5 Ways to Not Lose Your Sparkle in 2017

How Not to Lose Your Sparkle in 2017!

At the beginning of the year, we’re all so excited about the promise of the new start and we make all sorts of plans for what we’re going to do but somehow things just fizzle out, my friend Najah is giving tips on how not to lose that sparkle. Najah Drakes is the Chief Design Officer of DiviniCo, LLC, my Spelman sister, a boy mom (five times!) and the one who I literally send out an SOS to when I’m over it with homeschooling. She is one of those women who I totally admire because she’s able … [Read more...]

How to Have a Spectacular Life: Five Tips for Managing Life

How to Manage Life

When I said that 2016 was rough, it was also the year that I learned to ask and receive help for managing life. It took some time but when I had a last minute project right before Thanksgiving, I reached out to Jamie and her firm, The LifeStyle Group for help. I’ve known Jamie since I moved to New York a lifetime ago. She is a Spelman alumna and active member of the New York chapter of the alumnae association. She was working long hours at an investment bank but still made time to be involved … [Read more...]

How to Get Fit in 2017: Top 5 Products to Put in Your Gym Bag

How to Get Fit in 2017 The Top 5 Products for Your Gym Bag From HeadbandForToday.com

If you want a friend who will keep you on track in terms of fitness and wellness, it would most certainly be Dani Faust from okdani.com. She and I have been friends since the 2014 BlogHer conference when we went to get our toes done. Our relationship has only grown over that time and she’s great about motivating me just in our daily conversations. Dani is my fitness advice friend because she lives it all the time. She’s a Beachbody coach and fitness is a part of her life but she’s always … [Read more...]

Mandarin Oriental Atlanta : A Multi-Sensory Luxury Experience

Welcome to the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta Hotel

  When one of your friends is marking her fortieth birthday, you want to have an experience that marks the full significance of the occasion. Having visited the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta recently, I knew that this was going to be an absolutely perfect place for a Spa Day and Girlfriends Getaway in Atlanta and was thrilled when they agreed to host myself and two friends. I had a partner to plan for the perfect event and can honestly say there is nothing that we would change; our stay … [Read more...]

The Season of NO

Why it's okay to be in a season of NO and how it can benefit you.

No. I’ve heard so many times that “No is a complete sentence” but haven’t really used it nearly as much as I should. I have learned the error of my ways and am slowly adopting this spirit of the “Season of NO”. I know sounds contrary to the Year of Yes from Shonda Rhimes but it’s actually very similar. (And I do mean to read the book soon because friends have raved over it.) My Season of NO means saying NO to anything that my spirit doesn’t immediately say YES to. It means that I’ve been … [Read more...]

Colour Hairstyle App Review – #GetColour

Colour Hairstyle App is the Uber for Hair. Check out my review.

I have received complimentary services for the purposes of this review but all opinions are mine and reflect my honest experiences.   If you haven’t heard about the Colour hairstyle app, then you’re missing out! Colour is a new on-demand hairstyling service specializing in Black women’s hair based in Atlanta. The beauty of the Colour app is that you schedule it to come to the location that is most convenient for you. Colour was created in 2016 in response to co-founder Debra Shigley’s … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Friendship Day & Connect Better

Celebrate National Friendship Day & Connect Better!

Being a good friend can sometimes be a challenge at this point in my life. I’ve spent a lot of time traveling this summer and when I haven’t been gone, I’m trying to catch up on the things that I’ve missed while being gone. Not to mention, I’m always busy with my family and working…so that I have to admit I’ve been sending messages to friends saying “we need to connect”. FTD was so kind as to help me out with by reminding me that August 7 is National Friendship Day and it’s the perfect reason … [Read more...]