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2014 New Orleans Earth Day Festival ~ 10am – 7:30pm at Armstrong Park


Come out to Celebrate Mother Earth Fabulously tomorrow in New Orleans!!! New location this year at Armstrong Park … even more Fabulousness!!! Check out flyer for details and/or head to the website …


Hoping to see you … Out & About!!

Peace & Love,


“FabuNOLA Spotlight ON”: STEPPING ~ Sprite Step Off in Baton Rouge this Saturday!! Featuring Ludacris and Mario!!!

FabuNLA ~ (January 13, 2010 email)

“FabuNLA Spotlight ON” . . . STEPPING:

Sprite Step Off in Baton Rouge

Ludacris & Mario!!!!

GET TIX NOW!!! Special $5 off Coupon Code Below!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010
Southern U in B.R.
Show starts @ 7 pm

Hello My Happy FabuNOLA Family!!!

Happy Newness for a New You in 2010 (and beyond)!!! I’ve been thinking A LOT about you all lately and will send you a new FabuNOLA eNewsletter (soon … hopefully tomorrow) to let you know about some SuperFabu events going on (including a new “FabuNOLA presents …” Event). If you’ve been following me & FabuNOLA on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn, your’e very up to date with what’s been happening with me on a regular basis. Here’s one spectacular event that I just had to get the word out about right away though.

I was fortunate enough to work with Chris Bridges (aka Ludacris) a few years back at Essence Music Festival. He is one of the nicest people around (along with his Krewe … and his Mom and daughter, Karma, are super sweet too). Well, I saw him and their FabuKrewe last week at the Hornets game and again for the Hornets after party. Chris (okay … aka Ludacris) comes often to our FabuCity (and surrounding parts) and supports us dearly. They were here in FabuNOLA last year to shoot the Eco TV Series (Battleground Earth) that Chris and Tommy Lee did for Planet Green Channel. Yep Yep!! He’s a fellow Eco-Warrior too so I gotta spread the EcoLOVE!!

AND I just found out today that Ludacris (okay … aka Chris Bridges) will be back THIS very weekend again in Baton Rouge with Mario to be featured in a LIVE SHOW for the SPRITE STEP OFF NATIONAL COMPETITION going on at Southern University in Baton Rouge this Saturday, January 16th!!! AWESOME!!!!

This is to kick-off the Final Rounds of the Largest National Step Competition in History. WOW!!!! Be there to SEE the Best College Step Teams perform in your City!!! Now that sounds truly Fabu! See the GREAT flyer below … so much FabuEnergy!! Love IT! And the Alpha’s (A Phi A) won in DC … and I’m not being partial because my Dad is an Alpha (Love you, Daddy). If you are outside the FabuNOLA & surrounding areas … check out the schedule coming to a FabuCity near You (coming at You … Charlotte, Chicago, NYC, Houston & San Fran)!!

AND … there’s a Special Deal!! A $5 Promo Coupon Code is being given to you off the regular $15 ticket price when you use ordering tix online!!!!! Oooohhhh … A good deal AND a FabuShow … Bring IT!!!! The code for the $5 Off Online Coupon (also see below) is C1E524BA. Please go to get yours NOW and join in all of the FUN!!

Plus, you will be supporting a college tradition that’s been going on for quite some time (I remember it all from WAY back in my day ;D!!). If you haven’t seen one of these phenomenal shows … this would definitely be the one to catch!! And … if you don’t know what it’s all about (yet!!) … time to Google it ;D!

OR just go to the website to look at the schedule, buy tix, see videos, join their Facebook page AND also learn more about something else pretty special … “The Sprite Step Off Service Challenge … Step With a Purpose. See how The Sprite Step Off inspires and enables young people across the country to aim high and achieve more through scholarships and community service.” Yes, giving of yourself to help others makes you and this world a better place. When you click here: to see what it’s all about too, you’ll see exactly why I’m so charged up about supporting this positive movement!!

Wishing all the much Love and only Happiness for all the experiences Life is offering You … are you taking part? I sure hope so. Loving you every STEP (I just couldn’t resist) of the way!!

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~
FabuNOLA Blog

Other FabuSocial Networks To Find Me: (although my personal page is almost full)
LinkedIn: Cherylyn L. Tompkins

“FabuNOLA Spotlight” is ON . . .


and especially




with a LIVE SHOW by

Ludacris & Mario
(original flyer below)


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Doors open @ 6 pm ~ Show starts at 7 pm

at Southern University in Baton Rouge

in the F.G. Clark Activity Center (at 798 Harding Blvd.)

Get TIX NOW at

$15 Tix

Get additional $5 off NOW with Online Promo Code: C1E524Ba


Peace & Love (spreading through us all),


Sprite Step Off ~
Kicking Off
@ Southern University
Baton Rouge
Saturday, January 16, 2010
or click on flyer below

Save $5.00 Off

$15 Regular Ticket Price ~ Get $5 Off with Online Promotional Code. Use C1E524BA at


Fabu Pic with Me & Chris Bridges
(okay … Ludacris)

at Whiskey Blue ~ W Hotel New Orleans for Hornets Game After-Party
on January 8, 2010

Thanks again to Chris and his ENTIRE Krewe (love you guys!!) for always showing New Orleans LOVE by supporting our FabuCommunity and Economy. Many blessings always. And thanks to Jesse P for taking me to the FabuGame!! Peace & Love, Cherylyn

.Me & Chris B at Whiskey Blue ~ W Hotel NOLA

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(Thanks to Jessi Delgado for this Fabu Pic … left) … (And to Scott Simon with, Ben Reece with AND Robert Fogarty with for this one from the Fabu Benefit)


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Once again, you can also Find Me at: (Brand New & Super Fabu!! … Thanks to Patrick Grayson!!!)

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Mother’s Day Weekend – Saturday, May 9, 2009


In true FabuNOLA Fashion, there’s so many Fabulous Happenings around our great City that your head will be in a spin attempting to figure out which direction to go in first. Thankfully, I’ve listed great things you can balance going one to another in order stagger your events when planning which FabuFinds to get to first. Here’s some thoughts as you go about your day.

And Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Phenomenal Women out there . . . especially to my Mom & Grandmother for clearing the road along my path and great journey in life. I love you dearly and thank you for all you’ve done to give me strength!!

Much Love to you ALL!!



Events going on this weekend:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I’m speaking at this event today at 12:30 5 pm now (corrected time): McKenna Museum’s “A Day In Paradise” from 11 am – 6 pm. Hope you can make it. Peace, Cherylyn

A Day in Paradise: A Holistic Celebration of Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Aunts
Opening Reception
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 in advance/$15 at the door
GROUP SPECIAL: Come in a group of 3 and the 3rd sister gets in free!

Experience the best Mother’s Day event in the city, A Day in Paradise: A Holistic Celebration of Mother’s Daughters, Sisters & Aunts. This holistic fun-filled and exciting celebration features workshops and presentations for the mind body and soul. Make sure you bring your checkbooks, because this event will also include items and services female entrepreneurs in the city. Sponsored by Gris gris lab, Hermanna Productions,, and the Young Friends Society of A.D.I.

The McKenna Museum • 2003 Carondelet St. • New Orleans • LA • 70130


Canopy Grand Opening: Habitat For Sustainable Living from 6 – 9 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2009

Please join us for the Grand Opening of CANOPY: habitat for sustainable living! @ 1382 Magazine St

Please join us in celebrating the grand opening of CANOPY: habitat for sustainable living! We’ll be showcasing all of our innovative green products at our Grand Opening celebration. Come join us as we sip local libations and sample the tastes of local rising star chefs Bart Bell and Jeff Baron!

In celebration of our grand opening, Canopy is offering a 15% discount off selected FLOR carpet tile products through May 16!

We’d love to see you there!


 Peter Seltzer and the Canopy team

Our website is live!

Regular Store Hours:  Tue-Thu 10-5; Fri-Sat 11-3



My friends Melissa & Matt DeOrazio’s great band, Sweet Jones is performing at Fair Grinds Coffee today from 5:30 – 7:30. Free Show!!! Blues, Roots & Rock:

Also, check out some of Melissa’s yummy Vegan & Gluten-Free Goodies at Fair Grinds on a regular basis. You body will thank you for it ;D!!

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse is at 3133 Ponce de Leon, New Orleans, LA 70119. Open daily from 6:30 am – 10 pm. 504-913-9072.

Peace, Cherylyn


NOJHF Red Tyler Event:

simply red: a tribute to red tyler

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Jazz Journey concert series salutes the late Alvin “Red” Tyler with an all-star concert Saturday, May 9, at the Contemporary Arts Center.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street.

Admission: Tickets are free. They will become available when the box office opens @ 6 pm

Presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and co-sponsored by Republic National Distributing Company, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and Storyville.


Anaïs’ Weekend Music:

Friday – Bombay Club 9:30 – 12:30

Saturday – Windsor Court 9 – 12

Sunday – Ritz Carlton 1 – 5

                “Mother’s Day Brunch”

Please join Anais this weekend


Jeremy Davenport Jessie McBride is filling in for Jeremy Davenport (while out of town for a gig) at The Ritz Carlton in the Davenport Lounge (3rd Floor) from 9 pm – 1 am.

Valet Parking is Free with ticket validated in the bar. Clean Air Environment ;D!! No Cover. Food in the restaurant or just come to lounge on the comfy sofas.

If you know how to dance (especially Lindy Hop Swing), come to ask me for a spin on the dance floor!!



Happy Cinco de Mayo in FabuNOLA!!


And the Celebration just keeps going in FabuNOLA!! Cinco de Mayo is today. Here are a few great happenings!!

Cinco de Mayo Block Party tonight at Tomatillo’s. 437 Esplanade Ave (corner of Frenchmen St.). Bands start playing on-stage at 4 pm (Soul Rebels, EOE Atman Roots, Cubre Libre, Gravity A & Special Guests. So glad you got a break yesterday . . . don’t you just LOVE FabuNOLA!!!  Hope to see you there tonight.

Tomatillo’s ( – yes, that’s my picture on the website promotional pic ;D). (504) 945-9997

There’s also Fredy Omar at Taqueria San Miguel tonight. I hope to post the pics of the LatinSoul Salsa Dance Group I danced/performed with during Fredy Omar’s performance at Jazz Fest on Friday, May 1st (AMAZING!!!!).

Felix Cinco de Mayo !
Fredy Omar con su Banda
Taqueria San Miguel
3517 20th St, Metairie
Come and Enjoy The Fun !

And just a couple of blocks down from Tomatillo’s is Lazziza (back of Cafe Brazil):

HispanicFlavor Presents 5 de Mayo Latin Party!
Come out and dance to the best Latin Music!
LAZZIZA  CAFÉ  2106 Chartres St. Next to Café Brazil on Frenchmen!

Thanks to Alaina Stokke for Tomatillo’s info. Thanks to Tim Davis & Lucas Barrios for Fredy Omar info plus Lazziza. And thanks for the Cinco de Mayo pic, Tim.

Here’s an event that’s not Cinco de Mayo related, however, it’s still a party/event so it’s very worth mentioning. It also involves Alliance For Affordable Energy and their Annual Meeting. I’ll definitely be there since they’ve just asked me to serve on their Board and it will be announced tonight.

Alliance annual meeting Tuesday, May 5, 2009 @ 6:00 pm in the atrium of the Art Egg Building.

Bring a Bottle and a Buddy! – On May 5, at 6:00 pm in the atrium of the Art Egg Building we will be holding our annual meeting.  Our keynote speaker will be City Council Member Shelly Midura who will discuss future energy efficiency plans for the City of New Orleans.

A $12 entrance fee will help pay for the lavish appetizers and the Tom Sancton Band, and help sustain us in our work.  Alliance members will be asked to vote to accept a slate of new board members.  Additionally, we will be releasing our annual report, thanking our Advisory Committee, our funders and generally praising the hard work of all of our staff.

Proposed slate of incoming board members, with the date they joined the board:

Sallie Davis, J.D., President (2003)
David L. Dalia (new)
Pam Dashiell (2007)
Tina Freeman (2007)
Tom Lowenburg (1985)
Doug Meffert (2007)
Julianna Padgett (new)
Cherylyn L. Tompkins (new)
Lea Young (2001)

So by now, you should’ve guessed that the party doesn’t stop in FabuNOLA . . . it’s just a matter of balancing out all there is going on ;D!! As always, hoping to see you . . . out and about.



It’s Jazz Fest 2009!!! Happy Fest to ALL!!


Well, it’s that time of year again . . . New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest 2009 (40 Year Anniversary). I’ve been busily clicking away to add as much content as possible. I apologize in advance if your event wasn’t listed in time. I do work the Festival and can only get to it in between working the Fest, adding events and the rest of my mega-social (or so it sometimes seems) life. But in FabuNOLA, whose isn’t, right!! If you aren’t busy from all of the social activities going on here . . . your not doing it right ;D.

Click on the Jazz Fest 2009 Categories on the side and check out what you can. Also, be sure to come and check out Fredy Omar’s show on Friday, May 1st, 2009. Fredy is such a great performer and his shows are definitely ones to catch. This year’s performance will have a special guest salsa dancing with the Latin Soul dance troupe . . . ME!!!!

I was just asked to dance last Friday for this Friday’s upcoming show. I’m so excited, I’m telling everyone . . . and that means YOU ;D!! So, I do hope you can make it out from 11:25 – 12:25 pm on Friday, May 1st to catch Fredy Omar con su Banda (and Me) on the Gentilly Stage. Bring a camera to take some pics for me and send since I can’t take them while dancing ;D. And I hope to see your lovely faces dancing out there too!!

Many blessings & love (always).