Jun 30 , 2016

Did someone say Soiree?  Well, my one year blog anniversary celebration was definitely the gathering to be at this past Saturday. I was in aah by the amount of love and support that filled the room at Charlot’s Creole Cafe.  Entrepreneurs came out to not only celebrate, but to network and market their businesses. Host Kiara Walker from Nstyle Atlanta had a chance to interview some of Atlanta’s most influential entrepreneurs and small business owners. My vision for this event was truly met, and I couldn’t be more thrilled by its success.

Saturday June 25th was bigger than me.  This event was truly to highlight other entrepreneurs and people pursuing their passion.  Guest mingled and laughed, while enjoying chocolate covered bites by Dipped@LYLAS.  These mouthwatering berries were the talk of the night.  While sampling products, guest had an opportunity to meet its owners. I think it is truly important to put a face to your products.  It gives a personal touch and adds value to what you are selling.  One of my sponsors, Doug and Cathy Richardson, owner and operator of Chickfila at Memorial Drive truly exemplifies this concept.  I visit their restaurant at least three times a week, and one of them are always on the front line. Whether there taking orders, or greeting customers, they take pride in their business and value their customers.  Each guest received “swag bags” which included a gift card for a free breakfast sandwich from their restaurant.  How cool is that!  The swag bag also included samples from Cantu.  This natural hair company specializes in hair care and beauty products and provided samples of their amazing shampoo and conditioner that will have your curls speaking volumes! The swag bags was filled with so many other goodies from gift cards, discounts off hair services provided by my amazing hair stylist over at lylashairextensions, discounts off kids clothing provided by ARKADE, and unique jewelry from P3 Style.  These amazing gifts filled bags provided by Tesla Motors.

This night was all about the giveaways.  Tesla did not only raffle off a chance to win a Tesla Model S for 24hrs, but there were hair giveaways by Amayesinghair, a hair company that provides premium virgin hair, and also art paintings by Michael Johnson.  This event would not have been possible without my supporters. If you are ever in the Atlanta area, please check out Charlot’s Creole Cafe.  This family based business, own and operated by two brothers serves the best food in town. The atmosphere is small and quaint and the food is to die food.  I had the fried green tomatoes and gumbo and was absolutely sold on this place. Guest danced all night to music by Dj Live.  He definitely set the tone for the venue and made the place very eventful. I’m glad I had a chance to highlight all of the talent that’s out there, that is often overlooked. It is important that we support each other with our business ventures.  We work way too hard as people, and if we just come together more, our path to success will be much easier.  Again, I would like to thank everyone who took the time out to celebrate this night with me. The joy of knowing that you have people who support you and believe in your passion is remarkable. This event was for you and there will be more to come!

*Sponsors | Tesla | Lylas Hair | Cantu | Richard’s Photography | Chick Fil A | DD Sewer Inspections | Charlot’s | Lay Low Entertainment | NSTYLE Atlanta | Dipped@Lylas | Amayesing Hair | Michael Johnson | Mike Up Top Promotions | P3 Style | Nate’s Security

*Contributors | Vivian Henson | Tane Henson | Ashley Henson | Portia Henson | Gifted Talents | ARKADE | Phipps Plaza | Leandria Nolton

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