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UCLA VS. USC GREEN BATTLE

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Over the course of the last year – I have been diligently working alongside students from USC and UCLA to create the first ever College VS. College Green Battle titled, VS. (Versus) We’re making a lot of progress and creating some much needed noise surrounding this important initiative: the environment!

3 students in particular have really been helping me spearhead this initiative.

Julie Chen - Senior at UCLA

Ramie Milo - Senior at UCLA


Rosalie Yu and Grace Hsu (photo not available) – UCLA Students
Recently we’ve created the logo for the contest VS.
Which is brought to you by:  Unite for Green

Recently we’ve met with the Sustainability Coordinator and the Recycling Coordinator from UCLA and have earned their support! We have opened up dialogue with USC this week and are hoping to get a meeting with them soon!
We are also in the midst of confirming the way in which this program can be quantified!
More details surrounding this contest will be released in the next couple of weeks!
Currently we are recruiting more people from both schools to lead this program!
please contact uniteforgreen@gmail.com to get involved.

Things to Look Forward too!

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Not knowing exactly how something is going to work out is scary, liberating, exciting and truly tests the importance of trust.  “Trusting” that everything WILL work out. This Unite for Green project is truly testing my faith.  I don’t have all or any of the answers. However, I do know what can be accomplished if people truly believe in something and put their heads together.  There’s no time better than the present to encourage people to do something great for the earth.  I’m certainly not an environmental guru by any means – but I’m taking the time to learn.

I’m working with a great group of kids at UCLA.  This last week, we met with the sustainability coordinator of UCLA; as well as an amazing company titled Harmony Sounds.  Harmony Sounds may become involved with initiative in terms of providing the technical support for this (possibly) massive initiative.  We are making lots of traction and more importantly, creating something special out of absolutely NOTHING.  Stay Tuned.

The students are officially launching a UNITE FOR GREEN student organization at UCLA that will be spearheading this first initiative.   Pretty exciting!

The Honey Collective is producing a series of experiences for our Los Angeles following.  Recently, HC launched Honey Live at Angels in Santa Monica.  Honey Live featured the talents of Chico and Kristinia DeBarge, Teddy Riley and Guy.  It was absolutely amazing. Honey Live was sponsored by Hennessy & Vibe Magazine – it was incredible.  Honey Live is currently being scheduled for next month and it’s going to be a treat for everyone!

Kristinia DeBarge Performing at Honey LIve

Chico DeBarge Performing at Honey LIve

Too Short at Honey LIve

Teddy Riley and Guy at Honey Live!

We are currently in the final wave of our Summer time Rooftop parties at the JW.  We’ve had a great run at the JW.  It’s been wonderful to have been able to provide this experience for our Honey patrons.  The talents of Dj Eque, Dj D Nice and Anthony Valadez have blessed the turntables.  Spinderella, Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek Dj Scratch and Mtv’s Butta have also made appearances at Honey this Summer.  It’s been a good time had by all.

Dj D-Nice at Honey on the Rooftop

D Nice on the 1's and 2's at Honey on the Rooftop

We are currently preparing for New Years 2010.  It’s going to be a hit so save the date and your funds so you can join in the festivities we are preparing as we bring in the New Year!

The Honey Collective website is done!  Finished!  … and SCENE.  I cannot wait to launch!  We should be launching this bad boy shortly!   Until next update!

I had way too much fun this weekend. Much props to Vikter Duplaix for hosting Kiss N’ Grind featuring the amazing talents of Dj Questlove and Peanut Butter Wolf.  I haven’t had that much fun in ages!  I had the chance to see so many people from so many different industries under one roof sweatin’ and dancing!  Good times were had by all this weekend. I think I’m getting old!  I’m still recovering from Friday night!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!  Happy Monday lovelies!!!

HONEY – CELEBRATING SPINDERELLA’S BIRTHDAY!

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Honey was off the hook yet again!  It was a beautiful day at the ION lounge at the JW in downtown Los Angeles!  This event is such a good time — PEOPLE ACTUALLY DANCE!  Yeah I said it!  In LOS ANGELES — people actually dance!  😀   Eque was killin’ it on the turntables as only SHE CAN DO!  Monica and I were meeting – greetin’ and being the hostesses’ with the mostessess’ (is that really a phrase?)  LOL.  If you missed out this last weekend — we’ll be back next Sunday! Join us. Check out the fun we had!

Ms. Spinderella herself celebrating her birthday at HONEY!

Awwwww the hommies! The lovely Devi Dev and Jason!

HONEYS

MS BRANDI!

... MORE HONEYS!

NATTU!

HONEY ON THE ROOFTOP THIS WEEK!

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BIG CHANGES AND LOTS OF FUN STUFF!

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WHIRLWIND!  I sit here on a Thursday afternoon drinking a glass of white at 1:29pm. Don’t judge me!  It’s much needed and well deserved. I’m currently in the last chapter of moving — thank you Jesus!  A person might as well not plan ANYTHING when they move.  It completely took over my life!  I’ve recently returned from the bay area. I hadn’t seen my nephew and nieces for 3 months — way too long in my book.  They make my life complete … seriously!  I’m completely invested in Unite for Green!  This project in itself has been life changing for me.  I genuinely have no ideas as to how we are going to accomplish this massive initiative but I “just know” it will be done!  Extra-ordinary things are done by extra-ordinary people — most times with no blue print or instruction manual!   Have the courage to do something amazing!  NOT yesterday or in 2 week when …. (this/that/or the other needs to be done) NOW IS THE TIME.

I have been completely humbled.

I’m find myself in gratitude much of the time lately.   Whenever I feel challenged I try to take time to myself to be thankful!  Due to the number of challenges I’ve come face to face with – I’ve found myself in gratitude more than the norm! LOL.  It’s also given me quite a bit of time to think.  I’ve closed MANY doors lately.  “CLOSED” is an under-statement.  Bolted, super glued with a massive couch in front of it – CLOSED.  I stand with curiosity and openness for whats to come…

On  a MUCH lighter note. HONEY is awesome!   The site is looking great. The pool parties have been ridiculous!  We are so grateful for patrons who continue to support us!  We love you!  Honey live is about to go for another run as we PREPARE for our HONEY WALKS FOR LIFE event.   An event that benefits women’s cancer!

Unite for Green is underway!  The team is building and we’re in the midst of the creative brainstorming process.  We’re just beginning! Check out a drawing done by one of the team members Rosalie Yu – UCLA student.

Now that my internet is connected – Stay tuned for more updates!   Excuse the typos! I told you I’m drinking a glass of white!

SWEET SWEET HONEY! – 4th OF JULY FUN ON THE ROOFTOP OF THE JW HOTEL!

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ME ... BEFORE THE MADNESS BEGAN!

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HONEY ON THE ROOFTOP – 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION!

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THE HONEY COLLECTIVE
presents
HONEY ON THE ROOFTOP

Come Celebrate the 3 Year Anniversary of our Summer Soiree’s!

GOOD MUSIC  l  DANCING  l  BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND OF COURSE …

FABULOUSNESS

We bring you only the best in Los Angeles

Location
JW MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Rooftop Pool Bar

900 West Olympic Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90015 USA

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

1-7pm

Join us after our event to watch the fireworks in Downtown Los Angeles starting at 8 pm.
Just 3 minutes from the JW!

Selectress’

DJ EQUE + SPECIAL GUESTS

Produced by:

SHELLEY OTO & MONICA PAYNE

RSVP

honeyontherooftop@yahoo.com

THE HONEY COLLECTIVE CELEBRATES THE 2010 BET AWARDS – HOSTED BY RAHEEM DEVAUGHN

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THE HONEY COLLECTIVE CELEBRATES THE BET AWARDS - HOSTED BY RAHEEM DEVAUGHN AT THE SOFITEL THIS SATURDAY!

THE HONEY COLLECTIVE CELEBRATES THE BET AWARDS – HOSTED BY RAHEEM DEVAUGHN AT THE SOFITEL THIS SATURDAY!

THE HONEY COLLECTIVE & HENNESSY
Celebrate
the 2010 BET AWARDS

June 26th, 2010
2:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Hosted by: Best Male R&B Artist
2010 BET Award Nominee Raheem DeVaughn

SPONSORED BY
HENNESSY

LOCATION
Sofitel Hotel
Stone Rose Lounge
8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles CA, 90048

DJS
DJ EQUE
+SPECIAL GUESTS DJS

PRODUCED BY
SHELLEY OTO & MONICA PAYNE

RSVP: honeycollective@yahoo.com

HONEY ON THE ROOFTOP WAS FRESHHH! PHOTOS TO FOLLOW SOON …

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FLYER FOR THE HONEY ON THE ROOFTOP JUMP OFF!

THE HONEY COLLECTIVE
presents
HONEY ON THE ROOFTOP

Come Celebrate the 3 Year Anniversary of our Summer Soiree’s!

GOOD MUSIC  l  DANCING  l  BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND OF COURSE …
FABULOUSNESS

We bring you only the best in Los Angeles

Location
JW MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Rooftop Pool Bar
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90015 USA

Saturday, June 19th, 2010
1-7pm

Selectress’
DJ EQUE + SPECIAL GUESTS

Produced by:
SHELLEY OTO & MONICA PAYNE

RSVP
HONEYONTHEROOFTOP@YAHOO.COM

THE HONEY COLLECTIVE HOSTS SEAN JOHN’S LOS ANGELES IN STORE PREMIERE – SHOP FUTURE

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Me and the lovely Chef Ameera!

Sean John In Store Hosted by the Honey Collective

Yes andddd MC LYTE was our guest DJ for the afternoon!

IT was a Little Crazy Outside

Good Times with LYTE!

We SERVED -- HOSTED -- WHATEVA!

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MORE FUN ...

Thank you PUFF for being ENDORSED by CIROC ... even MORE FUN!

The Honey Collective Hosted Sean John’s In-Store titled “Shop Future,”
– Open Bar Ciroc and a Peek at Sean John’s Upcoming Line.  MC Lyte was on the 1’s and 2’s – and it was  good times had by ALL!  Love to everyone that came out to have fun with us!
Shout out to Sean John and Raheim Robinson – great working with you all!
1 Love! Until the next in – store!