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#100BG Premiere Event: Celebrity Journalist and PR Maven, Flo Anthony Honored with Tea Party on King of Pop's Birthday

Luxury tea brand, Tea By Tiffany hosts evening tea soiree in honor of Flo Anthony

On August 29 at 7 p.m., Tea By Tiffany will host a tea party honoring legendary entertainment journalist and publicist Flo Anthony. The event will take place at a private location in Sag Harbor.

Flo Anthony is being honored for her long standing legacy in the field of celebrity journalism and representation. She is the first African American female to work in the sports department and the first African American within the entertainment department and Page Six of the New York Post. Flo Anthony is one of the few African American women who have withstood the changing paradigm of celebrity journalism for over 20 years.

The “tea,” will also be held in celebration of the late Michael Jackson’s 54th birthday- a good friend of Flo Anthony’s. Ms. Anthony has been a long time friend, confidant and Jackson family correspondent.

The event will bring together the best of Flo Anthony’s friends, supporters and those that love MJ.

The evening will be presented with a traditional five course tea, tea cocktails and a champagne toast. The event will conclude with a DJ celebratory mix of Michael Jackson hits, with today and yesteryear’s classics presented by New York award winning DJ- Mr. Phantastik.

The event not only gathers tea lovers and evokes great conversation; it recognizes individual women and groups of women within various sectors of society, culture and industry.
“I find that the guest of honor is thrilled to be honored for the work and tireless dedication they’ve exhibited in a specific field. The experience had by the attendee is one of true support and admiration for someone who has truly made a powerful impact on our culture. These two aspects alone make this event very unique and very special,” says hostess Tiffanydenise.

In keeping with the giving the spirit of Michael Jackson, Tiffany's Tea Party will donate a portion of the private ticket sales to a local Sag Harbor resident currently battling cancer through Giveforward.com.

Vocalist Walter Christopher will provide soulful sounds of original music and Michael Jackson covers.

For this special event Tea By Tiffany has teamed up with local South Hampton event planning company, Intimate Wishes.

Past Tiffany's Tea Party Honorees include: Civil Rights Freedom Rider, Lenora-Taitt Magubane, and Miss Jessie's hair care owners, Miko and Titi Branch.

In November 2012 Honoree will be Maria A. Davis, National AIDS and Community Activist.

Currently Tea by Tiffany has an online store http://www.teabytiffany.com and a retail location in Brooklyn’s DeKalb Market (138 Willoughby Street).

This event is being sponsored by Livmor Condominiums, A Gift of Tea, Chambre de Sucre Gourmet Artisanal Sugars, Modelquette, Storm PR Agency, AVH Entertainment, Solange Vintage Crockery, Poppin' Patties, Madria Sangria, Harlem Flo and The Law Offices of Charlotte Anderson-Bedford. Official photography by Elique Group Inc. and beverage sponsor Cavoda Vodka .

Tiffany'sTea Party is a #100BusinessGirls Premiere Event. http://www.100businessgirls.com.

This event is private. For press, brand inquires or invite consideration contact: Etophia Lane 347.613.3135 etophia@thebiznessgirl.com. Limited private tickets will be sold.

About Honoree Flo AnthonyUnder the umbrella of her company, Dottie Media Group LLC and Superadio, she continues to represent her brand through syndicated radio shows "Gossip On The Go With Flo" and "Flo Anthony's Big Apple Buzz," which reaches over 3 million listeners. She is currently a stringer for the Gatecrasher Column in the New York Daily News. She has been seen on CNN and Headline News, and is a familiar face on entertainment shows including "The Insider" and "Entertainment Tonight." Flo writes a weekly syndicated column that appears in The New York Amsterdam News, Philadelphia Sunday Sun, BRE Magazine, Columbus Times and Oklahoma Eagle.

She continues to be a trusted voice for the lives of some of our most beloved celebrities. In the past she has been featured on Joan Rivers, Geraldo, Inside Edition, Sally, Maury Povich, Montel Williams, Leeza Gibbons, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNBC, Good Day New York and others.

She was former publicist for legends like Muhammad Ali, the late Butch Lewis, Michael Spinks, Larry Holmes, Mike McCallum, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Lynn Whitfield, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Saoul Mamby and many others. Flo still reps a very exclusive group of clients.

She is currently working on her second novel, "Deadly Stuff Players," a sequel to her bestselling novel "Keeping Secrets, Telling Lies."

About Tea By Tiffany
Tea by Tiffany is a luxury tea lifestyle brand founded in 2010 by Social and Wellness Entrepreneur Tiffanydenise. The company began after a successful impromptu run at Harlem POP, a specialty pop-up experience shop curated by Society Hae. Currently located in Brooklyn’s DeKalb Market- guests can enjoy weekly Afternoon Teas and some of the best tasting hot and iced teas you will ever taste.

About Tiffany’s Tea Parties
Guests at Tiffany’s Tea Parties always get the best of the tea experience as it’s traditionally delivered with tea sandwiches, tea cakes, assorted desserts, biscuits, scones etc served on beautifully tiered trays with exquisite teas (that Tiffany serves to each of her guests). Guests will also enjoy tea infused cocktails, iced teas, dynamic people, music and an amazingly beautiful venue.

A Success! Tea By Tiffany Tea Party for Miss Jessie’s Update

Tea purveyor and store owner, Tiffanydenise of Tea By Tiffany hosted a tea party honoring Miko and Titi Branch of Miss Jessie’s on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Local business owners, bloggers, artist, entrepreneurs, socialites and Miss Jessie’s supporters arrived at the Gran Piatto D’oro for this limited seated event.

The evening began with a welcome and a brief history of tea service and afternoon tea from the hostess, Tiffanydenise, followed by a presentation of teaetiquette by Inga Watkins of Modelquette.

The two sisters- Miko and Titi, spoke about their brand’s journey and how preparation and determination caught the interest of their largest distributor, Target. They also reflected on personal hardships and dedication to business.

“We put fifty percent [of profits] in business and fifty percent in savings. We didn’t have a social life in our twenties,” Miko Branch shared with guests. “We never took out a loan until now.”

Tiffanydenise presented awards to the two for their dedication to supporting the community and for their success within the hair care industry.

During the evening, guests received a traditional tea menu of scones, sandwiches and a tea course of naturally grown and brewed teas. Guests were served sparkling wine and tea cocktails. After dessert, Miko and Titi greeted guests and took pictures. All guests were sent home with a tea samples from Tea by Tiffany.

Special attendees included RAINE Magazine, Sol Afrik, April Harris of Celebrity Talent Agency and Quinton Bailey of Fluff ‘N Stuff Bakery. 

The event was sponsored by: Macaron Parlour, Jessie Cupcake Company, Young Miss CEO’s, Black Star News, HarlemWorld, Modelquette, A Gift of Tea, and Hustlemode.

Guest gifts were provided by: UPTOWN Magazine and Simply Sensational Events.

Honorees gift basket sponsors included: Honeysuckle and Hearts, Lanie Lynn, Kemetic Day Spa, La’Fleur Par April, Nu Bambu, and Tea by Tiffany.

Additional promotions were provided by Nakeeta Wills of Rose Alliance Marketing.

Plating and waiting serivce provided by Johnson and Wales University culinary students Shirrell Miller and Chadelia Alston.

Gran Piatto D’oro is located at 1429 5th Ave. New York, New York 10035.

This event was also a #100BusinessGirlsPremiere Event www.100businessgirls.com

Currently Tea by Tiffany has an online store (www.teabytiffany.com) and a retaillocation in Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market (138 Willoughby Street). For press and brand inquires contact, Etophia Lane at 347.613.3135 or email etophia@thebiznessgirl.com

For more information regarding Miss Jessie's please visit www.missjessies.com

Actor Khalil Kain, Actor Khalil Kain with Tiffany Denise and Miss Jessie's Owners (Titi & Miko Branch)

The Bizness Girl- Etophia Lane with Miko and Titi Branch, Tea By Tiffany brand and public relations consultant Etophia (The Bizness Girl).

Premiere Event: New York tea brand, Tea By Tiffany hosts evening tea party in honor of Miko and Titi Branch of Miss Jessie's -- May 30th (NYC)

On May 30th 2012, Tea By Tiffany will host a tea party honoring Miko and Titi Branch of Miss Jessie’s. Tiffany’s Tea Party will be held at the Gran Piatto D’oro located at 1429 5th Avenue from 7-10pm. The evening will be presented with a traditional set menu of terrific “tea eats,” a tea course and tea cocktails. Sisters Miko and Titi are being honored for their innovative and forward movement within the hair care industry.

Miss Jessie’s is one of the newest leading brands in hair care. Currently sold nationally in Target stores across America and online, Miss Jessie’s breaks barriers for women entrepreneurs. The event not only gathers tea lovers and evokes great conversation but also recognizes individual women and groups of women in a variety of sectors and industries. “Not only are we passing on valuable lessons and experiences but we can do so in conjunction with tea- a renowned symbol of community, culture and conversation,” says owner Tiffanydenise.

Tiffany has also selected The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce as the organization in which event attendees can make a donation to for their work in assisting women business owners in succeeding in their desired fields. In March Tiffany’s Tea Party honored Civil Rights Freedom Rider, Dr. Lenora Taitt-Magubane.

Currently Tea by Tiffany has an online store (www.teabytiffany.com) and a retail location in Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market (138 Willoughby Street). Space for this event is limited. Tickets are $35 per person ($25 if your purchase by May 15th) which includes food, desserts wine and champagne. GET TICKETS HERE.

The event is sponsored by: Macaroon Parlor Patisserie, Jessie Cupcake Company, Young Miss CEO’s, Black Star News, Harlem World and Hustlemode.

For press and brand inquires contact: Etophia Lane, 347.613.3135, etophia@thebiznessgirl.com

#100BusinessGirls Philly Let's Do Brunch! Recap {Spring 2012}

L to R: Etophia Lane, Jamillah Johnson, Caroline Yang, Thomasene Gee,
Karima Adkins, Onyx Finney

Today marked our third meetup in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. We chose Landmark Americana located in University City (34th & Market) as our spot of choice. As always brunch was filled with inspiring stories and thought provoking conversations on women billionaries, the real deal with incorporating your business, and how we could all help Oprah with her network (you had to be there..smile!)

Our Business Girl Topic of the Day was "Knowing and Loving Your Business: Being Prepared for the Next Level". The lack of preparedness of women entrepreneurs was the main focus. Here is a peek at our tipsheet for those unable to join us:

1. Always Be Prepared
Be prepared to improvise. Have a plan B and C lined up and always do your best. Don’t give up without trying.

2. Become the strategist your business needs
Sometimes we can’t always afford to outsource. Spend time researching and learning new technology and techniques that will help your business and your knowledge base grow.

3. Know when its time to ask for help
We can’t do everything ourselves. Know when its time to seek interns to handle the major little things. If you are in need of a professional, ask someone you know experienced in an area you need assistance in and barter your services in exchange for their help. Collaborations are a brilliant way to help someone else while helping yourself.

4. Know Your Numbers
If you’re seeking out investors, know the value of your business. If you offer products or services, never sell yourself short. Love your business enough to know it NEEDS money in order for it thrive. Place the oxygen mask over your face first.

5. Know when its time for a break
Always take some time out to relax, relate, release, and refresh. Whether it’s a weekend, a day, or 30 minutes. Take some time out to recharge your creative juices.

We would like to thank everyone for coming out!

Caroline Yang  -- Project Manrep, E-Commerce Consultant, SEO SEM Specialist

Thomasene Gee -- Owner, Tommi's Passion Parties
Tasteful in-house parties to educate and unleash the diva in you!

Karima Adkins -- Owner/Creative Consultant, Skinny Minority
Fashion & Lifestyle Consulting Brand for the Thick & Curvy
http://www.skinnyminority.com/  | twitter.com/skinnyminority

Onyx Finney -- Principal + COO, The Creative Nous
PR + Brand Managment, Copywriting, Special Events

Event: Death of the Diva Performance + Dinner NYC Meetup- March 31st

Join us in NYC for a performance of Amanda Seales (formerly Amanda DIVA) new one women show "Death of the Diva"

We will be attending the 4pm show on Saturday, March 31st followed by dinner and cocktails at Rare Bar & Grill (125 West 26th Street in the lobby of the Hilton New York Fashion District)

Just a few things:
This is an impromptu event just added on the schedule since the February NYC meetup was canceled. You are responsible for purchasing your own tickets!

Tickets for "Death of the Diva" are $30, $20 for Students!

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 - Showtime 4pm

The Helen Mills Theater
135 West 26th Street (between 6th & 7th avenues)


RSVP for the Dinner Meetup by emailing 100BusinessGirls@gmail.com - Subject: Death of the Diva

#100BusinessGirls Philly Meetup Recap {Winter 2012}

L to R: (Back Row) Kevona Robinson, Charmaine Bouy, Carrie Kholi, Rasheedah Phillips, Dianna Montague, (Front Row) Etophia Lane, Felicia Biles, Jamillah Johnson, Karima Adkins, (not pictured Thomasene Gee)

We kicked off our first meetup of 2012 on what had to be the coldest day of the season thus far. But that didn't stop the wonderful ladies that came out to meet and eat at Supper located at 926 South Street in Center City Philadelphia. This was our most diverse and experienced group that we've had thus far from Dianna Montague, the first woman to be certified as an Ironworker in the City of Philadelphia to Thomasene Gee, owner of Tommie's Passion Parties. That was just the tip of the iceberg.

Our Business Girl topic of the day "Definition of a Business Woman" brought many points of view as we discussed how we are definining our business and the challenges faced as being a women in male-dominated industries.

Here are just a few quick tips:

1. Think Strategically - Look at something from more than one point of view
2. Personal Branding - Don't be afraid to reinvent yourself. Have more than one stream of income.
3. Initiate - Act without being told.
4. Communicate - Say what you mean and mean what you say. The clearest most productive and effective way to communicate is honestly and openly.
5. Share your knowledge & learn from others

Thank to everyone in attendance:

Kevona Robinson -- Branch Chief & Contracting Officer, US Department of Defense

Charmaine Bouy -- President, Dora Décor
Interior Decorating to fit your lifestyle

Carrie Kholi -- Ph.D Candidate & Serial Entrepreneur, The Ardor Brand LLC, Alist Entertainment & Event Services, & KholiOli.com
http://about.me/carriekholi | @kholi

Rasheedah Phillips, Esq -- Community Legal Services of Philadelphia | Afrofuturist Affair
www.facebook.com/afrofuturistaffair | @afrofuturaffair

Dianna Montague -- CEO, Iron Lady Enterprises
Iron Work - Welding - Construction

Felicia Biles -- Primerica
Helping families become debt free, properly protected and financially independent

Karima Adkins -- Owner/Creative Consultant, Skinny Minority
Fashion Consulting Brand for the Thick & Curvy

Thomasene Gee -- Owner, Tommi's Passion Parties
Tasteful in-house parties to educate and unleash the diva in you!

Special thanks to Macy's for providing a special discounted treat!

[video] #100BusinessGirls Let's Do Brunch!

Check out our 2012 promotional video and recap of our Fall 2012 events done by cofounder Etophia Lane-James, owner of The Bizness Girl