I was heading to the airport the other day and wanted to bring something healthy and yummy for the planeâ€¦mostly to deter me form buying crazy amounts of crap at the airport to eat while in the air. Â I had not been to the market because I was travelling so all I had was nonperishables and some carrots. Well, here is what I created! It was deelish, and still crunchy and yummy mid-flight to NY. Â
How great was last nightâ€™sÂ UNCFâ€™s An Evening of StarsÂ on BET last night?! Â If you missed it, you can check out some of the highlightsÂ here. Â I thought itâ€™d be fun to take you behind the scenes by sharing some of my photos from the night. So click through the gallery to see who I ran into, where I touched up my make-up, and what fruit I slipped in my purse for a snack on the ride home, haha.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I had the honor of presenting at this year’s UNCF: An Evening of Stars. Â It’s a spectacular event honoring deserving students from around the country. Â With live performances by Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, Faith Evans, Tyrese, and many, many more. It’s a wonderful event that you don’t want to miss, and it airs TONIGHT on BET at 10/9C. Â So if you wanna be inspired, tune in!
I was particularly inspired by student, Aisha Rivera. Â Not only does she have a beautiful mind, but a killer sense of Fashion!!! Â So much so that when I was being interviewed by BET, I caught her out of the corner of my eye and loved her look I had to turn the camera’s attention to her. Â Such a cutie!
A couple of nights ago I attendedÂ ELLEâ€™s Women in Television Celebration.Â This is the second year they have done this, but this was my first time attending. It was truly a wonderful evening. So wonderful that I thought it deserved a proper thank you to ELLE and Robbie MyersÂ and a few special shout out to some FAB ladies. These “dinners’ and “events” are a part of my job and truthfully it can often be work. I am not complaining, getting dressed up and going to wonderful fancy parties is fun, and I feel blessed to be enjoying these kinds of things as a result of my career, but like everything â€¦they can be a mixed bag. Often we have to Â attend these things solo so it can feel lonely and anxiety provoking, and sometimes these events feel like a mind field of comparison and judgement. Â Well, this dinner was none of that for me.
I was maybe 11, 12, or 13 years old when my neighbor, Hillary Shaw, taught me how to french braid. She taught me how to do an inside and outside braid.Â Since then I have tried all kinds of styles of braiding and I have become an expert at doing most of them myself. Â When I saw these inspiration pictures in some magazine, I started perfecting what is now one of my favorite go to hair styles -”The Milkmaid Braid.”