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kim petyt featured on - iss: wedding entrepreneurs that inspire-

I’m so flattered to be featured on the Inspire Smart Success blog as their first Wedding Entrepreneur that Inspires. Spearheaded by the dynamic Stacie Ivers Francombe, ISS is a triple-threat of inspiration for the wedding industry, with a print magazine, a series of conference “experiences” and a mentoring program. I attended ISS Chicago last year and was bowled over by the amount of knowledge shared by such industry heavy-hitters as the fabulous Diann Valentine, Platinum Wedding Planner Tiffany Cook, Stacie herself and the other attendees.  The thing that I love about ISS is the transparency across all of their platforms.  Information is shared openly, people are challenged to ask questions of themselves, their businesses and their peers- and then encouraged to find and share their solutions.  As their tagline says, Stacie and the ISS team are “inspiring the wedding industry to think smart on its journey to success”.  I’m so happy to have been invited along on their journey, and I hope that my story inspires others to do the same.

You can read the entire post here, but first, I have to share my “Oprah” photo from the conference. I should totally have my own show, right?  Merci, ISS!


parisian events in essence magazine

I’m so proud to have been written up in the August 2011 issue of Essence Magazine!  As part of a new feature on Black women traveling and finding success around the world, Essence spoke with me about being an expat and living in France.  I can’t even describe how exciting it is to see yourself in a magazine that you’ve been reading practically all of your life. It really is such a thrill…Be sure to check out the August issue on newsstands across the U.S. (and WH Smith here in Paris).  And Mille Mercis to Essence Magazine!


parisian events in new york times t magazine

Why, yes- that IS me in that Todd Eberle NYTimes T Magazine photo, standing in those ridiculously high Louis Vuitton shoes, on that ridiculously gilded marble fireplace in the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris. I was SO Styled to a T by the fabulous Vanessa Traina (with make-up by the equally fabulous Miss Mary Jane Frost).  Just another day in the office, really….Take a look at the original article here!