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Womanista Entertaining: A Holiday Party

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I don’t know about y’all, but I LOVE TO ENTERTAIN. And I love a holiday party, so much. I recently invited my friends April & Kelly from Velvet’s Edge & Hayley from The Vogue Trip over to host a fun holiday soireé where we planned out every detail from the tablescape, to the cocktails, to […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for the Guy who has Everything

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I don’t know about y’all, but the men in my life (especially my husband) are IMPOSSIBLE to shop for. I mean, really. I actually start jotting down Christmas gift ideas for my husband about 6 months before the holiday just so I’m not completely clueless during the shopping season. So if y’all are anything like me, […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for the Girl who loves GLITZ

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Y’all, can you BELIEVE it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping already?? (I know. I didn’t believe it either. And then I looked at the calendar and saw that we have 40 days. FORTY DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! And Santa has been set up at the mall for about 2 weeks already, so…) Not to […]

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Martina McBride’s “Around The Table”

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I’ve am lucky enough to not only call Martina McBride a friend, but also to have attended a few of her incredible soireés…and they are seriously FAB. Her parties are some of the best – she attends to every detail, the creative cocktails and good wine are flowing, the room is flickering with sparkling candlelight, and one thing […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: Expert Wine Picks (All under $30!)

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“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” – Ernest Hemingway Ah, wine. One of my faves. […]

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Ready for Takeoff…

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Lord have mercy, I am thankful today. Lady A’s fifth studio album, 747, is out today…And y’all, it is so dang good. One thing that (to me) is the mark of great music is the way that it moves you. The way that it creates a memory and timestamps a moment. I am so thankful […]

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Top 5 reasons why Music City Food + Wine should be on your calendar this weekend

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Dear Nashville: This weekend the Music City Food + Wine festival is descending upon Dowtown and you should really go if you have a chance. Last year was the inaugural year of the festival and it was SO cool & fun! You have the opportunity to taste some of the best dishes from globally-acclaimed Chefs (as […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: The Best Burger EVER!

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Happy September, womanistas! Now that football season is in full swing (HOORAY!) that means it’s also tailgate season. woop! Here is a burger recipe that is an absolute game-changer. It’s simple and un-fussy and so.darn.juicy! Cheers to a fun month full of friends, family, football…and a delish burger! The Ultimate Tailgate Burger (adapted from Weber’s […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: Watermelon & Cucumber Martini

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Ah, August. You are so.darn.sweltering. Which is why (just in time for the weekend!) I’m serving up a cool & refreshing cocktail recipe for you lovely womanistas. Check out the delish watermelon + cucumber martini below, and enjoy your weekend! xo Ingredients (makes 2 martinis): (4) one-inch cubes of watermelon – 2 for each cocktail […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: A last-minute cocktail party & a coconut margarita

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One of my favorite things about late summer is getting together for impromptu cocktails at home with friends. When the weather is thick & hot and people are crazy with back-to-school activities, no one really wants to plan…Which is why impromtu gatherings are both easy AND fun during this time of year. I typically keep a […]

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Womanista Entertaining: A Summer Table

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I  L-O-V-E to entertain. Sharing a meal & a great glass of wine with friends in the comfort of your own home is absolute heaven to me. And I always skew on the side of a little bit fancy (you can never go wrong with a splash of glam!) – so last week my husband […]

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This Week I’m Loving: July 4th Edition!

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One of my favorite holidays of the year, July 4th, is in just a few short days!! I mostly love the 4th because we all get to live in the Land of the Free & the Home of the Brave…but I also love hamburgers & lakes & fireworks (you know, typical celebratory 4th of July […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: Blueberry & Mint Tequila Spritz

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Tequila is hands down my favorite spirit during the summer months – it’s an easy sipper when mixed with ripe, fresh ingredients AND it’s the only alcohol that is a stimulant rather than a depressant (hello, fun & happy!) Last night I whipped up this refreshing summer cocktail with a great, boutique tequila I picked […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Father’s Day

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Guys. They can be so hard to shop for! And Father’s Day is really the one day of the year that is just for them. They can lay around, watch golf, and request beer & snack refills without a hint of hesitation (at least, that’s how my dad liked to spend Father’s day!) This will […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: Meyer Lemon + Gin Cocktail

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When the weather warms up I start to crave a cocktail with crisp, fresh ingredients – something that “wakes up” your palate from the heavy richness of the winter season (let’s be honest though, I drink cabernet sauvignon year round!) In my search for something fresh to sip, I concocted this cocktail with ingredients that […]

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Womanista Wish List: This week I’m loving (Happy Spring Edition!)

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It is amazing what a little warmth & sunshine can do for my mood – I don’t know about you, womanistas, but Spring makes me H-A-P-P-Y! In honor of this season of growth, new beginnings, & lots of happy moments soaking up the sun, here are a few things I’m loving! 1. This video. I […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for your Guy

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I don’t know about you, womanistas, but the guys on my Christmas list are usually left until the end of my shopping adventures because, well, guys can be tricky to find gifts for. So this year I didn’t waste any time and went straight to the experts for ideas—Bobby Rossi and Josh Keller, co-founders of […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Foodie Gifts

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Y’all, can you BELIEVE it’s just a month before Christmas?! A MONTH! And the even crazier part is, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet!  I typically don’t like to start celebrating the Christmas season until I’ve come out of the tryptophan-induced coma of Thanksgiving day, but this year due to the weird-ish calendar, I’m starting my […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: A “Music City Eats” Cocktail

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If you haven’t noticed, I really like a delicious cocktail. And delicious food. Which is why I am SO EXCITED for the first annual Music City Eats Festival to descend upon Nashville this weekend! Some of my favorite nashville chefs (like Sarah Gavigan from Otaku South - her ramen is oh.em.gee.) as well as some seriously fabulous […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: Labor Day BBQ Ribs

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Hey lovely womanistas! I hope y’all are enjoying a FABULOUS day off – and if you are working (thank you, Whole Foods employees!) I appreciate you and will toast you with a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc later! If you are like me and woke up without a plan, but wanting to BBQ (see: thank […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: A Summer Cocktail

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I have been doing some pretty tireless research lately…trying out cocktail recipes for the perfect “womanista” signature cocktail for summer. It has been really tough, let me tell you, haha! After creating numerous summer sippers with countless fresh ingredients, I finally mixed the best one yet and immediately knew it was the one I wanted […]

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