Hey Ya’ll!!! Lets get straight into it shall we?
So I’m finally back home in Jamaica and I’m still reminiscing on my time spent in Atlanta with the Alikay Naturals team. If you’ve been following me on my social media platforms (@natashaleeds) then you may have seen snippets of what I was up to while in Atlanta. Not only did I get to attend The World Natural Hair Show but I also attended a very exclusive influencer dinner hosted by Alikay Naturals. And HONEYYYYY, keep Alikay Naturals on your radar in the upcoming months because you’re in for an ahhh-mazing announcement! Team Alikay spilled the tea with us at the influencer dinner and I can’t wait to share some of this tea with you too! Mark my word, the news will break sooner than you think.
So what happens when you team Alikay Naturals, Porcshe and a bunch of bloggers together? A bunch of photos, haha!!! Okay seriously, you get an unforgettable experience, that reminds you to live on the edge as much as possible.
BTW, the influencers I just so happen to hang with that evening were, @heycurlie, @nae2curly, @chimeedwards, @mckenzie_renae, @lexiwiththecurls, @thecutlife, @tahirajoy and Alikay Naturals CEO @blackonyxx77. Exciting right! If only they knew how hard I was trying to keep my kool, haha!
Upon entering the grounds, I immediately got this feeling that we were headed for greatness. The design and engineering of the Atlanta Porsche Center is as impressive as it is for their cars. I just kept thinking, how fortunate I was to even be selected to be a part of an exclusive dinner, being held at a first class restaurant, that sits in the Atlanta Porsche Center with a bunch of gals I only see through my computer screen! HOW? Alikay Naturals, thats how.
So we all arrived for dinner at the 356 restaurant but little did we know, Alikay had more than dinner plans in store for us. We started with a few drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the deck that overlooked the Porsche driving course. From there we all mixed and mingled (& took lots of photos) while watching the professional drivers running these beautiful cars around the track at top speed.
Well, the next thing I knew we were signing waivers and being walked down to the actual track to go for a spin with a pro-driver in a select Porsche car! Eeeeeek! I honestly don’t think anyone could possibly have been more excited than I was. I was so excited I started talking in patois (Jamaican dialect) as opposed to standard English because in that moment it was the only way I could truly express how I felt.
To top it all off, I got the TURBO 911 (something my husband was very proud to hear), and that beast shot off like Usain Bolt at the Olympics during the 100 & 200m races. My driver David was amazing and after our first lap together he quickly realized that I was enjoying every moment of the experience. So he hit the gas even harder, sliding through turns, drifting around corners and doing 360’s! I was living on the edge and I was loving it. We did 3 full laps and when I hopped out, I was ready for a drink!
There really are no words to explain my adrenaline packed experience on the track but just know I went to dinner with a gigantic smile on my face. If you love Porsches, or if you love driving fast, this is worth every penny. I plan on revisiting later this year with Manny and this time I’m getting behind the wheel for the real track experience!
After a few rounds on the track, myself and the other influencers were ready for some food! So finally, we headed to Restaurant 356. A sleek and modern restaurant with a relaxed feel thanks to the huge windows that allows for coveted views of the race track.
I can’t tell you what really went down at dinner between us influencers and Alikay Naturals just yet. But I just want you to know, our private dinner was filled with a few secrets, great food, lots of laughter, shared experiences, inspiration and so much more. Though Alikay Naturals the brand brought us all together, it was the interaction that we had with each other and the CEO of the company, Rochelle Graham that left a lasting impression on me. It’s beautiful to know that the brand Alikay Naturals is not only made up of incredible products but also People. Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Natasha ♥