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GlamGirlGo: Adventures in Dublin, Ireland

M y first epic visit to Dublin, Ireland was for St. Patrick Day! It was jam packed with adventure with pub hopping, a parade and an impromptu singing battle with a Scottish soccer team. It was a hazy, crazy good time! I had so much fun, I returned with some of my best friends and a few hundred U2 fans for the epic concert and anniversary of the Joshua Tree album. We spent that visit on a misson to find Bono in his natural habitat. We used our hunt for the crooner as our excuse to explore as many local pubs and clubs as humanly possible from Dublin to Dalkey. In my search for the iconic singer, my friends and I discovered some really cool things to see and do in Dublin. Here's what I discovered....  Where to stay: The Clarence just steps from the Temple Bar, St. Stephen’s Green, restaurants, theatres, and shopping districts, the Clarence offers a stylish stay in the heart of Dublin. It’s no secret that patrons should come prepared to party l

Profile of a Glamgirl: Jacqueline M. Baker

Jacqueline M. Baker, is an expert in the art of reinvention. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the author, etiquette and leadership consultant began her career planning weddings. Under the umbrella of her company Scarlett Communications, she also produced special events before hitting a stride as a corporate etiquette coach. According to Baker, "As the Principal Consultant and Founder of Scarlet Communications, I train individuals and organizations to develop and refine important leadership and etiquette skills and embrace experiences that increase confidence and provide a competitive advantage. I have provided training, coaching, and consulting to corporations and community organizations, including Nike, the Department of Defense, the Detroit Lions, Deloitte, the Buffalo Bills, Ernst & Young, Fiat Chrysler, Midnight Golf, the DC Mayor’s office and many others." Her journey as an entrepreneur inspired her to write her first book, "Leader By Mistake&quo

Music Monday’s!

One of my favorite hobbies is to find cool acoustic covers of songs that I love. I am a huge Daniel Caesar fan so I was so excited to find this cover by Teddy Adhitya! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

You go Glamgirl! Congrats to Kristina Robinson!

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today appointed Kristina Robinson to the 3 6 th District Court in the City of Detroit.     “Kristina Robinson is a proven public servant who has dedicated her life to ensuring fair treatment of all individuals under the law,”  Whitmer  said. “I have full confidence that she will continue to ensure the scales of justice remain balanced.”     Kristina Robinson received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She is currently the general counsel at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and is involved with the Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.         The appointment was made to fill a partial term after Judge Izetta Bright stepped down. Robinson would be required to run for reelection in November 2020 in order to serve the remainder of the unexpired term ending at noon, January 1, 2023.   

Profile of a GlamGirl: Solange Knowles

She's the younger sibling of one of the most famous faces in the music industry, yet this Houston beauty has created her own unique style and flair that’s decidedly all her own. Retro with a rock edge, saucy with a girl-next-door appeal, controversial and un-politically correct she's more than a multi-talented artist she's ....well interesting. Married at 17 and a mother soon after; she capitulated her foray into the family business as a back up dancer into a multi-faceted career. Movie and television stints came before and after the cleanest, quietest divorce in entertainment history while hitting her stride as a singer/songwriter. She went on to pen several major hit singles such as "Get Me Bodied" and "Upgrade U for big sis as well as Destiny's Child. However, Her breakout album, "Seat at the table" would garner her critical acclaim and land her Grammy award for "Cranes in the sky" a song penned after her divorce.  The first ti

TBT GlamGirlGo: Beauty Secrets with Mikki Taylor

I caught up with Mikki Taylor former Beauty and Cover director for who teamed up with Johnson& Johnson and WEEN to present; "What's your beauty secret?." The event, featured a fantasy afternoon of pampering and advice from an all star panel of beauty experts including: celebrity makeup artist and Johnson’s Beauty Consultant Tia Dantzler, esteemed dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Burgess, FLOTUS Michelle Obama esthetician, Joelle Lyons, and celebrity makeup artist Derrick Rutledge. Taylor emceeded the luncheon and shared her insight and wisdom on how to maintain beauty inside and out. GlamGirls: Melanie and Ty Here were some of the experts top tips: Know your skin type. Ask yourself,  "Is my skin dry? Is it oily? Combination?" if you are unsure see a dermatologist to help address any skin care issues that you have. It is essential to know how your skin reacts and what it’s like in it’s natural state to properly address skin issues. If you

Profile of a Glamgirl: Keanna Faircloth

Keanna Faircloth has been an on-air host at Washington DC's station for Jazz and Justice, WPFW 89.3 FM for over 15 years and currently hosts "The Continuum Experience" every Friday night from 10 pm to midnight.  She is a graduate of Howard University in Music History, and has worked as a freelance writer for NPR Music, and for Urban One as an on-air personality, producer and voice-over talent. She loves all things music and manages a private piano studio in her spare time. She is the host of a Jazz lifestyle magazine television series called, "Jazz Encounters" on Montgomery Community Media. And as if all of those things weren’t enough, her podcast, “Artimacy”, airs on DC Radio 96.3 HD4 every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm ET. Follow her endeavors on Twitter and Instagram at @JazzyGirlRockin and @artimacy.

Profile of Glamgirl: Jade Palmer

W ickedly funny, brillant and one of the sweetest ladies I know, Jade Palmer is also an amazing aviator, writer and scholar. Originally from Croydon, England, just south of London, Jade is currently studying global diplomacy while earning her private pilot's license.  We met on a trip to Bogota, Columbia and her love of soccer and all things nerd instantly made me a fan favorite of all things Jade!  For this Glamgirlgo profile, I took some time to talk to the british beauty about her experiences flying the friendly skies.  DTR: What inspired you to want to become a pilot? JP:  I absolutely love flying. I always have. But there's something really special about piloting a plane. There's no feeling like it. Learning to fly is the coolest, scariest, most interesting, frustrating, wonderful, exhilarating thing I've ever learned how to do. I love a good challenge and learning to fly has been that ultimate challenge for me. DTR: What have you found to be your b

Travel Tuesday: Costa Rica

  For this issue of "Travel Tuesday", we escape the winter blahs to become one with nature in the beautiful lush rainforests of Costa Rica. This exotic island destination is the perfect backdrop to lose your inhibitions and scratch a few items off the bucket list.  Whether you decide to dine on tasty termites (they taste like carrots!) or to run naked through the jungle, a skinny dip or dance on the wild side is welcome here. Adventure junkies will love the endless options for zipling, kayaking, hiking and memorable family fun activities. We take you to some of our favorite places to stay and play as you plan your vacation to this ecofriendly oasis. Where to stay: Rancho Pacifico ( ) offers an intimate and unforgettable experience at their exclusive adults’ only nature retreat.   This unique boutique hotel features ten suites and the one-of- it’s kind Treehaus Hideaway Villas. The villas are literally suspended amid the treetops 20 feet above

Profile of a Glamgirl: Wendy Batiste- Johnson

Wendy Batiste-Johnson has over 17 years of experience driving sales growth in the retail and real estate industry.   As the General Manager of The Mall at Partridge Creek, Wendy functions as the  local executive of the 609,000 sq. ft. center property with internal and external leadership responsibilities among numerous stakeholders. Among her accomplishments at Partridge Creek, Wendy has led her team to exceed income projections for 5 years consecutively, despite the fluctuating climate in retail real estate.  Additionally, she has led several new development projects on the property, one of which entailed manipulating an underutilized asset and transforming it into a revenue generator.   Prior to joining The Mall at Partridge Creek, Wendy was Assistant General Manager at Twelve Oaks mall, assisting to oversee and manage the 1.6 million sq. ft. center property. Previously at the age of 22, Wendy founded and operated a retail business in Ann Arbor for 10 years.  During this time, sh

Music Mondays!

Lauv captured the magic I feel everytime I'm in Paris perfectly in this playful upbeat song. Paris has become my second home and the place I retreat to when I'm in need of inspiration or a spark to my creativity. I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do! Happy Monday!

Women who make you say Wow!: Stephanie Johnson; Delta Air Lines first African-American female captain.

W omen in aviation fill my heart with pride. The first time I met a female pilot I was literally star struck. As someone that works in the travel industry, I know how few and far in between it is to see women and even more rare, women of color. That's why the story of Stephanie Johnson two time airline trailblazer is so inspirational.  Stephanie Johnson made history in 1997 as Northwest Airline's first female AND first African American pilot. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Technology, she displayed an unwavering work ethic and focus by earning her her Private, Commercial, Flight Instructor, and Flight Engineer Certificates with Instrument and Multi engine ratings while working as a Flight Instructor in the Aviation program.  Stephanie Johnson Delta Air Lines first African-American Captain By 1993, Johnson was hired as an Airport Operations Agent at Burke Lakefront Airport, in Cleveland, Ohio where she continued to f