BROWN GIRLS BRUNCHMonday, August 08, 2016
A few weeks ago, I co-hosted a Brown Girls Brunch with my friend and blogger gal pal Chimee Ahaiwe of Around the Way Gyrl. How did we come about hosting brunch? Well, due to all of the terrible things that have been happening in the news lately with police brutality cases, cops being killed, and racial tensions seeming to be at an all-time high, I wanted to do something positive for the black community. One thing I noticed during my time here in Houston, is the lack of support for minority events and activities in the city, and mostly lack of support by minorities. I wanted to work towards changing this, so I took the first steps by creating a support group on Facebook called Brown Girls Sisterhood.
The group is open to bloggers, students, entrepreneurs, etc. I created the group to hopefully encourage all of us to put more effort in supporting each other. I feel that we really need to rally together in this time of turmoil and support each other's events and businesses. Chimee is in the group and came up with an idea to host a brunch for the girls and some other ladies she knew! She asked me to co-host with her, and I happily agreed! I love hosting events, and coming up with decorations!
Chimee picked Sweet Paris for our brunch. Sweet Paris is an AMAZING place for brunch. They make crepes. Who doesn't love a crepe for breakfast? They have different types of crepes too! You can choose between savory and sweet. Luckily for us we were offered both options with our pre-selected brunch menu. Chimee and I arrived an hour before everyone else to set-up for the brunch. We had placecards, candy, donuts, and goodie bags! Once the ladies showed up, the real fun set in. Around the table I placed question cards for the girls to discuss with their seat mates. I had some silly questions, and then some more serious questions. It led to great discussions among the group. After brunch, all of us went outside to take the group photo at the beginning of this blog post!