EXCLUSIVE: FREE RIHANNA TICKETS AT KENWOOD MALL

Are you in Cincinnati? Head over to Kenwood mall NOW to claim your free Rihanna concert tickets! Located near The Cheesecake Factory entrance you’ll find two young ladies at a Tidal table. Show them the Tidal app on your phone and get tickets to Rihanna’s concert March 19,2016! Send us your pics with your claim tickets or join the conversation on Instagram @_lointhecity!


Happy weekend!

Top 4 Pinterest Life Hacks

 

By Shakira Pipkin 

Some people are drug addicts. Some are addicted to other human beings, but not I.

 I am a die hard, loving fan of Pinterest.

 I’m addicted and I’m not sure that I can live without it. I use the app daily, every chance I get.  It has gotten so bad that if anyone comes to me about a problem, I’ll say look it up on Pinterest or if they want to purchase something that I feel is not worth buying, I’ll say I can make it for you; I learned from Pinterest.

For those of you who don’t know about Pinterest (because clearly you live under a rock) it’s a website/app where you can go to find ideas, tips, and advice on just about anything you can think of and create your own board to organize what you’ve found. SO, as a self-proclaimed Pinterest expert, allow me to share my Top 4 Life Hacks found through Pinterest.

 

Design


For a while, I didn’t know what I was passionate about. My best friend would always ask me if you didn’t work in the pharmacy, what else would you love doing without getting paid for it? It was then that I started a Pinterest account and started searching DIY crafts. Then birthed my first and favorite interest: DIY crafts. It makes decorating your home cheaper because you get to make your own things such as throw pillows, wall art, and even rugs. People are so creative and they bring all their ideas to the Pinterest community with step by step tutorials to achieve the final products.  Throw pillows are expensive and if I can make it myself for $10 cheaper, I’m down to save a coin.

Cooking

I’m not the best cook in the world, but I can follow a recipe to the T! The food recipes help you because it breaks down the recipes in different categories based on what type of food you want to eat, how long you want to be slaving in the kitchen, or I only got $10 for food this week recipes. I normally go for the cheap and quick meals because I’m a cheap person and I don’t want to be in the kitchen all day after working. Easy!

Fashion


You need some better ideas of how to put outfits together, how to store your clothes, or to even do some DIY changes to some outfits, get on Pinterest boo! It gives me ideas on how to wear an outfit, how to put together an outfit, what not to wear, and the latest trends. Believe me when I say that I am not one of those girls that can see a shirt and know exactly how I’m going to rock it. I need/use Pinterest for that. Many of my outfits have been inspired by Pinterest & don’t worry guys, they have fashion for men as well.

Savings


Money, money, money, mo-ney! Money!!

There are some nice people that love to share *free advice* on how to save and make money. (God Bless you all!) When I first stumbled across this, my eyes were wide open! There was this one pin I stumbled across: “How to Trick Yourself into Saving Money”. I said hmm, how can I do that? If you’re a person that uses cash a lot, you basically save all the loose change that you get back from making a transaction and put it a jar. It works. I tried it and it freaking works! I saved over $65 in change within a year’s time.

So, now you guys know that I’m cheap, don’t know how to dress very well without help, and I can cook if you give me the directions. However, if you were to look at my Instagram, you probably wouldn’t guess that about me. (Thanks Pinterest!) Try it out and be patient, I bet you’ll like it. Also follow me on my Pinterest to see the things that I like.

Engaged Couples and Future Brides attend inaugural Wedding U by Dejave

Sunday, March 13th engaged couples, future brides and wedding enthusiasts alike gathered for Wedding U By DeJave, a Bridal Seminar and Tea, presented by Tiffany Webb of Unique Occasions By T. Nicole and Deborah Lockhart of DeJave Extraordinaire. LLC.
Held in Atlanta at the Emory Hotel Conference Center, attendees were able to receive intimate advice and guidance on the ins and outs for planning their dream wedding.
Attendees were able to receive insider tips and knowledge from industry experts and top professionals with guidance on choosing the best photographers, event decor, caterers, destination weddings, creating and staying within their wedding budget, and more!

Episode 5 || My Cup don’t runeth over for you!

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I’m back from the hiatus from hell! This week is a mailbag episode!
Hear about how I finally coached myself into a leap of faith, How I motivate/pep myself up when I’m feeling down, & how to deal with clingy friends!
Intro Music: Big Beat Azealia Banks

Ebony Magazine Celebrates Curvy Women in new Women Up! “The Body Brigade” Cover

Ebony unveiled the cover of their March 2016 “Women Up!” edition  and hooooney!

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Photo courtesy of Ebony.com

HONEY!

THICK.THIGHS. SAVE LIVES.

What a time!!

Photographed here (from Right to Left) – Grammy winner Chrisette Michele, Orange Is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks, R&B chart topper Jazmine Sullivan, [YAAAAAAS JAZMINE!], and plus-size blogger and swimwear designer Gabi Fresh.

Now not to mention this is a MAJOR good look to start out Women’s History Month, but these women are powerhouses, and to see these beautiful women of color flaunting their curves on the cover of Ebony is inspiring.

In a time where people are more concerned with waist-training and fat asses– it’s refreshing to see real women, with real bodies, being celebrated.

Kudos to the ladies and Ebony for a noise-making cover and spread!

Read More at Ebony.com and pick up your copy of the latest issue of Ebony Magazine!

Check out some behind the scenes images shared by the ladies below!

 

How to Meditate to Cope with Anxiety

By Jay Ballew

I struggle with anxiety*.

*definition: characterized by feelings of worry, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities

It took me twenty-six years to fully understand what this means, and I’m still learning more and more each day. One of the habits that I’ve tried to create for myself to help with controlling my anxiety is meditation.

I didn’t really know much about meditation prior to beginning, but I certainly had some preconceived notions about what it meant. In my head, meditation was a path to some magical space with a clear head. This space would entirely calm and allow me to escape the unsettling feelings of anxiety that disrupt my life on a daily basis.

However, I was completely wrong about what meditation entails, but I thought that sharing what meditation means to me may help out someone else with similar problems or misconceptions. Meditation has become an important part of my life.

Here are some tips that will help you to reap the benefits of meditation.

1. Be consistent.

I try and meditate around the same time each morning. For me, it has become an activity that helps me get my day started. Meditation is as much about repetition and practice as any other hobby or activity that you want to master. The more that you meditate, the better equipped you are to extract value from it.This also allows you to see what are the most effective methods for you, and what you like and dislike.

2. Find a comfortable space.

This means being in a room that’s comfortable for me, and even being in a chair that I’m comfortable sitting in. We all have different places that make us feel comfortable, though.

3. Posture is key.

If you’re like me, then you tend to want to slouch down in chairs, but sitting up as straight as possible is very important.

Finally, don’t be deterred!

Meditation is hard! You are not going to master it overnight. Hell, I am certainly still a novice myself.

Go into every session hoping to get the most out of it that you possibly can. Some days your mind will wander more than others. All of this is perfectly fine. Understand that meditation is not a problem solver, but it can become an essential part of your own personal journey.

WATCH: Chief Keef x A$AP Rocky release visual for “Superheroes”

To know me is to love me, and to love me is to know that A$AP Rocky and Cheif Keef are two of my favorite rappers. Say what you want, that Chief Keef’s lyrics can’t be deciphered, but the man has catchy beats and this collaboration is sick. Check out the video below!