Genuine, authentic, and inspirational — those are a few words that come to mind when I think about the recent brunch at Barcelona VinoTeca.  On this day, two cast members of the hit show, Marlon, made an appearance.  I don’t know if you’ve seen Season 1, but it is absolutely hilarious.  Marlon is loosely based on the actor and comedian, Marlon Waynes.  Marlon and his new ex-wife, Ashley (played by Essence Atkins), try to co-parent while attempting to stay friends for the sake of the kids.
This event was hosted by girl bosses Mattie James and Tahira Joy.  Mattie is an influencer and blogger extraordinaire.  She not only blogs, but she teaches other bloggers how to successfully build, launch, and maintain their blog and brand.
Tahira is the founder of the Cut Life, an online platform that has reached over 1 million people.  This blog celebrates and highlights various styles of short hair while relishing refreshing wine compliments of Barcelona VinoTeca and tasty bites, compliments of Barcelona Wine Bar.
The wines were so delish!  My favorite, of course, was the Rosé.  The menu was filled with all of my favorites: spiced beef empanadas, manchego and jamón croquetas, and seafood paella.
Guests were treated to listen to two of Marlon’s cast members: Essence Atkins and Bresha Webb (character: Yvette).  What I appreciated most about this group conversation was that it felt as if I were listening to my girlfriends chat. The conversation was so informative, blunt, and real.
Essence and Bresha definitely dropped some gems for us to walk away with.  Find a few of the gems below:
1. Always drink your water.
2. Fall in love with yourself.
3. Forgive yourself for past mistakes.
4. Make sure you have a strong tribe.
Make sure you tune in June 14 at 9 p.m. on NBC to catch the premiere of Marlon.  You will love all of the laugh-out-loud moments on this show.
Photo credit: Paras Griffin

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