Birthday in the Nation’s Capitol


I spent my (pre) birthday weekend in the U.S. Capitol with some of my best girlfriend’s. I’m not really big on making a BIG deal out of my birthday as I get up there in age…LOL, but since a fewΒ of my girls have relocated to the area and a few others willing to travel to hang out for a girl’s weekend…why not?


My first night in town we had dinner at The Hamilton, which is not only a very tasty DC spot, but they have a great ambiance and a performance venue there as well. A couple of my fellow NFL Pro Cheer Alumni gals (Joi and Mari) came out to break bread with me, and we shared so many laughs…weekend got off to a great start.


The next day we did some sightseeing…whenever you are in DC, a stop at 1600 Penn is a must! It was a beautiful weather over the weekend for walking around and taking in the DC sights…we squeezed in a little shopping too! πŸ˜‰


That night we enjoyed a yummy dinner at STK in Dupont Circle. Pictured above (l-r) Cat, Dara, Cherisse, Norma, me, Rene and Rohelia. I am so flattered that all these girls made time to hang out…we all get so busy in our lives that sometimes it is tough to find time, and especially as a Mom now, my social calendar revolves around their activities…it was kind of different to be around so many “grown ups!” haha


One of the other big motivators to get to DC that weekend was to see my girl Anjelah Johnson’s show at Warner Theatre! She provided lots of laughs and I even got some one on one time with her at brucnh before we all headed home the next day.


Fun times for sure…it was “Miami” reunited in DC!! πŸ™‚ Love my girls!!!

“No Boyfren”

Check out Bon Qui Qui’s newest video “No Boyfren” feat. Tammy …it is the OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO! πŸ˜‰ Lot sof cameo’s in this one…so be sure to press play!!

And — look out for Anjelah Johnson’s new one-hour special “The Homecoming Show” July 20th at 9/8c on NUVOtv! For more details go to

Bon Qui Qui + Alexander Wang

The Spring 2013 T by Alexander Wang video features comedienne Anjelah Johnson reprising her role as Bon Qui Qui, as the newest employee at the Alexander Wang NYC flagship store.

Cameos by Alessandra Ambrosio, A$AP Rocky, Shannan Click, Simon Doonan & Natasha Lyonne.

Director: Gavin McInnes
Cinematography: Rob Gilbert
Editing: Alain Alfaro
Casting & Creative Consultant: Anita Bitton
Styling: Alastair McKimm
Hair: Kennie Johnson
Makeup: James Boehmer for Nars
Manicurist: Tracy Lee

Road Trip to JAX

T and I rolled out north on I-95 this weekend for an overnight trip to good ole Jacksonville…hehe! The mission of this adventure – catch Anjelah Johnson‘s show at Comedy Zone and visit with Cat! πŸ™‚ And — Cat and I happened to coincidentally do a taupe/black color combo matching outfits thing…LOL


So, I’m happy to report we made it to her late show Friday night and shared lots of laughs!! Side Note – Comedy Zone is in a Ramada..totally random..and uh yeah, we KNEW we weren’t in Miami anymore! We got to sit in the “VIP” section, which was like a sky box at a sporting event…but then again, not really.


The next day we headed out to downtown Jacksonville to have lunch with our favorite comedienne and found this beautiful vessel, “KISMET,” docked along the St. John’s River. Not only is it one of the most beautiful luxury liners I have ever seen, but its name pretty much describes me and T…his Mom referred to us as exactly that…KISMET.

Kismet is a word meaning Fate or Destiny, a predetermined course of events.


Anyhoo, we scooped up Anjelah and headed over to Biscotti’s for lunch…GREAT PICK Cat…food was perfect! Then I opted for soft serve ice cream, while my 3 amigos went for froyo.

BTW, if you’re reading this and aren’t familiar with my girl Anjelah’s work…here’s a teaser video for a new song/video being released by her character, “Bon Qui Qui” …. I’M A CUT YOU

Bay Trippin’ in March

I just returned to Florida after spending the past week in the Bay Area. It’s a rainy time of year to visit, but a nice refresher of the difference in temperature and seasons…can’t be open-toes and sun dresses all the time!! As always, the main objective is to see family..namely my sisters Adrienne and Alison, and it also happened to be Alison’s birthday week-end so that made it extra special to help her celebrate another year!


Rose aka Mom jumped in for this iphone4 photo…

with mom

You know, I didn’t get around to eating any of Alison’s official birthday cake, but I did consume 6 too many of these Red Velvet BDay cookies I ordered for her from Chef Court

Nowadays, it seems like every trip home I’m meeting at least one new baby!! This time around it was baby Miles, my good friend Reina’s new son, who’s just 3 months old..such a cutie!! He’s already bff with his Auntie Aubrey.


I also visited with baby Naomi…who turned 7 months..time is flying!!


And, Naomi’s (busy) Mom Arlyn, played such the hostess cooking me BBQ, lumpia and more for dinner while I visited with her and the girls…but she certainly impressed me with the Monkey Bread!! I felt SO special… πŸ˜‰

I even got to visit with one of my oldest friend’s from elementary school, Kim, and her 2 boys, Matteo…


….and baby Jake!


Another highlight of my visit was attending the bridal shower for the one and only Anjelah Johnson! I couldn’t be happier for her and her fiance…and it all became so real when I saw her glowing with excitement of her upcoming wedding!! <3

(P.S. If you haven’t seen her live show, please do yourself a favor and go – She’s uber funny and on tour!! She’s in San Jose later this month and in South Florida in April!)


I almost forgot to mention the “Ramen Girls Dinner” in Japantown with my Sister Ade, Godsis Kim….


and (Santa Clara) friend Norma…. It was ‘One Kine Day” *inside joke!


Finally, on the morning of the baby sis’ actual birthday we went to breakfast in SF and I discovered Alison is in love with the same Chai Tea as me (Oregon Chai). She’s so sweet, the moment I got home and text that I made it back safe, she already said, “Come Back Soon!”


Here we all are…Daddy’s little girls!! πŸ™‚


HAPPY BIRTHDAY (again) to my bologna aka “Mac Mami!!”



One of my favorite things to do is be a “connector.” By connector I mean putting people together who can collaborate or help each other. I want all my friends to be friends… if I have one person over here who can help another person over here…well why not?? So, last year during my travels to Austin, TX, I got a chance to become even more familiar and acquainted with a talented photographer OG. He’s done lots of music and hip hop photo projects, even getting his work published in Jay-Z’s book Decoded. At any rate, I knew my good friend Anjelah would be traveling to TX for different stints at the comedy clubs there and I pitched the idea for him to document her work and shows as a comedienne, similar to how he does for (music) artists… Well, when Anj got on board it was a GO and the result is a beautiful series of images that give you a glimpse into a day in the life of Anjelah Johnson. I love being a “connector.”Check it out here –


I spent this past weekend in Dallas with 2 of my favorite (Raiderette) sisters… Bec and Anjelah!

And the pinnacle of the weekend was attending the Dallas Cowboys home season opener at the (GI-normous) Cowboys Stadium in Arlington… (where they played DA BEARS yesterday and lost).

When we entered the stadium we were greeted by the papparazzi ..sheesh..can’t Anjelah Johnson go anywhere without being noticed! j/k Okay, the fans were actually there trying to get a glimpse of the players and staff, we just happened to go in through the same entrance! haha

Bec’s twins Reeco and Giselle also kept the game extra exciting for us!!


And while Reeco and I claim #1 …Anj and Giselle make a “funny face!”


Nothing better than GOOD times with GOOD friends!