Woman of Purpose Conference 2017 Recap

WOP Conference was a two day event that set our souls on fire to be more focus and more dirven on what God has for you!

Advertisements

If you slept on the Woman of Purpose Conference this year then you truly missed out.  STAY WOKE and I’ll provide you with a recap of the conference and give you an opportunity to join us at the WOP Conference next year! WOP Conference was a two day event that set our souls on fire to be more focus and more dirven on what God has for you! The entire conference was centered around The Reinvention and changing how we viewed ourselves as women of God, in God, and how He works through us. This conference truly blessed my spirit and gave me so much motivation to go out and conquer this world all in Jesus’s name!

IMG_4258

Day 1

The first night was kicked off with an amazing praise and worship delivered by Jonathan Traylor and his band then followed by the beautiful testimony from Obia Ewah, who is also the founder of Obia Naturals. Obia shared a testimony that is probably a lot like most of ours, we have a set theme or vision of how our life will go and then God shows up and turns our vision upside down. He creates a new vision, one that is bigger and further beyond of beliefs. Often our vision and dreams affects us and those closest to us, but God took Obia’s dream and skill to help her brother and multiplied it by thousands!  

After Obia shared her testimony we then were able to gain an abundance of wisdom from the relationship panel consisting of Lizzy O, Margaret Ellis, Rachel L. Proctor, and Jokotade, with Viema Perez moderating. Each of the ladies shared their personal gems of wisdom about relationships in business, spouses, and even church!

IMG_4256

A New Name

To conclude the evening we were able to receive a powerful message from Jokotade who gave us a new name; that name was Jesus Christ! Jokotade’s message really hit home as she spoke about keeping your connection with God close. That only through Him can life be given. All things that flow through us come from Him and apart for Him we can do nothing! Yasssssssssss! She brought a word. She also spoke about staying still and quiet. Which sparked my interest, because I feel like she put words to the way my 2017 has played out. I personally noticed that I couldn’t hear God voice in my life, in my heart I felt that his voice was being overpowered by the noise that was in my life. So I took a lot of time to myself, just to be in silence. Please hear me when I say you cannot take all of your thoughts, hopes and dreams and tell them to everyone thinking that there will be room left for God to have his say. You have to find a part or portion of your life that is just between you and Him. AMEN! We ended day one in prayer.

View this post on Instagram

Our generation has conditioned itself to the thought that the attachment or connection to another person will somehow fulfill our purpose. Only through Him is life given. He is the light and the only way. All that you may ever obtain in this life was first ordained through the Father. 🔌 #Godistheplug • I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. John 15:5-8 • I'm still processing all of the gems dropped at #wopconference17 🙌🏾✨ What are some of the gems you gained at the conference?

A post shared by Because Women Love Brunch (@becausewomenlovebrunch) on

Day 2

The next day was kicked off with another outstanding praise and worship experience and soon followed by the first speaker of the day, Courtney Sanders who spoke about being women of God and prospering through our God given talents!

Courtney was followed by Jackie Nwobu, who shared her humble beginnings as co founder and editor in chief of Munaluchi Bride Magazine. Stacey Ike, of OWN Tonight, brought her own words of wisdom with shedding light of the struggles in Hollywood but also how trusting God and believing in His plan for her life got her to where she is today. 

Keynote Speaker, Yvonne Orji

Finally wrapping up the first group of individual speakers was Yvonne Orji, who most notably plays Molly on the highly acclaimed HBO Series Insecure, shared her testimony  about her own journey with God and how He continues to use her daily.

IMG_4252She spoke candidly about changing and shifting the way people in Hollywood perceive working with an artist with strong Christian beliefs. You have to ask yourself, in your job or workplace, in your gym or grocery store are you the only God someone will get this week? Meaning Christian are often in environments with people who are non-believers; how do we act and treat others will speak volumes to your direct relationship with Christ. If God gave you a platform, would he be afraid of what you would do with it, how you would reach people and whether you would even acknowledge and use it at all. (So many good points for us to think on later!)

We were then in a treat for our Owning Your Influence Panel which included Yvonne Orji, Stacy Ike of OTSMedia, Jackie Nwobu and moderated by the beautiful Jessica Chinyelu who is also the founder of the Woman of Purpose Conference. We were able to gain an insane amount of insight on how to truly own your influence all while walking with God!

View this post on Instagram

'fight for your fairytale'⠀ ⠀ @onetakestace talked about this phrase at the @iamwomanofpurpose conference and how each of our fairytale endings might be different; counter to culture, and to some even crazy. but the point is that it's YOUR fairytale. your ending can be whatever you dream of it to be and that's ok.⠀ ⠀ her words have been ringing in my mind since saturday and have honestly freed me up to be even more of who i was created to be. my fairytale may not be what anyone would expect, but it's everything i know i was made for and then some. so here's to fighting for my happy ending, i hope you have the courage to persevere and do the same. #fightforyourfairytale #weareunveiled

A post shared by Monica Amanda Zuniga (@monicamanda.co) on

After the panel we once again were blessed with a touching testimony from Queen K. Smith who was then followed by Dominique Broadway who showered us with so many essential gems on taking a hold of our finances. First and foremost follow and connect with Dominique ASAP. She talked about setting financial goals, being real with yourself about WHERE your money goes, how to maintain and track your credit score and ways to invest. Trust me. She was BOMB!

F3245BF5-6264-4687-A9C0-990668289EA8

Business Panel

The final panel consisted of Nkem Okafor of Wise Women Wear, Chioma Nwogu of Dure Events, Jennifer Onwumere of Jengerbread Marketing, Obia Ewah of Obia Naturals, and moderated by our very own Amanda Bell, founder of Because Women Love Brunch. These beautiful business savvy ladies were able to drop wisdom about being about joining business groups in your local area, creating true sisterhood within your niche, and connecting with women you admire or would like to emulate. 

Keynote Speaker, Stacey Flowers

We wrapped up Day 2 with a powerful message from Stacey Flowers who shared her testimony and about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the spirit of doing the most and being the most to everyone, but yourself. You know what spirit I’m talking about! IMG_0029She shared her testimony of breakthrough and revelation as she unpacked the last year of her life with us. We concluded the conference by received a convicting word from Jada Edwards of One Community Church.

The overall experience of this conference was truly overwhelming. To be consistently in God’s presence and surrounded by so many like minded women who looked like me was inspiring. I will forever be grateful for what I experienced that weekend and I am beyond ready to practice all that I was able to learn and gain from the women who shared so much of themselves. Did you make it to the Woman of Purpose Conference this year? What were some of your key takeaways? If you missed this year’s conference it’s okay be you now have the chance to register for next years! Click the following link and be sure to get registered TODAY! Don’t wait!

IMG_4259

Join Our Community

All attendees of #WOPConference2017 and now YOU, get a special discount code for our next Because Women Love Brunch event Sisterhood Brunch + Day Party DFW. Use the code WOP2017 in your shopping cart for 15% off of your ticket!

All photos courtesy of @IAmWomanOfPurpose, @MarricaEvans, and @Mur.west

Best,

Amanda Bell and Muriel West

Advertisements

Make Sisterhood Great Again Launch Party

Make Sisterhood Great Again Brunch + Day Party was a VIBE! Over 120 women of all ages, races, and backgrounds filled in one space to celebrate life and unity. No particular agenda, just women meeting and supporting other women. An event for women by women.

Make Sisterhood Great Again Brunch + Day Party was a VIBE! Over 120 women of all ages, races, and backgrounds filled in one space to celebrate life and unity. No particular agenda, just woman meeting and supporting other women. An event for women by women. We had over 20 women connect in creating the launch party for Make Sisterhood Great Again, from our caterer, photographer, bomb vendors, to our DJ; everyone was a female business women and entrepreneurs.

Live DJ, mimosa bar, dessert station and the cutest selfie props where no match to the amount of love and connectivity that filled around us. We got the opportunity to meet and connect with so many of you. We can’t wait to host our first event under the Make Sisterhood Great Again platform. We can already tell from the launch party there will be more connections, more opportunities for collaborations, and a wider spread of unity through sisterhood.

because_women_love_brunchbecause_women_love_brunch

I believe in women uplifting other women. The only thing that makes our gender weaker, is the fact that we are the gender less likely to stand up for the other. We are the gender more likely to try and make another look bad, and when one of us is already bad, instead of being kind, we pound them into the ditches. And that’s what makes us weak, nothing else. If we can change this, we can change the whole structure of our being female, I truly believe this. – C. JoyBell C.

because_women_love_brunchbecause_women_love_brunch

Here’s what other women have to say about Make Sisterhood Great Again Launch Party:

“I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Women just enjoying each others company and empowering one another”

“Good vibes and authenticity”

“I loved the food and the atmosphere.”

“Loved how friendly the host was. That set the mood for other women to be just as engaging!”

because_women_love_brunch

because_women_love_brunch

because_women_love_brunchMake Sisterhood Great Again is a movement.

The start of women supporting other women without regards to their age, race, or socioeconomic status.
A movement of women coming out of their comfort zone in efforts to uplift another woman .
And women allowing other women to walk in their own strength, truth and authenticity without judgment.

because_women_love_brunch

because_women_love_brunch

Post your favorite picture of you and your girlfriends on social media and tell us what sisterhood means to you! Use our hashtags so that we can see your post! #MakeSisterhoodGreatAgain #BecauseWomenLoveBrunch

It’s because our friendships – female friendships are just a hop to our sisterhood, and sisterhood can be a very powerful force, to give the world … the things that humans desperately need. -Tanja Taaljard

Make Sisterhood Great Again Launch Party

There was so much dopeness involved in creating the launch of Make Sisterhood Great Again including our caterer Gabrielle Mcbay, she is the real MVP for creating an awesome menu to feed over 120 women: french toast bread pudding, waffles, bacon, southern cheesy grits, and fresh fruit. Our favorite photographer Marrica Evans, banging DJ Nikki Nicole who had us vibing to everything from Beyoncé to Cardi B. and our vendors + interactive stations can’t go without being mentioned:

Rose Styles Studio provided a complementary style bar and provided express curls, trims, and sleek iron work. Owner Rosemary also provide education for installing and wearing extensions.

The Cook with Cakes self taught baker and cook along with Caketails Cupcakes Dallas who specializes in edible cocktails provided a delectable dessert table.

Studio 616 is a lifestyle boutique tailored to the dope soul that instantly lights up any room with her presence & unorthodox style. Offering both “after 5” must-have pieces and styling concierge services. We can be found having convos and cosmos with our favorite girlfriends or wandering in a new city! Infectious and inspiring we’re rocking to the beat of our own drums and uplifting & empowering others along the way.

Curly & Molly begin in 2013 when a middle school science teacher decided to use her passion for kids and design to create custom artwork for family and friends. This passion only grew as her family grew. Inspired by her own children and students their shared moments became the driving force of Curly & Molly. Curly & Molly’s mission is to create moments that bring families together. And encourage us all to create, color, and write.

Vixen Vanity Inc. provided the opportunity to experience and purchase products from It Works.

Yara Imani founded by Alana Sutton Watkins, an online marketplace, to increase the accessibility and appreciation of African inspired products made by Africans on the continent and across the diaspora. yaraimani.com is named after Alana’s daughter Yara Imani.

Bria selling the dopest print artwork.

Make Sisterhood Great Again is about creating a platform for women to support other women in business and personal growth. A platform that allows women to shamelessly share their journey; to connect through their authenticity. We can’t wait to share these moments with each and every one of you.

 A special thank you to all of our volunteers! And thank you to each and every woman that took the time to support the launch of Make Sisterhood Great Again in any way! If you attended our launch we’d love to hear your feedback: go to bit.ly/launchpartyfeedback to complete a 3 min survey.

Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood. – Robin Benway

Here’s what you can expect from Because Women Love Brunch during the last few months of 2017 (I can’t believe it’s almost 2018!!) We’re looking to host a Rose & Slay Wine Tasting and Yoga & Brunch in The Bay, Brunch & Bubbly in NYC and we are closing out our year in November with an official event on the Make Sisterhood Great Again platform in Dallas, TX. The event will feature a combination of  our signature icebreaker and networking activities, open discussion about creating sisterhood, bomb vendors, interactive stations, delicious brunch, and women celebrating women all to a live DJ on stand by for the turn up!

IMG_0050

Here’s how you can stay connected until then:

Wanna collaborate, sponsor our next event, or hear about our vendor opportunities? Shoot Your Shot: Contact@bwlbrunch.com
Stay Empowered Join our Group Me: bit.ly/bwlbrunchgroupme
Get Event Updates & Newsletters: bit.ly/brunchinbabe

Xoxo,

Amanda Bell

Founder/ Host Because Women Love Brunch

NOMaste Yoga and Brunch

Relaxing yoga, delicious brunch, yummy mimosas and my favorite girl gang all on a Downtown Dallas rooftop? YES PLEASE! Sign me up. It was so much fun to host a community event to gather women in a relaxed environment to connect with like-minded women and enjoy a girls day out!

IMG_1430IMG_1457IMG_1480

Our brunch babes filled the rooftop of HG Sply Co last Sunday for a Beyonce vs Solange yoga session taught by GRIT instructor Devyn.

IMG_1359IMG_1609

Collaboration. Connection. Community.

Because Women Love Brunch is a safe haven for women to let their guard down and allow themselves the opportunity to meet and connect with a diverse group of like-minded women. To enjoy a girls day out with light and positivity. There have been so many fruitful friendships and collaborations that have been established in the result of women sharing heartfelt laughs over brunch. These relationships will continue to multiply and evolve as we grow ourselves and each other.

IMG_1597IMG_1593IMG_1571IMG_1553IMG_1524IMG_1507IMG_1566IMG_1494IMG_1492IMG_1502

Brunch Squad.

Brunch Squad (noun) – The most important meal of the day. Normally shared by a group of women who gather in unity, laughter, and joy over a delicious brunch and yummy mimosas. 

IMG_1462IMG_1442IMG_1512

Building Community.

“When I came here, I was looking for community. Then I realized I was helping to create one.”

IMG_1420IMG_1395IMG_1348IMG_1445IMG_1340IMG_1343IMG_1376IMG_1327

What are women saying about NOMaste Yoga and Brunch?

“The event was amazing and I’m definitely looking forward to attending more in the future!” – Milana

This was my very first event and I was extremely impressed with everything from the food to the Yoga and the restaurant. I absolutely loved it and I looked forward to the next event. – Sherica

The event was great I truly enjoyed myself. I also had fun meeting new people. I will definitely be on the lookout for upcoming events. -Angelica

IMG_1637IMG_1612IMG_1599IMG_1648IMG_1646IMG_1624IMG_1608IMG_1616

Brunch With Us.

Feel free to jam out to our Beyonce vs Solange Playlist and connect with Devyn and attend one of her classes in the future? Find her on Instagram at @sentfromdevyn or check out her website.

Never miss an event by signing up to our bunch babe email list! And join our meetup in Dallas, The Bay Area, and New York.

IMG_1456

All photography by @lovethatgirlbre

Xoxo,

Amanda

How to Travel the World While Working a Full-Time Job and Side Hustle

If you’re looking for a little help and motivation in this area my girl ShaSha at Busy Being ShaSha has you covered!

It’s already hard enough trying to find a little “me time” in the mist of a crazy hectic schedule. And it’s next to impossible to find time to take off of work to visit more than 1 or 2 of the places that are on your bucket list.

If you’re looking for a little help and motivation in this area my girl ShaSha at Busy Being ShaSha has you covered! On top of being a travel blogger, ShaSha is also a loving wife,  super supportive friend, holds down a full time job and a recent first time home owner! Congrats Love!

I had the pleasure of hosting ShaSha as a panelist during Girl Talk: Catch Flights Not Feeling at Brunch & Bubbly earlier this month. With all of the information she shared you’re going to want to Bookmark this post and come back to it often to get your travel game RIGHT!

ShaSha breaks-it-down and answers some of her most received questions regarding the best travel sites and apps, traveling with Spirit Airlines, finding time to travel while working 40+ hour work weeks, if PSA pre-check is really worth it, and how to make it though a vacation with your hubby or bae.

Flight Sites and Apps I Use to Find Deals:

Hopper-App

Google Flights

SkyScanner- App

AirfarewatchDog

The Flight Deal- Follow their FB page

Secret Flying- Follow their FB page

Airfare Spot- Follow their FB page

Main Pool

Helpful Links:

1. What You Need to Know About Flying on Spirit

http://www.busybeingshasha.com/blog/tipsforflyingonspirit

2. How To Schedule Travel When You Have Limited Time Off From Work

http://www.busybeingshasha.com/blog/howtoplantravelwhenworkingfulltime

3. How To Shorten Your Wait in the Airport Security Line

http://www.busybeingshasha.com/blog/airportsecuritylinetips

4. Eight Essential Tips for Your Next Baecation

http://www.busybeingshasha.com/blog/baecationtraveltips

isla-mujeres-pier-mexicohotel-le-marais-decor-new-orleans-louisianagrand-canyon-national-park-busybeingshashaThis telephone really works! Edited Shasha and Turner Falls.jpg

all images courtesy of http://www.busybeingshasha.com

You can catch all of ShaSha’s wanderlust adventures on her blog, Instagram or connect with her through email at: contact@busybeingshasha.com

What are some places that are on your bucket list to see this year? So far I’ve been to LA, New York, Vegas and of course Texas. I’m hoping to visit a National Park this year and a couple of beaches. If you’ve ever been to a National Park or have an favorite beaches please leave me some suggestions below!

Xoxo,

Amanda

Top 5 Travel Tips To Find Your Inner Explorer

Join the wanderlusters of the world and have the travel life that you’ve alway dreamed of with these 5 top notch tips!

Tired of always seeing other people go on several trips a year while you’re at home watching the women from Real Housewives of Atlanta arguing in Los Cabo, or Jamaica, or wherever they are arguing while on a beautiful vacation. 🙁 Join the wanderlusters of the world and have the travel life that you’ve alway dreamed of!

This is definitely a post that you will want to Bookmark and save to come back to later, because it’s packed with super helpful information, a ton of links and helpful tips.

Funny, Witty, Knowledgeable, Helpful and Cute are a few words I would use to describe Amber; who is a Travel Guru and contributor to The Culture Supplier. I had the pleasure of meeting her though a friend that came to the first event I ever hosted for Because Women Love Brunch. Megan! Hey Megs, thanks for the intro! 🙂

Because Women Love Brunch had the opportunity to host Amber as a panelist for our Girl Talk: Catch Flights Not Feelings at Brunch and Bubbly in Dallas, TX a few weeks ago! Here are 5 top notch travel tips Amber provided:

1. FLYING FOR THE LOW-LOW 

Favorite Sites

  • Google Flights 
  • Hopper (sends travel notifications/updates to phone)
  • Cheapdfw.com 
  • Escapehouston.com
  • The Flight Deal 
  • Skyscanner
  • Airfare Watchdog
  • Momondo.com
Image result for callme_ambam

Quick Tips: 

  • Be flexible with your dates. If you have the flexibility to move your travel dates, DO IT! I saved $500+ by simply moving the date I traveled. 
  • Don’t be afraid to depart from other cities. If you see a deal from another state/city, it may be cheaper to book a flight from there.
  • Don’t procrastinate. Deals book quickly. If you see a deal, grab it as soon as possible! 

Link: http://www.theculturesupplier.com/traveling-tips/secrets-find-flight-deals-summer/ 

2. BUDGETING

Sites/Apps

Links: http://www.theculturesupplier.com/traveling-tips/budgeting-trip/ 

3. HELP! MY FRIENDS WON’T TRAVEL WITH ME

Image result for callme_ambam

If you’re having problems securing travel arrangements with your friends (because we’ve all been there), I suggest embarking on a solo trip and/or joining a travel group. A few groups include:  

  • Nomadness 
  • We Go Too World 
  • Tastemakers Africa 
  • Black Girls Travel Too

Quick Tips 

  • When planning a group trip, make sure all personalities will mess well. If your best friend is Kenya Moore, I suggest leaving her behind.
  • There are also numerous travel groups/chat groups that you can join. This is a great way to make connections all over the world and find people to vacation with. I’ve listed a few groups above and in the attached link. Check them out! 

Link: http://www.theculturesupplier.com/traveling-tips/helpfriends-travel/

Image result for callme_ambam

4. HOTEL ALTERNATIVES 

Lodging can get pricey, especially if you don’t know where to look. Hotels and resorts are the most common lodging options for travelers, but there are other housing choices you may want to consider before booking a place to stay. 

Options Include 

  • Hostels (inexpensive lodging and an excellent way to meet other travelers from around the world) 
  • Airbnb (personal favorite)
  • HomeAway
  • Couchsurfing.com (hosts provide FREE housing)
  • Farmstays (free housing is provided to guest in exchange for labor on a farm). 
Quick Tips 
  • Read reviews and compare prices before booking accommodations.   
  • If you feel uncomfortable sleeping in a hostel or Airbnb, book a hotel. This is your vacation (not mine). At the end of the day, you should be 100% comfortable with the location. 

Link: http://www.theculturesupplier.com/traveling-tips/ditch-hotellodging-alternatives/

5. BAECATION 

Link: http://www.theculturesupplier.com/traveling-tips/baecation-destinations-autumn/

I’ve connected with Amber through her Instagram and you should to! You can also reach her by emailing her at ambrrjones@gmail.com

Xoxo,

Amanda

Brunch and Bubbly Recap

Because Women Love Brunch Presents: Brunch & Bubbly: Toast To The Good Life

Every event is usually able to be summed up in a few of words. Because Women Love Brunch: Brunch and Bubbly could definitely be described using celebration, elevation, and sisterhood. There is nothing more amazing and special that having a space where women can genuinely connect with one another. Imagined a brunch of 50+ women, you don’t know many or in some cases anyone, but you don’t meet a stranger! That’s the case for a lot of the women that attend their first of many Because Women Love Brunch experiences. 

Brunch & Bubbly focused on creating authentic connections, learning from one another, and celebrating ourselves as well as the women around us.

because-women-love-brunchMajor Key to attending a Because Women Love Brunch: You get out of every event exactly what you put into it. You cannot go to an event in hopes of meeting new people, but not open yourself up to build those relationships. You have to be open and genuine in your approach and conversations.

“True beauty will radiate regardless. It’s not your duty to remove the blinders of those who choose not to see you. Light illuminates light”
IMG_0905

What we experienced at Brunch & Bubbly

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Last month Because Women Love Brunch celebrated it’s 1 year anniversary.  And I have so much gratitude and love for the women who continuously support the idea of celebrating average women doing extraordinary things in their lives. These women are the reason why our community is so amazing! Together we have welcomed over 1,900 women into our community, held 12 events in our 3 different chapter cities New York, San Francisco, and right here where it all started Dallas! I could not have done any of this with their love and support.

IMG_0701IMG_0693

Don’t make it about what you can gain, but rather what you can give. A true relationship is about give and take; in order to create and cultivate lasting friendships. Ask yourself how you can benefit the people around you. How can you love them, celebrate and encourage them? You can initiate conversation though a simple text or a hang-out on the weekend. Some people may find this to be odd, but you don’t have to be BFFs with someone in order to hang out! Friendships aren’t built overnight, they come from having shared experiences over time. And most of all choose a squad of women that you share a mutual level of respect and admiration for. IMG_0809

“I am not in competition with with my sisters. There is enough space for all of us to win. Honestly, I’ve found that my come up is actually better when there’s more of us involved.”
“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.”

Girl Talk Panel

Our Girl Talk Panel was entitled ‘Catch Flights. Not Feelings’ and filled with experts on the matter:

De’Ana of De’Ana Fierce– blogger, yoga instructor, and road trippin’ babe who travels for fun and often for work. De’Ana taught us about traveling smart, getting the most out of a road trip, visiting national parks and hidden gems that can be found by doing a little research. 

ShaSha of Busy Being ShaSha– travel guru and expert in booking the best travel deals. ShaSha gave us some great sites to shop for flight deals, helped us get the most out of our limited vacation days at our 9 to 5’s and the best places to shop for travel luggage and accessories. 

AJ– country hopper and contributor to The Culture Supplier educated us on the difference between your passport and visa, planing group trips with friends, best and alternate travel dates, and my favorite which was tips on using Google Flights!

Stay connected to www.bwlbrunch.com as I will be posting a blog next week sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks dished during our ‘Catch Flights. Not Feelings’ Girl Talk Panel.

What are women saying about Brunch & Bubbly:

“Each event gets better and better. Super excited to use all the travel tips that were shared. Met some new ladies and reconnected with others. Looking forward to the next few events!” – Jennifer

“These events are always amazing! Will keep coming until Amanda shifts to something greater, which I know she will!”Michelle Nelson -Andrea

“This was so fun! It’s amazing when women can get together to learn, grow, socialize, and laugh. I’m looking forward to future events!!!” – Michelle

Special Thanks To:

CURLS-BRANDbecause-women-love-brunch

Special thank you to the CURLS team for their continuous support and efforts to empower women.

Special Thanks To: Drika of CURLS, Arisbet Cantú of Devilla Dallas, Jasmine of The Vibrant Life, Jessica of Woman of Purpose, Marrica of Photosbythefro, Nomi of TheCookwithCakes , Muriel of MWest Styles and Ashley of Ashley Devonna 

IMG_1014
“It’s because our friendships – female friendships are just a hop to our sisterhood, and sisterhood can be a very powerful force, to give the world… the things that humans desperately need”

We would love to see YOU at our next Because Women Love Brunch event! We are currently preparing for our Summer Sip and Chat in San Francisco, CA and Yoga & Brunch in Dallas, TX. As always, for more information please visit www.bwlbrunch.com or sign up for updates.

Never Miss A Event. Join Our Mailing List

Xoxo

See You Soon,

Amanda

A Seat At The Table NYC

Because Women Love Brunch takes New York City in good rooftop brunch fashion!

Well it seems like a rooftop brunch at Tavern 29 has become an annual tradition for the Because Women Love Brunch NYC community! We had such and amazing time celebrating women in New York earlier this month! We joined together in unity, solidarity, and sisterhood.

We shared some of our hopes and aspirations as well as some of the fears that we constantly face on a daily basics whether it’s studying for an exams or over coming our fears and anxieties of meeting and connecting with new women.

Normally, I’m the picture and selfie and picture taking queen honey!! But we where so caught up in the moment I only got a couple of pics 😩!

I was so thankful to Tavern 29 for host one of the best roof top brunches in NYC and being able to accommodate us!

I’m also excited about all of the adventures we have planned for New York this year! It has been amazing to connect women in all walks of life. To learn about their journeys and paths they’ve taken. That is what really connects us and allows us to learn from one another.

We ended our brunch turned girl hangout listening to Solonge, Kendrick Lamar, and having some good old girl talk!

It is my hope that as we continue to grow in community that fosters resulting relationships, that we authentically connect with others and champion other women the way we would like for ourselves to be championed!

If you would like to connect with Because Women Love Brunch NYC please join our community to stay updated on the latest events!

See You Soon!

Xoxo,

Amanda

Boutique Hotel in Midtown NYC

The cutest swankiest hotel in Midtown New York

So I was looking for somewhere that was close to everything and poppin! The Renwick was everything I was looking for and more. The hotel is located within a 5 minute walk to Grand Central Station and a 10 minute walk to Byant Park, New York Public Library and the most amazing Zara 😍😍😍! Along both of those walks are plenty of cafes and coffee shops.When you step into the lobby you greeted by some really dope art work. The Renwick Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America. It has a very residential style, so if your visiting New York you’ll feel like your coming home after a long day of adventures! The Renwick is a boutique hotel with loft style rooms and is associated with Hilton. All Hilton Gold and Platinum members receive complementary breakfast from Bedford & Co. Whether your breakfast is comp’d or not I would definitely give the waffles and steel oats a try! 😋😋😋  I was completely obsessed with the hotels’ loft style rooms and  on top of all of the stylish decor; all guest are able to enjoy a complimentary fitness center with cardio equipment, weights and yoga space. Of course I didn’t make it to the fitness center. Lol But it’s always good to know that your hotel has one!The one thing that I really appreciated about The Renwick was the attention to detail on all levels in every area. I definitely can’t wait to go back! 💕

Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser

BWLBrunch Meet and Greet SF

Finally after almost a year of connecting, brunchin’ and building with women in all over the world, we made our way to the WEST COAST with BWLBrunch: Meet & Greet SF

Last weekend was the first BWLBrunch event in San Francisco! Finally after almost a year of connecting, brunchin’ and building with women in all over the world, we made our way to the WEST COAST with BWLBrunch: Meet & Greet SF

I had such an amazing time meeting so many women from all walks of life. That’s one of the incredible things about living in a city like San Francisco. So many people here are on journeys that inspire and ignite the fire within us all. For example I met:



Tiffany
(to the left): Originally from Houston, moved to San Francisco 6 months ago to complete her doctoral degree in Psychology and Crystal (to the right): Owns her own photography business @artfullyrewired, and lives about two hours outside of San Francisco. She enjoys visiting both San Francisco and Los Angeles often.

Aisha (to the left): Curly hair guru and travel enthusiast who loves to dance and travel @thelovelycurlJo (middle): Yogo instructor at several studios in San Francisco @jolewzeyoga She loves connecting and collaborating with other women. Lin (to the right): Working professional in Cyber Security and originally from Minnesota, Lin up and moved to San Francisco for more sunny days (loved that about her!) She loves traveling, hiking, and enjoying life!

Where we brunched- Tres Tequila Lounge & Mexican Kitchen is in the heart of SOMA which is considered South of Market San Francisco. Tres SF staff was so amazing with the best margaritas and churros to literally die for!

BECAUSE WOMEN LOVE BRUNCH

Building Community. Creating Connection. Collaborating Collectively.

Contest Winner Tiffany! She won an Ulta gift card!

Wanna join us for the next Because Women Love Brunch Event in CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, or NEW YORK? Click YOUR STATE and sign up for updates!

Special thank you to all of the women that came to BWLBrunch: Meet & Greet SF, I know we all lead busy lives and you could have been anywhere doing anything, but you chose to celebrate women and relationship with Because Women Love Brunch. THANK YOU!

Xoxo,

Amanda

Girl Talk + Floral Trousers and Duster Coat

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. That exposing myself and parts of my life that I’ve worked hard to outgrow didn’t scare me, but I pressed forward anyway.

You ladies know that I love a good kiki with the girls. So I figured I would bring my girl talks to the blog! Welcome. And please understand that I am chatting with you woman to woman. Keep these conversation between you and I, don’t share all my business with anyone else! Just you and I. (kapeesh.)

I always see a commercial were Oprah is talking to a lady and she ask her, “How do you show up in your life?” They didn’t show the ladies answer (of course), but it makes me wonder how does a person answer a question like that?

Over the weekend I wrote an email to my girl tribe telling them a little bit about my personal story. I always encourage them to be open and honest with the women they meet in order to further along their relationships. And yesterday was a moment for me to practice what I’ve been preaching.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. That exposing myself and parts of my life that I’ve worked hard to outgrow didn’t scare me, but I pressed forward anyway. So I see the Oprah commercial again today. (I don’t have cable, I watch Roku so a lot of the commercial repeat themselves often. Lol.) I answered the question, “How do you show up in my life everyday?”

I show up positive, optimistic and faithful against all odds. I show up curious and eager to embrace others. I show up sharing my truth in order to help light and illuminate others.

I want to hear from you… How do you show up in your life everyday? I also what to know what are somethings you’d love to chat about during ‘Girl Talk’? Let me know!

 

img_0041img_0054img_0044img_0039Sophisticated-Poser-Duster-Coatimg_0053img_0049

This entire look came from Missguided, here’s how you can achieve a similar look:

Duster

Pants

Top: here, here, and here

Shoes

Hair: @laceegbeauty

Make Up: @shelsealuxe

Photography: @photosbythefro

Xoxo,

Sophisticated Poser