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Living the Journey Poems of Love & Life by SuiteFranchon

Living the Journey

Poems of Love & Life by SuiteFranchon

Spending a beautiful Autumn evening with a glass of Pinot Grigio and a good book…can it get any better than that?

Yes it can!

Spending an evening with a glass of Pinot Grigio and listening to the author read excerpts from her book is much better.

Sip and Sign with SuiteFranchon

That’s exactly what I and many others did last Thursday at the Delaware Children’s Art Museum on the Christina Riverfront in Wilmington. Suite Franchon, author of “Living the Journey” took us on a sensual journey of love and beauty via her poetry and by sharing some of her life’s intimate lessons.

Living the Journey Book

The book launch was presented by Avery Group Public Relations and it was definitely a wonderful way to spend an evening with old and new friends.

Guitar accompaniment by the renowned musician Justin Graham only enhanced the ambiance of the event.  However, the hors d’oeuvres, including cheese, fruit and wine was definitely a wonderful and welcomed feature.

Justin Graham

The evening began with an introduction by Councilwoman Hanifa Shabazz after which SuiteFranchon made an elegant entrance via a spiral staircase to read various sections of her book, A Soulful Journey.

Hanifa Shabazz introducing SuiteFranchon

SuiteFranchon book launch at the Delaware Children's Museum

The audience was mesmerized not only by her soulful words but also by her honesty, integrity and ability to relate to almost everyone on some level with her own life’s experiences.

SuiteFranchon is a native Delawarean who has been entertaining audiences with her unique style of poetry for over a decade. She is a writer, director and executive producer of an organic and unique show call “Soul Opera”.  

Sign up at her Fan Page and follow her Social Media networks to read more about this poet and performer who was featured at the 2015 Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. USA, LLC book signing table

The I Love My Selfie Photo Booth was an awesome way to capture the memories of the evening as well as providing everyone with an opportunity to share their experience on social media.

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I Love My Selfie Photo

This delicious display of finger foods, cheese and fruits were provided by Walt’s Catering Services and the personalized “book cake” was an added sweet treat.

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I read the book in it’s entirety and am now looking forward to hearing SuiteFranchon again at the next Peace Love & Poetry event being held at the World Cafe Live on December 10th at 7:00 p.m.

SuiteFranchon and the Delaware Blogger

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I want to once again thank Demia Avery for inviting me to cover another one of her great Delaware launch events #bloggerslife, and invite you all to read more about her and Avery Group Public Relations, by checking out the website

If you want more information or are interested in scheduling SuiteFranchon to perform at your community, cultural or corporate event, please check out her social media networks.

Family Fun in Wilmington

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.  If you, like many other families are preparing for the kid’s summer vacation and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, think local.  It has been years since my sons were young and we always ended up vacationing in Orlando, however, there were a few places in Wilmington that we enjoyed visiting during the year.

Family Fun in Wilmington Last week I met a friend for dinner at Iron Hill Brewery on the Wilmington Riverfront, where by the way I had the best Fish Taco!  Before she arrived I had an opportunity to walk around and take a few pictures.  #bloggerslife

Iron Hill Brewery

Fish Taco

When my boys were young we used to take them to the now closed Kahunaville, but there are still a few places for the family to have fun in Wilmington.

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The Delaware Children’s Museum looked like fun spot and there is also Frawley Stadium, home of the Blue Rocks where you can have some major family fun watching minor league baseball.  For the little ones in strollers, parents can get in some exercise while the tots ride along the beautiful Wilmington Riverfront.

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I did see a few shops and restaurants along the way, and two of my favorites are Joe’s Crab Shack and The Big Fish Grill.

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So if you are looking for a little family fun this summer and you don’t want to leave town, head over the the Wilmington Riverfront and enjoy the day the local way!

The Christina Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware

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Family Friendly Fun in Delaware

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

Today was the last day of school for my son at Appoquinimink High School and he is now officially a Senior (pray for me).  If your kids are also out of school and you are looking for family friendly summer activities, here are a few websites listing budget friendly options.

Family Fun in Delaware.

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Family Days Out

Spend Days with Kids

Top 10 Things to do with kids in Delaware

Have fun and be safe!

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