When Art & Reality Intersect...Powerfully

When Art & Reality Intersect...Powerfully

I left feeling like I had to bring my children to see this play.  I know there are moments that they would relate to and I am anticipating some eye opening conversations with them.  Pipeline is an absolute must see and I highly recommend it, especially for parents, educators and students. 

Pipeline runs through March 3, 2019 and tickets start at just $20.00.

Special thanks to Victory Gardens Theatre and Black Bloggers Chicago for the opportunity to cover such an outstanding event.

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2018 Black Woman's Expo: A Safe Space for African American Women (A Recap)

2018 Black Woman's Expo:  A Safe Space for African American Women (A Recap)

Black Women's Expo Chicago (BWe Chicago) is the nation’s foremost exposition targeting the African American consumer market where she finds the latest trends, amazing new products and merchandise, gets informed, empowered and enlightened. This 3 days event was organized by MGPG Events and held at McCormick Place Convention Center.   BWe Chicago 2018 showcased a wide range of products and services catering to black women.  Products ranged from apparel and fashion accessories, health and wellness, cuisine and entertainment, medical services, home decor, nutrition, skin care products, beauty and fragrance, dating services, fitness and equipment, fashion and lifestyle, hand crafted arts, personal products, spa, and fitness.  The theme of this year’s expo was #SheMatters.  According to their website, “Strong, Savvy and Significant…The African American woman is all that and more”.   The expo featured seminars, workshops, celebrities, a teen summit, vendor’s marketplace and musical guests.   I was fortunate to attend this expo this weekend.

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Holiday Traditions: "Twas Night Before Christmas"...

Holiday Traditions:  "Twas Night Before Christmas"...

As we get closer and closer to Christmas and the holiday season, my household is buzzing with activity. The kids are eagerly awaiting Christmas Break, I’m running around to holiday parties around the city, shopping and buying last minute gift items for friends and family.  In the midst of all of this activity, there are few things I do with my family for fun and enjoyment as we get closer to Christmas Morning!

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Holiday Traditions: Oh The Places You'll Go...

Holiday Traditions: Oh The Places You'll Go...

As a child, the Christmas season was a magical for me.  My parents always had us doing something that was centered on family and traditions.   From going downtown to see Santa at Marshall Fields (now Macy’s) and walking on state street to see the Christmas Windows, buying roasted chestnuts and hot cocoa or making Christmas cookies on Christmas eve, my childhood is full of treasured memories.   Now that I have a family of my own, I’ve passed down those same traditions and added a few of my own.  These are a few of my family’s favorite holiday traditions.

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Diner En Blanc Chicago 2017-A party in White!

Diner En Blanc Chicago 2017-A party in White!

It was a fantastic evening full of good food, great wine, awesome friends and beautiful memories. It is one of my favorite Summertime Chicago events! Over 3,000 beautiful people dressed in all white with all white tablescapes is just a beautiful and elegant sight to see!

Another year in the books! Can’t wait for next year!!!

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#SelfCareSunday: A Playlist

#SelfCareSunday: A Playlist

Music has always been a calming force in my life. No other medium other than writing brings me a sense of calm.  When my spirit is down or when I need to de-stress and decompress, I play music.  When I’m angry and upset, I play music.  When I have a broken heart, I play music. When the world doesn’t make sense, I play music.  Music and writing are my therapists.  Music speaks the words I cannot say, and writing allows me to pour out the songs I cannot sing. 

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