at this brunch were

#GoalGetter

Empower to Prosper”

She is Fearless

Be sure to check these ladies out and their books! You won’t regret it.

To close, always remember to shoot for the stars and follow your dreams. It is never too late.

Weekend Recap – Cultural Crawl Atlanta 2017

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What is up y’all?! I said I was going to give you a bonus post this week so HERE IT IS 😊

RECAP: Cultural Crawl Atlanta Little 5 Points

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of helping my good friend Shafaa celebrate her 23rd birthday (whoop whoop) by going to the Atlanta Cultural Crawl along with the opportunity to cover this dope event! It included everything ranging from food to art to local talent, like I could go on and on forever.

The registration began at Hand in Hand restaurant where you get to meet the beautiful faces behind this event.

After getting registered, you can head inside and chill where they have certain specials specifically for the Cultural Crawl event. I ran to get a few pics of the staff participating in “The Culture Shotski” special. I must admit, it was very interesting to watch.

Next up, we ventured to this chill spot called Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar where Shafaa and I shared some good ole nachos.

Nacho's Atkins Park & Restaurant Bar

Now, we skip on over to Corner Tavern for their loaded tater tot special. 🙌🏽 Shafaa, me and the hubby hung out in the restaurant for a bit while we recharged for our last few stops. Our waitress of the evening was absolutely awesome too -shoutout to her!

Up next, we hop on over to The Brewhouse Cafe where I tapped out with the food. We all ate outside which was a very unique experience and I ordered one of my favorites…MUSSELS 😍 I give them props on presentation and preparation. It is not easy to make those bad boys tender before they get too chewy.

Brewhouse Cultural Crawl Atlanta

LAST, but not least, we stopped by Front Page News Patio Bar & Grill. Funny enough, we were all caught with the sleepy bug by then. There were some pretty great pictures taken though. Next time I’m in the area, I’ll DEFINITELY be dropping in!

Front Page Cultural Crawl Atlanta

Also! We were provided with a virtual map with some of the best murals around town. Just my luck, I managed to get a snapshot of a very talented artist. He was painting a fresh mural for a jewelry shop who specializes in gold and signature pieces. This artist goes by the name of @ Paulathol on Instagram.

Special shoutout to my love for snapping this dope pic!

Cultural Crawl Atlanta Mural

To close, I thoroughly enjoyed myself throughout this entire event. Special shoutout to every individual that helped bring it together. It was an absolute success in my opinion. I definitely look forward to attending next year.

Follow @ Culturalcrawl on IG and Facebook

Click the links to check out each business’s webpage and social media to follow!

Check out a few extra goodies I snapped along the way 👇🏽

Cultural Crawl Atlanta Mural-Little 5 Points

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Cultural crawl

Cultural crawl