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Luxetips Travel! Save Up To 30% Or Win A Vacation With Starwood Hotels On Cyber Monday

Luxetips Travel! Save Up To 30% Or Win A Vacation With Starwood Hotels On Cyber Monday

Hello Divas!

We should always think two or three times before we speak.  Careless words hurt, maim and cause strife. 

My favorite hotel brand, Starwood Hotels, has a Cyber Monday deal and contest that is simply amazing! 

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SPG’s annual sale gives members the opportunity to save up to 30% at more than 600 hotels and resorts throughout North and Latin America booking vacations between November 24, 2014 and February 1, 2015.  The sale launches November 24th and runs through December 7th at participating resorts in all of Starwood’s nine brands – Westin, Sheraton, Le Méridien, W, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Element.

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In addition, Starwood is hosting their 2nd annual Cyber Monday Instant Happiness Sweepstakes on Monday, December 1st from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST. 

 Sweepstakes includes:

  •        Facebook users can “shake” the online snow globe for the chance to win one of 60 accommodation prizes, including 3 to 7 night stays at lavish hotels and resorts in North America, Mexico, Tahiti, and Bora Bora.
  •         In addition to the 225 complimentary nights being given out during the Sweepstakes, Facebook users will    also be entered to win the grand prize of 225,000 SPG Starpoints, which can be redeemed for free nights at all hotels and resorts globally, or used to fly on hundreds of airlines with no blackout dates.

  

Toodles!

 

Luxetips Beauty! Solange Slays in Red Lips And A Gorgeous Afro

Luxetips Beauty! Solange Slays in Red Lips And A Gorgeous Afro

Hello Divas!

Wait for the absolute best person to love.  Never compromise your standards.  

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Image by Rog Walker

Solange Knowles #BroketheInternet this weekend with her nuptials to Alan Ferguson.  

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Her outfits were gorgeous:  I mean the jumpsuits were insane! All I want in life is a pantsuit from Stephane Rolland.

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But what I love most about Solange’s entire look during her wedding weekend was her beautiful big hair and her red lips. Flawless.

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I am sure all women over the world will be getting married this upcoming wedding season in big hair, red lips, and pantsuits. Fabulous!

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Toodles!

Luxetips Automobiles! Richard Petty Driving Experience Adds Open-Wheel IndyCar Driving Experiences at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Luxetips Automobiles! Richard Petty Driving Experience Adds Open-Wheel IndyCar Driving Experiences at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Hello Divas!

Enjoy your life!

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Good news! IndyCar racing is headed to Richard Petty Driving Experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to peel rubber in an open-wheel vehicle will be offered twice a week during a three-month partnership.

Guests who try their skills at IndyCar will have the opportunity to lay rubber in their own open-wheel vehicle as they follow behind an instructor-led car.  Adrenaline junkies will feel like they’re in the Indianapolis 500, as they step on the gas around the 1.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway at speeds up to 120+ mph.

“Motorsports has always been a popular pastime in America, and we want to make motorsports even more enjoyable by giving our guests the opportunity to get behind the wheel of different motorsport vehicles and experience it first-hand,” explains Karl Fusco, general manager. “The addition of the IndyCar driving experience just enhances Richard Petty Driving Experience as the leader of thrilling drive and ride entertainment that you can’t get anywhere else.”

Visitors can learn more about the IndyCar driving experience or book their experience at  www.drivepetty.com.  

Guests who book any other Richard Petty Driving Experiences, including the American Muscle Car Challenge, IndyCar driving, or NASCAR driving or ride-along experience can receive complimentary transportation to and from five casino resorts located on the famed Las Vegas Strip.

 

Toodles!

Luxetips Travel! Seven Stars Resorts In Turks & Caicos Offer Signature Candle Massage

Luxetips Travel! Seven Stars Resorts In Turks & Caicos Offer Signature Candle Massage

Hello Divas!

I know I say this a lot but it is true: Unshakeable faith moves mountains.

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Turks & Caicos is on my list of must see Caribbean destinations.  Stunning!

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Recently ranked among the ‘Top 25 Spas in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveler, Seven Stars Resort, located on world-famous Grace Bay Beach, is helping guests relax the mind and indulge with a variety of restorative and relaxing treatments and services, including its Signature Candle Massage.  

Via Seven Stars Resort,  

Developed by Spa Manager Emerson Barsottelli, a member of the Seven Stars Resort family for several years and recognized for his passion for promoting healing of the mind, body and soul through massage, the Seven Stars Signature Candle Massage combines the soothing scent of a spa candle with the comfort of an essential oil massage lotion. 

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Described by spa-goers as a ‘dreamy and delightful escape’, the resort’s candle massage provides guests with a blissful experience.  Available exclusively at Seven Stars, therapists use Seven Stars’ scented coconut shell soy candle to create the one-of-kind experience. As the candle melts, it is then combined with coconut oil and drizzled all over the body. Based on the natural properties of the coconut soy candle and oil, and the heat of the ingredients – melted and blended to just two degrees above body temperature – the treatment is designed to keep skin smooth-as-silk for days. 

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This massage sounds heavenly! I am a massage fiend so when I visit Turks & Caicos, I have to try this!

The Seven Stars Signature Candle Massage is available as a 50-minute treatment ($160), or for 80 minutes ($190). It can also be enjoyed solo or with a significant other.  For an additional $25, guests can experience this therapy in the serene and natural setting of Seven Stars’ beachside spa cabana. 

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To enjoy all of what Seven Stars Resort has to offer, including the Signature Candle Massage, the resort is offering a Fall Early Booking Bonus.  Those who book by December 18th, 2014 for travel from November 1st-December 18th, 2014 can enjoy 30% off all room categories.  Enter promo code Fall EBB at booking.  

For more information on Seven Stars Resort, visit www.SevenStarsGraceBay.com.  For reservations, call 866-570-7777 or email reservations@sevenstarsgracebay.com.  To stay up-to-date on the latest news and travel deals from Seven Stars Resort, travelers and guests are invited to fan us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SevenStarsResort and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/7StarsResort

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Luxetips Automobiles! Lincoln Awards Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity $25,000 as Part of Divine Nine Driven to Give

Luxetips Automobiles! Lincoln Awards Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity $25,000 as Part of Divine Nine Driven to Give

Hello Divas!

Life is fleeting.  Make sure to live it with no regrets, no grudges, and full of love.

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The Lincoln Motor Company is always doing something great to give back to various communities and causes.  A while back, I wrote an article on their “Divine Nine Driven To Give” fundraising campaign.  This fundraising campaign challenged the “Divine Nine”, African-American Greek Letter Organizations, to complete test drives in their perspective communities.  Each competing organization from the National Pan-Hellenic Council received $30 for every completed test drive, to be donated to their local charity of choice.

Through Divine Nine Driven to Give, Lincoln dealerships work with schools and charities to conduct one-day test drive events that benefit local community organizations. The program was conceived as an engaging way to help educational and nonprofit groups raise money to support their causes.  Fabulous!

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The winning organization was Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. Congrats!

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Lincoln will present a $20,000 check to the national organization of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, as well as $5,000 to its local Miami, Florida chapter, Beta Beta Lambda. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosted a one-day test drive of Lincoln’s newest vehicle lineup, including the 2015 Lincoln MKC, in Miami in September.

Luxury and giving back just go together.

Toodles!

Luxetips Beauty! Lancôme Ambassadress Lupita Nyong’o Simply Gorgeous At Glamour Women of The Year Awards

Luxetips Beauty! Lancôme Ambassadress Lupita Nyong’o Simply Gorgeous At Glamour Women of The Year Awards

Hello Divas!

Know your self worth so you won’t settle for anything less than the best!

You Divas know how much I love Lupita. Simply stunning!

She is the face of my absolute favorite luxury beauty brand Lancôme. Recently Lupita was honored at the annual Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards event and Lancôme Makeup Artist Nick Barose gave the honoree a glittering, metallic eye and sultry lip to compliment her golden couture gown.

The results: 

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Products used were:

FACE

•       Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

•       Génifique Eye Light-Pearl

•       La Base Pro Pore Eraser

•       Nude Miracle Liquid-to-Powder Makeup in Suede 530

•       Translucence Mattifying Powder in Suede 550

•       Blush Subtil in Shimmer Brilliant Berry

 EYES

•       Le Correcteur Pro Concealer Kit in Suede 550

•       Les Sourcils Definis in Dark Brown

•       Artliner 24H in Black Diamond

•       Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting EyeLiner in Minuit

•       Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Kissed by Gold

 LIPS

•       Le Lipstique in Sheer Chocolat

•       L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Jezebel

As I always say about Lancôme, the products look great on all skin tones.  I have been wearing Lancôme since 1997 when most beauty brands did not produce make-up to compliment brown to dark brown skin. Love!

You can purchase any of the products at www.lancome-usa.com.

Toodles!

Luxetips Style! Wool Cape Obsession: Baby Its Cold Outside!

Luxetips Style! Wool Cape Obsession: Baby Its Cold Outside!

Hello Divas!

Being still and letting God work is hard, but it never fails.

It is officially cold here in Atlanta! Brrr!

I have all types of coats for various degrees of cold weather, but the one style of coat I do not have is a cape.  

My Mom loved capes!  There is something so chic and glamorous about a nice quality wool cape.  It is a must have on my list.

Here are a few capes at various price points that I love.  Check them out:

 

Hooded cap with Piping via Zara.

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This cape is good for transitioning from Fall to Winter.  Plus it is only $129.  A great deal.

Donna Karen Asymmetrical Cape via Saks.

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Pure luxury.  It retails for $777.00

 

Ellen Tracy Faux Fur Trip Cape via Nordstrom. $139.00

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I love this cape.  It is classic with a bit of faux fur.  And the price is right!

Toodles!

 

Luxetips Travel! The Inn at Furnace Creek Offers A Romantic Escape in the Desert

Luxetips Travel! The Inn at Furnace Creek Offers A Romantic Escape in the Desert

Hello Divas!

Life is good. Enjoy it!

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If you are looking for a romantic getaway with your significant other, then The Inn at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park, Nevada may be the place for you.

Via The Inn Couples Package, 

In celebration of the 2014-2015 season, the refined 66-room Inn is wooing couples with a romantic package complete with star-gazing, outdoor adventures, fine dining and classic resort accommodations and amenities.   The Inn Couples Package includes:

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  • Accommodations for a minimum of two nights, three days at the famed Inn at Furnace Creek
  • Two days of breakfast or lunch for two at the acclaimed Inn Dining Room
  • Welcome gifts
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access

Rates for the two-night Inn Couples Package start at $520* per room, per night and does not include taxes and resort fees. Some restrictions apply, and guests are asked to book reservations at least three days in advance. For information, details and reservations, access www.furnacecreekresort.com and use the Promo Code “COUPLE”; or dial 800-236-7916

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Luxetips Events! Lexus Beyond The Cut: Featuring The Lexus 2015 RC F  And Designs By Waraire Boswell

Luxetips Events! Lexus Beyond The Cut: Featuring The Lexus 2015 RC F And Designs By Waraire Boswell

Hello Divas!

 

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Last week Lexus hosted Beyond The Cut:  An event that married the sleek, luxurious and powerful design of the all-new Lexus RC F performance coupe with the new menswear collection by celebrated designer Wararire Boswell.

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The event was hosted by celebrity host Emmy-nominated television host and fashion journalist Lloyd Boston, a regular contributor on CBS’ The INSIDER, who has also been on The Oprah Show, Martha, CNN and E! News hosted Beyond The Cut.

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Boswell’s designs are driven by creativity and inspiration, not seasons. He demonstrated this by presenting a collection that included casual shorts and tees, luxurious sweaters and expertly tailored suits with an array of lively patterns and unique fabrics.

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Boswell, his designs and the mega-stars wearing his collection are regularly profiled in Esquire, GQ, Vogue, Details and The Hollywood Reporter.  He has outfitted some of the most influential players in business and professional sports, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Bruno Mars, NAS, and Dwyane Wade.

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The featured vehicle of the evening was all-new 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT, an aggressively styled coupe inside and out. The 2015 RC F which blends nimble handling and eye-catching design with exhilarating high performance was also on display.

For more information about Lexus or the 2015 RC F, please visit www.lexus.com

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About Lexus

With five models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F models, including the LFA supercar, for top-of-the-line performance. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 234 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.

Luxetips Automobiles! #Roadtripping to Homecoming With The 2015 Lincoln MKZ

Luxetips Automobiles! #Roadtripping to Homecoming With The 2015 Lincoln MKZ

Hello Divas!

I believe that we should do whatever it is that makes us happy.  Other people’s opinions and judgements do not matter. 

This past weekend I went to my alma mater’s, Florida A&M University, homecoming.  I was super excited because I have not been on my college campus in about 18 years.  Long time!

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Lincoln Motor Company was gracious enough to allow me the privilege to drive the new 2015 Lincoln MKZ down to Tallahassee, FL for Homecoming.  It was a short 24 hour trip, but driving the Lincoln MKZ made it a short luxurious adventure.

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I have driven the Lincoln MKZ on several occasions but never on a long distance trip.  First let me tell how comfortable I was driving the Lincoln MKZ.  The premium leather seats mold to your body.  The heated seats are perfect for cold weather.  It was cold in Atlanta and Tallahassee this weekend and the heated seats came in handy.  

The front seats can adjust at the touch of a button to fine-tune comfort to your individual needs. The driver’s seat memory feature allows you to have your personal seating preferences available anytime.  So every time I got into the car, it adjusted perfectly to my body without me having to program my position. Genius!

The car literally glides across the road.  In addition, the ride was super quiet.  The Lincoln MKZ has Active Noise Control which enhances overall cabin sound quality by cancelling out unwanted noises while enhancing desired sound to help provide a more pleasant driving experience. 

One of the best features of the Lincoln MKZ is the retractable panoramic roof. So luxe. With the simple push of a button, the hard top roof retracts and opens up into a beautiful panoramic view of the sky.  This feature got the car so much attention on the road and while in Tallahassee. Love it.

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The other features I loved about the 2015 Lincoln MKZ is the fuel economy.  I had a Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and I only had to fill up the tank once driving to and from Tallahassee.  This is a 8 hour ride round trip.  I really do not know any luxury cars where you can get this type of fuel economy.  It is insane! 

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The 2015 Lincoln MKZ comes standard with SYNC® with MyLincoln Touch™.  This features lets you personalize your driving experience from entertainment to climate with simple voice commands, touch-screen controls or customizable cluster screens controlled by steering wheel-mounted buttons.  This system easily syncs with your smart phone, so you can make calls and listen to your music library hands-free.

And Homecoming was amazing.  The campus had changed so much! I love #FAMU! #FAMUFOREVER

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 My old dorm. Memories! 

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Campus Bus Depot 

 

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A library but also social hour. LOL!

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 Track and Field. My sport. 

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Where I took most of my classes.

 

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Nothing like tailgate food. Yum!

 

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 New Student Village.

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 No words needed.  If you don’t know. You don’t know. 🙂

 

Toodles!