As some of you may or may not know, I spend much of my time living out of my suitcase, traveling to provide Awards coverage, celebrity interviews and other entertainment stuff (that looks much more glamorous than it actually is). I reside in Washington, DC, but for the past year, I’ve been traveling back and forth to Los Angeles. This year, I made the decision to officially go bi-costal, spending 50% of my time in LA. The team decided to celebrate by throwing a ‘Welcome to Hollywood’ party, held at Xen Lounge, in the Hollywood Hills.
Thankfully, a ton of folk showed up to help us celebrate, including: Duane Martin (BET’s ‘Real Husband’s of Hollywood’), Omar Gooding (actor), Bresha Webb (actress, TV One’s ‘Love That Girl), Jennia Fredrique (actress), Tabi Bonney (rapper) Shaniece (daughter of reality star, Evelyn Lozada), Bobby Debarge Jr. (singer), Kelechi Kalu (singer), Troy Marshall (former Vice President of Promotions at Interscope), Nina Parker (omgInsider), Vibe, Jason Lee (blogger), entertainment publicists Echo Hattix, Moses Hill and Erica Nailor, designers Sachika Twins ToTam and Tonya, and friends. We also selected the winner of our newest LA correspondent, Sabrina. Peep the pix and footage.
Special thanks to: Chris Mannor (celebrity stylist), Joe Exclusive (celebrity stylist), Aida Cosmetics, Cupcake Stiletto, Kim Kimble, Clothes Minded, Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother, along with Publicists VonTrese Powell, JR (of Kartel), Allyson Hollyway, Blake McPheters and Candice Mackel (Candice Nicole PR).
Credit: Femme Noire and Aja Photography. Wardrobe–Chris Mannor, Correspondent Wardrobe–Joe Exclusive & Make-Up–Aida Cosmetics.