If you don’t know how to do something, then do your research, figure it out and do it yourself.
The winner of the Atlanta International Auto Show giveaway is: Aimee Esposito! Whoohoo!
Aimee please contact me to claim your tickets!
Remember the Atlanta International Auto Show is taking place until March 13!
I am so excited because Spring is here and the weather is divine! Enjoy it!
With the arrival of Spring, comes the annual Atlanta International Auto Show! The show kicks of today, March 9 and will continue until March 13. This is one of my #luxefamily’s favorite events! We get to see, touch and feel all the latests cars from auto manufacturers all over the world!
Another aspect of the Atlanta International Auto Show that I love is that guests can also test drive vehicles and take part in various simulations from different car companies. There is food, drinks and special guest appearances too! So luxe!
Last night to kick off the Atlanta International Auto Show, Ford Motor Company hosted an intimate dinner at Tuk Tuk Food Loft for select media. If you don’t know Tuk Tuk was voted one of the best Thai restaurants in America. Divas the food was insane! Check it out:
Ford executives discussed the new and improved 2017 Ford Fusion and how the Ford Fusion is breaking barriers and the leader in the electric vehicle market.
Here are some new key features:
Enhanced Park Assist- this feature steers the car into and out of a parallel parking space while the driver controls the throttle, brake and gear shifter.
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection – this feature is new and prevents collisions with passing pedestrians. The system will warn you if the vehicle is about to collide with a pedestrian and if you do not stop, the car will brake and shut down immediately. Priceless!
And in celebration of the all new 2017 Ford Fusion and the Atlanta International Auto Show, the good folks at Ford Motor Company are giving one lucky Luxetips readers a family of four package of tickets to this must attend event!
Here are the rules! Simply live a comment on this post by midnight tonight to enter. I will announce a winner tomorrow morning and your tickets will be waiting for you at Will Call. This contest is only open to Georgia residents!
Never give up on your dreams!
Ashley Stewart, the premier plus-size fashion brand, has launched extended sizes in their dress collection. The sizes now go up to 32 and are fashionable, high quality and gorgeous.
The collection features shift dresses, bold maxi dresses, fitted wrap dresses and fashion forward denim and chambray jumpsuits. Fabulous!
Instead of using professional models to showcase and promote their new dress collection and sizes, Ashley Stewart chose real everyday plus-sized women to promote this fab collection. They are plus-size bloggers Alissa Wilson from Stylish Curves, Beck Delude from Manfattan, Tiffany from Lace N’ Leopard and Megahan O’Conner from Little Lime Dress,
Check out these gorgeous ladies modeling the new collection:
You can find the collection online here. Prices range from $49.50 to $59.50.
Love is not a noun. It is a verb.
If you plan on traveling to New York City for Spring Break, Hotel Pennsylvania, The World’s Most Popular Hotel®, has some awesome March Super Savings that are unheard of in the New York Hotel industry.
Hotel Pennsylvania is located in the prime location of Midtown New York. It is within walking distance to many of Manhattan’s famed tourist attractions, including Times Square, the Theater District and the Empire State Building. Love it!
Hotel Pennsylvania has recently renovated their Penn 5000 Club rooms and is offering an exclusive package for visitors to New York this month! Check it out:
• Renovated room stay in the Penn 5000 Club,
• Early check-in at 11am EST (versus most hotels at 3PM EST),
• Free high speed Internet access,
• Passes to Bally’s Fitness Club, featuring three levels and an indoor pool,
• No hotel booking or facilities fees,
• All starting from $99 per night plus taxes!
Wowza! Finding a hotel room of this caliber in New York City for $99 per night is unheard of! I need to go myself!
The upgrades to each of the Penn 5000 Club rooms include wireless High-Speed Internet, minimum 40” LG LED HD Television, an extensive furniture upgrade package, top-of-the-line pillow top mattress, plush luxurious carpeting, and more.
This exclusive March Super Saver package is ONLY available by booking directly at www.hotelpenn.com.
Divas book this one quick, but this deal will surely sell out!
If something is not working, you have to cut your losses, have no regrets and don’t look back!
Divas I am so excited to share that Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, Mr. Wonderful, from Shark Tank will be hosting a wine tasting featuring his award-winning wines at STK on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The no-nonsense investor, author, television personality and founder and Chief Sommelier of O’Leary Fine Wines, will be showcasing his award-winning label in STK’s chic Bistro. Open to the public, guests are invited to sample and learn about O’Leary Fine Wines, enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres created by Executive Chef Mark Alba, and have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with O’Leary.
This is so fab! Guests will have an opportunity to nosh, sip delicious wine and shoot the breeze with Shark Tank’s most beloved personalities.
Tickets are $35 for ages 21 and up and available by emailing VIPAtlanta@togrp.com in advance.
Trusting God in all circumstances always yields the right results.
Divas I am obsessed with Sophia Webster shoes! Now I am more of a classic pump or minimalist sandal girl, but a few of Sophia Webster shoes have caught my eye and I just need one pair to add some pizazz to my shoe collection.
If you don’t know, Sophia Webster, is the Creative Director and Founder of the Sophia Webster shoe brand. She is british, gorgeous and designs the most creative beautiful shoes I have ever seen.
Sophia has quickly rose to fame as a premier shoe designer. Sophia has already been named Emerging Footwear Designer of the Year by Condé Nast Footwear News, and one of the Top 100 People to Watch on The Times 2013 New Power List. She debuted her shoe collection in Spring-Summer 2013.
One of Sophia’s signature shoe’s features her Angel Wing and is all the rage.
However, she has other shoes that are simply divine! Check them out:
My absolute fav: Rico. Swoon!
Sophia Webster Shoes retail for around $550 and up and can be purchased online here.
Always remember a setback is a setup for a comeback!
Divas I am so excited to tell you about my new favorite home store, Kaboodle Home, located in East Atlanta Village (EAV) in the heart of Atlanta, GA.
For you Atlanta locals, Kaboodle Home was formerly the super fab Traders and Area Urban Interiors both located in East Atlanta and Edgewood. I so loved Traders and was so sad when they closed years ago. I purchased my dining room table from Traders 7 years ago and it has been the best buy ever. It is high quality, durable and gorgeous!
Divas I have to say that Kaboodle Home is even more fab than Traders and Area Urban Interiors combined. This unique and eclectic home store features a luxe blend of new, refinished and vintage home goods and accessories and I love it! Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a refinished and vintage junkie.
The owner of Kaboodle Home Micheal Knight and his partner Terrance, also design their own furniture for Kaboodle Home. Their designs are custom and one of a kind. If you purchase a piece of furniture from their collection, you can be pretty certain no one else will have your piece.
Here are a few items they design, that are simply amazing!
Custom Lath Wood pieces.
The Kaboodle team take lath wood found behind plaster walls of older homes and use this wood to create tables, chests and other fab items.
Industrial fan tables.
I have NEVER seen tables like these eva! Micheal and Terrance offer these customs tables in unique colors and finishes. They are offered in coffee or dining tables. Micheal said these items are a hot commodity and are always in demand. Love it!
The Kaboodle team custom pieces range from $399 to $899. I love that I can buy a custom piece that is unique, high quality and affordable.
Kaboodle also sells refinished and vintage furniture by local vendors. I came across a few refinished/items that were to die for. Like this unbelievable Victorian couch:
and these gorgeous distressed chairs and drawers. Swoon!
Kaboodle also sells gorgeous upholstery items like sofas, sectionals and chairs from Rowe furniture. When you purchase upholstery from Rowe furniture, you can pick your fabric and any other touches at Kaboodle Home and the piece can be ordered and purchased to your liking at the store. I need a new sofa in the worst way and here are some sectionals that caught my eye:
Sofas start at retail price of $1100 and sectionals start at $2000.
The other offerings at Kaboodle Home that I think make the store special are the art and other accessories offered by local artists. I love supporting local vendors. And Atlanta has some amazing vendors offering quality and beautiful products!
Here are some gorgeous art pieces:
Delicious smelling hand made soaps:
Divine candles. I have the Hot Mess candle and I love, love, love it!
When I visit East Atlanta Village, I just love going to Kaboodle Home and walking through the store. It is filled with beautiful items and has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Plus they always have new items every time I visit and I love that!
Kaboodle Home is open from 12-9pm Tuesday through Sunday and is closed on Monday.
Be sure to visit and tell them Luxetips sent you!
Pray Until Something Happens!
If you are a bacon lover, then I have the perfect event for you!
Dad’s Garage Theatre’s 16th Annual Bacon Fest is going down March 26 and it will feature pounds and pounds of bacon, cold beer, carnival games and much more!
The event will be held at Dad’s Garage’s fantastic new digs in the Old Fourth Ward that officially opened to the public on New Year’s Eve.
This event sells out every year and proceeds benefit Dad’s Garage theatre which continually brings us fab plays year after year.
You are never too old to accomplish your goals. Never ever give up!
Jaguar recently debuted the new Jaguar XF Diesel and it is fuel efficient, has intelligent dynamic technology, four wheel drive and of course luxurious!
The Jaguar XF is All-wheel drive (AWD) with the clean, refined 180PS four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine, delivering the ideal balance of all-weather performance and efficiency.
Divas if you didn’t know diesel engines offer better fuel economy than traditional gas and diesel gas is lower at the pump! In addition, diesel cars tend to have more low end power and offer an exceptional miles per gallon rate on the highway.
The new Jaguar XF diesel also has Jaguar’s torque on-demand AWD system features Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) – a next-generation control technology developed entirely in-house. Launched in the F-TYPE AWD, IDD delivers rear-wheel drive character and agility but can transfer precisely the right amount of torque to the front axle when required, maximising the performance and dynamics benefits of the additional traction. The result is superb composure in even the most adverse weather conditions. Fabulous!
This vehicle is perfect for mom on the go who are concerned about safety for little luxe kids while driving during adverse weather.
Of course the Jaguar XF diesel comes standard with premium leather seats, expanded rear seat room, premium sound and Jaguar’s InControl Touch Pro* infotainment system with pinch to zoom functionality – XF’s innovative and seamlessly integrated technologies enhance your driving experience.
The vehicle will be available Spring 2016 and retail price starts at $50,000.00.
Know your worth! Know that you deserve the absolute best in life and accept nothing less.
We are all obsessed with our brows. I personally don’t feel like I look polished unless my brows are perfectly groomed. Good brows can totally change the entire look of your face!
At New York Fashion Week, several shows featured various shaped brows that were prominent and kind of stole the show as far as beauty looks were concerned.
There were thick brows, which I absolutely love, at Zac Posen.
Blocked Out brows that are reminiscent of the 90s Hip Hop era.
And my personal favorite, groomed and natural brows at the Monique Lhuillier show.
Well NYC-based celebrity brow guru Joey Healy offers a collection of cosmetics – The Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection – that will sculpt, primp and blend your brows in shades that naturally define eyebrows and perfectly frame your face. Each product is waterproof and made to last throughout the day to give you runway ready glam.
The Collection includes:
Stylo brow pencil with retractable tip and a brush for blending,
Clear set gel to tame brows into place.
Items from the collection retail between $25 and $35 and can be purchased online here.