MY LIFE: I hosted my first Book Signing event!

Last week I hosted my very first book signing event for my book, Jack and Ahlia. Oh my, what an adventure! Of course everything that could go wrong, did (outfit change, mistaken haircut, books coming in late). BUT everything that could go right was MORE than perfect! From the location, to the treats, to everyone who brought a friend, I was overwhelmed with love and support!

White Bison Coffee was the spot for the event. The staff at White Bison was amazing! They made amazing treats and coffee drinks for all my guests. Seriously, White Bison is one of my FAVORITE new coffee spots in Nashville. Located in the newly updated Centennial industry area, you’ll get an amazing cup of coffee and delicious homemade treats.

After everyone had their treats and their book we held a Q&A about the characters and the story of Jack and Ahlia. Thank you to fellow blogger, Karla B (Your Truly, KB) for hosting the session. Y’all, she asked all the deep questions. She had me thinking about the themes of love, loss, and friendship (covered in the book). More than a romance novel, I wanted to discuss how/what causes people to make the decision to betray.

Then it was time to sign all the books! Listen, every since I was in the 7th grade I’ve wanted to write a book. My degree in English was obtained just so I could do it. I have to admit that fear caused me to pause my dream. But, no more. After completing this project, I’m ready to start the next book! I’m an author y’all and I’m not afraid to say it.

I guarantee, I’ll make my first million dollars from one of my books. I have so many amazing ideas floating around and I can’t wait to develop these new characters. I’m happy you guys are along for the ride. How many times can I say “Thank you!”? The limit does not exist!

Oh yeah, books are available on Amazon AND I have a couple books available that can be signed and sent out to you. Just send me an email and I got you!

Shout out to my vendors: Draping & Design – Exquisite Appeal, Food and Beverage – White Bison TN, Makeup – ShowMeYourTeeth, and Photography – Patrick Webster.

I wrote a book, y’all!

Purchase your copy of Jack and Ahlia today!

Hello March, Hello Hustle!

Hello March and Hello HUSTLE! It’s GO TIME on fabglance.com. It’s the beginning of HUSTLE SEASON! Spring brings warmer weather and more activities. Expect to see me out & about, selling books, getting fit, and prepping for summer! No more time for cozy night of ‘Netflix & Chill’, Cookies & Cozy, or Drinks & Distractions! I got places to go and people to see!

What’s going on with FabGlance in MARCH?

Well, over at Team Fabglance, it’s BOOK SELLING SEASON! I’d like to thank everyone for purchasing a copy of Jack and Ahlia! Sales are going great, but it’s time to KICK IT UP A NOTCH! Make sure to get you ticket for the official book signing event, MARCH 17th, at While Bison Coffee. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and include a copy of the book plus refreshments.

Oh yeah! For the month of MARCH, you can DOWNLOAD your copy of Jack and Ahlia for $0.99! Yup! OR if you buy the paperback ($9.99) on amazon, you get a digital download for FREE. It’s my way of making the book accessible for everyone. Oh yeah, I have a FIVE STAR rating on Amazon. *insert smile emoji*

Oh yeah, it’s FASHION SEASON in Nashville. With Nashville Fashion Week heading up the season, expect to see me at tons of fashion and festive events. You know I’ll take you with me. From art exhibits to movie premieres, expect to see me on the scene. Make sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM for all the details.

In addition to Nashville Fashion Week, I’m excited to be on the creative team for the Elegant Ladies Fashion Show 2018! You know this is one of my favorite events to work with because their show not only spotlights FASHION but dedicated money to scholarship for women going to college. Fashion & education! Yes!

Ok, I’m sure I’m missing out on some stuff. But those are big events in prepping for. Follow me on the socials -> @fabglance EVERYWHERE. Of course I’ll be hitting you with some #BloggerLife posts, some outfit inspo, and motivation. Thanks so much for rocking with me! Let’s impress ourselves this month!

Nashville Celebrates Wakanda!

GAWD, PacFest, Fellavision, and The E.E.O.G. teamed up to bring Nashville the most immersive advanced screening of Marvel’s Black Panther. This Black Carpet event was complete with paparazzi and everyone SHOWED OUT in royal attire and melanin influenced t-shirts! I was so happy to be invited to cover the event, see the movie, and be immersed in amazing authentic blackness!

For my first viewing of Black Panther, I came in the style of the Black Panther Party of the 1960’s. Complete with my fave beret, black bodysuit, and amazing afro, I was ready to work the red carpet and enjoy the festivities. Listen y’all, I know the movie has already premiered, but don’t feel bad about dressing up for the event. Don’t be afraid to boast in your blackness.

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It was surely a homecoming!

I’ve never seen Opry Mills mall so black! When I walked into the theater it was like a family reunion. I didn’t know everyone, but it felt like we were apart of the same family. That’s the power of the Black Panther movie! It’s bringing people together through comics, great movie making, and amazing storytelling. I’ll spare you a long drawn-out thinkpiece. You can search the internet for more, check out Awesomely Luvvie’s post. But, girl it was SO good and I already saw it two times. In addition, it’s the FIFTH highest grossing movie EVER! EVER! Go see it!

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But, let’s get to the royal carpet event in Nashville. Y’all made me proud. The team at Black Antiquity made the event feel like a real affair! We took over three theaters, there were african drummers, and just a party atmosphere. I was proud to see everyone being happy. And we looked GOOD!

Look at all these amazing outfits, awesome tapestry, and colorful collections. From afro-futuristic and comic book inspired looks to traditional dresses every part of the diaspora and the interests of the Black Panther movie. Like I said, don’t stop dressing up to see the movie. It’s Black History month, let’s represent.

So, did you go see Black Panther? What did you think? What did you wear? Let me know in the comments!

Still need Black Panther outfit inspiration? Check out my post!

MY LIFE: Come to the ‘Jack and Ahlia’ book signing!

Shout out to the Fab Family for supporting my passion project, Jack and Ahlia. This book is one of the favorite things I’ve done, and I’m so excited to read all your reviews and see all your support! So, of course I have to host a book-signing event for my Nashville family! On March 17th, from 3p-6p, come out to White Bison Coffee Shop on 5202 Centennial Blvd in North Nashville!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Yes, come out to my book signing event to listen to me read a couple passages from the book, talk about relationship topics (monogamy, cheating, and partnership), and network with other Jack and Ahlia fans! Oh yeah, White Bison Coffee has some AMAZING coffee & tea and awesome sandwiches & treats! You ticket includes these coffee and treats too!

Tickets are $15 to get a signed copy of the book AND you snack, $8 if you already have a copy but you want treats. I’m signing ALL the books and taking ALL the photos! I’m so excited to see everyone and hear your opinion about Jack and Ahlia’s relationship. Get your tickets today, limited seats available.

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For the month of MARCH, you can download The book for $0.99! Buy and/or download Jack and Ahlia on Amazon. Make sure to leave me FIVE STARS!

ALSO, listen to the Jack and Ahlia playlist on SPOTIFY and TIDAL! Yes, I curated a MOOD for y’all to get into the universe of Jack and Ahlia.

Happy Valentine’s Day – Download ‘Jack and Ahlia’ for free!

Happy Valentine’s Day Fab Family!

Thank you so much for supporting my new book Jack and Ahlia! Your reviews have been fun to read and your social media shout-outs give me life!

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I wanted to give you a gift for your support – a free download of Jack and Ahlia! For next 24hrs you can download my book, that has a FIVE STAR review in Amazon.

Click here to download

MORE JACK AND AHLIA NEWS!

On Saturday, Feb 17th, I’ll be joining the team at The Scenario Radio Show for their Valentine’s Day Show. We’ll be talking about CRUSHES! I know I’ve had more than enough crushes, some turned out good and some turned out bad. You can listen online at radiofreenashville.org on Saturday at 5p.

Lastly, I hope you’ve purchased your ticket to the OFFICIAL Jack and Ahlia Book-signing! Yes, I’m hosting a book-signing to discuss the book, sign copies, and network with the Fabglance family. Your ticket includes a signed book and delicious coffee and treats from White Bison Coffee. I cant wait to meet you!

Click here for tickets!

Thank you for supporting! Have a great Valentine’s Day!

REVIEW: High Tea and Healing at the NEW Thistle Farms Cafe

Last week, the wonderful staff at Thistle Farms invited me to enjoy high tea and learn more about their newly renovated restaurant. I was so excited to dine with the team, learn more about the organization, and drink fancy tea! Before we get into it, I just need y’all to go ahead book your girl’s lunch at The Cafe at Thistle Farms. It’s sure to become a popular lunch spot! Let me tell you more:

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Thistle Farms is an organization that supports, empowers, and employs women who are survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. The organization allows women to stay in their facility for up to two years. Residents and graduates of the residential program are employed in one of the divisions of our diverse social enterprise, including a natural body and home product company, the Café at Thistle Farms, the Studios, and Thistle Farms Global. It’s great to know that every bite you take at the cafe is helping a woman find a new life. 


In addition to the wonderful tea and treats we were given a tour of Thistle Farms NEW factory where they make their candles and body products. Walking through the halls smelled like heaven, and knowing that every purchase helps is even better. Thistle Farms is making a global impact by partnering with worldwide organizations that help women find a better quality of life. In addition, you can find the Wonder products at Whole Foods, nationwide. 


Guests were given one of Thistle Farms soy candles. We were reminded that each time we light the candle we are lighting the way home for a woman in need! That’s more than enough reason to support this amazing organization.


So, make Thistle Farms Cafe your next lunch time spot. They also have space available for meetings, events, and corporate retreats. 

CHAT | Come get your BOYFRIEND! 

I’m loving using my new YouTube channel to share different sides of myself. Also, I’d like to thank you for your comments on my videos. Today’s video is my new CHAT feature. Sometimes, I just want to talk to you, and using the written word is not enough. Let me know if you like it.

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I know I’m cute . . . but I don’t want your guy!

Today’s topic is relationships! Specifically, people attempting to get out of their their relationship … specifically your boyfriend being all up in my DMs and your mom’s DMs, and my friend’s DMs! I’m just tired of guys trying to create side situations with nice single girls. So, let’s talk about it!

So many times, people ask me, “Are you dating?” and the answer is YES, but with some frustration. I know there are great guys out there, but the corny guys are making it REAL bad for y’all. Seriously, I’m not here to be a side-chick. I want a fun, healthy, and amazing relationship with a great guy who doesn’t sneak away, sending janky texts to other women. And, you should want that too. You don’t need a guy treating you like you’re LESS THAN! Girl, you are the full package!

Take a look at my video and tell me what you think? Have you been cheated on? How did it feel? Have you cheated? Let’s talk about!

 

VLOG | Nashville Parade of Homes 2017

Last week, I was invited by California Closets Nashville as a VIP Guest to the Nashville Parade of Homes! The Parade of Homes is an annual event that allows guests to see the latest home design trends created by the regions best builders and interior designers. California Closets created a $45,000 closet for one of the homes, and were the first to view the creation. Y’all! These homes were more than amazing. They were dream-worthy.

The tour definitely gave me some GOALS to think about. I want to build a home so that I can host my friends and family. The Nashville Parade of Homes introduced me to interior design trends I hadn’t seen before: Bunk rooms, Digital Spaces, and Embroidered Walls! Can someone just give me one of these houses, fully furnished? No? I gotta work for it? UGH!

Well, take a look at my Million Dollar Home Tour VLOG from last week’s visit. Make sure to comment, share, and subscribe if you haven’t!

 

VLOG | Convos with Tisha Campbell

A couple week’s ago I attended an inspiring event at Lipscomb University. Actress, Tisha Campbell, was invited to the university to speak on her career. Many know her as Gina, from the TV show Martin, but Tisha Campbell has a long and historic career in Hollywood. She’s been in the entertainment industry for more than 40 years, winning her first talent competition at the age of  seven.

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The entertainment media studies department, headed by Professor Natasha Johnson, completes a class assignment that involves planning and producing a community event that invites a celebrity to the city. The students did an amazing job, even when the guest list moved to more than 200 attendees. It was so exciting to visit the campus and listen to Tisha talk about her career, motivations, and inspiration. Of course I had to vlog it! I even give you a glimpse into my life with some fun commentary:

Make sure to watch, comment, and share!

Hello October! Back to Blog Basics

Um, Hello October! How’d you sneak up on me? I’m happy to report that it was actually CHILLY last night. Oh yes! Fall weather is on the way to Tennessee. With the return of cool weather, that means less time out in the streets and fashion events start to die down as the holiday season gears up. This change allows me more time to focus on quality content.

It’s back to blog basics over here! I’m proud that I was able to put out FOUR videos on the VLOG this month, with MORE to come. I’ve posted three times a week on the website. And, I’ve successfully given y’all weekly newsletters! Listen, don’t even discount my posts on INSTAGRAM; I’ve been giving you LOOKS! So, expect more quality coming from FabGlance! I’ve finally found my grove and I’m not turning back.

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So, what can you expect this month>

  • HBCU Homecoming Events – So, it’s my school’s Homecoming month and the start of college homecoming events across the US. You know I got a homecoming lookbook coming for you! Check out last year’s looks!
  • COLLABORATIONS – I have a collaboration coming up with FORM Beauty, Private Label Extensions, and some secret ones I can’t tell you about yet! Just make sure to read the blog to see what’s popping! Wanna partner with me? Check out my PARTNER PAGE then send me an email! I’d love to share your product/event with my readers.
  • 100 Days of Fitness – Yeah, I talked about it last month. Even made it to 14 days. Then, I had oral surgery, a bit of financial distress, and just overall stress, so I stopped. BUT you can always dust yourself off and try again! Let’s do it!
  • #ONEMILLIONFOLLOWERS – Yeah, I’m still on that! I’m on a quest to get One Million Followers across all social media platforms (combined)! Will you be my friend on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube?
    • I’m just shy of 10K across all platforms – lets get me 1000 more this month!

So, that’s what’s happening on Fabglance.com! What are your goals for the month of October? Let’s talk about it in the comments section!