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Jasmine’s Thoughts on the 2016 Kia Sorento

Last month my dear friend, Dara Beevas from Wise Ink Publishing  and I headed out west to California to work on a Carpe Diem writing project I’ve been trying to complete for 3 years. During our time in California, my friends at Kia let me use a brand new 2016 Kia Sorento SXL V6 in… View Article

2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Last week I partnered with Macy’s to serve as the Macy’s Social Media Ambassador during the 10th Annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. The Black Enterprise Women of Power brought together over 900 influential business women who work in various sectors of businesses… View Article

Party with a Purpose, Good for Generations: Celebrating United Way @100

I love a Party with a Purpose and today the Greater Twin Cities United Way is celebrating their 100th birthday and launching their Centennial year with their Good For Generations Celebration. The FREE party is being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 5 – 8 PM and I’ve been told there’s going to be… View Article

Where are you going?

This past weekend I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Rhapsody in Pink Scholarship Ball. A few have requested to listen to my speech.  Here it is! Special THANKS to KBS for the iPad recording.  

iHeartRadio Music Festival 2013

Two weeks ago I had dinner with my friend Dana Marie and she said “you should be the social media correspondent for…” I replied that I would LOVE to be a social media correspondent. Fast forward two weeks and I’ve been given the opportunity to be a social media correspondent for Vacation Express! Me and… View Article

Glamorama: Fashion in a New Light (Minneapolis)

This past Friday I had the honor of attending Macy’s Glamorama fashion show in Minneapolis as a guest blogger.   Macy’s Glamorama has been on my “list” for several years because it is one of the TOP fashion events in Minneapolis but more importantly it’s a GREAT Party with a Purpose! Those of you that personally know… View Article

The Macy’s Flower Show

It’s been on my “list” forever! This year I finally made it to the Macy’s Flower Show, It was the perfect afternoon outing and I thoroughly enjoyed this year’s theme of the Painted Garden because of all the vivid and aromatic fresh flowers. Here are a few pictures I captured on my handy dandy iPhone…. View Article

Smack Shack

Like many in the Twin Cities I’ve patiently awaited the opening of the Smack Shack in the North Loop of Minneapolis for over a year.  I was hooked the first time I had the shack’s Lobster Mac & Cheese, Lobster Roll & Shrimp Po Boy at the 1029 Bar. After months and months of opening delays the Smack… View Article


Just like the ingredients in a YUMMY pot of gumbo can vary so will the content shared here.  Here is where  I will share a little of this and a little of that….my travels, great meals I’ve tried, recipes to try, movies to see, etc.! ENJOY