Sweet Saturday Conversation

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The excitement in knowing I got you…

It may only seem to be a smile or a simple stare, but the thrill deep in my soul tells a story unknown to others.

Our love vibe transcends the deepest level of mental comprehension it beats in another dimension. When I look your way, I feel safe, I feel secure and I feel loved.

My mind freely imagines the touch of our fingers ever so slowly repeatedly drawing heart shapes upon each others backs, I smile with anticipation, I kiss with urgency, and then I whisper sweet dirty girl truths.

Sweet Saturday Conversation, a glass of red wine with you, is the epitome of life accentuated in moments we both shall forever cherish.

~Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit:

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats

Perhaps I should just relax…

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Spilled Ink…

You beat me up no matter the direction of my effort’s

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You slapped me with a lesson on being humble…and I sat down

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You pulled at my heart-strings until no sound could be heard

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But wait…my dearest 2017

you somehow forgot I am a living breathing phoenix

I Rise from the ashes

hand claps to my new bae 2018

Author: Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: Google

 

 

 

VA *Battle of the Beards* Launch Party

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VIP Balcony Beard Aficionado’s

Hampton Roads kicked off its official battle of the beards competition on Saturday, December 2nd at the soulful Jhane’s lounge, located on Granby street in the heart of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Upon entry, all female guest were greeted with a warm ambience filled welcome from the classic man himself, Mr. George Berry, followed by event directives from a very organized team including a professional photographer.         BEARD9

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This is just the beginning of the beard lifestyle events here in the area, stay linked via social media and be sure to come out and enjoy the quarterly celebrations, beard contest, music and food, all leading up to the ultimate beard festival in October 2018, slated to be the biggest bearded event in all of Hampton Roads.

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…BATTLE OF THE BEARD CONTESTANTS GAVE ALL THE BEAUTIFUL LADIES AN EYE POPPING EXPERIENCE AND I PERSONALLY ENJOYED EVERY SINGLE SALACIOUS MOMENT.

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A well-groomed beard attracts the attention of many who appreciate the art of beard life connoisseur’s, it’s all a matter of taste and style.

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…The ladies in the building displayed a level of energy you might compare to a front row seat at the hottest NBA Basketball game.

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HOSTESS ALIROSE PATTERSON & BATTLE OF THE BEARDS CONTESTANTS

…Bravo to the fabulous queen in all white, the impeccable Alirose Patterson, as she sashayed the event floor, slaying every movement with her black girl magic.

BEARD10 Winner: Big Sam Hunter

Congratulations to the Virginia Beard Fest committee for an unforgettable night of great food, hip shaking music, laughter and not to mention a top-notch “grown and sexy” social setting.  

Everyone was dressed to impress the beard of their particular choosing, while placing a monetary bid during the bachelor charity auction.

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…We are looking forward to the next battle of the beards event here in Hampton Roads, Va., featuring more beards of all ethnicities from each and every one of the seven cities.

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Until the next time, keep those beards healthy and poppin…

Author: Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: Val Garnes Gregory

#battleofthebeards #beardlife #beardlovers  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bo Didly and Good O’le Eats

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Friday Night Lights…

PBRNorfolk, easily located in the newly renovated downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterside District, did not disappoint on it’s fun filled V.I.P. Happy Hour guest invitation. I was welcomed with the utmost level of customer appreciation by Nikki, the public relations manager. And then I saw him…Wowzers the cool colorful mechanical bull, I like to refer to as “Bo Didly”, well, okay-okay that may sound a bit extreme, but I can’t wait to visit him again!

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Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse was in full effect…

Just on the other side of PBRNorfolk’s  curtain is the fabulous aroma of Good O’le Eats, I’m talking the renowned Guy Fieri’s restaurant and bar. I enjoyed the excitement and flow of non-important bar chatter and gorgeous smiling faces. The menu is extensive, my favorite for the night was a sharable dish of “Ju-Ju” BBQ Crispy Chicken Wings, to pair with my sassy margarita libations!

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Professional Bull Riders has a country western vibe, a very large dance floor and the coolest staff members on deck.

I would reccomend stopping by on your next visit to downtown Norfolk and be sure to check out the entire Waterside District, you too can have that big city bright light experience.

Author: Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: Dakota Somerville

Poolside Ambience in VA…

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One of the most important aspects of life is to know when and how to wind down the hustle. Relaxation, Zen or special moments are necessary to re-charge the mind and body with the energy needed to keep going full steam ahead.

“What A Man” That Dapper Luq, model and host extraordinaire dropped a bit of classy sophistication on the Hampton Roads area of Virginia with his poolside brunch.

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As the guest entered this beautiful mansion you could see a look of amazement in everyone’s facial expressions. I actually heard a very handsome young man from New York comment, “Wowww this is soooo lit”, and I sipped my mimosa in total agreement. I came to mingle, look pretty and enjoy the ambience of the upper echelon on the V.I.P. level…Yaasss Lovebugs all of my intentions were accomplished and then some.

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Listen up! whenever I hear the name drop of “Chef J Ponder”, I know exactly what time it is. Every morsel of food that hit my palate was on one hundred in taste, as well as presentation. I can see a very extensive bright culinary future ahead for this young chef and his team.

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Chef J Ponder & Team (every foodies dream)

I must admit…I was impressed with the lovely landscaping, the horses in the background added a certain out of the city experience. The live DJ kept the guest dancing around the pool, giving a vibe of a day party type event. Lounging upstairs in the V.I.P. section was the ultimate Zen moment for me, can I tell you I almost fell asleep.

Congratulations “Dapper Luq” I can assure you every one had a blast.

Author and Photo Credit: Dakota Somerville aka DakotaVibe

My Metallic Gala Fashion Review

Metallic7 Mikasa La’Charles  gave Norfolk Virginia a magnificent night of haute couture.

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Fashion, Art and Literacy have always been near and dear to this big ole heart of mine. I was truly honored to have the opportunity to attend “The Metallic Gala” fundraiser event sponsored by the Slover Library, more importantly created, directed and (slayed to the gawds) by emerging fashion designer MikasaLa’Charles.

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Every model walked the runway literally and professionally on fiya for fashion. As the audience turned their heads left and right in amazement, two snaps apply to the entire team of designers, models and crew who supported this well put together event.

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Speechless and ever so mesmerized is exactly the reaction of the audience as the beautiful model Monee Jarmon gracefully made her entrance down the golden stairwell. Black and White slayage with an oversized hat gave the look of pure royalty. Designer Angelias Couture I scream “BRAVO” darling.

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Congratulations to Mikasa and the Slover Library Team for a successful fundraiser event to support youth programs of Norfolk, Virginia. I loved each and every moment from the VIP reception, live music and delicious menu selections available for the guest to enjoy. ~BRAVO TO ALL~ 

Photo Credit: Kevin Higgins

Author: Dakota Somerville

Fashion Designer/Director: Mikasa La’Charles  – http://www.houseof7jewels.com