*Alena Larie, Kariba Jacks in the center!
I opened my eyes still laying down after a good night of sleep, finally, and I thought today will be a full day! I was excited however. I saw the marketing for the Ladies Day Party Beauty Bar + Boutique months before and bought two tickets. One for my gorgeous sister Alena and one for myself of course. I believe it is important to support other women doing amazing things in our area and I was excited to attend Kariba’s event for the first time.
We hopped on I-5 south to Tacoma. We found the venue with ease and circled around a few times and found a parking spot and paid $2 for all day parking. Not bad at all. We walked into the space and was greeted at the door. A sequined photo back drop to our right with fun accessories for pictures.
We gave our name and entered into a warm room, buzzing with conversation and vibing with a DJ LuceScrewz spinning on the 1s & 2s the room was visually pleasing. Mimosas and refreshments greeted us. Simply Kay’s Ladies Paint Night (http://www.ladiespaintnight.com) table to our right, I already knew that would be my first stop after grabbing refreshments (yes to food!). After creating a master piece I made my rounds to shop. I met the lovely Ebony from Beauty With E Artistry (www.bweartistry.com) and I entered a drawing for a makeup basket. I hate to say…I did not win it! Next was the Stylist/National Expansion Leader Letrese who sold me a gorgeous long gold key necklace (www.tracilynnjewelry.net/3871). Had a little fashion show with Lularoe’s Elle Saunders. I learned about a product I had not heard of before called Kyani (www.kyaniscience.com) which can improve a number of health concerns based on the information I was given. There were many other vendors present but one in particular I thought was really cool. Her Big Day presents a Cultural Wedding Affair with Beri and Karen. Perhaps it is the former wedding planner in me but I loved their concept and exchanged contact information. I look forward to attending their event on January 29, 2017 (WWW.HERBIGDAY2017.EVENTBRITE.COM) and sharing all about.
*Photography by Alena L. Walker
Now let’s take a moment and meet who made all of this possible! Ms. Kariba Jack!
KW: What prompted your vision?
So the vision that prompted us was that fact that people love doing events and love going to networking events. But no one has the urge to keep doing them so I created Doux Networking (www.douxnetworking.com) and Doux in French means sweet and I was like Oh My God I should use Doux and there will be a series of networking events.
KW: Great, so you will do more of them?
Yes, I will do more. So, the first networking event I did was last October and it was called Curl’s Night Out, like a wine night for natural hair sisters. And I wanted to broaden the scope and so we have today the Ladies Day Party.
KW: Love it and you are having a great turn out and ladies are having a good time. So I am asking the ladies what pulled them out and what are some of their favorite buys?
KJ: The process was simple for the fact that I do the Seattle Natural’s Extravaganza, so I do expos. Doing something on that scale but mini if that makes sense.
KW: Yes, it does.
KJ: But yeah, finding a venue, from the venue picking the right date it’s finding the date that works in my schedule. Making sure there is parking the promotions and marketing. Making sure the branding is looking good for your flyer. A good price point like for this one I wanted to keep it very low, the cover was really to pay for unlimited drinks. After that it is keep on pushing.
KW: Do you learn anything new each time you put on an event?
KJ: Yes, I keep reminding myself that people do not read! Lol, people don’t read the fine print, the fine details. There will be the same questions like what day is it? Or what time does it start? So don’t get frustrated with that. And I learned that parking is huge no matter where the event is at. And when you can incorporate parking it just makes it so much better
KW: Well I only paying $2.00 in parking, yay. When you are targeting women what are you hoping they get out of your event?
KJ: Connections, everything is built on connections. So people showing up today are built on connections from before so it is very important. So I want them to meet new people and so when I hear people say oh I didn’t know you did this or that, when I hear that I feel like I accomplished my goal. People creating connections and bonds.
KW: How can people get a hold of you?
KJ: If you want to connect with me, I am on every social media platform for the most part. They can find me through my photography website at www.karibaphotography.com if you need head shots, family photos or wedding photography please call me. They can also find me on twitter and Instagram @mskariba
*Photography by: Alena L. Walker
*As always, stay tuned to hear about more empowering women doing amazing things in our world!
Next event, January 21st, 2017 Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience II