Brunch with Rihanna’s Go-To Girl~Ursula Stephen
by Kéla Walker
You know how every weekend there’s that one must-attend event on the schedule? Well, this past weekend it was the Ursula Stephen The Beauty and The Brand brunch event!!
This past Sunday, celebrity hairstylist, trendsetter & visionary Ursula Stephen kicked-off her new brunch series, “The Beauty and The Brand”, at the boutique luxury Nolitan Hotel. Nevermind the fact that brunch is my favorite meal; the event was a helluva a good time with a room full of gorgeous women, all of whom stepped out in style for Rihanna’s hairstylist. Beauty & fashion influencers in attendance included Bevy Smith (Bravo’s Fashion Queens), Renee Neufville (Formerly of Zhane) and Lola Ogunnaike (Arise TV) and more. Why would the hairstylist to the stars kick off a brunch series, you ask? Ursula told the room of influencers that she wanted to hang out and catch up with those she often only gets to see in passing. After a super busy year (she celebrated the 1 year anniversary of her Brooklyn Salon a few weeks ago) she thought a brunch setting would be the ideal place to do so.
Sure there was food at the brunch (although these pictures tell a different story) but any real bruncher knows that food is only part of the equation. Ambiance + flowing drinks + great music (courtesy of DJ Olivia Dope who btw, really is DOPE) mixed with a cool group of people = the perfect vibe and are the makings of a great brunch.
Ursula’s The Beauty and The Brand Brunch was one of those events that further proves why brunch is the best meal. A little birdie told me the next one may happen pretty soon- like New York fashion week, soon. Truth or not, I can’t wait until the next one!
Is brunch your favotire meal too? Where are your favorite places to brunch?