Four Days of Fury: Atlanta 1906

Hey, y’all! Hump day is here and we are going to be shimmying all day long. I hope that you are fab and shimmy on down to this FAB interactive play a belle is about to hip you to. Yesterday, the sis and I stepped back into time and headed to the tense streets of Atlanta in 1906. The always amazing Atlanta History Center allowed the media to experience the race riots that took place Sept. 22-26, 1906.

Look at the sis tweeting about the trial!

Four Days of Fury: Atlanta 1906 is a play written by Addae Moon, and is something you have to experience. We had never heard of the Atlanta race riots, although we know all about Birmingham’s civil rights history.

The play begins with participants being greeted by black journalist, J. Max Barber. Each guest was given a blank lanyard that soon revealed if they were “black” or “white.” Before entering the exhibit/play, whites were told to line up in the front and blacks in the back. The sis and I were both black, so it was interesting to walk in the shoes that our 80+ year old grandmother still tells us about to this day. 

I won’t give it all away, but as the play goes on you can feel the tension in the air. There is one point where we entered a trolley and had to suddenly get off because people were being killed everywhere. At that moment, I got a small glimpse into how many people felt during this time. I found myself literally rushing off the trolley.

There were sound effects and more. All the actors did an amazing job and we really enjoyed the discussion where we talked about the impact of the play. When you go, do let us know how you felt.

Those of you who have been following us know that Atlanta History Center is a gem everyone needs to experience over and over again. Even when we lived back home, we’d hit the highway just to see what they had going on. You need to come here and take a walk back to the early 1900’s!

The sis and I were moved at the impact of Four Days of Fury: Atlanta 1906. Feelings such as anger and sadness will come over you. We were mesmerized by the stories, disgusted by the senseless violence, and inspired by the history that was left behind. The BEST thing about this play is that it is participatory. The audience becomes a part of history!

If we don’t remember our history, we are doomed to repeat it. Kudos to Atlanta History Center for being unafraid of the truth and showing Atlanta’s part in civil rights history! We tap our heels to you.

You can purchase your tickets here to Four Days of Fury: Atlanta 1906! Performances are only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the final performance on February 24th. We promise that you will be blown away! 

Oh, leave the heels at home jazzy ladies. There’s a bit of walking and standing in this exhibit. Even a belle had to pull out the tried and true flats for this one!

 

UPDATE: The week of 2.18-2.22 this experience SOLD OUT! We are SOOOOO happy for everyone involved. This is amazing!

Disclosure: We attended a media preview. As always, a belles opinions are her own. 

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M•A•C Attack: Archie’s Girls’ Preview Party

Ever heard of a love triangle that looks good on your face? Well M•A•C Cosmetics has found a match made in comic book heaven, honey. Based off a rivalry that started back in ’42, yes, 1942, M•A•C’s newest collection (Archie’s Girls) features Betty and Veronica (they both date Archie in the comics). We got to play with the collection before it was released to the public here in Atlanta!! There was food, great drinks and pure fun chatting with other women about makeup.

This beautiful limited-edition color collection has plenty of must-haves for all of you belles. I’ve never read this comic, but I can say that I love what they bring to the makeup table!

If you follow us on Twitter & Instagram (and we hope you are), then you know that we were elated to attend this private party on Wednesday night at the location in Perimeter Mall. Needless to say, we had a fab time, but this was abruptly brought to a halt. The place started to get so crowded that you could hardly move around and that ain’t cool. Too many bodies in a small space = unnecessary heat. On the flip side, the employees were extremely nice (except for the one that didn’t want to give my sis a tin can even though she had a ticket to receive one), but this couldn’t keep me in the store as long as I’d hoped. Any how, I ended up going back yesterday and a lot of the products were sold out! Can you believe this?! It was released yesterday and a lot of items are gone. We ladies love our face paint, right?!! :0) Not too worried because I got what I wanted and the sis got some other items.

I purchased 3 items from Betty’s side and 1 from Veronica’s. Guess I’m the beautiful blonde-next-door, huh? Betty’s colors are described as soft innocent sexiness and this belle agrees! Check all of my new items below!!

“Girl Next Door Lipglass” is my new everyday hotness, $16.50
“Cheers My Deer” is a gorge light pinkish purple pigment, $23.50
“Stay Sweet” lipglass is a lovely light pink and can be rocked alone or with the lipstick, $16.50

Y’all take a gander at my fierce glittery purple eye pencil from Veronica’s side which features deep seductive tones as M•A•C says!

This Pearlglide (pencil) is called “Designer Purple” & it has a little sparkle to it, $16.50
I may have had a bad hair day yesterday, but my face was beat! Check out that purple eyeliner!

Gratis with my purchase along with a matching pin!

Overall this collection is wonderful and they have beautiful colors to choose from for your lips, cheeks, eyes, and nails! If you’ve tried… do tell.

Touchdown: Tasty Bites for Superbowl 47!

As y’all know, a belle loves to watch the Superbowl. The 47th year brought one of the best entertainers to ever pick up a microphone, BEYONCE! We oohed and awed as we watched Baddie Bey’s performance. Wasn’t her look fierce? Didn’t seeing Destiny’s Child on stage make you squeal?!

Last year, the sis and I made some tasty bites to keep us company as we sat in front of the tube loving or loathing the commercials. Yes, it is all about the commercials and halftime performance, baby!

This year, we tried to outdo ourselves and came up with a super quick and easy (all homemade) menu for our Superbowl party.

We came up with a queso dip, baked wings (hot and wet lemon pepper), pizza, fruit kabobs and strawberry cheesecake bars. The meal was topped off with a oh so tasty fruit punch (our friend Joy’s FAMOUS punch) that canadian pharmacy mall we bedazzled in blue sugar.

The best part about the meal was that everything was light! We’re trying to whittle our middles and get back in tip top shape. The chicken was baked and everything was homemade with the freshest ingredients. The pizza was made using Foldit Artisan Flatbread–Have y’all tried? Skinny Taste served as our inspiration for the queso dip and cheesecake bars.

isn’t she lovely?
our motto is: TAKE A RECIPE AND MAKE IT YOUR OWN.

What did you make for your Superbowl party if you had one?

Fab Frugal Finds: Winter+Sales=Happy Me!

Sweater/Necklace: Macy’s

Earrings: the beehive atlanta

Shoes: Belk

Skirt: Alexis Suitcase

Turtleneck: Stolen from Mom’s closet (Shhhh!)

Purse/blue scarf: Coach/the sis’s

Hey beautiful people! The sis and I hope you had a fab weekend. Was it cold in your hood? All of a sudden winter wants to kick in and these belle’s are happy to finally wear clothes to keep warm. Being in the South, we don’t get a lot of cold weather, but honey we were glad it decided to stop by and hang out!

As always, we’ve been shopping on a budget and wanted to show y’all some recent cute finds. Check out the prices below below!!

Brown sweater: $9, Bangle: $5
Handmade Earrings: $14, Necklace: $7 (both on sale)
$10 on SALE at Belk! LOVE this store.

Find any recent sales that were so good you couldn’t beat it with a stick?