Sunday, May 27, 2012

Revel presents BEYONCE...

On Friday night, May 25th, I was in the audience for Beyonce's very first post-baby concert in Atlantic City, NJ and it was literally the BEST concert I've ever been to in my entire life. And that includes seeing Queen Bey front row in August.

The amount of energy Beyonce had was incredible and her voice sounded stronger and better than ever. She is SO talented and performed ALL of her hits and then some!

The power of her voice was out of control, and Beyonce gave it her all and sang from her soul the entire night. She barely left the stage and sang for almost 2 hours straight in front of a sold-out audience of 5,050 people in Revel's Ovation Hall.

From the first song, "End Of Time," Beyonce brought such unbelievable power and excitement to each and every performance. "Love On Top" blew me through the roof and "Baby Boy" and "Crazy In Love" were thrilling throwbacks. Beyonce danced sexily during "Dance For You" and got her rock&roll on for "I Care." The 4 bonus track "Schoolin Life" was a great surprise, and Beyonce sitting on top of a piano singing "1+1" was soulful and sweet. 

Only at her exclusive Live at Wynn shows in Vegas did Beyonce ever perform "Resentment," but she brought back her "favorite song" for this 4-night engagement in AC.

I loved that Beyonce incorporated the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" into "If I Were A Boy," and it was really great to hear Bey take on Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor."

"Flaws & All" was phenomenal and dedicated to her fans, and Beyonce really had a good time with "Countdown" and "Run The World (Girls)."

I about lost my shit when Beyonce performed "Why Don't You Love Me?" and then I REALLY lost my mind when Bey covered part of the late Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" with "Halo"... ah!

Bey sang hit after hit, and I'm shocked to say that I am HAPPY she only did 1 Destiny's Child snippet ("Jumpin, Jumpin"). I looooove DC but that medley always takes up so much time, so I was happy that no time was wasted on the old classics.

The audience was on their feet the whole night and the energy was through the roof!

Watch my exclusive video of King B's opening number below:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Jill Scott 'Storytellers' Taping

On Tuesday, May 8 I was lucky enough to get tickets to see the incredibly talented Jill Scott tape her VH1 Storytellers.

It was an incredible performance and I loved the way Jill set up her tale. In front of an intimate audience, Jill took on different roles to sing some of her greatest hits. Instead of the usual singing & talking bits of an ordinary Storytellers show, Jill took it to a whole other level and showed off her acting chops as well. Dressed & wig'd as different characters, Miss Jill Scott performed short monologues that flowed right into her soulful songs for over an hour.
Her personas were varied and amusing, and her voice was on point as always. She sung great classics like her first single "Gettin In The Way," "He Loves Me," "The Way," her Grammy-winning "Cross My Mind," "Come See Me," "Crown Royal," "Quick," "Blessed," and my all-time favorite "Golden."

After seeing Jill Scott for the first time in Paris, France, it was nice to see her so close to home and so up-close-and-personal!
Cameras were strictly prohibited, but you know I never leave without a party favor, so I snapped a few pics anyway! ;)

Jill Scott: Storytellers airs this Monday, May 21st at 11pm on VH1.

Friday, May 18, 2012

NEW Skinnygirl Daily Sampler Box

It's another winner from "the original Skinnygirl" herself: 
Bethenny Frankel introduces the Skinnygirl Daily Sampler

    Housed in a reusable and uber-cool wooden box, this starter kit comes with the best that Skinnygirl Daily has to offer: 5 Cleanse & Restore packets, 2 each of the new Vitamin Power Packets (+Immunity, +Hair, Skin, & Nails, +Energy & Alertness, and +Stress Relief & Calm), and 1 bar of each of the irresistible On-The-Go Bars (Pretzel and Banana -read my review of those HERE).
    I use ALL of these delicious and nutritious products nearly every day and I truly love them. For only $9.99 (for the time being), this Skinnygirl Daily Sampler is the best deal on the block! It makes a great gift and is actually a bargain when you consider what's included... I'm stocking up!

Order this lovely bundle HERE
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Skinnygirl Rocks The House Launch Party

    As Bethenny's biggest fan, I felt compelled to attend the Rocks The House event on May 17 in New York City for the launch of the 9 new Skinnygirl Cocktails offerings. I was SO lucky that Skinnygirl Cocktails extended an invitation to me, and being able to go to the event was SO cool!
    Set up like a "house," Drive-In Studios was transformed into designated areas like The Living Room with a DJ for Skinnygirl Cocktails, The Walk-In Closet for Skinnygirl Vodkas with Natural Flavors, and a Backyard party with a swing & fresh-cut flowers to Mix It Up.
    It was such a neat space in Chelsea, and the Skinnygirl team did a wonderful job of creating this exciting environment to celebrate all 12 Skinnygirls.

    For me to be part of this exclusive launch party event was a dream come true and I am continuously amazed at how high-quality the people are that Bethenny chooses to work with!