Funny story. Do you guys remember in the post by Morgan Henzlik when I told you Nikole Morrow-Pettus, my talented makeup artist, reconnected us? Well apparently I have quite the eye for spotting Nikole's work. Last month I was at a meeting called Girls on Fire, and Keisha Noel (though I did not know her name at the time) walked through the door She was glowing. Keisha is a BEAUTIFUL woman, but there was something about her makeup... I knew Nikole did it. Nikole was on maternity leave at the time, so it was a stretch. In fear of appearing totally crazy, I took a gulp of wine and leaned over and said, "Do you by any chance know Nikole Morrow-Pettus?" Keisha's face lit up (more than it already was) as she told me that Nikole was a dear friend and was at her house that morning doing her make up! Keisha had just come from the launch of her jewelry line at Neiman Marcus, and Nikole did her make up for the occasion. I secretly patted myself on the back for my makeup knowledge as I totally fan girl-ed about Nikole. As the conversation progressed, I learned that Keisha and I both loved Nikole, we were both moms, and we both loved jewelry. It wasn't long before I asked her if I could feature her in the 10 Questions series, and she happily agreed! I went to her website and fell in love with her jewelry line, KZ Noel, and I think you will as well.Read More
The best thing about writing this blog is that it gives me an excuse to befriend people I think are cool. Like, it's very easy for me to write someone an email I sort of know and say, "Hey, remember me? I write a blog now and think you're awesome, so lets have a drink."
That's exactly what happened with Morgan Henzlik. We both went to Westminster, and I knew her by name. I was a little shy/unsure of myself in high school, and I never would have had the guts to just go up to someone and ask to be their friend. As luck would have it, we both beame friends with Nikole Morrow-Pettus, the most talented make up artist in the city (cross my heart. She works at Van Michael Buckheadand will change you life). Nikole reminded me about Morgan and that in the 10+ years since high school, she'd grown into an Atlanta style icon. Seriously. She now owns Morgan Kylee, a boutique where the who's who of Atlanta shops.
A few weeks ago I did write that email to Morgan and we met for a drink. Morgan came in wearing a leather hat and military shirt and looked effortlessly cool. Since then we've met several times and she always looks flawless. I've decided in my next life I want to come back and own Morgan Kylee. Doesn't that just sound like the best job ever?Read More