Archive | March, 2014

Music is the Language of the Soul: Why Rick Ross, Bob Marley, and Nina Simone Can Coexist, If You Let Them

Pennies & Pens, I’m convinced, and have been for a while, that music is the language of the soul. Music can soothe your soul when it needs that specific person to talk to, cry with, celebrate and even boast with. I’ve always felt that notes are magical, and to me the proof of that is […]

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Tuesday’s Stylish Thoughts: Lupita Nyong’o

Dear Pennies & Pens, Lately, it seems that the term “Style Icon” gets thrown around way too much. Everyone and their mom seems to be a “Style Icon.” To me a style icon is more than just the clothes you wear. It’s about the overall presentation. And I’m not just talking about the fit, the […]

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Press Pen: And the Winner of the Royal Sonesta Houston Giveaway is…

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I have been running a giveaway contest for the past two weeks. The giveaway is for a complimentary one night stay at the Royal Sonesta Houston and Breakfast for Two at ARA. I would like to thank everyone who entered this giveaway! I appreciate every comment and […]

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Press Pen: Corinthia Hotel Budapest Hosts A Three-Night Luxury Experience

Dear Pennies & Pens, In celebration of Wes Anderson’s latest all-star film The GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, Corinthia Hotel Budapest which shares many similarities with the fictional hotel in the film is offering an exclusive luxury package. The “Behind the Scenes” stay offers movie buffs the opportunity to experience the special ambiance of an historic “Grand […]

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Designer Discussion: Amsale Fall 2014

Dear Pennies & Pens, Like most women, I have been brainstorming ideas for my wedding since childhood. Though I have no real prospects, I have a pretty good idea of where my wedding will be, what dress I’ll wear, etc. Having said that, I am excited to be featuring a couture bridal line, Amsale. Amsale […]

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Press Pen: Motown the Musical is Coming to Dallas, Texas

Dear Pennies & Pens, For as long as I can remember, I have been a fan of Motown. My parents grew up with the music and passed their love of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and the Supremes down to me. That’s why I’m so excited to announce that Motown the Musical is coming to Dallas, […]

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Skintyfatgirl: How to Make Chicken Chimichangas

Dear Pennies & Pens, If you’ve been following me on Twitter @LoudPen or Instagram @LoudPen you know that I love to use the hashtag #skintyfatgirl. I started using it one day while talking about food because I am a self-prescribed Skinty Fat Girl meaning I love food but I can’t seem to gain any weight. I also love to […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…Ben l’Oncle Soul

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few months ago, I was browsing through iTunes and I discovered a new French artist named Ben L’Oncle Soul. Ben L’Oncle Soul is a Soul/R&B artist from France. There’s not much info on Ben other than the fact that his name comes from Uncle Ben’s rice. Ben is also known […]

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Press Pen: Untapped Indie Music and Beer Festival

Hey Pennies & Pens, So as you all know we are knee deep in festival season. Today, I’m featuring a new festival called Untapped Indie Music & Beer. Untapped will be happening this weekend on Saturday, March 8th in Ft. Worth, Texas. Untapped is about having quality beer and music in the same place at […]

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Press Pen: Royal Sonesta Houston Giveaway

Dear Pennies & Pens, Fabulous news! I recently partnered with the Royal Sonesta Houston to offer a giveaway to you my dear Pennies & Pens. Isn’t that awesome?! The giveaway consists of a complimentary weekend night aka a Friday or Saturday stay at the Royal Sonesta Houston in a deluxe room The complimentary stay covers […]

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