First natural hair expo ✔️
First time PRESENTING at a natural hair expo ✔️
So many boxes checked this past weekend at the Bella Kinks DFW Natural Hair Expo and I am still reeling from the experience. When Julian (Ms. Bella Kinks herself) asked me a few months back to be a part of the expo I was in total disbelief. Obviously, she saw something in me that I had not seen in myself, but now that's all changed :) I don't think it really hit me until I was on my way home that I realized how powerful the weekend was! And since my time in Grapevine was full of action, I wanted to give you all the play-by-play!
BLACK EXCELLENCE DINNER
The rain as a result from Hurricane Patricia was trying to dampen the weekends activities but like Julian said at the opening event, "The rain is just a shower of God's blessings." And indeed it was. After an almost 8 hr drive in the rain, the weekend kicked off with the black excellence dinner at the NYLO Las Colinas. Everyone was dressed to the nines in their black tie attire donning the flyest masks. The masquerade themed event was hosted by blogger Shine Struck and artist/songwriter Chris Classic. We dined on chicken and snapper and enjoyed the signature martini for the evening, the kinky martini. Julian also did an informal recognition ceremony honoring a few of the people that have made an impact on her life. Afterwards the DJ turned up the jams and we got to partake in a little ring light photo booth action.
|Blogger VeePeeJay and I|
Being that my VERY FIRST workshop was the next morning, hubs and I didn't hang out for too long because I wanted to make sure I was bright eyed and bushy tailed for the expo the following day.
EXPO DAY 1
EXPO DAY 1