When negative thoughts or things occur always find the bright side. There is always a silver lining to every situation.
The Ford Fiesta is one of Ford’s best selling small compact vehicles and for good reason. The award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, is the most fuel-efficient, non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car on the market. It has an EPA-estimated rating of a whopping 45 mpg on the highway. Wowza!
Recently, I had an opportunity to drive this vehicle and pre-view it up close and personal. Ford gave a select group of Atlanta media a ride and drive experience that was memorable. We were able to drive the vehicles on the highway to the Atlanta Zoo. There we had a presentation about the Ford sponsored Gorilla African Forest exhibit. This exhibits houses the world-renowed African Gorillas and is one of the leading African Gorilla exhibits in the world. Nice!
We were able to watch a feeding by Atlanta Zoo gorilla experts. We also met the newest additions to the gorilla exhibit, the cute little babies. So much fun!
Check out the pictures!
We checked out the Lions too! A whole family!
The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine Ford Fiesta starts at $13,865.00 and comes in a range of colors.
Love is stronger than pride.
I love Kérastase Paris and they have introduced a new product line called Discipline.
Via Kérastase Paris,
Discipline is a new secret weapon to tame frizzy hair for 72 hours and make blow drying 33% faster and easier. With 8 years of research to perfect the formula, Discipline is the ideal regimen for women that want anti-frizz protection and more manageable hair. The at-home collection includes Bain Fluidealiste (for normal hair), Bain Fluidealiste Sulfate-Free (for chemically-treated hair), Fondant Fluidealiste, Maskeratine and Discipline’s star product Spray Fluidissime, a lightweight serum that instantly eases blow-drying.
And good new Divas, Kérastase Paris is offering 3 lucky Luxetips readers, an entire set of their new Discipline line
. The set is valued $185.00.
To enter simply leave a comment on this post! A winner will be announced this Friday, October 3.
Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and take a chance to find happiness.
As you Divas know, Stuart Weitzman is my favorite shoe brand. Fall is here and they have a classic and stunning line of boots that will keep your legs warm in the most stylish yet practical way.
My favorite Stuart Weitzman boot is The Highland Boot. This Boot is thigh high (yes!), made of the highest quality suede and has a 3 inch heel. What is there not to love?
These boots will look great with jeans, leggings, mini-dresses and skirts.
The Highland Boot is offered in several different colors and retails for $795.
Worrying only causes wrinkles and gray hairs. Everything always works out in the end.
I love skiing and it is time to introduce the luxe kids to one of my favorite recreational sports and Keystone Resort in Colorado is the perfect place.
Keystone Resort is once again offering free lift tickets for children 12 and under with a two or more night stay at any Keystone owned/operated property. Wowza!
Keystone also has their celebrated Kidtopia events and activities.
Kidtopia provides an indoor play area and family movie events plus weekly parades and fireworks displays. Now in its fifth season, Kidtopia provides unique ways for families to experience the adventure of Keystone’s mountain environment, whether exploring the mountaintop snowfort, dancing along to tunes at one of the resort’s two ice skating rinks, searching for Bigfoot or learning about the wonders of the night sky. Coupled with all of the resort’s on and off-snow activities including a mountaintop tubing hill, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, scenic sleigh rides, ski biking, mountaintop snow cat tours, an indoor tennis center and resort pools, families will easily fill up their days with one of a kind mountain experiences that will be shared memories for years to come.
Another AMAZING aspect of Keystone is the après ski scene which caters to the whole family. After a day of enjoying the slopes, everyone can head over to the Last Life bar at Mountain House for eats and drinks. Last Lift offers kids après ice cream socials and craft events while adults enjoy adult beverages. In addition, Bighorn Bistro at Keystone Lodge has a kids-only dining room that has a special buffet, crafts and kids entertainment. So while adults are enjoying the bottomless mimosa brunch, the kids are well entertained and enjoying their brunch as well. Genius!
For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.
I know this is kind of cliche, but I do really believe in YOLO…You Only Live Once. Don’t waste time and don’t put off tomorrow what can be done today. Live!
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure to see Grammy Award Nominated Artist, Ledisi, perform at a private event sponsored by The Lincoln Motor Company.
Ledisi arriving in new 2015 Lincoln MKC.
Lincoln was one of the sponsors for the National Black MBA Conference that took place in Atlanta last week.
Photo by: Tiffany Powell featuring Lincoln MKC.
As part of Lincoln’s partnership with the NBMBAA, Lincoln provided conference attendees with The Ultimate Lincoln Experience. Attendees were able to test drive the latest Lincoln vehicles, including the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC. All participants of the test drive were granted access to a luxury networking reception hosted by Big Tigger.
Big Tigger and Shawn Thompson, Lincoln multicultural marketing manager
Singer Ledisi gave a private performance for attendees of the luxury networking reception and she was AMAZING!!! OMG! I was sleeping on Ledisi. Her voice is so unique and powerful. Love her!
Check out more pics!
Photo by Tiffany Powell
Luxury can be affordable and attainable. It is all in how you plan.
Last week, LiveLoveSpa.com hosted their Second Annual Splash! Media event at the Spa, The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The event was filled with all natural and organic spa goodies, cocktails, spa and mini-treatments, and celebs. The Luxetips! team was in attendance and we got all the scoop on the latest and greatest in spa products.
Cindy, Luxetips L.A. team!
Guests were able to sample and discover some of the latest innovative products and treatments from participating brands such as HydroPeptide, COOLA Suncare, Circadia, Knesko Skin, Trophy Skin, The Comphy Co., Clarisonic, PrAna, Travertine Spa Collection and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Love it! Check out some of the awesome products!
Some of the notable celebrities in attendance were E!’s Untold Maria Menounos, Scandal’s Bellamy Young, and Dancing with the Stars’ contestant Janel Parrish.
LIVELOVESPA.com is a new online community that engages Spas, Brands, Industry Professionals, and Consumers on one platform to maximize learning, connection, and visibility. Users have the ability to browse brands, search for their next spa experience via our 8000+ spa directory. We also offer a fresh, fun perspective with our various media outlets including a trend-setting comprehensive blog & LLS – TV. – See more at:http://www.livelovespa.com/about-us#sthash.4BKb20I8.dpuf
We have to learn to use those who criticize, judge, distract, hate and the overall non-believers as motivators. We can’t let them break us or make us feel bad about ourselves. That is when they win.
Luxac, is a new luxury handbag retailer based in London that is making the backpack or as they say in London, “rucksack” super luxurious and functional.
“Created for women on the move, LUXAC aims to minimise the strain of carrying heavy items whilst looking sleek. Designed for women who need to carry all the usual essentials, LUXAC MAX and MIDI come with a bespoke interior sleeve to carry a light laptop or iPad.”
“Opening a LUXAC reveals a hidden gem: neatly concealed within its smart exterior, LUXAC MAX, MIDI and MINI feature a colour-matched cotton lining ranging from the simple but striking trees (Twiggy) to quirky motifs such as topless cowboys (Giant) and Skulls (Skulls ‘n’ Roses.)”
I am in love with these bags! The leather is handcrafted using the highest quality leather and I love that the inside lining of the bags are colorful and fun. The best part about these bags are they are designed for someone like me: a working mom with two kids who is always on the go. I can throw my laptop, phone and client files in the bag and move seamlessly from meetings, car pool, ballet, or baseball practice. I will always have what I need no matter where I am. Plus it is a bonus that the bag is a backpack, so I don’t have to worry about weighing down my shoulder with so much stuff. Genius!
You can purchase Luxac Rucksaks online here at http://www.luxac.co.uk/. They retail between £225 – £445.
I am a firm believer that laughter is good for the soul. I hope you are laughing today!
Last Monday, I was able to attend a super fun event courtesy of Anheuser-Busch.
On September 8th, Anheuser-Busch celebrated the Birth of Sin event at The Buckhead Theatre and introduced their newest addition to their portfolio, Johhny Appleseed.
This event featured so many elements that delighted the senses. There was great food, desserts, Johnny Appleseed hard cider of course, an incredible DJ, painted girls, and a super cool photo booth.
Johnny Appleseed Hard Cider is delish! It has a crisp apple taste. A definite break from the normal cider.
Via Johnny Appleseed,
DJ Courntey spun hits while being surrounded by an apple orchard on stage. Painted “Eve” models roamed around the theatre and managed the 9ft ice luge flowing with the hard cider. Several dishes were specifically crafted by Glorious Events and paired with various craft beers that were showcased for the evening.
Check out the pictures!
Photo cred: Rose Limb.
Focus on your blessings and being thankful and you will not have time to be envious or jealous of others.
Nas featured on “Finding Your Roots”
One of my favorite automobile brands, Ford Motor Company, has partnered with PBS for the second season of “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. This critically acclaimed series traces the roots of famous individuals as well as non-famous individuals. Celebrities such as Oprah, Chris Rock, and Stephen King have participated in this series. The new series will air Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm ET.
Via Ford Motor Company,
“This is one of the most fascinating ways history is uncovered, a true example of the significance our past plays in where we are today,” said Shawn Thompson, manager, Ford Multicultural Marketing. “The role Professor Gates is undertaking to show how all Americans are connected is something we – as a company – can stand by. Ford is thrilled to be a part of this project.”
During each episode, Ford will also hair 30 second spots tracing the history and origins of Henry Ford, the creator and founder of the company. It should be noted that one of Henry Ford’s lasting legacies was his willingness to pay a fair wage to African-American workers employed in his factories. This led to Southern sharecroppers leaving the deep south to Detroit in search of a better life.
In collaboration with their support of “Finding Your Roots”, Ford will launch an original digital content series on YouTube. This series will highlight individual user stories as the featured guests share the impact their family history has had on their lives.
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET and will run until Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Be sure to join the social conversation throughout the program by using hashtag #MyFordRoots and #FindingYourRoots.