Friends

Businesses, Services, Products and Creative Projects by some of my friends.

Alisha Freeman

NYC Wedding Coordinator

I’m Alisha, but my bridal friends know me as The Productionista. I provide wedding management to the savvy couple planning their big day from beginning to end. My couples know that even with the most careful planning, anything can happen on your day. Since there are no do-overs, I invite you to let me be your buffer so you can fully immerse yourself in the blissful moments of your wedding day, while someone else manages the crazy behind the scenes.

Learn more: The Productionista

Chris Hall

Photographer

I’m Chris Hall, and I love taking photographs that become lasting memories for you and your family. I am based out of Brooklyn, NY. I specialize in Events, Headshots and Portraits. Photography has always been something that I have been very passionate about. A photograph always has a story behind it. A loving moment captured to last a lifetime to be passed down from generation to generation.

Learn more: Thomas Claude Photography

Gabrielle Gilbert

Real Estate Agent

Gabrielle specializes in buying, selling and leasing in New York. She services the Tri-State Area, Nassau & Suffolk County, but is also able to refer you to agents outside of her areas through her relocation team. So there’s no reason to hesitate – contact her for all of your real estate needs. 

Learn more: Gabrielle Gilbert

Nasheema S. Dixon

Author

Dear You LLC was established in April 2018 by author and entrepreneur  Nasheema S. Dixon. The company was founded with the mission to empower and encourage others. Dear You has currently birthed two collections of poetry to offer hope,encouragement and faith to empower young women and children. Dear You has most recently released an inspirational coloring book and journal for all. The books are just the beginning of a bigger movement in motion. Stay tuned because Dear You has so much more in store this year and beyond. 

Learn more: Dear You, LLC

Brooklish

Artist

Flatbush native Brooklish, is an up and coming music and graphic artist. With his roots in the underground scene, Brooklish is no stranger to the stage. He’s a top 12 emcee in World Underground competitions, and has performed with classic acts the likes of Nas, Capone-n-Noreaga, and Changing faces, to name a few. He is well versed in dance and graphic illustration, so his creativity is multifaceted.
In 2020 he has been in collaboration with well decorated producer Bobby Dubz for a new project titled “RVNS.” (Pronoun. Ravens). The two blended boom bap Hip Hop and 90’s R&B influences to create a sound sure to stand out in the today’s convoluted musical landscape.

Learn more: Brooklish

Danielle Smith

Therapist & Clinical Social Worker

The goal of my practice is to utilize a nurturing environment and provide active listening to facilitate Solution-Focused Therapy. This will help to foster growth throughout life transitions.

Learn more: Danielle Smith

Ilbert J. Sanchez & Jean Francillion

Menswear Designers

Garçon Couture is an online store specializing in the latest fashionable accessories and apparel for men. With their backgrounds in personal styling, Jean Francillon and Ilbert J. Sanchez, have combined their expertise and experience to bring men the fashion and personalized service they deserve. After meeting during their undergraduate careers as roommates, Francillon and Sanchez joined forces to make Garçon Couture the business of their dreams and a leader in menswear and accessories.

Learn more: Garcon Couture

Aramis Grant

Writer

Aramis Grant is a relationship writer based in New York, NY, holding a B.A. in Journalism, and an M.A. in Media and Communications. Aramis’s podcast on dating and relationships – Deliberdating – can be found on multiple platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Learn more: Deliberdating

Sky Hobbs

Artist

Sky Hobbs is an artist and graphic designer from New York City. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and working toward a Masters of Arts in Teaching, she is currently a full-time Special Education teacher of Visual Arts and History. Aside from teaching, she freelances primarily between two medias, acrylic painting on canvas and print.

Learn more: Sky Hobbs

Ray Bascom

Videographer and Photographer

Ray Bascom is the owner of Sytes Media Studios, with a mission to help clients meet the market demand for high quality videos and photos for online branding.

Learn more: Sytes Media Studio

Krystal M. Verna

Co-Owner of NLUSB

Never Loved Us Boutique was create to motivate one another to do what we love. Each of us have a passion in this world, those who decide to pursue their dreams may not have an outlet to present their talents; at Never Loved Us Boutique, we will give artists an outlet. “As a manufacturer of handcrafted items, you have a wonderful opportunity to perpetuate a traditional, not only of crafts and creativity, but also personal and honest relationships in business.”

Learn more: Never Loved Us Boutique

Natalia Zamparini

Artist

Born in Argentina, Natalia Zamparini, (aka Naty), is a globally-minded free-spirited creative raised in Queens & now based in Brooklyn. She has earned her Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design & Fine Art in 2006 & has since studied the ancient art of henna. Through a thorough study of entrepreneurship business, Naty by Nature, has become one of the most sought-after henna businesses throughout the NYC & Tri-State area. 

Learn more: Henna by Naty & Naty by Nature

Keanna Hinds

Grief Support

The Toni Rose Foundation is promoting family unity for families affected by loss seeking closure, peace of mind and efficient resources while providing community resources that help reduce intra-family conflicts and engender positive family dynamics.

Learn more: The Toni Rose Foundation

Kadia Blagrove

Writer

Kadia Blagrove is the creator of Lea the Late Bloomer, a brand new web series about glowing up.

Learn more: Lea the Late Bloomer

Shanee J. Walker

Event Planner

Shanee J. Walker specializing in weddings, social, corporate and community events.

Learn more: Shanee J Walker Events

Vanea Marine

Owner of She is VVIP, Women’s Fitness Line

Our mission is to ensure that every woman feels confident in what she wears because she is a Very Very Important Person. This line is designed to fit woman of all shapes and sizes. Inspired by dance, movement,  fitness,  wellness, and comfortability. Based out of NYC & LA. #sheisvvip 

Learn more: She is VVIP


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