The Formation World Tour: VIP Experience

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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 https://youtu.be/yp1s75Ykfwc,  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.

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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.

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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.
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Additional photos can be seen:
http://jamesmollison.com/books/where-children-sleep/

Where Children Sleep: July 11 through October 28, 2016

David J. Sencer CDC Museum http://www.cdc.gov/museum/

 

Getting Ready for the Queen

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

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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
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Not Becky Tee

https://www.etsy.com/listing/471443641/not-becky-lemonade-becky-with-the-good?ga_search_query=not+becky&ref=shop_items_search

  • I followed a great YouTube tutorial on shirt cutting  (off the shoulder) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTr4y5WyYUI
Bralette and Distressed Denim shorts
http://www.shoplizardthicket.com/
Stuart Weitzman Gladiators
https://www.amazon.com/Stuart-Weitzman-Womens-Gladiator-Sandal/dp/B00FWH15B4

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 hm.com.  Priced at $12.99 and $14.99.  I paired the crops with the matching skirts.
    http://www.hm.com/us/product/45671?article=45671-A&cm_vc=SEARCH

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).

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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

Matty B and Friends with Sage

On Friday September 2nd, Matty B & Friends took Center stage in Atlanta. Matty B is a 13 year old rap artist from Suwanee, Georgia that has over 6 million you tube subscribers including my eight year old daughter Sage. I surprised Sage with VIP concert tickets to the September 2nd Matty B & Friends concert.

The VIP experience came with a price tag of $90 per ticket which included our front row seat, a meet and greet and photo with Matty B’s friends the Haschak sisters, the Adee sisters, Ivy and Justin, an autographed photo of Matty B, Matty B wrist band, a meet and greet with Matty B, and a picture with Matty B taken by a professional photographer.

The Matty B concert was my first kids concert and my daughters first concert.  Both Sage and I thoroughly enjoyed the concert and we can’t stop talking  about our experience as we didn’t want the concert to end. The musicians had good energy, variety of highly talented guest artist, great video projections, clean language, and very appropriate yet stylish attire.  I will definitely take my daughter to future shows. Matty B and friends have a 40 year old fan here!

Book Rave: The Five Love Languages

My husband and I have known each other for 22 years and married 12 years. Last year we, along with four other couples decided to read the book, “Five love languages” by Gary Chapman.

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The Five love languages are:

  1. Acts of Service
  2. Physical Touch
  3. Receiving Gifts
  4. Words of Affirmation
  5. Quality Time

Prior to starting the read, you must take a test to identify your love language. Usually individuals are surprised at the test result. The book quickly draws you in by highlighting stories of couples that spent years in relationships not loving their partner the way they received love. My personal example, I never understood the need for my husband to tell me he cleaned the garage and washed dishes, clearly acts of service.

The five love languages is an easy, enjoyable read and the consensus amongst the couples was learning the love language of our spouse allowed us to enhance our relationships.

Product Rave: Concealer

Dark circles be gone! I must share with you my favorite cover-up for dark circles. The studio Conceal & Correct Duo by M.A.C using conceal & correct duo is now a part of my daily routine. Looking back at years of using powder, on top of foundation, on top of concealer and still seeing darkness is now over. Priced at $26.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mac-studio-conceal-correct-duo/3941985?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort