Who watched The Wiz Live on NBC last night? I haven't done that much singing and dancing in a long time! BUT, see why I have to bring my belt when I visit the these internets? LOLOL  Yall just don't know how to act!! #WhoDoneThese ???



See how terrible yall are?!  hahahahah!!
 

 
Yet another awesome performance at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center!   We're right smack dab in the middle of the 2015 - 2016 season and the shows keep getting better and better!  Art of Time Ensemble - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was the latest show that I attended.
 
 
I had the BEST Halloween weekend!  Masquerade in the Mansion kicked off on Friday and it was a beautiful event.  Over 400 guests attended the sold-out event in the beautiful Telfair Mansion.  The music was great, there were lots of treats and surprises like belly dancers, fire breathers, tarot card readers, fortune tellers, a photo booth and yummy Halloween treats prepared by the chefs of Virginia College.  Enjoy the pics!   


Octobers are hard. The month holds the anniversary of my father's death who was lost to gun violence. Then two years later on the exact same day my closest aunt died suddenly of a heart attack.  It's really tough because fall is my favorite time of year.





This weekend I was invited to a Halloween Party on beautiful Wilmington Island, hosted by a friend of a friend, Michele.  Great food, drinks and a live band?  Of course, I'll be there!!  Hope you enjoy the pics!


 The Low Country Socialite Media Badge Geekend Technology Conference 2015
 
My favorite time of year is here!  It's Fall and festival season is among us.  Even though technically Geek-end isn't a festival, it's one of my favorite annual events.  Geek-end is a 3 day technology conference that features speakers from all over that specialize in technology, web development, digital media, etc.  I learn so much every year and always have a blast with my fellow #geeks.  Check out my photos below!
 

Have you been to Olympus cafe, the Greek restaurant on River Street in Savannah, GA? Before the year ended I have the opportunity to visit this restaurant and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
 
Shrimp and Grits Festival 2015
 
Last weekend I scooped up my mom, (my usual riding partner) and headed down to Jekyll Island for the Shrimp & Grits Festival.  So many awesome vendors and restaurants gathered together to offer up some of their best versions of the popular southern meal. 
 

 

 
All September was a celebration of pride as we celebrated pride Savannah. As a supporter of the LGBT community I made my rounds throughout events for this community. I knew that all of the 2015 events would definitely be huge celebrations because of the Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages.  The events did not disappoint!  The kickoff to Savannah Pride was the beautiful All White Garden Party hosted at the Maritime Museum in downtown Savannah.  Take a look at the photos and you'll see that a great time was had by everyone in attendance. I got to meet a lot of great new people and checking out everyone's all white outfits was pretty great too.
 
 
 The 5 Spot Habersham Village Savannah menu
 
On one of our many outings to Savannah, mom and I ducked off into the cutest restaurant.  The 5 Spot Neighborhood Kitchen & Bar is located in Habersham Village.  We almost missed this jewel because of my little brat's insistence on going on River Street to eat but I'm glad I put my foot down. :o)
On first sight, this restaurant has a very cool and trendy look to it.  The exposed brick and silver accents make for very interesting surroundings and we found ourselves looking at the artwork/decor more than the menu.  Ultimately we had to be reminded by our friendly waitress to look at the menu so we could order.  Haha!  Mom opted for the Basic Burger with sweet potato fries while I had the pulled pork, mac & cheese and broccoli.  You can see photos of our meal below.  Before leaving, I got a chance to chat with General Manager, Peter Oleniuch.  Check out what he had to say about The 5 Spot.


AquaCurean was such a beautiful event!  The gourmet Seafood Festival was hosted by the Westin in Savannah Georgia and coordinated by Jan Gourley who also coordinates the annual Savannah Food and Wine Festival. Several local restaurants, bars and distilleries were present to offer up some of their best goodies!  Most of the sea creatures that you can imagine made an appearance:  shrimp, lobster, crab, octopus and more...



















Africa Fashion Week Low Country 2015 Beaufort South Carolina Photos


Africa Fashion Week Low Country was one event that I was so pleased to find while doing my monthly search for local events.  African fashion is something that I always see on Instagram or Facebook or just on the internet period but never really get to see in person.   So, I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend this event as media.



Savannah Restaurant Week 2015


During Savannah Restaurant Week 2015, I chose to dine with Little Italy, a sweet Italian Restaurant Located on Wilmington Island.  I enjoyed my time spent and even got to learn more about the restaurant through an interview with Chris McGary, the General Manager:


What makes your Italian restaurant different from the other Italian restaurants in Savannah?
"We are authentic in all aspects to our food, we don't cut corners and use only the best products available. The masses and corporate America have brainwashed people into thinking Carrabas, Olive Garden and other chain food is authentic.  It is not.  We use old traditional family recipes for all of our food."


Savannah Restaurant Week Photos 2015

The month, Savannah celebrated the rich culinary heritage that it has come to be known for.  Savannah Restaurant Week was held in tribute to the many fine restaurants and eateries that make dining in Savanah a unique experience.  The 10 day celebration features select items from several of Savannah's most popular restaurants that allows you to try an appetizer, entrée and dessert for one low rate of $30.

My mother is one of my biggest fans.  I can always count on her to be at all of my events and to encourage all of my projects.  She is a huge advocate for putting your best face forward and some of my most valuable beauty tips come from her.  Here a few:

 
 

The 60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival wrapped up this past week after over two months of festivities like a Paddle Battle, Shrimp Boat Tours, several concerts and talent shows.  Before all of the fun ended, I was invited to the Low Country Supper held in the Waterfront Park and sponsored by WastePro.  Low country boil- the favorite summer meal of the south, was served and even in the rain the attendance was pretty great.
 
 
This will always be one of Savannah's best destinations.  Never a dull moment.  So many bars, beautiful restaurants and yummy candy stores.  There is always something to do and lots of new people to meet! 

 I love, love, love this place. I've been going here since I ditched the Fresh Market. The change has broken my heart but I'm happy that there is another grocery store that I can go to. The produce was so fresh here and looks so great.  
 

 
Anyone who knows my or my family knows that we LOVE our rum!  We totally shoulda been pirates!  We love geting together and making all sorts of mixed drinks and even rum cakes.  We even take it straight if we need to.  Earlier this month, I was was invited to attend the grand announcement of Daufuskie Island Rum Company's Gold Edition Rum!  I got to take a tour of the factory and even learned the process for how rum was made!  But.......for now I think I'll stick to just drinking it!


 


My first encounter with this beauty was during Savannah Fashion Week in 2013.  Shaunii Rawls is one of Savannah's most celebrated models and just one look at her on the runway makes it easy to see why.  I finally got to meet her at an event and she promised me an interview.  This gorgeous, yet down-to-earth chick was just fresh off of a 6-page spread in Savannah Magazine and I'm so glad that she took the time to share her story with us!



Here is another one of my fabulous days in the Dominican Republic.  We started that morning with a rum & chocolate tasting plus a peek at cigar rolling at Don Lucas Cigars. This will gave us a chance to see some of the DR's sights, experience some local culture, taste (and purchase) some Rum, Dominican Coffee and Chocolates, Cigars and do some Shopping.  We ended the night at the Royalton resort's Italian restaurant and of course, I ended up at the bar!
Until Next Time…
 
Here are some more pictures from my wonderful trip to the Dominican Republic. On the day after arrival, we took a tour around the city of Punta Cana and we also did a Segway tour which was really fun, until it wasn't!  Lol  I did good for about an hour and then I fell off of the Segway and bruised leg.  I did make it down to the beach where we rode the Segway along the coast and I got some great shots of the beach. We stopped at the Iguana pits and took some photos of the little, well not so little, guys. Last stop was a farm where we feasted on fresh island fruits but that was where I took my fall so I finished off my tour riding back in the golf cart! Lol
 
On a recent visit to St. Simons Island I ducked into this adorable restaurant for a quick bite to eat. I usually go for seafood when I'm on any of the islands but the line was soooo long at Iguanas (the island favorite) that I decided to go another route.
I knew by the looks of it that this place would be a bit pricey but I was pleasantly surprised.  Just about everything was under twenty bucks. Perfect for grabbing a quick bite before get on the road to head back home!  I also had a feeling that the portions would be tiny. Boy, was I surprised when the chicken breast with chive oil that ordered took up the entire plate! It usually comes with mashed potatoes but I opted for a bowl of linguine with alfredo sauce.  Everything was great,  even my rum and coke!  The only thing that I didn't care for was the bread.  You expect great bread with pasta. Theirs wasn't bad, just not addictive like most bread baskets are.  Great food,  friendly and helpful staff. I'll definitely return.
 
 
 
 
 
I'll be posting about my recent trip to the Dominican Republic for a while.  I had a blast!  It was my first trip out of the country and I can't wait to share more photos with you guys and talk about some of things that I experienced while there.  Good and not so good.  :o)
 
 
This week I was invited to sail the night away at Tradewinds Casino Cruises for their Hospitality Night benefiting Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The evening started with a short reception honoring some of the local businesses and allowed for lots of networking, door prizes and fun!  Hors d'oeuvres were provided by the chefs and students of Virginia College. Tradewinds is currently rebranding and under new management, including a new ship captain and a completely new marketing/sales team.
 
 
 
 
 
Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Savannah Dance Classic.  Ballroom dancing was always something that I have only watched on TV and never up close.  I mean, I've always loved Ballroom dancing and have even taken a few classes when I can find them in my area but I had no idea that Savannah had a dance association.  
Guess what treat came in the mail for me recently? A new laptop/tablet! ASUS sent me their super smooth, slim and sleek T300 Chi for me to review. Unfortunately, my internet has been down for the SEVERAL days (curses to my ISP) so I haven't been able to do everything I want with my new computer but I have been able to incorporate its use into my school work, at the office and for some play! The ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi is the perfect all-around 2-in-1 device. I set up Microsoft Office Suite and was able to complete some reports for work. I even took it along with me to a dance competition that I attended and edited some photos for my blog right on the spot! When all of that was done and my internet popped back up, I pulled apart the magnetic hinge that holds the keyboard and watched a little Netflix on my new "tablet". The screen is so vibrant, I'd rather watch Netflix here then on my TV! 
 
 

 
Some of the things that I really like about this device is the battery power. I charged it the first day I got it and a week and a half later I'm writing this review and haven't had to recharge it yet. It boasts 10 hours of battery life during usage but it is holding a great charge between uses Love it! Also, it's FANless so it's not noisy like my old laptop. It even came with a stylus but I've been so busy looking at all of the features that the device has to offer that one more feature might blow my mind!! I'll check out that soon! Lastly, the computer is small but it is really powerful. It houses state-of-the-art Intel processors that offer blazing fast speed and outstanding energy efficiency. Its easy and lightweight to tote yet the screen is huge!
 
 

 
 
I think I've found my new best friend!


If you're in the market for a new computer/tablet/laptop, please consider the Asus t300 Chi. It really is the best of both worlds!

 
Until next time!
 
Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys! Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, on Instagram and in your inbox!
 
 
 
**I participated in the ASUS campaign as a member of bLink Marketing Network. I was provided a free computer from ASUS to review but all opinions are my own.


 
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Ogeechee Technical College hosts another successful Job Fair. 

Tango
Another amazing performance at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center!  Tango Buenos Aires:  "The Song of Eva Peron" featured for one night at the PAC and it was a beautiful show.  The musical is a "journey through dance and music of the life of Eva Perón" who was the former first lady of Argentina for seven years until her death in 1952.
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Hey folks!  An eye infection has put me out of the loop for a bit but I have so much to share on what I’ve been up to and all my adventures!
A few weeks ago i went to the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival and i had an awesome time!  The event coordinator, Erin Carmines, generously sent me 2 tickets for the Fish Fry and Oyster Roast to kickoff the featival event.  So I scooped up my mom and we hopped on 95 north to Hilton Head, South Carolina!  It was a little chilly out but not too bad.  The cool air created the most beautiful steam when the oysters came out to be served! 


 
A few weeks ago I was invited to a burlesque show, “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Hot!”,  at the Mata Hari on Downtown River Street.  The Mata Hari is a hidden gem right on the river that not many folks know about but once you do, you’ll love it.  It’s like a Speakeasy, complete with a passkey to enter and all. 


I absolutely love this place! The boiling shrimp is the best seafood restaurant in Statesboro. I go here a lot and I have never had a disappointing meal. The sea food always tastes fresh and the prices are not bad. I usually get the seafood platter which usually comes with fried shrimp, fried oysters and fried fish. I opt out of the oysters and they let me get either more shrimp or more fish. Love that! I definitely recommend this place.
 
 
I've been wanting to visit Foxy Loxy since I saw that they offer Wine & Fire on Saturday Nights from 7p to 11p.  I'm so nosey!  I wanted to see what that was all about.  Plus, I love standing or sitting around a fire pit on winter nights.  

 
 
We stop here to get a quick bite before a day of shopping because we wanted something like that wouldn't slow us down and because we knew that we were going to go for big dinner later. The service here was decent but not excellent.
 
 
I really enjoyed this place. I go to city market all the time and I always pass this place and never eat there. I was in City Market about a week ago and I didn't feel like getting in the car and finding another place to go and worry about parking so we decided to eat down there. We were either going to go to the wing spot down there or this place. I'm so glad that I gave this place a chance. Just about everything that we ordered was perfect.
 
 
First let me start off by saying that the food here is really really good. However I have no desire to come back to this restaurant. The space is pretty small so a long wait is expected. Myself and two friends went to this restaurant during a visit to Atlanta.






Are usually love this place. Every time I go to Atlanta I want to go to benihanas and have some of that delicious hibachi food. This time we had a horrible experience and will most likely not be returning. We went on a sunday and we understand that after church they will most likely be a wait.

 
 
I used to love this place. But now I go in and I don't even buy anything. My first visit here ever was in April of 2014 and I fell in love with this place. The fruit here was so big and juicy and beautiful and delicious. I would come every time I came into town. But lately the fruit is not as good and there was even mold on the blackberries. I still go in sometimes hoping that things will be like they used to be but I'm usually disappointed. Perhaps after some time I will update this review but for now I am just not pleased like I used to be. 
 
 
 
The only thing that is really good about this restaurant is the amount of food for the price. The quality of the food is not all that great but you do get a lot of food for your buck so that's always decent. I usually end up getting something that includes their chicken tenders. On my last visit I got the chicken alfredo and instead of the grilled chicken I got the fried chicken tenders. It was edible but it wasn't something that I truly enjoyed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
My mom however, loves the place and always wants to go when we head in that direction. She enjoys the Sweet Heat Chicken and the salad that comes with it. She always has enough to take home for a second meal so she loves that. The drinks here are excellent though!  They have their unique drinks and they are not too strong and not too weak. I've enjoyed some drink that they have that's like a wedding drink full of whipped cream and some other stuff I can't remember but it was very tasty. So if you're not looking to spend a lot of money and you're in the market for fairly decent food then visit Cheddar's and be sure to have a drink or two.
 
 
 
 
Until Next Time… 
 
 



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I spent Valentine's Day with my one true love, SHOPPING!!  :o)  First stop was Clothes Mentor in Savannah, GA.  I loved this place.  They've got a well organized selection and it was easy to find my size.  The staff was amazingly friend and very informative about their consignment process.  Next stop was Designer Consignments.  

 
 
 
 

 
 
My Valentine's Day outfit.  :o)  It fit very well with the Speakeasy theme of The House of Mata Hari. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Until Next Time… 
 
Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys! Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, on Instagramand in your inbox!   
  
 
 
 
I finally went to Savannah Smiles dueling pianos. I have heard so much about this place from friends and coworkers so one night while walking on River Street, I decided to go inside. The atmosphere was was fun. It was a little crowded but not too bad. I went on a Saturday night, the Saturday that was Valentine's Day actually. The crowd isn't very diverse and neither was the music but still very enjoyable.  There were a couple of songs that I knew and found myself singing along.
 
 
 
 
 
This is the infamous bar where all of the music is played on 2 baby grand pianos in the front while everyone sings along.  I don't know what it is about that concept, but it makes you sing songs you normally wouldn't even listen to because hearing it on the piano is so much fun! I was only there for about 25 minutes and I didn't order any food or any drinks. So I can't comment on that but I enjoyed the music and even heard Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice on the piano while I was there. That alone made it totally worth the $5 cover charge! Definitely recommend checking out this establishment. 
 
 
 
 
 
Until Next Time… 
 
 

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