From Our Family To Yours . . . .

Wishing you life’s bounty . . . today, tomorrow and always . . .

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from The Swirl World!

 

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Five Tips For Gaining Celebrity Clients

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Ever wonder how some people become leaders in their industry – and even gain celebrity clients for their business?

Want to know how our guest “The Hair Maven” Kaye Flelwellen had the opportunity to take a photo with First Lady Michelle Obama?

Kaye stopped by the podcast to chat with The Swirl World’s Men’s Editor Mark Custard and me.

Kaye provides five tips to show you how she went from her salon in Dallas to the White House.

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or an established business owner, the tips provided in this episode will help propel you to success.

To listen to this episode in Sound Cloud, click here.

Kaye 5Kaye can be found teaching classes, speaking to various organizations and working magic with hair.

To purchase her book, A Mane Attraction, click here.

Visit her website at TheHairMaven.com.

Follow Kaye on Twitter @KFlewellen.

To follow Kaye on Instagram (and see some amazing hairstyles and celebrity photos), click here.

If you’re on Facebook, you can receive doses of interesting information on all things hair, beauty, fashion and empowerment by going to her page, Kaye Flewellen – The Hair Maven.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

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Joyll’s Movie Review: Beyond The Lights

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker are a perfectly matched pair in Beyond The Lights, a wonderful film about a girl LOST in the hypocrisy that is fame.

It’s a powerful portrayal and showcases the fragility of life. It also reveals truly how outward appearances can and usually are deceiving. I only wish they had talked in greater detail about mental health and showcased this young superstar getting the help she so desperately needs.

The movie is a moving portrayal of the dangerous web that is today’s music business and gives a glimpse of the true internal struggle young and exploited musicians make simply because they have VERY little control over their own lives.

The theme is Nina Simone’s Blackbird, flightless and broken, and it indeed fits the mettle of the film every step of the way. An absolute MUST see!

Joyll CambridgeJoyll Cambridge hails from Manchester, United Kingdom and currently lives in New York, New York. She loves all things movies, fitness and swirling.

Look for more movie reviews from Joyll!

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Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photo of Joyll Cambridge used with permission. YouTube Video is the official movie trailer of the film Beyond The Lights and is the property of Vevo.

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Movie Review: Whiplash

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Have you seen the movie Whiplash starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons?

The Swirl World’s movie buff Joyll Cambridge saw the movie on November 15 and shares with us her review:

Whiplash is an incredible portrayal of the dynamic that is student and teacher. The movie does a masterful job of showcasing just how far we will go to live our dreams.

Miles Teller’s absolutely phenomenal performance as young Andrew, a guy who’s pretty much never wanted to do anything else in life except be a master drummer, is so powerful, enigmatic and brutal that it leaves you sweating and breathless many times throughout the film.

It’s truly a “no guts, no glory” type of story and yet there is such a humanity to his portrayal that you find yourself moving to the beat right along with him more times than you can count.

The movie shows you that those who want to live their dreams not only sacrifice so much, but endure such a battle and struggle that few are strong enough to fight and even fewer strong enough to ACTUALLY win.

I expect golden globe nominations for Miles along with him being on the long list for Oscar 2015. There are very few weak legs in the film and you find yourself feeling so exhilarated by it, that when you finally catch your breath, you almost can’t believe what a cinematic achievement you’ve just seen.

J.K Simmons’ brilliantly brutal tongue in cheek portrayal of Fletcher gives you such a jolt to the heart that you find yourself literally wanting to jump into the screen and go toe to toe with him. No doubt he is a bully, but not just any ordinary playground bully.

He’s so much more than the layman can handle and yet he’s managed to zero in on the maestro that is young Andrew and make him his target for better, or for worse.

I give it an easy 4.5 out of 5 stars and a definite absolute MUST SEE, in fact MUST NOT MISS for any film goer looking to be challenged and to question your views of those in the spotlight.

BRAVO Miles! BRAAA-VO!!!!

Joyll CambridgeJoyll Cambridge hails from Manchester, United Kingdom and currently lives in New York, New York. She loves all things movies, fitness and swirling.

Look for more movie reviews from our Joyll!

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

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Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photo of Joyll Cambridge used with permission. Photo from the movie “Whiplash” obtained from IMDB.com.

 

 

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Will She Kiss And Tell?

Capri Montgomery author 2I appreciate the fact that our podcast allows us to chat with and feature some beautiful and amazing Black women.

They come from all walks of life and they are excelling in their chosen fields of endeavor. What a privilege for us to speak with them!

Best-selling suspense romance author Capri Montgomery talks to The Swirl World’s Co-Host Adrienne London Leach about her latest novel and the multicultural characters (who date and marry Black women) featured in her interracial romance books.

You know what they say about authors – how much of Capri’s current novel is autobiographical?Will she kiss and tell?

Listen to this delightful conversation and find out!

To listen to this episode on Sound Cloud, click here.

Capri Montgomery author 3To visit Capri’s website, click here.

To visit Capri’s Author Page on Amazon, click here.

To visit Capri’s Author Page on Barnes and Noble, click here.

Follow Capri on Twitter @CapriMontgomery.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

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He’s From Ireland; She’s From Arizona – And They Met In The Swirl World!

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, then you recognize this green-eyed hunk of Irish eye-candy:

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It’s Patrick J. Browne, a member of The Swirl World Team.

We interviewed Patrick in Podcast Episode 008, when he was finishing up his college studies.

Whelp, we also featured the gorgeous Danyell Delaney Huffman, one of our Swirling Singles:

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 We’re happy to report that Patrick + Danyell = A Swirl World Love Connection!

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Woot Woot!

In this episode they talk to Co-Host Adrienne London Leach about their “Ireland to Arizona” love story.

With all the horror stories we hear about online and long distance dating, Patrick and Danyell serve as the poster children for the reality that these types of relationships – and interracial relationships, no less – really can WORK.

You can listen to the episode on Sound Cloud by clicking here:

Side Note: Recognize those voices? Danyell and Patrick are also the sexy voiceovers behind The Swirl World Podcast’s intros and outros!

Of course, we’ll be sharing more from this wonderful couple, so stay tuned.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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I Found Work, Love and Fulfillment – in Macedonia!

Paula and BojanWe won’t go so far as to say it will happen to everyone, but we WILL say that you’re bound to find more than you bargain for – and we mean that in a good way – when you venture out past your own front door.

South Carolina native Paula Cooper Trajkovski (TRY-KOV-SKI)  decided to step out past her front door (the United States) to broaden her horizons.

Busily employed and working on a Master’s Degree, Paula wasn’t expecting to find love – especially not INTERRACIAL love. Instead, she found it all: work, love and fulfillment – in Macedonia!

She met her husband Bojan Trajkovski  (BOY-YUN TRY-KOV-SKI) in 2009 while working as a contractor in Baghdad Iraq.

Bojan is Macedonian (you’re gonna LOVE his accent!).

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The two married in Dubrovnik, Croatia in July 2012.

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Paula T Pregnant1Paula and Bojan now live in Skopje, Macedonia.

They are expecting a son this December (around the 13th).

WOOT!

Paula and her husband  chatted with The Swirl World Podcast Co-Host Adrienne London Leach and discussed how they met and married.

 

You can listen to the podcast on Sound Cloud by clicking here.

Paula is currently trying to launch a small online boutique where she hopes to use it within a year after her launch to help women in need.  She has also completed her 14-year duty in the Army Reserves May of 2014.

Paula and Bojan3Here in The Swirl World, we’re all about Black women living and loving well.

Right now, Paula is just soaking it all in.

She never thought that this is the path that life would lead her too, but it’s working out and she is enjoying the ride.

Gotta love it!

Did you know The Swirl World has a Facebook page devoted exclusively to Military Swirl Couples?

Click here to view photos of active duty and retired military couples from around the world, and read their stories.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

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Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photos used with permission.

 

 

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I’m Putting All The Ratchet Video Junkies on Blast!

Because, well, it's Halloween. And ratchet videos suck. IJS

Because, well, it’s Halloween. And ratchet videos suck. IJS

Are you guilty of watching and sharing ratchet videos on social media??

Do you have TMZ bookmarked in all your web browsers?

Seriously, what’s that about?

If you do it, you should be able to explain it.

Yeah, I’m venting. And ranting.

Got an answer for me?

My name is Michelle Matthews Calloway, and I thoroughly approve this podcast.

You can also listen to the Podcast on Sound Cloud.

Did you know The Swirl World has a Facebook page devoted exclusively to Military Swirl Couples? Click here to view photos of active duty and retired military couples from around the world, and read their stories.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

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We Got Married The Same Weekend We Met!

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Do you love yourself, and are you comfortable in your own skin?

When it comes to relationships, do you know yourself well enough to know who you are and what you want in life?

Have you set boundaries and established your deal breakers and the terms you consider non-negotiable?

If this describes you, listen up.

If this doesn’t describe you, listen up anyway, because you’re going to hear some things that will help you in your quest to become the best you that you can be.

You know what happens when you meet someone who potentially seems like a great candidate for a life partner?

You vet, vet, and then vet some more.

And then, you make an educated decision – and you ACT.

That’s what Tia and Josh Delano did.

They met on Facebook, and –

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DISCLAIMER:

Tia Delano shares the interesting story of how she and her husband Josh met (on Facebook) and married (the same weekend they met). This is what can happen when (1) You know yourself, (2) You know what you want/don’t want, and (3) You vet. Very. Well!

To listen to the episode on Sound Cloud, click here.

 

Tia, Josh and their bundle of Joy (pun intended!)

Tia, Josh and their bundle of Joy (pun intended!)

Did you know The Swirl World has a Facebook page devoted exclusively to Military Swirl Couples? Click here to view photos of active duty and retired military couples from around the world, and read their stories.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

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One Way To Recognize When A White Man Thinks He’s Golden

All White men are GOLDEN!

Um . . . NOT!

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Here’s one way you can recognize when a White man thinks he’s golden – and make sure you don’t fall for the okey-doke.

Yours Truly, ever on the lookout to preserve and protect the interests of Black women, decided to share some of my observations on a specific red flag Black women should pay attention to when dating or seeking to build a relationship with a White man.

I think I’m going to call it “The Golden Syndrome.”

Give it a listen, and feel free to leave a message in the comments to let me know what you think.

Have you met a White man who was stricken with “The Golden Syndrome?” Tell me all about it!

You can listen to the episode on Sound Cloud by clicking here.

Did you know The Swirl World has a Facebook page devoted exclusively to Military Swirl Couples? Click here to view photos of active duty and retired military couples from around the world, and read their stories.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

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