If you’ve never heard of the PANTONE, it’s not your fault. But if you’re a graphic artist or designer and haven’t heard of it, shame on you. PANTONE is the leader in color communication, known for its matching system. This year’s color, Marsala, couldn’t be any more rich and exciting.
I’m on a ballet high, y’all. Please, don’t kill my vibe. Friday night, I attended a preview of the Atlanta Ballet‘s newest production: Romeo et Juliette by Jean-Christophe Maillot. I’ve never sat in on a rehearsal before so I felt pretty privileged to be in the presence of so many amazing dancers. Based on what I saw, truly, this will be an event you do not want to miss.
I woke up this morning and I wasn’t a ballet dancer. Quelle horreur. It’s no secret that I love the arts in every capacity; I talk about it all. the. time. So today is no different. Except, there’s a giveaway to see the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater perform in Atlanta, Georgia. I reached out to some wonderful people and they agreed to give me a pair of tickets for one of you awesome readers to attend Alvin Ailey’s 2015 show here in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fox Theatre.
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)
Sometimes, social media can lead to more problems than necessary; other times, it is opportunity waiting to happen. What I love the most about social media is that it allows you to communicate with people who you’d probably never meet on your own. How crazy is it that a single hashtag can unite people across the world? Well my world got a little smaller when I started using #weloveatl on my Instagram posts.
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 first fell in love with flower crowns a year ago when I came across them on Instagram. Nowadays, they are all the rave. But there was a particular type of crown that I was completely enamored with and I needed to know who made them. Little did I know, the creator lived right here in Atlanta.
I reached out to her via her Etsy page asking to virtually interview her. I hoped one day in the future, we’d be able to meet up for tea, if I was lucky. Last weekend, in an effort to occupy my time, I stopped by the Root City Market Pop Up Shops. By pure chance, the creator of those lovely flower crowns happened to a vendor. I was STOKED. What an amazing stroke of luck to run into her in person.
Anton Chekhov once said, “The role of an artist is to ask questions, not answer them.” Therefore, the work of an artist is left to interpretation. I think that’s what I love about art. There’s no right or wrong answer to how you view a body of work. Art makes us feel and think. The interpretation of art allows our creative minds to function. Yet and still, I needed answers. Recently, I interviewed fellow blogger and friend, Christina Kwan of Tide & Bloom blog and got some pretty cool answers about her work.
It’s that time of year again. A time to celebrate and appreciate the women who gave us birth, loved us through all of our flaws and tirelessly worked to help us achieve our goals. These women are our strongest supporters and liveliest cheerleaders. They deserve the best of our love.
I’ve teamed up with my favorite do-gooders, Macy’s Heart of Haiti and EVERYWHERE, to support a new organization called OFEDA.
OFEDA(Organisation des Femmes Dévouées en Action) is a group of women formed after the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. Ranging from age 18 to 82, these women have come together, forming businesses to support themselves. They started off with hand-made cards and have grown to selling other products. Pretty impressive, I might add, given the circumstances. But, nothing is too hard for the resilient people of my parent’s country.
Many of these women are mothers. By supporting the Haitian artisans who create the Heart of Haiti products, we are stimulating the Haitian economy. My lovely pals at EVERYWHERE will directly donate to this cause. From now until June 1st, if you purchase an item from Macy’s Heart of Haiti, send your receipt to Lexi@EverywhereAgency.com and EVERYWHERE will match your purchase with a donation to OFEDA. (Maximum donation of $1000.) If you are sending your receipt via snail mail, please send to: Everywhere, 154 Krog Street Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30307.
As for my mom, she’s getting this lovely and stylish picture frame from the Heart of Haiti line. What will you get your mother?
I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with product from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti collection as compensation for this post about OFEDA. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.