#LiveCivilTour: Karen Civil and Special Guests’ Host Finale at Popular Demand!

Last Sunday, February 22nd, I was lucky to attend Karen Civil’s Live Civil Tour. As a digital entertainment media expert, entertainment agent, and corporate digital media expert (she’s unstoppable) I was so humbled and antsy to meet her. She set out to do a U.S. tour after moving from Jersey, NY to L.A.. Setting the tone with an intimate audience, Karen finished off her U.S. tour in Los Angeles, CA inside Popular Demand‘s flagship store on Fairfax. Power106 was in full effect with DJ Q, spinning the latest, while the guests networked with one another and took their seats.

An amazing contribution to the Civil society is her collaboration with her brand and New Era. Creating a set of hats/ fedoras that benefit 50% of proceeds to building parks for the less fortunate. A sneak peek of her line, lies inside.

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Along with her fedora for her VIP guests came a set of daily mantra cards that are useful for everyday struggles or boosting your self-esteem. Check them out below!

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Karen Civil spoke about her journey and how not everything was cut and dry/ easy. People are rude, will make you feel like shit, will give you shit for no reasonbut all-in-all, it was worth the while.

Finding a purpose was the theme of the night. Knowing what you want to work for and WHY you want to go after it will make the journey, well, meaningful.

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She brought with her LA’s very own, Miss Diddy, owner of The Brand Group LA. Along with her, music mogul Steve-O, manager of recording artists Nipsey Hussle and YG; and that wasn’t all. Even Meek Mill stopped through!

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(1) Meek Mill, (2) Karen Civil

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Everyone had positive and powerful things to say. Can’t relay them all, but Miss Diddy gave us something we can never forget:

Purpose > Passion > Patience – Miss Diddy

Check out the IG video for a sneak peak of the event. Remember, believe in yourself first. All it takes is hard work and a dedication to faith.

 

#WeHeartItSocialSuite: HBIC ‘Miss Diddy’ is Honored with Style

On Oscar Sunday, February 22nd, at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills the ladies of DivasxDolls and MyPinkgrasshopper came together for a glam-packed suite filled with EVERYTHING a girl could love. YAS! There was a henna booth, nail painting station, bindis, a photo booth, sexy desserts, vintage and original apparel, sunnies, heels, I’m literally out of breath typing! Just know it was a job well done!

 

At the event the lovely ladies honored Miss Diddy, the key holder of Los Angeles and all parties, celebrities, and everything entertainment. Owner of The Brand Group, a lucrative PR Firm, she tells all the girls in attendance to “Be great, be you” and to live by three words: “Purpose, Passion, and Patience”. A very inspirational speech by a beautiful God fearing woman! You go girl!

This event was a great place to network, meet new friends, make connections and talk everything style and fashion through selx expression and innate talent! Make sure you follow @WeHeartItSocialSuite for their next event! Watch the IG video here for a quick glimpse at the Suite, you don’t want to miss what’s next!

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(1) Bree of DivasxDolls (3) Mia of MyPinkgrasshopper

 

[RECIPE] Bleu Cheese Bacon Burgers and an ice cold Brew

I’m always trying to one up restaurants or tell myself “I can make this at home” it saves me money, gives me something to do, lol, and lets me put my own signature spin on a recipe. So after having a few of these bleu cheese bacon burgers around LA I realized, tuh, I got this, and so do you! Here’s my recipe for a healthy, hearty, Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger, lets do it!

You will need:

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Grill
  • Cutting board & knife

Ingredients:

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  • 1-1.5lb ground beef (or turkey)
  • 2-3 button mushrooms
  • hamburger buns (I used onion potato buns)
  • Bleu cheese
  • 3-4 strips of bacon
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder, crushed chili flakes
  • lettuce (arugula)
  • balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/3 red onion
  • (chips and beer if you’re feeling the vibe)

Instructions:

  1. Turn on your grill to medium high heat.
  2. Begin by cutting your onions keeping the slices complete circles so it makes them easier to be grilled.
  3. Cut your bacon strips in half (so each piece should be about 5 inches long.
  4. On separate sides of the grill, cook your onions and your bacon so that once the burgers are ready, your food will be nice and hot, ready to eat.
  5. While that it grilling, you can start to mix your meat. In a mixing bowl add in your ground beef and spices (about 1TbSp each).
  6. Now it’s time to cut up your mushrooms. You want to make sure they’re diced enough to be added to the ground beef, so mincing them helps. IMG_2306
  7. Mixing the meat, spices and mushrooms all together, pull out 1/3-1/2lb balls that you will flatten to delicious patties.
  8. Remove the onions and bacon from the grill. IMG_2308
  9. Throw your patties on the grill. (For medium cooked burgers leave them on for 10min, or more, depending on the heat source).
  10. In an oven (using the broiler) or a toaster over, toast your buns, everybody likes warm buns!
  11. It’s almost time to take your burger off the grill, but first! On your buns spread some balsamic vinaigrette lightly to keep it soft, place your bacon, grilled onions, and lettuce on one side of your bun, leaving the other for the patty and the blue cheese (you want to put the bleu cheese directly on the patty so that it can melt and get the flavor that you need).
  12. Remove your patties and plate asap! throw some chips down and get ready to enjoy the best bleu cheese bacon burger you’ve ever had! IMG_2314

[Street News] Kanye being Kanye and NY is selling liquor for EBT?! SMH!

  • 1. CRAZY ISHHHHHHHH….

          A. TURN UP ON THE GOVERNMENT’S DIME…

I thought YOU couldn’t use your food stamps for anything but food and juice etc, but in Northern NEW YORK STATE, 30 have been arrested for using their food stamps to buy liquor and non-accepted food with the stamps. These 30 have been arrested and many more are expected to be arrested. Get this, this isn’t the first time this store in BRUSHTON, New York has been accused of letting this fraud go down. Hmm, ask yourself where your tax money is going. Hmmm.

        B. F*** E-HARMONY…

Columbus, Georgia was rocked with news last week that a homeless man broke into a funeral home and had SEX with a dead woman this week. They don’t know how the man got into the home, but they did discover a bike was missing and the body had been disturbed sexually. This hasn’t happened in this area for some time according to authorities. Necromancy comes with a 1 to 10 year prison sentence. I bet he won’t be messed with in PRISON.

      C. INDECENT EXPOSURE…REALLY?

No relaxing YOGA in the state of Montana if one lawmaker has his way. State Rep. David Moore, wants to ban YOGA PANTS in the state, citing that they are WAY TOO REVEALING. He states that they are just as bad as people walking around naked. This would include tights and short-shorts. Moore’s law “would expand the state’s existing indecent exposure laws. In addition to banning all public exposure of nipples, both male and female, the bill would also outlaw any piece of clothing that ‘gives the appearance or simulates’ the pelvic area, buttocks, genitals or female nipple, the Associated Press reported — meaning tight-fitting pants could be included.” Well I don’t get this one bit. There’s nothing but buffalos and a few hundred people in Montana. Who the hell cares who wears Yoga pants or not?

  • 2. DUN, DUN, DUN…

Cue the ORGAN music and the horrible acting and the horrible stare as it takes us to commercial, because there is a soap opera that is about to start behind the scenes at SONY TELEVISION and it’s soap opera THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Anyone who watched from the  eighties to the early 2000s was aware of DRUCILLA BARBER-WINTERS, played amazingly by VICTORIA ROWELL, who many also may remember from the 90s classic EVE’S BAYOU. Well, baby, MS. ROWELL is suing her former employee for, as she describes, as her not being hired back as retaliation for her speaking publically about the lack of diversity at the show. She says when she stated that they had a horrible hair and makeup department and that she barely got stories on the show was because she was BLACK was in fact the reason why her popular character was killed off NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN. Good luck Ms. Rowell. For those who watch the show, WE do miss her, but it will be a long time before she darkens the CBS soap’s steps, as they have released a statement stating that she not only has no rights to sue, but that she is DYLUSIONAL. Well, let’s see how this story will END. DUN, DUN, DUN…

  • 3. A LEGEND HAS GONE TO SEE JESUS…

60 MINUTES and CBS has lost one of the greatest reporters in BOB SIMON, who died this week at the age of 74 years old. The adventuresome reporter has been on nearly every continent and covered everything from Animals to wars, which he mainly known for. He was even held captive by SADAM HUSSAIN during the first GULF WAR. He lived to tell the tale and had been in numerous other dangerous situations, which he got out of unscathed. But unfortunately, Mr. Simon couldn’t escape riding in the back seat of a car that got into an accident last week. What has unfolded since the incident is sad, due in fact to the driver, not only NOT HAVING a driver’s license, but the license had been suspended NINE TIMES and he had an arm that was NOT functioning due in part to an attempted SUICIDE. SAD NEWS all around. Prayers for the family of the famed news reporter. His legacy will live on his various stories and reports he leaves behind.

  • 4. NO KISS FOR SLEEPING BEAUTY…

NICK GORDAN, BOBBI CHRISTINA’S HUSBAND, sorry BOYFRIEND, is not being allowed to see the comatose daughter of THE VOICE Whitney Houston and BOBBY BROWN. Apparently foul play is being called into question, and they are keeping her lover away from her. He has lawyered up and honey, when I tell you the family is not happy about it. In separate, yet sad, yet funny ass news, THE BROWN FAMILY, while celebrating Bobby’s birthday in ATLANTA, got into a brawl, ALLEDGELY. This whole thing is a mess and I hope that everything works out for the best. This is at the very least SAD ASS NEWS.

  • 5. BREAKING COLLEGE DROP OUT NEWS…

Last Sunday the Grammy’ were held and were as bland as usual. But two things stood out, and they didn’t come until the very end of the show. The first was the emergence of his Supreme Highness PRINCE as he sauntered out on stage with an orange “pant suit” and walking with a cane, we weren’t sure if was used for fashion or function, and his subsequent face that gave us all the relief we need from the humdrumness of the night. Second came when BECK was announced winner of the album of the year, KRAY-KRAY KAYNE decided to bombard the stage, ala 2009 and attempt what he did to poor Taylor Swift, of course to defend Beyoncé. He didn’t go through with it though, and took his seat immediately. He later told RYAN SEACREST that it was the “voices” in his head that made him do, stating they said, “DO IT!” Child, that boy is crazy. I guess being a genius makes you that way. In other Kayne news GARBAGE front WOMAN SHIRLEY MANSON let him have it on her facebook page stating:

Dear Kanye West

It is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry.
You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK.  You make yourself look small and petty and spoiltIn attempting to reduce the importance of one great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre, including your own. Grow up and stop throwing your toys around. You are making yourself look like a complete twat.

Ps.I am pretty certain Beyonce doesn’t need you fighting any battles on her account. Seems like she’s got everything covered perfectly well on her own.

She did that! And in more KAYNE news, he had his fashion show during fashion week in NYC this week showing off his new line of shoes, and his daughter SOUTH, EAST, WEST, NORTH acted a damn fool (WHO BRINGS A TWO YEAR OLD TO A FASHION SHOW FIRST OF ALL) and MISS ANNA WINTOUR gave her a look that MERYL STREEP replicated in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and made the former RAY JAY sex tape co-star take her daughter out the show IMMEDIATELY. And in MORE KAYNE NEWS he’s rumored to be working on a song with his former nemesis TAYLOR SWIFT. Whatever makes money right. ENOUGH OF KAYNE. I’m DONE!!!!

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading.

V.A. Patrick Slade

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