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Thoughts and Adventures of Cocoa Brown

Who is "Cocoa Brown"? Many seem to think they know her.

Many seem to think that they are friends with her, have loved her, and well her family. .they along with everyone else have no clue.

The "Thoughts and Adventures" of this beautiful BROWN woman will come from experiences with friends, family, business dealings, life, and of course LOVE.

Sometimes short thoughts. .
Sometimes long stories. .so you too can walk through the experience

Poised and always Sophisticated is the Lady by day. .but no matter what "Cocoa Brown" is always around. .

And here we go. .

Reflections on "The Man". .

"There is something about this man. .I don't have to see him with my eyes to know that he is near. .in my presence. It's like an electric surge that travels from the ends of the hair on my head all the way down to the tips of my french manicured toes. I immediately sit up straight or stand taller. My head is a little higher. I don't have to hear his…

Sistahs Chat 3

Annnnnnd I am back!!

Back with another AWEsome panel of women featuring. .
Sabrina Hagood Co-Owner/CFO of 2 Diva's Jewelry
Natalie Newbill Miss Black Tennessee USA 2012/Motivational Speaker
Marquita Ector Blogger of "Edwina Lashan"/Stylist
DaNietra Hall Owner DHall Events/Blogger "The Fairy Glam Mother"
April Johnson Lifestlye Blogger

And Special Guest. .
Stephan Labossiere
Life & Relationship Expert/ Author "God Where Is My Boaz"

Katha D. Blackwell, MSW
Social Worker/ Author "Not Another Victim"

This will not be a chat you want to miss. We will discuss life, love, and the dynamics of healthy relationships. For girls, women, boys, and men. So Brothas. .Please do not exclude yourself from this event because we talk about everything that relates to you all too.

Also DO NOT forget to purchase both of the Author's books!!
"God Where Is My Boaz"

"Not Another Victim"

Being Single: 5 Reasons it may be BEST

So many of us have started out the New Year Single. . and to be honest some of us have started out several New Year's in a row this way. It has it's up and downs but at the end of the day it is for the best. .at this particular time. You can get to know yourself better, love yourself better, and go at your journey towards greatness. This is an article I read last year from Stephan Labossiere author of "God Where is My Boaz?" and felt the need to repost it here for us read and marinate on ;")

Written by: Stephan Labossiere

There is nothing wrong with being single! Too many people have made being single the equivalent to having a disease that needs to be cured right away. People will immediately assume something must be wrong with you and to be honest there likely is something that needs to be addressed within you. Not because you’re single, but because you are a human being, and we all have issues. Some w…

Orchid Craze

Before the end of 2013 Pantone let the world know what the chosen color for the year 2014 would be. .and that is Radiant Orchid. I offered up a tip of advice for those looking to rock this beautiful shade but there is more than just 1 of this beautiful color. Finding out which shade is perfect for you is the key. It's not only for the purpose of wearing. .but you will find this color is Gorgeous in shoes, nail color shades, even adding a pop to a room in your home, or decor.

Here are a few FAVs I found online to share. .

The "Little Orchid Dress" will be a staple for any Fashionistas wardrobe for this Spring/Summer. This particular style is a twist on the "LBD" and can be paired for the office with the perfect Cardigan and Scarf. My night the Cardigan and Scarf can be removed and replace with a beautiful collar statement necklace, bracelet, and earrings.

Nothing says sophistication like a classic Manolo Blahnik. (I have a Black leather pair similar to this and…

Boots are made for Stylin~*

Here is another great article on Boots!! Fall and Winter are the perfect time of year for you to let bring out your flyest sweaters and rock your baddest or most comfy boots. Also check me out rocking the classic Frye boots (I was cracking up in this photo!! So much FUN)~*

Written by: Karen Nazor Hill
For: Chattanooga Times Free Press January 2, 2014

So you thought UGG boots were a passing thing, huh?


Gaye Maxwell, manager of the shoe department at Dillard's, says UGG still is its No. 1-selling boot, followed closely by Frye boots. Both brands are "flying out of the store," Maxwell says.

The popularity of the boots, particularly UGG, surprises Dillard's manager Bill Graves.

"I thought they'd last a few seasons, but it gets bigger every year," he says. "In fact, the popularity of boots across the board is amazing. I see them on everybody -- even babies."

The UGG sheepskin boot has been around since the late 1970s and, because of its war…

SophistiKat Book Club is BACK!!

Hey Everybody!! Pearls, Books, and Tea is BACK!!

I have had the book club for over a year now and have had some great meetings with SophistiKats who love to read just as much as I do. Now I received a few emails from Brothas who would like to be apart of the book club as well but couldn't get past the "Pearls". LoL!! I understand and I don't want to exclude you all. So I want ALL the Brothas to know that they are welcome to join, come out and chat. Hey. .Bring your Bow-tie ;")

As women single, in a relationship, or married we can all use some advice. How to approach dating from a Christian standpoint, how to keep the sparks flying after we are committed, and also insight into the mind of men so that we can understand them better while learning how to convey our needs for understanding as well. I posted tips for my Single SophistiKats (from to start the year off and in conjunction with those tips I felt this would be the perfect read on the journey t…


2013 was a wonderful year with many blessings for each of us. Let us start this year with a renewed spirit and faith that our walk with God is not yet done here on earth and allow him to use us for the betterment of this world. I don't know about you but I had to praise his name and give him Thanks for ALL that he has not only done for me but all of my friends and loved ones. I watched so many people flourish and step into their divine purpose last year and it felt great. I am so proud of all of you and have expressed it to each of you throughout the year. All of those who have supported me in my endeavors, believed in what I tried to do, and were just there with encouraging words. .I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I leave you with this quote to start your year:

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."~Harriet Tubman*

Go Get IT!!


Single SophistiKat's Guide to the New Year

It is a New day and a New YEAR!! Some of us are in committed relationships. .some engaged. .some married. .and well some of us are still SINGLE and FABulous. I am in the Single and FAB category and wanted to share a few tips with my ladies on how to operate in this year. Old patterns have to cease and we have to move forward renewed and open for all that life and 2014 has to offer us. One of my FAV writers Charli Penn for has broken it down in the perfect list for us. .Take notes. .Take the Pledge. .and Let's GO!!

Written for
By: Charli Penn

I Will Not Apologize for My Success
You’ve worked very hard for all the accomplishments and success in your life and any man worth your time will recognize that it’s something to be proud of, not apologetic for. If he expects you to be less of a woman, he’s obviously less of a man. Red flag alert.

I Will Not Respond If He Texts Instead of Calls
Let’s face it, you don’t text the ones you love, you call them. If he can’t ta…