To me, Jerry Richardson is taking the coward way out. His team will sell for over 3 BILLION, he will fade into the background and will NEVER answer a question on this topic again. To the millions of silent women across the world, who deal with sexual misconduct every day, this situation is the perfect example of how society continually reward those in power.
ENTANGLED X CHIMERAS DREAM
IS COMING SOON
Meeting Ms. Pope
Its amazing what connections last beyond the classroom. About six months ago I had the opportunity to speak to a group of ladies in the hospitality sector at UNC Charlotte. I discussed my duties as a social media manager for a hotel brand and some of my many talents outside of work. The opportunity was amazing because it reminded me on how proud I am of my job and I gain some new followers (who isn't down for a few Instagram followers!)
After this eventful Saturday I figured my connection with those ladies would be complete. A few months passed and a young lady, named Megan, contacted me about some branding needs. It was great opportunity and I was delighted to share some insight, ideas and examples of my services. Through the entire process, I enjoyed helping her create materials for the next stage of her career and I encourage you to take a look and give me some feedback!
More about Megan
Megan Pope is an up and coming meeting and event designer/producer of the Carolinas. Her background is in psychology, languages, and cultures from Gardner-Webb University. This unique combination makes for a planner who thoroughly invests in her clients and their events on a broad spectrum of tastes. Megan is certified in Meeting and Event Planning by the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She serves as a very active member of International Special Event Society as well as other event related associations in order to keep her skills current and bring nothing but the best to her clients.
#MUSICmonday - featuring SOHN
Before I begin, I believe it is important to thank POWER, the best show on television, not just STARZ, for introducing me to the album Tremors featuring SOHN.
Every weekday, I punch in at 8:30, open up emails, review my task for the day and attempt to conquer the world! (insert sarcastic face here)
One of the best things my work computer has to offer, is the ability to download and play Spotify. Usually I login into Spotify, find a album, or artist, where I can "ZONE OUT" and not focus on skipping a bad song or worrying about a song killing my vibe.
After #POWERsunday, Sunday where my friends come over and we all watch Power, I heard song and immediately ask Siri for the reference. I was given the song Tremors by SOHN on their album titled Tremors. At that moment, I knew come Monday morning, I would have a new album and artist that could get me through the week! Check them out!
This birthday I was blessed with several gifts from my loved ones. One of my greatest and most thoughtful gifts was my first photography class provided by The Light Factory in Plaza Midwood!! First off I must say Thank you to Ms. CLee for this wonderful opportunity, second...this class is great simply because "its a laid back course that is serious but not intense." When I use the term "serious" its because I have equipment I needed to buy (things I should have already...Camera, tripod, etc) but in the same breath its a laid back course.
So for my first homework assignment, I had to learn how to use Aperture. (Think about the pictures you love, with the blurry backgrounds lol)
Lets take a look below.
DISCLAIMER: All of these images are unedited so please excuse detail and lack of creativity. Thanks.
Lights - Camera - ACTION!
Well if you read my previous post "Welcome to the West", you already know my 'Overview' & 'Hotel Accommodations for LA. In this post, lets review my nightlife experience and my recommendations the next time I will go back out west.
The worst part about going across the country to a city that's TOO BIG...It's too much to do and you don't want to be that person that missed out on the "right" "situations". OKAY- So here is the rundown with traveling and partying in LA:
When we landed to LA, we already did a little research on where we wanted to party. Greystone on Sunday was a must (they were sold out on Sundays until JUNE!), Saturday we wanted to find a club in Downtown LA and Friday, we had NO CLUE. Upon arriving to the JW Marriott, the concierge gave us a heads up about clubs Downtown that might interest us, but I must say, I loved her honesty because she told us we would do better partying in Hollywood vs Downtown.
Using our best-friend for advice, GOOGLE, we found this LA Club Crawl that caught our interest. There were several benefits and some drawbacks to doing the club crawl. First the drawbacks, you have to check in between 9 pm - 10 pm, which is really early but it makes sense for the experience. (If you're coming from the East Coast, this time won't affect you because your body is 3 hours ahead of this time.) Another drawback is, you don't know where you are going and you're hoping to go to the right club. (2 clubs we attended where just everyone apart of the Club Crawl party) The Benefits, tickets are cheap, its literally a $20 ticket that includes 1 Bar, 3 Clubs and 2 free drinks and you don't wait in any lines. Due to the fact that you visit 4 different locations, it makes sense that you check in at 9 am.
LA CLUB CRAWL: 3.75 / 5
Club Design & Atmosphere: When we arrived in Hollywood we met our host at the meeting location: Outpost. She stated that usually 80-150 people attend these crawls and we can could sit at the bar and enjoy a drink on the house. We drank, ordered food and got LA advice from the bartenders. I'm pretty sure we were the first attendees for the Club Crawl in Outpost...by the time we left 45 minutes later, it was over 100 people there. (Def go to Outpost if you're in Hollywood: good bar food, better drinks the BEST price.)
Music: Bar Music
Drinks: Cheap - $5 shots; $6 - $7 drinks
NEXT TWO LOCATIONS: To be honest, I don't remember these clubs. One they were extremely boring and two Jet Lag caught up to me. I even fell asleep. smh. I do remember free drinks at each club but I took a nap in the 3rd club for about 30 minutes. I think security knew I wasn't drunk but tired. Nonetheless I was GLAD I took a night because I needed it for the LAST STOP: LURE.
Club Design & Atmosphere: By far the best club we experienced while in LA. The club setup was nice, the music was great and the people were amazing. Lure played Top 40 and HipHop, I think I showed I wasn't from the West when they started playing YG. I went crazy. Overall the club wasn't crowded but it was full! I'm still confused on why people by tables but NO bottles.
Music: Hip-Hop - Top 40
Drinks: Moderate - $10 a drink
When we left Lure, I was TIRED! It was 5am CHARLOTTE time and I needed to be in my bed HOURS ago. Saturday when we woke up it was great because the NBA playoffs were already on TV! On Saturday we were on a mission. We wanted to find a club Downtown in LA.
While dining at Yard House, located in the Nokia Theatre, right by our hotel, we asked our server where should we go tonight and party. She named out some of the clubs around LA we heard before, Greystone, Supperclub, etc but we stated we wanted to stay downtown. We asked her about the Conga Room. We noticed that it was a Latin Club right in the Nokia Theatre. Our server, gave us her stamp of approval and let us know it was great Latin club.
CONGA ROOM: 3.5 / 5
Club Design & Atmosphere: The Conga Room was designed beautiful. The line was extremely long to get in, the reason being: ITS FREE but we skipped all of that for $20...a STEAL! Walking up the stairs we were greeted by two gorgeous Spanish belly dancers.They showed us the dance floor and welcomed us to the club. Conga room is designed BEAUTIFULLY with 3 separate rooms and a balcony that oversees LA LIVE. The Main room, with 3 bars and a huge dance floor, played Latin music infused with EDM and HipHop. This was truly a great club besides the fact of the annoying "Hype woMAN" on stage with the annoying voice.
Music: Latin - EDM - HipHop
Drinks: Somewhat Pricey and small. $13 for Ciroc.