Some of you know that I had my first event two years ago. “The JD Series Brunch”, the idea was to have fashionable ladies attend the event, serve brunch and shop vendors. The event was actually extremely nice and well attended for my first event and the guests were able to enjoy a fashion show by L’Jai Amor, free manicures from Cartina’s Eye Catching Nails, bottomless mimosas and live fashion sketches by Kentrice of Ken 6 Studio.
There was only one problem, the Chef totally screwed me over. He arrived inebriated and went missing for half of the event. When he finally decided to come back, he had Walmart bags with eggs, sausage, and skillet potatoes. Mind you the menu was shrimp and grits, live omelet stations, quiche, fruit, steak kabobs, salad and pasta. Ya’ll the 9th Ward/7th Ward was about to come allll the way out lol. On the inside I was devastated and embarrassed but I had to remain calm and professional. I know ya’ll are probably wondering well who is the chef (spill the tea sis) but he’s not getting any publicity from me and shall remain nameless.
I didn’t let this small hiccup which seemed major at the time stop me and I went on to have two more successful events; but The JD Series Brunch was still in my heart. I decided that instead of doing a big event annually, I would invite local fashionistas and creatives out monthly to different brunch spots and call it “The JD Brunch Series” (see what I did there). I was inspired by my girl Vanessa Lundy of VanaVain’s monthly coffee talks. I think there is so much that we can learn from each other, like my sis Kandice Guice says “No Competition, Just Motivation”.
I hosted my first brunch at Cavan on Magazine St. It’s a super cute and unique restaurant with an antique feel. The menu is very different as well and the price ranges between $15-$30 for an entree. I had the chicken salad on croissant which are both made in house. The food was delicious and the drinks were great.
I invited Jessica of Justini Cocktails, Samjah of Style & Energy, Derra Howard, Kineatra of Naturally Nex, Yasmine of Yazzle Dazzle and Aaronesia of REMEDY 88. We discussed our brands, the industry, laughed over brunch and toasted to life. I also had my girl Britt Smith capture some street style! It was a really great time!
Body Suit : Fashion Nova
Skirt : Forever 21
Shoes : Asos
Purse : It’s Fashion
Check out some street style below from the Ladies!