‘Day Out With The Ladies – Chapter One.

01 Jul

B R I N G I N G   S E X Y     B A C K…

Is the world still your aptitude? Are you still full of energy? Remember then, you didn’t have too many responsibilities, even your career was a cool breeze, You were probably turning a few heads and tripping the light fantastic. Your mojo cup was full to the brim.

So, how’s that cup looking now? Are you down to the dregs? You don’t have to be old to feel the effects of life depletion. I felt it for the first time after the birth of my third child. I was overweight, tired, and milky… I looked like a plump squirrel, and felt that life as I had known it disappeared with my 44 inch waist. My groove was no mo’.

Ladies, no matter what toil life presents, our source of vigor, energy, sexual potency and power mustn’t die. And who says you can’t be HOT, BEAUTIFUL and COOL even after childbearing or over 40? Or because, you are still Single? I’m like: #moveoverslacks   #bringsexyback. #pickupyourlife #beallyoucan. #right now.

To officially launch this article, I planned a day out with a collection of beautiful-minded ladies to discover the power of togetherness. To enable an outlet to release stress, pain, rejection, depression, discuss the joy/burden of womanhood, loneliness. To hang out with each other by celebrating and impacting one another through open dialogue.

Excited, Elated, Thrilled and Jubilant, we all met at  the AMC 10 Cinema in our “me-time” attitude, all looking deliciously edible and watched the new Kevin Hart’s “Think Like A Man Too” movie. It was super comical and amusing! ‘tons of girly giggling and laughter all through. I even noticed some joyful tears, all out of pure heartwarming laughter! Popcorn sent flying on the aisle as some old musical notes were played ( did I sense nostalgia? Lol ). Hmmm!

After the movie, we all left in a convoy to the new Itchiban Buffet for lunch, and the stories began. It was a combination of married/single/separated/about to get married/searching/done searching/still in love/thinking of love/loving to love/hurt, but will bounce back- nurtured and well- seasoned ladies.

And we let it all out, over peppered seasoned fried crabs, well- cooked pot roast, dark open flamed grilled roast beef, mouth- watering Cajun shrimp pampered with hot chili peppers, a la carte, sushi, soft buttered mashed potatoes, sprinkled with rosemary-swimming in an Island of homemade beef gravy, garnished honey baked Lancaster farm- grown chicken, steamed carrots and sweet corn…

While eating, we all did agreed this gathering was too long overdue – it was much needed to help restore “a girl back to her sanity and groove! And we chatted, debated, discussed and exchange stories with our mouth full! No kids to chase around the restaurant/ or diaper changing .

From there, in our now acclaimed convoy, we cruised down to The Bamboo Spa where we were all ushered in by our individually assigned massage therapist, to be pampered with soothing green tea Pedi spa treatment, and the dialogue continues…

Our joy knows no bound when we selflessly reach out and connect with each other. Our positive act of kindness is a banner those with aching hearts see on display and will be looking up to. There is a sense of openness, broad-mindedness and acceptance when we come together to empower each other. The end point is completion-exhaled and affection-relayed to help inspire each other with personal stories about life. No two stories are alike, but all will end with similar breakthroughs and testimonies. Our strength, which is “The strong woman we are today” alone is a powerful tribe to reckon with.

‘Love you all Ladies for real! Thank you for attending, Thank you for the Shelter Shoes donated. ‘More to come!

May God help us all


To Be Continued…



34 responses to “‘Day Out With The Ladies – Chapter One.

  1. Ala

    July 5, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Thank you for everything, to say it was fun is an understatement. Renewing and rejunevated, I truly lack the words. Thanks


    • Anthonia

      July 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks Ala! It was a great awakening for us all. Count down begins.


  2. abosede

    July 3, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I had soo much fun with the ladies and was hoping we can hold the clock! Looking forward to the next outing…..


    • Anthonia

      July 3, 2014 at 2:36 am

      Thanks for attending Bose, I know, time flew so fast and we all didn’t want to go home. LOL
      Count down to the next one right!! Will inbox you on teenage shelter information.
      PS: Sister Folu gave some good suggestions, we’ll discuss later.


  3. Philomena

    July 1, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    A big thank you to the most wonderful sister, Yinka. The outing was awesome. I enjoyed our outing and look fwd to the next one. Love you daln 🙂


    • Anthonia

      July 2, 2014 at 1:40 am

      Awwwww, Tina! ‘Glad you were there for me. Love you too darl,
      ‘always your baby sister. ‘Mwaahh! LOL!


  4. Victoria A.

    July 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Looks like you ladies had a ton of fun while all looking very ravishing as usual. Keep it up y’all!


    • Anthonia

      July 2, 2014 at 1:42 am

      Vicky love, Mrs. Azubuike! You know you would have been my co-planner if you were still in Philly!! miss you girl!


  5. Bolatito.

    July 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Yinka, the description of the food alone! ! Count me in next time please, will bring my crew from Maryland. Love this! !


    • Anthonia

      July 2, 2014 at 1:44 am

      Bola, your MD crew? hmmm, we will need a whole town for that, LOL. Thanks. Will keep you posted on the next one. Thanks dear.


  6. Rhonda Williams

    July 1, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Awwww, will tap into this miss Anthonia and organize one for my church. Good job.


  7. Martel

    July 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful initiatives!


  8. Amara Nwanfo

    July 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    msgansy! Once a coordinator, always a planner. This reminds me of that AIESEC dinner we organized at Shell Port Harcourt in 1995. Hope you’re still in touch with all your girlfriends from then too. God bless you.
    This is nice!
    I like!
    Amara, Abuja.


    • Anthonia

      July 2, 2014 at 1:46 am

      LOL! I still have the picture of that event. My girls are all doing well, all happily married with kids. Thank you.


  9. Jessica Boyd

    July 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Anthonia, splendid! Loving every bit of it. Time well spent with friends. Just the right number, no crowd, no pretense. Good job.


    • Anthonia

      July 2, 2014 at 1:47 am

      Thanks. 14! the right number! very intimate group.


  10. Enei.

    July 1, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Yinka, God bless you richly. You see, we are in a different generation where we are allowed to speak up and ask for help when we need one. I actually also did an outing with some married girlfriends in London last summer and it mind blowing, you will be surprised to know that a lot of marriages or relationship breaks up due to burdensome life and no time to wind down and just be a girl again, at least once in 3 months.
    Am proud of you, I know you mentioned it during your lingerie initiatives last year, keep it up. And also involving shelter women in your donation, amazing! !’you rock!
    Enei, UK.


    • Anthonia

      July 2, 2014 at 1:49 am

      Thanks dear, yes it is part of my lingerie initiatives, will discuss that during next outing. Talk therapy is very good, it helps release stress.


  11. IBK

    July 1, 2014 at 10:34 am

    AWESOME!! Good job, so proud of you.


  12. anthony

    July 1, 2014 at 3:03 am

    The pictures, the literary style, the new exposures and the aromatic content are all impeccably kneaded into a refreshing wave that is capable of enlivening a super-ordinarily gloomy soul-mind with a refreshing quickness. A master piece! Great work Yinka, great! Am still moving on with your forever-delightful-new-morning episodes. Thumb-up!!!


  13. Damilade Awolowo

    July 1, 2014 at 2:51 am

    You did well my dear friend, you still going for Lora’s 40th in Dubai? Inbox you itinerary.


  14. Danielle Patterson

    July 1, 2014 at 2:13 am

    OMG! # bring sexy back! Anthonia, am still away in Florida, so sorry I missed it, awww, lovely picture, okay am ready for the beach house getaway, count me in girl! Nice!


    • Anthonia

      July 2, 2014 at 1:53 am

      Seriously D! LOL! u super missed this one, LOL. count down to beach house, you are on my list, trust me.


  15. Amanda.

    July 1, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Ahhhh, how did I miss this???


    • Anthonia

      July 2, 2014 at 1:58 am

      Sweetheart! you went into labor!! LOL. how’s the baby doing. check your email.


  16. Syl

    July 1, 2014 at 1:31 am

    The guys should arrange “Guys out” real soon. So Kevin what do you think?


    • Anthonia

      July 2, 2014 at 1:55 am

      Mr Syl, my Dear Brother – I have given your message to Kevin. He will get back to you soon.


  17. Debo

    July 1, 2014 at 12:59 am

    I had a great time!!!!! Count me in anytime.


    • Anthonia

      July 2, 2014 at 1:56 am

      Go Debo! Go Debo! saw you dancing next to me during the musical. LOL
      Thanks love.



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