By: Lynn Wesley - Coleman
Did Beyonce just pull a fast one on us, y'all. Deja vu or what? Over her 22 year career span, I remember Beyonce changing her look then quickly going back to her classic honey blonde look.
I swear it is Deja vu.
Apparently, Beyonce debuted her new dark brown hair color at a '"Date Night" with her hubby. They attended a Golden State Warriors game (a few weeks ago). Her trench coat, tiny/trendy sunglasses and her outfit colors looked stunning courtside.
For some women, she represents the ultimate inspo for hair: Box Braids, Long Weaves, Pixie Cuts, Diva Wigs.. you name it! Those 'Feelin Myself' Selfies started from some colorist's chair.
My friend sent me this picture last night and I woke up SCREAMING! Not really, but my friend knows how much I really like Beyonce and was wondering how I felt about the change.
I always loved her honey blonde hair but it is always good to switch it up now and then. You gotta know how to flip that money three ways. I am sure competition is not a priority for Beyonce, but keeping a fresh appearance must be hard work. She is naturally beautiful but after that Homecoming/Coachella performance she has added pressure to come with something BETTER.
Let's face it, Wikipedia has her pictured in the classic golden color. From No No No, Say My Name to Ape Ape Ape, she is known for her hues of honey.
Will this change her career? Probably not, she will keep SHINING, SHINING, SHINING! You can't study Beyonce, you gon' need help tryin' to study her FLOW!
I don't care for celebrities that change colors from pink to blue day to day but it is good to update every so often. Beyonce, we will be keeping an eye out for your next look!
How often do you think celebrities should change their look?
A few lyrics from my favorite duo song with Beyonce and Jay Z - Deja Vu:
My dough keep the scales tipping
I found Diapers to Desk when I was a stay at home mom with my small kids. I felt disconnected from society and looking to re-enter the workforce. This was a great resource for me. Thank you Diapers to Desk for the resources you provide in your blog.
Amy Landry is Founder and CEO of Landry Corporate Training, LLC specializing in customer service, women’s leadership, and team-building. Landry is a certified Human Resources professional through the Society of Human Resources (SHRM-CP) and a certified practitioner for Meyers Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (MBTI®).
In 2014, Landry left her Director of Human Resources position to start consulting after experiencing firsthand the difficult transition of returning back to work from maternity leave. From her personal experience, Amy, committed to improving the experience for working mothers through education. Amy created the training program ‘Diapers to Desk,’ whose mission is to provide new mothers with maternity reintegration assistance and companies with retention strategies and training.
Landry is a charter member of American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Crescent City Connections Express Network in New Orleans. She has served in multiple leadership roles and created two successful empowerment events, which have raised thousands of dollars for scholarship funds and equipped hundreds of women with new skills. In 2018 Amy was awarded the prestigious honor of the league's Woman of The Year and was awarded nationally as an ABWA 2019 Top Ten Business Woman.
From her unique work with women in leadership, Landry was selected to serve on Loyola University’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Academy Advisory Committee. She was then hired as the Women's Leadership Academy Program Facilitator for Loyola University in New Orleans.
Landry was appointed by City Council to the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) Board. She serves on the New Orleans Society of Human Resources Management (NOLA SHRM) as the Director of Professional Development. She is a New Orleans Chamber of Commerce Member, Power of Women (POW) member, and a Fidelity P.O.W.E.R. member.
Locally, Amy is a 2018 City Business Woman of the Year, 2018 Greater New Orleans (GNO) Inc. Millennial Award Winner in Business, and a 2019 mentor for Junior Achievement and City Business Empower event.
Up next for Diapers to Desk
Diapers to Desk continues to expand and is now available through e-courses at www.diaperstodesk.com
Diapers to Desk is offered every other month as a live webinar with Touro’s Lactation Consultant Shannon Grosch and Tulane’s Associate Professor Dr. Johnson.
Diapers to Desk offers companies leadership training on reducing pregnancy discrimination and increasing retention of top female talent.
We had a great time at our May 2019 Girls Night Out. It was a HOT day and the drink specials and food were amazing! Special Thank you to our phenomenal photographer Genna Green at Green Still Photography and our Vendors.
Ladies came out to sip & shop and network with one another. Women came from near and far and made some long - lasting connections.
Our next event will be at Culture Park on June 6th
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This past weekend, Wesley and Gray hosted their 4th birthday at La Petite Tea Room in Metairie, LA. Well, the mama’s actually hosted it (Whitney & I). There's nothing better than afternoon Tea with your friends.
Afternoon tea is usually around 4pm. The menu consisted of a light meal composed of three course tea sandwiches and savories, followed by scones . Everything was bite-sized and eaten with fingers. The girls really enjoyed saying "Cheers" with their tea cups. The party was very quaint and dainty. The age ranges of the tea party ranged from baby girl to 6 years.
Just a fun fact: Afternoon tea is also called ‘low tea’ since it is enjoyed on low tables with comfortable chairs and sofas. High tea, on the other hand, consists of hearty dishes and high tea ( between 5PM – 7PM). Instead of small crustless finger sandwiches, a high tea menu consisted of meat dishes, potatoes, baked beans, and other heavy dishes. It was meant to nourish the after a long day at work. Just a little fun "Tea Facts" for the next time you throw a gathering.
Wesley and Gray have been friends since birth. They were literally friends in the womb. They attended the same daycare and now elementary school. They have the same circle of friends and their birthdays are 10 days apart. How genius to THROW a double party?
Let’s face it, kids parties definitely come in waves. Parents find themselves juggling party times on Saturday and Sunday. On other weekends, not much is going on. We find ourselves scrambling for things to do with the kids.
The mommies have been planning this tea party for months. We found a location that was able to accommodate our needs. Time to get the Tea Party started!
The morning of the party started off rocky. We had a few setbacks and last minute changes, but the mommy-squad was on it. We rolled up our sleeves and put on our "Mommy of the Party" hats.
Before the party, I started feeling overwhelmed, but we made sure things stayed afloat and things worked out. At the party, we received a few compliments that we had it all together. Whew, if they only knew. This job is hard, we did make it it look easy. It comes with months of planning and strategizing.
First, the toppers were amazing. Whitney made them at the very last minute. We found the cakes on Pinterest. Apparently, Fancy Nancy is a phenomenon on there. One cake was filled with lemon and the other was chocolate. Both were, equally, delicious.
The swag bags
I can’t take any credit for these. Whitney created a thank you gift for the girls to go home with. The pink bags were filled with feather boas, lip balm, ring pop, process stickers and bubbles.
Fancy of course. The girls came slaying their fanciest outfits. Outfits ranged from LOL dress, Minnie mouse to adorable tea dresses.
There was so much to do, I was so happy the hostesses were there to keep us on track. The little dolls got manicures, made masks, had a dance party and of course sipped tea.
Special Guest Appearance
Fancy Nancy arrived and lit the place up. Everything was perfect. She surprised the girls with her "Fancy" personality. Fancy danced with the girls, read a story, took photos and even had a Q&A session with some of the inquiring little ones. Even the older girls were in Fandom.. Fancy left us saying "Muah, Muah".
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Great Greek Food, Live Music and Entertainment, and Family Fun — Join us on Bayou St. John at the 2019 Annual Greek Festival! Featuring plenty of homemade traditional Greek food and wine, and desserts, desserts, desserts! Live traditional Greek dancing, performed by the Hellenic Dancers. A live Greek band will be playing on the Bayou so you can get your Greek on! Tour our beautiful Cathedral, visit the kids area, get our annual poster, and visit our Greek grocery with delectable cheeses, dips, spices, and much more. Tickets to New Orleans Greek Festival 2019 are only $8, either online or at the Entrance Gate.
Our theme this year is Mastika, celebrating a unique liqueur seasoned with mastic, a resin with a slightly pine or cedar-like flavor gathered from the mastic tree, a small evergreen tree native Greece and the Chios island.
Thursday Evening Soft Kickoff -- 5 to 9pm! In 2018 we hosted a limited opening on Thursday evening and had such a great response we are bringing it back this year. Because this is a soft opening only Greek Dinners & Salads, Lamb Plates, Pastries, Grocery Items, Wine and Beer, and a few other specialty items will be available for sale. This Early Bird event is cash only, $5 admission at the gate (no online tickets available).
When you attend the New Orleans Greek Festival you not only enjoy the great Greek Food, Culture, and Family Fun that we've shared with New Orleans for over forty years, but you also support a church community that has been in New Orleans for over 150 years!
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2019 Memorial Day Weekend
Thursday, May 23 -- 5PM to 9PM (special event, $5 cash only at the door)
Friday, May 24 -- 5PM to 11PM
Saturday, May 25 -- 11AM to 11PM
Sunday, May 26 -- 11AM to 7PM
Please visit our offical website for more information -- www.gfno.com -- Opa!
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages are welcome to attend, and children under 12 are free. ID is required for all alcohol purchases.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is ample free parking and a free shuttle from the JFK School field on Wisner Avenue. In addition, there is parking available in the surrounding neighborhood.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Chairs and blankets are welcome, as are small empty ice chests. Only certified service animals are allowed on the grounds.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please visit www.GFNO.com and click on the Contact Us tab for email and phone options.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes! If you can't make it we encourage giving your ticket to someone who can!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes! Please bring your printed ticket or your smartphone with the ticket on it.
What's the refund policy?
All sales are final but you are welcome to give or sell your tickets to someone else.
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Nneka and Fashion are synonymous. She has always been a trend setter, bringing the latest /hottest fashion to the New Orleans area. Her Instagram photos are usually 'BUZZWORTHY' and make us feel empowered to dress with authenticity. If it feels comfortable to you, go for it. It should be effortlessly chic. I really do admire how she can match styles and has developed a business for something she loves to do. CHARMING! CHIC! MODERN! SOPHISTICATED! FASHION!.. I did learn a great deal by reading her fashion blog. Makin moves.. read more about Nneka below.
Who would you say is your number one fashion inspiration? Beyoncé
What made you decide to start pop up shops? Pop up shops allow a place for my customers to come out and physically see my collection and try on. It’s a great way to meet my customers and establish new relationships as well.
FASHION HEADLINES WITH SHOP BY TENE'
Favorite fashion magazine? people.com/style/
What are some of your current fashion obsessions? Belt bags, the Trek sandals (minimalist light weight sandals.
Best movie with the highest fashion? Oceans 8
What type of camera do you use? I - Phone (LOL)
What three accessories can a woman walk out wit in the morning an feel like unconquerable ? Shades, Watch & Handbag
What is your favorite go-to bag for everyday wear. LV Never full
Favorite scent? Creed Adventus
What is the hottest look we should be looking for this season. Designer sneakers
Hottest new restaurant in the city now?Jack Rose and Justine
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Christian Gobert is a twenty something mom, health enthusiast, and proud millennial sharing her passion and knowledge to inspire women to strip back the layers of their life and reveal their authentic self.
Christian recently completed her certification in holistic health coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has since used her coaching practice to help women of all backgrounds fight their fear of change and take charge of their life. Christian stresses the idea of small, achievable changes and their ability to lead to lasting, lifestyle changes.
When Christian isn’t working, she can be found spending time with her daughter, enjoying a bottomless mimosa special at one of her favorite brunch spots (it’s all about balance and moderation), or exploring a new spot with friends in the beautiful city of New Orleans.
Christian refers to herself as "The Brunch Babe". I asked her for a list of her favorite spots in the city:
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I am a New Orleans native, wife, mom of two, social media blogger and Human Resources Executive! I love to read, write, travel, kid's activities, date nights with the hubby and GIRLS NIGHTS OUT!
I am self proclaimed food critic & ALL things WINE enthusiast (cheers) here in the city!
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