Are you looking to add decor to your home and are also an HBCU alum or supporter? These pieces we have curated are the perfect addition to your art collection. Check out some of our favorite HBCU Colleges In Fine Art: Pieces of HBCU Art To Adore. We promise you won’t be able to stop admiring […]
Need a break from it all and don’t want to go too far. Take a relaxing and chic vacations with these gorgeous Black Owned Resorts and Hotels in the South. These resorts are immaculate and are a perfect addition to your wanderlust goals. Next time you are planning a romantic getaway or girlfriends getaway, be sure to add these hotels to your list and if you know of others, send them to us to add!
Only 20 miles from Tampa International Airport, the Resort appeals to visitors seeking the ultimate golf resort experience in a locale that is easily accessible, and is within minutes of the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Innisbrook’s collection of four championship golf courses is among the finest in America, and is proud to host the PGA TOUR’sA�Valspar Championship Presented by BB&T every March. With 505 spacious guest rooms and suites, 65,000 square feet of newly renovated conference facilities andA�the luxurious Indaba Spa, Innisbrook is the perfect place for leisurely getaways and group meetings.
The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, is scheduled to open in Summer 2016 on one of Americaa��s highest-rated beaches. Located on nearly two miles of white powdery sand and emerald-green water in Destin, the 170-room resort will feature sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and pristine dunes, as well as a thoughtful and respectful design. It is also adjacent to the 208-acre, environmentally protected Henderson Beach nature preserve, which will offer guests both a sense of privacy and a plethora of activities.
The Ivy is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of historic Mount Vernon, with eighteen beautiful guest rooms and suites, charming public spaces, a small luxury spa, andA�Magdalena, one of Baltimorea��s best restaurants. The Ivy is a unique place, a private, magnificent 19th century mansion in the heart of the Baltimore.A�True to its history, visiting The Ivy feels like staying at the home of a generous friend and as a guest, the property is yours to enjoy. Take your morning coffee into the ivy-walled courtyard, choose a book from the library, try your hand at the piano in the sunlit music room. Invite a friend to dine with you atA�Magdalena, or have a private meal at Upstairs at The Ivy. Our car and driver will take you anywhere in the city youa��d like to go, free of charge. The Ivy stands by long-held traditions, with tea served by the fire. Each guest is known and welcomed as an old friend.
Taking the scenic drive through the heart of Virginia’s fabled horse country and wine trail, you will arrive in the historic village of Middleburg. Acclaimed asA�one of the most distinguished luxury retreats in the world, Salamander Resort & Spa rests on a 340-acre estate in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains a�� only 30 minutes from Dulles International and Winchester Regional airports and less than an hour from downtown Washington, D.C. A LEED Green Building CertifiedA�resort, Salamander Resort & Spa is the perfect place for gala events, group or incentive meetings and leisure getaways. The propertyA�features 168 guest rooms and suites, 12,000 square feet of indoor function space, unique outdoor venues, an equestrian center and a world-class spa. You will enjoy the experience of staying in a luxurious country home with Salamander’s unique brand of personal service.
The AAA Four Diamond-rated Hammock Beach Resort features over 300 accommodations, including a 12-story tower of luxury suites. It is famed for its two spectacular golf courses: the Ocean Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is one of Floridaa��s highest rated and plays six holes directly along the Atlantic Ocean. The Conservatory Course was designed by Tom Watson and is one of Floridaa��s longest layouts, characterized by waterfalls, babbling brooks and field stone work. The resort also features countless other amenities for families and groups, including a multi-level water and swim pavilion, indoor atrium pool, spa and fitness center, casual and fine dining restaurants, and oceanfront meeting and function space.
The Maison Dupuy is ideally located in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans, only two blocks from the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street, nestled in a charming, residential section of the French Quarter. Our newly renovated courtyard features of the one of the largest heated swimming pools in the French Quarter, along with cabana beds and upscale pool furniture for your relaxation. Enjoy a cocktail poolside or relax in our casual Bistreaux Restaurant and Bar.
The historic headquarters of the former New Orleans Public Service, Inc., (NOPSI) is being reinvented as a luxury 217-room hotel called NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans. Located in the citya��s vibrant Central Business District on the corner of Baronne and Union streets, the nine-story brick building originally opened in 1927. It will reopen as NOPSI Hotel in spring 2017 after a meticulous restoration returns each space to its previous splendor, including the buildinga��s street facades, cast iron rails and stone panels. The NOPSI Hotel will include some of the most refined accommodations in the city a�� including 74 suites a�� a lively and regionally inspired restaurant, 10,000 square feet of architecturally significant indoor and outdoor meeting space, and a sophisticated rooftop pool and bar.
Looking for a summer or fall road trip destination? What better place to explore than a museum. Today we are featuring African American Museums in the South. These museums are the perfect destination for family-friendly fun and their gift shops are the perfect spots to pick up hostess gifts and home decor. Be sure to share […]
Living in the South, great food and family are the of the utmost importance. Today we are highlighting Andra Hall, the owner, and creative force behind CamiCakes, LLC. CamiCakes is a chain of gourmet cupcake boutiques which originated in Jacksonville, FL. In 2013, Andra extended the brand to incorporate ice cream and formed CamiCakes Creamery. CamiCakes […]
Summer is in full swing and is time for hosting and entertaining in the South. Are you looking to add some fun style to your summer wardrobe? We have you covered today with Tips to Styling for Summer from Fashion Expert, Adrienne Nixon. This stylish Black Southern Belle is a Fashion Designer and a mother of […]
We love weddings here at Black Southern Belle and today we are honored to showcase one of the South’s newest and Black Owned Wedding Venues, Muse at the Mill. This historic mill in Winston-Salem is a must-see for any bride planning a Southern wedding. Founded by husband and wife duo, Maliquea and D’Andre’ Starnes, Muse at the […]
Today we are featuring a design tour New Orlean’s newest boutique hotel, The Moor, owned by two Howard University, Marcus Carey and Damon Lawrence. This beautifully designed hotel, is one of a series of ventures started by the parent company, Homage. This beautifully designed space was created by founder, Damon Lawrence along with his mother […]
The family is so important in the South. From Sunday dinners to weddings, we can’t wait to host family for a celebration and to make cherished memories. Today we are featuring a beautiful Coastal Florida Family Roots Photoshoot. This gorgeous family has strong HBCU and Florida ties and we are excited to share their beautiful photos. If […]
World Chocolate Day is tomorrow and there is no reason you can’t indulge even if you are on a diet. Today we have some World Chocolate Day – Healthy Chocolate Options courtesy of the nutritionists at the leading training and nutrition app, Freeletics. These recipes are exactly what you need to indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt. […]
Looking to add something sweet and unique to your next big occasion? We are here to help, With some assistance from dessert experts at The Daily, a Charleston, SC-based neighborhood marketplace, we are giving you tips you need. Today we are sharing Cakes for Every Occasion Curated by the Daily. Check out some of these unique flavors […]
Only a short two-hour drive from my home in Walterboro is a city full of African American history, beautiful architecture, great food and a riverfront view. All of these characteristics is what makes, Augusta, GA one of my favorite cities to do a weekend getaway or day trip. Whether it is antique store shopping or […]