Last week my favorite #DMVMomTribe reunited and it felt so good. District MotherHued met up for the Fall Motherhued on the historic U Street, NW, Washington, DC hosted by Etete. This was a let me help you transition your look into fall type of experience.
Etete serves up new American small plates with Ethiopian spices, flavors, and techniques.
You know when we get together we eat all of the things. The desserts are always incredibly delicious.
Basket Treats By Alexis Streets: @baskettreats Alexis is the Celeb Dessert Stylist for unique Gourmet Treats, Baskets, Table Artistry and more.
DJ Reece is The Only Choice, you can also hear him mixing 93.9 WKYS-FM set the mood and gave us some music to get our groove on. We got our groove on too, see exhibit A below.
Oh, we let our hair all the way down! PixelStrut always humors us with these funny gifs.
New friends or old friends we have fun. There is no such thing as strangers in this Mom Tribe.
These fall theme cocktails also set the mood.
Our guest of honor for the night was Nikki Walton known socially as Curly Nikki. She created her platform CurlyNikki.com to serve as an online “hair therapy session” for those struggling to embrace their naturally curly hair.
We show up, we have fun, we learn something new and we make new friends.
The Mom Loft Pamper Suite Partners:
Annastazia Unce is the Melanin Maintenance Technician of Kimeera Spa. They provided brow touch-ups. I sure needed to get my uni-brow in order. How often do you make it to the brow shop?
In this Mom game, it is so easy to forget about taking care of ourselves. The kids are fed and bathed and put together but we haven’t showered in days, you have a messy top knot and two-day-old yoga pants on. On this night The Melanin Matcher™, at Image Concierge was getting us all the way together.
Marjani Beauty is a premier indie beauty destination for women of color. The Purveyor of Brown Beauty™. They got us matched with your one true foundation shade. Listen, it is not cute to wear a foundation shade that does not match. Your makeup shouldn’t look like a peel-off mask. Learn those undertones ladies.
Ajahmure C. is the Editorial Manicurist behind Her Nails Rock. Her work can be seen on the sidewalk, catwalk, and in a magazine near you. Okay! Manicures were on deck. I don’t know about you but my nails are never polished, water won’t let me be great.
It’s Time For Healing was getting our mom tribe, relaxed honey. Working those kinks, toddler blues, potty training frustration and more right on out. Often times we shoulder everything and we don’t realize how it physically manifests in our bodies. Relax, Relate, Release!
Our goodie bags were heavy, that is how you know there was some really good stuff in there.
Goodie Bag Sponsors:
The Honey Pot Company: @thehoneypotco The first plant-based line of feminine system on the market. Made for humans with vaginas by humans with vaginas™. Available at Target.
Mielle Organics LLC: @mielleorganics #1 Organic Hair Care and growth products Formulated by an RN with nature and science. Available at Sally Beauty, CVS, Target
Zen in a Jar: @zeninajar Nikki is The Zen Fairy behind Zen in a Jar. They create luxury experiences for the mind, body & space. They offer soy candles, body polish, body mist, soaps, soy Wax melts & whipped butter. All products are handmade to order.
Turning Natural: @turningnatural Juice Bar in the DMV with an incredible back story. This business was a dream of her late mother who loss her battle to breast cancer in 2001. She carried the torch in honor of her mom and continued to educate and facilitate a path to healthier living.
Ubiquitous Expo: @ubiquitous_expo The Ubiquitous Beauty, Hair & Health Expo is where relaxed hair meets natural hair. They put on an annual event filled with vendors, speakers, classes, demonstrations and more.
Andrea is my new friend, we bonded and chatted over our love for all things crafty, creative and Cricut machines. Judge your mother! We were so deep in conversation.