Itโ€™s some kind of WONDERFUL !!!! Wigwam Arizona ๐ŸŒต A posh resort… with a very interesting history.

I traveled ALL night ๐ŸŒ™ to get here..

I watched the sunrise ๐ŸŒ„ across the desert.. ๐ŸŒต

… made it through Phoenix

…and then on to Litchfield Park..

When I finally arrived at the WIGWAM RESORT… only one thing crossed my mind…

Let the good times roll !!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ


I love โค๏ธ this saying… and itโ€™s the perfect way for me to drive ๐Ÿš˜ this blog about the wonderful Wigwam resort!

Wheeling and dealing in the desert … keep steering your way through… and you’ll see how this oasis in the desert has a direct connection to automobiles. Let’s just say… this place helped the “rubber meet the road” for a giant manufacturer in the TIRE INDUSTRY!


First of all.. youโ€™re probably wondering … what does Wigwam mean? I glad you asked… hereโ€™s the definition:

wigยทwam
/หˆwiษกหŒwรคm/
noun
  1. a dome-shaped hut or tent made by fastening mats, skins, or bark over a framework of poles (as used formerly by some North American Indian peoples).
Nice tribute to the Native Americans…who were the first ones to live in this region. The ones who established the very first places to live here.


I had the great pleasure of spending several days at Wigwam Arizona.
The resort is rustic.. and chic.
Gorgeous interior designs, with cozy settings everywhere!
I loved hanging around the fireplaces…
And spending quiet time in all the other warm and inviting rooms.

I enjoyed hanging out at the pool… reading a good book, enjoying some munchies…and all the beautiful scenery around..

It was a delight exploring, and learning how this extraordinary place started…
Letโ€™s get straight to it…

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company designed โ€œThe Wigwamโ€ as a guest ranch.


Who knew??? Well hereโ€™s something else I bet you didnโ€™t know…. ๐Ÿค”

Paul W. Litchfield, an executive with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, cane to the Phoenix area in 1916…searching for the right type of land..to farm a certain kind of cotton..only found overseas. 

You see..Goodyear discovered that cotton strengthened the rubber in one of its most largely produced tires. And of course.. they needed to produce as much of it as possible.


It turns out.. that Cotton grew very well in Arizona soil… 

Goodyear ended up purchasing 16,000 acres of land in this Southwestern state.. to begin farming the crop… 

Ahhhh… makes sense now… I was wondering why cotton arrangements were displayed all around the place!and

In 1918, the first building set up on the property was called the Organizational House.

It provided accommodations for ranch suppliers. 

Well…the ranch suppliers and the company’s executives, often brought along their families to the ranch. 

They thought this site would also be great for a winter vacation spot…

And so…

On Thanksgiving Day, 1929, The Wigwam officially opened its doors as a guest ranch with enough rooms for 24 guests. 

side bar:๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ  The Wigwam is located in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Obviously named in honor of the man who made good use of the land, and turned it into a special vacation getaway.. Thousands of acres were cultivated and hundreds of men and women put to work.  In the 1920s, Paul and Florence Litchfield built their beautiful winter estate, Rancho La Loma, on the hill overlooking the town site… and the guest ranch. The company town was officially named Litchfield Park in 1926. 

Horse riding was an obvious choice for outdoor activity, and later..the first nine-hole golf course was built in 1930, expanding to 18 holes in 1941. Hereโ€™s what itโ€™s like today.



In 1979, two Presidential suites were constructed.
They are known as the Oraibi and the Bacabi suites.
These plush accommodations are named after the oldest Native American villages in Arizona.
The Oraibi suite features more than 5,000 square feet of elegant Southwestern furnishings and decor.

Today,
The Wigwam has 331 elegant rooms, 3 signature dining venues, 54 holes of championship golf, 3 pools and a 26,000 sq. ft. spa across 440 acres. 

This wonderful resort is relaxing, beautifully maintained… and features Southwest luxury at its very finest!
I enjoyed such a relaxing stay. The staff was friendly, and extremely accommodating.  If you like great hospitality… youโ€™ll love it here.
There are carts to take you to your accommodations after check-in, and refreshments…and sweet treats waiting upon your arrival. Courtesy transportation will also help you get around to places within 7 miles of the resort.
Theyโ€™ve also got a new green policy campaign… which allows you to get $5.00 off any food and beverage.. if you choose not to have housekeeping in your room. I was like cool! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ sign me up!!!
Of course I enjoyed excellent food options… at really great prices at the Wigwam.
The Wigwam also has a fantastic happy hour… with great food specials, and a wide selection of drinks, cocktails and wine on the menu.
My stay… marked the first of fall. I enjoyed nice warm weather… not too hot..
but lots of sunshine โ˜€๏ธ

I really liked my accommodations at the resort.

I had a large room, king size bed, a bar, fridge, walk in closet, and a nice deck and patio.

A few days before I left.. a big storm โ›ˆ hit. It was windy, and thundering.. The local news stations called it Monsoon 2019!!! There was flooding all through the Arizona, Valley.

What did I do??? I sat fireside… in those cozy rooms around the resort… and CHILLED

I enjoyed good food and drink the entire time..

These chicken quesadillasand prickly pear ๐Ÿ margaritas hit the spot!

Anytime of year… is absolutely MARVELOUS to come here! There’s always something special to do..

Wooo-hooo!!!
Rustle up your crew, Fly to Phoenix drive to Litchfield Park… or take an Uber or Lift..and enjoy!!!
Oh yeah… ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Yippee Yoโ€ผ๏ธYippee YAYโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿค ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒ„
~ Cheers!
Evette Dabney
Discover this wonderful resort for yourself!

The Wigwam
300 East Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
Phone:  866.976.6894 

wigwamarizona.com 

Evette Dabney is the Founder, Owner, and Creative Director of Sparkle โ€œEโ€ Entertainment & Promotions

Evette Dabney is the Founder, Owner CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle โ€œEโ€ Entertainment & Promotions 

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Lake Tahoe: A dream escape to one of the greatest wonders in the world! ๐ŸŒ

Absolutely BREATHTAKINGโ€ผ๏ธ

When those snow covered mountains came into my view… I felt so excited! Especially since it was summertime.โ˜€๏ธ

The journey to Lake Tahoe took me up, and over mountains… mountain ๐Ÿ”โ›ฐ and through through national Forests… ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ

Folks who live around Tahoe say this year has been very unique.

They said the fall & winter of 2019 included lots of heavy snow days… and much colder temperatures than usual.

Some summer evenings.. have even dipped down into the 40โ€™s… 

Well… thank goodness.. my time here was perfect! Blue skies, warm sunshine โ˜€๏ธ and cool breezes…rustling through the pine trees.

Just enough of a breeze to make you feel refreshed!

When I arrived, I was a bit weary from my long journey.

The beautiful scenery awakened my spirit, and gave me enough energy to keep it moving! Why I was in Godโ€™s country… and there was much more to see!!!

Ahhhh… The smell of fresh mountain air is invigorating!

I checked into my hotel,… MONTBLEU… which was quite nice! โœจ๐Ÿ˜ƒโœจ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa is between the Sierra, and Lake Tahoe.

A $25 million property-wide renovation here… was completed in 2015… but my room was still like Brand New!

The room was large, and the shower was one of the biggest Iโ€™ve seen. ๐Ÿคญ It was like another room.

 I felt very comfortable here, and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The staff was friendly, most accommodating and professional.

MontBleu is located at 55 Highway 50 in Stateline, NV.

Itโ€™s about an hour away from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport… โœˆ๏ธ

You can drive, or take a shuttle based at the airport.

For MontBleu Hotel Reservations….. Go to  montbleuresort.com  -or- call: 1-800-BE-LUCKY 

  Lake Tahoe is indeed a national treasure…

The fresh water lake is the largest Alpine lake in North America.

Itโ€™s in the Sierra Nevada Mountains… and on the borderline of California and Nevada. 


Lake Tahoe is 1,645 feet deep, 22 miles long and 12 miles wide. It’s the second deepest lake in America.


I felt extremely BLESSED ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ to get the opportunity to visit.
My experience here was priceless! I was enriched with things money can’t buy.
Serenity.๐Ÿ˜Œ Peace. โ˜ฎ๏ธ and Joy! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

I felt all these things… while my soul was being replenished by nature.

The cool crisp air, magnificent scenery… and calmness all around me… was simply wonderful.

Before John C. Fremont discovered Lake Tahoe in 1844, the alpine mountain… fresh water lake was known only to nomadic Native American tribes.


Native Americans came to Tahoe to collect medicinal plants, fish in the cool blue water, hunt and collect materials to make tools. 

There are many different types of pine trees, and beautiful native flowers all around Lake Tahoe.
This beautiful destination is also known for its ski resorts, beaches, hiking, and water recreation. Hereโ€™s a closer look! 


After walking for miles, and miles… I found out about cruises available on the lake.
Iโ€™d walked so far… that I was worried that I might sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ’ค through the early morning cruise check-in time… 

Well… God woke me up… feeling rested, and relaxed.
It was as if he whispered to me: Get up! Rise and shine! โ˜€๏ธGo out there…and explore MORE of my great creation!
I hopped out of bed, got dressed… and made it to that tour just in time…. to get the last ticket ๐ŸŽซ available! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
Folks were lined up.. and ready to start this adventure.
Whew! Lucky for me… My time on the yacht ๐Ÿ›ฅ called โ€œSafari Roseโ€ made for a lovely day! 
The inside of the Yacht was really nice.
I split my time inside… and on the upper deck.
The scenery of the lake was amazing! 

I met nice people from all over the world on board…
(This was an intimate tour designed for 30 people.)
I also enjoyed a delightful lunch. The food prepared by the crew was delicious!

The Safari Rose Crew was the BEST! They went out of their way… to see that we had a pleasant journey.
They all had wonderful personalities, shared interesting information… and answered questions with great enthusiasm.
On the southwest shore, We had glorious views of Emerald Bay. 

The Emerald Bay State Park includes the 1929 Nordic-style mansion Vikingsholm….

We were able to see from the yacht, and learn more about its rich history.


In 1928, Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight bought the Armstrongโ€™s land… to build a summer home that would compliment the magnificent natural surroundings. 

Emerald Bay was special! It reminded her about her travels to Scandinavia.

Mrs. Knight commissioned her nephew… by marriage, Lennart Palme, a Swedish architect, to design the home. 

Oh, one โ˜๐Ÿฝ more interesting fact:

Lora J. Knight and her former husband financially supported Charles Lindberghโ€™s history-making flight over the Atlantic….

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ now… back to the mansion…

โ€œVikingsholmโ€ or the โ€œViking Castle as it is called…was completed in the fall of 1929.

This 38-room mansion is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the United States. 

The castle is open for tours during the summer months…

I understand it is filled with exquisite antiques, and other fine items specially built for the estate, or purchased from around the world…

I would be fantastic to tour the castle someday. I was told itโ€™s a bit difficult to get to by land, and involves a bit of a hike.

Thatโ€™s cool with me… because thereโ€™s beauty all around…

Thereโ€™s an island nearby… and Mrs. Knight built a tea room on top.

Itโ€™s like a โ€œmini castle.โ€ ๐Ÿฐ This is where she could entertain guests, and enjoy quiet tea time… with a magnificent view of Lake Tahoe… and Emerald Bay. It’s made out of stone, on the tip top here๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

Can you see it??? Look carefully.. it blends in with the other stones.


The exceptional summer home, (and tea โ˜•๏ธ room),was enjoyed by Mrs. Knight and her guests, for 15 gratifying summers, until Mrs. Knightโ€™s death at the age of 82 in 1945. By this time, her financial worth was $45 million dollars.

FYI- Vikingsholm was sold to several owners, before it was acquired by the State of California…

The water here is a perfect water give it this coloring… ( Iโ€™ll have more on the coloring in a minute!)

I also learned that snow.. from the top of the mountains trickle down… via waterfalls to help replenish the waters…

There are a lot of homes, and boathouses along south Tahoe Lake.

I highly recommend you visit Lake Tahoe… It can be a quiet retreat… but thereโ€™s still a lot to do here…

plenty of shopping…๐Ÿ› of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰

You can take a lift up the mountain…for wonderful views.. more gift shopping, and restaurants to try.

It’s also a nice ride up to the slopes for skiing… ๐ŸŽฟ during the winter โ„๏ธ months…

Lake Tahoe is full of Night clubs, Casinos, Bars/Pubs. ( Live bands/ entertainment indoors and outdoors.) -Plus- A variety of great restaurants.

Even all the familiar favorites like KFC, McDonalds, IHOP, Starbucks, and Applebee’s ๐ŸŽ

There are fantastic things to discover here…  It’s your chance to be adventurous… or just chill…

During my stay, I was told the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ in Lake Tahoe was really cold… 

How Cold??? Well…….. You know I had to find out for myself…

Ok, let me break it down for you like this: Think about placing a glass of water in the freezer, and just before it turns into a solid block of ice… imagine swishing it around…to make it a liquid slush…and THEN… imagine what it would feel like if you stuck your hand ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ in there…. yeahhhh…right…..

Itโ€™s like THAT!!! but itโ€™s so beautiful… and those colors!

Itโ€™s like a deep indigo blue… around emerald bay..

and then a bit further away… it turns into an aqua marine blue, and then other shades of  green, until itโ€™ becomes “crystal clearโ€ around the shore lines…

I found out the minerals in the water help create the vivid colors.

When I have a chance to return to Lake Tahoe… Iโ€™m going to take advantage of one of the many picnic areas… and enjoy all my favorite food and drink…

At the local Safeway grocery store… I was happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ to discover that they have everything I could possibly want!

Fresh fruits, a great deli section, bakery and more. The prices were excellent!

Heyyy….. I found a lot of good deals!

I got a few things… but I wish I could have gotten more to bring back. ๐Ÿ˜( LOL!) ๐Ÿ˜†

You know something else… Lake Tahoe is also a popular place to go sport fishing. ๐ŸŽฃ ๏ฟผ

Some of the fish ๐Ÿ  ๐ŸŸ out there in the lake include: rainbow trout, brown trout, the popular cut throat trout have disappeared after massive fishing expeditions, but there are still Lake bass, big mouth bass, mountain white fish, golden shiner  and Kokanee and sockeye salmon around…

For those of you looking for #selfcare this is a GREAT place to re-group, relax! relate! and release.

There are tons of great accommodations. Lots of neat cabins, and houses you can rent… hotels, lodging camping. Here are just a FEW examples

Iโ€™d say Lake Tahoe is great for a girls trip, ( spas, shops, restaurants, shows.)

For a guys trip, you have fishing, parasailing, golf courses.)

All kinds of outdoor activities for a family vacation, couples retreats…

Hiking, Camping, Sightseeing, Skiing, Scooters, Biking, Boating, and water recreation for EVERYBODY!!!

and Yasssss….. It’s a FABULOUS romantic hideaway! โ™ฅ๏ธ cabins with hot tubs, fireplaces. ๐Ÿ”ฅ and private, scenic locations.

You can feel royally satisfied! โœจ๐Ÿ‘‘ โœจ

Especially when Lake Tahoe offers you it’s own version of the IRON THRONE!

โœจโœจCheck it out… ๐Ÿ‘€ โœจโœจ

This one is made out of

SKIIS… ๐ŸŽฟ instead of SWORDS…๐Ÿ—ก

I made so many pleasant memories here…that I will cherish in my heart โ™ฅ๏ธ forever…

This POEM sums up my feelings perfectly:


Until I can visit again….  my heart, my mind and soul… will have PEACE WITHIN …every time I think of ALL the beautiful images of Lake Tahoe!

PEACE OUTโ€ผ๏ธ โœŒ๐Ÿฝโ˜ฎ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

~Evette Dabney 

Evette Dabney is the Founder, Owner and Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions.

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Sparkle “E” is a trendy website… created to highlight dazzling 

human interest events…and uplifting 
subject matter… that will 
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in a dark world… that needs an escape from negative things that are happening, and distasteful news. 

โ˜๐Ÿฝ

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Journey to Japan! ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต and discover Gracious People…Unforgettable scenery, Amazing Food and Fashion!

For me… It was an exciting journey across the globe! ๐ŸŒŽ

I was so hyped… that I watched every movie I could during the 16 hour โœˆ๏ธ plane ride.

And why not??? I got to see EVERYTHING I missed earlier in the year!

The overall flight โœˆ๏ธ on Delta Airlines was great! They fed us constantly… and the food was really GOOD!!

As far as GOOD ๐ŸดFOOD is concerned… I had a LOT of GREAT FOOD! Really excellent entrees with magnificent presentations. More visuals coming up later! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

When we arrived…. After the 16 hour flight…. It was morning โ˜€๏ธtime… around 10am I believe. I felt a little weary… but was still too excited to close my eyes!!! There was too much I needed to see! ๐Ÿ‘€ Our driver was waiting for us… and we were on our way!

I enjoyed the sights along the way. It was about an hour and a half drive to our hotel…

After we checked into the hotel…

we went STRAIGHT to one of the shopping areas nearby…

After our first shopping trip… what else did we see??? None other than KFC !!! And it had that great ORIGINAL flavor! It hit the spot!

I found out that KFC is especially popular around THANKSGIVING… since Turkeys are challenging to get in Japan. I found out people pre-order months in advance.,. and the lines are long for days! KFC is very popular here!

At our hotel… we enjoyed full Japanese Breakfast EVERY morning! โ˜€๏ธ Always a lot of tasty options… here are a few. There were different choices each day.

The food at the hotel were we stayed was organic, and brought in from a nearby farm…

Even the eggs came from rare chickens. These with the BLUE tint…are valued around $35.00 a dozen… in American money.

It was s THRILL Exploring all the wonderful things Japan has to offer!

The finest of everything you can imagine!

I enjoyed being exposed to this beautiful

culture… ๐Ÿฎ๐ŸŽ

Iโ€™ve got so much MORE to share!

Iโ€™m going to try and break down all the AMAZING food… ๐Ÿฅก๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿฑand Culinary Delights!

Feast your eyes on ALL of THIS!!! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

The markets are also great to explore!

A major highlight of my trip… was experiencing a traditional JAPANESE WEDDING!

Some very close friends planned a magnificent ceremony. John and Erina met in LA,.. and returned to Erina’s homeland for the wedding.

Erina is like a bonus sister now… John is a bonus brother. I’ve known him his entire life!

Our families are extremely close!

A lot of family members… and close friends from the US traveled to Japan for the wedding.

A rehearsal dinner…was held the night before. It was fun, and festive… with authentic favorite foods…and good fellowship!

At this traditional Japanese meal… shoes were removed, and guests enjoyed food, fellowship and floor seating.

The wedding ceremony was the next afternoon… and held in a Temple almost two thousand years old!

A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE wedding begins… with a march to the Temple…

The bride & groom are surrounded by immediate family, and followed by more relatives, and then friends.

Inside… the ceremony begins… authentic instruments, music… and rituals. It seemed like we went back in time… experiencing the beautiful ceremony… exactly the way it has been followed for centuries..,

The father of the Bride, and mother of the Groom have a part in the ceremony.

The formal part of the wedding inside the Temple… ends with a Saki toast to the new couple…

Here are highlights from The FABULOUS wedding reception, traditional dragon dance, and entertainment…

PLUS a delicious 10-12 course wedding feast!

After the wedding festivities… I went on a tour with the Hato Company…

We toured some other well known Temples in Tokyo… taking in all the sights and sounds…

We also rode through the streets of Tokyo… passing through famous shopping districts…

and later stopping to visit more places of interestincluding the grounds of the Imperial Palace… where the NEW Emperor of Japan๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต and his family live…

Of course… The actual Palace is much further back from the entrance. We were able to see the Imperial Gardens… and Park..open to visitors.

These were traditional guard towers in front of the property

I also went up to the TOP of the Tokyo๐Ÿ—ผ Tower… which reminds me of the Eiffel Tower!

Guides take you up in an elevator…. where you can see ALL of Tokyo!

These are Fantastic views… Take a look!

You can see more scenic views from up high… at Skytree,.. another tower that’s a little bit higher.. another option is the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Center… A FREE observatory… where you can see both.

And of course… pick up some great souvenirs!

It’s peak cherry ๐ŸŒธ blossom season… in March, and the blooms are absolutely BEAUTIFUL over the entire City of Tokyo!

The Blossoms are absolutely gorgeous… for about a week or so… and then.. the trees turn bright green.

Ok now… Lets take a look at more shopping… and Japanese Fashion…๐ŸŽŽ

Takashimaya is another very fine department store. There are many floors… with a lot of merchandise. Anything you THINK you might want..that’s the best of its kind.

This store has a wide variety of kimonos ๐Ÿ‘˜ Some of the finest silks, and materials in the world! This is the most popular to shop for an exquisite Kimono, Casual styles, Robes, matching shoes, and purses.

And now… on to specialty shops in Shinjuku..

Can I just say…

the shopping ๐Ÿ› EVERYWHERE is

โœจโœจ IN-CREDIBLE!!! โœจโœจ

This is another Wonderful place to shop…jWhen you go… exchange those US bucks ๐Ÿ’ต for a LOT of YEN!!! ๐Ÿ’ด ๐Ÿ’ด ๐Ÿ’ด ๐Ÿ’ด

( Youโ€™ll need it!!!) ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽŽ๐Ÿ‘˜๐Ÿ’ด๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

I can guarantee you will see a lot of wonderful items… to buy. There is a wide variety of merchandise !!! Tourists get to save tax… if they visit a special area in stores.. with the merchandise and receipts.

Iโ€™ve wanted to travel… and visit Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต for a long time…

I hope andpray๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ… to return again some day… Thereโ€™s a lot to see… and experience in this glorious place!!!

Art,

History,

Culture and phenomenal HOSPITALITY!

#JustGo!!! #TravelTheWorld! #PlanAnAdventure! #CulturallyEnriching! #LearnAboutTradition #LearnAboutHistory & #geography Learn about world class #japanese #designers #fashions #chefs Enjoy #delicious #cuisine! #FeastYourEyes on the #Arts! #Sightseeing is the #BEST!!! #WidenYourHorizons! #JourneyAcrossTheMap!

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

~Evette Dabney

Founder, Owner and Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions


Sparkle “E” is a trendy website… created to highlight dazzling 
human interest events…and uplifting 
subject matter… that will 
โœจโœจSHINE BRIGHTโœจโœจ
in a dark world… that needs an escape from negative things that are happening, and distasteful news. 

โ˜๐Ÿฝ


Sparkle-“E” is a relatively ~NEW~ creation. The mission is to attract a STRONG and LOYAL following…
from connections cultivated by 
Emmy nominated TV journalist 

is Available for Contracted jobs, Auditions and Meetings. 


Miss Dabney is
dedicated! โœ”๏ธ
determined!โœ”๏ธ
and dependable! โœ”๏ธ
A one stop media shop for talent, writing, producing, guided tours, marketing influencer, Product Specialist Brand Ambassador, Media consulting, Event planning, photography and more!
Evette is listed on the Players Directory, Actors Access and many other professional listings. She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia ๐Ÿ‘ and graduate of Clark-Atlanta University. 
๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ โšซ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ #HailRoaringPanthers!

Some of her beloved organizations
 and memberships include: 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
๐Ÿ”บ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ˜
Links Inc. ๐Ÿ’šโšช๏ธ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ’šโšช๏ธ๐Ÿ’š
Women in Film ๐ŸŽž๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸŽฌ
SAG-AFTRA ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ“บ  

Every consideration is appreciated to help independently established…small African-American female entertainment business owner getvecognized and BE SUPPORTED!!!Many Thanks,Evette Dabney (SAG-AFTRA) ๐ŸŽญ
Founder, Owner & Creative Director 
Contact via e-mail at http://www.sparkle-e.com Crowd Funding In these days and times… Followers make a big difference in career advancement, and securing opportunities out there! MORE FOLLOWERS can open doors!!!  Help a Sista Out!!! Let there be LIGHT at the end of the tunnel to help us SHINE ON !!!! โœจworking hard to cover great feature blogs, human interest stories, and Hollywood Special Events… JUST to share with YOU!โ€ Iโ€™d be ever so GRATEFUL… if youโ€™d follow me on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Vimeo @evettedabney. Talent Demos are also included on Website.Heyyy!!!! ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป This Media maven is on the move! ๐Ÿ’จ from support I can get!” and support I can getโ€ผ๏ธโ€

 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! ๐Ÿ‘ 
#KeepUp! ๐Ÿ˜‰

#KeepUp! ๐Ÿ˜‰

VIVA โ™ฆ๏ธLAS VEGASโ€ผ๏ธVEGAS Fall Entertainment Preview… from the WESTGATE HOTEL ๐Ÿจ and CASINO

Roll the dice…๐ŸŽฒ ๐ŸŽฒ

all you like…

You just canโ€™t loose…

betting on entertainment options available

RIGHT NOW at the

WESTGATE Hotel ๐Ÿจ

and Casino in Las Vegasโ€ผ๏ธ

โ™ ๏ธ ๐ŸŽฒโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽฐ๐ŸŽฒโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ™ฃ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธโ™ ๏ธ

โœจโœจ Wowza!!!โœจโœจ

The WESTGATE hit the JACKPOT…๐ŸŽฐ with valuable entertainment options!

Letโ€™s just say… theyโ€™ve got a little somethig…

FOR EVERYBODY!

Yeah…. ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝThatโ€™s It!

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปThatโ€™s It!!!!

If you want to sing ๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽถ your heart โ™ฅ๏ธ out…with some of the GREATEST HITS..of all time…or laugh… until youโ€™re wimpering… you can…

If you want to show up with the entire family… to witness some mesmerizing magic tricks…

or disappear later on..with your honey… for a

โ€œdate nightโ€ at a sultry cabaret show…

You can DO IT….

โ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธVEGAS STYLEโ€ผ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ

Dinner… and shows just right… for a HOT ๐Ÿ”ฅ TIME on the town… TONIGHT! ๐ŸŒ™

My latest Vegas excursion started with dinner at BENIHANAโ€™S at the Westgate…

Itโ€™s one of the most beautiful… and largest of the restaurant locations…

(For reservations call 702.732.5334 or visit OpenTable)

The scenery set the tone…

for a โœจmagicalโœจ night indeed..

The experience of wonder continued with amazing tricks… that made me go Oooohhhh….

Ahhhhhh!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

One of the newest headliners at the Westgate is getting great reviews from guests..

JEN KRAMER says there was something about the idea of learning magic secrets… and sharing them with others to make them smile… was exciting! She performs some AMAZING things that will leave you wondering……๐Ÿค”

Now how in the world did she do that???? How did she possibly knowwww???

Jen is sharp! The New York native…started the magic society at Yale University while she was a student at the higher institution of learning.

Sheโ€™s also traveled the world… with โ€œMagicians without borders,โ€ to bring smiles to others with unforgettable magic tricks.

Magic is a universal language you know… every one… every where..GETS IT!!

Now… back to her NEW

Vegas Act…. Jen loves interacting with her audience… and chooses

quite a few guests to be featured in her show.

She tells the audience early on… that she started learning magic… when she was just 10 years old.

Her uncle gave her an

old school classic

book.. . ๐Ÿ“– published back

in 1949.

The magician ๐ŸŽฉ says she spent hours going over passages… and fell in

Lโ™ฅ๏ธVE๐Ÿ˜ with the process.

And as fast as you can say โœจโœจโ€Abracadabra !!!โ€ โœจ

She was hooked! In fact… she memorized the ENTIRE Book!

Please know… If you see her show… youโ€™ll be drawn in… hooked line and sinker…

just like…

(( snaps ๐Ÿ’ฅfingers..๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝthat!!!))

Catch Jen Kramer Wednesday through Saturday… at the Westgate.

Other popular shows include

Comedian George Wallace…

That’s right he’s Back!!!! And making crowds crack up…harder than ever!!!

Another main attraction is the Award Winning Adult Cabaret show…

I love singing hot songs… and melodies to boost my spirits and bring me JOY! So naturally… I was looking forward to attending this musical concert for MONTHS!

Barry Manilow… has always been one of my favorites.

His voice is a treasure! Itโ€™s so โœจPristineโœจ and perfect! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

I have nothing but Happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ memories of various points of my life with his melodies! ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽต Perfect Insert for his hit song…. ๐ŸŽถda da da…๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

๐ŸŽผ โ€œI canโ€™t sMiLe without you… ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

๐ŸŽถCanโ€™t smile without you… ๐ŸŽถ

It was so cool… I was supposed singing… and swaying back and forth… even this little smiley face popped up on the stage screen with the uplifting lyrics! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

At 75 years of age… heโ€™s still got it!!!

Heโ€™s a personable performer… who comes across as a genuinely โ€œNICE PERSON !โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I spoke to someone who worked at the show venue… and they said HE is a perfectionist.!

He wants to make ~sure~ he gives his ALL to his loyal fans!

I have such wonderful childhood memories of singing ๐ŸŽถ along to his music… traveling with my family in the car. ๐Ÿš˜

And letโ€™s not forget listening to his heartwarming tunes in elevators… offices…and waiting rooms.

Excuse me… while I belt out another tune:

๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถโ€ I write โœ๐Ÿผthe songs๐ŸŽถ that make

the whole world ๐ŸŒŽ sing!!!โ€ ๐ŸŽถ

During his performance…Barry said he got a kick out of people saying his songs were always comforting while they were in dentist offices!

Ooo…. Hereโ€™s a FUN FACT! โ˜๐Ÿฝ

When Barry Manilow was first starting out… he JUST wanted to be a composer… He wrote jingles for commercials…

Betcha you know these: ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผโ€œI am stuck on bandaids, & bandaids stuck on me!!!โ€๐ŸŽถ

….. and what about: ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽตโ€œLike a good neigh-bor…. State Farm is thereeee!!!!โ€๐ŸŽถ

Uh-huhhhh…Barry Manilow wrote those popular jingles… and a whole lot more!

So remember… every time those commercials have played… over the years….

Chaaaa-chingโ€ผ๏ธ

๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต

I know right??? Yep… The Hits have come Home to Vegasโ€ผ๏ธ

ALL Manilowโ€™s songs

(and jingles) are TIMELESSโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ฐ

…. and as far as Iโ€™m concerned… Theyโ€™ll

โ€”NEVER โ€” go out of style!!!! Neva… Everrr!!!!

***Newsflash!!!๐Ÿ“ธ****

The Manilow Vegas Show… at THE WESTGATE…has been ~extended~ through June of 2019!!!

With 50 Top 40 Hits and 85 million albums sold….

(( Gee Wizzz!!!))

Barry Manilow is โœจโœจWOWINGโœจโœจ

record crowds at the International Theater in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino… and theyโ€™re buying up souvenirs left… and right!

Again… this is a SPLENDID evening of NON.STOP.HITS!!! ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

Barry sings a lot of songs … while giving an awesome tribute to his home town…

โ€œBrooklyn New York!โ€

He took all of us in the audience… and a fast moving tour…๐Ÿ—ฝof the BIG APPLEโ€ผ๏ธ ๐ŸŽ

We were flying all around NEW YORK, with the help of 3-D glasses! ๐Ÿ•ถ

A nice surprise… and exciting element of the show!

This is a delightful show… that warms your heart… and moves along nicely!

Hereโ€™s another big hit song… to bring us FULL CIRCLE โญ•๏ธ… back to VEGAS!!!!!!!

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Now ๐ŸŽค SINGโ€ผ๏ธ

๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถโ€ Her name was Lola! She was a showgirl..with yellow feathers in her hair…and a dress cut down to there….โ€๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผAt the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana) ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

๐ŸŽถThe hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (co) Copacabana


๐ŸŽถ Music & pass-ion were always the fash-ion โ€ฆ๐ŸŽถ

I sang the rest of those lyrics… and lots of other great songs out loud… and had a BLAST!

Thanks for a lovely evening Barry Manilow!

Plan your own fun-filled night of song… at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino NOW!

Tickets are going fast!!!! Call…

(702 ) 732-5755

-Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

www.sparkle-e.com ๐Ÿ’Ž

Evette is a native of Atlanta,๐Ÿ‘GA…and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlantauyy University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center), and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.,๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ˜ Links Inc., ๐Ÿ’šand Women in Film…๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฅ

( just to name a few of her beloved connections! ๐Ÿ˜‰

“Miss Dabney” has worked as a reporter/anchor ๐ŸŽคin a number of television ๐Ÿ“บ markets all across the country…

She is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available to serve as a media technical advisor, and work free-lance.

Her contracted services include: copywriting, script writing, show hosting, announcer, ๐ŸŽ™(live events: fashion shows, hair shows, concerts, banquets, weddings,luncheons, talent shows.)

She’s a “spirited” LIVE announcer indeed… with a ~velvety voice! ~

Evette is READY to take on producing gigs, theatrical roles, ๐ŸŽญ commercials, ๐ŸŽฌ industrials, radio talk show roles… and any other kind of voice-over work…. animation included… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @evettedabney

Let Sparkle-“E” ๐Ÿ’Ž promote YOU… Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

Hey! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… is right at your fingertips!

Evette will make SURE the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, & MEETINGS with

Evette Dabney/ SAG-AFTRA —>See www.actorsaccess.com & www. playersdirectory.com (online), or reach out to our phone message center included at www.sparkle-e.com ๐Ÿ’Ž

e-mail: ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

Sparkle “E” is in the midst of a fundraising campaign… to keep this website thriving… and making IMPROVEMENTS!

If you’d like to make a donation… Send to business address:

Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions P.O Box 811926 Los Angeles, CA 90081

Any amount… large or small is APPRECIATED!!!

Crowdfunding campaigns are currently listed on GO FUNDME.

My campaign links…gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-wework-office-space

https://www.gofundme.com/qtqtzz-transportationYour generous support will most definitely be a BLESSING !!!

Evette is determined to create opportunities… and pave the way for more WORK!!!

Sheโ€™s determined to FIND A WAY…. or MAKE ONE!!!!

Donโ€™t forget to follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, LinkedIn and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited ๐ŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! ๐Ÿ‘ 

—>Keep Up! ๐Ÿ˜‰<—

Donโ€™t wait too late! secure your seats to see a performer beloved by millions in an unforgettable venue! Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

(702 ) 732-5755 at BENIHANAโ€™S at the Westgate…

Itโ€™s one of the most beautiful… and largest of the restaurant locations…

(For reservations call 702.732.5334 or visit OpenTable)

The scenery set the tone…

for a โœจmagicalโœจ night indeed..

The experience of wonder continued with amazing tricks… that made me go Oooohhhh…. Ahhhhhh!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

One of the newest headliners at the Westgate is getting great reviews from guests..

JEN KRAMER says there was something about the idea of learning magic secrets… and sharing them with others to make them smile… was exciting! She performs some AMAZING things that will leave you wondering……๐Ÿค”

Now how in the world did she do that???? How did she possibly knowwww???

Jen is sharp! The New York native…started the magic society at Yale University while she was a student at the higher institution of learning.

Sheโ€™s also traveled the world… with โ€œMagicians without borders,โ€ to bring smiles to others with unforgettable magic tricks.

Magic is a universal language you know… every one… every where..GETS IT!!

Now… back to her NEW

Vegas Act…. Jen loves interacting with her audience… and chooses

quite a few guests to be featured in her show.

She tells the audience early on… that she started learning magic… when she was just 10 years old.

Her uncle gave her an

old school classic

book.. . ๐Ÿ“– published back

in 1949.

The magician ๐ŸŽฉ says she spent hours going over passages… and fell in

Lโ™ฅ๏ธVE๐Ÿ˜ with the process.

And as fast as you can say โœจโœจโœจโ€Abracadabra !!!โ€ โœจ

She was hooked! In fact… she memorized the ENTIRE Book!

Please know… If you see her show… youโ€™ll be drawn in… hooked line and sinker…

just like…

(( snaps ๐Ÿ’ฅfingers..๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝthat!!!))

Catch Jen Kramer Wednesday through Saturday… at the Westgate.

Other popular shows include

Comedian George Wallace…

And the Award Winning Adult Cabaret show…

I love singing hot songs… and melodies to boost my spirits and bring me JOY! So naturally… I was looking forward to attending this musical concert for MONTHS!

Barry Manilow… has always been one of my favorites.

His voice is a treasure! Itโ€™s so โœจPristineโœจ and perfect! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

I have nothing but Happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ memories of various points of my life with his melodies! ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽต Perfect Insert for his hit song…. ๐ŸŽถda da da…๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

๐ŸŽผ โ€œI canโ€™t sMiLe without you… ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

๐ŸŽถCanโ€™t smile without you… ๐ŸŽถ

It was so cool… I was supposed singing… and swaying back and forth… even this little smiley face popped up on the stage screen with the uplifting lyrics! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

At 75 years of age… heโ€™s still got it!!!

Heโ€™s a personable performer… who comes across as a genuinely โ€œNICE PERSON !โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I spoke to someone who worked at the show venue… and they said HE is a perfectionist.!

He wants to make ~sure~ he gives his ALL to his loyal fans!

I have such wonderful childhood memories of singing ๐ŸŽถ along to his music… traveling with my family in the car. ๐Ÿš˜

And letโ€™s not forget listening to his heartwarming tunes in elevators… offices…and waiting rooms.

Excuse me… while I belt out another tune:

๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถโ€ I write โœ๐Ÿผthe songs๐ŸŽถ that make

the whole world ๐ŸŒŽ sing!!!โ€ ๐ŸŽถ

During his performance…Barry said he got a kick out of people saying his songs were always comforting while they were in dentist offices!

Ooo…. Hereโ€™s a FUN FACT! โ˜๐Ÿฝ

When Barry Manilow was first starting out… he JUST wanted to be a composer… He wrote jingles for commercials…

Betcha you know these: ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผโ€œI am stuck on bandaids, & bandaids stuck on me!!!โ€๐ŸŽถ

….. and what about: ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽตโ€œLike a good neigh-bor…. State Farm is thereeee!!!!โ€๐ŸŽถ

Uh-huhhhh…Barry Manilow wrote those popular jingles… and a whole lot more!

So remember… every time those commercials have played… over the years….

Chaaaa-chingโ€ผ๏ธ

๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต

I know right??? Yep… The Hits have come Home to Vegasโ€ผ๏ธ

ALL Manilowโ€™s songs

(and jingles) are TIMELESSโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ฐ

…. and as far as Iโ€™m concerned… Theyโ€™ll

โ€”NEVER โ€” go out of style!!!! Neva… Everrr!!!!

***Newsflash!!!๐Ÿ“ธ****

The Manilow Vegas Show… at THE WESTGATE…has been ~extended~ through June of 2019!!!

With 50 Top 40 Hits and 85 million albums sold…. (( Gee Wizzz!!!)) Barry Manilow is โœจโœจWOWINGโœจโœจ record crowds at the International Theater in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino… and theyโ€™re buying up souvenirs left… and right!

Again… this is a SPLENDID evening of NON.STOP.HITS!!! ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

Barry sings a lot of songs … while giving an awesome tribute to his home town…

โ€œBrooklyn New York!โ€

He took all of us in the audience… and a fast moving tour…๐Ÿ—ฝof the BIG APPLEโ€ผ๏ธ ๐ŸŽ

We were flying all around NEW YORK, with the help of 3-D glasses! ๐Ÿ•ถ

A nice surprise… and exciting element of the show!

This is a delightful show… that warms your heart… and moves along nicely!

Hereโ€™s another big hit song… to bring us FULL CIRCLE โญ•๏ธ… back to VEGAS!!!!!!!

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ Now ๐ŸŽค SINGโ€ผ๏ธ

๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถโ€ Her name was Lola! She was a showgirl..with yellow feathers in her hair…and a dress cut down to there….โ€๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผAt the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana) ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

๐ŸŽถThe hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (co) Copacabana
๐ŸŽถ Music & pass-ion were always the fash-ion โ€ฆ๐ŸŽถ

I sang the rest of those lyrics… and lots of other great songs out loud… and had a BLAST!

Thanks for a lovely evening Barry Manilow!

Plan your own fun-filled night of song… at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino NOW!

Tickets are going fast!!!! Call…

(702 ) 732-5755

-Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

www.sparkle-e.com ๐Ÿ’Ž

Evette is a native of Atlanta,๐Ÿ‘GA…and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlantauyy University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center), and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.,๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ˜ Links Inc., ๐Ÿ’šand Women in Film…๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฅ

( just to name a few of her beloved connections! ๐Ÿ˜‰

“Miss Dabney” has worked as a reporter/anchor ๐ŸŽคin a number of television ๐Ÿ“บ markets all across the country…

She is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available to serve as a media technical advisor, and work free-lance.

Her contracted services include: copywriting, script writing, show hosting, announcer, ๐ŸŽ™(live events: fashion shows, hair shows, concerts, banquets, weddings,luncheons, talent shows.)

She’s a “spirited” LIVE announcer indeed… with a ~velvety voice! ~

Evette is READY to take on producing gigs, theatrical roles, ๐ŸŽญ commercials, ๐ŸŽฌ industrials, radio talk show roles… and any other kind of voice-over work…. animation included… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @evettedabney

Let Sparkle-“E” ๐Ÿ’Ž promote YOU… Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

Hey! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… is right at your fingertips!

Evette will make SURE the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, & MEETINGS with

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A trip through History! More Highlights from #NMAAHC the National Museum of African American History & Cultureย 


My experience was so NICE! I had to come back TWICE!!! The National Museum of African American History and Culture is ~DEFINITELY~  one of the FINEST museums in the WORLD ๐ŸŒŽ!!!


I am so proud of my heritage & culture! African-American people have gone through a lot in this country.  

My people have endured enormous hardships…but we’ve made it through the centuries with DIGNITY & incredible STRENGTH!

My ancestors helped BUILD Americaโ—๏ธ Slaves labored to keep this country maintained and supported. 

 Current generations… continue to support and nurture this land. We love โค๏ธthe #USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ and pray…it will LOVE us back!

We continue to keep HOPE alive… that MORE change will come…and give us FAIR opportunities…

A FAIR chance to grow, exist in peace & harmony, earn decent wages, financialy support & care for our families, live in a safe & clean environments…-and-achieve success โ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ

Visiting the museum keeps you grounded.  EVERYONE who can… should try and visit. 

It’s definitely an “eye opening experience.” This is a TRIP through history!

It will remind some.. and educate others about you the trials and tribulations African American’s have endured… and survived!  

Being taken from our native land in Africa…making it through the middle passage, Bondage….and still remaing “focused” and strong enough… to continue the Fight for FREEDOM & EQUALITY!

Seeing the images in the museum make uus feel PROUD of WHO WE ARE!!! 


Our skin… our features… the way we walk… and talk.

Our hair… and the history of those who made it Easier for us to manage… and maintain. 


This Exhibit highlights on Madame C.J Walker... a self made millionaire $$$ ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ฐ who creating products for BLACK HAIR CARE…๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฝ

The NEW generations of Madam C.J Walker… have updated some of her hair care products from the past.  The NEW Hair care merchandise can be purchased in Sephora stores…

Below are photos depicting the EARLY days of the “BEAUTY PARLOR “ experience for women of color.

This was Madam CJ Walker’s home.  She owned a very FINE mansion during her life time.  She was one of the richest people of color at one point…

The museum is FILLED with many other success stories like this one…

Every single moment of the African American experience is documented with pictures, video, artifacts, family heirlooms, rare collectibles…. YOU NAME IT!!!

This time…  I spent 3 (three) days exploring the museum… I took my time… checking out each level.


Here’s a peak through a window… from the highest level.. A picture perfect view of the NATIONAL MALL.


While I spent many emotional hours in darkness… reviewing the middle passage… and historical facts about SLAVERY… during my first visit. (Grand Opening Day!) I revisited these areas…


but focused a bit more on  “lighter” subject matters this time…. and stories of  SUCCESS!!!


Entertainment! 


 Outstanding accomplishments from African Americans on stage, film and television! 


Music!



SPORTS!


Literary Greats! Like August Wilson… who wrote “Fences.”



And African-American Greek lettered organizations… Including my beloved Sorority! DST! ๐Ÿ”บ

These are a few collectible items on display..

Below… is a “pledge” hat worn by perspective women looking to be Uniates into the sisterhood…

Below… I’m checking out photos of my sorority sisters “stepping!”

Stepping is an artistic form of expression…with song, dance and a special routine of choreographed moves.. that sororities & fraternities do in celebration… and  HONOR of the GREEK LETTERED organizations..

This routines often include history of the organizations… and descriptive details about the “image” of the groups.

The museum has an interactive exhibit… to teach visitors how to do some signature moves… that help make up snazzy “Stepping” routines.

Here’s a close up look at MY sorority sisters… during the 80’s.. This photo comes from a stepping exhibition at a local chapter… of a college based in the south.

Here’s another photo included in this 2nd floor exhibit. Below is an example of another fraternity… “Kappa” men… using their traditional CANES during a stepping routine…

….and this is a scene from a large screen where guests are directed to stand in a square… and learn a routine from watching “Step Masters.”


Step outside… and study the artistic shape & design of the museum. A beautiful scene of Washington, DC landmarks are visible across the street from the museum… and every where you turn..

Walking back into REAL LIFE… after taking a historic journey in the past… will MOTIVATE you… to take BOLDER strides into a BETTER FUTURE…

Never judge ANY MAN or WOMAN unless you’ve walked a mile in ~THEIR~ shoes! 

Walking miles in this museum will surely give you a better perspective of the BLACK experience! 

African Americans consistently make efforts to STEP  into “GREATNESS..” 

Our people remain FAITHFUL that better days are down the road! So we KEEP IT MOVING!!!

Can we DO BETTER in the FUTURE …and NOT remain BITTER from all the trials… and tribulations from the PAST??? 

๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ต  YES.WE.CAN!!!! ๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ”ด

Now step out in FAITH… and WALK in that TRUTH!!!


~Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com ๐Ÿ’Ž

Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical roles and voice-over work. 

Let “Sparkle-E” ๐Ÿ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER... Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

For  TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

Contact via e-mail information included at http://www.sparkle-e.com ๐Ÿ’Ž or ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

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“Whisk me away…My Darlingโฃ๏ธ” Romantic Getaways ๐Ÿ›ฉ๐Ÿš†๐Ÿš˜for Valentine’s Day & other Sweet times…


Looking for a romantic getaway? 

A weekend or evening in a hotel is a great way to unwind and really relax….

Enjoy a spa day, dinner on the town, and snuggling up with your sweetheart in a nice cozy bed… in your plush accommodations…. ahhhh….divine!

You can sleep as late as you want… and no worries about making up a bed in the morning. ๐ŸŒค

Order breakfast through room service…๐Ÿฝ and enjoy the meal with your loved one… while wearing the ~softest~ white bath robes ever!!!


hmmm…Sounds wonderful…doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜Œ just what you need right???? Ok… 

First…Let’s take a look at the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America for 2017… choose your destination… and  JUST GO!!!!

1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

2. St. Louis, Missouri 

3. Savannah, Georgia 

4. Memphis, Tennessee 

5. Brooklyn, New York 

6. Richmond, Virginia 

7. Charleston, South Carolina 

8. Kansas City, Missouri 

9. Austin, Texas 

10. Baltimore, Maryland 

11. Charlotte, North Carolina 

12. Louisville, Kentucky 

13. Lahaina, Hawaii 

14. Portland, Oregon 

15. Scottsdale, Arizona 

16. Miami Beach, Florida 

17. Dallas, Texas 

18. Houston, Texas 

19. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

20. San Diego, California 

21. Nashville, Tennessee 

22. Indianapolis, Indiana 

23. Cincinnati, Ohio 

24. Chicago, Illinois 

25. Atlanta, Georgia

And now…Here are some of “My” TOP romantic picks… for RED HOT LOVERS ๐Ÿ’‹

Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, California 
This boutique hotel, in the heart of the Russian River Valley wine country, is built for year-round romance. 


It’s central to Napa and Sonoma wine country and over 500 wineries.  It’s a family owned boutique inn…. featuring a Michelin-starred restaurant and renowned spa on site. 

The rooms are private and elegant. You can get reacquainted with your sweetie pie… sitting by the indoor-outdoor fireplace and sipping wine from nearby vineyards.

The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach


For a delightful slice of Italy close to home, check into a bungalow at Pelican Hill. 


Old olive trees, lavender and Palladian architecture…just might make you think…you’re somewhere north of Rome!


 Set on 504 acres, the resort has two championship golf courses (designed by Tom Fazio),and a golf academy where you can brush up on your skills… 

There’s also a FABULOUS SPA!!!


The Pelican Hill Spa, Newport ๐ŸŒŠ Beach…is ~definitely~ a favorite โค๏ธspot for ME!!!โ˜บ๏ธ 

There are private rooms available for a day visit…where you can enjoy lunch!

But if you choose to stay longer… you can retire for the night in deluxe … 5 star โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ accommodations 

Want to be creative in gift giving this year?? How about bringing JOY to someone’s world…treating them to a day of tranquility at the Spa, or a round of ๐ŸŒ golf…on that incredible course…

Pelican Hill gift cards can be purchased at the Front Desk, the Golf Shop, The Spa, the Newsstand and Gift Shop, or by phone in any increments you choose. For more information…or to purchase a gift card…call 1.855.315.8214. 


Escape with your sweetheart to romantic and scenic Santa Barbara! 

The Canary Santa Barbara will allow you to slip away from the hustle and bustle of life, and unwind with your special someone by the coast. 


For those who like to be pampered… Canaryโ€™s “In Suite Spa” package includes a 60-minute massage from Alchemy Wellness Spa in a king suite, with an option to upgrade to a coupleโ€™s massage. 


Outdoors…guests can enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and the Pacific on the hotelโ€™s gorgeous pool deck.


The rooms are sensational!

Zzzzoooom!!!!!! Fly away โœˆ๏ธ to a place…. you will dream about forever….
BELMOND MOUNT NELSON HOTEL

Cape Town, South Africa
How about an incredible location that’s exotic -and- romantic!!! Make your plans for the Lovers get away of a lifetime!!!๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

The “Celebrationsโ€ package includes perks such as an hour-long Swedish massage, daily buffet breakfast, a fivecourse dinner at Planet Restaurant or at the chefโ€™s table, and a tailored turndown service. 

๐Ÿฅ‚Champagne, chocolates, ๐Ÿซand strawberries ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“will greet you in your room upon arrival.

And you KNOW…. I just couldn’t resist a good opportunity to share a romantic excursion in the city of LIGHTS! and Lโค๏ธVE!!!! ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

Take off to PARIS, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FRANCE!!! 

and stay… at the Hotel Le Marquis Eiffel Paris


This lovely hotel is very close to the Eiffel Tower….


Oui! Oui!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโœจ


How about “A” list accommodations in HOT LANTA! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Here are some of the dreamiest places…to have a ๐ŸŒนromantic holiday in Atlanta, Georgia 

โค๏ธ Stonehurst Place

โค๏ธ The St. Regis Atlanta

โค๏ธInterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

โค๏ธ Loews Atlanta Hotel

โค๏ธ The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

โค๏ธ Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

โค๏ธ Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

โค๏ธ The Georgian Terrace Hotel

โค๏ธJW Marriott Hotel Buckhead Atlanta

โค๏ธ Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown

โค๏ธ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

โค๏ธ Artmore Hotel

Heading back out West….and into the desert ๐ŸŒต….Sedona Arizona is vividly described as one of America’s most beautiful places. Nowhere else will you find a landscape as dramatically colorful. 


The towering red rocks and jagged sandstone buttes….against the blue sky is amazing to see!

Sedona is a great place for sightseeing, hiking (There are more than 300 popular hiking trails for visitors.)
You can also enjoy some of the best resorts… & spas on earth!

Traditional treatments…with a local twist โ€” include red clay wraps and blue corn body scrubs 

Best Hotels in Sedona:

โค๏ธ Enchantment Resort

โค๏ธ L’Auberge de Sedona

โค๏ธ Amara Resort and Spa, A Kimpton Hotel

Cash in NOW…on another lavish get away!!! Shining the spotlight on one of my FAV places to luxuriate…..

Vegas Baby!!!!” ๐ŸŽฐ๐ŸŽฒ๐Ÿพ

Consider….MANDARIN ORIENTAL LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas, Nevada

This TRIPLE 5 STAR โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ hotel holds the AAA Five Diamond Award and three Forbes Five Star Awards…(one for every category!)

The Mandarinโ€™s โ€œLovers Toastโ€ package is offered year-round and includes some pretty swank privileges. Thereโ€™s a personalized visit to the Kiki de Montparnasse boutique (complete with Champagne)…. and a triple 5 star luxury room!!!


You’ll also get unlimited access passes to the Tian Quan Thermal Experiences at The Spa, and breakfast for two at MOzen Bistro. Couples winning in Lโค๏ธVE…can ~always~ try their luck at the casino!  

Website

mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas/


๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Hey!!!  Y’all should really consider traveling… to one of the sweetest cities for couples in the south….

Oh yes honey!  You can make your romantic dreams๐Ÿ’ญ come true…in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina 

See historic…mansions that have been standing for centuries… 

Take a Romantic walk near spanish moss-draped trees… and then…stroll down cobblestone…gas lamp-lit streets at night. Giddy-up! a horse-drawn carriage ride… is available for sightseeing –day โ˜€๏ธor night ๐ŸŒ›

Looking at the magnificent antebellum architecture, you might feel you’ve traveled back in time!

But just because this South Carolina city is proud to celebrate its heritage…doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past….

Charleston has LOTS of innovative restaurants, interesting shops, contemporary art galleries… and other sweet dealsโฃ๏ธ

Like the “My Sparkly Valentineโ€ package at Belmond Hotel in Charleston. 

๐Ÿ’•First…. you check  into the grand property…with superior Club Level accommodations…

๐Ÿ’• and then…Marvel over stunning views of the historic city skyline.

๐Ÿ’• why not Canoodle in a cozy banquette in the newly renovated, two-story Club Lounge over ๐Ÿฅ‚ champagne…Next: light snacks before a divine shopping experience at Croghanโ€™s Jewel Box, the oldest family-owned jewelry store in town and a treasure trove of estate and antique finds. 

Owners will offer  a tour of their 1790โ€™s building, provide more Champagne and a $5,000 store credit

Whether your style is a marquis Art Deco one-carat diamond ring or a fresh seed pearl bangle…dating back to the 1890s… 

youโ€™ll be sure to ~dazzle~ over dinner at the Charleston Grill, consistently at the top of criticโ€™s and celebritiesโ€™ dining lists.

Package starts at $6,100… They are available for travel anytime between February 10, 2017, and December 31, 2017. 

Couples purchasing the package for Valentineโ€™s Day….but plan to travel later in the year…will receive a special gift box for presentation on Valentineโ€™s Day.

To book the package visit http://www.belmond.com/charleston-place/packages or call 1-888-635-2350 use promo code SPARKLY.

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๐ŸŒดAloha Lovers!!!! โค๏ธ

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A premier Maui resort…. The  Montage Kapalua Bay is one of the finest places in Hawaii!!!!!