New Orleans / About NOLA

New Orleans / About NOLA

I’ve just returned from my first summer vacation of 2018. Being a brand ambassador for ShoeDazzle and JustFab brought me and my sole sistas to New Orleans for our annual summit. What an adventure it was! It is always such a huge treat to meet up with friends that you spend virtual time with daily but see in person only once annually. It is so amazing to hug each and everyone of them and spend real time together.

Kelli Saulny of Style and Taste @thestyleandtaste / Cymande Ford of Ugly Betty Boy Crush @uglybettyboycrush and @plusisaplus / Samjah Iman of Style and Energy @samjahiman

At the summit we had 3 inspirational speakers and got some inside peeks into what is up and coming for sale on the websites. This year we got to hear and learn from spectacular women whose stories empower us! You should check them all out!

Kelli Saulny of Style and Taste @thestyleandtaste / Cymande Ford of Ugly Betty Boy Crush @uglybettyboycrush and @plusisaplus / Samjah Iman of Style and Energy @samjahiman

New Orleans

Aside from all of that fabulousness we get to explore a new city! I stayed at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Although it claims to be one of the most haunted hotels in the world, I did not see a ghost. I will admit though that after the hotel’s complimentary ghost tour, I was scared to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night! The location of the hotel was great, being right at the beginning or end of the chaos. It was clean and elegant with a ton of charm. And like a child, I loved the pool!

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During this trip I gathered a few tips about New Orleans that you may already know. 1) the FOOD is amazing and there is no shortage of new things to try 2) everyone is drunk on Bourbon Street, all of the time 3) there is SO MUCH more to see than just Bourbon Street! 4) Frenchman Street is the place to be and I wish I knew that sooner 5) the Garden District and Magazine Street is gorgeous 6) I was able to eat breaded and fried fish in many restaurants because they are breaded with corn flour!! Gluten free friendly town yahoo! 7) the swamp we air boated on was totally awesome! So lush and full of nature, I loved it there!


Look! There’s okra in my Bloody Mary! I had no idea I liked pickled okra but I do love it now!

I had never heard of shrimp and grits before in my life. OMG it was so delicious.

I was born and bred on an island eating a lot of seafood. But the food at Superior Sea Food really was just that LOL! Some of the best I’ve ever had. Just look at those scallops – they were luscious. I have to admit the oysters were a little bit too large for my taste and the waiter said a lot of people tend to say that. But the grilled ones were amazing.

Pat O’Briens

For a girl with as many food restrictions as myself to find seafood cooked with corn flour and no wheat nor gluten was one of the most amazing things ever LOL. Thank you so much Pat O’Briens for this feast of catfish and oysters.

Marigny Brassiere

Even though I could not eat the seafood there my husband said it was scrumptious. I thoroughly enjoyed the red beans and rice that night!

I could go on forever but rather I will end the food section with this collage! But I must also mention Cafe Dumonde even if I couldn’t eat the beignets 😒 the chicory coffee was delish!

Frenchman Street

I loved it here. So much bluesy jazz and art!

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The Swamp

I will finish off with some photos of my solesistas! The whole reason for my trip! Thank you to my husband for always sharing these adventures with me with a big smile on his face!

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One Last Thing…

We lost Anthony Bourdain while we were in New Orleans. May he RIP 🙁

I’m crying. I didn’t even realize how much He was a hero to me. He gave me hope. He was The face of recovery. This is Devastating news. May he find Peace ✌. Man, I think a lot of us felt we knew him. You never know, do ya 😢😢😢 Hug your loved ones a little tighter today. ❤💕❤

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PetTastic Dog Collar For Nymeria!

PetTastic Dog Collar For Nymeria!

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Nymeria Avidor just got a beautiful new dog collar from PetTastic to try! Doesn’t it look great on her! I love the vibrant colors on this dog collar and the high quality of the clasp and fabric. PetTastic has a huge variety of styles and colors for your pet. Their website is awesome, easy to navigate and has a large selection. PetTastic ships quick too! Nymeria gets so excited when a package comes in the mail, seriously, she always thinks it is for her and sometimes it is.


It has a special place to put her dog tag which is fantastic! I like that it is separate from the leash D ring, this way the tag will stay put! We are loving it!

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They also has a FREE VIPet CLUB that you can sign up for. I love that they help me make Nymeria have so much style, just like her mama! 😉  xoxoox

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Activated Charcoal Face Mud Mask by iBeautyLabs – A Review

I tried @ibeautylabs Organic Activated Charcoal Face Mud Mask and I really liked it.

It claims to be for #AcneTreatment, #Blackhead Remover #Blemishes, #Anti-Aging, and #Wrinkles. The latter two are what interested me being #over50 #beautybloggers! It promises Healthier & Younger looking Skin.

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Yesterday my skin was feeling irritated and sensitive so I decided to treat it to a mask. I really liked how it felt, it was very soothing. I love that it washed off really easily without leaving any residue. It left my skin feeling great, so much better than before. Now I have a nice glow after using it and applying makeup! It is For All Skin Types. Buy it here on @amazon  #rockinrobin


10 Instagrammers Who Has A Passion For Casual Wear!



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I am so excited and grateful and honored and did I say excited to be featured among all of these lovies! Thanks so much to @lookvine for the shoutout!

And yes, it is true, what I love about fashion is…

7. The fact that it is never stagnant and keeps evolving and morphing into all sorts of things! It never gets boring if you know where to find inspiration!

Feel free to quote me!


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Charcoal Face and Body Scrub from iBeautyLabs!

I have been wanting to try a charcoal product and am so happy I found this one. It is all natural and chemical free which is a huge bonus! The aroma is delicious! It leaves your skin feeling great and does not leave a greasy feeling. It was gentle enough to use on my face and I love using it on my body too. It rinses off of body and shower completely, does not leave it slippery, another bonus LOL! It was shipped securely and promptly. Recommend! Buy it here!
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AGE REVERSE With Exuviance!

As promised here is my review of Exuviance’s newest product, AGE REVERSE HydraFirm! This cream is heavenly in every way! exuviance, age reverse, anti aging, Age Reverse HydraFirm really is has a luxurious, spa – like quality to it. I love the way it is dispensed, in a chunky pump bottle. I have found that just one pump is enough for my face and neck. It is a rich, thick cream without the heavy feeling. It sinks right in immediately and leaves your skin feeling so replenished and smooth.
I love the healthy glow it produces on my skin too! I am really seeing a difference in the texture of my skin and in the way it feels. In the NorthEast, this winter has been brutal. I was concerned that my skin was becoming dry and red and I really needed a product that addressed these issues. After just one week of applying Age Reverse HydraFirm the skin on my face and neck feels relieved and less stressed for sure. As a result of using it, my fine lines seem even more fine! And my deeper worry line between my eyes appears not to look as “worried”!
A side benefit I have noticed is that the skin on my hands even feels less dry from the residual amount of lotion left on them after I apply to it to my face and neck. Bonus for sure! I can’t say enough how good it feels going on and sinking into my face and neck skin. Furthermore, I find that even the turquoise color is relaxing! In conclusion, I love it!!!
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About the Product From the Brand…
This multitasking moisturizer helps hydrate skin while targeting all visible signs of aging. Exuviance AGE REVERSE HydraFirm is a winter skincare essential, especially if you want to get glowing skin…
Hyaluronic Acid and Prodew help actively restore moisture, while a triple firming complex of NeoGlucosamine, Bionic, and Peptides helps target collagen. Potent antioxidants help prevent damage from daily environmental stressors to provide firming and strengthening benefits.Recommended for: Those looking to hydrate and firm aging skin
Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Neoglucosamine, Maltobionic Acid, Prodew®, Peptides
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