Bonne Anniversaire to the Potion Lady

GC Red Velvet Cupcake

I don’t think I could top what I wrote last year for my mother’s birthday.  She’s still doing the same things and it’s such an inspiration to watch her and hope to one day follow in her footsteps.  If I’m half the mom she is then I will have done a great job.  She rocks […]

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Honoré des Prés Fragrances

If you have been a faithful reader to this blog you know I am obsessed with fragrances.  I must admit that I love a luscious fragrances, niche, and created to make a woman feel special.  It seems the older I get I want to make sure I support independent perfume makers.  Enter Honoré des Prés […]

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Kahina Beauty Travel Kit

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the International Spa Association's Annual Conference.  It was a place where I felt inspired among all these products.  I discovered new and old favorites that I can't wait to bring to you.  One such brand is Kahina  Giving Beauty. Kahina's founder, Katharine Phillips L'Heureux created […]

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Stay by Heather Park

After I've listened to all the Christmas music I can stand I need some real "grown folks" music to listen. I realize that I don't get a lot of today's music.  I want music that I'm not embarrassed to have in my car when my mother is riding with me, but I also want someone […]

The Tory Burch Foundation Celebrates National Business Womens Week

UPDATE: I've extended the contest until Monday, October 25. I have a girl crush on Tory Burc.  It started with her ballet flats and then became a full-on obsession.   She is a travel junkie and many of her designs are inspired by her travels.  This week the fab Ms. Burch is celebrating National Business Women's […]

Om Pretty: Yoga Journal’s May Cover Model – Faith Hunter of Shakti Mind Body Studio

I want to give a big MWAH of congratulations and praises to Faith Hunter of Shakti Mind Body Studio.  Faith is Yoga Journal's May 2010 cover model.  As an avid yogi it is rare when you see an African American person on the cover of this major main stream yoga magazine.  I can't help get […]

Om Pretty: Yoga + Wine Workshop with Angela Gargano of Bliss Flow Yoga and Liquid Bliss

The past few months have been so hectic.  Not only for me, but for so many people.  It seems as if 2010 is flying past me and I'm trying to catch up with it.  The minute I try to plan some "me" time I always get thrown for a loop.  But, I was able to […]

Bonne Anniversaire to the Potion Lady

EL Private Collection

There will never be another day like today.  Today is my mother’s – the original potion lady’s 70th birthday.  Yes, 70.  She’s still teaching English, playing Granny basketball, and living life to the fullest. I wanted to write a special note to the woman who inspires me, teaches me, loves me, counsels me, and prays […]

Beauty News: Pretty Powerful Campaign with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Ends Today

Bobbi's Brown Pretty Powerful Campaign ends tonight.  Have you submitted your video? This is what I received from the company.  "For years, women have been reaching out to Bobbi Brown to provide them with beauty solutions, application tips and product suggestions. All of these women have ultimately inspired Bobbi in her daily life and work. […]

CityShopGirl and Skincando Partner for a Washington, D.C. Scavenger Hunt

CityShopGirl and Skincando Partner for a Washington, D.C. Scavenger Hunt Supporting Area Retailers, Restaurants and Spas, Clues Available on Twitter. Two dozen DC area restaurants, spas and boutiques are participating, grand prize worth over $2500 What: Scavenger Hunt DC with CityShopGirl and Skincando When: runs October 5-October 17, 2009 Cocktail Party: October 17, 2009 6-9 […]