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My City Four Ways Memphis

A few weeks ago, I was invited to the Essence + Ford event, My City, Four Ways here in Memphis. (Previous post here) The event was held at The Propcellar, a venue I surprisingly haven’t heard of before. I am a native Memphian who relocated to Atlanta about four years ago. But I am now spending lots more time in Memphis and I find I am being introduced to new places and events in Memphis, as well as being reintroduced to those places I sort-of remember.

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My City Four Ways Memphis

This photo courtesy of KPFusion


ESSENCE magazine and FORD wanted to illuminate and celebrate the city I love and adore—Memphis. MY CITY, 4 WAYS was about the food, music, art and style of Memphis. We were treated with a lively fusion of live musical performances, live painting, and style in Memphis! We also indulged in savory creations by Chef D. Arthur and exceptional cocktails. And can we talk about how we were able to test-drive the many Ford vehicles of our choice that I didn’t get to do?!?

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Loni Love of The REAL + ESSENCE Senior Editor, Charreah Jackson hosted the event while DJ Tootz stimulated the musical atmosphere this year. They definitely keep the crowd pleased and kyped! ESSENCE® My City Four Ways granted access to gaining tips for navigating your business from Creative Director June Ambrose (the fashion Hunni) and Founder of the Vanity Group Karleen Roy. Patrice Banks, of Girls Auto Clinic, an all-women auto body garage in Philly (you better go , Girl!!!), gave us tips on how to take care of our cars. She also did a book signing…Beauty + Brains!!! My kinda girl!!! Kelis, you remember here, right? My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard!!! Yes, she was there too!!! I had no idea she was a chef, did you?!? She did her thing during the event and that was a treat in itself!

My City Four Ways Memphis

This photo courtesy of KPFusion

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The only thing I’m not satisfied with is I didn’t get to sample ALL the hor d’oeurves or take eough photos for you guys. I will know the next time!

This event was absolutely wonderful and Memphis made me proud. Hopefully, Essence + Ford were pleased with the outcome of this event and return next year. I’m very happy to have been invited to attend.

Thank you to ESSENCE + Ford for bringingMy City 4 Ways to Memphis!

This post brought to you by Essence.


  1. November 29, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Sounds like it was a great event to be invited to attend. You described it very well and the photos were excellent.

  2. Keshia
    November 29, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    I always enjoy events like this. They are packed with information. Looks like fun!

  3. November 29, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    The food looks amazing! The photos are great 💕

  4. November 29, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Very nicely done.Memphis was represented well. Thanks for the photos. Love Sistas in that Big Hair shot!!

  5. November 29, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    What a fun way to explore the culture of your hometown! From the food to the music, Memphis seems like the place to be. Glad you got to experience such a special celebration of your city.

  6. November 29, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Sounds like such a fun event! Loved reading about your experience and seeing the photos. Very cool!

  7. November 29, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Sounds like a super fun and entertaining event! You know, I hear that Kelis song so often and always wonder “where is she now”. It is cool that she is a chef.

  8. Joline
    November 29, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Looks like such a fun event! And what a wonderful way to celebrate Memphis.

  9. November 29, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    This looks like such a fun event. And what a great way to showcase your town. I haven’t been to Memphis but would love to visit one day.

  10. November 30, 2017 / 12:41 am

    How cool seems you had a blast so many celebrities too! Ford is a great brand they really organize great events.

  11. Kim
    December 1, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Wow, this looked like such a wonderful, fun event! Memphis is a great place!!

  12. Glenda
    December 1, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    It looks like it was an amazing event. So many fabulous people and delicious food.

  13. December 2, 2017 / 2:54 am

    This looks like such an amazing event. I enjoyed reading your experience and love the pics you’ve shared. I am sure Essence+Ford must be really happy with the outcome of the event.

  14. December 2, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    What a cool event to be part of! Love that there’s good food and music. It looks like you guys had a great time!

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