♫Get ready… Tonight! ♫
♫Gonna make this a night to remember! ♫
Well lovelies, my one year Blogiversary is officially in the books but I’m still floating somewhere between 7th Heaven and Cloud 9! When I look back on it all I must say that it’s been one heck of a fabulous ride! With all of the fun and fashion, meetups and tweetups, pampering and parties, shopping and socializing, it has definitely been an amazing year to say the least.
So just how did I usher in the celebration…with several of my BFF’s of course! The fabulous Keren Charles of Two Stylish Kays was also celebrating her Blogiversary too, and since we are blogging buddies it made perfect sense for us to celebrate this milestone together.
The day’s festivities kicked-off at Bloomingdales in Lenox Square where Lancôme hosted a cosmetic and cocktail soiree for us with yummy sips from Skinny Girl Cocktails and private makeup sessions with the Lancôme team and International Makeup Artist Ricardo Costales. We had sooo much fun getting our makeup done at the event and you know we couldn’t let all that hauteness go to waste… so after our glamming session at Bloomies it was time to par-tay!
So, the stage was set as me along with Keren and 20 of our blog gal pals, converged on the ultra chic Salon Aamono at The 1016 Lofts in Atlanta. Brittany Allen, the owner of Salon Aamono, provided Keren and I with the perfect venue to host our sassy celebration. Our fabulous guests enjoyed light bites, wine, and cake pops by Popularity Sweets. DJ Mello kept the party rockin all night while Brittney with G.U.M. Productions live tweeted all of the fun. Now this might be a tad overdue but we would ALL like to send our sincerest apologizes to the good folks at Instagram and Twitter because I’m sure we crashed several of their servers that night from all of the tweeting and pic snapping. 😀
And speaking of Twitter-gate, 😀 here are just a few of the suspects, err umm, ladies who were responsible for the server crashes that night:
Adriene Gadling – Saddidy Magazine
Alicia – Ally McGlam
ChaKiva Felder – Spoiled Diva
Dea Win – Pretty Girls Rock Dresses
Efie Lynn – LA Lynn’s Accessory Shoppe
FlyWon – Fly’s Nest
Kerrie Cooke – Virtuous Styls
Kesha Denise – Funky Flair Boutique
Kiwi – Popularity Sweets
Mary Chatman – Black Bride
Parker Simmons – Everyday Runway 365
Rosalynn Wilson – Chic Boutique Tour
Sherane Heron – Sherane’s Vintage Closet
Talesha Austin – Fashionista
Tia Lou – If I Were a Brit Girl
TMarie – Carisma Designs
Tori Allen – Brainchild Associates
Now, no Tweetup would be complete without a few fab giveaways and swag bags, right! I absolutely love giveaway time, and several lucky ladies walked away with some very haute prizes such as Laura Mercier Body Lotion and Body Perfume, a Charming Charlie necklace, sassy tights from We Love Colors, hair care products from Beautiful Textures, a pair of uber-haute earrings from Salon Aamono, and much more!
Thanks to Carol’s Daughter at Lenox Square for providing the parting gifts. Glitz, glam, gifts, goodies, AND giveaways…What more could a girl ask for!
I was so honored to be surrounded by such an amazing and successful group of women who are doing their thang! Big hugs to you all for supporting both Oh! Nikka and Two Stylish Kays this past year… and I know that Keren would agree with me when I say that without your support we would not Be, for it’s You that inspires us To go on, and that’s the Be-You-T of it all! 😉
Thank you to Salon Aamono owner (and mane maven), Brittany Allen for hosting our shindig at her fabulous salon. We such an amazing time! When you get a chance, you must stop by Salon Aamono. You (and your hair) can thank me later! 😉
And last but certainly not least I want to thank my hubby Jason for supporting me through everything. I could not do this without his support, his patience, his understanding, and most importantly his love. Thank you babes… I love you so much!!!
So, as I close this chapter of Oh! Nikka I can’t help but look forward to all of the excitement ahead. I can assure you that it will be a fun-filled and fabulous journey. My only wish is that you will come along for the ride. 😉
Photo credits: Efie Lynn, Keren Charles, Kiwi,and Tia Lou