I have worked with Chef X of Xclusively Kissed at several events over the years. When I asked her to work with me on a show a few years ago she committed to it immediately and beyond impressed me and everyone there with her work. Since then she and her brand have grown even better working with professionals, using amazing displays and knowing the importance of protecting her brand in addition to just being an amazing chef.
Last year she asked me to host her annual Mother's Day Brunch and it was a beautiful honor. Held on the river in downtown Jax the food was exquisite with live performances and she gifted the mothers there with a tea cup set to take home. My husband and I were asked to come out as guests to her Father's Day Dinner as well and he hasn't stopped talking about Xclusively Kissed food yet. I reached out to her a few months back and offered to assist her with any upcoming projects she had and she mentioned her annual benefit tasting so I jumped on board.
Each year Chef X holds this Xclusive Tasting for the next year's menu only opening the event up to a limited number of people. The night is filled with entertainment, delicious food and usually she packs in a few surprises as well. The proceeds are then used to fund her annual Need One, Feed One Mission, feeding the homeless on Christmas Day and toys collected are given to underprivileged children in the Jax community. So not only is it a fun night, but it's a night full of PURPOSE!
I assisted Chef the last few weeks in locking in the entertainment as well as the location of Manifest Distilling and finding a few awesome sponsors like Digital Miss Designs and Los2k Films. I will not be hosting this event as I will be busy helping her day of the event and playing the role of event coordinator but there will be some interviews from hubby and I as well as lots of pics and videos from the night that you guys can look forward to checking out here and our social media pages so make sure you have subscribed to my blog and are following hubby and I on our pages (links below) to stay updated! There will be live performances from Chris Williams, Kia Nicole, Terry T. Harris and will be hosted by MissEP_Ciara.
Last check there were only 5 tickets left so I am positive this event will book out before the day of the event so if you didn't get your tickets for this year, make sure you get them next year because this is one Chef who sells out events and you don't want to miss her food or the good times that's included! Follow her Instagram & Twitter pages for info on upcoming events or how to book her for your private event and stay tuned for the follow up!
Just thought I should jump on and write an update blog..
We moved into a new apartment in December and things have been a little hectic since. We absolutely LOVE the community and we know the new company is doing amazing things to improve the property but due to our apartment being an older one and on the bottom floor, there have been some issues.. I won't get into things in depth but we're looking for them to relocate our apartment as I write this so hopefully it all improves soon. That being said we have been crazy busy and dealing with a lot as a result, including having to stay in a hotel briefly.
The best news from the last few months- Kaliyah is done with physical therapy! She broke her neck in May 2018 and finished up with her PT in February 2019. She pushes herself so hard, goes to the gym on her own and has really shown some amazing growth, even starting her own YouTube channel! It's so funny to watch your kids do things and see little pieces of yourself in it. Pl…
My whole life changed (for maybe the billionth time) on November 3, 2017.
I had watched my son graduate from his Army AIT training the day before and traveled back from SC only to wake up with my entire face so swollen it looked as though I could burst at any moment.. the pain was real. I had done some blood work at the docs a few weeks earlier and we had not gotten the results so my husband drove me straight to the doc that day to demand some answers. I was told a few tests needed to be redone but the one thing she knew for sure is no more gluten... I blogged about it here. Before you ask, no I have not found out if it's Celiac, Lupus or anything else, even though the doctor seemed concerned about Celiac. Insurance issues. Yay life...
The last year has been a huge journey. Figuring out that EVERY little thing matters. Cross-contamination is real (if you don't change your gloves I will have a reaction), almost everything has gluten in it from shampoo to sausage and you often f…
This is not an easy blog to write but one that is needed as I am a blogger and I have to use every resource available to seek help.
Today marks 2 weeks since our friend Francis was last seen and there has been absolutely no leads to his whereabouts. Right now we have to use all mediums available to spread the word and get his face seen. Only one local news station has covered his disappearance. That is not ok. He is a resident of Duval County and everyone in and around Jacksonville should see this flyer and be on the look out for him!
Rob is a music artist here in Jax, a laid back guy who works hard and is friendly with everyone. I personally have known him about nine years and he is one of the nicest guys I know, never disrespectful and always great to have a convo with about anything from movies and music to the world we're living in. He has had the same group of close friends the entire time I have known him and my husband and I run into him at EVERY ArtWalk in downtown Jax tha…