up in NOLA going hammer for all of 1.5 days, but in that short time I:
up in NOLA going hammer for all of 1.5 days, but in that short time I:
a Pool House – on a street called Belaire! Only thing missing was DJ Jazzy Jeff #SummerTimeSwag #Fresh
-Ate at Mother’s AND Acme (and scheduled a subsequent appointment to have my cholesterol checked)
-Partied into the night with the
Curlies & MIZANI – enough said, y’all know how we do.
-Sat front row at the Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory (St. Louis Legend!) Stand-up, whereafter I had to photobomb Paul Mooney just to get a pic.
-Drunkenly harassed Mannie Fresh as he crossed the street by screaming out AYYYY MANNNY! MAAANNNNYYYYY!!!!
– People watched and managed to talk about this scruffy looking man,
with mismatched clothes hopping out of a large SUV. Turned out to be
Trey Songz. Now get this – he pulled up to a crowded car port packed
with people and no one else recognized him either, lol!
– Made it to the airport where we ran into Pooch and Hosea from The Game… walking hella slow with what appeared to be their mommas, cousins and aunties in tow!
The Dr. Anderson and The Boogie!
boog gettin’ it
Cassidy on her event planning game. Why the hell we outside boo?!
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and later that night at the show–
Paul & Dick
What I wore-
Jacket gifted from ROMWE
Jeggings from GAP (clearance for 20 dollars!)
Tank from H&M
Took it back to my LA adventures, and turned a sad Twist-Out into a lil’ asymmetrical number!
go get it girl ure awesome and you need to give us all a lesson in fashion. I love to shop and look at all the pretty things but always end up leaving the store with the same plain tees and jeans cuz im just too damn scared. help us oh wise one
You're so lucky to have snuck in a pic with Paul Mooney, I enjoy his stand ups & especially when he was on the Chapelle show, always had me rolling.
(LOL at your Mannie Fresh sighting) Looks like a great event. Glad you enjoyed yourself, looks like Gia did too 🙂 So many gorgeous naturals! I've never been to NOLA, but would love to visit one day. That jacket is awesome, by the way! Love it!
Shear Magic for Hair – Traci Ransomme
Beatitude Salon – Bea (owner/stylist)
I love them both! I've been natural for 3 years now.
SOOOOOOOO glad to see that there is a natural hair community in New Orleans. I am moving to Baton Rouge (an hour away from New Orleans) in a few weeks, and was afraid that I would not be in the company of naturals. BTW – any New Orleans/Baton Rouge naturals have any recos on good natural hair salons in either New Orleans or Baton Rouge? HELP!!!!!!!!
Thanks in advance,
Your comments mean so much to me! Thanks for coming out and I can't wait to meet the rest of you in meetups to come!
I was a ticket taker at the event so I got to see and greet almost every beautiful lady that attended. This was the first Natural Hair Meetup that I've attended and I was so impressed with the turnout. And even though it was HOT and HUMID, everyone's hair was beautiful. Another one of the joys of being naturally curly. Nikki was even more stunning then she is in pictures. And believe me Boog earned her nickname. As soon as the DJ started, so did Boog. I can't wait for the next event…National Urban League will be here the end of the month so maybe…
I am so jelly!!!! I was supposed to be at the event but my flight was delayed and my 3pm arrival turned into a 10pm arrival. #toosick
Please come to Las Vegas, Nevada! You had so much I wish I was there it would be excellent to meet Nikki.
I have soooo much hair envy going on after those hair pics! As usual, Gia was lookin' too cute and doin' her thang!
Yay!!! I see me in almost all the pictures!!!!
Peace/(Bella) You look fab, plez come to Ohio or somewhere near….
Nikki you are simply gorgeous!
Come to Charleston, South Carolina!
I had a wonderful time. It was also great meeting Nikki 🙂 I think my husband was more excited than I was. LOL. Cannot wait until Essence next year. Every year it gets greater and greater.
FDC covers the Curly Nikki New Orleans Meetup
Trey Songz forreal …. so did you holla at him (just to say hi, of course)
Nikki, I had a blast talking to you. I am the 'young looking' 38 year old chatting you up at the table. Did you make it to Cafe du Monde? Also I am offering you a standing invitation for whenever you come back to NOLA, I'd like to suggest some better restaurants for you to try and it's on me!
Looks like a great event! ~KF519
LOVE the pics Nik! That jacket is the BOMB, and those leggings make your legs look a mile long. I buy most of my pants from the GAP.
Please come to Nashville, TN!
Nikki, you looked fab! I hated I wasn't able to make Essence because I definitely would've tried to make the meetup! Patiently waiting for you to do a meet up in HOUSTON!!!! That needs to be next on your agenda! LOL! Boog is growing up and she is so adorable! Glad your meet up in NOLA was a success!
Luv the pics – hate Paul Mooney – I find him repulsive
Nik, great pics! Lovin' Ms. Boog doing her thing. Beautiful sisters in NOLA with all that gorgeous hair. No ascot from Roland Martin!? LOL! Come back to your birth state soon girl! 😉
Thanks ladies!!! I had a blast too and I hope to come to a city near you soon 🙂
@ 'vodka & something' hey girl! Check the photobucket slideshow now. Thanks for coming out!!!
Looks like so much fun. You must come to Chicago! We love you and everything you do.
Well Nikki it was very nice to meet you and thanks for the Vodka and something, i would be happy to see my pic posted thanks.
Oh! Sounds like you had a super excited time! Awesome!! When I get back stateside, I must do some of these activities.
Oh and one more thing…sorry you had to eat at Mother's. I haven't heard anything good about that place from local's who have eaten there. Heard the food is overpriced, food isn't that great and it's certainly not worth waiting in that long line. They must have a deal with the tourism industry b/c all visitors flock there. But perhaps your experience was better…at least I hope so.
Hi Nikki!:) It was so nice to finally meet you at the NOLA meet up! You were as sweet and pleasant as I thought you would be from reading your blog! You looked GORGEOUS as always! It was also nice to meet your hubby Eugene and to see Boogie in action with her adorable self!
LOL, I got SUPER EXCITED to see my picture as I scrolled through the pics you posted from the meet up! How cool! Thanks for all that you do for us curly girls!
Nicky – these pictures were so nice! All that hair was just gawgeous!
Puhleeeeeze come to Philadelphia!
Home of Natural hair liberty & the Liberty Bell – City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection!
Gia stole the show….! It looks like a great time was had by many!
It was great meeting you Nikki! You are truly Fab and so is Gia of course 🙂
Come to Memphis!!!!!
It looks like you had so much fun! Come to DC!
Boogie is adorable!
You dress very well Nikki! Love that jacket!
I love living through you! My Boogie is a such a big gurl! I love it!
The meet up was Soo much fun, I can't wait for the next one!!!!
Please come to Detroit! We makin it happen in the D!!!
That's how it goes down during Essence! When I went, I saw Lem from Soul Food (the show) just strolling along like it was nothing.
It really turned out nice! I had a great time!!
Looks like a lot of fun. I hope to attend a CN meetup one day. I am in Ohio so hopefully you will be in a city close where I can travel to.