Atlanta Streets Alive

Streets Alive Atlanta!What a great event for families with young children and friends to bike ride, walk, eat, and participate in fun     activities like yoga and tug of war in the streets of Atlanta.  Atlanta Streets Alive opens the streets for people to participate in activities by closing the streets to cars. Streets Alive occurs four times a year in three areas of Atlanta: 1.) Peachtree Street, from Downtown to Midtown 2.) Historic West end connecting 7 neighborhoods via Ralph David Abernathy and Georgia Ave 3.) North Highland,          Highland Ave, and Boulevard.alive

On Sunday, September 25th we participated in our fifth Streets Alive. Here we are taking a break from bike riding to grab ice cream from Queen of Cream on N. Highland.  The final Streets Alive for 2016 is Sunday October 23rd.streets

The Formation World Tour: VIP Experience


On Monday, September 26, Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour came to Atlanta for a second time. This provided me the pleasure of attending both shows. During the May show, I stood in the Bey Hive pit. For Monday’s concert, I purchased a VIP package which included: a private pre-concert reception with unlimited food and two free beverage cards,  a Formation World Tour bag with a VIP lanyard, sun glasses, rain gear, and one premium seat.  As you can see from my Instagram images my seat was front row, center of the Bey stage.


The concert was incredible and Queen Bey delivered! Beyoncé kept us on our feet dancing, and she showed fans a lot of love by touching hands, thanking fans for their continued support, and taking towels from fans then throwing them back into the crowd. Beyoncé took us back with hits like Survivor, Ring the Alarm, Countdown, and Halo. The dancing, energy, band, and creative visuals were dynamic, I’ve never seen ANYTHING like it. The beautiful and brilliant artist left Atlanta fans mesmerized for the second time.



Where Children Sleep

On Saturday, September 24th, I had the pleasure of taking my two children to view the 21 images of ‘Where Children Sleep Around the World’ taken by photographer James Mollison. The images are extraordinary and capture the various levels of disparity around the world. This was an eye opening experience for my 6 and 8 year old to envision the circumstances and conditions in which children around the world sleep, often beyond their control.

Additional photos can be seen:

Where Children Sleep: July 11 through October 28, 2016

David J. Sencer CDC Museum


Getting Ready for the Queen

The Mrs. Carter Show Tour (2013), On the Run Tour (2014), The Formation Tour (May 2016).


On Monday September 26th I will attend my 4th Beyonce concert. As the anticipation rises for the concert, the question that brings anxiety to concert goers is, “What am I going to wear?” We all want to slay and increasing the pressure are the internet image searches offering suggestions on what we should be wearing to a Beyonce concert. Two factors that drive my decision on what I will wear to the Beyonce concert are:
1. Will I be comfortable enough to really dance ?
2. Will I be able to walk comfortably before and after the concert?
My Formation Tour outfit
Not Becky Tee

  • I followed a great YouTube tutorial on shirt cutting  (off the shoulder)
Bralette and Distressed Denim shorts
Stuart Weitzman Gladiators

Final Farewell to Summer

 Today we say goodbye to summer. Farewell crop tops and denim minis, bright nails and floral pastels. I gladly say goodbye to the crop. No more strange looks of fear from my kids and hearing the words ‘ewwww mom, people are going to see your tummy.’ I purchased two crops in the summer of 2016. Both found on clearance by searching bustier at  Priced at $12.99 and $14.99.  I paired the crops with the matching skirts.

15 Shades of Kerry

Do you have trouble finding a nail color? Or do you select what you  think is a fab color just to find during the application process that  this color is ALL WRONG? That uncertainty ends now, since the beautiful and talented “Kerry Washington” (2016 Creative Ambassador for OPI) launched the OPI Washington, D.C. Collection, 15 brilliant colors which offer a range of colors from ‘Pale to the Chief’ (light) to ‘Shh….It’s top secret’ (dark).


As I walked into the nail salon yesterday for a quick pedicure, I noticed Kerry Washington’s OPI Washington, D.C. collection on display.             I selected the color ‘Never a Dulles moment’ which is a striking color to transition from summer to fall. I am in love with Kerry Washington’s fall/winter OPI nail colors and with every visit to my nail salon, I look forward to making it through all 15 amazing shades throughout the new season.  


My Favorite Eats in Atlanta

I am a total foodie and when it comes to these three Atlanta restaurants, all rules go out the window and I just can’t stop eating:

The Neiman Marcus Café

  • The strawberry butter served with the popper
  • Meaty she-crab soup
  • Salmon tacos
  • Peach ginger tea

Poor Calvins

  • Blueberry Tea
  • Lobster fried rice with shrimp
  • Toasted pound cake

Eclipse di Luna


  • Calamari
  • Sweet Plantains drizzled with honey