(Pics) Ford & Essence Present My City, 4 Ways Atlanta Cultural Festival!

“My City, Four Ways” took Atlanta by storm with an amazing culture festival held at Mason Fine Art Gallery. Essence, the number one media company dedicated to African-American women and Ford Motor Company brought together Atlanta’s most notable tastemakers, innovators, leaders and Yours Truly was on the scene!

BRAVO to some of our top PR’s  who worked together in making this a spectacular experience!  The event created an unparalleled Atlanta culture guide from the perspectives of young dynamic African-American influencers – across music, art, fashion and food – representing the city’s social and cultural landscapes today.


Designer Kenya Freeman [Style Influencer]; Visual Artist Kashmir Thompson [Art Influencer]; Grammy-nominated Singer-Songwriter Anthony David [Music Influencer]; ATL Food Blogger Erica Keys [Food Influencer] / Photo RobinLori
Charreah Jackson and DJ Princess Cut/ Photo by RobinLori


Essence Lifestyle & Relationships Editor Charreah Jackson and Rajoielle, Multicultural Marketing Manager for Lincoln!

Charreah Jackson and Rajoielle / Photo by RobinLori


Other notable attendees included: comedian Loni Love, Chef Akhi, music producer and songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox, actress Keisha Knight Pulliam, vintners The McBride Sisters, music industry trailblazer Shanti Das, urban fashion pioneer April Walker, Derek J, chef Jason Ellis and designer Tracy Nicole.

OK, so here’s the deal…  I got a late start Saturday morning and wasn’t able to stay very long.  By the time I completed the “Ride & Drive”… I only had 10 minutes to get through all of the wonderful “indoor” activities before making a MAD DASH to Macy’s for my photo shoot.  Take a look at my short adventure through the festival with my lens.


Ride & Drive with Ford Vehicles:

I’ve tested many cars but decided to try something new…. the Super Duty 150 Ford truck!  I was pleasantly surprised to see all of the luxuries of a town car with so much space and power.


Curated tasting experience:

Chef Virgil Harper of Suite Food Lounge 

Chef Virgil Harper
Photo by RobinLori


Chef Mark Phillips of Southern Temptaion

Chef Mark Phillips
Chef Mark Phillips
Photo by RobinLori


Warriors In Pink:


Pop-up fashion shops from local designers:

Photo by RobinLori


Photo by RobinLori


Wine Tastings:

Vintners The McBride Sisters

Photo by RobinLori


The McBride Sisters/ Photo by RobinLori


Music performances from national artists:

Ugh, I missed the interactive art and special performances by Anthony David, Tweet and Algebra Blessett… but here’s a few fun pics I pulled from Instagram:


Sending a VERY SPECIAL thanks to the entire My City, Four Ways team for the invite!


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