Galleries

Carolina Herrera exhibition: SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion +Film

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The exhibit “Refined Irreverence” honors the legendary Carolina Herrera. The exhibit resides in the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film now through October 23rd. The exhibit features a combination of Herrera’s runway looks, day wear, bridal, and red-carpet-gowns worn by the First Lady Michelle Obama and celebrities Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Renee’ Zellweger, Lucy Liu and many more in addition to ensembles from Herrera’s personal collection.

Refined Irreverence is remarkable, seeing 99 different ensembles from numerous collections ranging from years 1981-2016 in one space is incredible. Thirty five years of designs still remain timeless. Today, the Carolina Herrera label produces collections consisting of ready-to-wear and accessories for women, men and children, as well as bridal and fragrances available in 105 countries, including more than 125CH Carolina Herrera retail stores.

 

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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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!

Got Picky Eaters? Try This Orange Chicken Recipe

When my kids were younger and going through the picky eater phase, finding a dish they would eat was one of my biggest stressors. Today, I am still that mom that makes 2-3 different meals for dinner crossing my fingers and toes that I will get the thumbs up to add another dish to our limited meal rotation. My kids always flocked to chicken nuggets and foods with sauces, so I decided give orange chicken a try. Recipe steps:

  1. Cut Organic or All natural chicken breast into cubes
  2. Soak chicken in egg
  3. Flour chicken
  4. Place chicken in oil and fry until golden
  5. Transfer golden brown chicken into another pan
  6. Coat chicken with honey and Panda express orange sauce

This meal is a winner! I make orange chicken every 1 to 2 weeks with jasmine rice and broccoli.