Thursday, January 31, 2008

Oh, Our Feminine Wilds!

Hey Chicas!

When our Girlfriends at Laughing Sage Wellness Group told us about this upcoming event, we just knew we had to share! Bettina's personal theme (and that of our company, Tinalee Media & Events, Inc., as well) is Getting Straight in 2008. So why not get your health and sexual prowness in order, too? This event should be hot!! They have an entire day packed full of workshop and various seminars geared to get your mind, body, and spirit in tack for pleasure.

This is what they have to say about the event:

"Learn how to get more of what you want in bed and in life! Through the LSW definition of sexual self-expression you will clear energetic blocks and beliefs that are holding you back. Heal body image issues, release shame, understand how to create powerful relationships with other people, and redefine what emotional intimacy is."

Saturday February 16th 11:00am - 6:00pm
The Feminine Power of Pleasure

11:00am – Workshop – Learn how to get more of what you want in bed and in life! Through the LSW definition of sexual self-expression you will clear energetic blocks and beliefs that are holding you back. Heal body image issues, release shame, understand how to create powerful relationships with other people, and redefine What emotional intimacy is.

1:00pm – Lunch – a 90-minute break to explore some of the many delicious culinary options in the neighborhood.

3:30pm – Surprise Guest Speaker – Begin to reflect your inner transformation on the outside as you learn how to live glamorously from the inside out!

5:00pm – Indulgence Expo – From skin care to sex toys to sensuous chocolate treats, have fun sampling, schmoozing, and indulging your senses! Be prepared to get everything you've ever wanted!

Click here to register:

Isn't it great to be a women, a girlfriend, a chica?!
To receive the discount, just mention Glorious Health Glamorous Living

Until next time...

Be Seen at the Top! hey, or on top. :*)

Friday, January 25, 2008

You're Invited to a Dinner Party!


Our Girlfriend Amy DuBois Barnett, the recently appointed Deputy Editor in Chief of Harper's Bazaar, provides women with a brilliant resource to empower themselves through her exciting new book, GET YOURS! THE GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO HAVING EVERYTHING YOU EVER DREAMED OF AND MORE. Yes, we've written about her before.

Through this book, Amy reveals her transformation from insecure people-pleaser to strong, independent woman. GET YOURS! also features in-depth personal interviews with Gayle King, Venus Williams, Sanaa Lathan, Mo'Nique, Gabrielle Union, Hill Harper, Sarah Jones, Kelly Rowland, Mellody Hobson, Kelis and India.Arie, among other notables.

Now you can get yours too! Come meet Amy and have a personal conversation with her about how she reached her goals!

Tuesday, Jan 29

Lola (in SoHo)
15 Watts St
New York, NY 10013

Cost: FREE

Cross Street: Between Renwick Street and Hudson Street

Directions: 1; A, C, E at Canal St RSVP:

Until next time...

Be Seen at the Top!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


In 2005, the vision of young collage artist and denim designer Tuesdai Noelle, of Designs by Tuesdai, emerged from urban hardship in the city of Detroit. Having been homeless and unemployment 18 months earlier, this urban princess delved into her creativity. In the kitchen, seated at an old wooden table, inspiration met opportunity and Tuesdai, a true "diamond in the rough," began shining brighter than ever before. With determination and rhinestone in hand, she drew her unique handcrafted designs on pre-washed recycled jeans. In that moment, Designs by Tuesdai became more than a collection of decorative denim. It became an outreach for the "everyday" girl to feel fabulous.

Tuesdai has a special place in her heart for those who desire to look the part of high fashion but simply cannot afford it. For this reason, she wanted to give the "everyday" girl an extraordinary opportunity, by allowing her to mail in used jeans and have them re-designed by Tuesdai--and that's precisely what she did! She has certainly had her share of challenges and setbacks, while climbing the fashion industry ladder, yet she continues to make great strides. Tuesdai Noelle is a truly remarkable lady, a rising star in fashion, and a designer for the "everyday" girl.

We asked the Chica some questions, here is what she had to say...

GGT: Are your career goals in line with your personal goals?
TN: All of my life goals and ambitions are closely intertwine. Vision, purpose, and creativity is what I’m all about when I’m in the public eye or behind closed doors. I can’t imagine that I’d ever have a career goal that clashed with my personal ideals.

GGT: Five years ago, did you envision yourself being where you are today? If not what's different?
TN: No, I thought I would probably end up being an audio technician or a store clerk. I think what change all that is when I began to go back to my roots… I rediscovered my love for art and truly recognized the potential that I possessed, and from there it was all uphill.

GGT: What advice can you give to other rising star girlfriends?
TN: Position yourself on a creative path that will someday give you the notoriety that you not only long for, but are willing to work for.

GGT: Name some good books you’ve read.
TN: I’ll be honest with you, I hate reading books… Most books I start and never finish, or read bits and pieces without taking much from it at all. But I finally picked up a book that was empowering and life-changing: Bitch Mentality by La Veeta Ivory. I highly recommend this book for those who love to read or those who find reading far too time-consuming. This is one book that you will find rich and insightful. A must read, that will help you overcome every self-defeating behavior pattern.

To have your jeans bedazzled or for more information, visit

Until next time...

Be Seen at the Top!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Olive Oil and Yogurt Chicken

If you are like me from November all the way through December, you ate drank, and stayed merry. Now it’s back to getting in shape and being healthy for the New Year. Girl, the question is where do you begin?

Since the New Year is a great time to get rid of the old, the first thing that you may want to do is take a good look in your kitchen cabinets. What are you eating? If you look in your cabinets and see mainly chips, desserts, and other fattening junk, it’s time to throw those things out. Restock your frig with fruit, veggies, and low fat foods.

Start paying attention to what you eat. Writing it down would be the best way to keep track and be truthful about what you are eating.

Here is a low fat chicken recipe that is easy to make. It cuts out the fat, but is loaded with flavor.

Olive Oil and Yogurt Chicken

• 1/3 pounds of skinned chicken breasts, cut into large pieces
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
• 1/2 cup of plain, strained fat-free yogurt
• 3/4 cup of dry white wine
• 2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel
• 1/5 pound of fresh mushrooms, sliced
• sea salt
• freshly ground pepper

Salt the chicken and place in a shallow baking dish with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/4 cup of water. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. While the chicken is baking, heat the remaining olive oil in a saucepan.

Remove the chicken from the oven. Place mushrooms on top of the pieces of chicken and spoon yogurt sauce evenly over the chicken. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, for another 20 minutes, or until chicken is tender. Eat up!
Serves 4

Til next time,
"Luscious Lifestyle Diva"


To my sweet, sweet Sorors!

Cheers to 95 years of excellence!! Let's maintain the tradition, elegance and class set forth by the twenty-two women of distinction!! We are committed to serve!!

~Bettina Lee



Friday, January 11, 2008


Oh Geez! LOL.

This is a Pre-Happy Anniversary (Jan. 15) wish to my Sister/Girlfriends of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. If you don't know, you'll be glad to hear that you are getting a Barbie. I have Aunts, Cousins and friends who are AKAs so I love you all as well. I, myself, am a DELTA. :-)

This is a repost from the Sun Times... enjoy!

January 11, 2008
In the midst of a makeover and prepping for the ultimate birthday, the nation's oldest predominantly- black Greek-lettered sorority has turned the head of none other than Barbie.Mattel Inc. will make a collectable Barbie based on Chicago-headquartered Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Mattel Inc. will make a collectible Barbie based on Chicago-headquarter ed Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Mattel sought licensing for the doll -- the first in the company's flagship brand based on any sorority and any predominately black organization -- upon learning that Alpha Kappa Alpha is marking its 100th anniversary this year, said Elizabeth Grampp, director of Barbie collector marketing. "When you pair that milestone with an organization representing an amazing cross section of women who are empowered leaders in any field, it's a real opportunity to introduce the hobby of collecting to a new group of collectors," Grampp said. "It's such a landmark event." The doll will be dressed in an evening gown. Prominent in the ensemble will be pink and green, official colors of the sorority, which kicks off its centennial celebration in
Washington, D.C., Saturday.

Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded Jan. 15, 1908 by students at Howard University. Over the century, the group has inducted more than 200,000 women, including corporate managers, politicians, university presidents, Hull House founder Jane Adams, civil rights activists Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King, author Maya Angelou and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt. The president of the group is a mainstay on Ebony magazine's annual list of most influential blacks in America.

Still, on college campuses members are called "pretty girls," and have accounted for four of the past seven black Miss Americas. The doll will cost about $50, and be available through, the Barbie Collector catalog and other outlets and partnership with the sorority. Design for the doll, which the sorority selected from three submissions, will be unveiled at the organization' s 100 anniversary celebration next week in Washington, D.C.

The Mattel partnership -- one of several corporate deals -- comes as the organization is in the midst a makeover that puts emphasis of its programs on micro and macro economics, a venture led by president Barbara A. McKinzie, finance director at Chicago's Neighborhood Housing Services. "Economics is the central focus of everything we do," said McKinzie, whose tenure began in 2006. "My vision was to make economics as much of a core competency as service has been to Alpha Kappa Alpha for the 100 years." Last year the group's biennial leadership conference was moved to New Orleans from from a planned cruise to infuse about $5 million into that economy. College chapters are charged with providing computer training to community members. And the approximately 1,000 chapters around the globe are conducting investment and financial literacy workshops for youth, seniors and chapter members. "There's no member whose life this hasn't touched. In terms of mental health, the black family and black males as the weakest link in our economic structure. "When you started to have people view the challenges in their lives through an economic prism then they begin to get it."

After the 500-member Chicago chapter partnered with the city on a small business expo, conducted a financial literacy program for Chicago Public School students, hosted estate planning sessions with seniors and printed tips in monthly internal newsletter, member Willie L. Gray, 70, said she was motivated to finalize the estate planning what she's for years put off. "After we started having these meetings on economics and we met with groups and did estate planning, my head started hurting, I was worries about estate planning so," said Gray, who chaired her chapter's economic initiative. "I feel so much better this year."

The story can also be read here at Business Week. So, perhaps you can buy a doll for your Future AKA, or just hold on to it for yourself.

Until next time...

Be Seen at the Top!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


No, not me. I wish :0) but our Girlfriend Amy DuBois Barnett!. Her book Get Yours! The Girlfriend's Guide to Having Everything You Ever Dreamed of And More was just nominated for an NAACP Image Award!

Many kudos to you, Chica!

GIRLFRIENDS, stay tuned in. Amy is scheduled to host an upcoming GGT Event. You will be able to speak one-on-one with her and learn how she made it to where she is today (Deputy Editor of Harper's Bazaar Magazine, accomplished author, mom... how does she balance it all?!), purchase her book, and get your book signed. We will give you more details closer to the date.

Until next time... make sure you get yours and

Be Seen at the Top!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


This is important information from our Girlfriends in the DC/MD/VA area. Start the year off by educating your teens about AIDS.

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DC/MD/VA-metropolitan area – Start your 2008 off with “Teen Tea & Talk”, an HIV/AIDS Informational session, with Certified HIV/AIDS Prevention & Education Instructor Ms. Michelle D. Morgan!

.elle-SHARP PR & Planning presents: Teen Tea & Talk with Michelle!

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2008

Time: 1:00pm SHARP - 2:30pm

Venue: Panera Bread, 3301 Corridor Marketplace, Laurel, MD 20724

Cost: $5.00 donation *food & beverage NOT included*
(proceeds benefit Whitman-Walker Clinic, “Off-site” donations are accepted via mail.

Format: Presentation, followed by an “open-forum” session.

Primary Audience: "Tween/pre-teens" (ages 9-12) & "Teens" (13-17)
*Although we welcome all genders, beliefs, nationalities, sexual orientation, adults must be present during presentation for all children under 16 years of age.*

Secondary Audience: Parents/guardians, youth counselors, child care providers, educators & those interested in learning more.

RSVP: To .elle Sharp PR Recommended, but not required. Seating space is limited. Standing room, optional.

Guest Speaker: Ms. Michelle Delores Morgan
Certified HIV/AIDS Prevention & Education Instructor
American Red Cross Authorized

Michelle says: "Be Educated, Be Healthy, and LIVE!"
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Until next time...

Be Seen at the Top!


Thursday, January 3, 2008


Chicas, it has been a loooong time. I hate to leave you high and dry. You know how Girlfriends can do. We get caught up in our own mess, think we are all alone, fuss and fight, then finally talk to you and we’re like… Wait, I was never alone to begin with! I didn’t have to go through it alone. Chile, I’m back. Fully recovered from the holiday slander, food, and good times. :-D

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL holiday season. It’s okay if you gained 5lbs as the media forecasted. It’s okay if you fought with Aunt Ro. It’s okay if you got a little tipsy (but not if you broke the heel of your Stuart Weitzman’s). I wish all my sexy, diva, devastatingly strong, Girlfriends a rich and propersous New Year.

My slogan for the New Year is ‘Getting Straight in ‘08’. Forget about a resolution, I’m trying to adopt a new mantra. A new way of life. Slow, but sho, I’ve been cutting out the negative energy. You know, that guy that you keep going back to, your lack enthusaisum for the gym, buying lottery tickets when you know damn well you need to finally set up an appointment with a financial advisor. And hello, eating right? Ladies, it has been said time and time again that we look out for everyone else except for us. Chile, please, GET STRAIGHT IN ’08.

I brought my New Year in with a semi bang. I went to see Jill Scott and Chris Rock at the Garden. (with the ex, but shit, I’m not perfect. We ARE just friends…) N-E-Ways…

{Pictured above: My bootleg video of her concert. Yeah, it's crazy, but you can make out the hairstyle. A description is below.}

This was my first time. Oh, I was enamored by her je ne sais quoi. And when she sang ‘Crown Royal’ (Your hands on my hips pull me right back to you I; catch that thrust give it right back to you I;…) I almost jumped out of my seat and began to groove for the whole world to see. It wasn’t that type of party, but I still got my groove on in my seat. From friends sitting in other sections, a heard that a few naturally melanin free concertgoers didn’t know what to expect and were pissed at her set. They just went to see Mr. Rock. Those sitting around me were snapping fingers, tapping their feet… ahh, we all were clapping and swaying. Rolling trees and feeling the breeze. She kept playing me though. Pretending as if she was finished with her set and then coming back for another song. Good times, good times.

Her Hair: Pulled back on the left and swooshed over on the right giving the appearance of a right-sided Mohawk. Au natural. I must copy. Therefore, I will. :*)

Chris was Chris. He did have some funny moments. Politics (Obama, Clinton, and how Guilani will eat your kids); black women vs. white women; work; cursing;… standard Chris. New material though.

Jill made my night!

Stay tuned for more
GGT Spotlights and feature articles.

Until next time…

Be Seen at the Top!