Aug 26, 2016

Le Dîner en Blanc Comes to Orlando, FL

Le Dîner en Blanc, the sophisticated all-white Parisian-style pop-up picnic makes its inaugural presence in Orlando, Florida this fall. The event began in Paris in 1988 when François Pasquier, returning from a long stay abroad, had the idea to gather friends for a picnic. As the number of guests grew, he decided to hold the dinner in a public space and ask everyone to dress in all white to easily recognize one another. Nearly thirty years later, over 10,000 Parisians participate each year. In 2009, the first ever export of Le Dîner en Blanc took place in Montreal, Canada, followed by a first American edition in 2011 in New York City. After its successful New York debut, Diner en Blanc International was created to bring the Parisian secret to more cities around the world. With over 100,000 annual guests, Le Diner en Blanc is now held in over 60 cities all over the world and has been embraced by more than 20 cities in the United States along including Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Miami, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.
The event's core values include: 1. Friendship, 2. Sharing, 3. Elegance and Gallantry 4. Secrecy, 5. Equality, 6. Involvement, 7. Prestige and 8. Non-Commercial. And thanks to Tash Johnson, Fabie Reid, Lisa Greenwood, and Christopher Abrahams of J.A.G.A. Productions who worked tirelessly to bring this highly anticipated and fabulous event to Orlando on Thursday, October 13th, 2016. “Le Diner en Blanc captures the spirit of friendship, glamour, and European elegance. We love the history and anticipation of the Diner en Blanc events around the world. We’re excited to bring a little piece of Europe to Orlando and to add some Floridian flair to Diner en Blanc.”- Tash Johnson, Managing Partner of J.A.G.A. Productions

Aug 23, 2016

Trend Alert | Off-the-Shoulder Ruffles

Nothing screams grown and sexy like a fabulous off-the-shoulder ruffle top. Luckily----they happen to be on trend right now and if you're wondering how to follow the rules of showing a little skin, rocking one of these tops will keep you in the safe zone. Rock it with a pair of skinnies and  a killer pair of sandals, then slay.

Aug 17, 2016

Fab Travel: US Virgin Islands

Hey Beauties,

I'm back and rejuvenated from a much needed vacation with the family. I can't tell you guys just how much stepping away from everyday life can do for the mind, body and spirit. We flew in to St. Thomas for the week, hung out on the island and hopped to a some nearby islands for some cross-island adventure. This was an emotional trip for me on so many levels. Some of you may already know that I spent some years growing up on the island as a young girl before moving to New York. I hadn't been back to the island since that time; so it was safe to say that taking this trip down memory lane with my family was quite the emotional one.

Aug 7, 2016

Purple Haze

Hey beauties! I'm back and rejuvenated from a much needed family vacation. There's nothing like a good ole getaway that allows you to release, relax and reflect. And boy did I do some reflecting. And some perfecting. My tan that is. Can we say, melanin poppin'!. LOL. I will never underestimate the power of travel. It allows us to appreciate the here and now, tap into a clearer vision for the future and reflect on the many lessons of the past. And no, international travel isn't needed. Simply driving thirty miles into new and uncharted territory can do the trick. I've reignited that burning vigor in my soul. That creative fire that has ignited and sparked those flames motivating me to kick ass and take names in the upcoming weeks and months to come. Cheers to clarity and the ability to successfully navigate through this clouded haze, life.

Jul 30, 2016

Fab Eats: Jax Fish House Kansas City

I had the opportunity to stop in at one of Kansas City's hot spots: Jax Fish House Kansas City---a local favorite. What initially drew me to the establishment? Oysters. Albeit----Kansas City isn't the first place that comes to mind when I think of fresh seafood. But I went for it. Because that's what true foodies do, right? Located in the Country Club Plaza neighborhood--- with limited street parking, parking in the adjacent parking garage will be your best bet. The chic and stylish interior coupled with the sophisticated cocktail selection makes this spot a popular destination for the young, chic and professional. I visited during happy hour and tried a couple of their appetizers---which were good. The cocktails were great! I'll have to return and give a few entrées a try. So as it stands, the verdict is still out.