Ladies! Bring Your A-Game This Holiday Season with These ENHANCED Undergarments by Ashro! This Article is Must-Read!

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Hi Ladies!
How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! You have to bring your A-Game this holiday season!  This Article is Must-Read! Before you slide on your FABULOUS Dress for the October Masquerade Ball, Thanksgiving Gala,Christmas Bash, or New Year’s Explosion, you want to try some flattering undergarments! Waist Cinchers, Control Top Slips, and even ENHANCED briefs are DEFINITELY a Girl’s Best Friend! Check out the lovely under garments offered by Ashro! My friends JanetTabitha, and I were the models for this super fun photo shoot at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta! A shout-out to my daughter Antasha Royal of The Nomadic Flight Attendant! She was the photographer! Click on this link to view the article! Let me know what you think!
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October 16th is Boss’s Day! A Big Shout-Out to My AWESOME Editors!

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Hi Beautiful Family and Friends!! 😊

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! October 16, 2018 is National Boss’s Day! It’s such a SPECIAL day! So, don’t forget to get your boss something nice! Check out this link to learn about this day:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boss%27s_Day.

This unique holiday seems like the perfect time to let my AWESOME editors know how much I appreciate them! To the ladies and gentlemen below, whether I’ve been writing for you for 20 weeks or 20 years, I am so thankful for the kindness and generosity that you have extended to me! It is INDEED a pleasure working with you!  I have learned so much from you!

 ESSENCE Magazine – Thanks Charreah K. Jackson!

 AAA Southern Traveler Magazine – Thanks Deborah Reinhardt!

 Upscale Magazine – Thanks Nigel, Nina, and Sheryl! A big Shout-Out to owners, Bernard and Sheila!

 Upscale Living Magazine – Thanks Alina Cabral!  

 The Ashro BlogThanks Andrea, Simone, and Brenda!

Please enjoy your day and I trust that it is as AMAZING, AWESOME, and MARVELOUS as you!  Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

Check Out These Boss’s Day Links

  1. https://nationaltoday.com/national-bosss-day/
  2. https://www.calendar-365.com/holidays/boss’s-day.html
  3. https://www.awarenessdays.com/us/awareness-days-calendar/bosss-day-2018/
  4. https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/boss-day
  5. http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/bosss-day/

Check Out The Websites of My AWESOME Publications!

  1. https://www.essence.com/authors/leslie-e-royal/
  2. http://services.autoclubmo.aaa.com/traveler/south/index.html
  3. http://upscalemagazine.com/author/leslieroyal/
  4. https://www.upscalelivingmag.com/author/leslie-e-royal/
  5. https://www.ashro.com/blog/celebrate-season/

 

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Leslie Talks Vacation Budgeting on Travel Bags with Annita Radio Show on Sat, Oct 13 at 1:00 pm EST! Please Tune In!

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Greetings Beautiful Family and Friends! 😊

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! I am so very excited!  I will be joining my friend and fellow journalist Annita Thomas on her popular radio show called Travel Bags with Annita! How cool is that? My appearance will be on this Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm.  Saturday’s show will focus on a special series entitled “Traveling with Friends”. Part I of the series is “Budgeting and Planning”.

As you know, I’m a global travel writer, consumer finance journalist, and the author of Leslie’s Lane The Book! Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel & More! So, I had an opportunity to share several tips based on my travel writing, consumer writing, and chapter 3 of my book!

In addition to being an on-air host, Annita is an O, The Oprah Magazine Insider! As an ambassador, she partners with O, The Oprah Magazine and the many companies, organizations, and projects that Oprah works with! How so very EXCITING! Follow Annita on social media to keep up with all of her great segments on her show as well as what she’s doing next with the O magazine! Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @annitaNfriends. See her great images on Pinterest @annitast.  Follow her on Facebook – Travel Bags with Annita.  Her motto is: “We’re packed and ready to go!”

 Here’s How You Tune In to My Segment on Saturday!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Select one of the choices below!

  1. Set your radio dial to WDUN AM550 or FM102.9 if you’re up in the north Georgia area around Gainesville.
  2. Live Stream through Annita’s sitetravelbagswithannita.com and click the blue Listen Live button
  3. Live Stream through radio stationwdun.com and click Listen Live

Thanks so much and I look forward to you tuning in!  Please let me know what you think! Also, be sure to follow me on social media @LesliesLane as I share information that is sure to education, empower, and inspire you on a daily basis! Like my Facebook page called Leslie’s Lane! Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

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Your VOTE is your VOICE and it DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Register TODAY!

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Greetings Beautiful Friends and Family! 😊

How are you? I trust that you are having a wonderful day! This is a friendly reminder.  Well… Actually, it is not quite friendly. It is a CALL TO ACTION! Have you registered to vote? If not, please do so by your state’s registration deadline.  If you are already registered, please reach out to at least five individuals who are not and encourage them to get registered.

There are various ways in which you can vote.  That will be by mail, advance voting, and same day voting. Those same five friends that you encouraged to register, make sure that all of you get to the polls and VOTE!!!!  If you have to give others a ride, do so.  If you have to make reminder phone calls, do so. Your VOTE is your VOICE and it DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Please click on the links below.

I encourage you to forward the post to everyone that you know! Also, share the links below on social media!  Whether you are a Baby Boomer, Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z or Millennial, please pass the word!  Let’s get out and vote on Nov. 6! Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

https://www.whenweallvote.org/check-registration/

https://vote.gov/

https://www.rockthevote.org/register-to-vote/

https://vote.dosomething.org/

https://www.vote411.org/

https://www.voteriders.org/

https://www.whenweallvote.org/

https://www.fvap.gov/

https://front.moveon.org/register-to-vote/

https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/register-to-vote/

https://www.eac.gov/voters/register-and-vote-in-your-state/

https://www.nass.org/resources/voter-registration-month

https://www.nonprofitvote.org/

https://www.usvotefoundation.org/

https://www.usvotefoundation.org/ 

#LesliesLane  #Vote  #RockTheVote  #DoSomething  #Vote411  #VoteRiders #InstaVote

#Voting #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #Election2018

#MyVote #MyVote2018 #ElectionNight #ElectionNight2018 #Midterms #Midterms2018

#2018Election #2018Midterms #MyVoteCounts #Register #RegisterToVote #GoVote

#FamilyVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference 

#YourVoiceCounts  #HearMe #WhenWeAllVote

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Have you seen the August issue of Upscale? I’ve got three articles in it!

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Have you seen the August issue of Upscale magazine? I’m tickled pink about my three articles that are featured! One is “Stepping Out in Style”. This article spotlights Ashro, Vagabond, Seven Saints, Girlactik, and Vessel. The second focuses on the 100th Birthday of Nelson Mandela. Finally, the third piece is entitled “7 Bold, Back-to-College Backpacks and Bags You’ll Love”. The article includes products created by Travelpro, Jemma, Eagle Creek, Dooney, Solo NY, Peak Design, and Brooks England! – Leslie’s Lane – Upscale Magazine http://ow.ly/i/IlGOb

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Enjoy the VIP Treatment when you visit Cincinnati for its Music Festivals & Such!

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Enjoy the VIP Treatment when you visit Cincinnati! I’m so excited about writing for this AMAZING luxury publication called Upscale Living Magazine! My editor Alina is AWESOME! Click on this link to check out my article spotlighting The FAMED Cincinnati Music Festival! – http://ow.ly/Ks5e30lM79e – #UpscaleLivingMagazine #CincyExperience #CMF2018 #LesliesLane #Ohio #Cincy #Cincinnati – @CincyExperience – @CincyMusicFest – @SottoCincy – @WestinCincinnati – @BoomtownBiscuitBar – @UpscaleLivingMG

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My First Article Appeared in AAA Southern Traveler! And… I’m One of This Month’s ESSENCE Featured Contributors! I’m Giddy With EXCITEMENT!

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Greetings Beautiful Family and Friends!

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! I am giddy with excitement! Finally, I can unveil my latest publication! I am the newest contributor to AAA Southern Traveler magazine!   My first article is entitled: “This Road Trip’s in the Bag”!  This is AWESOME on so many levels!  It has always been a dream of mine to write on a regular basis for mainstream publications.  This one is one of the greatest! Of course, you are familiar with the AAA brand! (You know… the best club in the world!) If you have a AAA Auto Club card, you have entrée into EVERYTHING!  Well now… AAA has a group of publications that reach 36 million readers globally! And… AAA Southern Traveler is one of them!

I received my first assignment more than a year ago!  It has been all that I could do to keep this quiet and under wraps for a year!  But… I’ve been giving little hints along the way.  I’ve covered four cities on assignment for the publication over the last 12 months!  This article, in the Sept/Oct issue, covers the super cool Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama.  I really had a blast! Without giving too much away, the other cities involved the following: (1) having a front row seat at Ragtrade Atlanta Fashion Week!  (2) Tony and I watching Atlanta Falcons play The New Orleans Saints (rivals) from the press box! (3) Staying at the Beautiful Bohemian in Birmingham and seeing things like the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.  I had to email Dan Cathy over at Chick-fil-A to tell him that they’re raving fans. (4) Spending a few quiet days near Ole Miss in Oxford, MS as I rekindled my love for books at the famed Square Books store!

None of this could have happened without the kindness and consideration of my new editor Debbie! Debbie, you are such a pleasure to work with! Thanks so much for all of your help!  You are so thoughtful and think of everything! You even cheer me on when you see my social media posts! You are simply the BEST! I look forward to working with this exceptional international brand in the years to come!!!

The news just gets BETTER! Wow! Have you seen the Sept issue of ESSENCE?!!! Guess who’s one of the featured contributors?!!! My pic is alongside the INCREDIBLE Andre Leon Talley no less! I’m walking on Cloud 9! Special thanks to my BEAUTIFUL editor Charreah as well as the editorial team for selecting me for such an honor! You are simply THE BEST! BTW, Charreah has written an EXCEPTIONAL book called Boss Bride: The Powerful Woman’s Playbook for Love and Success! Please head to her website to see all of the details! — https://www.bossbride.com/

I was indeed blessed as I interviewed Emily David and Bernada Nicole Baker (my AKA sorority sister) for my article entitled “Hope After Harvey”. The resilience of the spirit is AMAZING! These beautiful ladies shared inspirational stories regarding life after Hurricane Harvey in Houston that will genuinely touch your hearts. With supermodel Naomi Campbell on the cover, please feel free to pick up the issue from any newsstand near you! Feel free to click on this link to subscribe to ESSENCE! You’ll get access to the digital edition and… you’ll get a FREE gift too! —  https://www.essence.com/  — My hair, makeup, and photo shoot were courtesy of Stephanie Janelle Bryant of DonJanelle Hair Salon and Jan Taylor Cosmetics! Click on this link to reach her: http://hairsalonindecaturga.com/.

I’m feeling rather nostalgic (and pleasantly so) about now! So, can you please indulge me? I could not be where I am today without God placing so many special editors and individuals in my life! I am so grateful and thankful to Him for His many blessings! I began my professional writing career in 1995.

I wrote for a wonderful man by the name of Mr. David Smith. Mr. Smith was the publisher of The Atlanta Bulletin newspaper.  I reached out to every publication in the city in order to write.  That was to no avail.  Although, I had an undergrad degree in journalism, I had no experience. He shared that he doesn’t pay.  But I could write for him, get experience, and go on to get paid opportunities! And that certainly happened!… Two years later!!! LOL!!!

I earned my first $50 for an article by writing for my dear friend, the AMAZING Jennifer French Parker, publisher of CrossRoadsNews! In addition to being an editor, she was a mentor! She taught me how to shape my thoughts properly while condensing my words into the appropriate word count. I was able to go on to write for several wonderful local publications.

Soon, I had the opportunity to write for my first national publication! And that is Upscale magazine! Before I mention editors, I just want to thank Bernard and Sheila Bronner of the LEGENDARY, WELL RESPECTED, MUCH ADMIRED Bronner Family! Bernard and Sheila, thank you so much for your kindness and consideration of others.  I often tell others that there are two great families that I admire!  That is… The Cathy Family of Chick-fil-A and The Bronner Family of Bronner Brothers Products! Both families have been blessed with wealth.  At the same time, all members of these families are humble, caring and kind.  Chick-fil-A shares that it is important to them to treat everyone with honor, dignity and respect.  Although the Bronners’ don’t say that, that is how they treat everyone! After 20 years, thank you for continuing to allow me to be a part of the Upscale family! — http://upscalemagazine.com/author/leslieroyal/

To my dear friends, Nigel, editorial director and Mikie, production director. You are SIMPLY THE BEST! OMG! Oh My Goodness! You are my two big brothers from other mothers! Thanks for always being  there for me in not just my writing for Upscale, but my Leslie’s Lane projects as well! Every time I call on you, you are there for me! Special thanks to my lovely editors (past and present) including Kimberly, Sheryl and Nina!

I soon began writing for INTERNATIONAL publications Black Enterprise magazine and ESSENCE magazine! – https://www.blackenterprise.com/author/Leslie/ – Thanks so much to Tanisha, Monique, Tamara, Lynya, and Charreah! You classy ladies are PHENOMENAL!  You have always been so kind, supportive and friendly! I appreciate that! And… thanks so much for making me a featured contributor for the second time in my ESSENCE career! I cannot thank you enough! – https://www.essence.com/authors/leslie-e-royal/

I am SUPER EXCITED about my latest writing opportunities! I am a contributor to The Ashro Blog! I have written three articles so far! The blog is the digital publication for the Ashro website. Ashro is a global brand that is the premier site for African American women’s clothing! It is an honor and pleasure working with Andrea, Brenda, and Simone! You are more than AWESOME! – https://www.ashro.com/blog/celebrate-us/ – I also write for Upscale Living magazine. It is a SPECTACULAR luxury, lifestyle publication! Stay tuned for two special EXCLUSIVES that will be published by my new lovely editor Alina! I’m keeping them under wraps for right now too!  But… I’ve been giving hints along the way over the past few months.  –  http://upscalelivingmag.com/?s=petrossian

Of course, thank you so much to my family!  To my WONDERFUL hubby Tony, daughter Antasha, son Jay, Mother Lizzie, sisters Sissie and Natalie, niece/assistant LeTonya, BFF Lisa, godson Bryson and countless others!  I just don’t know what I would do without you!  Thanks for encouraging me and counseling me! Special thanks to my pastor Dr. Lee, first lady Yolanda, and friends Lady Anne, Liz, Donna, Stephanie, Janet, Brenda, Annita, and countless others! Thanks Valerie and Mackenzie Morgan of On Common Ground News for publishing my articles and writing pieces on my books and other projects! You are so very supportive of all that I do!   I thank God for you all!

So, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve got so many irons in the fire and projects in the works! Please feel free to follow me @LesliesLane on all of my social media. I’ll be doing a lot more writing!  It is my prayer that I can inspire, empower, and educate others through my writing. Thanks for taking the time to read my open letter to editors and individuals that have positively impacted my life!  May God continue to richly bless each of you as He keeps you in perfect peace.

Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, social media influencer, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, FORTUNE.com, AAA Southern Traveler, Upscale, Upscale Living, The Ashro Blog, and Chron.com. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books: How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s CreateSpace (Amazon $9.95) and Leslie’s Lane The Book! Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel and More! (Amazon $14.95). Follow her on social media @LesliesLane.

 

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