Demystifying Blogger & PR Relationships — A Town Hall Discussion

August Bloggers

Come join me and the Black Public Relations Society of Atlanta tonight as we discuss blogger relationships can benefit Public Relations Professionals and Influential Media Specialists! If you are in the Atlanta area this not an event you’d want to miss!

Where: 1100 Peachtree Conference Center

When: August 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

-Free for BPRS Members / $10 Non-members

To Register for this event, click here

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The Recap: The Deshai Cole Brand and Houston-based EA Events Celebrates Women Empowerment With 2nd Annual Ultimate Girl’s Festival In Atlanta!

ugf flierFrom Friday March 14th through Saturday March 15th, radio personality and sex/relationship extraordinaire Deshai Cole collaborates with TV One’s R&B Diva star Keke Wyatt, Harold “House” Moore of VH-1’s Single Ladies and Celebrity Hair Stylist Shekinah Jo for her second annual Ultimate Girls Festival. The Ultimate Girls Festival was in full effect Friday evening as Deshai hosted an exciting networking event at Gocha Salon called “Conversations & Cocktails” with lifestyle blogger Perez. Attendees enjoyed a fun filled evening of dancing, mingling, adult games, and complimentary cocktails provided by Smoke Liqueur. After the mixer was the after party at Suede Tapas Lounge.

Atmosphere Saturday morning at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center, guests were in for a real treat as they indulged in a delicious catered breakfast and were later acquainted by Keynote speaker, award-winning lifestyle and technology blogger Courtney Luv as she emphasized the importance of living with a purpose and passion. The rest of the morning consisted of break out sessions that covered topics in health, fitness, looking good and bringing thrill and excitement in the bedroom.

Once the break out sessions were done, VH-1’s Family Hustle castmate and celebrity hair stylist Shekinah Jo and Shaunell Robinson, founder of the infamous high-end beauty brand Conceited Inc, united with a panel of female business owners to educate guests on creating a business and how to excel in your industry with the “So You Want To Be A Boss” panel.

Notable panelists on the male panel included Harold House Moore, Omar Slim White, DJ Fadelf Soon after, an all male panel entitled “What Men Really Think” featured Harold “House” Moore of VH1-’s Single Ladies, Omar “Slim” White, and DJ Fadelf gave women a male perspective on how to retain a healthy relationship and what men really want.

Panel Discussions (2) The enthusiastic guests asked the panel many interesting questions like “is it ok to sleep with someone the first night?” “How do you know if you have the right person?” as well as addressed trust issues in relationships. Each panelist addressed each question with their own perspective and guests were enlighten to know that their responses did not invoke the typical male stereotype and put a lot of minds at ease.

Later on that evening, the festivities commenced at 595 North Event Center where attendees networked, competed for cash prizes and enjoyed a show from TV One’s R&B Divas castmate KeKe Wyatt. All proceeds were donated to The Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Inc.

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It was a great honor to participate in this event and I encourage everyone to make it to the next Ultimate Girls Fest! 🙂 . To learn more about Deshai Cole, check out her website http://www.deshaicole.com/ and follow her on Twitter at @deshaicole.

I’ve Fallen In Love With Voscato!!

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I will not do too many posts about Alcoholic beverages but I HAVE to talk about this! I know what you’re probably thinking? What on earth exactly IS Voscato???? Voscato, with a motto “The Best Of Both Worlds” is a blend of premium vodka and sparkling moscato founded in January 2013. So here’s the shorten explanation, Vodka + Moscato = Voscato. Why did the makers go with Vodka and Sparkling Moscato? Voscato blended these elements to market their product to both men and women. Voscato specifically state in their bio:

A creation from the best of two worlds, the perfect union of wine and spirit that has the elegant softly sweetened taste of moscato wine for the ladies with the subtle underlying strength of vodka for men, resulting in an amazingly refreshing infusion that tantalizes and teases the taste buds, all delivered in a burst of delicate bubbles.

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Voscato comes in three flavors, Peach, Rose, Coconut and will release a non-sparkling version soon!  I had the pleasure of tasting Voscato’s Peach flavor at The Shoe Lounge Second Year Anniversary: Life of Luxury Pamper Party and it was DELICIOUS! A Voscato representative at the Event allowed attendees to taste regular Moscato and Voscato to compare the two, and there was a distinct difference. Moscato is sweeter than Voscato (due to Vodka mix) but it is still very sweet. The Vodka in Voscato is not overpowering but you DEFINITELY know its there.  Plus the texture of Moscato seemed much heavier than the Voscato (if that makes any sense).

Overall, Voscato is good in my book. I am a fan of sweet wines and fruity drinks and Voscato did not disappoint. Its more of a “party drink” but it can be used in any occasion rather it’s a gathering of friends, going on a night on the town, or even having an intimate night in. You decide.

Voscato is currently available in Atlanta, GA, New York and Miami with future plans to expand to more cities! If you are in Georgia, you can purchase Voscato at these fine retailers here.

To receive more information or updates on this brand, visit the website http://www.drinkvoscato.com/. Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

RANDOM DISCLAIMER:

Do NOT let that sweet taste fool you. The Vodka will definitely sneak up on you. At the Shoe Lounge, The Rep for Voscato told me this is 3 glasses is equivalent to 7 shots! O_O. Two glasses and I was feeling it (but than again I’m a light weight 🙂 ). As with all alcoholic beverages, drink responsibly.

#IHeardMastermind: Rick Ross’ Private Album Listening Party In Atlanta!!

#IHeardMastermind: Rick Ross' Album Listening Party In Atlanta!!

On Thursday, February 20th, Jennifer and I attended Rick Ross’ Mastermind Album Listening Party on behalf of {C} Magazine. The event began at 8 PM and as I was in route, Jennifer texted me and told me she was running late and would arrive around 9:30-10 PM. Instantly, I felt an explosion of butterflies in my stomach. I get so nervous being at events by myself let alone around Entertainment Industry Professionals. I arrived around 8:20 and after getting by cops, security, and three RSVP checklists I was inside. Nerves began to set it. Anxiety spread all over my body once I scoped the room and didn’t see any familiar faces. I grabbed a drink from the bar to calm my nerves as I observed everyone in the room. 10 minutes goes by and I see a familiar face from {C} Magazine and my mini panic attack goes away (lol).

Once the main room in the studio was setup, everyone was asked to take a seat. We were advised not to take pictures so Jennifer did not bring her camera. BUT later found out media could take pictures so Jen leaving her camera was all in vein 😦 but here are some pictures here from FreddyO. Overall it was a great event. Had the opportunity to mingle (once the nerves were gone lol), eat good and meet new people!

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From each track from Mastermind, Rick Ross team created video visuals to paint a vivid picture of the story Rick Ross is telling in his songs.Mastermind’s is executive produced by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, ‘Mastermind’ features guest appearances from Jay-Z, Jeezy, The Weeknd, Kanye West, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Diddy, Scarface, Sizzla, Mavado, and Z-Ro. Mastermind’s official single, “The Devil Is a Lie” ft Jay-Z is already released to the public. The track list includes:

 1. Intro

2. Rich Is Gangsta

3. Drug Dealer’s Dream

4. Shots Fired

5. Nobody

6. The Devil Is A Lie [ft. JAY Z]

7. Mafia Music III [ft. Sizzla & Mavado]

8. War Ready [ft. Jeezy]

9. What A Shame

10. Supreme

11. BLK & WHT

12. Dope Bitch Skit

13. In Vein [ft. The Weeknd]

14. Sanctified [ft. Kanye West & Big Sean]

15. Walkin On Air [ft. Meek Mill]

16. Thug Cry [ft. Lil Wayne]

 My personal favorites are Mafia Music, War Ready, Supreme, In Vein and Sanctified but the WHOLE ALBUM is great!! Make sure to check it out. Album drops March 4th.

P.S My hair turned into a frizz ball but I liked it 🙂

A Night Of Pampering At Atlanta Pampered Ladies’ “A Beautiful You” Expo

On Friday, February 21st, I attended Atlanta Pampered Ladies event located in in the very elegant Brawner Hall in Smyrna, Georgia entitled “A Beautiful You.” The expo was designed to give back to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation while providing the time for women to treat themselves to luxurious spa treatments, shop their heart away and receive complimentary food and refreshments from Edible Endeavors and Sparkling Ice!

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Sparkling Ice is a zero calorie beverage with sparkling mountain spring water, vitamins, antioxidants and natural fruit juices! A great alternative to drinking soda. They had a variety of flavors for attendees to try such as Coconut Pineapple, Lemon Lime, Kiwi Strawberry, Orange Mango, Pomegranate Blueberry, Pink Grapefruit, Black Raspberry, Crisp Apple and Peach Nectarine. I absolutely LOVED the Kiwi Strawberry and gave my Mother the Orange Mango (which she adored 🙂 ).

Attendees also received a variety of services such as spa treatments, makeovers, hair styling, as well as beauty and fashion shopping from the following vendors: Treasures, Stella & Dot, AMRII, ROC HOUSE Women’s Fitness Spa, Mary Kay Cosmetics, My MICHE, Thirty-one, My Loveable Legs, Beau & Luxey, Pure Romance, Pink Zebra, It Works!American Laser Skincare, AVON, Aflac, Western & Southern Life, and PLASTIKOS Med Spa.

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Skincare brands that caught my immediate attention: AMRII and Beau & Luxey. Both brands presented quality skincare products that were natural, smelled heavenly and felt WONDERFUL on the skin! I received product samples from both brands so a product review is on its way 😉

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If you are into candles and in-scents like I am check out Pink Zebra. The scents were AMAZING! And the company promises a longer burning time than the average candle by approx. 30%.

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For my jewelry junkies feel free to check out gorgeous pieces from Treasures and Stella & Dots!

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Attendees also received the chance to attend sexy chair dancing classes and receive pole lessons from Pole La Teaz. Guests participate in raffle contests for a chance to win prizes and take fun photos at the Party Time Mugshots Photo booth rental.

Overall, Atlanta Pampered Ladies “A Beautiful You” event was absolutely AMAZING and I am thankful to have met some wonderful women! But enough talking enjoy rest of the pictures! 🙂

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To connect with Atlanta Pampered Ladies and future events click here http://atlantapamperedladies.com/ & Like their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaPamperedLadiesExpo