[EVENT RECAP] Studio 85 Grand Opening in Washington, DC

10:16 PM Candice Mackel 0 Comments

On Friday, October 28, 2011, a new arts & apparel boutique opened in Washington, DC. The name of the boutique? Studio 85. The attendees of the opening were greeted by the "Studio 85" ladies at the door and VIBE & UPTOWN Magazines adorned the high top tables. With the music playing and the bartender busy with serving complimentary beer, wine or water, the atmostsphere was very energetic! The owners (Tiffany, Tammi & Tamika), who are sisters were definitely gracious of the wall to wall turn out, with many friends & family there to support their new venture. The ladies also own their own nail polish line titled "Studio 85 Nail Gloss" which features three collections: "District of Columbia", "City Girl, Southern Gal" & "Stay Beautiful".

The sounds were provided by DJ Clay Murrow and catering by Simply Deliciosa, Cupcakes by Very Good Cupcakes, and chocolate covered strawberries by BasketTreats by Alexis Streets.

In attendance at the Grand Opening were the following: DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown, Anwaa Kong (Celebrity Photographer & owner of Elite DC Magazine), Tony Lewis (Winner of Best Community Leader Hoodie Award 2011), Harley (Owner of ROE The Agency), Natasha Brown (Owner of Think Brown Ink! & Elite DC Radio Personality) & many more influencers in the DC Metropolitan area.

For more information on Studio 85, please visit www.mystudio85.com and follow them @MyStudio85.

Photo Gallery: http://on.fb.me/sTaZmf

About Studio 85
Tammi, Tamika, & Tiffany are sisters who were born & raised in Washington, DC. As kids they were always taking their creativity to new levels, whether putting on homemade fashion shows in their moms closet or turning the whole house into an amusement park! The three have always kept in touch with their creative side and it was always encouraged by their artist father, and there fashion forward mom. So working in a creative field seemed to be fate for each sister. Studio85 came to be one morning at a coffee house, in their parents hometown of Lancaster, South Carolina. They were singing songs, making jokes, & somewhere the idea of making funny names for nail polishes came about, and that's how they came up with idea of creating this line. The name "Studio 85" just seemed to flow with the women. They knew they wanted a studio and CEO Tiffany was born in 1985, completing their artistic semi-circle. Once the company name was decided, the three narrowed down the hundreds of names & color combinations to develop the now exclusive S85 Nail Gloss. With their love for the arts, and their eager ambition to make all things possible these sisters are looking forward to presenting you with all things art and apparel with, Studio 85.

[RECAP] "Manicures & Martinis" in DC

9:30 PM Candice Mackel 0 Comments

Over the this past weekend (Oct 22) in Washington, DC many traveled to the Nation's Capitol to partake in Howard University's Homecoming. In celebration, Patricia Patton (a Howard Alumnus herself) hosted "Manicures & Martinis" at Jin Lounge presented by L.A. Style Entertainment. The event was held from 3-9 pm and the services that were provided were buffed manicures, gel polish manicure and 15-minute massages. Many of the nation's elite attended the event and the martinis were floating around as the nails were getting manicured. The lounge was filled with energy, smiles & satisfaction.

"Manicures & Martinis" is an event that serves as a social lounge for individuals who like to be pampered or someone who likes to mingle & partake in quality time with their friends. To keep up with "Manicures & Martinis", please "LIKE" their page on Facebook HERE or feel free to reach out to Patricia directly via email at patriciapatton@nailslastyle.com.

EricaVain.com Recap: http://www.ericavain.com/2011/10/25/event-recap-manicures-martinis/
Picture Recap: http://on.fb.me/uL5QMj [Photos Taken by LaVan Anderson]


"Master of the Mix" Season 2 Preview Party in DC!

2:50 PM Candice Mackel 0 Comments

On Friday, November 4th in Washington, DC there will be a preview party happening to view "Master of the Mix" Season 2 at The Warehouse Loft! Be the part of the few that will be able to view the FIRST Episode before it debuts on BET, Sat, Nov 5th!

You must be 21+ to attend the event. Fun, Food, DRINKS & of course some of the HOTTEST DJ sets will be happening!

RSVP Here: http://fs2.formsite.com/LilSosoP/MOTMDC2/

theJASMINEBRAND.com Hosts UPTOWN Magazine TOAST Brunch in DC!

7:23 PM Candice Mackel 0 Comments

Saturday, Oct 22nd in Washington, DC Celebrity Blogger Jasmine of theJASMINEBRAND.com & Actor Mo McRae will host the UPTOWN Magazine's Brunch/Day Party! The venue will be Station 4, located in SW DC and sounds will be provided by DJ Sixth Sense!

To purchase tickets or to get more information, please visit http://www.hutoast.eventbrite.com/.

Station 4 is located at 1101 4th St SW, WDC. This will definitely be the spot to be early tomorrow! You never know who may show up! Follow @thejasminebrand for updates!

[EVENT ALERT] Manicures & Martinis at Jin Lounge, Oct 22 in DC!

6:31 PM Candice Mackel 0 Comments


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Candice N. Mackel

Candice Nicole Public Relations


"Manicures & Martinis" Invade Washington, DC During Howard University's Homecoming

What: "Manicures & Martinis", a social lounge which will occur during Howard University's Homecoming celebration. Howard Alumnus, Patricia Patton will host this one of a kind event under her company Nails L.A. Style. The services that will be provided are as follows: Buffed manicure $30, Gel polish manicure $45, 15-minute massage $15. Appointments can be made by logging onto paypal and using the email patriciapatton24@gmail.com to send payment. For more information on "Manicures & Martinis" you can contact Patricia Patton directly at (323) 929-7724 or patriciapatton@nailslastyle.com.

Who: Professional, Savvy Women & Gentlemen who want to have a relaxing afternoon in the Nation's Capitol

Where: Jin Lounge, 2017 14th St NW, WDC, located right off of the Historic U St.

When: Sat, October 22, 2011 from 3-9 pm If any members of the media are interested in covering the "Martinis & Manicures" event or interview the founder Patricia Patton, please contact me via email candice@candicenicolepr.com.


VIBE Vixen Names theJASMINEBRAND as "5 Gossip Bloggers to Know Now"

1:24 PM Candice Mackel 1 Comments

On Tuesday, Oct 11th, VIBE Vixen named theJASMINEBRAND.com as one of the "5 Bloggers To Know Now". Jasmine sent me the link in the wee hours of the morning and I was SO EXCITED & Happy for her! I have been working with this amazing woman since Jan 1, 2011 and it has been a wonderful journey. Full of surprises, learning experiences and of course successes!

Please follow Jasmine @thejasminebrand and send her a CONGRATS please. This is a great accomplishment! To read the article on VIBE Vixen, please do so by visiting the link HERE.

You can keep up with all of the updates on theJASMINEBRAND by visiting the site daily at www.thejasminebrand.com.

[VIDEO] Make NO!SE x Risikat Okedeyi x Native Shoes

8:35 PM Candice Mackel 0 Comments

I am so PRoud to make this post! I started working LSP October 2010 so it has been a full year and a year of PRgression, PRide & LIFE! Kat (Risikat Okedeyi) is such an amazing woman and also a fellow SAG and it has been such a blessing to work with her and the LSP ladies! I look forward to continuing to work with Kat and being a friend. She is truly a creative genius and breathes life into everyone she encounters.

The video below does an excellent job of capturing what LSP events stand for and embodies.

Native presents MAKE NOISE from Stellar Creative on Vimeo.