MEMPHIS---- When you think of Memphis, it’s the music, the food, the people, the soul, and hospitality. Yes, as we all know there is no place in the world like Memphis. There is no place that has style, grit and grind, good music, BBQ and an eclectic array of universal cuisines, and culture like Memphis. Memphis has unique energy and a pulse like no other and not many cities can proudly say the same. You have to see Memphis for how organically beautiful she is.
This past weekend, Essence Magazine and FORD illuminated and celebrated the city I love and adore. MY CITY, 4 WAYS shared the food, music, art and style of Memphis. There was a lively fusion of music, art, food and style in Memphis! ESSENCE® My City Four Ways granted access to gain tips for navigating your business from Creative Director June Ambrose and Founder of the Vanity Group Karleen Roy. Guests indulged in savory creations by Chef D. Arthur and drove any Ford vehicle of their choice. ESSENCE Senior Editor, Charreah Jackson hosted the event while DJ Tootz stimulated the musical atmosphere. Sounds amazing right?! I am so excited and proud to have experienced Memphis, My City, in 4 ways. Here's my recap of the event...
Propcellar is one of my favorite venues in the city. As I walked into the venue, I was giddy to see how they transformed the space to reflect a rock start event such as Essence My City 4 Ways. You immediately felt the vibe of a perfect fusion of fashion, food , music and art. It was a great representation of all brands as well as the city.
I'm sure I can speak for others--having industry professionals such as Charreah Jackson, Senior Editor of Essence along with Jennifer Edwards Multicultural Communications Manager for Ford Motor Company and Loni Love from the Real not only host the event but feel the pulse of the city was super dope. Our local faves Karleen Roy, Keia Johnson, Jamond Bullock, and Chef D. Arthur shined their lights and offered their respective advice in their fields of fashion, music, art, and cooking. MEMPHIS MADE ME BEYOND PROUD.
When you talk fashion, June Ambrose, begins and ends my sentences lol. So many people in MEMPHIS have loved her from afar. Her personality was even warmer and welcoming than anyone could've imagined. We made her feel right at home with our Southern hospitality.
My City 4 Ways is STYLE!!! AND---Memphians came out to express what style is to them. I love capturing style in my city. It shows we have our own sense of style. It's Memphis and there is no place on this green earth like it.
We had an awesome chance to Ride & Drive Ford vehicles during the event. YUP! I was pumped to test drive the coolest new truck F150 truck design. I LOVE big trucks.
A COOL EXPERIENCE isn't enough of a descriptive phrase of Essence My City 4 Ways presented by FORD. I, on behalf of the city of Memphis and all of the cool people who came out--thank you Essence & FORD for coming to Memphis. You forever have the key to our hearts.