Recently I had the pleasure of attending a fabulous black tie gala celebrating the Flavors and Colors of Haiti. Hosted by the Consulate of Haiti and now in its 3rd year, this elegant red carpet affair centered on showcasing Haiti’s immensely diverse culture while also providing a great opportunity for Georgia entrepreneurs interested in International Business to take full advantage of the many business opportunities that Haiti has to offer. Held at the Westside Cultural Arts Center in Atlanta, this night of immaculate elegance piqued the senses with a vibrant display of Haiti’s rich culture through art, cuisine, fashion, and music.
Attendees of this elegant affair included both local and International Community Leaders, Business Owners, Industry Talent and Executives, Consulate Heads and Officials, and special VIP guests who enjoyed tantalizing cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in addition to participating in a charity raffle and silent auction. Guests were also treated to some amazing displays of artwork by world-renowned artists Gilbert Young, as well as live entertainment courtesy of the fabulous Farah Lisa. But, the highlight of the evening was the amazing runway Fashion Show. Produced by the fabulous Renee Knorr of My Beauti Network along with Jimmy Moise (Fashion Show Coordinator), the runway fashion showcase featured styles by several of Haiti’s accomplished designers such as Miko Guillaume, Maguy Durce, Phelecia Dell, Daphnee K. Floreal, Hadascha Brutus, and Michel Chataigne, along with designs from featured American Designer Lisa Nicole Cloud. The designs were colorful, lively, and absolutely amazing… and my front row seating did nothing to suppress my love for a fabulous runway showcase! 😉
The evening culminated with a special message by Haiti’s Consul General here in Atlanta, Mr. Gandy Thomas. Mr. Thomas emphasized the importance of celebrating and embracing Haitian culture while encouraging guests to invest in and support Haitian businesses. And with such a diverse mixture of options on display for Flavors and Colors, it’s abundantly clear that Haiti is definitely open for business!
Thanks to Danica Kombol, Lexi Severini, and Kelly Heisler of Be Everywhere Society for the gracious invite, and to the Consul General Mr. Gandy Thomas and the Haiti Consulate office in Atlanta for hosting this fabulous affair. I had such a wonderful time and I look forward to all that the gem of the Caribbean has to offer.