Sunday, September 30, 2012

In The Spotlight - KrisTina Berry

KrisTina Berry is a 32 year old busy member of our Louisville, KY chapter. She and long time boyfriend, Charles, are parents to 2 fur babies! Ben, 11 and Cassie, 10.

KrisTina is currently a super busy employee holding down two jobs! She is an office assistant at Steel Technologies, as well as a customer service associate at Kohls Department Store.

During her spare time KrisTina loves to read and do crafts while always making time for exercise. Zumba and yoga are among her favorites when it's time to burn those extra calories!

KrisTina and her family recently returned from a much needed trip to Myrtle Beach, and are already planning their next vacay to the West Coast. Take us with you, KrisTina!

KrisTina joined the LBDC a year ago looking to meet new, adventurous women while trying different activities throughout the Louisville area. She says she has enjoyed meeting each and every one of her fellow LBDC members and is always looking forward to the next event!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Everybody Loves Cowgirls and Cocktails!

The Little Black Dress Club recently hosted it’s first Multi-Chapter event! LBDC members from Columbus and Louisville packed their bags and hit the road for a weekend trip to Nashville. Car rides were full of lively conversation, the latest and greatest celebrity gossip and lots of road trip approved snacks such as peach gummy rings, trail mix and hot fries!

Columbus started their weekend with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival and Jim Beam Distillery and then made their way to our town where they met up with 
our Louisville and Nashville members. Our LBDC Nashville hostesses designed a fun itinerary that included some of the most well known hot spots in the downtown area. Stops included Coyote Ugly, The Wildhorse Saloon, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and the Paradise Park Trailer Resort!

Saturday night started off with a group dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Conversations and laughter could be heard throughout as our ladies got to know each other and shared stories of their road trip. Some of the favorite stops of the night were The Stage, Legends and Honky Tonk - some of Nashville’s finest right there! Both the Columbus and Louisville chapter members commented on the southern hospitality that Nashville is known for. 

As the weekend came to a close, the Columbus ladies headed back home but not before stopping to tour Mammoth Cave on their way. Our Louisville members could not pass up the opportunity to shop till they dropped before heading home!

One of the best weekends in LBDC history, all the ladies had a great time. So much so, that “LBDC Road Trip Part Deux” is already in the works! This November my fellow Nashville ladies and I will pack our bags and hit the road to Louisville. Picking up Cincinnati, Clarksville and Birmingham members on our way, we have a weekend full of fun events planned! Starting with a B.I.N.G.O game and tour of a local whiskey distillery, we will end the night with a great dinner with our Louisville members. Sunday morning will bring delicious brunch followed by an underground boat tour! Become an official LBDC member now, and then RSVP for this awesome road trip. It won’t be the same without ya!

-Shay Ashcraft
Social Media Director, LBDC


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Little Black Prada Dress

How many women do you know whose favorite movie is “The Devil Wears Prada”? Correct answer: All of them!

Did you know that Patricia Field, the costume designer, also did the wardrobe for “Sex and the City”, the series and the movie?

With the fall season upon us, why not grab all your girlfriends and get together for a DWP themed GNO? Light a fire, pour some wine and put The Devil Wears Prada in the Blu-ray!

While watching the movie, whip up a Grilled (Jarlsberg) Cheese Sandwich and test your knowledge to see who the biggest fan is! Have prizes such as a copy of the DVD to award to the biggest fan. Draw names to try and answer trivia questions, or just take turns sharing your favorite scenes, fashion accessories or characters.

The Little Black Dress Club has incorporated The Devil Wears Prada into several of their events and always with much success! Here are a few facts, hints, goofs and trivia questions to help get you started with your DIY DWP party!

Make sure you stay tuned to the very end for 2 fabulously simple DWP recipes! And don’t forget to join us in time for the next fabulous event in your area!

~Christine Zellers

Sunday, September 23, 2012

In the Spotlight - Suzy Hicks

Suzy Hicks is a 34 year old married mom of 2 from our Columbus, OH chapter. She and her husband are parents to a 6 year old daughter and a 1 year old son. I bet they keep you guys busy!

Suzy works as a Director of Marketing during the day, and on her off time she loves to go shopping, read a good book, exercise and spend time with her family.

Suzy travels a lot with her job and can be found in Las Vegas at a minimum of 3 times a year. The Hicks family is currently busy planning a Disney Cruise vacation! Maybe she can recruit Minnie Mouse into the LBDC!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Awards Extravaganza!

What does your favorite awards show say about you?


You're a clear-headed problem solver!

These honors are handed out based on votes from Americans like you. "Folks who tune in to watch tend to be logical thinkers who are confident that their ideas make a difference," says celebrity watcher, Melissa Rivers. Your feisty determination and direct approach to problems indicate "emotional intelligence" - which studies show leads to a happy successful life!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dancing Diva's

The Columbus Chapter recently took our town by storm as we donned 80's attire and headed out to Skully's Music Diner. Skully's hosted "Ladies 80's Night" and twelve TOTALLY RAD ladies from LBDC Columbus gathered for the event! 

Not only did we represent Columbus, we also represented the 1980s!  Whew, what a blast from the past!  Legwarmers, hairspray, blue eye shadow and lots of bangles completed the attire for these 12 "Dancing Diva's." And let's not forget the pixy stix! There were LOTS of pixy stix!

We went all out for this fun event. This was a great welcome for our new member, Grace, and an awesome way to show her how much fun this chapter can have! Grace was officially "pinned" as a new LBDC member and we all enjoyed the evening festivities. 

The constant reminder of what our 80's were all about made for a nostalgic and incredibly fun evening. We hope to see YOU at our next event!


~ Dr. Rachel Blankenship
Director, Columbus Chapter

Sunday, September 16, 2012

In The Spotlight - Nancy Hepner

Nancy Hepner, originally from Melbourne, Florida, has lived in Annapolis, Maryland for seven years where she joined the Annapolis chapter of the LBDC.

Nancy joined the Air Force 13 years ago and spent the first five years in Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska before being transferred to Andrews AFB, Maryland. Her current position in the Air force is Flight Attendant on Air Force Two. Her passengers include Vice President Joe Biden as well as high ranking government officials including the Speaker of the House, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of State.

Some of Nancy's favorite hobbies are traveling, sailing, scrap-booking, and of course, attending Little Black Dress Club events!

We are proud to have Nancy in this week's "Member Spotlight."

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Feeling Like a Dip?

Pinterest seems to be the new "go-to" site for art projects, party planning, DIY and recipes!

We found this great recipe from Simply Gourmet that someone had pinned to their appetizer board. With football season here, this would be a great recipe to fix on a Sunday afternoon or for a tailgating party!

For more great repins from the Annapolis chapter, make sure you follow our boards on Pinterest!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Follow, Like, Pin or Stalk!

Seems like this generation has become one of social media, and the Little Black Dress Club is no exception!

We have recently created several new social media outlets for the LBDC. We have several chapters on facebook, as well as a national page. We are also on twitter and pinterest. We will be updating our blog on a regular basis and we are currently working on a youtube channel! Here are a few links to some of our national pages.





Check out our "Find Us On The Web" page above to find links to our other chapters on the web!

Make sure you subscribe to our blog for information on how to find the chapter in your area on the social media network of your choice. In addition-don't forget to check us out on Sundays for a new blog section titled "Member Spotlight!" Each week on our blog we will feature one of our outstanding members. Tune in to get to know these ladies and find out why they love the LBDC!

See you on the web!

 ~Shay Ashcraft
Social Media Director, LBDC

Sunday, September 9, 2012

In The Spotlight - LaDonna Gaines

LaDonna Gaines is a 28 year old vivacious woman in the LBDC Nashville, TN chapter. She was born in Pisa, Italy and moved to Nashville from Birmingham, AL 4 years ago.

LaDonna currently works as a medical case manager with Travelers Insurance. She is also a Certified Specialist of Poison Information with the TN Poison Center.

LaDonna loves reading, walking, cross-stitching and latch-hooking. She also loves to travel and learning to cook new foods. LaDonna just returned from a trip to Hawaii and is excitedly planning trips to DC, Vegas and a cruise!

LaDonna says that she has been really happy being an LBDC member for almost 2 years. She loves the social activities, meeting new people, and the great events. She says her favorite perks of membership are the discounts, free movies and goodie bags!

When asked for any words of wisdom or final thoughts during her interview, LaDonna said “Live life to the fullest. You never know what tomorrow may bring.” Great words of wisdom, LaDonna! We are proud to have you in this week’s “Member Spotlight.”

Friday, September 7, 2012

LBDC Names New Social Media Director!

Exciting news this month at LBDC! The leadership team has decided to add one more talented woman to the fold.

Nashville Chapter Co Director, Shay Ashcraft, has agreed to come on board as the new Social Media Director. Upon assuming this role, Shay will spend the next few weeks working on a business plan for a social media strategy for the Little Black Dress Club. She has already gotten started on creating both Pinterest and Twitter pages for the Nashville and Birmingham Chapters and a Pinterest page for our Tracy Chapter.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Welcome to the new LBDC blog!

Welcome! Thank you so much for taking time to read our new blog!

By subscribing now, you can expect to read recaps of our events, all about our charity work, how you can start a chapter and become a director in your area, member spotlights, LBDC favorite recipes, fashion, travel and adventure, view photos and more!