Friday, September 11, 2009

Wine Tasting with the Kappas!

Hey Guys! My name is Shontielle. I wasn’t originally involved in the creation of this blog, but I’m the new BFF in town to Tasha & Erica Nicole so I will be blogging about my weekend excursions as well!

Last night, Thursday, September 10th, I attended a wine tasting party hosted by the Phoenix Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Being that we just got back from a wild weekend in Vegas, it was a refreshing change of scenery. It was very mellow with nice conversation and extremely polite people. After being invited to this event I didn’t know what to expect, but I am very glad that I went. There were bottles of wine there to taste (for free), as well as great food/wine specials. The restaurant offered half off wine bottles with discounted dinner entrees. What more could a sistah on a budget ask for! Nice men in nice attire were in attendance, and I even met some new female friends.

Towards the end of the night about 6 of us got into a pretty heated discussion about interracial dating! Don’t worry, no one was harmed!!! But this is just another perk to attending this event. You can come out and voice your opinion on whatever topic is at hand without getting either pimp slapped, sucker punched, or threatened (as you would at tha club).

This event is normally held about once a month at the 1130 restaurant in the Arizona Center. If you are looking for good conversation, nice looking men and women, and a relaxed atmosphere, please find your way out to this event. I believe the Kappa’s send out an email for their wine tasting parties, so when we get the info on the logistics for the next one we will post them for you.

The Basics for Wine Tasting:
One Thursday out of the month
Time: 5:45pm – 10:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: 1130 Restaurant in the Arizona Center Downtown
Crowd: Grown and Sexy, Sophisticated Business Professionals
Dress Code: Casual (most people did not wear jeans, even though I did)
Atmosphere: Laid Back, Stress-Free, Inviting, Cozy

And remember, drinking wine in the club is not PC!! LOL…so stay you azz out tha club!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Guess Who's Back?!?!

Forgive us friends. We have been gone but we have the best weekend post to date. VEGAS! For Labor Day we and Shontielle and Muhsinah (Muffy) drove to Las Vegas, Nevada. To start we must be sure to tell you that many of our experiences have been purged into the mysterious depths of the Hoover Dam. But we can offer pics and some captions for your deducing pleasures...

Why you should go:
Vegas is not all about hedonism and gambling. There is so much fun by the pool, at fantastic restuarants and amazing parties. Plus world famous performers are there five nights a week. In our case, we partied with people from all over.
Vegas can be cheap. Thanks to Tasha's parents we paid $100 total for three nights in a bomb suite (kitchen, dining, washer/dryer, two baths, etc). We hustled our way into an exclsuive pool party, for example and took our own car. Also, if you can, try to skip the shopping (sorry Shony)!

Why you should skip it:
If you don't have good friends who are down to make moves and are not party poopers! Or, if you need more than three hours of sleep a night.

The Basics on Vegas!
Days: Any holiday weekend
Time: No such thing in Vegas
Driving Distance: Six hours from Phoenix if you take the regular long-route. Five hours if you take Tasha's homemade death-path and Muhsinah is driving 89 mph
Crowd: The entire 5th season from Jerry Springer, celebrities, newlyweds and best friends
Dress Code: fun, fun, fun
Atmosphere: Off the Wall, Don't Stop till you get Enough, Thriller...Never Can Say Goodbye!

In the midst of this recession remember the cover price to a Phoenix club is not tax deductible. So stay save your money and stay out the club!