Tuesday, May 31, 2011

3rd Annual LaTex Crawfish Boil in Brooklyn

What more could a Girl Raised In The South (G.R.I.T.S) ask for in NYC?

Who: Southern transplants living in NYC and folks who are ready to kick-off summer right! Presented by the guys who have brought you the Biscuits & Grits Party series, Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation (LDRF), DJ Square Biz 
What: Annual LaTex (Louisiana-Texas) Crawfish boil includes BK chillin', crawfish eating, southern living, dirty south dancing and a live performance by Houston's own Young Script. There will be over 300 lbs of crawfish on deck, hand grenades (that's a drink, ladies), and pure fun. Well the purity of this party probably depends on how many hand grenades you have. Keep it classy ladies!
When: This Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 2:00-7:00 pm
Why: You love southern folks, wish you were from the south, and/or love crawfish. If none of these apply rest assured that it will be a good time if nothing else and  proceeds in part go directly to benefit the LDRF. Set your summer out eating and giving back!
Where: BK Studio Lofts, 525 Waverly Ave (Between Fulton and Atlantic) Brooklyn, NY
How: Admission is $10 RSVP here and don't forget to LIKE the LaTex Facebook page
But: It will be hot and eating crawfish can get dirty! I suggest wearing you best casual street chic ensemble.

An Evening with DJ Questlove & Red Rooster Harlem

Photo: Naoharu on Flickr
Who: Grammy Award-Winning DJ Questlove of The Roots at Red Rooster Harlem.
What: Fab evening of music, vibing, and sipping Marcus Samuelsson's signature cocktails at the most popular new restuarant in NYC
When: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Questlove set kicks off at 10 pm
Why: Can you say, "DOPE?!" You'd be foolish to miss an opportunity to be seen at the best new spot in NYC, jam with one of the best musicians of our time, and experience the vibrance of Harlem nightlife. A portion of proceeds will benefit a local charity. Plus you may even get to meet the restuarant connoisseur himself, Marcus Samuelsson. #HarlemLife
Where: Red Rooster Harlem 310 Lenox Ave (btwn. 125th & 126th Streets) New York, NY 10027
How: Purchase tickets here http://redroosterharlem.eventbrite.com/
But: If you are a wise socialite you know you should buy this ticket ASAP. Red Rooster is very popular these days and the fact that Questlove will be there......don't say I didn't warn you.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Get it While It's Hot: Style Fixx Event Groupon Discount

Who: Style Fixx Shopping Party & Groupon
What: Shopping Event with over 45 fashionable, fabulous vendors including Project Runway's Kara Janx and Zack Lo Shoes, complimentary cocktails, spa treatments, and the "swag bag" full of goodies.
When: Thursday, May 26, 2011 5pm-10pm
Why: S-H-O-P-P-I-N-G!!!!
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th St. NY, NY 10011
How: Buy the Groupon, grab a gal pal, go! Only $15 today only. Regularly $30
But: You must be at least 21. Don't forget your ID! $15 price is only good for today and only for the Thursday date.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Free Yoga for The Fit Socialite

Who: The fab folks of Harlem Yoga Studio
What: Free Outdoor Yoga, ladies
When: Saturdays from 9am-10am beginning week of May 21, 2011 to August 27, 2011
Why: It's free, summer is just around the corner, you love sun salutations, and your downward dog could use some work, missy
Where: Central Park at the Harlem Meer at 5th Avenue & 110th Street
How: Show up with your yoga mat and water
But: Weather conditions will have to permit this fabulous opportunity. Follow Harlem Yoga Studio on Twitter for updates. See you there!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Le Femme Suite Anniversary Extravaganza

Who: La Femme Suite formerly known as Twirl Studios
What: A sexy-fied Girls Night Out celebrating the one year anny of La Femme Suite, a dance, fitness, and empowerment space exclusively for women
When: Thursday, May 12, 2011 7pm-12am
Why: As if you need an excuse other than the fact that it's Thursday night to go out with your girlfriends and celebrate being fab all in the comfort of a super luxe fitness and pole dance studio. Just do it! Food tasting, giveaways, and surprises are in store for you. You may even get a chance to show off your hidden talents on the poles if you're lucky and libatious ;-)!
Where: 2364 7th Ave Ste. 1 (between 138th &139th Sts.) NY, NY 10030
How: Get your tickets for $20 ASAP at http://lefsuite-eorg.eventbrite.com/
But: Space and opportunity is surely limited so act fast! Oh, and this event is Ladies Only! So your gay guy friend will not be able to attend no matter how fierce he is.

Children of Promise After-Work Fundraising Mixer

Who: Children of Promise Brooklyn based organization striving to empower youth of incarcerated parents
What: After work mix & mingle fundraiser benefiting youth. Music by DJ Commish, drinks, networking and most importantly GIVING!
When: Thursday, May 12, 2011 6pm-11pm
Why: To raise funds to support and mentor children of incarcerated parents
Where: Greenhouse 150 Varick NY, NY 10013
How: Give $20 and attend! http://childrenofpromise.eventbrite.com/
But: You can make a donation of any amount if you cannot attend

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cocktails With Belle 5/9/2011

Demetria Lucas or better known as a Belle in Brooklyn is known for her relationship column in Essence magazine, her socially eclectic blog, her lovely style, and lately her new book. Join her and other belles for an evening of cocktails, great conversations, networking, and pure fabulousity. I attended the event last year and made a couple new girlfriends. Be sure to dress in your loveliest cocktail chic outfit and your friendliest smile. RSVP ASAP before the list closes. Be mindful that your name must be on the guest list and that you dress your most impressive. See you there!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My 11th Hour Cinco de Mayo Celebration

The busyness of the day kept me from celebrating Cinco de Mayo in true socialite form but the least I could do was celebrate with my favorite easy breezy guacamole recipe and a grapefruit (didn't have anymore limes) margarita! Just in case you're wondering...

The guacamole calls for...
1-3 avocados (it was just me tonight so 1),
2 tablespoons of Trader Joe's Fresh Salsa Mild (this stuff is great because it already has the perfect blend of tomatoes, onions, and cilantro all you need to do is add the avos and seasonings)
1/2 lime per avocado
teaspoon of salt
teaspoon of pepper (I prefer freshly ground)
teaspoon of garlic powder
AND voila! Warm some flour tortillas or pair with tortilla chips and dip away.

The margaritas..well I'm already done with the batch I made so I don't think that I can recall exactly how I made them at this point in the evening.
Perhaps it was a few shots of Tequila (2-3)
1/4 cup of Triple Sec
 1/4 Cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
 1-2 ounces of simple syrup.
Shake altogether in a cocktail shaker over ice and pour into a nice chilled, sugar-rimmed glass! Perhaps start all over, add, or reduce whichever ingredient to your desired level of perfection and life is good!

Happy Cinco de Mayo, ladies!

Self Magazine Workout in the Park! Sweet!!

I love Self Magazine! Always have and always will! It's one of the few magazines that is relevant enough to read from cover to cover these days. What's even more lovable is the fact that they are coming to my city (NYC), Chicago, and previously in San Francisco to host workouts in the park!!!

If you are like me you have workout-ADD and love to make your workouts a group effort! This is event is right up our alley! For detailed information about the Self Workout in the Park in Chicago click here. The scoop on the NYC edition is below.

Who: Self Magazine Workout in the Park NYC
What: Fitness fab! Cardio classes, yoga, Pilates, empowerment, socializing, your favorite nutrition and fitness brands & more all in the comfort of Central Park
When: Saturday, May 7, 2011 11:00-3:00 (Registration starts at 9:00 am though!)
Why: Because working out in nature is fun and the appropriate socialite thing to do. There will be free goodies. Summer is just over a month away. AND, you may need to recharge your motivation for that long lost weight loss New Year's resolution. It's not too late! Lastly, 50% of ticket sale proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen and CancerandCareers.org! You will definitely be a woman on more than one mission by attending this event!
Where: Central Park Rumsey Playfield (Nearest entrance at 72nd & 5th Ave)
How: Purchase tickets here for a whole $21.02 (http://www.selfworkoutinthepark.com/tickets.asp)
But: You should get there early to register for the classes. Quiet Zone and Reebok Toning Zone Classes have very limited space and will be filled on first come, first serve basis. No tickets will be sold at registration. No bags larger than a backpack will not be permitted into the event.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Upcoming Events for Natural Hair Socialites

Come out and rock your God given natural coils, curls, blowouts, fros, and twists! I'll sure be there in some elegant natural updo or another hair concoction. The natural hair community is booming with fabulous events, a supportive community of women, and girls who just love to have fun! You are sure to socialize and mingle in good company at either of these events.

Who : ChicandKinky.com Presents Natural's Night Out
What: Natural hair divas take on this NYC event to learn the latest in haircare, shop the best products, and showcase their fabulous hair.
When: Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 4:00-10:00 PM
Why: Because you're fly, love your natural hair, love to to talk about it, and love to shop for products.15% of the event proceeds will benefit the National Alopecia Foundation. Also a great opportunity for business networking. Let's face it; you spend enough time on natural hair blogs and YouTube channels, might as well bring the party to life.
Where: Open House Gallery 201 Mulberry Street New York, NY 10012

How: Purchase Tickets here! (http://chicandkinkyexpo.eventbrite.com/).For $30 you get access to the event; $50 for VIP access

Who & What: I Love My Fro Presents "Respect the Kink"Meetup
When: Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:00-10:00
Why: Duh, you socialize and love to all things natural hair :-) Also,if you're a business lady get your goods together to showcase at the event. The hostess is seeking stylists, vendors, models and performers.
Where: The Audobon Ballroom 3940 Broadway New York, NY 10032
How: Purchase Tickets here for just $22(https://ilovemyfro.com/Respect_The_Kink_Meetup.html)
But: No children under 16 are allowed just in case you were wondering