A Seat At The Table DFW Recap

A gathering of 60+ women all in one space filled with positivity, radiance, and community. Learn what it means to have A Seat At The Table.

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Because Women Love Brunch presents… The Connection: A Seat At The Table

A gathering of 60+ women all in one space filled with positivity, radiance, and community. The concept of A Seat At The Table embodies sisterhood and solidarity. It acknowledges the fact that as women we tend to build walls that block relationships. We self-consciously build those walls for varies reasons; broken relationship, past hurt and regret, self doubt… All of that. We acknowledge those things and there truth within our lives so that we can move forward. TOGETHER.

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We understand that in order to grow together; in order to really have “a seat” we have to get past the surface conversations. You know those conversation that seem to play on repeat, “Hello, Hey Girl! How are you?” “Good, How’s work?” Great, it was good to see you.” We have to move past the surface and dig deeper in order to grow together.

BWLBrunch provides the opportunity to connect with like-minded women while building community and promoting collaboration.

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What you learn when you decide to have ‘A Seat At The Table’

Affirming your life will save you from yourself. It’s time we stop thinking small for ourselves and level up on ourselves! We down play our achievements and allow self doubt to overcome the faith that we’ve built. At A Seat At The Table we discussed and created affirmation cards and made declarations over our lives.

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My sister is not my competition, but my comrade. As women we tend to build a wall so fast and shut people out. BWLBrunch is full of women who are focused on setting and obtaining their goals. Women who are progressive in thoughts and actions. Business and boss savvy women who continue to level up and push those around them to do the same. Which is why collaboration is such a huge part of BWLBrunch; we strive to seek what we have to offer instead of what we can gain. We are more than a social group. We are the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow.

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My hurt can and will help others. Our testimony; our stories, the things that we have overcome that made us stronger and our testimonies make those around us stronger. We build comradery, share information and become accountability partners through a space that Because Women Love Brunch has created. This space allows like-mind women to come together with women within their own neighborhoods and across the world. This connectivity fosters a sense of friendship, sisterhood, and community.

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Girl Talk Panel

BWLBrunch Girl Talk Panel is a fun light hearted discussion amongst girl friends. We laugh and learn from our very own members that are experts in their field or trade. At our last Girl Talk Panel we discussed Smart Goals and at A Seat At the Table it was only right to discuss all things hair (hair oils, regiment, and styling techniques) with hair stylist, Marlissa of Luxee Rae and natural hair guru, Aye Ciara.

Aye Ciara / @ayeciara and Marlissa of Luxee Rae / @marlissa

What are other people saying about BWLBrunch The Connection: A Seat At The Table:

“I loved everything! The location, food, group of women, the discussion, and the sample products. Thank you so much!” – Jennifer

“This was such a lovely event! Amanda, you are an exceptional host. You made each woman feel welcome. I truly enjoyed myself and appreciated the positive, empowering theme. The venue was perfect and the food/service was great. I met some amazing women, and hope to meet many more at future meetups!” – Shavela

“Awesome.” – LaQ Marie

“The meet up was amazing! The vibes was perfect! Such a positive atmosphere!” – Brandi

“Great event! Can’t wait until the next one.” – Tia

“Excellent! Wonderful event!!” – Alexis

Special Thanks To:

Curls /  @frizzfreecurls, Bundle Box / @ilovebundlebox , We Are Unveiled / @weareunveiledMiss Jessie’s / @miss_jessiesJessica’s Bake Shop / @loveatfirstcookie, Paper Flowers / @_prettygirlscookPhotos By The Fro / @photosbythefro, DJ Juice / @djjuice404KJ Priority Marketing@kjpm_Weyone Style / @weyonestyle

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And of course it literally always a PARTY when we get together! First we GROW together, then we PARTY together! Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeee.

Can’t get enough of the BWLBrunch Community?!. Join Us for a FREE 3 Day Goal Finesse Challenge and gain early access the next BWLBrunch event that only members in attendance at A Seat At The Table know about!

Xoxo,

Amanda

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Dallas Foodie Good Food, Strong Drinks

Good food, strong drinks! Let’s Eat! Don’t read this is dieting is one of your NY resolutions!

AT HENRY’S MAJESTIC OUR MOTTO IS “GOOD FOOD. STRONG DRINK.”

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This selfie has nothing to do with the restaurant, but I thought I was cute or whateva. 💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾 So.. here it is!… Moving on!

Henry’s Majestic is pretty LIT! Good food, nice bar area, banging patio. 👌🏾 I went in the middle of December, of course we are talking about Texas so it was about 65+ degrees 🤗 I’m excited to go back during the summer. The food was pretty good and the drink were awesome. This is the type of place you go to get a good crafted drink. 🍹

HAPPY HOUR 11A-7P | TUE-FRI

$5 HOUSE WINE.DRAFT BEERS.CHARGED COCKTAILS

To my surprise I came right on time for Happy Hour. Hey don’t judge me, I see you judging me. It was 5pm SOMEWHERE! ☺️

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Good table options:

AL PASTOR STREET TACOS, BLACK TEA SMOKED RIBS, & HENRY’S SHRIMP & GRITS

I got the the shrimp and grits. Great option except for the heeps of hot sauce on the top (Got Hot Sauce in my BAG SWAGG! Lol) 👛👛👛 Yea, just get that *ish on the side.

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Good main options:

HENRY’S MARROW SPIKED BURGER, WHOLE GRILLED MARKET FISH TACOS, & GLAZED BONE-IN DUROC PORK CHOP

I obviously have the Marrow Spiked Burger with a side of Hand Cut Russets.. MAGIC! I stuffed myself and finished it all. Lol lol.

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Did I mention that they have live music Friday & Saturday night as well as Brunch hours on Sunday! So go there and ask for Carlos, a.) because he was a great server and b.) he took a couple of picture of me without making it super awkward. 📸 Lol Thanks Los!

4900 MCKINNEY AVE. @ MONTICELLO | DALLAS, TX |

What I’m Wearing:

Old Men’s Band Tee- Hot Topic

Faux Leather Cami Dress- Missguided

Sock Booties- Boohoo

Shaggy Sweater- Dillard’s last year

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How I bought my Dream Car for my 26th Birthday

Did I ever tell you about the time that I went out and bought myself a Mercedes Benz?! 🤗🤗🤗 Seriously I probably didn’t because I know you don’t care! Lol But read this anyway.

Suede Jacket x New York City

I love to travel to New York. It’s always so exciting, with so much to do and so much to see. I was in full tourist mode. Here are some gems I found while roaming New York City.

Get this look:

Suede Jacket, Ripped Mom Jeans, H&M Tank, Shoes, Purse and Fedora

New York City

I love to travel to New York. It’s always so exciting, with so much to do and so much to see. On my last trip in September I went for Fashion Week, but a little burnt out on the fashion scene I decided to checkout what else NYC had to offer. I was in full tourist mode. Here are some gems I found while roaming New York City.

Harlem had to be my favorite place. I went on a Sunday afternoon. I loved the vibes and the culture of Harlem. I shopped local street vendors and visited the Studio Museum in Harlem which is filled with amazing painting mainly from local artist.


I also visited Little Italy which was awesome. There was a lot of Italy restaurants and people and music filled the streets. If you’re dying to see Chinatown it’s pretty close, but it honestly doesn’t compare to Chinatown in San Francisco!

Favorite restaurants

Bea was cute little swanky spot not to far from Time Square Central that have great hand crafted drinks and appetizers.

I pretty much lived at The Cafeteria while in New York! It’s a diner that is open 24/7 that serves great Southern and American food. I had their salmon and mashed potatoes, meat loaf and chicken and waffles TWICE 😳. Lol

Parker & Quinn was a great brunch place about 3 block from Bryant Park. Is a vintage style American dining restaurant with amazing breakfast. The reviews mentioned hand crafted drink, but it was before noon so I opted out.. FOR ONCE!

Getting around

I’m obsessed with public transport! Being from Texas and living in California, neither of which have a strong public transportation system. I think the subway is why fell in love with New York on my first trip. It allowed me to be independent and do more on my own that I had ever done on trip solo.

The first night that I visited New York back in 2015 my cousin rode the subway with me and I remember him tell me, “if the street number is higher go uptown and if the street number is smaller go downtown”. At the time that meant nothing to me, but I typed it in my phone notes, because I figured it would be important later! By the time that trip was over I thought I was a pro and more than anything I was thankful that I didn’t get lost or robbed. 😂🙌🏾

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I’m planning my next trip to New York and I need some new places to put on my list! Let me know your favorite hidden gems in New York.

Xoxo,

Amanda Bell

BWLBrunch SMART Goals Recap

BWLBrunch SMART Goals was the ultimate brunch experience for like-minded goal oriented women who truly want to get out of the cycle of creating goals on top of goal without substantial progress in the areas that matter the most to them.

BWLBrunch SMART Goals was the ultimate brunch experience for like-minded goal oriented women who truly want to get out of the cycle of creating goals on top of goal without substantial progress in the areas that matter the most to them.

For us that often feel like it’s hard to communicate our goals to your friends and gain the kind of support that will help propel us forward. And for us who have mantained the habit of creating and achieving goals and want to pass along information, encouragement, and support to others.

Breaks out into Solange- ‘For Us’ ✨🎤🎶

 

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This recap is specifically to spill all of the “good tea” that was shared last Saturday! ☕️🐸 We started the brunch off with motivational quotes, intros, and of course we Juju-ed on the BEAT. Lol. You know just your normal brunch kick off!

If you want to learn more about BWLBrunch as a whole, checkout some of our past recaps.

 

Good food. Great Company. Positive Vibes

 

Connect.

Who: Goal Oriented, Focused, and Fun Women DFW and surrounding areas

What: Brunch Soiree + Goal Setting Session

Where: Dallas, Texas

Our objective was to walk away from BWLBrunch: Smart GOALS with

• clear actions to help us get REAL with our goals

• obtain specific ways to measure our goals

• a better game plan to attack our goals and make major gains in 2017 regarding health and wellness, relationships, personal branding and finances.

 

Community.

The women of BWLBrucnh came together and celebrate a year that is coming to past and focus on the new year ahead. Because Women Love Brunch was created as a space to CONNECT like-minded goal oriented women, allow us to gather in COMMUNITY, and COLLABORATE on similar objectives.

 

Collaboration.

 

The Girl Talk Panel discussed the topics of Money Elevations with Money Launder Advisor, Tara, Health and Fitness with Respiratory Educator, owner of Creations by Chris, and health enthusiast Christiana and Relationships and Situationships with Regional Sales Director and founder of I am Women of Purpose, Jessica Chinyelu. There was so much good tea was spilled during our Girl Talk! ☕️🐸 We really focused on specific ways to better ourselves and resources that are available to help us on our journey!

What are people saying about BWLBrunch: SMART Goals

 

Special Thank You

Special thank you to all of our event sponsors: Miss Jessie’s, Mary Kay, Creations by Chris, and Porsch Stores. Do me a favor and connect with them, support them, collaborate wherever it makes sense, and most importantly gain synergy with what you are passionate about.

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Thank you to our national sponsor Miss Jessie’s who is hands down, the proven expert in curls period!

Link Up: @miss_jessies / www.missjessies.com

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Meet Caris, owner E-Commerce Boutique- Porsch Stores, Consultant and Web Designer helping aspiring entrepreneurs with resources to launch an e-commerce business

Link Up: @p0rschstores / @learnwithcaris@p0rsch / porschstores.com

Thank you to our event sponser Independent Beauty Consultant Gail Harris.

Link Up: (469) 778-1366 / marykay.com/gharris2323 / ghariss2323@marykay.com

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Thank you to our event sponsor Creations by Chris who specializes in custom make gifts and home decor. You name it, she can create it!

Link Up: @creationsbychris2www.facebook.com/creationsbychris2

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Meet Marrica Evans, Brand + Style Infulencer and Photographer

Link Up: @flantyourfro / @photosbythefro hello@flauntyourfro.com

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Meet DJ Juice who resides in Tyler, TX but DJs all over the world. He is also an On-Air Personality and Mixer or 102.7 106.9 The Blaze

Link Up: @DJJuice404

Don’t Miss Out on the Next Event:

 

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Wanna sponsor the next BWLBRBrunch event? Shoot your shot at BWLBrunch@gmail.com

Xoxo,

Amanda

BWLBrunch Ladies Mixer Recap

Tequila Coctails, Queso, and a lot of GIRL POWER! The energy of this event was truly magical. ✨ The ladies of BWLBrunch swarmed the rooftop of TNT Dallas last Saturday for a afternoon of cocktails, laughs, and empowerment.

Tequila cocktails, Queso, and a lot of GIRL POWER!  The energy of this event was truly magical. ✨ The ladies of BWLBrunch swarmed the rooftop of TNT Dallas last Saturday for an afternoon of cocktails, laughs, and empowerment.

Our setting was intentional intimate so that women can truly get to experience an event that allows them to connect with women on an accelerated level within a limited amount of time.

“There’s always a good lesson in meeting new people, its enlarging your circle of friends.  And though there are times you don’t match with their likes, there are some whom you just blend well.”
― Solita

CONNECT.

A lot the events we host are structured in a way that allows goal oriented women to meet and get to know one another at an accelerated rate. And this event was no different. We always kick off events with positive affirmations and fun introductions.

 

COMMUNITY.

The events that BWLBrunch is the only the ground work for the movement of women truly supporting and befriending one another. We continue to build communication long after the brunch is over through our online community, motivational words of encouragement, and accountability partnerships.

We aren’t looking to replace the friends that you already have, but rather to provide you with a different type of friendship. The kind that allows you to share your goals and visions, have goal setting sessions, and gain an accountability partner.

COLLABORATION.

We discuss our current ventures in life and what our future goals hold for us.  It’s amazing to see that once the ice is broken we start to let our guards down and allow people to know more about who we are and what is important to us.  When that happens all pieces come together like a puzzle.  Discussion leds to findings out more about others  and ourselves as well.

Because Women Love Brunch aka BWLBrunch was created to connect women while building community and working collaboratively.

VENUE.

TNT Dallas

Tacos and Tequila was an awesome venue. We occupied the infamous rooftop area. The staff was attentive and and extremely helpful. The food was on point and the drinks were my absolute favorite. If you go be sure to try the spicy margarita! 😜


What are people saying about BWLBrunch: Ladies Mixer?

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img_0562img_0413-1img_0563img_0410-1See what blogger @Mur.west has to say about BWLBrunch: Ladies Mixer first hand on her blog. And view past events here!

Special thank you to our:

Event Photographer @jcicreatives www.jcicreatives.com

Event Sponsor @p0rschstores porschstores.com

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Interested in coming to the last BWLBrunch event of the year on November 5th in Dallas, TX? Registration is closed, but there are 3 spots left. Send me and email at bwlbrunch@gmail.com to see how to get on the list!

You can also Sign up for updates if you are interested in attending a BWLBrunch events in the future! 

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Xoxo,

Amanda Bell

Meeting a Stranger Travel Vlog- San Francisco

I hope you enjoy my first Travel Volg! Thank you for watching. If you want to see more travel videos please LIKE, COMMENT, and Subscribe. ❤️

Places we visited:
Union Square
Mission District
China Town
Golden Gate Bridge

Places we ate:
Brenda and Three Meats
Sweet Maple
Swig Bar
Maven Pizza
Curry Up Now
CREAM

Go FOLLOW @ayeciara she does a ton of natural hair tutorials and outfit hauls!

Get Connected with me:
Instagram- @iamamandabell

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BWLBrunch: Back2School Supply Drive

Last week the ladies of Because Women Love Brunch met up for a few drinks and a good cause. BWLBrunch: Happy Hour x Back2School Supply Drive; the mission was to relax and wine down after work with a group of positive like minded women. The goal was to donate school supplies to children in need with the DFW metroplex.

All supplies donated went to Partners of Dallas who service over 2500 children in Dallas County.

If you would like to donate to Partners of Dallas on behalf of Because Women Love Brunch please click here.

Donations will be accepted from now until August 19th at the Community Partners of Dallas Central Location (1215 Skiles Street, Dallas, Texas 75204).

Partners of Dallas will also be accepting donations through August 19th at various drop off locations in Dallas.

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The only way to get updates about future events is by signing up here.

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#BWLBrunch: Summer Sip and Chat Recap

Pitchers full of champagne and fruity juices, cute swank decorations, and positive career driven women all in search of other link minded women. The BWLBrunch: Summer Sip and Chat was a laid back environment for women to create accelerated relationships…

Photograhy: Gernelle Nelson 
Calligraphy: Megan Cotes 

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Pitchers full of champagne and fruity juices, cute swank decorations, and positive career driven women all in search of other like minded women. The BWLBrunch: Summer Sip and Chat was a laid back environment for women to create accelerated relationships. A lot like the Kick off Brunch we started the event in discussion of why there was a need for a group such as Because Women Love Brunch and the vision that has blossomed into so many relationships.We aren’t looking to replace the friends that you already have, but rather to provide you with a different type of friendship. The kind that allows you to share your goals and visions, have goal setting sessions, and gain an accountability partner. Didn’t get a chance to see BWLBrunch: Kick off Brunch recap? Check it out here!

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CONNECT.

I have come up with a way to help the women at the event connect and learn a little bit of information about several women in a short amount of time. I do that so that women are allowed to meet people beyond who that are sitting by, who they came with and who they already know. I have them exchange information about themselves to one another that will spark something and have women think. “She seems interesting, I want to talk to her before I leave today!” 🤔 Whether it is her current career path, age or location. I understand that everyone sees value in those things differently.

COMMUNITY.

I stress that the events are an opportunity for women to meet one another, but I urge for them to take those relationships and foster them outside of the brunch events. To contact one and another after the event. I always ask that women that have attended a Because Women Love Brunch event in the past to lead the charge in this. We call them our Brunch Bosses! Because they brunch like a BOSS. 👯🍴🍹

COLLABORATE.

During the first hour of the brunch we had so much interaction with one and other, there was a magical moment where I looked up and every women was in conversation with someone she didn’t know before she came to the event. Every one was laughing and talking. I thought to myself. This is what it is all about! 🙌🙌🙌

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(L to R) Sales Manager and Business Owner Gail, Nurse Practitioner Jennifer, Brunch Boss: Respiratory Clinical Educator Christiana, Teacher Dominique, and Teacher and Business Owner April

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Brunch Boss: Healthcare Auditor Chika and Business Owner Lisa
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Business Owner Natasha and Jennifer
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Brunch Bosses: Account Executive Jennifer, Financial Adviser Selena, Nurse Cynthia, and Attorney Keisha
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Nurse Practitioner Jennifer and Auditor Ngozi

Want know what other women are saying about Because Women Love Brunch? Check out #TheBrunchQueen’s blog post and feedback below!

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#BWLBrunch: Kick Off Brunch Recap

Photography: Afritina

What is BWLBrunch? 

Imagine a room full of women that are directors, educators, hr professional, sales executives, and medical professionals surrounded in the company of like minded women laughing, talking and discussing the future. Imagine those women as entrepreneurs and leaders that desire to excel not only in their professional life, but personal businesses, goals and aspirations as well. #BWLBrunch stands for Because Women Love Brunch; but we are more than a social group, we create a space that provides women the opportunity to gain accelerated relationships, collaborations, and fellowship with like minded women. This is for that woman that has enough “friends”, but often seeks like minded women to discuss business ventures, future dreams, and accountability.

What do we do?

We build connections that force one another to level up. Our vision is to connect women through brunches and other activities such as fitness classes, goal setting sessions, and we’ll later feature an invite only setting for entrepreneurs and accelerated leaders. We  encourage collaboration, community and elevated focus on constant progression.

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Sponsorship

If you would like to be a sponsor or have your work displayed at the next #BWLBrunch please contact us at bwlbrunch@gmail.com

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some of the attendants of #BWLBrunch Kick Off Event

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founder Amanda Bell pictured with Jamaica  of Las Vegas (special thank you for attending our event while visiting Texas)
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Attorney Keisha and Head master Chef Amber

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founder Amanda Bell pictures with stylist Megan

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