Sunday, September 28, 2008

Will You Be There?

It's almost October and that means it's time for the annual Philadelphia Locks Conference. This is the ultimate occasion for Philly area ladies with locks to get together. The Conference is again being held at the Palmer Charter School, 910 N. 6th Street (just south of Girard Ave). You can get more information about the conference, vendors and schedule here. Although the Conference is 2 days, we'll be getting together on Saturday, October 4. The Conference opens at noon; while many of us may not arrive until about 2pm, feel free to go any time that's convenient for you.

After all the shopping and classes, we'll start gathering together at about 6:30 at the main entrance to the Locks Conference and then leave for dinner. We have reservations at GiGi's Restaurant, located at 319 Market St. Here's a link to their menu. We had dinner at this restaurant last year, however, they've made several changes to their tapas (appetizers) selections, and they also have regular dinner entrees.

Last year, we had almost 25 ladies join us. If you don't want to be left out of the fun, please email me as soon as possible so I can make sure to save room for you.

See you there!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Time to Get Together Again



Let’s celebrate ODUNDE FESTIVAL! together

WHEN: Sunday, June 8th, 2008
WHERE: South Street between 21st and 23rd Streets

DINNER:5pm Miss Tootsie’s Restaurant and Lounge
1312 South St.

Please rsvp with:

or Brenda ~

You can also rsvp via this blog, but please be sure to leave an email address so I can get back in touch with you.
Click Here for more info about Odunde

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

SOuthern(Girl) Hospitality

I knew I was likely to be in the Orlando area during the week before Easter, so when I saw a notice in Lockitup that the Sisterlocked ladies in Central Florida were planning a gathering for March 22, I emailed SOuthernGirl and asked her if I could attend.

As it turned out, she had completely overlooked that fact that the date she suggested was the Saturday before Easter. So, unfortunately, the other ladies could't join us as they had plans. But, since I had already committed to being there, she was gracious enough to meet me anyway. Truly southern hospitality! She is such a sweet young lady and the two of us spent about three hours just talking away about everything under the sun and hair. She's got big plans and I have no doubt she's together enough to make them come true. And I met her mom, another charming woman.

When I told my mom and sister that I had dinner plans for Saturday evening (and my DH wasn't there!) they were surprised since they were unaware I had any friends in the area. I said I'm meeting them for the first time. Of course, they looked at me as if I'd grown another head. I then had to explain how I came to "know" these ladies - very strange to explain it to a non-locked person without sounding crazy. I know people form e-relationships centered on common careers, sports and recreational activities, yet that seems pretty normal. I don't know of any other types of hair groups.

Since my mom and sister live in St. Cloud, I find that I'm down there up to four times a year. My next two visits will likely be towards the end of August and Thanksgiving. I've already told her I want to meet the other ladies in the orlando area when I return.

I know this is my first post in quite some time, but I can't promise that I'll do better. I'm just not naturally inclined to put my thoughts down. But as soon as we make plans for another gathering here in Philly, you can bet I'll blog about that. Something should be coming up soon.....