Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Live in the French Quarters… 

table setup

Before the event...

On this past Saturday night, deep in the heart of New Orleans in all of its’ charm, at the restaurant Ralph and Kacoo’s sitting nestled in the French Quarter, I had the honor of being the special guest for an event given by Allison Ruckus of A Natural Hair Community. I was so excited when she offered the invitation to me. We met this year at another event and there was just something about her that put me at ease. I attended an event she sponsored a few weeks later and being that everyone is on social media, she used the business card I handed out that day to her and got in touch with me. She is such an awesome woman, who also has her own hair and skin line of products called “Natural Hair Community”.

Me and Allison
I got a chance to meet a group of phenomenal women. We laughed, mingled, talked and got a chance to interact with each other on a personal level because of a more intimate setting. Although there is nothing wrong with big crowds, being able to actually speak with each other face-to-face leaves a lasting impression. I always enjoy meeting new people and networking, but this group of wonder ladies seemed to give me strength. I am not a big public speaker but over the years I have found myself in front of crowds. Usually I am nervous, which becomes evident to the audience at some time due to my demeanor, but this night I took a deep breath, looked into the room of beautiful smiling faces, feeling the love. I was my usual “country” speaking, bright-eyed self. Hey, I am from the great state of Louisiana. Shout out to my people from “da boot”! LOL

The evening was a great success! Our server Elizabeth AKA “OOGEY” was amazing. She attended our needs as well as joined in with our conversations and discussions. Her attitude generated a positive vibe throughout the environment the entire night. She is also a book lover, so hopefully she will become a fan of Keke Chanel’s. *winks*

The food was delicious and the ‘quiet storm’ was anything but quiet! (a drink only made in New Orleans) 

"The Quiet Storm"

The ambience was calming, decorated with Mardi Gras masks, pictures of old plantations and other local apparel. Allison raffled off several prizes during the evening and our grand prize winner of an autographed book and Deadly in Stilettos t-shirt was Ms. Daffenie  Narcisse. She is such a joy! Her smile warmed my spirit.

Ms. Daffenie
*grand prize winner*

I don’t remember everyone’s name, but I would like to say "thank you" again for coming out and getting to know a little country girl from the small town of Greensburg, Louisiana and giving her a chance to share herself with you. I truly appreciate you more than you can ever know. I look forward to the next event!
I posted a few pictures below. Enjoy! Until next time, be inspired, be encouraged and be YOU!!!

Purple Hugs and Kisses,
Keke Chanel

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Keira and Michelle
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