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Washington, DC: Can you believe Summer is almost over?? This year is flying by! Well, I have an exciting event to share with you guys! Join us at the hottest day party to close out the summer! #MawninNeighbor!!! This party is going to be lit! Drinks flowing, dope music, games and beautiful people! Saturday, September 9th from 2:00 PM- 10:00 PM at the sexy Seafarers Yacht Club! Brought to you by THC Promotions & Santana Salazar Entertainment!

 

Now the DJ line-up is sick!!!!!!!

LORD HYPE

KEVIN CROWN

RIGGO SUAVE

MAJESTIC

TRINI HEAT

SONIC71

 

I’m all about good vibes and I can’t wait to see you guys there!! Come hold a vibe with us! Get your tickets now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mawnin-neighbor-dmv-2017-tickets-36591311598?aff=esfb#tickets

Woodlawn, Maryland: Hey Kings and Queens! Hope all is well! Just dropping in to say hello! So I have to give you the scoop on Coach Tayern AKA Coach T Black Out Fitness party! OMG!!!!!!!! I’ve never been to a fitness party before and I had a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I had the honor of serving as the keynote speaker! Empowering a beautiful room of Kings and Queens about purpose, determination and self-love! The event was held at Soca' Robics Fitness Studio in Woodlawn!

The night featured Zumba, SocaRobics, Cranked Up Cardio, Bootcamp, Aerobics and TFit. Alongside some of the hottest instructors in Baltimore!!!

Shout out to my girl Coach T for curating an incredible event! Since 2014, Coach T has provided effective weight loss tools to thousands of men and women from across the country! I met her on BMORE lifestyle and fell in love her with her spirit!

A beautiful night full of positivity, laughter, and love! Check out my Facebook live video below! Blessings!

Ok guys! So you know I love me a good laugh!!!! I’m so exciting BAD BREED is coming to the DMV!  Woot! Woot!

BAD BREED is another hilarious comedy from the prolific pen of award-winning playwright David Tulloch and produced by Jam Stage Productions.

CAUTION ALERT: If you don’t like to laugh or have fun this play is not for you!  BAD BREED is loads of fun and a belly full of laughter! The comedy is at best an intimately revealing and entertaining roller-coaster, featuring some intensely dramatic moments and elicits big laughs in its more comedic ones. BAD BREED offers a thought-provoking meditation on the struggles and sacrifices of single fatherhood, the cost of deceit, and the price of dignity and budding love. Yep how can you go wrong! Created by award-winning playwright David Tulloch and produced by Jam Stage Productions!

Throw into the mix, themes like class and social cultures and you have a rollicking mix up and blender. We see Wilfred James wanting to marry Jackie Lawson but he is hindered by his son because his son still thinks that his late mother can’t be replaced. How the rest of it unravels will only blow your mind. The complexities of family, truth, love and opposition are prime themes for the piece.

The production is also directed by Tulloch who has been chalking up platitudes and accolades for his multi-faceted works in recent times. The cast features a wonderful display of powerful talent! Maxwell “Bashy” Grant, Terri Salmon, Michael “Stringbean” Nicholson, Akeem Poyser and Daneila “Teeta” Gordon.

I can’t wait to attend this play!!! For my Baltimore folks catch the fun Saturday, July 15th at Goucher College! DC crew the vibes continue Sunday, July 16th at The University of the District of Columbia! Both shows start at 7PM! Tickets are on sale now at https://www.caribbeanloyaltyrewards.com or call 888-200-7207. For an exclusive sneak peek check out the video below! See you guys soon!

 

Y’all know I love fashion events! This Friday join me as I host CLYOPATRA COUTURE MIDSUMMER MADNESS FASHION SHOW at 4D ARTS & DESIGN STUDIO in Hyattsville Maryland! International designer C. Onyia merges African and Western fashion to create an infusion of elegance, sophistication, beauty and authenticity. From the simple lines of the cuts to the more intricate designs of the culture-rich, innovative fabrics! Enjoy yummy cuisine, live music and network with movers and shakers! I love working with creatives who are passionate about their craft! If you love fashion, culture and good vibes see you guys there! Doors open at 6:30PM! Get your tickets today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midsummer-madness-fashion-show-tickets-34152879181

 

Silver Spring, Maryland: Happy Friday Kings and Queens! I’m honored to be back again to host the 8th Annual Caribbean Style & Culture Fashion & Awards Showcase! The spectacle unfolds Saturday, June 17 at 7:00PM at the beautiful Silver Spring Civic Building! 

 

 If you haven't been to Caribbean Style & Culture Fashion & Awards Showcase, you're missing out big time!

 

The highly anticipated event features top fashion designers from the Caribbean to commemorate and celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month! 

The 2017 showcase will highlight designers from Antigua & Barbuda, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico and my Island Dominica to name a few! 

Patrons will be treated to the finest in food, wine, fashion and an after party! Do I need to say more? Get your tickets today at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caribbean-style-culture-awards-fashion-showcase-tickets-34994226674 and visit us online at

www.caribbeanstyleandculture.com

Let me tell you about God y'all!!! Last week, my patience was seriously tested and the situation I was in could have gone LEFT really quick! At first, I was amazed by how I handled myself but then I realize it wasn’t me. It was God!

Obstacles and challenges are a part of life. Life is tough!!! Real tough!!! So if you’re not prayed up, good luck! Yes, you heard me! I’m not trying to sound preachy! I’m just sharing how I feel.

I recently took a stroll in Fells Point. Definitely one of my favorite spots in Baltimore. These pictures are everything! Not just because of the fly vintage outfit or bomb lighting but that GLOW folks! My spirit is my best accessory! Give God the glory!

On the real, I am on a mission to become the very best version of myself. I have a lot of work to do but I’m embracing the journey! God, goals, growing and glowing! Have a bless day!

 

Washington, DC: Happy Friday loves!!!! I’m so behind on my blogging!!!!! I literally had 9 events in the last few weeks! Booked and bless so I can’t complain! Let me bring you guys up to speed.

 

Back at it again! For the second month in a row, I was booked to host AfropolitanDC monthly party mixer! Woot! Woot! Afropolitan Cities is a global platform that connects professionals through unique, social and cultural events across the country! Attendees look forward to vibing out to good music, networking and celebrating African-Caribbean culture!

I had so much fun hosting The Ultimate J'ouvert Fete" Edition! Over 600 professionals came out to Cities Lounge in Washington DC for a Caribbean carnival celebration! Patrons were treated to a fusion of live performances by KaribFIT, stunning carnival dancers, mouth water cuisine and an informative Carnival history presentation by Soca SDot Chandler!

And of course it wouldn’t be an Afropolitan Cities event without dancing! DJ ClaudeDi Martian and I had the crowd rocking!

Fabulous music, drinks flowing and beautiful people! Thanks to everyone who came out! Check out the video below! Interested in having me host or speak at your event? Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.! Let’s work!

 

Pikesville, Maryland: A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of serving as a celebrity judge at Pikesville Chamber of Commerce’s Sixth Annual “Taste of Pikesville” held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pikesville-Baltimore North! Fellow BMORE Lifestyle Host Christina Denny was also a  celebrity judge!

Fellow BMORE Lifestyle Host

 

Over 400 attendees came out for an evening of fabulous food, fun and music! We had the tough task of sampling over 45 amazing restaurants! Plus, I can’t forget beer, wine and cocktails! Oh yeah! A portion of the proceeds from the gala benefitted the Baltimore Hunger Project, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding hungry children in the area.

And the winners are….

Best Taste - Winner: Island Quizine, Runner Up: North Oaks

Most Creative –Winner: Pearlstone Center, Runner Up: For the Love of Food

Best New Vendor - Winner: Citron, Runner Up: Teriyaki Madness & U Food Grill

Best Presentation - Winner: Island Quizine, Runner Up: Simply Elegant

Best Dessert - Winner: Citron, Runner Up: Linwood’s

Best Beverage - Winner: Baltimore Whiskey Co., Runner Up: Mezcal

 

Thanks so much for having us! We can’t wait until next year!

Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore!!!!!! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We cannot thank everyone enough for helping to make the 2017 Baltimore AIDS Walk a huge success! We raised nearly $100,000 to expand HIV/AIDS prevention, outreach, and testing services! More than 600 attendees gathered at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore on Sunday, May 7 to take steps to end HIV and AIDS in Baltimore. They were welcomed to the event by Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, Chase Brexton Health Care President and CEO Patrick Mutch, and emceed by your truly!

 

In addition, 30 vendors offered information and resources at a finish line health fair.

More than 12,000 people are living with HIV in Baltimore--1 in 43 city residents--but 16 percent do not know they're infected. Among Chase Brexton's HIV patients, 90 percent have suppressed viral loads, compared to 71 percent of HIV patients city-wide. 72 percent of Chase Brexton HIV patients have undetectable viral loads!!! AMAZING!!!!

 

Thank you to all those who came out and ran and walked and cheered and volunteered! Thank you to everyone who donated, to our corporate and individual sponsors! Without you, none of this would have been possible! Donations are still going on, up until June 30th at BaltmoreAIDSWalk.org!

Washington, DC: Happy Wednesday, Kings & Queens! Can you believe Memorial Weekend is just around the corner??? I have your list of the HOTTEST events in the DMV and two words comes to mind… HUSH WEEKEND!

 

So here is the deal! Hush Weekend is set to draw thousands of patrons to the Nation's Capital over the course of Memorial Day weekend! With a wide array of 5 fun-filled activities that span 4 days, Hush Weekend will offer you a unique lifestyle experience! A perfect fusion of fun, adventure and culture!

 

Check out the line-up:

Weekend International Launch Party SHHH!!(May 26).

Bikini Tops and Flip Flops Pool Party (May 27).

Absent Minded All-White Party (May 27).

Foam and Glow Party (May 28).

Beer and Buns Block Party (May 29).

 

To close the festivities, I’ll be hosting Beer and Buns Block Party! Join me at Aqua Lounge for live performances, food, music and good vibes! A portion of proceeds go to Prince George's Community College Caribbean Students Association! You know I’m all about the community!

 

Early bird tickets are gone but we still have great deals for each event! On the real, consider the Ultimate Weekend Pass for $99 that gets you into all 5 events! It’s definitely worth it! If you’re like me and you’re looking for an adventure without leaving the DMV, add Hush Weekend to your calendar! This is the PERFECT way to kick of summer 2017! Get your tickets at http://www.hushweekend.com.