Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{NEW EVENT} Phenomenal Concierge Presents: Enticed! DC | 4.27.14

Are You Ready to be Enticed! DC?

Join Phenomenal Concierge Sunday, April 27th!

1-5 PM
WeWork- Wonder Bread Factory
641 S St NW | WDC 20001

Experience Food x Wine x Music in a new space in the Nation's Capital!

Music By: Butterflytree & DJ O's Cool
Drinks By: A Simple Touch of Elegance Wine Connoisseur ft. Red & White Wines
Food Provided By: Kitchen Cray
Chocolates: Mary O'Malley Chocolatier

What is Enticed! DC's Misson?
The purpose of this event series is to re-ignite and elevate the passion, the indulgence of the social experience in the DC Metro area; taking it to a higher level of class and sophistication. With Enticed!, each individual in attendance will be able to explore foods/wines and/or spirits through proper pairings. We believe that this will entice the individual to think out the box or eliminate the box altogether.
This is to inspire a new and diverse perspective to social experiences that we create and partake in. Our goal is not only to create an atmosphere of beautiful ambience, entertainment and conversations to be sure to fill the event with great energy but in addition build the platform of diverse and cultural education and convergence. An opportunity for attendees to network and build relationships on a social and/or professional level.

Official Event Hashtag: #EnticedDC
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

{You're Invited} Social Learning Summit 2014 at American University April 18 & 19!

Social Learning Summit Flyer Youre Invited: Social Learning Summit 2014

On April 19th I will be speaking at the Social Learning Summit at American University! I have the esteemed pleasure to sit on the Entertainment panel about "No Business Like Social Business". Other panel topics are as follows: Design, Fashion, Branding, Food, Sports, Journalism, Politics + more! 

For more information about the Social Learning Summit 2014, please visit the site HERE. To purchase tickets, please click HERE. $3 for Students and $10 for Professionals. You definitely can't beat that with the gems you will walk away with from that weekend!

American University Public Relations Student Society of America (AUPRSSA) event with FCB followed by a kick-off networking reception.
Panel discussions, Networking, Keynotes and Free Dunkin' Donuts & Cava Grill.
Panel topics this year will include: Food, Fashion, Sports, Entertainment, Journalism, Politics, Personal Branding, Graphic Design, Activism, Analytics, Start-Ups and a panel of Studentsbrought together to discuss how social media's most influential users view and use the system.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friendly Faces Kids Salon & Spa- GRAND OPENING 4/12/14 at Westfield's Wheaton Mall!


Monday, April 7, 2014
Candice N. Mackel
Candice Nicole Public Relations

New Salon & Spa Geared Towards Children Opens in the Metropolitan Area

Wheaton, MD (Monday, April 7, 2014)- On April 1st, 2014 Friendly Faces Kids Salon & Spa officially opened their doors in the Westfield's Wheaton Mall located in Wheaton, MD. The salon & spa is located on the first floor and caters to children who want to look and feel good! In the world we live in today, a lot goes into the grooming and beauty of the adults but children also like to be pampered and groomed as well. Friendly Faces Kids Salon & Spa is a getaway to a getaway for children to experience a fun time when getting their hair washed, cut, braided and the salon & spa offers manicures and pedicures. As for the parents, there are also adult services available as well.

The Grand Opening Celebration will be held Saturday, April 12th from 12-4 PM at the Westfield's Wheaton Mall. All are welcome to attend as during the celebration and you will enjoy activities, fun, music + giveaways! 

Friendly Faces Kids Salon & Spa is also a business that strives to give back to the community and is involved with many community initiatives to make the dreams come true for children in the Metropolitan area. The salon & spa offer a plethora of services as stated above plus event planning for children's parties, face painting, facials, special coordination for a "Mommy & Me" Day, "Daddy-Daughter" Day, "Father & Son" Day packages + more!

When asked about the vision of Friendly Faces Kids Salon & Spa, Co-Owner Tashaun Pierce states "Our goal is to provide a customized hair and nail care experience for kids by building an environment where kids can realize their importance and uncover their beauty beginning from the inside out." In addition Co-Owner Sean Mitchell shares that "Having the opportunity to open up Friendly Faces Kids Salon & Spa allows us to provide high quality salon services for children, just as we do for adults, in a convenient location for parents and families in an environment that relates to children. My hopes for Friendly Faces Kids Salon would be to have a place that kids can come and have fun, while learning the importance of feeling good about yourself, creating friendships, and building character. In addition, when I think of opening this business, I think of my daughters and the journey it has been teaching them these important lessons."

For more information about Friendly Faces Kids Salon & Spa, please visit and please make sure to "LIKE" their Facebook page and Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @FFKidsSalon.

About Friendly Faces Kids Salon & Spa
Friendly Faces Kids Salon & Spa is a fun, and memorable experience for the entire family. Our goal at Friendly Faces Kids Salon & Spa is make the hair and nail care process for children as enjoyable as possible. We realize that the key to this is having a fun and comfortable salon environment for children. We know the importance of having clear communication and understanding of our client's needs and expectations. The Friendly Faces motto is "Look Good, Feel Good, from the inside and out." In our Kid's location we intend to inspire the same character in the children we service.


Monday, March 17, 2014

CNPR Owner Revives "PoweR Connection" on BPRS-DC Blog!

Welcome to the PoweR Connection! Hello BPRSDC + Guests! My name is Candice (also known as Candice Nicole) and I hail from the DC Metropolitan area (MD to be exact). A brief despriction on me: I am the owner of Candice Nicole Public Relations and I started my boutique PR company in 2007.  By day, I work at WTTG Fox 5 News. 

It is with great excitement that the “PoweR Connection” column has a new home.

It was about 3 years ago, when I began something that I called the PoweR Connection conference call. It was a weekly call that joined leading Public Relations and communications professionals from around the globe. The call welcomed many amazing individuals, including the late great power publicist Dee Dee Cocheta.

With that platform, many individuals were connected throughout the world and all shared valuable information with a growing community of experienced professionals. Well, life happened and became extremely busy and I let the calls fall by the waist side. However, many kept asking me when was I going to bring back the conference call. I thought about it, thought about it and then thought about it again (SMILE). I said “You know, it would be great to bring the conference call back but so many are busy these days, why not revive it in a blog form?”. I reached out to some websites and they politely declined or wanted to change the format in which I wasn’t too keen on because I have a vision for PoweR Connection and I wanted to honor that vision. I was then invited by the Black Public Relations Society (BPRS) DC Chapter to host a workshop on branding yourself in the digital age.
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Well, that changed my life as that was the first time hosting a workshop solo and that is when in talking I mentioned my idea and Faye Hyslop and Alana Hill said SURE! It was no selling, they simply heard what I had to say and said “Lets do it!” So here we are today (SMILE).

With the PoweR Connection column, we will highlight many publicist throughout the world as well as new industry trends and best practices for industry professionals. If there are any topics in particular that you would like me to cover, please feel free to email me directly at

Again, I am so very excited to have this opportunity to blog on the BPRSDC site and to bring this vision of PoweR Connection back to the forefront! It is most important that we support one another because this can be a very unforgiving business at times. Hope you have a great reminder of the week and I look forward to sharing my first post!

PoweRfully Yours,
Candice Nicole

Sunday, March 9, 2014

{You're Invited} Voices of the City Finale Showcase w/Raheem DeVaughn! 3.10.14 in DC!

{You're Invited}

"The 3 Finalist"
April Sampe, Ihsan Bilal & Santino Rose!

Hosted by "The Franchise" Jay Claxton
Music by DJ Reddz

Special Guest Celebrity Judge: Raheem DeVaughn

3.10.14 | 7-10 PM
Bar 7
1015 7th St. NW
Washington, DC


For additional information on the event series, please visit and make sure to follow @DTLRRadio for all of the latest updates!

*Must be 21 to enter and to attend*

Follow @DTLR & @DTLRradioFM

Candice N. Mackel

Sunday, February 23, 2014

{You're Invited} Remy Martin V & DTLR Radio Present: "Voices of the City" in Washington, DC Feb 25th!

{You're Invited}

Voices Of The City DC!
Hosted by: DJ Jay Claxton
Featuring Music by: DJ Reddz

Bar 7 | 1015 7th St. NW | Washington, DC 20001

*Complimentary Entry*

 To Attend, RSVP Here

For additional information on the event series, please visit and make sure to follow @DTLRRadioFM for all of the latest updates!

*Must be 21+ to attend*

Follow @DTLR & @DTLRradioFM

Candice N. Mackel

#DTLR |#DTLRradio |#YFYL

Sunday, February 16, 2014

{You're Invited} Remy Martin V & DTLR Radio "Voices of the City" Semi-Final Concert with Raheem DeVaughn! 2.18.14

{You're Invited}

Voices of the City Semi-Final Concert with Raheem DeVaughn

Oxygen Ultra Lounge | Baltimore, MD 21202

*Complimentary Entry*

 To Attend, RSVP Here

For additional information on the event series, please visit and make sure to follow @DTLRRadioFM for all of the latest updates!

*Must be 21+ to attend*

Follow @DTLR & @DTLRradioFM

Candice N. Mackel

#DTLR |#DTLRradio |#YFYL