It's Never 'Just a Name.'

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Your name is what people call you, how they identify with you, and what they'll remember you by. Your name is your story. It's also something that is given to you. Interestingly enough, I didn't create the Champagne Jesse moniker... It was a product of my environment. Being a business owner at Mills Branding, and an Influencer for Lifestyle Brands like Gr[...]

31 bottles for 31 years.

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Last year we did 30 bottles for 30, so this year it was 31 bottles for 31 years. They say you're only supposed to celebrate milestone birthdays really BiG, but I look at each year of life and progression as a milestone. Why celebrate the next year with less excitement than the year before?! I never understood this concept. My birthday brunch was loosely b[...]

Black Label Brunch

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I've had this Ralph Lauren Black Label Corduroy shirt for a few years and never got around to wearing it. With the unseasonably mild weather we've been getting all winter in Atlanta, it has finally dropped to make it cold enough to rock it. Heavier weights, textures and vibes abound. Never been a huge fan of the color blue, but have grown to respect the v[...]

The Brunch

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Now, for my Part 3 in The Beach, The Dinner and The Brunch series… “The Brunch.” In 2015 the Sunday Bottle Service Brunch became a phenomenon. I felt like when I transitioned from the STK Dinner Party people were looking to see what was next... In 2013 when we started, there were no Dinner Parties Atlanta that really did it right, then in less than a 2 ye[...]

The Dinner

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Now for my Part 2 in The Beach, The Dinner and The Brunch series... "The Dinner." (you can view Part 1 here) This NYE we produced the #GrandlifeNYE Dinner Party experience presented by Grand Marnier at Euro. Over 150+ guests joined us in their slickest black-tie attire to ring in 2016 in #GrandFashion. Music, Cuban Cigars, and the best spirit made eve[...]

The Beach

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The Beach, The Dinner, and The Brunch... This is the first of a 3-part holiday series to closeout 2015 and welcome in 2016. With family ties and legendary memories, Miami has always been special to me. Even though it's been a fairly mild winter in Atlanta, there's nothing like that 85 degree weather and sunlight.  The trip started with happy ho[...]

Champagne & Etiquette List 4-10

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This is not a holiday list, it's a lifestyle list. I've partnered with my esteemed friend Enitan Bereola, Author of Bereolaesque and Gentlewoman, to curate some cool to close out the year. This gentlemen's list that can be fashioned for gifting (from a lady) or to simply just add to your list favorite things in general; from luxury tech accessories, to so[...]

Champagne & Etiquette List 1-3

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This is not a holiday list, it's a lifestyle list. I've partnered with my esteemed friend Enitan Bereola, Author of Bereolaesque and Gentlewoman, to curate some cool to close out the year. This gentlemen's list that can be fashioned for gifting (from a lady) or to simply just add to your list favorite things in general; from luxury tech accessories, to so[...]

The Winter White Rules.

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Winter White is always a cool style concept for the season... Its simple, clean and shouldn't be overthought. Most importantly, it should never be confused with "summer white" attire. Next week I'm hosting a Winter in White event with friends at the W Atlanta Midtown, and all the dresscode questions I received provided the inspiration for this entry (RSVP to[...]

Dolce Italian Atlanta Saturday Brunch

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I actually used to get unisex or women's scarves because I preferred them for their style and size. Now that they're making them oversized for men, it opens up the options some... This scarf in particular by Asos, had a strong color combination, with mahogany, navy and gold that I felt would pair well with denim and a few of my favorite boots. Sometim[...]

Brunch in Black

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It actually was a glorious Sunday, but I still happened to Brunch in Black. This longline knit sweater added a different touch with the thumb hole detail that gave the look an interesting edge.

Statement Scarf

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In the colder months, a statement scarf can take a look from dull to dapper, by adding colors or patterns to make it stand out. The best thing to remember is to not spend too much time with them. Throwing it on should be as effortless as your personal style is. In today's post I'll highlight ways to wear a scarf based on the occasion (or for absolutel[...]