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New Years Eve! IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR – HONEY . KISS N GRIND . CHERRY POPPIN

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IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR…
The Honey Collective
Kiss N’ Grind
Cherry Poppin

NEW YEARS EVE
DECEMBER 31, 2011

HOSTED BY: KG SUPER STAR & STACY BARTHE

DEEJAYS:
VIKTER DUPLAIX
EQUE
TAILWIND TURNER
SELECTRA
PLANN B.

Admission $100 Includes: 
Entry
Open Bar Til Midnight
Complimentary Champagne Toast
and Carribean Soul Buffet Dinner

21+
9pm – 5am
Cash Bar After Midnight
For more info go to: info@walktalkin.com

For Purchase Go To:  http://www.honeycherrykissnye.eventbrite.com

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My HOLY SHIT Moment

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For days, years, decades … I’d cruise through life knowing I had as much time in the world to explore, travel, experience new things and make mistakes … Make mistakes … make mistakes?!

It was a cold or maybe really hot day in New York City about two months ago when it dawned on me that I couldn’t keep making the same mistakes.  In my twenties I could make late payments on my TMobile bill only to face a light slap on the hand and and a late fee of $4.95.  I could speed and get a traffic ticket with yet another slap on the hand and a fee of $150 – $300.  I could be late to almost anything and have my tardiness covered by a really good friend who got there on time. Everything was recoverable and fixable.

However, how does one make up for lost time and years that I will never be able to get back from long term bad decisions?

One day I was walking down a New York City street only to realize I was walking down the wrong street.  Not a big deal – I can always turn around make a quick right and then left and be back on track within 5 minutes of the unplanned detour.

This isn’t always the case with some of the decisions we make in life.  As women we can make the wrong decision for a years or decades and this is where my “holy shit” moment came!  There are some mistakes I’ve made in my life where the repercussion is well beyond a hand slap.  For some of these mistakes I can’t get back the years and years of pointless tears or using my “naive” ways as an excuse for it will only keep me in the cycle for years to come.

It was time to make better decisions.

Have you ever had your subconscious, or god or the universe or whatever higher being (you believe in)  try to get through to you and you be to scared to take the leap or make that hard decision?  The message is in your dreams and instances begin to occur on a regular basis  that notify you that are going the wrong way.  I’ve been through this several times in my life touching various life related topics and I’m learning that you can’t IGNORE your journey.  Have you noticed that when we move off course “shit just goes wrong” and nothing goes smoothly.  There are a million “do no proceed” “wrong way” and screaming red flags that throw itself in front of your vehicle at every moment and as relentlessly stubborn humans we ignore every sign  because we think we know better or we’re to scared to take the leap.

It’s time to make better decisions. Recently I’ve surrendered to some of my own painful patterns and when I did … the universe started to give me what I needed to fill the void, overpower the ego and keep me moving in the direction of making better / healthier decisions.   It’s still really hard to break patterns and the emotional process is very up and down but it feels good to know that your making decisions that are in alignment with your values, goals, worth and it’s empowering.

My “holy shit” moment made me realize that I didn’t want to waste my life or time doing anything that no longer serves me or my purpose.  Time is precious and it can filled doing things that bring you happiness and abundance so why waste it?  I want to use this year to create new friendships,  unforgettable memories, mastering what I love to do, learning to cook, exploring New York, laughing, eating, dancing and being the best Me I can be …

That’s when I’m the happiest, most fulfilled and I can offer the most to people in my surroundings.  Cheers to 2012.
My top 10 moments of 2011 –

1:   Re-uniting with my best friend Monica Payne 🙂
2:  Going to Prince’s concert – VIP style, hanging with my long time friends Rashida, Monica and sister Shari and dancing on stage with Prince – That was a farewell I’ll never forget. Thank you Rashida!
3:  Launching Unite for Green at NBA All Star in Los Angeles in collaboration.
4:  Moving to New York City (period) and ALL the growth that came with that decision.
5:  My farewell party in LA and SF – Thank you HC and Franboogie and Miguel E.
6:  Creating new friendships in NYC – I feel pretty darn lucky to have reconnected/connected with some amazing women on the East Coast.
7:  Producing my first large event with Red Bull
8:  My nephew saying my name for the first time “Shel shel”
9:  Launching HC in 3 cities
10: The special moments shared with the people closest to me in 2011.  It has definitely been a transitional year.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND! – HONEY ON THE ROOFTOP! JOIN US!

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THE HONEY COLLECTIVE
presents

HONEY ON THE ROOFTOP

Come Celebrate Labor Day with US!

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, September 5, 2010

1-7pm

Selectress’

DJ EQUE + SPECIAL GUESTS

Produced by:
SHELLEY OTO & MONICA PAYNE

RSVP
honeyontherooftop@yahoo.com

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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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

PHOTOS FROM LAST YEARS HONEY SUMMER FUN! WERE YOU THERE?……DONT MISS THIS SUMMER SERIES!

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The Honey Collective is known for throwing some of the best Summer Parties in Los Angeles! – Said the LA TIMES.  Let me know what you think???

Love my ladies!

Dancing! Dancing! Dancing!

Brand Nubian's in the house!

Uhmmm yeah - Good TImes!

My fam! Affion Crockett and John O - enjoying our rooftop!

ERNEST SKINNER AND LOVELY CELESSA!

FRANK 151'S IN THE HOUSE!

LOVELY HONEYS!

OUR LOVELY HONEY PATRONS

MORE HONEY FUN!

OUR BOYS! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!

MORE HONEYS...FUN!

WE EVEN LEARNED TO DJ! - THANK YOU SCRATCH ACADEMY!

MORE HONEYS!

SUMMER FUN WITH OUR HONEY PATRONS!

SURPRISED?

LOVE EQ!

THIS PHOTO ALWAYS MAKES ME LAUGH - LOVE RA!

THEYYY HAD FUN!

GOOD TIMES!

BROOK!

GEORGEEE!

ANTHONY!

BAY AREA FAM! MYK BEANNNN!

GOOD TIMES!

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