Posts Written On August 2015


AFROPUNK descended upon Brooklyn New York last weekend and it was truly an out of this world experience. The two day festival took place at Commodore Barry Park Saturday and Sunday. This was my first time attending an AFROPUNK festival and I was excited about from the time I purchased my ticket until now as I am writing this post. Festivals like this one are so important. This festival was oozing with Black love, culture, pride, creativity, peace, and of course incredible music. There were numerous events taking place surrounding the festival. On Friday night, I attended the inaugural Fancy Dress Ball. The event was described as a party with a purpose. Funds from the ball will be used for the AFROPUNK Global initiative “which dedicates itself to the promotion of diversity in media and the arts in addition to volunteer service.” The costumes and fancy dresses worn by the attendees were extremely impressive and inspiring. The night was topped off by an energizing performance by Grace Jones. She was phenomenal. Grace brought an air of drama, danger, and comedy on stage. She moved and danced around the stage better than any of her predecessors of today.



On the first official day of AFROPUNK, I was blown away by the number of fashion forward eclectic people. The vibe was loving and peaceful and fast-paced. There were numerous food trucks with many varieties of things to choose from. Everything from down home BBQ to vegan delights. The clothing and jewelry vendors sold unique one of a kind goods that were African and Native American inspire. There was also a section designated as Activism Row. This area was filled with many groups and organizations that are helping to improve the social climate as it stands in America. The social activism of AFROPUNK is the true spirit of the festival and it was the glue that bonded everyone there. They even have a program that encourages people to volunteer as a way to earn tickets to the festival. SZA, Kelis, Lauren Hill, and Grace Jones totally rocked the house. The combination of main stream acts on the main stage, with more traditional punk bands on the smaller stage was perfection.

The second day of the festival was equally as magical as the first but it had more of a low key vibe. Things just seemed to be more relaxed. Kalela belted out smooth and soothing jams while Young Paris hit us with impassioned beats and African inspired costumes. However, the highlight of the night, and the entire festival, in my opinion was Mr. Lenny Kravitz. He is a true rock star in every sense of the word. Brooklyn was on its feet for the entire performance.

Leaving the festival was even fun and exciting. There were many people exiting at the same time and we would all randomly start singing songs together. It was epic. AFROPUNK is needed for so many reasons. There was nothing but Black peace and love. We are a multifaceted people and events like AFROPUNK give America and the world an opportunity to see how dynamic we are. AFROPUNK is eye opening and all inclusive. I am so happy I attended. I returned to Atlanta feeling energized and refreshed. I cannot wait for AFROPUNK Fest ATL!!!



Introducing Zogoflex Air by @WestPawDesigns

Introducing Zogoflex Air™, West Paw Design’s new subtly squishy, yet durable collection of play toys for active dogs. These two new toys were engineered for dogs who love to try to sink their teeth into something, Zogoflex Air has a tough outer shell that surround soft pockets of air that “give” when dogs squeeze it in their mouths.

By injecting an all natural foaming agent into our innovative Zogoflex® material, we’ve created the next big thing out of thin air. Thanks to this eco-friendly Air Technology, Zogoflex Air floats high for easy visibility making this unsinkable and unstoppable fun for power players.
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BOZ™ – Tougher and safer than a tennis ball!
Light, bouncy and soft enough for dogs to catch with their mouths’, Boz has a rugged exterior texture that engages fetch fanatics. While human hands can’t typically squish Boz, dogs can compress the ball between their teeth giving them a satisfying endorphin release. Unlike a tennis ball, Buz is durable, squishy and doesn’t contain any toxic glues or lead. Boz is available in three colors and two sizes, large (4”) $17.95 and small (2.5”) 12.95. Size small fits in a standard ball thrower.

DASH™ – High-flying disk that’s gentle on dogs’ mouths and human hands!
A curved profile provides a pulsing, strobe effect during flight to allow dogs to track it in the air while allowing for smooth, off the ground pickups! The center hole provides a stable, fast flight and then a gradual descent. The soft, pliable material won’t hurt dogs’ mouths and, like Boz, it floats. An ergonomic grip makes Dash a breeze for human companions to toss in all terrains! Dash (8”) is available in three colors for $19.95.

Like all Zogoflex products, Zogoflex Air is made in the USA, guaranteed against dog damage, non-toxic, BPA and-phthalate-free, dishwasher safe and one-hundred-percent recyclable. Like dogs, these toys are ready to go on their next adventure!


Hey Hey Hey!! It’s me, Erica!

Hello there glamorous ones!! I’m Erica and I’m super excited to be a guest blogger at HeyDoYou!!


I currently reside in Atlanta and have lived here for almost ten years. I recently met Yvonne while on a trip to New York and was immediately inspired by her and her blog. I am honored to be part of the HeyDoYou team!! I love music, art, fashion, humor, 80s sitcoms, all things random and quirky and finding the balance of it all. I like to think of myself as an experience junky! Anyhoo, I am grateful for this opportunity and I hope you all enjoy! If you’d like to see what else I’m up to, catch up with me on IG @frediegilbert!!




Preppy Boys Wear Preparatoire

 Préparatoire is a luxury children’s fashion line that preps pre-adolescent males for the journey to adulthood.  The line aims at evoking a confidence in boys that inspires them into phenomenal men.  Introducing the clothing line shapes a young boys’ stylish image.  Préparatoire was established for parents who want timeless and classic clothing for their boys.

Styles from the line are designed with exceptional attention to detail and heightened awareness of color and trim.  Préparatoire promotes uniqueness and strive for unparalleled quality and sophistication.  The designs are remarkable innovative and imaginative in every aspect of style; color choices, preppy cut, and most importantly, the perfect fit.

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Hemp Pet Treats from Therabis




DENVER, CO (August 24, 2015): Dixie Brands, Inc. (Dixie), a leader in emerging cannabinoid extraction and wellness platforms and TBSK, LLC an entrepreneurial innovation company led by 30-year veterinarian, Dr. Stephen M. Katz VMD, have collaborated to bring to the $3.2B Natural Pet Foods, Treats & Supplements market a new line of pet wellness products called Therabis. These new products will target the most common pet challenges of separation anxiety and itching in addition to improving joint mobility and flexibility. The partnership pairs Dixie’s deep history as one of the first companies to establish the healthful hemp market with the 2012 launch of its Dixie Botanicals, with TBSK’s proprietary pet wellness formula that has been tried, tested and improved over the past 10 years in Dr. Katz’s veterinary hospital in the Bronx, New York.

The mission of Therabis is to foster the unconditional love between pets and families, which is grounded in the belief that strengthening that bond enhances the human condition.

The Company intends to bring the remarkable power of hemp to the pet market by combining key cannabinoids with other all-natural ingredients such as hemp powder and zinc, allowing pet owners to address the most uncomfortable of pet health issues with an all-natural solution. All three formulations will come in size and pet-specific pre-measured sachets, which can be added to any food product. Flavored with a blend of all-natural ingredients that has seen almost 100% palatability, the Therabis formulation is designed to deliver benefits from the very first time the product is used.


“Today’s launch of Therabis is the culmination of a dream I have had for 10 years to bring support to pets, and their owners, around the world, for some of the most common challenges they face,” said Dr. Katz, President of Therabis. “While it may sound lofty, we truly believe that the simple, but beautiful bond of love between a pet and its owner, actually has the power to make us better as people and to improve the human condition. It is that unique relationship which drives most pet owners to do anything they can to help their pets when they suffer. We developed the Therabis formulations with that very much in mind as we hope to provide pet owners with a healthy, natural way to make every day the best day possible for their pet. It is an honor and privilege to share our 10 years of research with a broader audience; and it is our hope that Therabis can play a role in elevating the health and wellness of pets and their owners.”

Therabis will be undergoing clinical trials at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinarian Medicine as well as field trials in over a dozen hospitals in New York. Both the field and clinical trials will be used for additional product development and to provide specific efficacy metrics. Dr Katz added, “The field and clinical trials will provide both quantitative analysis and anecdotal observation of our products. In combining both time tested natural ingredients with cutting edge cannabinoids, we have produced uniquely effective assistance for some of the most troublesome pet challenges.”

Therabis will be available in November of 2015 via, and eventually the Company intends to distribute via veterinarian practices and retail outlets around the country. For pet owners who wish to stay informed, please visit the site to sign up for updates, and for the opportunity to receive a free trial product.


Dixie Brands Expands Cannabinoid Platform

In conjunction with today’s launch of Therabis, Dixie Brands, Inc. also announced that it is bringing to market a human cannabinoid wellness product called Aceso, whose name is derived from the Greek Goddess of the healing process. Aceso intends to bring the power of cannabinoids to the next level, allowing more people to more accurately find a whole plant formula that will optimize their health. All products will be developed using a specific ratio of ingredients in a proprietary cannabinoid formulation, as well as other synergistic compounds, delivered in a carefully measured, single serving oral spray or powder format (which can be mixed with water and/or other liquids) for fast and efficient delivery of health benefits. Aceso will be available for purchase at by early November. Click here to read the full release.


“Dixie Brands believes strongly that the future of cannabis extends far beyond THC-based products and today’s announcements are indicative of a critical ‘next-step’ implementation of Dixie Brands’ expansion strategy,” said Tripp Keber, CEO of Dixie Brands, Inc. “To date, we have achieved great success with our initial Dixie Elixirs and Edibles line, but we have always aspired to bring the potential of this amazing plant to a more mass level through development of a comprehensive suite of products and brands grounded in science and research. I am extremely proud of the teams of smart, dedicated and mutually aligned individuals who are helping to bring that vision to fruition and we look forward to many more exciting announcements in the future.”



Located in Denver, Colorado, Dixie Brands, Inc., (Dixie) through its affiliates across the country, has been formulating and producing award-winning THC and CBD-infused products since 2009. What began as a single flagship product, the Dixie Elixir (a THC-infused soda), has now expanded to over 30 different products across over 100 SKUs, representing the industry’s finest edibles, tinctures, topicals and connoisseur grade extractions. To find out more about Dixie’s innovative products, or about how Dixie is building the future of cannabis, please visit us at


Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, TBSK, LLC was formed in 2015 to develop innovative products in the legal cannabis industry by Dr. Katz; Tony Alfiere, a cannabis industry expert; Bruce Arlen and Ty Bowers, branding and design professionals; Steven Trenk, Principal of Lizada Capital and active cannabis industry investor; James Sharkey, PhD chemist and Andi Gold, a finance executive.




The Ultimate TShirt Bra by Warner @WarnersBrasUSA

I must admit I am a very picky shopper when it comes to underwear and rarely try new brands.  But I was lucky enough to get some awesome brand new bras from Warner’s to try recently.

The claim is No Pinching, No Problems …No Wires

Best of all there is a front closure too.   With this bra, the perfect fit with wide back strap, seamless front and no straps falling off your shoulders make it the best summer bra I ever wore.

  • Extreme comfort defines this front-close T-shirt bra
  • Foam-lined demi cups have a transparent striped detail
  • Flexible comfort band moves with you and smoothes back
  • Sexy deep front plunge makes it ideal for low-cut tops
  • Convenient fully adjustable front stretch straps
  • Easy on, easy off with this sliding bar front closure
  • Ultra-comfy second-skin stretch microfiber

I also tried the Warner’s No Side Effects bar. This bra is made with a wide side so there is no squeezing doing on. It is comfortable and easy!  It is really comfy but the wide sides and the hot weather were not a great combo because I ended up too sweaty. I am going to save this one for fall. It will be just perfect under slim fitted black turtlenecks.

  • Feel confident in this side smoothing, T-shirt bra
  • Minimize bulge with smoothing, extra wide sides
  • Prevent show-through with seamless foam-lined cups
  • Easy-to-reach, front adjustable stretch straps
  • 3 column, 2 row hook and eye back closure
  • Seamless, matte stretch microfiber

Check out these 2 amazing bras from Warner’s and at least try one on!

Warner’s No Side Effectssolves Sleevage (aka underarm bulge) and is available in underwire, wire-free and front-close styles

·         Warner’s No Pinching No Problems – provides ultimate comfort and creates a seamless look under clothes. Available in underwire and front-close wire-free styles