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My LifeTravel

I’m Headed to DC Today for the ONE AYA Summit!

Hey folks! I’m really excited to be going to DC for the next couple of days for the ONE Campaign’s AYA Summit, co-hosted by Google. I’m part of 75 women and girls who are being brought together from the U.S. and elsewhere for a 2-day summit that focuses on issues …

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FashionMy Life

Team NO CHILL: Rep Your Set With These

There are many of us who are chill-deficient and I think it’s time for us to claim what we are: members of Team NO CHILL! My blog readers (aka LuvvNation) are especially executive board members of this club so I thought it was only right that I allow us to …

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My LifeTravel

4 Important Places to Visit in Johannesburg, South Africa

After 2 days in Cape Town, I took a 2-hour flight and landed in Johannesburg ready to speak at Social Media Week Jozi and excited for almost 4 days of adventures. I truly didn’t realize I would have as good of a time that I did and I was actually …

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My LifeSocial Media

About Blogging: Numbers, Brands and What Matters

I was on Twitter and I just felt like talmbout this blogging business. I’ve been at this thing for 11 years and I’ve picked up a few lessons along the way. The rant below is what happened from my randomness and folks asked me to save it. Storify to the …

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Luvvie at Camps Bay
My LifeTravel

5 Awesome Places to Visit in Cape Town, South Africa (and Why I Loved the City)

I just got back from one of the best trips I have ever taken. My jaunt to South Africa for 6 days (2 in Cape Town, 4 in Johannesburg) was one of those experiences that I want to call “epic” but since that word is so overused, the meaning has …

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My LifeTravel

LA, Johannesburg, DC, NYC and More: My Fall Travel Schedule

Although we technically still have 3 weeks before we bid summer adieu, Labor Day has come and go so schedule-wise, we’re already in Fall. I am always sad to see my favorite season of the year go but these next 3 months should be exciting for me. I gotta tell …

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My LifeVideos

Remember When Kerry Opened For Me At BlogHer? The Video of My Talk is Here!

Remember that time when I went to BlogHer and at first I was going to open for Kerry Washington but she ended up opening for me? YESSSSS! You remember. That was last month. I got on the main stage and talked about being authentically myself online, how I play with …

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Luvvie in Mexico
My LifeTravel

5 Lessons I Learned From My Vacation in Mexico

I just came back from a 3-day vacation to Puerto Morelos in Cancun, Mexico. I went for my friend’s wedding and it turned out to be the funnest vacation I’ve ever been on. Plus, it came at the exact right time with all the terrible-ness happening in the world (especially …

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My Life

Awesomely Golden Shindig Recap: BEST PORDEE EVER!

Friday night at CityPoint Loft in Chicago, I held my Awesomely Golden anniversary shindig celebrating my blog’s Golden birthday (this site turned 8 years old on August 8). Over 150 people joined me for what turned out to be the BEST. PARTY. EVER. It was beyond my expectations and it …

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My Life

Living My Life Like It’s Awesomely Golden! It’s My Blog’s 8th Birthday!

Eight years ago today, I decided that I had outgrown my little blog on Xanga, where I was talmbout college life, friendships, heartbreak and whatnots. I was 3 months out of college and I wanted a fresh start so I went to Blogger.com and created a site. I called it …

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