Please check out my Upscale Mini-Profile – “Wow Her This Mother’s Day with the Tea Forte´ Paradis Gift Set”

Hi Beautiful Family and Friends! 🙂

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! Please feel free to click on the above link to view my mini-profile as well as find links to other articles I’ve written! Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

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Please Check Out My Latest Article Featuring Fabulous Hotel Colee in Buckhead Atlanta! I Love That Place and You Will Too!

Hi Beautiful Family and Friends!

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! Please feel free to check out my latest article for an excellent publication call An Idea. It publishes on the super popular platform called Medium. Feel free to follow me @leslieslane in order to receive info on the best places to visit while planning your vacation! Just click on this link! Thanks and have a great week!

Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

Please check out my latest article for An Idea publication on the super popular Medium platform. Just click on this link: https://medium.com/an-idea/fascinating-art-design-style-and-hospitality-abound-at-hotel-colee-in-buckhead-atlanta-5aaa1f0ba7ca?sk=41bb54ddc862a79d774629dd1681df13

Retreat to FABULOUS Hotel Colee and bask in style, elegance, and sophistication! https://www.hotelcolee.com/ – @IngeniousPiece @Medium  @LesliesLane @hotelcolee @autographhotels @marriottbonvoy  #LesliesLane #Buckhead #BuckheadAtlanta #BuckheadATL #Marriott #MarriottBonvoy #LuxuryHotel #LuxuryResort #LesliesLane #Fodors #FodorsOnTheGo #travel #travelgram #vacation #travelphotography #traveltheworld #travelblogger #relax #Atlanta #VisitATL #ExploreGeorgia #MothersDay #MothersDay2021 #STAYcation #Art #HotelArt #VisitAtlanta #Lenox #LenoxSquare #LenoxMall #iAmAshro 

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Please Check Out My Latest Article Called “Award-Winning Hilton Head Health Luxury Resort Unveils WorkWell”

Zen Garden at Hilton Head Health Resort

Hi Beautiful Family and Friends!

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! Feel free to check out my latest article! Need to get away? Find out how you can have a wonderful, health-inspired remote work experience! Escape to Hilton Head Health and enjoy and excursion of a lifetime! Just click on the link below! Thanks and have a great week!

Leslie

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In Honor of National Happy Hour Day, Check Out Some of My Articles Featuring Cocktails and More! Cheers!

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Hi Wonderful Family and Friends! 😊

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! Today, November 12, is National Happy Hour Day! In honor of this fun occasion, I’ve compiled several of my articles featuring wines and spirits.  Please check them out! Cheers!

In celebration, take this time to learn a little about the wonderful world of wine featuring my friend and independent wine consultant Demetri Chrissos of WineShop At Home!

https://leslieroyal1.medium.com/wineshop-at-home-virtual-wine-tastings-add-excitement-to-holiday-celebrations-819bb5989149?sk=515c604a3199ed5430a2c859e457ebb6

In celebration, mix a cocktail using recipes from my article called “Six Sensational Summer Cocktails Rivaling Some of the World’s Most Expensive Blends”!

https://leslieroyal1.medium.com/six-sensational-summer-cocktails-rivaling-some-of-the-worlds-most-expensive-blends-dc387105ba25?sk=467fbe5b415151daea55a1db9bc850a4

In celebration, create a favorite cocktail using spirits featured in my article called “17 Cocktail Complements You’ll Love for the Holidays”!

https://leslieroyal1.medium.com/17-cocktail-complements-youll-love-for-the-holidays-33ff634a46c5?sk=ea3cffde49c3c04157b3e4c1ab92247b

In celebration, why don’t you create cocktails from these mixologists who created them specially for this article that I wrote! How cool is that?

#LesliesLane #wine #winelover #vino #winetasting #winelovers #winetime #instawine #winestagram #redwine #winery #wineoclock #sommelier #vino #winelife #whitewine #foodporn #instagood #drinks #foodie #wines #VirtualWineTasting #NapaValley #NapaWines #HappyHourDay #HappyHour #CraftCocktails #Cocktail #Cocktails #CocktailsOfInstagram

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Join the Leslie’s Lane 12 Days of Voting Challenge!

Hi Beautiful Family and Friends! 🙂 

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day!  We now have 12 days to vote.  I want to encourage each of you to do something concrete and tangible to help get your loved ones out to vote! Please join the Leslie’s Lane 12 Days of Voting Challenge! I’ll make a suggestion each day. But you don’t have to go with mine. Whatever works for you is fine! Over the next 12 days, I will refresh this blog post daily with a new idea through Election Day on November 3, 2020. Thanks so much and let’s go out and “Rock The Vote”!

Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

Day 12 of 12-Day Voting Challenge – We’re 11 Days Away from Election Day!

For Day 12 in the countdown, let’s do something radical, novel, and “old skool”! Pick up the phone and call your family and friends and ask them if they have voted. Offer to ride with them. After you have both voted, pick up breakfast, lunch, or dinner from a favorite restaurant and enjoy food, fun, and fellowship. #LesliesLane #Vote #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday   – Please click on this link: https://www.whenweallvote.org/votingsquad-gotv/

Day 11 of 12-Day Voting Challenge – We’re 10 Days Away from Election Day!

For Day 11 in the countdown, get in the game by connecting with 11 organizations in your community that can include churches, sororities, fraternities, civic groups, etc. Email and text individuals within these organizations and remind them to help you to get out the vote! #LesliesLane #Vote #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday   – Please click on this link: https://www.morethanavote.org/.

Day 10 of 12-Day Voting Challenge – We’re 9 Days Away from Election Day!

For Day 10 in the countdown, volunteer with the campaign of your choice. Partner with reputable organizations to do some phone banking, put out yard signs, deliver food to voters standing in long lines, and so much more! Yesterday, I started making phone calls on behalf of the candidates of my choice! I received training from very nice individuals, and I made the phone calls right there from my home using my computer! It is so easy to do!  Please join me in doing your civic duty! #LesliesLane #Vote #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday   – Please click on this link: https://www.rockthevote.org/get-involved/

Day 9 of 12-Day Voting Challenge! – We’re 8 Days Away from Election Day!

For Day 9 in the countdown, if you are a young person with no underlying conditions, become a poll watcher or a poll worker! In most cases, you get paid for being a poll worker!  #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday   – Please click on this link: https://www.eac.gov/election-officials/poll-watchers or this one: https://www.eac.gov/voters/become-poll-worker.

Day 8 of 12-Day Voting Challenge!We’re 7 Days Away from Election Day!

For Day 8 in the countdown, let’s join the “Joy to the Polls” movement! Please view the links below to access the toolkit to learn how to bring the beautiful sound of music to poll venues near you this week! Let’s bring it home ladies and gentlemen!  #LesliesLane #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #JoyToThePolls #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday   – Please click on this link: https://linktr.ee/joytothepolls/ or this one: https://www.instagram.com/joytothepolls/  @JoyToThePolls

Day 7 of 12-Day Voting Challenge!We’re 6 Days Away from Election Day!

For Day 7 in the countdown, let’s inform everyone that they should now hand deliver ballots that they received by mail.  If you have already mailed in your ballot, great. But if you requested a ballot by mail and have not mailed it, please hand deliver it. That is because some states will not count ballots after election day.  Please review the article by clicking the link below. Please spread the word. Please view the link below to find out where you can drop off your completed ballot in a secure location. Let’s bring it home ladies and gentlemen!  #LesliesLane #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #JoyToThePolls #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday @buzzfeed @WhenWeAllVote   – Please click on this link and select “find voting or drop-off location”.   https://iwillvote.com/ and view the article on vote by mail deadlines in each state: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/vote-by-mail-state-deadlines

Day 6 of 12-Day Voting Challenge! We’re 5 Days Away from Election Day!

For Day 6 in the countdown, let’s go over what to do if your ballot that you requested by mail did not come in. You can request a provisional ballot to cast your vote.  Please click on links below to learn more. Please spread the word. Let’s bring it home ladies and gentlemen!  #LesliesLane #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #JoyToThePolls #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday  @WhenWeAllVote   – Please click on this link: https://www.nbcsandiego.com/lx/if-your-mail-in-ballot-hasnt-arrived-dont-stress-provisional-ballots-are-your-plan-b/2432758/ and https://ballotpedia.org/State_by_State_Provisional_Ballot_Laws

Day 5 of 12-Day Voting Challenge! We’re 4 Days Away from Election Day!

For Day 5 in the countdown, please view the Early Voting by State chart created by Vote.org. You can click on the link below to see it. After taking a look at it, call or text your friends and family members in states that are still allowing early voting ahead of Election Day. Please spread the word. Let’s bring it home ladies and gentlemen!  #LesliesLane #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #JoyToThePolls #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday  @WhenWeAllVote   – Please click on this link: https://www.vote.org/early-voting-calendar/

Day 4 of 12-Day Voting Challenge! We’re 3 Days Away from Election Day!

For Day 4 in the countdown, let’s do the Phone Bank! Please sign up to make phone calls to get registered voters out to vote on Election Day! Please click on the link below to find out details!  Please spread the word. Let’s bring it home ladies and gentlemen!  #LesliesLane #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #JoyToThePolls #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday  @WhenWeAllVote @indivisibleteam   – Please click on this link:  https://act.indivisible.org/signup/2020-phonebank  

Day 3 of 12-Day Voting Challenge! We’re 2 Days Away from Election Day!

For Day 3 in the countdown, let’s get Souls to the Polls today! Call and text all of your family in Miami, Florida and other cities that have polls open today! Encourage each of them to get out to vote! Please spread the word. Let’s bring it home ladies and gentlemen!  #LesliesLane #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #JoyToThePolls #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday  @WhenWeAllVote   – Please click on this link:   https://www.local10.com/vote-2020/2020/10/31/souls-to-the-polls-this-weekend-and-the-last-chance-for-early-voting/

Day 2 of 12-Day Voting Challenge! We’re 1 Day Away from Election Day!

For Day 2 in the countdown, let’s do “Dual Duties”! First, check to make sure that your mail-in vote was received and accepted. Please see the link below to check that out. Second, make a plan to get at least five of your friends and relatives to the polls for Election Day on tomorrow! Please spread the word. Let’s bring it home ladies and gentlemen!  #LesliesLane #RockTheVote #DoSomething #Vote411 #VoteRiders #InstaVote #Voting #JoyToThePolls #YouCanMakeADifference #YourVoteIsYourVoice #ElectionDay #MyVote #GoVote #FriendsDontLetFriendsMissTheirVote #MakeADifference #YourVoiceCounts #VotingSquad #WhenWeAllVote #iVoted #WhenWeAllVote #MoreThanaVote #election #elections #politics #democracy #votingmatters #votingrights #registertovote  #voter #votingday  @WhenWeAllVote   – Please click on this link:   https://www.huffpost.com/entry/check-if-vote-counted_l_5f930301c5b6db8bd16a8a28

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Remembering My Audience with “The Queen”! Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Bishop Dr. Barbara L. King

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Happy Saturday Everyone, 🌺  

I trust that you are doing well and that your beautiful families are safe and sound. Today, I celebrate the Life and Legacy of Bishop Dr. Barbara L. King. I’m keeping her beautiful family and the Hillside International Truth Center family in my thoughts and prayers as they commemorate and celebrate her Homegoing.  

In this photo, we dined at one of her favorite restaurants near her home. We had a great time of laughter and conversation! Though my heart is heavy, I choose to remember the wonderful times. That includes her giving me a tour of her beautiful home and showing me photos with and sentimental gifts from world leaders, hosting me at her church for my book signing, and sitting down for an interview with me.  

Dr. Barbara was a mighty woman of God who spoke life into every person that she met. She was an AWESOME encourager who motivated each of us to be our very best. When I greeted her, I would say, “All Hail the Queen”. I had an audience with The Queen on Saturday, August 15 when I interviewed her via Zoom for a special series for Ashro called Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal. We spent a little over an hour talking about her amazing life from her youth to the recent celebration of her 90th birthday.  

She was such a beautiful and kind spirit. Her episode called “A Spiritual Awakening with Bishop Dr. Barbara L. King” posted on September 17, 2020. I spoke with her that day by phone as we prepared for her Watch Party premiering her interview.  She quietly thanked me for the interview, and I shared with her that it was indeed my pleasure.  

I will be forever grateful for the blessing that she has been in my life. Please click on this link to view our conversation in which she inspired me so. I trust that it blesses you as we remember and pay homage to one of the greatest leaders who ever lived. 

Sincerely, 

Leslie E. Royal

 

Onward & Upward: Ep. 2 with Bishop Dr. Barbara King | Ashro Celebrate Blog

https://www.ashro.com/blog/onward-upward/bishop-dr-barbara-king/

https://www.ashro.com/blog/onward-upward/bishop-dr-barbara-king/

Onward & Upward: Ep. 2 with Bishop Dr. Barbara King | Ashro Celebrate BlogDr. Barbara Lewis King, affectionately called “Dr. Barbara”, Founder Minister/World Spiritual Leader of Hillside International Truth Center, Inc., a New Thought, Inclusive, healing ministry open to all people, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Hillside began with a prayer group of twelve in Dr. Barbara’s home in 1971 and has members and supporters worldwide, including outreach …www.ashro.com

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Are You Ready to Purse Your Passion and Chase Your Dreams? Well Let’s Get Inspired Together!

I’m in Savannah, Georgia writing an article on Cora Bett Thomas Vacation Rentals. This is my hometown. See the link below to the article that I wrote.

“Then what you had in the past will seem small compared with the great prosperity you’ll have in the future.” – Job 8:7

Hi Beautiful Family & Friends! 😊

How are you? I trust that you and your wonderful family are safe and sound! I wanted to reach out to you today to share my excitement about a few of my projects that are on the horizon! Also, I wanted to connect with you regarding following your dreams and pursuing your passion! As a woman of faith, I believe that God created me in His own image just to glorify Him! My prayer is that I do so in all that I say and all that I do!  

Moreover, I love the Psalm 37:4 scripture, “Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Over the years, I have spoken to so many people about their dreams or desires. I have said what others say, “If money were no issue and you had all that you needed, what would you like to do?” I then go on to say that they should pursue their passion – even if they have to do so for FREE! But don’t quit your day job! You still have to pay your bills!

I speak from experience. I was working at the FBI as a clerk for nearly nine years. My daughter Antasha who was nine at the time asked, “Mommy, what will I be when I grow up?” I said what most Mommies would say, “You can be whatever you want to be.” At that moment, I had an epiphany. I was not being a good example or role model for her. While I had a good job with benefits, that’s not what I wanted to do. That’s not what I wanted to be.  I was on the newspaper staff since 7th grade, a features editor from 10th – 12th grade, and had an undergrad degree in Journalism. I really wanted to be a writer!

I’m in Mr. Nesbitt’s Social Studies class at Savannah High. But I always looked forward to going to work on The Blue & White newspaper! This photo is circa 1982 – 1985. My how time flies!!!

Immediately, and while still working, I set out to follow my dreams of being a freelance journalist! I began with a wonderful local publication called The Atlanta Bulletin!  Mr. David Smith, the publisher, said that he didn’t pay his writers. But I could get experience and go on to other publications. He was certainly right! I took his advice, continued to work full time with the FBI by day, and covered and wrote articles for FREE by night! A little over a year later, when I turned 30, I cut my hair, quit my job, had a big birthday party, and never looked back!

My brother Henry and sisters Natalie and Sylathia join me at my 30th Birthday Bash hosted by my hubby Tony.

My first paid article was for a publisher by the name of Jennifer Parker who would become a dear friend. When I received my first check for $50 from CrossRoadsNews, I cashed it at my local bank and asked for at least five $1 bills.  When the teller placed the first dollar in my hand, I took it and placed it in my wallet for framing. I never framed it.

Now, 25 years later, it stays in my wallet behind my drivers license to remind me that following your dreams will yield tangible results.  I’ve changed wallets several times, but that neatly folded $1 remains. It reminds me that dreams do come true! I share it with others from time to time.  Over the years, I have written for ESSENCE, The Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Black Enterprise, Upscale Living, The Ashro Blog, Chron.com, and numerous publications! Please see these links to view articles in my Leslie’s Lane Muck Rack Portfolio and my Leslie’s Lane site.

Everyone has a life story. What is yours? Are you ready to follow your dream whatever it may be? Your age doesn’t matter. Your circumstances don’t matter. As 2021 emerges over the horizon, this is a great time to pursue your passion with great intensity! You can still work while you do so. I did! Many people tell me that they would like to write their first book! That’s a wonderful place to start! Please check out my book called How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book with Amazon’s KDP.  

Do you know of family members, friends, church members, sorority sisters, colleagues, or coworkers who would like to write a book and just don’t know where to start? Feel free to host me for a VIRTUAL “How to Become an Author” Workshop! You can check out the flyer below! Prior to COVID-19, I presented in-person workshops at churches, conferences, and events. I feel that there is an author in each of us! Everyone has a story to tell and no two stories are the same!

Have you always wanted to be an actor? Check out these websites below! You can certainly be an extra too! As an extra, you would get paid by the hour or daily. That would be so much fun! Give it a try! I have several friends and relatives who have been featured in movies, and they loved it! Danielle’s son Alex Riley Hughes appeared in the blockbuster Black Panther movie! I love that movie and watch it often! Well Alex was one of the kids on the playground towards the beginning of the movie! He’s also got a lot of other exciting things going on such as playing young Gucci Mane! Check out his video clip on his IMDb page. Feel free to Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

Recognize this scene from the blockbuster Black Panther movie? Alex Riley Hughes was one of the kids on the playground. His Mom is my sister’s good friend! Click on the links above to follow him. He’s appeared in several movies and plays young Gucci Mane in his latest venture.

Seven Websites to Check Out for Working Actors and Aspiring Actors!

Backstage – https://www.backstage.com/

Casting Talent – https://castingt.com/auditions

Project Casting – https://www.projectcasting.com/

Auditions Free – https://www.auditionsfree.com/acting-articles/acting-jobs/

Casting Call Hub – https://www.castingcallhub.com/

Actors Access – https://www.actorsaccess.com/

Playbill – https://www.playbill.com/

That brings me to my next topic. I was honored to interview a beautiful woman who is following her dreams in life! The super great news for you is that she shows everyone else how to do so as well! Angela Marie Hutchinson of Breaking into Hollywood is a celebrity journalist, entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker. She has worked with Warner Brothers, MGM, and the Grammys. She also covered the Red Carpet at The Oscar Awards for BBC! She turned her TEDx Talk, “Create Your Own Yes, When You Keep Hearing No”, into a book called Create Your Yes! Please click on this link, “Create Your Yes with Angela Marie Hutchinson”, to learn more about her and view our interview. 

GREAT NEWS ALERT AND PRAISE REPORT!

I am so excited about sharing my great news with you! I just learned that Ashro has approved Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal! Big Yay! I am so very EXCITED! This is AWESOME news! Special thanks to The Ashro Team! You are simply AMAZING!  

By way of background, I am a brand ambassador for Ashro.  Ashro is an exceptional company that specializes in beautiful clothing for African American women. I model their clothing, write articles for the blog, work with the Faith & Fashion Facebook Group, and host their newest video series! For Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, I interview accomplished, nationally renowned African American women who are making a difference in the global and local community. If you or extraordinary black women that you know would like to be featured, you can email your bios and contact info to AshroWomen@gmail.com.

Please click on the links below to view the videos, photos, and bios of the first five of ten AMAZING women featured in Season 1! They have inspired many. I was honored and humbled that they took time to speak with me and share their insightful stories of trials and triumphs.

Introduction to Onward and Upward with Leslie E. Royal

https://www.ashro.com/blog/onward-upward/onward-upward-with-leslie-e-royal/

Season 1 – Episode 1 – A Heart to Heart Dialogue with Rashan Ali

https://www.ashro.com/blog/onward-upward/rashan-ali/

Season 1 – Episode 2 – A Spiritual Awakening with Bishop Dr. Barbara King

https://www.ashro.com/blog/onward-upward/bishop-dr-barbara-king/

Season 1 – Episode 3 – Exploring a Bold, Beautiful World with Annita Thomas

https://www.ashro.com/blog/onward-upward/annita-thomas/

Season 1 – Episode 4 – In the VIP Hair Suite with Wankaya Hinkson

https://www.ashro.com/blog/onward-upward/wankaya-hinkson/

Season 1 – Episode 5 – Creating Your Yes with Angela Marie Hutchison

https://www.ashro.com/blog/onward-upward/angela-marie-hutchinson/

I shared a little about following your dreams in my first book called Leslie’s Lane the Book! Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel & More! It can be found in Chapter 8 titled: Pursue Your Passion! Creating the Job of Your Dreams! Also, so much that you want to know about getting FREE stuff, discounts, scholarships, and jobs is in the book!

Tips from Leslie’s Lane the Book! Check out these websites and pursue your passion!

https://www.lifehack.org/

https://www.sba.gov/

https://www.entrepreneur.com/

https://www.franchise.com/

Thank you for taking time to celebrate with me today! It was fun going down Memory Lane! I hope that this info is helpful to you! If it is, please feel free to forward it to your family and friends! Please have a wonderful holiday season and know that the best is yet to come in 2021! In the words of Mary Mary, Go Get that Blessing!

Most Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

BTW, have you planned your holiday getaway? Please check out my latest travel stories below! You can follow me @LesliesLane for info on articles and projects!

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Ashro Presents a 10-Part Video Series Called Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal which Spotlights Accomplished Black Women

To God Be the Glory! 😊 

Hi Beautiful Family and Friends! I trust that you are well and that your family is safe and sound. I am so very excited to share that Ashro, the AMAZING nationally renowned clothing brand for African American women, is presenting a 10-part video series called Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal. I was honored to interview accomplished Black women who are making a notable difference in the local and global community.

Each Thursday, beginning September 10, 2020, I will be hosting a Watch Party on the Ashro Facebook page to premiere the inspiring and empowering episodes. Please like the Ashro Facebook page today. You can follow the company @ShopAshro and me @LesliesLane in order to receive your reminders to tune in at 12:00 noon EST every Thursday for the next 10 weeks. Please click on the link below to view a brief video clip.

Learn all about the beautiful guests by visiting the Ashro blog on the week their episodes premiere: https://www.ashro.com/blog/.

https://www.ashro.com/blog/onward-upward/

https://www.ashro.com/blog/onward-upward/onward-upward-with-leslie-e-royal/

The Lovely Ladies are: Rashan Ali @RashanAli – Bishop Dr. Barbara L King @Hillside – Annita Stokes Thomas @AnnitaNfriends – Wankaya Hinkson @onebywankaya
– @HairByWankaya – Angela Marie Hutchinson @LiveWithAngela – Kelli Ferrell @NanasChickenNwaffles – Jackie Madison @GetFitGlamourGirlStyle – Kristin Kitchen @DunnsJosephineHotel – Dr. Joyce Morley @DrJoyceTheLuvDr – JB Bryan @AfroEconomics

Thank you so very much for your support and have a great week and wonderful holiday weekend!

Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

#OnwardAndUpwardWithLeslie #iAmAshro #Ashro #LesliesLane #OnwardAndUpward  #blackwomen #blackexcellence #blackwoman #beauty #blackisbeautiful #blacklivesmatter #love #blackbeauty #blacklove #beautiful #blackqueen #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #series #faith #love #God #hope #believe #prayer #motivation #inspiration #empower #positivevibes

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From My Big Eyes Shares How to Create a Flattering Design from Your Typical Tee

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Janet McCloud Montgomery, Creator of From My Big Eyes, released a DIY T-Shirt Design Video that Leslie used to spice up her family reunion t-shirt. The directions are quite easy. @FromMyBigEyes

By Leslie E. Royal

Hi Beautiful Family and Friends!

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! I love t-shirts! I buy them for myself and many people give them to me as gifts! When I go on press trips, I am given tees from different cities, states, islands, and countries! If you are like me an have one serious collection of t-shirts, you want to do something creative or special with them!

Enter Janet McCloud Montgomery! She is a nationally renowned celebrity journalist and creator of From My Big Eyes! Several years back, she had a t-shirt contest in which she encouraged her followers to think of creative designs for her tees! This past week, she created a How-To video to show her viewers how to accent our shirts in our own special way! She gave great directions and after following her instructions, I added my own accents to my t-shirt! Click on this link to view her video called “DIY T-Shirt Designs”! 

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO_bwskg-LACYqjkrmZ7dTlZF3WlOCfKBL_zXH_cCOq_K0Z6ou208n8WePFHGEAoQ/photo/AF1QipOvlRF958GN3VhdHrL9bxZMaunmwd6qWT9LaJca?key=Y0FveHdOdHZGR0lTT0F1VmV3T3ZYZzhDZFR2VUN3 

Please follow her on social media @FromMyBigEyes. You’ll enjoy all of her great tips on style, design, and saving money.  You can also check out previous videos in which she interviewed many celebrities as she covered red carpet events over the past several years! Thanks so much and have a great week!

Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

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Exclusive “Summer Must-Haves” Presentation Offered Great Insight on Some of Coolest Products on Horizon

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Susana and I had an EXCLUSIVE discussion via Zoom regarding summer products that ChicExecs represents. Prior to our chat, I set up some of the items that she sent to me in my home office.

 

Hi Beautiful Family and Friends! 😊

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! As many of you know, I write product reviews or product profiles on a regular basis. Typically, publicists email me to gauge my interest in receiving products in order to consider including them in my articles. This week, I experienced a first.

A lovely young woman by the name of Susana reached out to me with a great idea! She is a senior public relations account executive and lifestyle expert for ChicExecs Retail Marketing Agency. Susana asked if I would be willing to join her for an EXCLUSIVE “Summer Must-Haves” Zoom Deskside in which she could share great products coming on the market. I accepted and we had a wonderful conversation.

What I really liked is that we had a real time Q & A session that allowed me to ask questions and get responses that would be of interest to you and the readers of my various publications. Susana sent many of the products ahead of time and that allowed me to sample them prior to our discussion. I learned so much from our in-depth chat. I look forward to many more of these Zoom Desksides.

It is my pleasure to give you a sneak peek at some of the products that will be featured in upcoming articles. Feel free to click on the links below to check out some of the products that Susana and I discussed.  Also, I have included several articles that I’ve written in the past several months. Please follow me on social media @LesliesLane so that you can see the articles as soon as they are published. Thanks so much for your support and enjoy your week!

Sincerely,

Leslie E. Royal

  1. Fruity Roots Haircare – https://fruityrootsshop.com/
  2. Arabella Baby – https://arabellababy.com/
  3. Indie Source Face Masks – https://indiesource.com/independence-mask/
  4. Caveman Coffee – https://cavemancoffeeco.com/
  5. Vitality Extracts – https://www.vitalityextracts.com/
  6. Nyl Skincare – https://www.nylskincare.com/
  7. Elite Phyto – https://www.elitephyto.com/
  8. Brutes Broth – https://brutusbroth.com/
  9. Chews Happiness – https://chewshappiness.com/
  10. Oliver Doodle Dandy – https://olivertheornament.com/oliver-doodle-dandy/
  11. Zelmin’s Minty Mouth – https://zelmins.com/
  12. Kabaki Tea – https://kabakitea.com/

Please feel free to take a look at a few of my past product profiles. The links are below and include items such as home decor, baby gifts, electronics, clothing, cuisine, beauty, and so much more.

The Dazzling Dozen: 12 Modern Father’s Day Gifts the Coolest Dads will Love

https://medium.com/@leslieroyal1/the-dazzling-dozen-12-modern-fathers-day-gifts-the-coolest-of-dads-will-love-be2c838db04a?source=friends_link&sk=75bae17458337499fe13e18c6051469e

15 Ways to Cherish the Love You Have With This Remarkable Mother’s Day Gift Guide

https://medium.com/@leslieroyal1/15-ways-to-cherish-the-love-you-have-with-this-remarkable-mothers-day-gift-guide-842d06a2d25b?source=friends_link&sk=7f07e1d326452dfc05aa50bcf799fb47

Baby Please … 20 Great Gifts the Mom to Be Will Enthusiastically Use

https://medium.com/@leslieroyal1/baby-please-20-great-gifts-the-mom-to-be-will-enthusiastically-use-d16c73f8abc6?source=friends_link&sk=0e3b1e60b13a7659fa9e3cdddb43e43a

Beyond Beauty: CBD, Anti-Aging, Oral Care, and Skincare Products Offer a Refreshingly Holistic Approach to Wellness

https://medium.com/@leslieroyal1/beyond-beauty-cbd-anti-aging-oral-care-and-skincare-products-offer-a-refreshingly-holistic-5ef4d882f930?source=friends_link&sk=e136589d055bbc7d37e847016553e695

25 Undeniably Imaginative Stocking Stuffers They Will Adore

https://medium.com/@leslieroyal1/25-undeniably-imaginative-stocking-stuffers-they-will-adore-1f04f842fecc?source=friends_link&sk=54668d761c40812fb3641c93d7a534ba

9 Holiday Sweets, Treats & Eats That Will Dazzle Confections Enthusiasts

https://medium.com/@leslieroyal1/9-holiday-sweets-treats-eats-that-will-dazzle-confections-enthusiasts-2dd570333f6a?source=friends_link&sk=7e5ec799cfe44375bbd03b9042b1a62d

17 Cocktail Complements You’ll Love for the Holidays

https://medium.com/@leslieroyal1/17-cocktail-complements-youll-love-for-the-holidays-33ff634a46c5?source=friends_link&sk=ea3cffde49c3c04157b3e4c1ab92247b

Consider These Eight Stylish Gifts for His Discerning Taste

https://medium.com/@leslieroyal1/consider-these-eight-stylish-gifts-for-his-discerning-taste-this-christmas-c54e398ae1ad?source=friends_link&sk=28b8826ea481112ef5c3d54426b83356

Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance writer, product profile expert, micro-influencer, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, FORTUNE.com, AAA Southern Traveler, Upscale, Upscale Living, AAA Midwest Traveler, and The Ashro Blog. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books: Leslie Lane The Book!: Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel & More ( $14.95) — How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s KDP: An Easy Way to Complete Your Manuscript in Seven Stress-Free Steps (Leslie’s Lane Inc.) ($9.95) Follow Leslie on Instagram and check out her Amazon Author page.

 

 

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