On Christmas Eve, I had the opportunity to see Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker. Although I’ve seen this show over five years ago, this particular production was like none other. There is only one word I can think of to describe the show and that is MAGICAL.
My first introduction to Cirque du Soleil was in college. I saw Alegria. I enjoyed it so much that I bought the soundtrack. If you’ve ever been to a show, you know that it’s something so fascinating, you’d just have to see it for yourself.
ATLANTA, GA- OCTOBER 2: The cast of Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna performs during a dress rehearsal for the show. (Photo by Pouya Dianat/Allied Integrated Marketing)
One of my many favorite things to do is to visit museums. I love history. What I love more is Black history. So when I heard that the Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit was coming to the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), I didn’t hesitate to volunteer.
I don’t think I mentioned it on here but I was nominated for Tastemaker Magazine for the second annual (B Fab) Bloggers Fashion + Beauty Awards. What a surprise! This past Sunday was the award show and I had a blast. I really wasn’t going in expecting to win anything so I’m glad because I didn’t, lol. I did get some FREE pampering services in the morning of, thanks to one of the sponsors, StyleSeat. Image credit: Tastemaker Magazineby
Saturday, a good group of friends and I migrated to the North Georgia mountains in Ellijay, Ga for some apple picking fun. There are so many activities to do during the Fall season that I haven’t been able to cross off my bucket list so I’m glad when my friend Johane invited me on this trip.
Last Sunday, I attended the Heat Free Hair brunch, hosted by the lovely Alex Elle. If you’re unfamiliar with this charming young lady, then you really need to update your social media pages. She has wooed us with her words as a writer and gained our respect for always being so transparent and positive. Alex Elle is the epitome of grace .
Back to Heat Free Hair. Now, I absolutely hate doing my hair. I’m also not a huge fan of weaves because I don’t think I look like myself in them. I love my kinky-coily hair but if it could be bigger, I’d just die. So when I found out about a company that allows beautiful natural girls to wear natural extensions, I was intrigued. I mean, look at the versatility of this hair!
My bestie was in town last week and we both experienced something new: baseball. After many years of living in Atlanta, neither of us had ever attended a Braves game. So when the opportunity presented itself, we surely took up the offer.
Last weekend, a good friend of mine had her baby presented at church. It’s still pretty weird to see people my age doing grown up things. Everyone is getting married and having babies and all I want to ask is, “What are you doing? Don’t you have homework to do or something?” It was just yesterday that we were 16. Like, you can’t really be responsible enough for marriage and babies yet. But they are. And although I’m not in that space to be responsible of someone else’s life or heart, I can still admire that there are people relishing in the beauty of family. A chosen family.
Over the weekend, love permeated through my social media accounts. Graduations, babies, weddings, family gatherings – all of the things that make the heart smile. I felt the love and happiness through my computer screen.
I’ve had the pleasure of spending quality time with my not so little cousin Marcha these past two months in Atlanta. This girl is something else. She loves her family, loves herself and laughs a lot. She’s inquisitive and isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. She has funny sayings like “tough business” and “yaaassss GaGa”. She is intelligent and pretty much amazing. For this short period of time, her presence really made me happy.
In the heart of many culturally aware neighborhoods in Atlanta, you will discover numerous creatively decorated public buildings. A myriad of communities in Atlanta utilize blank building space to display their art. This art is used to promote and educate the people of Atlanta of street art. We can thank the awesome folks at Living Walls for that.