Atlanta Carnival 2019 Fete List
Ok I'm kind late compiling the fete list this year, my bad I was being hella lazy.  PS: This list is still a work in progress...

As always I gotta start off with the FETE OF THE YEAR aka Cooler Fete that actually takes place the weekend before ATL Carnival... be there or be square.

If you have questions regarding the fetes above, please feel free to contact

Solo trip to New Orleans Mardi Gras 2019

A lot of people are scared to travel alone, I’ll admit that included me many moons ago.  One of my many life mottos, “Follow your heart” If older, wiser me wants to do something… I do it. So I went to New Orleans alone for Mardi Gras, but I made the best of it and had the time of life.  I actually ended up spending a minimal amount of time alone cause people kept adopting me in the various places I went and then I ran into the sister of one of my closest friends and we partied till sunrise. 

All these years, I didn't know N.O. had a spot that plays Caribbean/African chunes

Partyn till sunrise = Struggle Bus
Had to get some Balcony Action in
I was trying to take my mind off NOT being in Trinidad for carnival since I went the week prior to save $$$ coins.  After New Orleans I then headed to San Diego, Long Beach, & Hollywood for an extended solo trip.
Pointless layover in Dallas so I could check out the Amex Centurion Lounge

Trinidad 2019 PreCarnival fetes

For Trinidad Carnival 2019 we went the week before carnival so that we could FINALLY partake in Machel Monday and save lots of coins $$$ by not playing mas.  We had an equal amount of fun compared to previous years, the only dilemma is that when we were leaving to fly back home everyone else was flying in. Even ran into some familiar faces during my layover in Miami.  My heart broke a little so we decided although we are again NOT playing mas in 2020, we are going to arrive early for Machel Monday again AND stay one week longer so we can fete with friends when they arrive.  2020 Lodging already booked #BOOM!  What days will you guys be there so we can link?  Anywho... here is a recap video of our awesome adventure. 

DJ Private Ryan

Recap of Atlanta Super bowl week in Atlanta

Atlanta hosted Super bowl this year so you know me and the crew had to partake in ALL the fun.  Super bowl was last held in ATL back in 2000, I didn’t live here at the time, but I did come for the fun.  I remember spending a tremendous amount of my trip just sitting in gridlock traffic.  To avoid the pains of traffic, I relocated to my homegirls condo in the city for the weekend.  I decided to start using my Youtube more often so for Super bowl week long shenanigans I made a video documentary. Enjoy...
Recap video of Atlanta Super bowl week in Atlanta
The homie Tony Wiz hosted an awesome day party at Havana Club and that was worthy of its own video.

Started off Super Bowl weekend at Throwback Thursday at Aurum Lounge
Super bowl Music Fest - Day 1
Super bowl Live @ Centennial Olympic Park

Shout out to my chica Rachel for hosting us at her place, it was a weekend of nonstop fun

DIY Carnival Feather Collar

The new year ushers in new carnivals, so here is a step by step tutorial for those that want to jazz up their costume with a very easy and super cheap DIY collar that can easily fit in your luggage if you are trying to sneak it to an international carnival.

Time:  45min – 1 hour
1/2 yard Blue 6-8 inch goose feather ribbon/trim - $2.99/yard eBay
2 yard Pink 6-8 inch goose feather ribbon/trim - $2.99/yard eBay
¼ yard White hackle feather trim - $1/ yard
12 gauge multipurpose wire - $5
Stretch pink ribbon - $1 eBay
Cardboard scrap
Scrap pink fabric
Scrap felt
A few gems – feel free to rip em off old costumes
Glue gun

Side note:  I have no idea why I like to work on the floor when I do have a desk and a work table with much better lighting. I'll do better, I promise.