Travel/Adventure

These blog post are about my adventures traveling to new or old places.

National Civil Rights Museum : The Lorraine Motel #StJudeBlogTour

Hey Cuties, Prior to leaving for the St. Jude Blog Tour in Memphis I had one mission and several anxieties.  My mission was to visit the now iconic Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot.  I'd been to Memphis many years ago but didn't have a chance to go. This time I was going to make it my mission although our days were full sunrise to sunset.  After receiving the agenda I was thrilled to see they were taking us there for a tour. SCORE!!! Now one might wonder why in the world St. Jude would take us to the National Civil Rights Museum. Stick with me and I will spill the tea. Look for the , this is Day one of the #StJudeBlogTour

What I Learned from Traveling Alone

Hey Cuties, I had an amazing three days with St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  I met a lot of dope people and we are forever bonded by our experience.  I will be sharing my experience in bits and pieces but know that it was incredible. It was also monumental one for me for a different reason. As much as I travel, as many places as I go this was the very first time I've traveled alone. I talked about doing so last year and ended up traveling with my cousin. It was an adventure, but a necessary journey.

Last week of Summer fun

Hey Cuties, The family and I have been enjoying our staycation during the last week of summer.  It has been hell hot in the DC area lately so we've been keeping cool. I had some pre-planned activities but with the extreme temps I didn't want everyone to be miserable; So I had to come up with some things on the fly.

Local Things To Do with Groupon

Hey Cuties,

The calendar has pressed the wrap it up button on summer and I'm both annoyed and a bit excited. School starts in exactly twelve days and the family and I are soaking up the last of summer with a bit of a staycation. stay·ca·tionˌ (noun) a vacation spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. I would love to say we are sleeping in late but we've got to get back in school mode. That means early mornings and days of fun things to do. Maybe we can squeeze in afternoon naps. I'm sure we will be worn out from all of the fun.

New Orleans Music & Culture

Hey Cuties,

While hanging out in the bayou {New Orleans} one of the things that attracted me to the city the most was the culture.  According to Merriam-Webster culture is defined as:  cul·ture: the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time - : a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc.  New Orleans is a place that has its own particular way and I dig it. There was an air of freedom of expression that I hadn't experience anywhere else to date.  The biggest draw for me was the local music and traditions. I was a lover of the show Treme which was based in New Orleans post Katrina. You already know that I love food but Babe has been talking about the Second Line since I met him. I had no idea what it was until I saw it on the show.

Part 1: Tramping  Around New Orleans  Part 2: Essence Festival Recap: Actors Edition  Part 3: New Orleans #FatSnacks  Part 4: Essence Festival Recap: Musician Edition  Part 5: New Orleans Music & Culture

Six Flags America Splashwater Falls, Hurricane Harbor

Hey Cuties, This weekend was a hot one, I'm talking hot for no reason hot. The dope folks at Six Flags invited us out for a day of fun at their Splashwater Falls inside Hurricane Harbor and a Crab Feast. Yes, they gave us complimentary entrance into the park and then fed us. It doesn't get any better than this. I shared my roller coaster experience and y'all laughed at me. From here on out it is all water park all the time.

Essence Festival Recap: Musician Edition

Hey Cuties,

Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was full, on Friday I attempted a DIY #fail. On Saturday I attended the WOE Magazine Launch which was amazing. I followed that up with a baby shower with the family; I won two games. *body roll* Sunday we went jumping around at an indoor trampoline place with friends, it was 21 of us in total.  After all that jumping we hit up the Silver Diner still 21 deep. Add in a couple of errands and then back home. Did you tune into the first episode of season 3 of POWER? The cast of Power was at Essence Festival but I didn't get a chance to catch up with them. I did however catch up with all of these singers; I can't wait to spill the tea below.

Part 1: Tramping  Around New Orleans  Part 2: Essence Festival Recap: Actors Edition  Part 3: New Orleans #FatSnacks  Part 4: Essence Festival Recap: Music Edition  Part 5: New Orleans Music & Culture

Essence Festival Recap: Actors Edition

Hey Cuties, This has been a tough week, I was all excited about sharing my Essence experience and then I couldn't form the words. Real life is happening and it had me stuck. I have two black men in my home that I worry about constantly. I don't want anyone to be threatened by the color of their skin. In the spirit of all of this brown-ness I'm sharing part 2 of my trip.

Part 1: Tramping  Around New Orleans  Part 2: Essence Festival Recap: Actors Edition  Part 3: New Orleans #FatSnacks  Part 4: Essence Festival Recap: Music Edition  Part 5: New Orleans Music & Culture

#FatSnacks Friday: New Orleans

Hey Cuties,

Friday is my favorite day of the week here at mimicutelips.com because I get to share my love of food with you. This week's #FatSnacks Friday is about the eats I had while in New Orleans. This is part 3 of the New Orleans series. I didn't get to eat nearly as much as I wanted to but I got in the basics for sure.

Part 1: Tramping  Around New Orleans  Part 2: Essence Festival Recap: Actors Edition  Part 3: New Orleans #FatSnacks  Part 4: Essence Festival Recap: Music Edition  Part 5: New Orleans Music & Culture

Tramping around the 504 (New Orleans)

Hey Cuties, I'm fresh off an amazing five days in New Orleans and still sorting through over a thousand pictures. Three days of Essence Festival that was so freaking major. It was so much going on I didn't even do half of the activities and still had a ball. I posted tons of pictures and videos on IG and Snap as promised. Even with all of that I still have so much to share.  I'm going to do a five party harmony, five party harmony.

Part 1: Tramping  Around New Orleans  Part 2: Essence Festival Recap: Actors Edition  Part 3: New Orleans #FatSnacks  Part 4: Essence Festival Recap: Music Edition  Part 5: New Orleans Music & Culture