AMAZING NIGHT WITH FRIENDS AT #STKDOWNTOWN #KENNYANDERSON #KARENGRAVANO #COCOBROWN #ALEXSIGERALDINO #KELLYLINTON #ASHLEEWHITE

Whelp guys & dolls,

I had an amazing dinner party at STK Steakhouse in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan.  We had a very lively mix of friends.  Everyone from basketball legend, Kenny Anderson and his brother “Famous” along with my hubby boxing judge and retired NFL champion, Alexsi Geraldino, “Mob Wives” star Karen Gravano, “Princesses of Long Island” Ashlee White, Adult film star who’s scheduled to land in space in 2015 Miss Coco Brown, “Brooklyn 11223’s” Kelly Linton, blogger Brownie Marie and her photographer Patrick, my Getty Image favorite photographer Steve Mack and last but not least my fellow media mogul Bruce Lyn! #Champagne #Steak #foodie #foodporn and a #pornstar …oh what a night!  My girl Kelly gave us some serious #shoeporn while I felt ravishing in my #CatherineMalandrino dress and #BrianAtwood shoes xoxo

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BEYONCE, JAY Z, JACKIE & JOHN KENNEDY….NEED I SAY MORE?

My dolls & gents are surely not ignorant to the hottest news in the rags and so I thought its best to discuss what the meaning of privacy means to celebrities and public figures.  I mean, I do know something about it since I am a publicist to many of these characters.  I can give my expert opinion and why they remain silent about personal issues.

As we peek in to the daily lives of our most favorite celebs, we get a glimpse of what their overall image is and how they project themselves to the world.  No one wants to seem like an arrogant jerk or even a psychotic, and the truth is….IMAGE IS EVERYTHING!  Would you want the world to see a less than perfect you? Not everyone wants to be a reality star and when their personal business becomes the hot topic over the internet and print and television news, they too wished they had not been on a reality based show.

Do you think this is the first confrontation Beyoncé and Jay Z has had with Solange? Maybe, maybe not.  Will it be the last? I doubt it. They’re family and just like any family in the world, you tend to hurt the ones you love in some manner, by an argument that becomes bigger than expected because hurt feelings cause folks to hurt one another in return. This is normal folks and if you tell me you don’t argue with family, I’d say that you are the only one in your family….SOLO.

Have the BeyZ couple handled it properly but not making any comment? I’d say, absolutely 100%! Why comment on a situation that happened among family members with the ENTIRE world? They’re not obligated to share every private moment in their lives and certainly not their unpleasant moments with the world.  Besides, if Jay Z or Beyoncé DID say something about the incident, the world would condemn one or the other for speaking about their sister or sister-in-law.  You can’t nor won’t win!

Huffington Post posted an article entitled: “Jackie Kennedy letters reveal her feelings on being married to JFK” and the letters were written to an Irish priest over the span of a 14 year correspondence with him and the letters will be auctioned off in June in Ireland.  Is this an envision of privacy? In my opinion, yes.  The priest is no longer alive and neither Jackie Kennedy but, I believe anything said or written to a man/woman of clergy should remain private.  And the public wants to know why celebrities are so secretive?   See Huffingtonpost.com for the entire article.

I have a hard time sharing with anyone any disagreements that I have had with my family.  It’s usually best to keep those stories to yourself.  Am I a public figure and do I have the right to keep my family disagreements private? The answers are yes and yes! I’m a public figure in the sense that I am a journalist, I represent high-profile figures and am often quoted in the media and I handle sensitive affairs.  I will never talk ill about my husband or daughter, cousins, aunts nor step siblings to any stranger nor friends unless, it’s positive or inspiring information .  I may have in the past, shared with a close friend or family how I may have felt about my daughter during a dispute, merely for guidance and venting.  Would I ever do that again?  Probably not with close friends without it being a joke or as comedy relief.

As I’ve discovered, when you vent to a friend they will have an attitude with your loved ones and when you are over the problem with family, the friend will cling to that issue like it was their own personal battle.  Maybe because they care for you or it very well may be because they somehow seem to think that their lives are perfect therefore, they can and will treat your loved ones like the dirt on their shoes.  You may get the opportunity to see that the fake sense of “complete happiness” or “marriage bliss” is all a front and that they too have family issues that they will never discuss because they want you to think that they live a “June Cleaver of Leave it to Beaver” life or perhaps you won’t ever get to see that side.  I will say, all truth come to light and the very thing that they’re are pissed about with your family problem is the very thing that they too are experiencing or worse.

So, lesson learned.  Since divorce is not an option, I will not discuss my husband and my private issues nor will I discuss any issues that I may have in the future about my daughter, cousins, aunts or step-siblings. This to me, is as private as a letter or confession to my priest and I will not tarnish my family’s reputation.  I too will let the world think we are the “Beavers.”  So think before you speak and it the case with Beyoncé, Jay Z, Jackie & John F. Kennedy…they most definitely think about the image that they are sharing with the world.  Maybe everyone should try it!

 

THE #WEDDING OF MY DREAMS! I LOOKED & FELT LIKE A PRINCESS WHO JUST MARRIED A PRINCE! #ATHLETE WEDS #MEDIA #DIVA

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Guess what Dolls & Gents? I GOT MARRIED!!!

I’m still on cloud #9 and happy to say that I am now called, Mrs. Geraldino! We got hitched on March 9th, 2014 and it was the best wedding ever!!!

Let me start off with the details of the night before the wedding.  My dear friends from Colombia, South America  flew up and we spend time with them before getting whisked off to the W Hotel in Hoboken, New Jersey for time apart from my groom.

I stayed in a beautiful suite overlooking the Hudson River with the Manhattan skyline in full view. I had a wedding rehearsal the night before the wedding at Saint Henry’s Cathedral Church in Bayonne, New Jersey and hosted a rehearsal dinner at my home, buffet style.  It is the American tradition to have a rehearsal dinner for all of the brides maids and grooms men to attend, along with the parents of the bride and groom to be.  This is truly an appreciation dinner and the bride  and groom delivers “thank you” gifts to their wedding party.  We gave our brides maids an official Walt Disney Collections watch, thank you cards and scented candles with a votive that had our names and wedding date on it; we bought the grooms men all matching pocket squares and bow ties that they were to wear during the wedding ceremony, along with the scented candles and votives that a the brides maids received.

After the dinner, one half of my official witnesses, Lina and I headed back to the hotel where both my hair stylist and another bridesmaid stayed. A few of us chatted a bit and off to bed I went for my rest. I didn’t want to look tired on my big day so no bachelorette party for me!

I woke up bright and early on my wedding day and was excited yet nervous! My glam team came to my room along with my daughter and cousins  while I proceeded to be pampered.  Everyone made me feel so special and I was so relieved that I didn’t have to do much except, “be” and exist!

My daughter Natasha served me champagne and fruit, painted my nails and handled other important details like making sure our vehicle had arrived on time.  My make up artist, Juizy Bella beat my face to perfection as well as, my brides maids faces.  Tanisha Monique Moore styled my hair beautifully and was so fast and fierce with her work.  My adopted daughter, Juliana made sure my glass of champagne stayed full (this was a very important job); the designer Arlinda of Sofistafunk designed my brides maids outfits and she came to make sure the girls knew how to properly wear their garments.  Everyone and everything was stress free!

Before leaving the hotel, we took pictures inside the hotel and bolted out to a shiny new Range Rover which was rented from Gotham Dream Cars, the luxury car club based in New York City and headed to the church because my groom awaited!

We arrived at Saint Henry’s church at exactly 2:58pm and Father Alfie came to the confessional room where I awaited to tell me how beautiful I looked. He was the first person that was not in my party to tell me that.

Needless to say, the entire wedding was so beautiful! The processional song that the groom- Alex and our wedding party walked to was, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”  by J.S. Bach; my entrance was to the same song that Princess Diana walked down the aisle to – which was, “Trumpet Voluntary”  by Clarke; the responsorial Psalm, “The Earth Is Full of the Goodness of the Lord” and the Gospel Acclamation, “Praise To You, Lord Jesus Christ” was also sang.

What was very special to Alex and I was the  ‘unity candle’ that we lit with the candle that we had made in my mother, Betty Dolores Evan’s honor since she has been deceased for some time. I want to incorporate tokens that would honor her so that spiritually, she was there with us. While we lit the candle, the song, ” Song Bridegroom & Bride” was sang and we also made special time to pray at the Blessed Mother Mary’s feet while the Marian Tribute song of Ave Maria” by Schubert was sang.

Finally, we were pronounced husband and wife and we strolled down the aisle to the recessional,  “Joyful, Joyful” by Beethoven! Cantor, Roseann Grossman and organist/music director, Chad Perry did an excellent job!

Our reception followed at the Liberty Science Center where we booked the Observatory Tower.  We had butler passed hor d’oeuvres of xavier, tuna tartar, mac n’ cheese truffles, filet mignon and more including; Several desserts, a candy station and the conversation piece was the CHANDELIER CAKE with a few different flavors – lemon, red velvet and rum cakes made by Desserts by Dana.  It was absolutely delicious!  My partner and attorney, Kojo and his wife ingrid gifted us our last hour of Mojito cocktails which went well with the food and latin band.

Oh, and guess what?  We had live entertainment by DJ Ed, who spun hits and Alex’s 90 year old grandfather, a famous latin composer and arranger, Emilio “El Chiripa” Aracena and his band, Soneros de Oriente.  Our first dance was so special as we danced to “Dos Gardenias,” a song that his grandfather wrote especially for us.  The band and music from DJ Ed was amazing!!!

So much was special about our wedding. My husband Alex had a fabulous tuxedo made by our friends at Harlem Haberdashery’s team of designers (thank you Sharene, Louis and Guy) and everyone kept complimenting him on his brocade fabric and the excellent tailoring of the tux.  Alex’s shoes were made in Europe by Bachelor Shoes, where Alex went online and doing it himself.  The company really looked out for us by shipping it earlier than expected so that he could have them on time!  And I can’t forget my jeweler friends, Joe at Gemelli’s Jewelers, who designed my wedding band of yellow gold, emeralds and diamonds and customized it to fit my engagement ring of emeralds, perfectly.  Alex choose a Greek design for his band of 2 true golds.

Believe it or not, for my wedding gown I went to one wedding boutique named Alura’s Bridal Boutique at their Bayonne, New Jersey location. I picked out 4 dresses and when I tried on THE dress, I knew it was the one! I needed no alterations, absolutely nothing at all was done to the dress except steaming it. For my reception dress, I really wanted to wear black and I found the perfect cocktail dress at a store in Manhattan.  My husband gifted me a pair of Betsey Johnson’s crystal studded platformed, stilettos which were called, “Wish,” and they had blue soles which went perfectly with both dresses.  My vintage white fur jacket topped everything off!

My family and friends traveled from near and far, which made the day so special.  We had a nice time and I’d like to give a special thank you to 2 special men whom officiated our nuptials; Reverend (Father) Alfie Pangilinan and Reverend Mr. Doroteo Layosa, II.  And, I’d like to thank my wedding party whom are very special to us as well. My daughter Natasha Roberts of Manhattan and Tyrone Robinson of Philadelphia – both of whom walked me down the aisle, giving me away; My mother in law Maritza Liriano and Alex’s uncle Jose Aracena, both of whom escorted Alex to accept my hand, our official witnesses Lina Naranjo & Gabe Serna of Bogota,  brides maids Takia Walker and Tammy Smith of New Jersey, grooms men Jesse Liriano & Mikhail Espinal – brothers of the Groom from New York City, and the flower girl Lamya Gentry of Philadelphia.

I must say, it was truly a joyful day that we shall never forget. I pray that God continues to bless our union and protect us from any evil! AMEN

#GOLDENGLOBE STYLE AND THIS YEAR THE WINNER IS…..#WINNING!

Tonight, it’s the 71st Annual #GoldenGlobeAwards and I’m so excited about getting to see who’s going to receive the prestigious #GoldenGlobeAwards.  Most importantly, I want to know who’s going to wear that jaw dropping dress!

I’m betting on “12 Years A Slave” for sure! #StayTuned #BetonBlack #WellWritten #WellReceived and Directed by #SteveMcQueen

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CELEBRATING #NEWYEARSEVE #AMERICAN STYLE! IN #2014 WISHING YOU ALL #PROSPERITY #HAPPINESS & EXCELLENT HEALTH!!! #CHEERS #SALUTE

Hey Dolls & Gents!

Wishing you all the best this 2014! I’m super excited to bring in the New Year with my loves and that includes you…you all have been supportive by reading my blog and sending me encouraging comments that have inspired me to be the best that I can be. It may sound strange but I truly enjoy getting feedback from you and I hope I’ve been able to give you a little humor and reality. It may be my reality but nonetheless, it’s a healthy dose of my world and how I live it.

I have folks from all over the world reading this blog and today I’m going to give those who aren’t American, a little of American style New Years Eve celebratory customs. I’d love to know what you all are doing to bring in the New Year so feel free to comment and lets make 2014 the BEST YEAR EVER! Whether you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish or Buddhist I hope you all have a happy and peaceful New Year!

Americans celebrate New Years by doing the following;

  • On New Years Eve-  during the day, it is customary to have a delicious breakfast or brunch with family and some of our favorites which include pancakes, waffles, bacon, eggs, hominy grits, mussels or clams with a glass of orange juice, milks and mimosas! Oh, how I love mimosas for brunch!
  • After the family enjoys the pleasures of being a foodie with the #foodporn that I mentioned above, we begin cleaning the entire house from top to bottom! I know to our Africa, South American and Asia counterparts this may sound strange because they have housekeepers that do this for little or next to nothing but we Americans do it ourselves and it’s actually fun to make sure the laundry is clean and smelling fresh. We dust, sweep and then vacuum and mop all of the floors. It’s customary to mop with a little ammonia because we believe ammonia brings harmony at home. Everyone need a little harmony in the house that’s for sure! While cleaning we blast music and may just have a little drink or two to keep the festive mood going.
  • Now for a little regional knowledge, Southerners actually take their Christmas tree down on this day but us Yankees – folks from the north east – tend to keep the Christmas tree up for the remainder of the week. The only thing that I take down are all of the Christmas cards and the Santa’s stocking down but my lights and tree stays up until the 7th of January.
  • Before we head out to enjoy the festivities with friends and family, we good dinner and a must have is either black eyed peas or black beans which is said to bring good luck for the in coming year and you have to have something green such as cabbage or greens – a leafy vegetable – that we cook with a smoked meat. Why green do you ask? FOR THE MONEY HONEY!!! We all wish for more money – prosperity – for the New Year! A ham is traditional but since my fiancé don’t eat pork, I’m having fish, crab legs and clams. #Yummy
  • Do I need to mention we take naps so that we can sleep off the food and drinks in our system before the finale?
  • Let’s talk about bathing and getting dressed in our finest outfit that we would have bought weeks prior along with our tickets to whatever event that we’ll be attending. If you’re in Miami, most likely you’ll wear all white for purity and peace but if you’re in new York City, most likely it’s cold and with whatever outfit you put on, don’t forget to throw on your fabulous fur coat to keep the wind from hawking at your chest.
  • My beau and I have a little tradition that include going to see a must see movie and after the movie, we head out to our party spot and eat, drink and be merry where ever we end up at.  We toast one another with a glass of champagne and then our American tradition is to call our children, our parents (grandparents, siblings) and send text messages to our close friends and family wishing them a Happy new Year and saying “I love you” to them as well.  Usually, the phone lines are tied up since everyone in the country is doing this and some times you’ll get a reply back saying that you need to resend the text message or the phone line is busy even if your family member has 2 ways on their phone line so you’ve got to try again later!
  • If you’re at a house party, just before midnight, we turn on the television to watch #DickClark’s famous ball drop in #TimesSquare Manhattan New York and do the count down with the host! #5 4 3 2 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
  • On the new Year Day – January 1st, 2014 we’ll sleep most of the day away and then open a bottle of champagne to drink with our lunch or dinner…which ever is the meal when we awaken.

So there you have it….an American New Years Eve tradition that we all do. Some folks host the party at their house and that’s a plus because you don’t have to drink and drive! Everyone gets smashed, well not everyone but remember the drinking and driving laws here and have a safe and happy evening!

BACK BY #POPULAR DEMAND! #CULTURAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA

Hi Dolls & Gents,

I’ve been paying close attention to what you guys love to read on my blog and cultural differences is the top post!

That is such a wonderful thing to know because I’m a traveller and I love to experience other cultures and ways of life, hence is why I’m a journalist and media representative. I get high off of South America and in particular, Colombia and Brazil. If you check out my IG followers and “friends” in my head on social media, you’ll notice that Brazilians are the folks that I follow the most. The women are in to home decor, fashion and all things fabulous and I must say, we (them and me) are a lot alike!

Recently, my fiancé and I took a vacation to Colombia and we met 2 couples that we simply love. To make a long story short, we hung out together, had dinners and toured the Old City as well and we’ve bonded and consider them “family” now. In fact, they’ll be attending our wedding!!!

Anyhoot, we Skype the couple at least once or twice a month which allows us to practice english and spanish – it’s obvious which language we are perfecting – and give each other tours of our homes and in one case, their family members home. I’ve discovered that I’m very fond of their lifestyle and have made some comparisons in my head so that I too can some how have a easier lifestyle.

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Let me give you a break down on what’s different about us;

Colombia vs. United States of America

  1. Colombians live and entertain out doors as much as we live in doors and have fully furnished patios which includes comfy couches, flat screen tv’s, refrigerators and barbecue pits or out door ovens!
  2. Their housekeepers are in uniforms either black and white with a little colors and not sweat pants! This is amazingly chic to me since we Americans hire independent companies to clean our houses and they come in a tee shirt – sometimes with the company name or logo – and sweat pants or jeans. And not to mention, the housekeepers are permanent fixtures in their homes and are “like” family. They have sleeping quarters for them as well. We Americans will send your arse home right after you cook and/or clean the house. We don’t treat our household help like family, in fact we might check our jewelry boxes right before you leave!
  3. Colombian homes seem to look immaculate, thanks to their housekeepers and they like elegant decor.  I guess so they can prance around and look dashing in their beautifully decorated abode!
  4. Colombian women have beautiful jewelry. It might be because they have plenty of mines full of precious stones! Every other store in Cartagena is an Emerald store – and yes I spelled Emerald with a capital ‘E’ – that certifies each piece of stone, precious or semi precious so you’re guaranteed a replacement in case you loose it! Now, if we do that here in the USA, I don’t know if we would have any stones!
  5. And last but not least, the Colombians speak in low tones.  They aren’t loud like we are – and I say that with love and affection – and they actually seem to operate on a trust system. A street vendor wanted me to buy from him and when I told him I only have my credit card on me do you know he asked me to take the product and come back tomorrow to pay him??? I live in New York City and I’ve NEVER seen that happen YET! I preferred buying the product the next day, just in case I forgot!

So, my experience was a wonderful experience and folks think that Colombia isn’t safe but I disagree. I mean, I too watch the Pablo Escobar novels – soap operas – and I can say that if you’re a stand up person who is not in to illegal activities, then Colombia is for you. If on the other hand, you’re in to scheming and scamming, I do believe that you won’t last in Colombia – according to the soap operas that I watch – because their is a thing called “street justice” there and I don’t know if the police will look for you if you’re in to criminal activities.

I can’t wait until my friends come to America to hang out with me and I look forward to going back to Colombia. I need more EMERALDS!!! #EmeraldGoddess

#LACHICMEDIA PROVES HOLLYWOOD EXES’ LEGAL TEAM LIED TO THE #TMZ! LACHIC MEDIA PRESIDENT CLEARS CLIENTS NAME & IS PLEASED R. KELLY PAID HIS CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS!!!

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Project Child Support Proves To Have Been Hired By “Hollywood Exes” Star Andrea Kelly to Investigate & Assist in Recovering Unpaid Child Support From Singer R. Kelly

December 16, 2013

New York, New York – On December 12, 2013 LaChic Media and client Project Child Support found out through TMZ that Mrs. Andrea Kelly’s attorney at Motta & Motta, LLC in Aurora, Illinois made false claims that our client, Project Child Support was never contracted by Mrs. Kelly and that LaChic Media and Project Child Support fabricated the entire story in last weeks press release stating Robert Kelly p/k/a R. Kelly owed child support. A claim that LaChic Media and Project Child Support deny. LaChic Media president Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez says, “My media firm, which has been in business since 1996, operates in truth and would never knowingly lie or put out a press release stating lies, nor would we advise our clients to do so. Our client provided us with proof and we stand by Project Child Support 100%.”

Project Child Support and LaChic Media wanted to provide proof that Project Child Support initiative and Bounty Alert Foundation were in fact contracted to assist in the recovery of $114,900 in unpaid child support and attached are the supporting documents to confirm that Andrea Kelly did contract Project Child Support to assist in the recovery of $114,900 in unpaid child support and the proof was provided by the Kai D. Patterson, the president of the foundation. Mr. Patterson emailed a letter with attached links to TMZ that stated, “Our PR Agency Did Not Lie!” Letter by Bounty Alert: Furthermore, Project Child Support received an email on December 12th, 2013 at 5:57pm EST stating that R&B singer, Robert Kelly, p/k/a R. Kelly has paid the arrears of more than $114,000 in full. The email to Project Child Support was received over 7 hours after the press release was submitted, with no rebuttal from Andrea Kelly’s legal team and they were aware of the press release since December 9, 2013. TMZ has removed heading “PR Lied” after receiving proof of the documents.

FOR FURTHER INQUIRES CONTACT: LaChic Media

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