2017 has been a year of many firsts for me. On May 21, 2017 I attended the DC stop of ESSENCE My City 4 Ways, presented by Ford and filmed my first ever celebrity interviews! I chatted with Ty Hunter, Celebrity Stylist & Designer, Loni Love, Comidienne & co-host of The Real, Cori Murray, ESSENCE Entertainment Director and Robin and Andréa McBride of McBride Sisters Wines about their self-care and wellness rituals. I had so much fun and I learned A LOT about conducting “man on the street” style interviews. This experience helped me grow as both a blogger and communications professional. Here’s a quick preview of the video. Be sure to check my Youtube page for the full video.
I got a sneak peak of the June 2017 issue of Essence magazine, which is available on news stands now. The “Get Beach Ready” section definitely gave me some inspiration. I’m currently wanderlusting.
Attendees of My City 4 Ways had the opportunity to experience a “ride and drive” in a FORD vehicle of their choice. Everyone who participated received a free gift bag. There was even a special musical performance by Ginuwine!
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Below is the jumpsuit I wore, along with a few similar options.
Overall, I had a great time and I would highly recommend attending! I just wish there were more veggie options. For all my plant-based foodies, be sure to take a snack with you. 🙂 Take a look at the hashtag #MyFordCity on social to see all the fun.
All photos by WillPowerPhotos for That’s Chelsea