NO Sexy Salsa Sundays Tonight & FabuNOLA Shifts Focus (And Other Events) ~ 5-30-10


“Promoting the Positive Side of New Orleans … Fabulously”
(May 30, 2010)

NO Sexy Salsa Sundays Tonight
FabuNOLA Shifts Focus
(Hope You Do Too!!)
and yet, there’s still MORE (listed below) …

Hello My FabuNOLA Family!!!

I wanted to connect to let you know about a few updates for this weekend, as well as some new upcoming events I’ve listed for this month. First, Sexy Salsa Sundays is taking a break (okay, I should just say that I’m really getting the opportunity to shift my focus back to all the many other things I have to take care of) this weekend/tonight because the venue is being used for a private event tonight. Also, Filming is going on downstairs next weekend so I have to decide during the week whether or not it’s feasible to move things upstairs or just continue with the break since I’ll be heading out of town the following week for work. This summer is heating up indeed.

Although I didn’t want to take off this long, I think it’s okay to admit when to take some well needed time for self is in order for relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation (and I think it’s safe to say that we’re all feeling this right now). Shifting the focus back to what is in total alignment with true happiness is the main priority.

And, of course, I’ll keep you posted. And, with the exception of anyone wanting to pay to advertise/sponsor FabuNOLA right now, I’m going to take a little break from sending out emails (unless I’m giving you the Salsa updates I mentioned). I did list several events in this issue to hold you over while I take this time to focus back within, in order to move forward … positively. So I hope you enjoy what I’ve listed on the June FabuNOLA Happenings List (below). Plus, on July 7, 2010, mark your calendars for a FabuNOLA pairing with “Wednesdays at the Point” to present Fredy Omar con su Banda performing LIVE. See details below.

Since we are recognizing the Memorial Holiday this weekend in this country, I hope that everyone getting the opportunity to participate utilizes this time for greater reflection from within, especially with so many transitions going on. All of the conversations I’m having with individuals now entail a need for deeper internal connection (to themselves & others) while overcoming many challenges … gracefully. And yes, we are all going through many challenges.

This is a good thing though (no matter how challenging the challenges seem) as we are shifting towards greater heights coming in the near future. What’s making things more challenging is that a lot of this means releasing things that are no longer working for us (no matter how much we think they mean … or have meant to us). Letting go in order to gain deeper inner clarity, perspective and purpose as we move forward is key. Making room for the greater gifts of abundance to come, even if that means getting more time for YOU right now is okay … actually, it’s essential.

It’s time to move forward for a brighter future to be uncovered and, in some cases, discovered (and awakened for the first time). So what are you waiting for? Take the leap of faith in order to lift yourself up and out of the challenges being presented to you (yes, to all of us) right now. I created this quote while giving advice for a friend going through challenges earlier this week: “Make Your Move … Make Your Mark!!” And I hope you do this as well. The time for all great things to be created, uncovered, discovered, awakened, manifested … is NOW. Time is of essence. Your Life is waiting on You to catch up with YOU!!!

If you are new to FabuNOLA, please check out my Blog with past postings.

The FabuNOLA Blog has a brand new look (which I’m still tweaking a bit). Also, go there to check out the “FabuNOLA It List” and “Eco-FabuNOLA”  that you can see posted regularly (please direct new people here … and ask them to sign-up for this eNewsletter too). My Blog lists Music, Dance, Wellness & Eco Happenings. More will be posted/updated as I can get to it.

If you are new to the FabuNOLA Family, welcome to the FabuFamily!! You are amongst a FabuKrewe of Great Beings … all striving for greater happiness from within. We are all beautifully inter-connected in this way. You are always loved and supported here. I greatly appreciate you for the support you’ve always shown me in return!! I’m wishing you only and all of the best.

Okay, that’s it for now. Until the next time … I’ll see You on the Page or in Person! And tell them FabuNOLA sent YOU. As always … here’s hoping to see You … Out & About!!

Be & Live Well,

~aka Miss FabuNOLA~ ~ (Links to FabuNOLA Blog, Facebook & Twitter)

FabuNOLA News & Events (and LOVE … always!!)


“FabuN♥LA presents …

FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays”

is Taking A Break This Tonight/Weekend

due to Private Event at the Venue.

The following week, we may be able to move upstairs while the venue is being rented for filming. However, I have to check with everyone to see how feasible this will be. I’ll keep you posted, of course.

Check out the FabuNOLA Salsa Blog Page during the week for details of whether or not things will be up & going again next weekend.

Until then, check below for some updated FabuHappenings going on in June.

Many blessings until we dance again.

Peace & Love (spreading through us all),




(June 2010)

WornAgain Designer Submissions Time Again:

Rev up your sewing machines, ladies and gents, WORN AGAIN nola4 wants you!

WORN AGAIN designers take the random recycled materials we give them and have 6 weeks to create original recycled masterpieces. Jury then judges each design to the highest standard of wear-ability, technical sewing skills, innovation and overall creativity, selecting 30 pieces to rock our infamous runway. The jury’s Top 10 designs will be previewed at the exclusive WORN AGAIN Patron Party and all designers are eligible for great prize packages. Participation in past years has resulted in private commissions, consignment deals with local boutiques and high profile press coverage. This is a unique opportunity to flaunt your skills and support a worthy cause while enjoying one of the most socially conscious social events of the season!

Please contact with any questions: wornagainNOLA@gmail – 504-284-8871
Important Dates:
Registration Deadline: Tues June 1st
Material Pickup: Sun June 6th
Jury: Sat July 17thth
Worn Again: Sat July 24th

For full details, please go to:

On June 3rd, New Orleans Film Society & CAC present:


Art & Copy poster

A powerful film about advertising and inspiration, Art & Copy introduces the cultural visionaries who revolutionized advertising during the industry’s golden age by creating slogans to live by and ads we all remember. Exploding forth from advertising’s “creative revolution” of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation.

Directed by Doug Pray. USA. 2009. 89 min.

Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St.

NOFS and CAC members $6, general admission $8
Tickets at or at the door/CAC box office: 504.528.3800

For more details on these & many more screenings throughout the year, becoming a member of the NOFS and wonderful Film Festivals year-round, please go to New Orleans Film Fest.

On June 5th, from 8 am – 1 pm, Allied Waste Monthly RECYCLING DROP-OFF every 1st Saturday of the Month. Located at L & A Road, Metairie, LA 70001

DIRECTIONS: Take Airline Drive to LaBarre Road, turn towards the Mississippi River, then turn left on L & A Road, go approximately 1.8 miles.

Items Accepted: Paper, Cardboard, Newspaper, Magazines, Junk Mail, Aluminum
Cans, Plastic Soda & Water Bottles, Liquid Detergent and Bleach Bottles,
Milk Jugs, Tin, Steel & Metal Cans

No Glass Accepted

(Note from Cherylyn: Take glass to Target Stores for drop-off in their Recycling Kiosks located in their Customer Service Areas (also accepting cell phones, batteries, plastics, paper, etc). And for Daily Recycling Drop-Offs at Euterpe Recycling Ctr & The Green Project, please go to: Eco-FabuNOLA/Recycling-Info-In-FabuNOLA)

On June 5th, A Studio In The Woods is having a FORESTival!:
The woods will come alive with the sound of music, artistic performances and lively bidding at the auction planned for
FORESTival, a celebration of art and nature at A Studio in the Woods

Saturday June 5thpicture-1
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

SITW is located at 13401 Patterson Road

Music by:
Panorama Jazz Band
Beth Turner and friends

Artist presentations including:
ArtSpot Productions, Mondo Bizarro, and Raymond “Moose” Jackson present an excerpt from Loup Garou
Jane Hill sculpture demonstration
Poetic installation by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Tours of the woods with botanist David Baker.

Food and drink for purchase.

Art activities with Kids in the Woods summer camp instructors Lisa Sirgo and Laura Richens.

For the listing of Artist’s works being featured in the Silent Auction, as well as other Auction Items and generous sponsors, please go to for full details.

I was speaking with Herreast J. Harrison today and she let me know there are having a book signing for “Big Chief Harrison and the Mardi Gras Indians” with the author, Dr. Al Kennedy and Mrs. Herreast J. Harrison at the Stella Jones Gallery, located at 201 Saint Charles Ave., NOLA 70170; (504) The book event will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 6 – 9 pm. All are very welcome.

Big Chief Harrison and the Mardi Gras Indians
Big Chief Harrison and the Mardi Gras Indians Book Cover

And here’s a great weekend event to tap into next weekend for a great cause, FairPlay Foundation. My friend, Alphonse Martin, sent me this info to pass along to you for the New Orleans Celebrity Open Golf Tournament on Monday, June 7th (with activities starting June 4, 2010)

Please check out the info Alphonse sent me below and check out the full details at the FairPlay Foundation’s website to find out how you can get involved:

REGISTER NOW, 2010 is the year of champions in New Orleans!  We invite you to become one of the city’s champions by joining your fellow golfers, corporate friends and celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment for a very special championship weekend in June.

This championship year marks the 12th time that civic-minded golfers and businesses have shared the vision of the FairPlay Foundation by taking part in the New Orleans Celebrity Open golf tournament.  This very special, unique event is dedicated to one cause, and one cause only!  The future of the city’s most important asset – our youth.  Since 1997, the non-profit foundation has sponsored the most exciting event pairing your golfing friends with celebrities from around the country, with all of the proceeds going to the city’s schools and playgrounds. We dedicate this year’s tournament, with the help of our very special tournament ambassador Branford Marsalis, to improving the lives of our city’s kids through your participation in this fun-filled event.

We encourage you to review the attached tournament brochure for the 12th Annual New Orleans Celebrity Open and signal your support for our kids by registering today!

Kicking off, June 16th, “Wednesdays at the Point” swings into full gear with great musical acts throughout the Summer. AND, on July 7, 2010, my dear friend, Bethany Lemanski, asked me (and FabuNOLA) to participate in the “Latin Dance Party” featuring LIVE musical performance by Fredy Omar con su Banda!! And there just might be some Salsa dance lessons going on in between Fredy’s performance.

Mark your calendars now because A LOT of my talented musical friends are performing every Wednesday at the Point this Summer. I so hope you’ll be able to join in the fun!! You’re only a Ferry ride away!

2010 Summer Festival Concert Series
June 16 – September 1
Every Wednesday from 6-9PM (Free Admission)

June 16th Kick-Off: Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Brought to you by Algiers Economic Development Foundation

And Kim Prevost & Bill Solley sent me a quick note to let me know they will be performing in FabuNOLA again in June (YAY!!!). Everyone mark your calendars for them!!!

“We are performing at Snug Harbor, Thursday June 24th, 8 and 10pm. If you could mention us in your newsletter that would be great!!! Hope to see you in June!!!”
All our Best.

Kim Prevost & Bill Solley

Wishing you all only and all of the best.


Peace & Love (spreading through us all),


New FabuNOLA IT List:
(love you!!)

To save length in this FabuNOLA eNewsletter, I’m now linking you directly to my FabuNOLA Blog for ALL of the MANY Fabulous Listings I share with you!!!!

For My New FabuN♥LA IT List, please go to:

You will be linked to the FabuMusic Scene Listings, FabuDance Spots (including Salsa & Swing) and FabuNESS ~ Mind, Body & Spirit (including FabuCommunity Offerings). More will evolve as I do … as we all do. Check back regularly to see how it all unfolds.

For those of you not yet knowing how much our FabuCity has to offer, this is merely a fraction (and even it will have you wondering how to balance all of it into your schedule) of things to do in FabuNOLA. Remember, You have to go to it, just in case it hasn’t already come to You!!

Enjoy the Beautiful Celebration of Life … That’s what this is ALL about!!! That’s FabuNOLA!

Peace & Love,

~ aka Ms. FabuNOLA ~

Newly Fabu: CONTRIBUTE to FabuNOLA
(share in spreading even more love!!)

FabuNOLA eNewsletter, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. are all created, operated and maintained purely by my efforts to spread as much positive Spirit throughout our FabuCity (and Globally). Through the years now so many of you have received my FabuNOLA emails, funding has not been involved (only recently has there been minimal advertising while transitioning towards greater advancement in this direction).

As the outreach numbers continue to expand (which is so beautiful), I want to be able to grow with you and offer a better experience. The only way this will happen is by opening up to more funding sources (Investors & Sponsors are always welcome … as well as gifts of ANY size).

Would you like to be a BIG part of the growth & expansion of a positive movement in New Orleans (and beyond)? If so, please consider contributing in order to insure these efforts continue to happen.

Please go to:

FabuNOLA Contributions

Peace & Love,


~ aka Ms. FabuNOLA ~

For Other Great Happenings & Causes in FabuN♥LA regularly updated during Week,

follow me on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn (listed above).

Stay Connected Positively Folks!!

About CLT and FabuNOLA
Promoting the Positive Side of New Orleans … Fabulously!!!

· FabuNOLA (Creator, Writer & Conscious Community Connector)
· Eco, Holistic Wellness, Arts, Culture & Entertainment Lifestyle Maven
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(Thanks to Jessi Delgado for this Fabu Pic … left) … (Pic Right … And thanks to Scott Simon with, Ben Reece with AND Robert Fogarty with for this one from the Fabu Benefit; click on my picture to be taken to


Thanks to Lidya Araya of Vizual, LLC for the Fabulous NEW FabuNOLA Logo!!! Love You, BOO!! Please email her for any of your Fabu Graphic Design needs at

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Peace & Love,


(Cherylyn L. Tompkins ~ CLT)

I’ll leave you with these Words of Encouragement:

“One of the fascinating things about human beings is this:  Believe for long enough that you are not as smart as others and this will actually lead to intellectual ineptitude.  But, confronted with the same doubts, if you choose to believe that your mind is merely dormant for now, lacking in exercise, once you begin to train it, there are no bounds to what you can achieve.”

Wisdom for Modern Life – Daisaku Ikeda

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♥ Be inspired to share the FabuN♥LA Spirit within you with others. Then watch the positive seeds you plant as they grow! I hope you feel inspired to share this FabuN♥LA Newsletter with others.

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One response »

  1. Hello,
    I want to let you know that a new salsa latin jazz group will be performing at the French Quarter Pizzeria (Decatur and Iberville) this Friday night beginning at 10pm. The group is called “Influencia de Jazz” and feature some of the best latin music players in the city. There is ample dance space and I think some of your fabunola people would enjoy hearing us. We would really love to see you there. Thanks
    Dave Phy

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