Spent the last week at a HUGE (10k people!) business conference in St.Louis, MO last week- it was super informative AND gave me an excuse to sample the amazing Missouri BBQ/Soul Food!
I didn’t get to see the town from the top of the Gateway Arch- but I did make time to grab dinner with high school friends at the famous ‘Sweetie Pies‘soul food- featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network (it was every bit as delicious as it looks on TV).
The Lou isn’t the best place to live the weekday vegetarian lifestyle (too many tasty temptations!)- and I had 2 cheat days- one where I HAD to go to Sweetie Pies- and the other when I stopped to snap a pic of the below ratchetness for you (lmao- a Cadillac Escalade HANDBAG?!) and got a whiff of jerk chicken from a local Jamaican restaurant-Taranga Grill-and had to get some!
And because of my hard work, skipping dessert (gooey butter cake?!aww man!), and getting right back to weekday veg when I got home- I managed to hit the 40lbs lost mark this week!
Wooooo flippin HOOOO! I wish I could say I was done here- but I still have a ways to go- and pounds to shed…but for the first time, living weekday vegetarianism, I know that my healthy weight is just around the corner!
And to bring it back to hair- while I was in St.Louis, it was CRAZY rainy, and humid- so I decided to put Zola the Fro’la away, and rock my fav easy Creta Girl Half Wig High Bun/Top Knotwhich protected my fro, and kept me frizz free and business ready!
Lehigh Valley College
Maginnes Room 101
Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Beautiful Affirmations and Lehigh Valley Faces LLC., presents BeYOUtiful Inside & Out Natural Hair, Beauty and Healthy Living Forum featuring special guests, Francheska Medina from Hey Fran Hey, Youtube guru, and blogger Chescaleigh and Cipriana a lover of fashion and natural hair advocate of Urban Bush Babes. Discussion Panel will be moderated by natural hair blogger, ME- NapturalNicole!!!. Occurring on June 8, 2013 at Lehigh Valley College- Maginnes Room 101, this is an event aimed at bringing together community members from all backgrounds to engage in dialogue and activities that will leave them feeling empowered and more knowledgeable about natural/curly hair, beauty and living a healthy lifestyle.
The event will feature MAJOR HAIR BLOGGERS/VLOGGERS (urban bush babes! Hey Fran hey! Chescalocs!!!! Ahhhhh, I’m so excited!!!various vendors, a healthy eating lunch demonstration, interactive/educational workshops and special prizes and giveaways. Join us for the inaugural event for the Lehigh Valley. You don’t want to miss it!
Like the natural hair Stan (stalker fan) that I am- I am SOOO excited to meet the Franchesca’s and catch up with Ciprana (it’s been over a year- and Zola is quite the big Fro’la now!)- AND I get to co host the event and moderate the discussion panel?! Lucky lucky me. 🙂
I hope to see all of you there- make sure to come over and say hello- look for this face and fro- haha!:
Share your favorite discussion topics in the comments below- hair maintenance, drama, problems, and loves!