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Black couple in Jackson Hole Wyoming.

My Winter Vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Never did I ever think I wanted to visit Wyoming. No shade but it honestly just wasn’t on my radar of places to go. I typically don’t travel to cold places when I travel. This year that all changed. I experienced The Windy City (Chicago) and now Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

We ended up visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming because all of the other winter destination places we checked out was completely booked for the holidays. We stumbled upon Jackson, Wyoming a ski destination and ended up there. As long as the place had snow it was all good!

Where to Stay

There are tons of cool accommodations in Jackson Hole but we stayed at The Cloudveil. It is probably the newest hotel in the area. The location is great as it is positioned right near town square. It is walkable to almost every place went to outside the hotel. The food at the Bistro (located inside the hotel) was great, the staff was very kind, they have free refillable water bottles (no plastic), a fire place in the rooms, heated hot tub & pool, free snack and water filling station on every floor, a concierge to help you plan your outings and a cozy lobby downstairs for lounging. Let’s just say it a perfect place to stay in Jackson Hole.

Where to Eat

I can’t lie, I had no expectations when in came to the food in Jackson Hole, Wyoming but I was pleasantly surprised. Every single meal we had there was so yummy! Who knew the food scene was so good! I wish I could have visited a few more restaurants and bars while I was there but over all, I was very happy with how delicious everything was. We had both a breakfast (try the pancakes) and dinner meal (try the scallops) at Bistro. Another day we had breakfast/brunch at Cafe Genevieve. Loved the chicken & waffles. Gather for dinner, loved the brussels sprouts and lemon drop martinis! Persephone for breakfast, amazing croissants and lattes. The last few places were Trio, Liberty Burger (try the onion rings) and Millionaire Cowboy Bar for drinks and playing pool.

Things To Do

While we were there we went to Snow King Mountain. They have skiing but we enjoyed the tubing and a gondola ride to the top to enjoy the views. They have a small snack bar at the top where you can warm up, have drinks, beer, and a small food selection. We also enjoyed walking around Town Square where they have the famous Jackson Hole, Wyoming arches that are made from antlers. There are plenty of shops, art galleries and food options in Town Square. Lastly we took an epic tour of the Elk Refuge on a sleigh. They seat about 16 people on and you can get tickets at the visitor center. It was so educational and majestic.

How He Wears Color: Servanté

I’m thrilled to be introducing you to another amazing creative, Servante Cook! He is a digital creator that is into skincare, home and menswear. He has an incredible sense of style, owns an amazing event planning business and is a really fun person to be around. Learn more about him by checking out his answers to a short interview below. Enjoy Color Bees!

Name: Servanté

Nickname: Ser, or Vanté

Age: 35

Birth City: Chicago

Ethnic background/Where are your parents from?/ Where are your grandparents from? I’m African American with both parents born here in the states. My grandparents were also African American, all born in southern parts of the states, like Arkansas.

Where do you live now: Houston

When did you first begin to love fashion?: Growing up my older cousin, Greg always had the dopest sneakers and outfits. Whatever he wore, I wanted it. I would borrow his clothes to wear on special days at school and I felt so fly! I believe this was when I first started to love fashion, and feel passionate about expressing myself through it.

Celebrity Crush: Kelly Rowland and Micheal B Jordan 🙂

Favorite song at the moment: “Taboo” by Sevyn Streeter

What is your favorite way to wear color? I love mixing patterns and prints. However, color blocking is also fun. Typically I bring in the color with my sneakers and work from there.

How does infusing color into your wardrobe make you feel? Daring! Wearing things that most guys may stir away from is exciting. I love complimenting my skin tone/ complexion with pops of color.

What are you working on? Right now my focus is growing my platform on social, and creating more content that makes sense to my business goals. I’m also releasing a men’s skincare line (@ser.skn) that I can’t wait to share with the world.

Where can people find/follow/connect with you? Follow me on Instagram at @iamservante ! Visit my blog www.iamservante.com and subscribe to my YouTube Channel IAMSERVANTE

Beauty Disclaimer

I’m the creator of Beauty Disclaimer. I use #BeautyDisclaimer on my social posts to conspicuously disclose if I’m wearing makeup, if an image was edited and even if I’m wearing hair extensions. I never want anyone to feel less beautiful because of anything they see on my platforms. I’m all about authenticity, transparency and and helping others feel connected in our shared human experiences.

Soooo… why does is seem like your favorite online people don’t want you to know how they achieved a beauty look or what went in to creating something? Yes there are business secrets worth keeping but so much of it is basic. By basic I mean, a model posed “this way” to achieve a certain look. This make up was used to create a “no make up look”. This was the set or “circumstances” that made this campaign come to life.

The truth is, even effortless things, take effort. It could be on the back end or front end of something but it all takes thought. You can look forward to more insight on how all of this comes to life on AuthenticallyB.com.

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How She Wears Color: Bibi Baimagambetova

Hey Color Bees!

It’s February 3rd and my first blog post of 2022 is going up, yay! I’m excited to share a new series here where I feature other creators that I love, respect and admire. It highlights them and “How they wear color”. Starting with this amazing woman, Bibigul Baimagambetova! Learn more about her by checking out her answers to a short interview below. Enjoy Color Bees!

Bibigul Baimagambetova – the longest name ever!

Nickname: Bibi or just B 🙂

Age: 27

Birth City: Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Ethnic background– I am Kazakh. My parents and grandparents are from Kazakhstan.

Where do you live now: Houston, Texas

When did you first begin to love fashion?
Literally since I was a little girl. I remember at the age of 5 stating to everyone that I’ll be a fashion designer, drawing outfits and gifting those drawings to my friends haha.

Celebrity Crush:
Oh so many! David Beckham, Pharrell, Henry Golding, Swizz Beatz to name a few. I like that they all seem to be family-oriented, creative and always inspiring.

Favorite song at the moment: Alicia Keys – Plentiful (feat. Pusha T)

What is your favorite way to wear color?
I try to incorporate colors every chance I can, even if it’s just a bold red lip. I find color blocking especially fun. As of lately, I’ve been obsessed with anything orange and green!

How does infusing color into your wardrobe make you feel?
Infusing color into my wardrobe automatically boosts my mood. It makes me feel both happy and powerful.

What are you working on?
I’m currently working on my next grade promotion (I’m a tender analyst in an oil and gas company by day.) I’m also aspired to be a lot more consistent on my socials, so I could continue growing my community. And most importantly, I’m working on getting strong mentally and physically. I have started working out again and incorporating yoga and meditation in my daily practices. I really hope to follow through with it this year.

Where can people find/follow/connect with you? You can find me on Instagram @xBibigul

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