A Social for a Cause

A friend of mine, Alana Hill, is hosting “A Social for a Cause” next Friday, June 4 from 7-10 pm at Indulj Restaurant and Lounge located on 1206 U St. NW in Washington, DC.  I was able to attend the first event Alana hosted at Indulj in October of last year.  It was a wonderful event- everyone was dressed to impress, it wasn’t crowded (which tends to happen at most venues in the District), there were a few giveaways, and I was able to meet some new people.  For me, the most important thing that I scope out is the male population.  (Don’t judge me!) I mean, I’m a single woman in my late 20’s so I always scope out eye candy.   And I must say, due to the strict dress code (thanks, Lana!), EVERY man was in a suit…and they were tall!!!!  Yes, that may seem shallow, but I have a preference when it comes to the opposite sex (everyone does), and I happen to like men who are significantly taller than me (5’10” and above).   But I’m getting off track…

There was also a Christmas Social, but due to my company Holiday Dinner and the fact it started to snow I was unable to attend.  But I did hear that the people who decided to brave the elements had a nice time.  This new social is the same host, same location, same locale, but with a twist.   This time, Alana has joined with the DC Black MBA Association to raise funds for their Leaders of Tomorrow program.  Attendees are asked to donate $20 to this worthwhile cause.  So, if you’re free next Friday, which I know you are, and want something fun to do in the city, I strongly suggest you come to this event.  If you’re unable to attend but would like to make a donation, you may do so by clicking here.   Stay on the lookout for the Southern Girl…in the City; you never know where my travels will take me!

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Southern Girl Heads North

So, I’m a Southern girl through and through.  I grew up in South Carolina, went to college in Florida, and stayed in the Sunshine State 5 years after graduation.  It took me awhile to get used to my new city in Florida.  I really didn’t know anyone, and I got into this schedule of just going to work and going to church-yeah, I know, loads of fun!! -_- After about a year, I became more social, started meeting people, and regained the active social life I had in high school and college.  I lived in a beach city, so every chance I got I was enjoying the rays of the sun and the Atlantic Ocean on the weekend.  I liked my job, my friends, and the city, but I came to a point where I wanted something more.  I had always wanted to live in the District, and when I got offered a job, I jumped at the chance to move.  It was very bittersweet, but I knew to strike out on my own and to accomplish some goals that I had set for myself, this move was necessary.  Yes, I was leaving my comfort zone, and I was ready to take on a new adventure in a new city.

For the past year, I have enjoyed just about everything the District has to offer-nice restraurants, museums and monuments, festivals, events, and even navigating the Metro system.  I knew some great people before I moved here, have met some more great people since the move, and have reconnected with old friends that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to connect with anywhere else.  I have experienced some great things that I truly believe I wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience in a different city. 

My first year has had some ups and downs, but I’m glad to say the ups definitely outweigh the bad.  I can’t wait to share some of my past experiences through photos (I LOVE pictures!); make sure you stay tuned in.  Also, as I come across events, I’ll definitely share.  I don’t want to go anywhere fun and not share with others!  So, make sure you keep up with the Southern Girl…in the City!

Greetings!

Welcome to the new blog from a Southern Girl who has moved North (but technically it’s still the South just don’t tell the natives)!  For the most part, I pretty much know how I want my life to go, but I’m growing and evolving each day.  This blog is to serve as an outlet for me to get my feelings out, share experiences that I have had, and highlight events/parties/movies/tv shows, etc. that I come across and believe will be of interest to you.  I love everything from CNN to “Keeping up with the Karsdashians” and football games to fashion shows.   I’m simple but have an analytical mind-I can be loud but have a quiet spirit-I want what’s mine but am not territorial.  I can be a contradiction at times, and I’ll do my best to give you all of me (at least what I’m thinking) and not hold anything back.  As I believe in fairness, I expect the same from my followers; I would love for you to share your thoughts and opinions with me as well.

In the meantime, sit back, relax, and get ready for an enjoyable ride through the eyes, tales, and musings of a Southern Girl…in the City.