Celebrating the awesomeness of Black culture, food, music, clothing, Media and natural healing products took place at Apricot and Honey. I was honoured to host the “Black Business Appreciation Day” sponsored by Cupcake Cutie Boutique. In Mount Vernon, this mother-daughter-owned business is serving up a party by specializing in fashionably delectable desserts! Cupcake Cutie Boutique! Their Cupcakes come in a wild assortment of flavors, ranging from the best-selling Banana Pudding to Pineapple Upside-Down to Southern Red Velvet. Or, if you’re feeling naughty, you can opt for one of the boozier varieties, such as Bailey’s Irish Creamette, Pina Colada or Pink Moscato. But don’t worry kids; there are still plenty of delicious flavors for you to try.
This was a resounding event where chats and chews took place along with a couple of head nods to hip-hop and reggae classics by DJ Tri State Jericho. Together we welcomed business owners to interact with potential customers. Each business owner had the opportunity to introduce and induce future consumers to their product or service. Owner Miesha honoured Cakes By Jay. A your entrepreneur who is truly inspired to feed the people thru his talents of baking, Acting, and singing. Jay received a gift card in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars to continue his dream by purchasing supplies at Michaels’s. Miesha and Montika urge all readers to visit, support, and encourage others to build our Black communities.
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19 Court Artisan Foods offers a new norm to Westchester Foodies and Families! Located in the bustling downtown area of White Plains, NY, something different for all, including Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options. Owned and operated by Husband and Wife team Rahsaan (Executive Chef) and Shelly (COO), both White Plains residents who opened their doors 5 months ago to high praise from the community and customers.
DRIVEN, was founded in 2015 by Robert Ramos. He was inspired to make a positive outlet for the youth and young men in his community, struggling with finding what’s there next step in life.
Jungle Restaurant is an Authentic Caribbean Cuisine Offering delectable dishes, Jamaica West Indies inspired. Specifically Chef Duran’s hometown, Kingston’s community “Jungle.” It has been said, “It’s like eating off of your grandmas stove.” Jungle Restaurant is conveniently located in Fleetwood, Mount Vernon. Power Couple Tahirah and Duran established Jungle est. 2017, merging their talents and setting the bar high!
The Mane Motive Beauty mission is to create beautiful and healthy hair and makeup solutions for individuals while providing an environment that fosters personal empowerment, an excellent service experience from start to finish, and overall client satisfaction. Founder and owner of Mane Motive Beauty, the Aveda-trained licensed cosmetologist is a native of Bronx, New York. Dion Duncan began in the beauty industry styling hair as early as 10 years old.
Vaughn Branch is the owner of Branch Out Style. Getaways and resorts seem to be the only option when looking for peace and relaxation. Upon return, the common thought is ‘Back to reality!’ B.O.S. makes peace your reality, at home. Branch Out Style helps your desires become possible by letting ideas Branch Out into results you can rest in. From painting, to flooring, to custom closets to overall design B.O.S. delivers. We produce it, you love it. Home, church or office space let your style… Branch Out!
Dave’s Gourmet Cocktails is owned by David Tirrell, a licensed bartender and a lover of cocktails. He can create the perfect taste and signature drinks for any occasion. He also specialize in setting up your own personalized bar at your event. His drinks are delicious and strong! Some of his most popular drinks include Pineapple Mango Hennessy Punch, Passion Fruit Patron Margarita, and Strawberey Peach Sangria! You can find him on instagram at @davesgourmetcocktails.
Koonce & Co. Jewelers is a Globalized Jewelry and Watch Company. Koonce & Co is focused on being your source of Quality Jewelry and Watches. We pride ourselves on being a provider of Modern Diamond/Luxury Watches and Wedding Jewelry. Here at Koonce & Co we have set our standards amongst the highest of all Jewelry Companies.
FICHÉTTE specializes in limited High-end Street Wear. It is a limited quantity brand but it has found its way into the hands of many celebrities. You can find everyone from Nipsey Hussle to Baron Davis. Their brand is so exclusive; they do not have a site! You can only purchase at one of their pop=up shops, Harlem Haberdashery Boutique, Kickskonneissuers, or Dynasty Mt. Vernon. Because they are so exclusive and limited, be sure to stop by their table today!
Nicole Jones is the owner of Lash-A-Lot, based out of Mount Vernon. Lash-a-lot is the ultimate destination for gorgeous, glamorous, lashes! They were the winner of Best of Westchester in 2015! Find them on instagram at lash_a_lot to make an appointment.
Smothered Turkey Wings… Soul To Go is a quick service restaurant located at 11 Stevens Ave. Mount Vernon, NY inspired by the late Elizabeth Dash (grandmother) She was known to many as Ma, Grandma or Aunt Tot. Her love for cooking and her southern recipes were passed down through generations and now Soul To Go would like to share our authentic southern recipes with you. Owner, Rahmell Dash, dream of becoming a restaurateur and to develop an old fashioned brick and mortar family business.
Located in the heart of downtown Pelham, I N S P O, short for inspiration, and defined as “something or someone that serves as inspiration or motivation”, is a lifestyle boutique owned by daughter-mommy duo, Gin and Jan (respectively), offering style, art, and lifestyle items.
Shaheer H. Brewster, who followed in his architect grandfather’s footsteps to “create”, is the owner of Apricots and Honey. Shaheer, a New Rochelle native officially became a first-time small business owner in March 2016. Shaheer recalls “apricots” and “honey” as tasting notes to one of the first Italian wines he savored. Wine always led to engaging conversations and story sharing, leaving him with the desire to learn and teach about wine in the right setting.
It’s all about the hustler. “Multi Hustler” means Get It By Any Means, is An Urban clothing line established in 2016 by Dana Chalah Coleman. The clothing line is a reflection of Chalah’s consistent and dedicated work ethic of not just being an employee of UPS for over 20 years, but 20 years as a Party Promoter, 6 years as an Independent Representative for an Elite Travel Club and other business ventures for financial gains.
Sick with Lupus. Tenille put herself, put herself in remission with a Vegan lifestyle of eating. It is not a moment. It is a movement. Sweet T’s specializes in Vegan slutty brownies, which is a decadent heart shaped brownie with a chocolate chip cookie and Oreo cookie in the middle. And oh did I mention they were Vegan.
Beloved Designs is owned by Hairstylist Nicole “Nikki’ Purville. Beloved Designs is located in Mount Vernon, NY, right around the corner from Cupcake Cutie Boutique. In Fact, Nikki is Miesha’s Hairstylist. So when you see Miesha’s fly natural styles, think of Beloved Designs! They specialize in the health and growth of your hair…naturally! They provide all hair services for both relaxed and natural clients.
Monique Auxilly is the hairstylist and owner of Beyond Fab Hair Studio, located in the Bronx, which specializes in wigs, hair extensions, natural hair styling and make-up! You can find her on instagram at @beyondfabmo. Let’s just say she SLAYS her weave installs, machining you look beyond fab. She is also the hairsylist of Montika, owner of Cupcake Cutie Boutique!
Brushed By Reese specializes in Beauty, Cosmetic and Personal care. Sherese Wright is a self-taught MUA who signature styles are colorful and glittery eyeshadows. Whether you want a soft sultry or a golden glamorous look, Sherese can do it all. Find her on instagram at @ brushedbyreese to Book your appointment for flawless make-up. Today her make-up models are Miesha and Montika!
Melissa Dennard is the owner of Yummble Bee’s. She is also a licensed Esthetician, with her BA degree in Psychology, from the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY, she has worked in the health and human services field for over 20 years dedicating her service to woman, children, and individuals with disabilities. In 1989, Melissa gave birth to a son Elijah and in 1996 to a daughter Asima, who suffered with a severe case of Eczema. Try her products today and enjoy the Yummble Bee experience.
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