Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Today's Hot Picks from Amazon - 5/31/11

Monday, May 30, 2011

Favorite Memorial Day 2011 Promotion

Memorial Day weekend is one of the biggest holidays for online marketers.  Retailers spend months planning special promotions, emails discounts and giveways for this big event, so it's always good to check your inbox and junk mail to see what goodies are offered on this day.  Today, I came across a very appealing promotion from Neiman Marcus - Save up to 40% on regular price items.  Be sure to visit their website and check this out tonight while you still have time.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Amazon Flair - Accessories on Sale

Today feature includes hot new fashion accessories that you can find our Amazon.com.  Check out today's selection of fun fashion handbags for Springs. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta

It's memorial day weekend and time for a break. After living in Atlanta for 11 years, this is my first memorial day weekend here in my city. In prior years, my favorite holiday weekend spots were Miami (of course), Los Angeles or visiting my family in Louisiana. This year, I'm going to try something a little different and spend time with my friends here in HotLanta.

There's actually alot going on in Atlanta this weekend, from the Jazz festival at Piedmont park to the all white party at Lucky Lounge. I'm definitely looking forward to enjoying my weekend here in my city.

Here's what's on the agenda:


Atlanta Jazz Festival

Piedmont Park will be hosting The Atlanta Jazz Festival this weekend, with music from violinist Regina Carter, the Warren Wolf Quintet, the Gerald Clayton Trio and Ninety Miles, featuring Stefon Harris, David Sanchez and Christian Scott. This free festival will have musicians on two stages, with headliners on the main stage and bossa nova, Latin, and other global jazz on the International Stage. Music start promptly at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, and continues with a ticketed performance Monday, May 30, at Center Stage Theatre by New Orleans star Trombone.

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain’s laser show has been updated with digital projection and 3-D effects and the new show debuts Saturday, May 28. This weekend the show is accompanied by a special fireworks display offering a tribute to the Armed Forces and there are discounted admissions for military personnel. Vehicle entry: $10 for a one-day permit or $35 for annual permit. http://www.stonemountainpark.com/

Georgia Renaissance Festival

April 16 - June 5, 2011 - 6655 Virlyn B Smith Rd - near the Atlanta Airport

Enter through the `castle gates'... and spend the entire day in merry old England. Shop the 15-acre Artists Marketplace featuring thousands of Handcrafted Wares. You'll be thrilled and amazed as jugglers, minstrels, acrobats, and jousting knights fill 12 Stages with fun entertainment.

With Atlanta's mild Spring Days... it's the perfect time to spend an entire weekend filled with merrymaking, feasting and shopping. Georgia Renaissance Festival hours are: 10:30 AM - 6 PM Saturdays & Sundays, including Memorial Day.

Coveniently located to all of Atlanta... the Georgia Renaissance Festival is only 8 miles to the south of Hartsfield Airport on I-85 ... take Exit-61.

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week
May 28 - June 5, 2011 - Several Restaurants throughout Downtown Atlanta

Now in its fourth year, Restaurant Week showcases many of downtown Atlanta's finest restaurants ... with each offering special dining promotions of Three-Course Dinners for $25.00 per person ( not including tip & tax ). Atlanta Restaurant Week models similar events held in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC.

In addition to enjoying scrumptious cuisine.. Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week also offers you the chance to enjoy Art, live Music, and a wide assortment of other Festive Activities.

Source Atlanta-Downtown.com and AccessAtlanta


Friday at Echelon; Miguel Performing Live. Text e3k to 90210 for Free Admission

Saturday 5/26 -The All White Party at Luckie Lounge. Free B4 12AM. Must wear all White. Text 90210 for VIP

Saturday 5/26 - Plush Blue at Eros Tapas Lounge 2160 Monroe Drive.

Sunday - Bacardi Block party at Loca Luna at 550C Amsterdam Avenue Atlanta, GA 30306. Tickets are $10. memorialblockparty.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Best Ways to Wear White for Spring

Spring is a great time to try new things, whether it’s adding bright new bold colors to your wardrobe, or simple adding in some white accessories to brighten up your look. This spring, integrate a hot new white handbag to give you that ultimate spring look.

Black and White Chanel Bag

Finish off the look with gold accessories and a pair of bold pumps

White Roll Sleeve Burnout Tee - $30 at Topshop.com
Indigo Skinny Jeans – $41 at Misselfridge.com
Satchel – $53.95 at Handbagheaven.com
Miss Me Platform Pump - $31 at Endless.com
Gold Flower Necklace – $36 at Maxandchloe.com
Heart Bracelet – $17.93 at Asos.com
Oversized Sunglasses - $14.95 at Sunglasswarehouse.com
Paul and Joe Nail Polish - $17.93 at Asos.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2011 Billboard Awards - Red Hot Carpet Fashions!

What was there not to love about this year's Billboard Awards?  The 2011 Billboard Awards show was by far my favorite awards show this year.   From hot fashions to captivating performances, it was definitely a night to remember.

 Rhianna in Max Azria white suit

Kelly Roland, Beyonce and Michelle

Kerry Hilson in a yellow Rachel Roy dress with bell sleeves and green belt

Kylie Minogue in Alexander McQueen

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Perfect Purple Pieces for Spring 2011

Everyone knows that purple represents “royalty.” Historically, purple was known as the color worn exclusively by members of the royal families and leaders of powerful empires. So with my new fascination for purple accessories, I've branched out into looking for some powerful new pieces to add to my spring wardrobe.

Kerry Washington in Gucci

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Plumber Bracelet

Louis Vuitton Sun Bleached Monogrammed Purple Denim Belt
Louis Vuitton

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Hot" Lanta

92 degrees and humid in Atlanta, definitely living up to the HotLanta name, but of course its a nice sunny day so I have to make the most of it.  I will make a mad dash to my closet, pick out my favorite spring hat and sunglasses and hit the streets.  Happy Saturday!

Christian Dior Signature Sunlasses

Thursday, May 19, 2011

6 a.m. Fashion Tips

It's amazing that so little of my time is spent picking out the perfect top, nicely pressed skirt or even the perfect business casual dress as I get ready for work every morning. Waking up at 6 a.m. is just not my cup of tea, or in my case, coffee.  Sometimes I don't realize how uncoordinated I am until I see my reflection in the elevator mirrors in the office building. That's when I realize it's time to make a detour to the ladies room.  If you notice me walking into the office with my designer handbag and oversized black brief case, don't be fooled.  You may think, wow, that's girl really looks like she's got alot going on with that brief case; she must be really important.  But little do you know, my brief case is not filled with the typical reports, paperworks or contracts most executives carry around.  My brief case includes an extra pair of shoes, at least 3 sets of bangles, 2 pairs of earrings and my prada shades. I'm always prepared!   Not everyone has the motivation to put together the perfect look at 6 a.m. however, it is important to be prepared and always have a backup plan.  You should alway may sure you carrry extra accessories in your work bag to spice things up at the office.

This spring, I'm going to try something a little different at the office.  Instead of my usual butterfly earring and bracelets, I'll try some other new insect-insired jewels. What do you think?

Platinum and gold bee brooch with diamonds and enamel - Tiffany & Co.

Metal insect cuff - Lanvin

Plexiglas necklace with crystal butterfly - Lanvin


Blackberry gold ring with black and blue diamonds - Le Vian

 Night out on the town! Bug Out!

Leather, resin, and silk hand-painted wedge - Alexander McQueen

Satin clutch with beading and crystal buckle - Roger Vivier

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hot Celebrity Nail Trends - Perfect for Spring

Looking to try something new this spring? Check out the latest in nail polish trends from hot hollywood celebrities.  Brighten up any wardrode with trendy spring nail colors.  Pair it up with a hot oversized jewel ring and you have the perfect spring combo.  Add on dazzling cuff or bangle bracelet for a little extra sparkle.

What's going on in Atlanta

Here's what's hot in Atlanta May 20-22nd weekend:

Friday - RaSushi - start the weekend off with happy hour at RaSushi where appetizers are half off. Visit rasushi.com

Friday - TAP - if you haven't tried "TAP" you're missing out on a treat. Visit their Midtown Atlanta location across from colony square on Peachtree Road and 12 street. It's a great place to get drinks after work. Try one of their specialty drinks. My favorite is the "dragon berry" with crushed berries.

Friday - Echelon 3000 - For the 30 plus crowd, check out club Echelon 3000 on FRIDAY where GINUWINE will be performing live. For free access before 9pm, text "e3k" to 90210.
Address: 1170 S. Hairston Road, Stone Mountain, GA

Friday - Twist at Phipps Plaza (Buckhead)- As alway, Friday night at Twist is always the place to be, but you better get there early, I mean really early. Twist specializes in sushi, seafood and tapas.

Saturday - Murphy's in Virginia Highlands - Murphy's is a great lunch spot on Saturdays and Sundays.  They service great southern style food.  Try the shimp and grits or the fried green tomato sandwich.

Saturday/Sunday - Noche - across the street from Murphy's is Noche.  Great spot for drinks and tapas.On Sundays you can find $1 Dos Equis.  You can also find $2 Tecate, $5 Margaritas, $5 Sangria, and $15 Red Bull & Liquor pitchers all week!

Bring on the Bold Accessories

Spring is all about adding bright, bold colors to your wardrobe, so if you're still wearing that gray scarf with the matching knit hat, it's time to lock it up and throw away the key. Amp up your wardrobe and accessories this spring with some great new colors to make you feel good about be out and free of the winter layers. Try pairing up your favorite spring dress with a pair of heavy gold jewels and jewel-tone colors to create the ultimate spring look.

Fashion Week in Miami - July 2011

There's still time ladies!  This July, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim will showcase the latest international designers from Australia, Brazil, Columbia, and  United States.  This event will take place July 14th-18th at the extrodinary Raleigh hotel so you still have time to schedule a fun trip to Miami and hang out with the latest designers, models, athletes and international stars.  Press registration is still open until June 24 to avoid any late fees.

Registration timeline:
June 24, 2011 (NOON): Deadline for early registration and inclusion in the Press List

June 24, 2011 (12:01 PM): Late registration opens ($90 fee per individual )

July 6, 2011: Deadline for inclusion in the Addendum Press and Industry List

July 11, 2011 (NOON): Registration closes online