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WE HAD A BLAST AT INNER ME Studio and You can, too!

I recently hosted an event at Inner Me Fitness and I had the time of my life! Inner Me is not your average gym. It’s a specialized fitness studio that offers a variance of classes, ranging from Aerial Pole, Stiletto Fit, Chair Dancing, Zumba, Belly Dancing and so much more. Ranked by The Houston Chronicle as one of Houston’s top 3 gyms, Inner Me Fitness is widely known as a place to have fun and get fit. I've attended several birthday parties and bachelorette parties at Inner Me, as they offer party packages that include pole classes, chair dancing and other helpful classes (wink, wink). The instructors are always high-energy, super helpful, and extremely kind.

My friend, Sunita was the event co-host, and she’s also a featured Zumba instructor at Inner Me. Let me tell ya’ll-she’s amazing and totally #BodyGoals! With her upbeat, sweat-inducing Zumba routines, Sunita was literally, the life of the party. Sunita has a passion for Zumba, and overall fitness, and she transferred that energy to everyone for the entirety of the class.


Some of the event attendees & myself, pictured with our Zumba instructor, Sunita (Photo courtesy, Sunita Swinton)


We were also treated to an enchanting Belly Dance class, by instructor, Aisha. Aisha kept us entertained with her gut-busting moves, wiggling, effortlessly about the floor. She gave us all skirts, adorned with coins and jewels, and taught us a tantalizing routine.

 Aisha Ussery & our Belly Dance instructor, Aisha (Photo courtesy, Aisha Ussery)
I am grateful for everyone who attended, and we all had a great time! Who knew laughter, sweat and music went so well together?! We had super swag bags, complete with Inner Me Athletic t-shirts, cups, wine glasses, and more awesome gifts.


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The contents of the super swag bags from Inner Me Studios



My sincerest thanks to Nicole, the owner of Inner Me Fitness for opening her doors to us, and allowing me to host an event at her space. Follow Inner Me Fitness on Instagram and Facebook. Please watch the video above to learn more about the Inner Me Fitness Kickstarter.In the video, Nicole also speaks about her journey to entrepreneurship, as it relates to being laid off from her job in Philadelphia, and coming home to Houston to open Inner Me Fitness studios. Nicole has an incredible success story! Goals!

Thank you to all of my friends and blogger friends that attended! I appreciate the love and I am excited about hosting more events in the near future.



#FunFitness at #InnerMeStudios
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My friend, and renowned choreographer, Aisha Ussery. Aisha gifted everyone with her "Enjoy Life Now bracelets"! Join her "Enjoy Life Now" Facebook Group
It's Bakardi!
My friend & blogger buddy, L'Tanya attended and won a gift card for $125 for car detailing from Uptown Car Wash! (Photo courtesy, L'Tanya Nicole, check out her blog, My Sista's Keeper





Aisha & Sunita (Photo courtesy of Aisha Ussery)

Sunita and one of the winners of a FREE Makeover!

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Syretta and Sunita! (Photo courtesy, Sunita Swinton)

I recently hosted an event at Inner Me Fitness and I had the time of my life! Inner Me is not your average gym. It’s a specialized fitness studio that offers a variance of classes, ranging from Aerial Pole, Stiletto Fit, Chair Dancing, Zumba, Belly Dancing and so much more. Ranked by The Houston Chronicle as one of Houston’s top 3 gyms, Inner Me Fitness is widely known as a place to have fun and get fit. I’ve attended several birthday parties and bachelorette  parties at Inner Me, as they offer several party packages that include pole dance and chair dancing (perfect for a girl’s night out!) The instructors are always super helpful and kind, and the classes are always fun and high-energy.

My friend, Sunita was the event co-host, and she’s also a featured Zumba instructor at Inner Me. Let me tell ya’ll-she’s amazing and totally #BodyGoals! With her upbeat, sweat-inducing Zumba routines, Sunita was literally, the life of the party. Sunita has a passion for Zumba, and overall fitness, and she transferred that energy to everyone for the entirety of the class.


Some of the event attendees & myself, pictured with our Zumba instructor, Sunita (Photo courtesy, Sunita Swinton)

We were also treated to an enchanting Belly Dance class, by instructor, Aisha. Aisha kept us entertained with her gut-busting moves, wiggling, effortlessly about the floor. She gave us all skirts, adorned with coins and jewels, and taught us a tantalizing routine.
 Aisha Ussery & our Belly Dance instructor, Aisha (Photo courtesy, Aisha Ussery)
I am grateful for everyone who attended, and we all had a great time! Who knew laughter, sweat and music went so well together?! We had super swag bags, complete with Inner Me Athletic t-shirts, cups, wine glasses, and more awesome gifts.

FashionCrazedFoodie
The contents of the super swag bags from Inner Me Studios



My sincerest thanks to Nicole, the owner of Inner Me Fitness for opening her doors to us, and allowing me to host an event at her space. Follow Inner Me Fitness on Instagram and Facebook. Please watch the video above to learn more about the Inner Me Fitness Kickstarter. In the video, Nicole also speaks about her journey to entrepreneurship, as it relates to being laid off from her job in Philadelphia, and coming home to Houston to open Inner Me Fitness studios. Nicole has an incredible success story! Goals!

Thank you to all of my friends and blogger friends that attended! I appreciate the love and I am excited about hosting more events in the near future.

#FunFitness at #InnerMeStudios
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My friend, and renowned choreographer, Aisha Ussery. Aisha gifted everyone with her "Enjoy Life Now bracelets"! Join her "Enjoy Life Now" Facebook Group
It's Bakardi!
My friend & blogger buddy, L'Tanya attended and won a gift card for $125 for car detailing from Uptown Car Wash! (Photo courtesy, L'Tanya Nicole, check out her blog, My Sista's Keeper





Aisha & Sunita (Photo courtesy of Aisha Ussery)

Sunita and one of the winners of a FREE Makeover!

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Syretta and Sunita! (Photo courtesy, Sunita Swinton)




Blogger Party
Fitness, food, fun! 

Calling All Bloggers!

I'm inviting all of my blogger friends to an exclusive FREE event presented by Inner Me Fitness Studios! I'm partnering with Inner Me Fitness, (voted by The Houston Chronicle as one of Houston's Top 3 Gyms) to bring you an afternoon of Zumba, Belly Dancing, and more. This event is free to all bloggers! Grab your blogger friends, your festive Zumba gear and join me at Inner Me.




Sunita is #BodyGoals! Sunita has amazing energy, which easily transfers to everyone around her. Her zeal for Zumba is undeniable, which is why her classes are always upbeat and fun-filled!



He's Houston's hottest DJ! You've heard him on 97.9 the Box, and you've seen him everywhere!We're excited to have DJ-Hi C on board curating a playlist just for us!




Inner Me is NOT your average gym! Inner Me is widely known for their for their entertaining classes; offering a fun mix that ranges from Stiletto Fit, Belly Dancing, Pole Dancing, Sexy Pole, Nightclub Cardio, Piyolet  (& much more). Inner Me Fitness Studio is home to our exclusive FREE Blogger Party.


Face

Face by bijoubella featuring a rake comb

#WIW

Effortless style turns heads!

 Easy like Sunday morning in the Big Easy, (on Magazine St., to be exact) headed to  GG's Dine-o-rama. for Brunch the morning after Jazz Fest.
(Not to worry, I have a New Orleans Jazz Fest post in the works.)

Get the Look

One-shoulder tops are no trending, so I was happy to score this cute, eyelet blouse for a fraction of the original price. The jeans are my new favorite pair, as they are stretchy (but not too stretchy) with a vintage wash. 

Top: Orig. $58, I paid $23 One-Shoulder Eyelet Top, Abercrombie

#WIW by bijoubella featuring Trina Turk

Obsessing over your next vacation destination? The Florida Keys should be at the top of your list! The 5 Florida Keys in today's post are quintessential tropical destinations; teeming with white-sand beaches (perfect for Insta feed envy), fascinating fare, vibrant culture and merriment for all ages.





Credit: fla-keys.com
The Florida Keys form an archipelago; a chain of approximately 1,700 tropical islands, located off the southernmost tip of Florida. The Keys are entrenched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, with the southernmost island, Key West, located only 90 miles from Cuba. The Keys are brimming with outstanding tourist attractions, culture, and celebrated for the distinctive “fisherman-to-fork” cuisine.




I recently attended an insightful (and quite tasty) event here, in Houston that gave me a deeper insight of The Florida Keys. The event, appropriately titled,
“The Taste of The Florida Keys” was held at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, at the Houston Galleria, and featured food and drinks tantamount to The Keys. The event highlighted tourist destinations and pleasurable activities that await visitors traveling to the coral cay archipelago. During the event, a seventh-generation conch blower gave a crash course on conch blowing, while we enjoyed Florida Pink peel-and-eat shrimp, and indulged hand-crafted Key Lime Pie Martinis! Needless to say, I’m currently planning a family trip the Florida Keys, thanks to the Florida Keys Tourism Council. In today’s blog post, I’m excited to share a personally curated list of my picks for The 5 Florida Keys to visit now. #FLKeys #SimplytheKeys



  1. Key Largo is the first and longest of the island chain. Key Largo is an ideal travel destination for adventure travelers and those that love nature, specifically, marine life. Widely known as the ‘Diving Capital of the World,’ the island boasts a superabundance of off-shore expeditions, ranging from scuba diving & snorkeling to dolphin encounters and underwater hotel.


Food: Key Largo offers plenty of waterfront dining. Island favorites are lionfish and conch.


  1. Islamorada, also known as the “Village of Islands”, as it is made up of six islands. Islamorada is the sport fishing capital of the world; known for recreational fishing, including saltwater fly fishing and backcountry sport fishing. This village of islands is known to be very family-friendly, as it is teeming with enjoyable activities and attraction. Islamorada is home to several state parks, beaches, museums. Children may enjoy the Theater of the Sea , a marine mammal adventure park, which offers eco tours and swimming with dolphins.


Food: Widely known for it’s selection fresh seafood, including bonefish, kingfish and marlin. Stone crab and spiny lobster are also popular choices here


  1. Marathon: highly lauded as a family-fun hotspot, Marathon is the ultimate family and boating destination. Lodging options are plentiful, and range from an impressive assortment of private waterfront vacation homes, to tropical, family-friendly resorts. Sailing, diving and snorkeling prevail as the most sought after activities offered here.


Food: Angler and Ale at Hawks Cay Marina offers ‘hook and cook’ options, in which patrons can bring their own fresh-caught fish to be cooked at the restaurant.


  1. The Lower Keys, are surrounded by marine life, and home to two national wildlife refuges, a national marine sanctuary, and a state park. Camp grounds, RV parks and bed and breakfasts line this charming paradise. Families will enjoy the wonder of white, sandy beaches at Bahia Honda State Park as well as native wildlife at National Key Deer Refuge.


Food: The Lower Keys are home to a delightful mix of provisions. Many restaurants feature Cuban cuisine. Keeping with the theme of the neighboring Keys, fresh seafood prevails as the most sought after fare in the Lower Keys.


  1. Key West is the southernmost island, (and perhaps the most popular) in the tropical chain. The well-known isle is revered for rich cultural history, unforgettable food, (Key Lime Pie, anyone?) and its Cuban and Bahamian legacy. The water in Key West is crystalline; ideal for snorkeling, diving and kayaking. Key West boats a dynamic night-life mise en scène, abounding with open-air bars, acclaimed eateries and sidewalk cafes.


Food: Key West cuisine is heavily influenced by the aforementioned Bahamian and Cuban heritage, therefore, there is an abundance of spicy, colorful, flavor-rich fare from which to choose. Florida Pink Shrimp is delicate and sweet in flavor, commonly savored as peel-and-eat. Key Lime Pie is probably Key Wests’ most recognizable comestible! Sweet, tart and savory, the renowned dessert remains in limelight as an authentic Key West staple.   


Key West Pink Shrimp
All smiles with my Key Lime Martini and swag bag in hand! 
Considering a trip to The Florida Keys? Visit the official Florida Keys Tourism Council.


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