Category Archives: Wellness

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 & NOSD Appear on WDSU Sunday Morning Show for FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays (Free Class starts at 7 pm/All of FabuNESS starts at 8 pm)


“Promoting the Positive Side of New Orleans … Fabulously”
(March 21, 2010)

Fabu N♥LA & NOSD, Inc.

appeared on

WSDU Sunday Morning Show


“FabuN♥LA presents …

FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays”
Chef Kevin
(of Edible Alchemy)
is back
selling FabuFood TONIGHT!!
and MORE (listed below) …
Hello My FabuNOLA Folks!!!

We are definitely back ON for Salsa dancing tonight at The Blue Nile with FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays (Free Class starts at 7 pm) . AND, if you just saw Mike Griffin and me on the WDSU Sunday Morning Show this morning and are heading to this site (or out tonight) to find out more details … thanks and welcome to the FabuNOLA Family. You’ll find more details about information and resources to connect you to the positive side of New Orleans … Fabulously.

And, Chef Kevin of Edible Alchemy is back (weekly now) with a fabulous & scrumptious Latin Food menu that will keep you quite satisfied in between dances (I’m attempting to find a way to eat and dance simultaneously). Check below for tonight’s new menu (updated weekly) that will be for sale during our event. One Word:  Yummy!!

So, if you’ve just found FabuNOLA because of seeing us today on WDSU (thanks again WDSU), I hope you will sign up at (or below) to receive my regular FabuNOLA emails, plus come to visit my FabuNOLA Blog on a regular basis to find out more details regarding info on Arts, Community, Culture, Entertainment, Environmental Awareness & Holistic Wellness (and continuing to grow). Please read past posts and content listed to find out more details.

Please also check out Mike Griffin’s site ( for Salsa details. And you’ll also find Chef Kevin’s info to reach him about Edible Alchemy. Oh, and while I’m connecting folks, go to Blue Nile’s site ( to check them out too. When you have a minute, look through this site to find out what’s going on in our FabuCity and get engaged … positively.

If you are interested in Salsa (or Swing) Dancing, please go to the tab above (FiestaNOLA for my Salsa event and FabuNOLA IT List for mulitiple FabuDance Spots and music venues). Check back regularly for info and updates, be sure to sign-up for the eNewsletter, and if you are interested in advertising and/or sponsoring FabuNOLA, please email me at
I feel the positive expansion growing (reaching 10,000+ through various social media now ~ find out where is to follow FabuNOLA below) and going in the right direction to provide you with greater resources and awareness of all the fabulous things that continue to flow in our great City. We are all positively connected in a truly unique way that blends the beauty of our FabuCommunity. I LOVE it!! And you know how much I LOVE & appreciate You!!

I’m wishing you only and all of the best. You know where to find me tonight at The Blue Nile. I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

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:
LinkedIn: Cherylyn L. Tompkins
FabuNOLA News & Events (and LOVE … always!!)


“FabuN♥LA presents …

FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays”

7 pm ~ until @ The Blue Nile

(532 Frenchmen St ~

A Clean Air Event!!

Whether you know HOW to DANCE, want to LEARN or just ENJOY watching …

EVERYONE is WELCOME to be a part of this NEW SEXY SALSA SUNDAY PARTY in New Orleans!!

FiestaNOLA ~ Sexy Salsa Sundays!!!!!♥

Live … Love … and Salsa!!

FREE FabuDance Class ~ @ 7 pm

Featuring Dance Instruction by Mike Griffin ~ compliments of NOSD, INC.


Every Sunday ~ Music, Dancing & Fun starts at 8 pm

(Salsa, Merengue & Bachata music played)

NOSD, Inc. Splash Logo

And here’s a FabuDance Video of Mike & Me dancing at one of his GREAT Salsa Socials. It’s improvised and fun. Click here. Also go to the NOSD, Inc. YouTube Channel to view their video postings.


And … March 21st welcomes another week of Chef Kevin S of Edible Alchemy to sell FabuFare (a new weekly feature).

Hearty & Healthy Food to satisfy even those of us “Conscious Eaters”


FiestaNOLA FabuMenu Offering for Sale tonight (menus will vary weekly)

*Mango Avocado Mango Salad  ~ $5

(Fresh Avocado, Mango, Apple Matchsticks & Bell Pepper Julienne with Sevilla Orange-Ginger Vinaigrette)

*Black Bean Tostadas with Vine-Ripe Tomato Salsa Fresca ~ $4

(Add Avocado ~ $1)

* Plaintain Paninni ~ $3

(Tostones filled with Spinach, Artichoke Hearts, Bell Peppers & Chimichurri)

* Wild Mushroom Paella ~ $5

(Button & Oyster Mushrooms, Bell Peppers & Red Onion, in a Saffron & Fresh Herbed Rice with Green Garnish)


To connect with Chef Kevin of Edible Alchemy (the newest FabuCatering Wonder of the Block) directly, please contact:

Chef Kevin Smith,; 504-782-3420
Edible Alchemy Catering


This is an official “FabuNLA presents … Event”

In cooperation with The Blue Nile


Peace & Love (spreading through us all),


New FabuNOLA IT List:
(love you!!)
To save length in this FabuNOLA eNewsletter (I know, I’ve been wanting to shorten them for quite a while now … there just so much though), 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 ~

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
· Entertainment & Media (TV, Film, Radio, Voice, Print, Fashion, Web … and wherever else WE go)
· Motivational Speaker
· Writer
· Event Production, Marketing & P.R.

· Board Member ~ Alliance For Affordable Energy ~
· Board of Advisors ~ LA Green Corps ~ (Web Page . . . Full Site Coming Soon!!) (FabuNOLA Blog ~ FabuNews & Notices) Benefit Color Photo FabuNOLA HandCLT Main Picture

(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

Once again, you can also Find Me at links in first section:

Email me:
Peace & Love,
Cherylyn(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

FabuN♥LA  eNewsletter, Blog, Facebook & Twitter
(and beyond):

♥  FabuN♥LA . . . Consciously Connecting New Orleans Globally . . . one person at a time.
♥  Celebrating the Fabulous New Orleans we live in … and the Fabulous People who live here (and beyond)!!


The FabuN♥LA Revolution continues …

♥ 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.

♥ Spread the positive movement along! Everyone’s always welcome in the FabuN♥LA Family!! Looking forward to connecting with you soon!! If you email to your contact list, please let your FabuFolks know they can join too by clicking this mailing list button!! I appreciate the LOVE!!

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Let my Connections . . . Connect You Positively.

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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!!