If you love and respect yourself, people will notice and they will act accordingly.
This Nails and Cocktails™ post comes to you courtesy of MÖET & CHANDON and Reservebar.com.
The uber fab people at ReserveBar.com sent me this gorgeous bottle of MOET & CHANDON’s newest champagne: Ice Imperial.
Ice Imperial is MOET & CHANDON’s first champagne to be served over ice. I had this champagne for the first time at the Diner en blanc Atlanta event sponsored by MOET & CHANDON. It was simply delicious then and it is still delicious now.
Ice Imperial has fresh tropical fruit undertones and aromas. The taste is crisp and fruity. And it is always perfectly chilled over ice. The perfect Summer drink.
ReserveBar.com sent me this “Moet Ice Imperial Limited Edition Summer Collection,” a bottle of Moet’s daring Ice Imperial with a set of two chic white goblets for $69. I am so thrilled to have these white Moet goblets. They are so chic and classy.
I paired my perfect Summer champagne with my new obsession Morgan & Taylor’s nail polish in “Gotta Have Hue.” This color is a nice blue turquoise that pops so nicely against Moet Ice Imperial’s white bottle and white goblets. Swoon!
I must say I felt like a boss walking around with my Moet Ice Imperial champagne in my white goblet and gorgeous blue nails. Luxe indeed.
Be sure to visit www.Reservebar.com to purchase your own Moet Ice Imperial Limited Edition Summer Collection before it sells out!
Patience is an exercise and the more I practice it, the better my life becomes.
I am so twirling with excitement right now because the legendary, The Frye Company, is opening its Atlanta Flagship store this Friday, August 7.
Plus this store is in my neighborhood!!! Can we say nirvana???
The Frye Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Brands Group, announced that it would continue its retail expansion this Fall by opening two stores in existing markets in New York and the Washington DC area and expanding into new markets with stores in Atlanta and Dallas. Based on Frye’s heritage steeped in American craftsmanship, the stores highlight the brand’s legacy through a celebration of authentic products and iconic leather goods. The new stores will showcase the breadth of the brand’s finely manufactured footwear and accessories for men, women and children and will maintain the tradition of quality and craftsmanship that has been the hallmark of The Frye Company for 152 years.
The Atlanta store, opening on Friday, August 7, 2015, will call Ponce City Market home, a re- imagined mixed use development from Jamestown, housed in the historic Sears Roebuck distribution center, originally built in 1926. The store, a 4000 square ft space on the center’s main level, is located within the retail arcade. The storefront replicates the warehouse windows seen above the main level, and the columns, original to the structure, will be wrapped in leather references the history of the Frye brand. The Atlanta store is located in Ponce City Market at 75 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308, Ste. #E178.
This is so MAJAH for Atlanta! I will be there all the time just shopping away! I love it!
You only have one life to live. Live it the way you want!
As you Divas know, I love luxe hotels and the Le Méridien brand of the Starwood Hotels portfolio is one of my favorites. I have actually stayed at the Le Méridien Atlanta and it one of my absolute favorite luxury hotels.
The Le Méridien Chicago is amazing and the hotel is offering the perfect luxe package.
Right now, Le Méridien Chicago has partnered with Neiman Marcus to offer guest the ultimate VIP hotel stay and Neiman Marcus shopping experience.
Priced at $1,059, the Neiman Marcus Shopping Package encompasses all things luxury. Guests can enjoy a one-night stay in one of the hotel’s chic rooms, granted to private access to Le Meridien’s Executive Club and Club Lounge, a $1,000 Neiman Marcus Gift Card, and enjoy a personalized experience with their own stylist and a Beauty Insider Appointment. The Neiman Marcus Shopping Package also includes a luncheon for two at the new NM Café, the perfect complement to a day of much needed R&R.
Wowza! I so want to go to Chicago and “Live the Luxe Life” with this Le Méridien Chicago/Neiman Marcus luxury package. I have so many Neiman Marcus items on my wish list! This would be nirvana!
To book this luxury package, click here to make a reservation.
Wake up each day and commit to having the best day ever. It will change your perspective.
My latest #carcrush is one of my favorite luxe vintage sports car: the 1976 Corvette Stingray.
What a beautiful car!
The 1976 model boasts 180 hp (134 kW) for the base L-48 engine and 210 hp (157 kW) for the optional L-82.
When I see these vehicles on the road, I simply swoon.
You can find a 1976 Corvette Stingray in good condition for $15,000.00.
Be a blessing to someone today. It can be a kind word, a hug, or lunch!
My favorite sale of the year is ending this Sunday August 2.
Nordstrom’s Annual Anniversary sale includes many AMAZING beauty deals and Divas you need to get into this sale before it ends. The annual events features deals on exclusive and limited-edition offerings from brands such as Clarisonic, GlamGlow, Kate Somerville, Kiehl’s, La Mer, NARS, Philosophy, YSL Beauty and more!
Here are my favorite beauty items I want to purchase from the sale.
Set of Voluspa (my fav candle) candles: 3 for $29.50
Mac Look in a Box Face Kit (including eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushes) $49.50
The best lotion ever made! Kiehls Creme de Corps 33 oz. for $75.
Jo Malone collection $99.00.
I remind myself each day that everything is working for me, not against me. Everything always works out in the end.
I have a new fabulous watch courtesy of Jord Wood Watches.
Jord Wood Watches are made from quality wood but also boasts sophisticated elements and modern design. Of course wood is the main component of the watches, but they also include other touches such as rose gold finishes, Swarovski Crystals, and Sapphire Crystal faces.
The good folks at Jord Wood Watches sent me the Sidney Maple & Rose Gold watch to review. I must admit, I was a little skeptical about wearing a wood watch, but after receiving so many compliments and the fact it looks great with everything I wear, I am in love!
First I love the luxury of my Jord Wood Sidney Maple & Rose Gold watch. The wood band and face are intricately carved. The craftsmanship makes the watch stand out and people take notice. The Swarovski crystals and Rose Gold finish add the right amount of bling and class that makes this watch simply gorgeous!
In addition, each Jord Wood watch is handmade. You can see the attention to detail in the watch.
Lastly, the Jord Wood watch is made with the best watch technology. It is made with Seiko Quartz Chronograph Stopwatch Movement (VD54).
Jord Wood makes watches for men and women. Prices range from $120- $275. So these watches are very affordable and luxe! Love it! You can purchase Jord Wood watches here.
Watches Made From Wood
Give someone an encouraging word today. It may be just what they need.
Recently, I had had the opportunity to attend a Neon Trees concert. This was so MAJOR for me. Why?
I love Neon Trees.
I discovered Neon Trees on my local 80s,90s, and current top 40 hits station when they released the song “Animal.” As I was listening to the song, it remind me so much of growing up in the 80s. I would listen for hours and hours to all the popular pop and rock bands at that time. As a result, I fell in love with the Neon Trees immediately. I downloaded their albums and I was in nirvana!
The band has been to Atlanta a few times opening for Taylor Swift and Maroon 5. I always found out at the last minute and was not able to attend.
However, a good friend of mine told me the band would be in town on a Monday night at Center Stage. Center Stage is a small and intimate venue in Midtown Atlanta. I was so excited and I knew this was my opportunity to finally see this band live.
Fortunately, I was able to get access to the band backstage. When I found out I could meet the band before they went onstage and snap a few pictures, I was literally twirling. Dreams do come true.
And divas this band is such a class act. They were so gracious and nice. They let me snap some photos and I was able to take a picture with two of the bandmates, Branden Campbell and Chris Allen.
I also was allowed to take some close up pictures of the band while they were performing.
They are amazing live! The lead singer, Tyler Glenn has a flawless voice. The drummer, Elaine Bradley, also has a beautiful voice. Plus she is very pregnant and was still rocking out on the drums like it was nothing. #GirlPower. Love her!
Neon Trees played all of their hits and other songs from their stellar albums. The crowd knew all of the words!
The bass guitarist, Branden Campbell, was a sweetheart. He gave me one of his personalized guitar picks. I was literally swooning.
Neon Trees is currently on their “An Intimate Night Out With Neon Trees” Summer Tour. This tour is currently winding down and will end on July 26th in Boston, MA.
It was an incredible experience! I will make it a point to always catch the band whenever they are in town.
Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about, so be kind always.
Ford Motor Company had a super swanky event in Atlanta last week. The event was titled “First Take With Ford” and was one of the biggest summer soirees in Atlanta with a Hollywood theme.
The event was hosted by my fellow FAMU alumni and classmate, film producer, Will Packer and other Ford executives and Ford Atlanta Ambassadors, the event had all the elements of a Hollywood affair. There was ford vehicles on display and for guests to ride and drive; good food; libations; skilled aerialists; celebs and good music.
Celebs in attendance were actresses Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Terri J. Vaughn, actors Carl Payne and Jensen Atwood, media personalities Rashan Ali, Egypt Sherrod and DJ Traci Steele, recording artists RL Huggar and Richard Wingo, performers Andrea Kellyand Savion Glover, celebrity stylist Tamara Raymond, celebrity hair stylist Gocha
Check out the pictures!
I am learning to focus on today and not tomorrow and not yesterday. It helps me to remain laser focused and accomplish tasks.
I love a good beauty bath product and Travertine Spa has the best!
Last week, Travertine had their All White Party in L.A. and guests were treated to pampering with their luxe spa products. Our L.A. correspondent, Cindy, was able to attend this event and she simply swooned over the products!
Two of Travertine’s best selling products are their Travertine’s Herbaceous Alchemy Meditation Elixir and the Eucalyptus and Cinnamon Steam Shower Spray.
The Travertine’s Herbaceous Alchemy Meditation Elixir claims to help you to calm you down and improve your mood. It is a great product to keep in your purse or your car so that it is handy in times of stress. To use, roll onto pulse points, close your eyes, think good thoughts and enjoy inhalation therapy. This elixir is available in a .3oz bottle for $25.
The Eucalyptus and Cinnamon Shower Steam Spray is used in the shower with warm water to rejuvenate your body and spirit. The steam shower spray is made with 100% natural eucalyptus oil and cinnamon. To use, spray towards shower floor and enjoy the inhalation benefits as the steam rises and turns your shower into your own spa. Our shower spray is available in a 4oz. bottle for $24 and an 8oz. bottle for $34.
Cindy raved about the Travertine Herbaceous Alchemy Mediation Elixir. I can’t wait to get my hand on this great elixir myself. I am always under a lot of stress and this product will come in handy.
With these products you can have your own “home spa” experience whenever you need it! Love it!
To purchase Travertine spa products, go to their shopping cart here.
Worrying only causes grey hairs and wrinkles. Everyday I commit to less worrying and more gratitude.
My latest car crush is the new 2015 Lexus IS 350 F Sport Sedan. A lot of my friends have this small sedan and I always wondered why they loved them so much. Well after driving the 2015 Lexus IS 350 for a week, now I know why.
The Lexus IS 350 F Sport is full of power. It has a V6 engine with 306 Horsepower and 277 lb of torque. And you can fill the power when you drive the vehicle. It goes from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and handles the road like a beast. Plus the engine sounds amazing. It definitely turns heads.
As to be expected from Lexus, the interior is very luxurious. It comes with perforated leather-trimmed steerings wheels and seats and wood grain throughout. It is also includes: shift knob, aluminum pedals, Silver Performance interior trim, black headliner and stainless-steel front door-sill scuff plates.
Considering the IS 350 F Sport is a small sedan, there is still considerable trunk space. I was able to fit luxe son’s baseball gear, groceries and other items in the trunk with ease.
The new 2015 IS 350 has a new sleek design. The car has a front fascia and grille, front fender and trunk badges and F SPORT wheels. As you can see, it is gorgeous!
One of the cool features of the IS 350 F Sport is The SmartAccess key fob. This key fob lets lets you lock and unlock your doors and start the push-button ignition—all without having to take your keys out of your pocket or purse. As soon as the sensors detect the presence of your SmartAccess key, the door unlocks when you touch a front-door handle.
If you are a busy mom like me, this feature makes your life so easy. It definitely comes in handy while you are juggling shopping bags, purses and school gear. Priceless!
The car also comes standard with Bluetooth technology which seamlessly connects with your smart phone; navigation and my favorite feature: Siri Eyes Free mode. With Siri Eyes Free mode, you can make calls, send e-mails, retrieve text messages, select music, find calendar information and more—without ever taking your eyes off the road.
The new 2015 Lexus IS 350 F Sport is luxurious, fast and chock full of cool technology. It is Luxe Mom approved!
The starting retail price is $44, 155.