memphis events

AFLD Presents Brunch & Sew Holiday Edition

AFLD Presents Brunch & Sew Holiday Edition

Join Andrea Fenise and the AFLD as she hosts the holiday edition of her wildly successful Brunch and Sew series. This is the holiday edition and will also celebrate the founder's birthday!Enjoy a night of crafting, cocktails, and conversations.

This edition of Brunch & Sew will feature two design options!

 If you are a beginner, you will be taught how to make these gorgeous over sized faux fur pillows.

Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals in Memphis After Party


Memphis's own Cynthia Daniels has created an amazing event to celebrate urban business elites in Memphis. The Top 40 under 40 is just one of the ground breaking events that Cynthia has created for the city of Memphis. Remember Memphis Black Restaurant Week, she did that too!

The Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professionals Awards honors African-American in Memphis who offer unique and innovative solutions to social problems, as well as those who shine in their respective professions. This awards gala serves to not only spotlight these remarkable Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals and their outstanding achievements, but to also raise funds and awareness for the initiatives of Cynthia Daniels & Company, a small business founded to bring consciousness in the community through event planning. Now while the awards gala is SOLD OUT, you can still attend the after party. 




Cocktail attire is suggested for the after party. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes because DJSwagg Memphis will be there for the turn up. In addition to that, Hors d'oeuvres will be  provided by Chef Shanon with Chef 4 A Day Catering, and there will be an open bar complete with signature cocktails, 
  Tickets for the after party can be purchase at 40 Under 40 After Party


Congrats to all the award recipients and to Cynthia Daniels for another fabulous job well done. 

Top 40 under 40 urban Elites.



Intro To Paris Casting Call


Join Matthew Hopson as he hosts the Intro to Paris casting call. The call is open to female and male models. The actually show will be held in January 2017 with the casting taking place this weekend. Models be sure to arrive on time and ready to walk the runway. This is a compensated job. 


Rock Your Crown Beauty Brunch & Make Up Class





Rock Your Crown is a hands-on beauty brunch and empowerment workshop for women who are going places! By exploring their aspirations and envisioning their goals, women from every walk of life will be inspired to embrace their most inner potential.

Rock Your Crown includes a delicious brunch, powerful speakers, vision boarding, a hands-on makeup lesson, and vendors to shop. With focus on grace, confidence, and beauty, the speakers and activities during this workshop will provoke women to make their dreams become reality.

By the end of this event, women will be excited to put some “foot” to their faith and “rock their crown”!


Sunday November 13th, 2016
The Great Hall & Conference Center
1900 s Germantown Rd.
10:30a.m.- 3p.m.

Purchase tickets at Rock Your Crown
Take a look at last year's Rock Your Crown


Power of the Purse 2016



The Power of the Purse™ Auction combines silent and live auctions featuring designer purses, jewelry, restaurants, and entertainment and travel packages donated by local businesses. Join the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis for an evening of fun, food and fashion and celebrate the impact the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis has in our community.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The University Club of Memphis
1346 Central Ave | Memphis, TN 38104
General admission tickets are $50 | VIP tickets are $75 each.


Check out a few pictures from last year's event.



 

Photos via Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis Facebook Page.

Halloween Events in Memphis!


Sept. 30–Oct. 29 – Spooky Nights at Shelby Farms Park – Fridays & Saturdays 7-10 p.m.
  • Haunted Trail (AGES 12+): $12/person
    • The Pine Forest of Shelby Farms Park is transformed into the only haunted trail in Memphis! Are you brave enough to handle a mile of scares?
  • Zombie Paintball Hayride (ALL AGES): $20/person; $25 for Zombie Truck
    • Climb aboard a trailer that is specially outfitted with paintball equipment and try to conquer zombies! Don’t worry–the zombies aren’t coordinated enough to use the paintball equipment, so you’ll have the upper hand!
  • Headless Horseman Hayrides: $8/person
    • Take a family-friendly hayride through the Park, but be on the lookout for the legend himself!
  • Phantom Zorbs: $10 Zorb Ride; $5 Knockerballs
    • Don’t miss this new addition to Spooky Nights! Knock down zombies and monsters as you roll down the haunted hill in the glowing phantom zorb.
  • Pumpkin Decorating: $7/large pumpkin; $5/small pumpkin
http://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/spookynights





Fri/Sat/Sun on Oct. 21-23 & 27-31 – Le Bonheur Zoo Boo – 5:30 p.m. – $10-15/person
Zoo Boo is an all ages event, and this year there is eight nights of fun throughout October. Each Zoo Boo night will have trick-or-treating stations, crafts, hayrides, entertainment, and kids activities. Costumes are encouraged, and check out the rules for the Virtual Costume Contest
http://www.memphiszoo.org/zooboo





Sept. 30-Oct. 31 – The Mid-South Haunted Maze – $12/maze; $5/haunted hayride
The Mid-South Maze is open the entire month of October, but it’s only haunted on the weekend. Take your best shot at escaping the maze, and don’t forget to jump on the haunted hayride for even more scares. This year, the design is the Grizzlies beloved Mike Conley.
http://www.midsouthmaze.com/









Saturday, October 22nd, 1-4pm
3:15pm - Canine Costume Contest
3:45pm - Costume parade around Central Park
Mark your calendars for Carriage Crossing's annual Pawfest!
Enjoy a fun day filled with trick or treating around the property, music from DJ Infinity, train rides, bounce houses, balloon twisters, face painting, and more!
This event IS Pet-friendly, for dogs who are well-behaved and on leashes. Be sure to enter your furry friend in the Canine costume contest at 3:15pm & stick around for the costume parade around Central Park at 3:45pm









Saturday, October 22 at 10 AM - 1 PM

Stop in for a spell and see who's saying "Boo" at the CMOM Spooktacular of Stars. No tricks are allowed, but some "surprise" characters are passing out treats! Who are they? A silly sponge or a pre-school pirate? You must come to see! The Snow Sisters and their silly Snowman are striking a spooky pose for pictures, there's face painting, Halloween crafts and a costume contest at 1 PM. Be sure to stick around and enter the contest to win one of three cash prizes or 5 CMOM family memberships.

Tickets are included with regular museum admission and can be purchased at the door. Members are free and non-members are $15. Mummies, don't forget your cameras!










Saturday, October 22, 7pm | South Lawn | 21 and up
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens will heat things up once again with its biggest night of the year, Art on Fire 2016! All are invited to gather on the Dixon’s South Lawn for a festive fall party with a roaring bonfire,fabulous food, live music, a silent auction, and much more.



Saturday, October 29 at 7 PM - 2 AM
AND IT IS BACK!! Join The TaKeOver as they host the hottest Halloween party in the city! Get your costumes ready because it will definitely be a night to remember! Costume contests, food and libations all night long! See you on Saturday October 29th at Side Street Grill!
31 Florence St, Memphis, Tennessee 38104





The Weight is Over Fashion Show


It's that time of year again!
Ashley Dean presents the 7th annual The Weight is Over Fashion Show.

Come out  and enjoy the latest plus size fashions from some of the industry’s top designers and   boutiques that will include Lane Bryant, Style by L. Thomas, Eloquii, and of course Dean of Fashion. This year's models will be socialites, business owners, and women who are making a difference in the Memphis community. This year's show will be hosted by celebrity stylist GOO GOO.

 General Admission $20.00
VIP $40.00 Front Row Seating, Swag Bag, & VIP reception before the show
Location: Clark Opera Memphis 6745 Wolf River Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120

To purchase tickets visit The Weight is Over Fashion.


Faces by Seven Workshop


Join Seven Moore as he hosts a one of a kind pop up makeup workshop at Joseph's. Simply bring your makeup bags and questions as Seven will be giving out complimentary advice and makeup techniques to enhance your beauty. 

Location: Joseph's in the Laurelwood Shopping Center

Date: Wednesday August 24th

Time: ALL DAY
No appointment needed

Sisterhood Showcase 2016

I had the pleasure of attending of the 2016 Sisterhood Showcase. I haven't attending in a while and I must say it was a great experience after years of missing out on the festivities.

The showcase started off with Cocktails and 
Conversations which was powered by Centric. The event included panel speakers to include Memphis's own Andrea Johnson of THE Bubble Bisto, Myleik Teele of Curlbox, Mahisha Dellinger of Curls, and Christina Stevison, the President of the Sisterhood Showcase.

photo from Sisterhood Showcase FB page.


The panel discussed everything from managing your time, financing your business, staying true to your goals and much more.
Side note- Can we get into how fabulous the stage setup is!


Photo booth fun with the owners of Dean of Fashion, Jenuinely Chic, A Natural Affair Beauty Lounge, and RBG Productions




Saturday was filled with a day of celebrities, fashion, music, and more. The attendees had the pleasure of hearing the Southern Hummingbird herself take to the stage. The oh so handsome Joe followed Tweet and gave the ladies a real treat!




Photos from One 901


The highlight for me was the fashion show of course which was produced  by the Dean of Fashion herself! The models and the fashions were the perfect finish to the event!

Model Envi Nicole backstage wearing Tanganika by Tangie


photo from One 901
Model wearing Dean of Fashion
photo from One 901


Model Ashley Bailey wearing Snatched Boutique





Of course the vendor were there with fabulous finds








My favorite set up at the Sisterhood Showcase was from My Heavenly Creations. Not only was the display beautiful but the products smelled amazing.


 I must say it was an amazing showcase. I'm excited for the president of the company and can't wait to see next year's events. Be sure to follow for like Sisterhood Showcase for more pics, videos, and updates on future events.
















                       

Memphis Pink Bridal Show



Weddings are a highly emotional and stressful time in a brides life. The venue, the seating chart, the food, and most of all the DRESS! 
The Memphis Pink Bridal Show is the perfect showcase to search for all things bridal. This annual show brings the best in bridal decor, dresses, food, and music into one spot.  



Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Go to The Pink Bride to purchase tickets. 

Design your Life for 2016 Vision Board Party


Last night was absolutely amazing.  Myself and Ashley Dean of  Dean of  Fashion hosted the 2016 Design your Life Vision Board Party . We were absolutely amazed by the great turnout. The energy in the room was so electrifying and empowering.  Many thanks to all the ladies that attended.  I am sure you will far exceed the goals you set for yourselves.













Memphis Holiday Happenings

Poetry night with Houston's Thrift Boutique.
Admission is $5.00 when you bring a gift that will go to benefit a child in the Memphis area and $7.00 without a gift. 




Join us on Saturday, December 19, from 10am to 4pm as we celebrate the holidays in Collierville with crafts, cookies, and history! This is a free event for the entire family.

After visiting the Museum, continue your visit with a walk to Town Square where you can see Santa in the Gazebo from 10am to 2pm. The Caboose, Executive Railcar, and Log Cabin will also be open to tour.





We will have everything for everybody, cookie and milk bar, food, giveaways, presents, pictures with Santa, build your own snowman, games, activities for the whole family. Tickets are now on sale $15.00 advance and $10.00 And a gift to donate to the kids at our local shelter. You can pay thru PayPal or in person just text 901-650-9785 for more information.





Deck The Hall
Benefit for Le Bonheur Chrildren's Hospital w/ Ben Callicott, Drew Erwin, Brenna Clark, LAuren Moscato
School of Rock Germantown, No Pressure, Erin Webb, Lydia Waldrop.

BRING A NEW UNWRAPPED TOY!!

$RAFFLE PRIZES$





You are cordially invited to the festive holiday party of this season for all urban professionals The Naughty or Nice Holiday Party, which will be December 23, 2015 at Alchemy. (940 South Cooper) Your hosts and hostess for the evening are El Mac, Natasha Ashworth, Devin Steel and Marvin Todd.

We will have a few holiday cocktails for your taste buds, so be prepared to drink and dance.

Music motivation provided by DJ Houston!

Thanks,
Marvin Todd, Devin Steel, El Mac and Natasha Ashworth





We will be hosting our 1st Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration (“A Night of Manifested Dreams”) and Silent Auction at LivIn Purpose Christian Church to support our community charitable ministry, Eight:28. There will be live entertainment, Karen Brown, Spoken Word, Comedy, Prizes, DJ Stevie D on the 1s & 2s, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, and so much more. Let's Party with A Purpose!! 



Additional events courtesy of Choose 901. Enjoy and happy holidays!

  • Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park
    • November 20th – December 27th
    • With more than 1.5 million lights illuminating the night sky, this is the largest annual drive-through holiday light show and festival in the Mid-South. This year, Orion Starry Nights features a completely new light show that celebrates some of the most iconic places in Memphis, as well as versions of your family favorites.
    • Cost:
      • $20 for car, truck or minivan
      • $50 for limo or 15 passenger van
      • $150 for charter or school bus
  • Zoo Lights
    • November 20th – December 30th (select nights)
    • Snow is back at this year’s SunTrust Zoo Lights! You’ll see snow in the Courtyard, an all-new ride, the return of the 90-foot LED Ferris wheel, see Santa in his shop, go ice-skating, see live reindeer, enjoy thousands of LED holiday lights and more.
    • Annual tree lighting ceremony is 11/20 at 5pm
    • Tickets: $6/members; $8/nonmembers
  • Snowy Nights at Memphis Botanic Garden 
    • Open nightly December 11 & 12, December 18-30, 5:30-8:30pm
    • Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
    • Themed lighting along Playhouse Lane and a musical light show throughout My Big Backyard set the stage as you stroll in through “falling snow,” play in the giant Snow Globe, decorate icicle ornaments, search for hidden snowflakes in the Snowflake Forest, play Mitten Toss and Tic-Tac-Snow, and plug your own design into our Giant Light Bright! Don’t worry about a little chill in the air…you’ll keep toasty warm around campfire pits, perfect for roasting marshmallows and making s’mores.
    • Cost:
      • MBG members $8
      • Non-members $10
      • Children under 2 are free
  • Enchanted Forest at Pink Palace – 11/14 – 12/31
    • $6 Adults, $5 Seniors and children ages 3-12.
    • Pink Palace Members: $5 Adults, $4 seniors and children ages 3-12. Group rates are available.
    • This fairy tale-like forest of glittering lights will dazzle the young and young-at-heart. 100% of the proceeds go to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.
    • Model Train: A full-scale miniature train twists and turns throughout a snow covered village, set up in front of Santa’s house inspiring the imagination of children and adults alike.
    • New this year: Vintage toys from the Pink Palace collection.
  • Magic of the Holidays Display – Free
    • Every year you can experience 30,000 lights set to music at 6928 Briarhill Drive, in Bartlett.
    • Lights go up on Thanksgiving Day Night.
    • Go here for more info.
  • Bartlett Lights – Free
    • 4064 Sunny Meadows Rd, Bartlett, TN 38135
    • Tune your radio to FM 101.7
  • Bartlett Christmas Lights – Free
    • 3420 Venson Drive, Bartlett 38135
    • Tune your radio to 106.7
  • Downtown Memphis – Free
    • This year Downtown Memphis hosted a Storefront Decorating Contest! Check out the displays and share your favs on Instagram (don’t forget to tag #choose901!).









Halloween Events Happening in Memphis



Spooks, ghouls, and goblins are just a few of the treats in store of the kiddies and adults this Halloween. With an array of free and paid events happening in Memphis, you are sure to find a ghoulish treat for you and the family. Choose 901 made a list of 38 things to do in Memphis for Halloween. Here is a list of events happening this week and weekend.

The Pink Palace will be showing all of the HP films on every Saturday in September and October ending with a double-feature on Halloween night (with a costume contest during intermission). The films will be shown in their CTI Giant Theater and costumes are always encouraged.

  • Oct 2nd through Oct 31st – Spooky Nights at Shelby Farms Park – 7pm – 10pm 
    • HAUNTED TRAIL (AGES 12+): $12/person
      • The Pine Forest of Shelby Farms Park is transformed into the only haunted trail in Memphis! Are you brave enough to handle 2 miles of scares?
    • NOCTURNAL NATURE HIKES (ALL AGES): $10/family, free for members
      • For those looking for a fun, but not frightening activity, guided nocturnal nature hikes will be held on a separate trail. These hikes are a great way to experience wildlife at night. In addition to the wildlife, hike leaders will teach participants how to use their night vision and other senses to navigate in the night.
    • ZOMBIE LASER TAG + WALKER RANGE: $5/person per game
    • ZOMBIE PAINTBALL HAYRIDE (all ages): $20/person, $25/zombie truck
      • Climb aboard a trailer that is specially outfitted with paintball equipment and try to conquer zombies! Don’t worry–the zombies aren’t coordinated enough to use the paintball equipment, so you’ll have the upper hand! For more information, click here.

    • HEADLESS HORSEMAN HAYRIDES: $8/person
    • PUMPKIN PAINTING: $7/large pumpkin, $5/small pumpkin
    • SPOOKY FOOD TRUCKS
    • TRUNK OR TREAT ON OCTOBER 31st
      • Little ghosts and goblins are invited to go trick or treating in safe environment during Spooky Nights. Treats will be provided by Memphis Shelby County EMS. Costumes are encouraged.
      All proceeds from Spooky Nights benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy which manages and operates Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline.
  • Oct. 2nd through Nov. 1st – Haunted Web of Horrors – Cordova – $12, $20, $26
Voted Memphis’ best Haunted House for 8 years, this event is open every weekend in October starting October 2nd. Hours are Thursdays and Sundays 7pm to 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays 7pm – 12pm. Tickets are $12 for 1 haunt, $20 for 2 haunts, or $26 for 3 haunts (yes there are 3 haunted house experiences in 1 place: Tormented House, Dark Matter House, and Twisted House). Every Sunday in October there is a special “Lights Out” event where you can experience the “Tormented Haunted House” in total darkness with just a glowstick as your companion.
Located in the Broad Avenue Arts District (next to Wiseacre), proceeds from this haunted house experience will go to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Wicked Ways Haunted House may be too intense for children under 10. Parents, please use your discretion.
Experience the horrors that haunt Jones’ Corn Maze at Shadowlands. Lost in the acres of corn and woods behind Jones’ Orchard hides a horrific secret. This cursed land is swarming with monsters and mayhem. Creatures so terrifying they have resorted to clown masks to hide their mutated faces. Don’t let their friendly disguises fool you! They’re on a bloodthirsty prowl for something to feel the pain they’ve felt. Will you survive the twists and turns of shear horror the Shadowlands have in store for you?  Also take a ride on Hangman’s Hollow Haunted Hay Ride.
The City of Memphis is participating in a national competition with other US cities to determine which city is the best for everyday bicycle riding. The measure of this quality is being determined using a little bit of whimsy and counting people doing everyday things on their bikes. To be counted: Ride your bicycle along this road on the designated day at any time and be counted. Ride your bicycle along this road on the designated day and meet the themed challenge and be counted for entry in the national competition. Meet up with riders at 6:00pm on the designated day at the Overton Park Bike Gate (Sam Cooper and East Parkway) for a group ride down Broad Avenue. The ride will be about one mile in length along the new protected bikeways and will end at the Rec Room (3000 Broad Avenue)
The Attic presents the first Overton Square Halloween Circus Sideshow  in The Tower Courtyard. This event will offer an edgy and humor-filled twist on the classic American sideshows of the early 20th century. Arrive to the show dressed as your favorite Halloween sideshow character and be greeted by Yelp’s photo freaks on the circus red carpet, enjoy refreshments and libations, mix and mingle in between intermissions, and visit The Attic Apparel’s Gift Tent, all while catching an internationally renowned circus sideshow. Get tickets here.
  • Friday, Oct 30th – 31st – Pink Pumpkin Festival 
  • Enjoy the inaugural Pink Pumpkin Festival benefiting the Susan G. Komen Memphis Midsouth Foundation in Downtown Memphis. There will be a Pumpkin Design Contest, a Halloween Parade, live music and trick or’ treating.
    • Oct 25th-30th: Pick up a pink pumpkin to decorate/carve for the Pumpkin Design Contest ($5 a pumpkin)
    • Oct 30th: Bring your pumpkin back by 6pm. Voting will be held Friday and Saturday
    • Oct 31st: Costume Parade at 3pm (meet at Life is Good on South Main at 2:30pm)
    • Nov 1st: Winners will be posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
For a Halloween experience suitable for small children, take them to the Fairy Tale Trail presented by Germantown Community Theatre’s All Children’s Theatre. Love a good scare? Dare to walk the Trail of Terror presented by Houston High School student government. Come in costume and enjoy concessions, carnival games and moon bounces. No rain date.
Come out for a Halloween dance and costume contest! Best costume wins a month of Tiger Rag lessons. There will be East coast swing lesson with Todd and Monica at 7 PM, then swingin’ Halloween music from 7:30-9:30 PM. Free before 7 PM, $5 after.
This gala benefits Elmwood Cemetery and includes signature drinks, food, beer, movies under the stars, a ride through the cemetery, fortune telling, and more.
This is the Woodruff Fontaine’s 7th Annual Fall Fundraiser to benefit preservation efforts by Memphis Chapter, APTA. This truly unique evening of “spirited” fun transforms the WF into a haunted mansion. Visit with gypsy fortune tellers and other Victorian themed Halloween fun. Expedition Unknown, local TAPS family members will be conducting a live paranormal investigation during the evening and sharing actual haunted evidence from inside the Mansion. Traditional turn of the century Halloween treats will be served in the carriage house.
Chef Phillip Ashley presents the annual Memphis Masquerade. This event honors charitable organizations doing incredible work in the areas of health, youth and outreach. This event is a black tie gala event and the theme is Vintage Hollywood. Tickets include amazing catering, live entertainment, open bars and surprises throughout the mansion and on the mansion lawn. Masks are highly encouraged.
This is a great family-friendly event where you can bring your trick or treaters to Town Square to enjoy treats from local merchants 3:30-5:00 and crafts and games from 4:30-6:00.
For over 15 years, Craig Brewer and The Black Lodge have thrown some of the biggest Halloween parties in the city. Although most of these events were private, accessible by invite only, they’ve always been enormous and insane. Now, for the first time, they are opening the annual Halloween bash to all. There will be live music featuring The Sheiks, Jack Oblivian, Superwitch, The Dead Soldiers, and Al Kapone. Amurica will be onsite with a horror themed photo booth. There will be fire hoopers, body painting, free food and more. All proceeds go to bands and performers.
There will be a DJ spinning the best prom songs from the 80’s to today under the spinning mirror ball. Enjoy punch and a midnight breakfast buffet. Corsages, boutonniere, and costumes encouraged.
Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at the Rumba Room with a free salsa lesson! There will be a professional makeup artist on hand and cash prizes will go to the most original Dia De Muertos costume.
Celebrate Halloween at the Mollie Fontaine Lounge with music by Future-Everything artists: StroolyTEHKAL. This event is 21+ only.
This event will benefit the Church Health Center and takes place at Stop 345 (345 Madison) Downtown. Your ticket will include entertainment by Lord T and Eloise, DJ Witnesse and DJ Lil’ Egg Roll as well as an open bar with complimentary liquor, beer, wine, Jello-shots, light appetizers, Amurica photobooth, and more. Costumes are strongly encouraged.
Celebrate Breakaway Running turning 34 years old with their second Anniversary in Overton Square. Start with a short fun run and then head back to the Midtown store to enjoy light finger foods and ice cold refreshments. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes in various categories. This event is free and open to the public. More info TBA.
Mud Island River Park will transform into a family fun Halloween Trick or Treat experience with candy stops, hayrides, kiddie train rides, games and a costume contest.
This event takes place at the HiTone in Crosstown. Cover is $10 at the door, $5 if you bring 2 canned goods. There will be magicians, sword swallowers, a bouncy castle, faux ball pit, bobbing for apples, and many other things other than music. Music by Fever Dream Interactive coming from Austin, TX will be in the small room and they will have interactive projection games and you can make your own spin art. More music by Spaceface, Fever The Ghost, and Isaiah The Mosaic. Taylor James (from Madison Growler) will be selling limited edition Spaceface//Hi-tone growlers with a special design printed on them to commemorate the event. 
Get free swag and giveaways for just walking in the door! There will be a costume contest and live music by Backup Planet. The Grand Prize for the costume contest is a Sweetwater Kayak plus a Budweiser Can Grill and 100 bucks cash, second place prize is a Fire Pit and a stainless steel cooler donated by Eagle Distributing, third place gets a Budweiser Can Grill and 50 bucks cash.
Music and entertainment by Freeworld, DJ Stan Bell & others. There will be a Costume Contest with a $1,000 cash prize & a photo booth. This event benefits Tranformations Autism Treatment Center.
FedExFamilyHouse provides housing for patients of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and their families. The House Party will take place at The Warehouse on G.E Pattetson Avenue from 8pm to midnight, and guests must be 21 years or older to attend. Costumed encouraged!

Fashion Happenings in the Month of June

It's hot and so is the fashion scene in Memphis. With a rise in day and roof top parties, the need for new fashions and fashion based events are higher than ever. Here are a few events that are sure to leave you fashionably satisfied.


Friday June 5th
Denzel McArthur Visual Fahion Exhibit
639 Marshall Ave.
7:00p.m.

A benefit fashion exhibit of fashion related work Denzel McArthur has produced. He will be continuing his career in New York City working for Steve Madden. You are more than welcome to extend the invite to any other art and fashion enthusiasts.
Attire: ALL BLACK 
Donations are welcome: GoFundMe.com/tz72nc
Visit Eventbrite for more details. 




Sunday June 14th
Kouture Kreations Vanity Fashion Exhibit
LeRichelieu Banquet Hall
3:00p.m.

Kouture Kreations Presents VANITY:A Fashion Exhibit......If you thought my prom dresses were nice, then you definitely don't want to miss this event!!!! This will NOT be your ordinary fashion show!!!....NEVER BEFORE SEEN KREATIONS!!! A Special Guest Designer!!!....Can't wait to see you there.....Vendors welcome, Contact 901-679-9070 for Ticket/Vendor Info!!! Tickets $15 in advance/$20 @Door!!!! Tickets also available online at Eventbrite.



Sunday June 14th
Snatched Sunday  

3076 Kirby Parkway
3:00p.m.

We are gearing up for our upcoming Snatched Sunday. Snatched Sunday’s is a POP UP SHOP designed to let women come out and enjoy an afternoon of shopping while enjoying refreshments in a relaxing, calming environment. This event is open to the public free of charge. You can look forward to seeing fly fashion, trendy handbags, trendy jewlery and so much more. Stop by to check us out. FREE ADMISSION!!
For vendor information please contact Snatched Boutique at Eventbrite.

Style in the City- April Fashion & Beauty Events

March was filled with tons of fashion and beauty events here in the Mid-South and April will be exactly the same. From celebrity guests, to themed shopping events, and even sewing events, April is sure to satisfy the fashionista in you. Check out the current list of fashion and beauty events happening in April here in Memphis.





What: Scents, Sounds, & Shop
Where : The Candle Bakery, 2838 Hickory Hill  

When :April 4, 11a.m.- 5p.m.

Come out and smells some scents, enjoy some sounds and shop local at our Scents, Sounds and Shop Local event!! 11am-5pm
2838 Hickory Hill Ste11 (Apple Tree Plaza)
located across from Neighborhood Walmart
We will have some fantastic local vendors in the place. 
There will be door prizes, sales, food, live music by DJ 1Luv, smiles and more.





What: First Saturday Sale
Where: 4210 Alturia Rd. #120, Bartlett, TN
When: April 4th 10a.m.- 6p.m.

Shop for great deals in various booths! If you are into thrifting or collecting unique and eclectic items, this the event for you. Light refreshments will be served!




What: Brunch & Sew Memphis
Where: TBA
When: April 4 12p.m.- 4p.m.    


Join Andrea Fenise and the AFLD team for a stylish afternoon of brunch, amazing conversation, and fun and interactive sewing and design. Our April Brunch and Sew will feature an engaging lesson in making a spring fashion staple piece. 
 Reserve your spot by going to  Brunch & Sew Memphis.







What: Glam Girl Tee Party
Where: Hampton Inns & Suites, 962 S. Shady Grove 

When: April 11, 7p.m.- 10p.m.
Tired of doing the same old thing for Girl's Night Out? Well look no further!! Perfect for those celebrating birthdays, bridal parties, or just a fun night of hanging.  Join Glam Girl Tees on April 4th and get your evening started as you select your favorite tee design and create your very own custom tee!! You choose your preferred tee type and color in advance and several designs will be offered to choose from or you select (these designs will be sent via email to participants). Come celebrate a birthday or other milestone, and vibe to the music that will be playing as you see your creativity peak and your tee come alive!!
Price is $35 per person, which includes food, wine, and your tee. You will also get to shop select tees already available that will be specially priced for the attendees.
There will be giveaways and other surprises so don't hesitate to inquire about this event. For more information contact Glam Gal Tee (Tierney Carr) at 901-491-1024 or via email at glamgaltees@gmail.com.

What: Pumps & Pearls Ladies Day Out
Where: AppleHeadz Candy Applez & Sweetz, 7140 Stage Ste. 112 

When: April 12, 3:p.m.
Ladies wear your pumps & pearls! Come prepared to eat, shop, get a makeover inside and out!
Make up will be done by Mary Kay Consultants
Food provided by Fazoli's Italian Restaurant
Clothes, jewelry, fitness, and wine vendors
Each vendor will be giving away FREE merchandise!! 
Tips on how to be the best project you'll ever work on!

All this while raising money to support To God Be The Glory MinistriesShare Life Housing Project that will provide hope and healing to over 200 families here in Memphis. $10 Admission 
Register Online at Pumps & Pearls




What: Art of Fashion 6
Where: Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison 

When: April 12, 5p.m.- 10p.m.
 “Art of Fashion” 6 Visual Art and Fashion Party w/ Elise Neal at Minglewood Hall
For tickets visit Memphis Black Expo












What: Distracted Runway 3.0
Where: The Gathering Place, 3768 Winchester
When: April 18 6p.m.- 9p.m.   

fundraiser fashion show benefiting The Clifton B. Gibbs Scholarship Fund  and Mid-South Victims of Distracted Driving Crashes
 Join us for a night of food, fashion, and FUNDRAISING, as we use the RUNWAY to make our ROADWAYS a safer place! We will present some of Memphis' most up and coming fashion stars, in an effort to raise awareness for the dangers of distracted driving and its negligence on the roadways. The night will include a silent auction displaying art work and donations from some of Memphis' best artists and business, in addition to special giveaways from some of your favorite home town business. For special VIP guest, we have prepared an hour of ambiance which include a special H'orderves menu, meet and greet with the scholarship and victim recipients, and much much more. This event is one you don't want to miss!!!

Tickets can be purchased online or from participating models.
  ***For V.I.P. Table Reservations or Sponsorship Opportunities, Call 901.493.2478 or Email info@clif2012.org***

Memphis Food Truck Festival





This event is a piece of heaven for me.  I came across this event info via the I Love Memphis Facebook Page. I am so glad Memphis will be hosting this event at Tiger Lane on April 18th.




Click the I love Memphis link below to get full details on this event that will feature over 30 food trucks. Can you say good eats!

I Love Memphis

Style in the City- March Fashion & Beauty Events

Can you smell the blossoming of spring flowers? I can and I can't wait to get warm weather, longer days, and fabulous events to attend here in the city. Memphis is packed with things to do and March has an array of events sure to cover the needs of all things fashionable.  Here are just a few events that are happening this month.


March 13

What: Southern Women's Show
When: March 13, 2015, 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
Where: The Agricenter7777 Walnut Grove Road, MemphisTennessee 38120

The Southern Women’s Show, one of the most popular consumer events in Memphis, returns to the Agricenter March 13-15, 2015.
The show features three days of non-stop shopping, cooking classes, makeovers, life-enhancing seminars and celebrity appearances to include Jessa Duggar-Seewald, Sandy Long, & Julie Wadley. Show hours are Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Advance discount tickets are available for $9 online at www.southernshows.com, and for $8 at participating Walgreens locations. Admission is $10 at the door and $5 for children 6-12 years old. Parking is free at the Agricenter. For group discount tickets, show updates and more information, call (800) 849-0248 or visit www.Southernshows.com.



March 15

What: Glamour Face 101 w/ A Shop of Galore
When:  March 15,2015 4:00-7:00 pm
Where: 1524, 1524 Madison, Memphis, TN 38104

All attendees will participate in a beauty application class where C.P.Dixon will instruct the class on various makeup strategies & makeup applications. After the class, attendees have the pleasure to shop with local vendors. In this instructional class the attendees will learn:
  • Skin Care/ Lip Care
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Primers (Basic Facial Prep) 
  • Eyebrow Artistry
  • Mascara(drug store and Motives Cosmetics)
  • Eyeliner application (gel,liquid,powder,and pencil)
  • Concealer (blemishes, under eye,lip defining)
  • Eyeshadow applications (Blending, Smokey Eye Looks)
  • Foundation Application
  • Setting the Foundation
  • Highlighting/ Contouring
  • Lip Application (Lip Liners, Lip Plumps))
  • Blush Application
  • Editorial Makeup 

To purchase tickets go to EVENTBRITE.


March 23

What: Memphis Fashion Week
When: March 23-March 28
Where: Various locations to include: Memphis College of Art & The Courtyard at Overton Square

Memphis Fashion Week is about cultivating and celebrating local and regional fashion through designers, photographers, models and boutiques. Proceeds from official events benefit The Memphis Fashion Fund, a fund to support the Emerging Memphis Designer Project and the new fashion design courses at Memphis College of Art.  
MFW is the only event in Memphis bringing together stylists, designers, photographers and models to showcase local talent. MFW picks venues that will showcase Memphis' charm and soul. Memphis Fashion Week has added new events that you won't want to miss. 

 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit MEMPHIS FASHION WEEK.


March 27 

What: Fierce & Fabulous Fashion Show
When: March 27, 8p.m.
Where: O'Ceilo, 4672 American Way, Memphis,

Join local designers and boutique owners for a fashion experience. There will be a red carpet preshow and a special fire presentation by She Dance Fire. Complimentary cocktails and appertizers will be served.

More for information and to purchase tickets visit VVanShannon.

1524 Madison Ave MemphisTN 3810

Style in the City:Holiday Glam Party

Last night myself and Ashley Dean-Parson of Dean of Fashion hosted a holiday party for some of our guests and donated items to a family in need this holiday season. Above I am pictured with Paris. Her mom is going through a few health issues this holiday season and we invited her out to enjoy an evening with us. We gifted her with items that inluded clothing from Lollipops and Dots and a stocking stuffed with all kinds of goodies. Check out a few pics from last night's event. 


Happy Dean of Fashion Shopper

Happy Style by L. Thomas Shopper
Cassandra of C. Dixon Makeup was beating faces all night. Here she is treating Mrs. Yvonne (Paris's grandmomther) to a brow shaping session.

Myself and Elnora of the Beyond Beauty Group.

Ms. Full Figure Fever 2014 Athenia Peterson 

Happy Shopper from Style by L. Thomas

Ms. Jennie. She is the fabulous owner of Jenuinely Chic and was a vendor last night.

Crystal of Corset Cutie! She has the best corsets and also does handmade beads.
Ashley and Elnora

Veronica Fuzz and her to delicious cupcakes from Squeaky's Sweet Treats. The peach cobbler cupcake is....omg!!! 









Style in The City- Grand Opening of The Candle Bakery



I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of the sweet, chic, and fabulous Candle Bakery. The Candle Bakery is owned my David and Tiffany Greenlee. The Candle Bakery features candles that are fashioned after your favorite cupcake and cookie flavors. The candles are so delicious looking, that many people often mistake them for yummy sweet confectioners. 






Not one to disappoint, the delicious and sweet scents that come from these handmade candles will more than fill your sweet tooth.  With each soy based candle offering at least 8 hours of burn time, the delicious smell of these candles will last and last. 












In addition to cupcake and cookie shaped candles, The Candle Bakery also sells traditional shaped candles and room spritzers. 


The owner Tiffany Greenlee (l) and the lovely ladies of the Candle Bakery.


Happy Shoppers


The Owners of The Candle Bakery David & Tiffany Greenlee



You can stop by the bakery at 2838 Hickory Hill Ext. Suite11
                                         or shop online at http://www.thecandlebakery.com/

To Attend- Where & What To Do This Month

The month of November is packed with an array of great events in the city of Memphis! Check out the following events and happy attending!!!!




November 7 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Email sara@broadavearts.com for volunteer opportunities. 

Join us for the Broad Avenue Fall Art Walk. A celebration of art and neighborhood featuring works by more than 100 visual artists, music, dance and spoken word performances, and artists’ demonstrations. 

Free and open to the public
Family friendly
Food Trucks
Beer & Wine available for purchase




Bee Specs Styling Agency Presents:
"Fashion With a Touch of Soul" 
feat. Chicago's own Elliott Henderson "Block Soul & The Block Soul Band"
General Admission: $10
Door Tickets: $15
Hosted By: RO Rollingwithro Spv
Designers Included: 19 Boutique, PRPL Clothing Co., Stonewashed Custom Clothing and more.
Food will be served, and our bartender will be Al's Professional Bartender Services 
Attire: 90's but it isn't required.



Come join us as we open THE MOST unique candle store in the city of Memphis. Where we turn ordinary candles into extraordinary masterpieces!!
All Hand-Crafted my the owners DavidandTiffany Greenlee
2838 Hickory Hill Ext, Suite 11 in the Apple Tree Center Plaza
10:30am




Chef Fran would like to invite you join her for Champagne Brunch on 
November 9th, 11:00am-3:00pm. 
The Brunch Buffet features a Mimosa Bar, Sausage Quiche, Spinach & Pepper Quiche, Waffle Bar and Omelette Bar just to name a few items from the Haute Monde Sweet and Savory Bar. You'll also get a chance to sample her signature treats from the Dessert Bar. 
Located at 333 Beale Street. 
$20.00 per person




The Best in Sketch and Improv Comedy is back!! Join us on a new night and a new venue. We'll be bringing you nonstop laughter all night long........Come Get This Funny!!!!

Every 2nd Monday starting November 10
7:30p.m.
1770 Dexter Springs Loop

Hosted by MzVivacious
Admission 10.00
Drink Specials




Ladies, this night is for YOU! Join us as we come together for a night of FUN and empowerment to help us all grow and learn from one another. Not only will we have good food, great drinks, but you will definitely receive encouragement and empowerment for your LIFE.

You will receive valuable information on getting the most of your life and tips that will help you prepare for the future no matter your circumstance. Learn how to take your vision and make it plain.

The theme for November is "reNEW Your Mind for Your Purpose"

Our own Pruitte Twins will once again bring you valuable nuggets of information. Our guests speakers who will also share empowering information are: Takeisha Berry-Brooks, Ashley Pickens,Megan Mottley & VaShaunna Renee. A special guest host will be announced!

This will be a night full of fun, empowerment, networking and relaxing! Come ready to have fun, network and leave ready to grow in your journey!

Cupcake Cutie Etc.
7140 Stage Rd
Novemeber 14
7:00 p.m.



A Vegas themed networking and promotional event for the beauty and dance industry. 2 Runway shows (produced by local hair stylist, nail techs, make up artists, and fashion designers), Show girls, 6 Burlesque inspired performances, poker and black jack table (playing for sponsor donated gifts vs cash), Live Performance by Jo'zzy (Missy Elliot and Timbaland new artist), Music by DJ DNyce. Appetizers, full bar, and so much more!!!

Club Shadows
154 Beale St
November 16
4:00p.m.-8p.m.