What did you do this Tuesday?! lol
My darling cousin and best friend, Richard invited me
to join him and his staff for their
'end of year' soiree
atop the Dream Hotel @ PhD in Midtown.
Of course, we take in the drinks...
And needless to say-- we took in the view of the Manhattan skyline!
There's nothing like it!
Hope you enjoyed the view as well! Lol
See you on our next adventure around the city..or country.. or world!
Do you follow me on SnapChat?
I'm on there every chance I get!
I love playing with the filters.
Check these cute pictures out.
Get to know me better,
Join the fun--
If you follow me on SnapChat and Instagram,
I'm sure you know that I went to Miami a few weeks ago!
My cousin Richard and I had a blast!!!
Would you like a recap?!
Here it is!!!
I hope you smile like I just did reliving the moments!
I also grabbed a few of the SnapChat videos for you to see
This was the first cousin's trip for Me and Richard,
but believe me,
it will not be the last!
SO! MUCH! FUN!!!
I hope you enjoyed the recap!
Meeting of the Minds Radio Show was birthed
from the mind of my good friend:
Uwayne 'Andre' Turnbull
I've known him since childhood!
I've always admired his tenacity!
He had his wife, Jackie have been such true friends of mine
Supporting me whether people see them or not.
That's what made it even easier when he called me to be a part of
his radio show!
As a frequent contributor to the show,
Our live broadcasts have allowed us to
discuss so many topics!
From Pop Culture, Current Events, Physical Ideals and so much more!!!
This past week, we started talking about
It is a hurt that is different from any other hurt in the world...
There are a group of people that have no idea what this is or
what it feels like...
And then, there are those of us that know the feeling
of church hurt all too well.
This past Saturday's show was about us...
What it is.. How we deal.. and How we know when enough is enough.
We only got to skim the surface,
But I am sure that we will unpack so much more
in the weeks to come.
I will continue to post on my social media pages
when we will be going live!
I hope you make the time to tune in!
PS- I think this picture is cool but
I'm more of a Biggie fan than a Tupac fan--
the space in front of Biggie's face was occupied.
I realized today:
I don't think I've ever gotten past the
East Cost vs West Coast rivalry.
My Royal Family!
It's been so long since we've 'talked'!
A lot has happened since the last Pop Up Shop!
One of the major happenings:
This fabulous commercial was released!
Take a look!
This was shot by the talented Christopher Horne!
We have so much fun working together!
But what I love most of all is our commitment to perfection!
We have so much more to talk about!
Like my trip to Miami!
If you follow me on Instagram and SnapChat,
you are well aware of how much fun that was!!!
I'll try my best to recap it for you!
See you soon!
Hello Royal Family!!!
I hope you had a great weekend!
I certainly did!
I had a beautiful Pop-Up Shop!
Shoutout to @sarkazz for the wonderful footage, as usual!
Here are some cool pictures, also taken by @sarkazz
It was a successful night!
I am thankful to
Patricia and Salon Sweets for having me and Regalia Lifestyle!
There will be another fabulous event very soon!
Until then, come back and order your candles here!
Well, Hello There, Royals!!!
I have been MIA for a bit..
A lot of changes have taken place and
a lot of hard work is being done,
all by yours truly!
This past weekend, though unintentional:
Became a 'Tribute to Ralph Lauren on Fifth'
News recently broke, that the 'almost legendary' location for
one of the many brands of Ralph Lauren
was closing its doors in just a few days.
Among it's list of landmark contributions,
this location is the only one to have a Ralph Lauren cafe.
The unofficial 'goodbye to Ralph on Fifth' weekend
started out with an extremely classy dinner at:
The Polo Bar.
There was impeccable, exclusive service from the front door,
to the wait staff.
If you follow me on SnapChat (TheQueenEsmari),
you were along for the entire ride!
In case you don't--
Here's some of what you missed:
Let me take a selfie!
Before going out with me..
If I stop talking,
I'm either taking a selfie or
scrutinizing a selfie I just took!
Here's the casual day in the retail store:
I think I might have been getting emotional while
seeing all the friendly staff maneuver the store they know so well--
although in a few days, that knowledge will be obsolete.
Touching the furniture,
Noticing the details in the decor...
Shopping the last of the
Custom Fifth Avenue items,
He's a super talented designer!
Check out www.DSTANFORD53.com
You will not be disappointed!
Shop with him, too!
Until next time,
follow me on all my social media!
Great way to start my morning!
It's always inspiring to read stories about
how people endured their climb from 'rags to riches'.
Just reading about how resilient
some of our favorite superstars were reminds me to
never give up!
And this Women's History Month
was complete with these girls!
So Ava, Chrissy, Kendall, Oprah and Victoria:
Thanks for living your truth and
inspiring me to live mine--
no matter the cost.
I'm also über excited about
the spring fashions these pages have inspired!
This morning, I decided to
enjoy a cup of
in my new favorite gold 'e' initial mug!
And of course lighting my Regalia Lifestyle Candle is a part of my morning ritual!
Add the candle to your collection!
How you doin'?!
I am so delighted that
Wendy Williams is enjoying her custom King candle
from the Regalia Lifestyle collection!
See it for yourself!
Check out her latest episodes of the
spot King on her desk!
Have you ordered yours?!
Do it now!
I can proudly announce that
the Regalia Lifestyle Candle Launch Party
was a huge success!!!
Take a look at this quick recap video!
Shot by the wonderful @Sarkazz!!!
Here are some photos!
I really appreciate you all for showing up and showing me love!
Special mention to @MatthewWrites
who made sure I had a level head before the event.
He couldn't be in NY to fulfill his BestFriendDuties, but he did a great job via video.
S/o to my Riley family, who couldn't make it,
given the recent loss of my FA (Favorite Aunt) Aunt P!
Susan & Nick! Thank you soooo much!
Nicola! I appreciate you!
O'neil! You're the best!
Leighton, Bro Herbie, Bro Trevor, Thank you
Huge hugs to my father,
who called every 5 mins from Jamaica to be kept in the loop!
Thanks for being the best dad in the world!
Liz, you are the best sister I have! LOL
Thank you for taking care of me and protecting me!
I love you more than words.
You are an angel with super human powers!
You gave so much of yourself to make sure that I had a great event!
Selfless and Awesome!
I love you with everything in me.
I could go on and on...
Just know, it wasn't easy to bring the dream of my candles to life
and it was a project to make this event successful,
I am so thankful to God for keeping me
and lifting me up above the stress.
I look forward to you all having
Regalia Lifestyle candles in your homes and
the homes of your friends and family!
Love you all!