As if I don’t have enough things to do with my “spare time” I went to Tallahassee, Fla. for two days with select professionals from the Leadership Pensacola Class of 2012. With our group of 40 from Escambia County, we were also joined by the leadership classes from Santa Rosa, Walton and Okaloosa counties. First we arrived at the Governor’s Mansion where security guards walked our tour bus with mirrors to look underneath for bombs…really? They think someone would put it underneath? As we toured the mansion, I was rather unimpressed. The Governor and his wife live on the left side of the mansion and the right side is open for tours.
Let’s take it back to the 60’s for a few minutes. I’m part of a Mardi Gras Krewe, known as the Krewe of Hip Huggers. Our annual ball was this past Saturday and we took over a downtown Pensacola music venue, Vinyl Music Hall. Who doesn’t love getting dressed up for events?! It is my favorite event of the entire year. Why not try to look your best. I had a wonderful friend and makeup artist, Jennifer Rogers, do my 60’s mod makeup and made an appointment with my talented hair dresser, Ciji Anderson, for a HUGE 60’s poof. Take a look at the photos captured by Phillip Bailey with GoPensacola.com, Pensacola Photo Booth and Jef Bond Photography.
It’s been Mardi Grad Madness in Pensacola. Here we celebrate Mardi Gras throughout the weekend before Fat Tuesday. There is a parade on Friday night, Saturday during the day and Sunday during the day on Pensacola Beach. It’s my first year in a Mardi Gras Krewe, I’m in the Krewe of Hip Huggers. Here are some updated pictures shot by GoPensacola photographers and PNJ photographers as well. Recovery time now….
I was approached about an article for the Pensacola News Journal by a reporter last week. I gave her a couple of names for people to interview, but she knew that I was also in a Mardi Gras krewe since I work closely with the news media. I knew that the story would come out in Sundays paper and was anxiously awaiting to see the final piece.