To be honest, I started 2018 not sure what God plans were for me. Since attending my very first red carpet for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, in 2014. I’ve felt like, my career been a bit of a fairy tale, despite some of the challenges I have faced. This year, after, lifting my plans up to God to be able to continue to build the site and create the vision that I have to launch a few exciting new services. He sent me a confirmation in the form of Pixie Dust.
I’ve been invited to an extraordinary event hosted by Disney, Marvel Studios & Disney/Pixar exclusively for their top Bloggers in Los Angeles from Sunday, January 28th – Wednesday, January 31st! 24 beautiful influencers and I, are blessed to experience an epic adventure that includes. . .
Us venturing into the depths of Wakanda by attending the red carpet premiere of Marvel BLACK PANTHER and interviewing some of the stars from the film! The film follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Ok, Wakanda is a fictional location. However, Black Panther is the first black superhero in mainstream American comic books. He debuted in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). As an African American mother of two college-bound sons, who are huge comic book fans, is it big deal in our home that Marvel is bringing his story to life on the big screen.
We will celebrate Walt Disney Signature Collection release of LADY AND THE TRAMP (available on Digital 1/20 and Blu-ray 1/27) with a delicious Italian dinner and learn how to paint a “Lady and the Tramp” themed painting.
The 1955 original Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady’s household, threaten to keep them apart.
Ok, guys, Matt’s Italian, his favorite Disney Classic it Lady the Tramp and the first meal he made me was a spaghetti dinner, which was his way of recreating his favorite scene in the film. So I am, can’t wait to paint him a “Lady and the Tramp” themed painting.
Our Epic Adventure Continues
As we enjoy an authentic Mexican dinner on Los Angeles’ historic Olvera Street in honor of the in-home release of Disney/Pixar’s COCO with special guest Anthony Gonzalez (voice of “Miguel”). In-home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on Feb. 13, and on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 27.
Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” —the story of a 12-year-old aspiring musician’s extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors—won a 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Motion Picture, topped the domestic box office Thanksgiving holiday weekend, became the highest grossing film of all time in Mexico, broke records in China and earned widespread praise, receiving 96 percent from critics and 97 percent from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
This vibrant tale filled with love and laughter arrives home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on Feb. 13, and on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 27. (Here are 3 LESSONS KIDS WILL LEARN FROM DISNEY’S COCO & 5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DISNEY/PIXAR COCO)
Attention All Bachelor Fans
Finally, we will be getting a sneak peek at The Bachelor Winter Games and interview host Chris Harrison.
The First Time Ever, Bachelors and Bachelorettes From Around the World Mix Love, Humor and Friendly Competition on ‘The Bachelor Winter Games,’ the Newest Addition to ABC’s Hit Romance Reality Franchise, Premiering Tuesday, February 13 along with a Q&A with host Chris Harrison.
Here is a little fun fact my lovely niece Jaimi King, was a contestant on Season 21 of The Bachelor and she appeared in Bachelor In Paradise Season 4, Episode 4. I think it is neat that I get to cover the franchises latest installment.
As a mom of three multicultural kids who are African American and Italian, I am very excited to be a part of such historical event. Thank you, Disney, Marvel Studios & Disney/Pixar for including me on this trip.