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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 Travel: Blackberry Farm

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Editor’s Note: Let me preface this post by saying this – Blackberry Farm comes with a lot of hype. It is routinely heralded with top travel awards and earns the kind of praise (year after year!) reserved only for 5+ star establishments. I consider myself pretty well-traveled and I’ve gotten to stay in some dynamite […]

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Rosemary Beach “Girls Getaway”: …And the Winner IS

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Congrats to Allyson Harris of Nashville, TN! Allyson shared a wonderful story about how her girlfriends from all areas of her life (and in various parts of the country) helped her walk through a difficult time with endless support, love, laughter, & grace. But womanistas, I got SO MANY incredible entries it was SERIOUSLY almost […]

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Womanista Travel: Girls Weekend in Rosemary Beach, FL (& a GIVEAWAY!)

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There are few things I love more in this world than the incredible sandy beaches of 30A & my fabulous girlfriends. The good news is, NEXT WEEKEND (Jan 30-Feb 2) you can enjoy both with the Rosemary Beach 9th annual “Girls Getaway”! There are so many fun events, including a kickoff party with delish cocktails […]

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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 Wish List: 3 AWESOME THINGS!

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Happy Tuesday, womanistas! It has been a pretty crazy week in my house (and I’m sure many of you feel the same way! It’s that time of year, I guess…) so I’ll keep this short & sweet. Here are 3, totally awesome things that I’m loving right now! Hope you like. And I hope you […]

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Womanista Travel: Le Sirenuse & Positano, Italy

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Womanista has been on a bit of a summer vacation (I’ve tried my best to enjoy the first summer in a LOOOONG time that my husband hasn’t been touring! Well, it’s the first summer he hasn’t been touring since I’ve known him, so there’s that…) so I packed up the computer and lived life a […]

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Womanista Travel: Snapshots from Rome

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Y’all. Rome. Italy in general. It is magical and breathtaking and yummy and perfect! If you ever have a chance to visit, you MUST. My husband and I embarked upon our Italian adventure about a week ago, with our first stop in Rome. Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from the eternal city! […]

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Womanista Travel: Beach Essentials

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I just returned from a sunny getaway along the pristine beaches of the Florida gulf coast and it was absolute bliss! The warm ocean breezes, sunshine, and cold, frosty beverages made for a perfect, relaxing break for my husband and I. After a few days of hitting the beach, I pretty much mastered the art […]

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Womanista Wish List: This Week I’m Loving (Glam Edition!)

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It’s the first week of April & I can already feel the buzz of spring! It’s still a little chilly in Nashville, but the tulips in my yard are blooming and I’m heading out to the sunny west coast this week for some warm weather (and the ACM Awards!) Here are a few things I’m […]

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Womanista Wish List: This Week I’m Loving (Spring Break Edition!)

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It’s spring break, y’all! Even though I haven’t had an actual “spring break” since college, there is still something that always feels wistful and fun during this time of year! (And for those of you who are taking a FUN spring break trip this year, enjoy and be safe!) Here are a few things I’m […]

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Womanista Travel: Aspen, Colorado

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I recently visited Aspen, CO for my birthday – and I am officially obsessed!! Aspen has the reputation of being a chic and stylish ski town visited by the glitterati…but that is only half the story. It’s also cozy and friendly and absolutely fabulous! I loved it and can’t wait to return. Here are a […]

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What I’m Loving This Week (Birthday Edition!)

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A Wintry Escape: womanistas, it’s officially my birthday week!! I turn THIRTY (30!!) a week from today and my husband and I will be celebrating on a snowy mountain. I can’t wait to click into my skis and sail down the slopes (but let’s be honest, I’m WAY more excited for a little apres ski […]

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Womanista Beauty: Beach Beauty Essentials

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If any of you womanistas are like me, you are already tired of the cold, wintery weather (and I know some of you had some serious snow over Christmas!) I am getting ready to say “sayonara” to these winter temps and bask in the glow of a sunny beach to welcome in the New Year. […]

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Womanista Food+ Drink: Election Day Cocktails

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My dear womanistas, it is a MAJOR day for us. It’s election day! Today is a day that will not only change the course of history and our lives for the next four years, but it is also a day that American women should embrace for all those who fought so hard to give us […]

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Womanista Travel: Cocktails in Sydney

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Hello my womanistas! I have just returned from the magical country of Australia (and sigh, I’m still feeling the brutal jet lag…but it was well worth it!) My last stop in Oz was in Sydney – which is gorgeous, and beachy, and cosmopolitan at the same time. Kinda like a cool mix of San Francisco […]

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Womanista Wish List: This Week I’m Loving (Aussie Edition!)

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I cannot wait to spend some time in Australia. The easy, relaxed beach atmosphere of Sydney, the cosmopolitan shopping & dining in Melbourne, and the gorgeous coastline of Brisbane are calling my name! Here are a few of my favorite Aussie originals that I’m excited to check out: Dion Lee: 26-year-old Australian designer Dion Lee […]

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Womanista Travel: Packing for Hawaii, San Francisco, Australia, Napa

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Tomorrow I leave Nashville for the last portion of my husband’s 2012 world tour. We’re heading to San Francisco, Hawaii, Australia, and ending up in Napa Valley. Otherwise known as, the best trip ever!! There is one little interesting detail about this trip: We are literally traveling through every single season and packing is tricky! […]

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Womanista Wish List: What I’m Loving This Week

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I feel like in the week post-labor day, people have a new found energy. This time of year always feels like a new beginning, with the laziness of summer beginning to fade away and people’s sights getting set on the new season with a fresh perspective. I’m thrilled to spend this week in New York […]

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Womanista Travel: Heading to New York City

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Hello lovely womanistas! I’m heading to the fashion capitol of the world, New York City, today. I’m going to attend my first ever blog conference and I’m SUPER excited about it! In addition to meeting fellow bloggers (I feel like it’s my first day at a new school! EEKs!) I can’t wait to check out […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: Yountville, CA

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One of my favorite little towns in the entire USA, if not the world, is Yountville, CA. Yes, it is right smack in the middle of Napa Valley wine country (which clearly leads the charge as to why I love it) but is also home to the most michelin stars per capita – more than […]

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