Posts Tagged ‘houston’


#Trying to Remain Calm….#IHateItWhen


Keysharion “KeKe” Parker

I hate it when…you ask someone a legitimate question and they give you an F’d up ass answer.  Thanks for thinking I’m a dumb ass. 

So I visited Philly a few months back with the girls and we were kicking it at a wine spot, a little tipsy, and a lot of dancin’ to a little band that was jamming jazz and some r&b.  The guys in the band were doing their thang and we were having a great night.  Okay…..until, the lead guy comes over to the table and asks if we had any requests.  Nice, right?! 

Well, I politely asked if he could play any Ne-Yo.  Mind you, I had just heard a band in N.O. play Champagne Life in a hole in the wall club a couple of months prior.  I didn’t think my request was far fetched, but damn! The answer I got back was ‘rude as hell’.  I mean I wasn’t trying to belittle what the band was doing by any means, I just thought it would keep the party going. 

For real, don’t look at me like I’m stupid and say “Uh…NO! Why in the hell would we play that?!” Well, in my opinion don’t bring your ass over here and ask if we have any requests. So my non-drunk, crunk answer should have been, “You’re a motherf***in’ band asking for requests, aren’t you?! That’s why you need to play that “ish! You obviously ain’t that big yet to be turning folk down, now are you?”   I think I should’ve gone Evelyn Lozada on him and told him what’s real! Yes, I have anger mgmt issues and I need help.  Fortunately for him, I was lil’ tipsy and I just got quiet and festered until now….LOL

I’m jus’ sayin’, I hate it when people get their jollies off of making other people feel like crap.  You don’t have to TRY to embarrrass anyone to have control over the situation.  Just have some compassion and patience.  Yes, people do ask stupid questions, but Damn don’t you do the same thing, too?   Be helpful because you never know how that could lead to your next blessing.

I mean dude was kinda cute.  If he had played his cards rights, he actually coulda got it  🙂 

I’m jus’ sayin’!…SMH

LIVE Life…and Respect My Gangsta!


#WeLove Fedoras and #Fashionista s….#Style Profile


Here’s an interesting question we found perusing the net.  What we thought was a Fedora is actually a Trilby.  Well, guess what we have in stock? Grey, Dk Brown and Ivory Trilby’s at

Reader Question: Trilby vs. Fedora

By Truth in Fashion | Published: June 27, 2011

Dear Truth in Fashion,

I see hats called fedoras, and others called trilbies, but I really don’t see a difference, are they the same thing?


Dear Mindy,

They look a lot alike but actually have subtle differences. What we are seeing right now in fashion being called a fedora is most likely a trilby. A trilby hat has a thinner rim than a fedora. For some fun facts about the names of these hats, the trilby was named after a play based off of George du Maurier’s book, Trilby. In the play, one of the characters wore one of these hats. The fedora was also named after a play called Princess Fedora where the main character wore this style of hat.

Thanks Truth in Fashion!

Lesson Learned and I still get to be in Style!

LIVE Life…And get your terminology right.

Aerika Eshelle


#Trying to Kick it….The End of the Week is #LikeNothingElse…


Awww Suki Suki!  It’s the Weekend, Baby!  TGIF, For Real!  We made it, y’all!  See how the rest of the weekend is gonna play out for you.

Friday & Saturday- HAPPY

As you can see, we have made it to the end of the week and look at the smile on that face!  Too excited to be free to do what you want to do….even if it is just running errands around town on Saturday.  It’s your time and you can wake up at your leisure….Hopefully!  Songs were made about the weekend.  It’s Friday and I’m ready to swang. Pick up my girls and hit the party scene…Tonight, ohohoh, It’s Alright!-AALIYAH   Make sure to hit up a daytime party for me and get your fly accessories with

Sunday – WORRIED

Well, look it’s Sunday again.  Where did the last two days go?  Oh no, now you’ve started thinking about all the stuff you have do during the week.  School, Work, the kids, oh my!  How can you enjoy this last moment of your weekend without worrying.  I don’t know if you can. It’s called Sunday Anxiety!  It begins to take over you because you got up early, went to church possibly, cooked your evening meal, maybe even hung out with some friends for brunch.  You’ve had you last bit of weekend fun and you realize it has to come to an end…..And then….you move into the next phase…..

Sunday Evening – RAGE

Oh, No!  It’s time to go to bed.  You are really upset now.  Why is it that we go through this every week?  There has never been a day in my work career that I’ve felt joy about going to the job on Monday.   It requires prayer and meditation to just have enough strength to get out of the bed on Monday and make it in one time….LOL  Don’t trip, I’m glad I have a job, but I’m Mad I gotta go.  Anybody know of a job where I can work from home? Maybe that would ease the tension.

LIVE Life, Have a Great Weekend….And a Happy Monday!

Keysharion “KeKe” Parker


#Trying to be on Princess Status…#Diana ‘s #Style


Remembering Princess Diana

Princess Diana would have been 50 today!  What better way to celebrate than honoring her presence.  She is revered as the People’s Princess and loved as a role model, activist, and style icon worldwide. From her wedding gown to her little black dresses, her style continues to inspire Fashion today.
Check out our style post showing Diana’s Simple Elegance coupled with TryingTwenties’ Accessories
It’s great for your budget and 
Pretty Enough for a Princess!


 We love you, Diana!
LIVE Life and Be Princess Pretty!
Aerika Eshelle

Trying to Get Outta the House in #Houston….


Ever wondered what else is going on in your city besides happy hour.  What’s the alternative to the old and ordinary date night or night out on the town with your girls? Well, here are some April events going on at your new posh City Centre location in Houston, TX .  Get outta the House and head to some Free events that will have you feeling good that you ventured out to Try something new!  Make sure you look cute.  Order your Fabulous earrings and Flirty Clutches at for your evening out.

Fridays, April 15th, 22nd, 29th: Art in the Plaza, 6-9 PM

Join us for the kick-off of Friday Art in the Plaza! The series focuses on emerging local visual artists and photographers and occurs every Friday evening April-June.  The series is presented by Sculptures By Design and The Brownstones

April 21: Earth Day Concert, 5-8 PM
Guests are invited to experience the district with friends and family to celebrate Earth Day with live music on the property’s elegant central plaza. Bring a blanket or chairs and get comfortable while celebrate spring and groove to the sounds of live music.

April 23: Green 6.2 Race & Kids Fun Run, 8:45, 9:00 & 10:45 AM
In honor of Earth Day, Race Assist, LLC is proud to present the Green 6.2, an eco-friendly race featuring a competitive 10K and 5K run/walk, Kids 1K Fun Run and festivities to follow at the Eco-Farmers Market CITYCENTRE. Race Assist keeps this race lean and green by using seeded paper bibs, 100% biodegradable water station cups, reusable race bags, 100% organic cotton shirts, and viral marketing in lieu of paper brochures and postcards. For more information or to register for the race, visit

April 27: The Art of Wine at Hotel Sorella, 5:30–7:30 PM
Hotel Sorella and CITYCENTRE’s on-site gallery Sculptures By Design merge two respected passions: art and wine appreciation. Attendees are invited to challenge both their taste in art and their taste buds while sipping on wine samples. This month’s installment features “Up Cycle Art” – I.E., recycled pieces – by Desira Garcia, Sally Stubbs, Jennifer Eli, Maria E. Hart, David Pilgram, Jim Adams, Marilyn Balke-Lowry, Suzanne Buckland, Rob Hart, Anita Varadaraju, Kabuloglu, and Sculptures By Design curator Holly Denslow.

April 30: Dancing Under the Stars, 7:30-10 PM
CITYCENTRE presents Dancing Under the Stars, a popular last-Saturday-of-the-month plaza event that features dancing on a floor assembled on the plaza’s large grassy area. Each installation brings a different dancing style to attendees, led by the experts from Fred Astaire School Dance Studios under the night air. Dancing Under the Stars occurs on the final Saturday of each month throughout the summer and into the fall. April 30 features Salsa with Grupo Kache Band.

LIVE Life…and have some Fun!

Aerika Eshelle


Trying to Find Love and Basketball in #Houston


NCAA Final Four Games are coming to the H! Can’t go to the games, but want to hang out to see and be seen? All the Single Ladies, might want to make it to Houston this weekend, because the Final Four Basketball Games are in #Houston, Tx. Now you don’t have to be looking for a guy at these events to enjoy yourself. If you are a die hard basketball fan, then here are some events you may want to attend that are FREE! Who knows, you may find a little Love and Basketball.

Free Final Four 2011 Events in Houston

Final Four Friday Team Practices (April 1) — Watch the college teams practice at Reliant Stadium from noon to 4 p.m. The specific schedule is based on team seeding. Team coaches will speak after each team practice. Fans will have a chance to win game tickets throughout the day!

Reese’s® College All-Star Game (April 1) – Stick around after the team practices for the College All-Star Game featuring some of the best collegiate athletes. Game time is 4:30 p.m. at Reliant Stadium. A special community thank you to Reese’s and Kroger, who will present a $10,000 check to Texas Children’s Hospital March 31.

The Big Dance Concert Series (April 1-3) — It’s a three-day party at Discovery Green! Each day brings a new line-up of entertainers along with activities, spirit squads, mascots, pep bands, and food. Headliners are Sublime with Rome (Friday), The Kings of Leon (Saturday) and Kenny Chesney (Sunday). Concerts will go from 12 – 4 pm. Stick around for the outdoor viewing party of the national semifinal games April 2 on the giant video screens from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Powerade NCAA Youth Clinics (April 2) — Kids ages 8-16 can learn from the best at the NCAA Youth Clinics for 1,200 kids at four venues. [NOTE: According to the latest info at the Final Four Website, online registration is closed. Limited on-site registration will be available on Saturday. For the best chance of participation, it recommends taking your child to the Reagan High School location at 413 E. 13th Street, 77008].

Outdoor Viewing Party at Market Square Park (April 2, 4) – Watch the games on the flat screens at Market Square Park and join the Greeks for Greek food, beer and wine in the Saint Arnold Beer Garden! The party begins Saturday at 3 p.m. (game time at 5:20 p.m.) and Monday at 6 p.m. (game time at 8:20 p.m.). This event is sponsored by Niko Niko and the Downtown District.

NCAA Final Four Dribble (April 3) – The 18-and-under crowd are in for a treat! 4,000 kids can sign up for the NCAA Final Four Dribble to dribble a basketball from City Hall to the George R. Brown. Participants will receive a free basketball, t-shirt, and free wristband to Bracket Town! Sign up online through April 2 here. 1,000 spots will be available first-come, first-serve beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday for those who didn’t register online. The Dribble begins at 2 p.m.

These events were brought to you by Houston on the Cheap and for info on NCAA check out the blogs at our local city paper HERE!

LIVE Life…and Get outta the House!

Aerika Eshelle


Trying to Heat up the Holidays…


It’s that time of year again and we want to spend time with those that are dear to us. It doesn’t mean you have to spend all your dough. You’ve probably already spent enough on gifts, but you still want go out and have some fun, too. Check out these low to no cost holiday suggestions for some cost efficient dates with your boo this holiday season. Don’t have a boo? That’s okay, too. Some of these you can do with your homegirls and have just as much fun…LOL

Holiday Date Ideas

1. Looking at Christmas Lights

Taking a stroll to enjoy the lights can evoke warm feelings amongst the two of you and help rekindle the flame. There is wonder and awe in seeing the lights and the glow will make you look awesome!  Make sure to pack your coat, scarves, mittens and cocoa.  (If you’re in Houston, just pack a light jacket and an iced latte)!

2. Holiday Baking

Okay, who doesn’t love baked goods at Christmas.  Get your guy in the kitchen and create some awesome decorated gingerbread men and sugar cookies.  Use cookie cutters in cute holiday shapes. Can’t beat spending time together and heating up yet another area of the house 😉   Want to add a bonus to your date, take a batch to the little old lady down the way.  It’ll make you both feel good!

3. Ice Skating

Now here’s something that most men have tried and maybe have vowed to not try again.  But, with your feminine wilds, you can persuade him to hold your hand and get out there on the ice.  It’s sweet and romantic, think of the movies with those scenes of where boy falls, girl tries to help him up and she falls too.  At least she fell into his arms, right?!  Could be a promising date.  Just don’t get bruised up too bad out there.

4. Decorate a Christmas Tree

Here’s something fun that you can do together and you get to see how well you work together.  Putting the tree up and adding personal touches that remind you of fun times together will help you remember why you like each other.  Is this your first Christmas together?  Then commemorate the event with personalized stockings to hang by the fireplace.  The joy is seeing the completed work of art.  Sit together and look at your tree shine in all it’s Christmas splendor. 

5. Volunteer

Don’t know what to get your boo for Christmas?  How about some days of giving back to those less fortunate.  This will strengthen your bond with him and remind you both how lucky you are to have each other.  Check out your local food banks and clothing donation centers.  Does your boo like to build things?  Here’s one that I like. Try Elves and More if you live in the Houston Area.  You get to build Children’s bikes for local area youth.  You actually put on the handle bars and tires for a deserving child.  This opportunity will definitely help you see one another in a different light and will make you feel good about each other and what you’ve accomplished.

6. Christmas Movie Night

Sit by the fire and watch cheesy holiday movies.  The best ones are on cable networks like Lifetime and ABC Family.  Okay, your boo may not like some of these, but your girls may.  Get some holiday wassle or eggnog and those cookies you made and curl up on the sofa.  Here are some of our favs below that are guy friendly:

■White Christmas
■The Bishop’s Wife or The Preacher’s Wife
■Elf, Die Hard, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
■Peanut’s Christmas or any of those old school animation movies
■A Christmas Story

Tell us what you end up doing!  You gotta enjoy the holiday and there is nothing wrong with being cheap about it.

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