In short, I am beyond excited to be back doing what I love. Therefore, I feel it necessary to let you know what has been happening in my absence.
It’s been over 8 years since I put my business on hold to raise my incredible son Xavier Alexander Keyser!
Above all, it has been an amazing journey as any mom will tell you.
Pregnant with my son Xavier Greatest day of my life when my son was born 8-25-12 Xavier’s first day 8-25-12 Xavier’s bath My son’s first snow Xavier’s first Halloween My son’s first time seeing the Cherry Blossoms, Washington, DC Halloween at Baltimore Harbor My son on the bumper cars at Chuckie Cheese My son on his first day of 1st grade Xavier at a park in Paris in Sacre Coeur May 2019 Me and my son at MLK-Volunteer-Feb 2020 Food-Drive-with my son 2020 My son at 30 Rockefeller Center Christmas 2018 Xavier at Top of the Rock NY Christmas 2018 Photo-of-Xavier-in-New-York Christmas 2018 My son on the beach Grand Cayman Jan 2020 School play with my son 2010 Graduating 1st Grade 2018 School Bingo 2018 Summer camp at Imagination Stage 2017 Restaurant reviews with my son 2019 Restaurant reviews with my son 2019 School duties with my son Cake for Xavier’s 2nd birthday my son excited Halloween at Baltimore Harbor Christmas at National Zoo Washington DC 2019 Merry Go Round Rio Gaithersburg Md Mt. Veron Virgina Washington’s Birthday Feb 2020 Mt. Veron Virgina Washington’s Birthday Feb 2020 Children’s birthday party with my son Children’s birthday party with my son Children’s birthday party with my son Children’s birthday party with my son Children’s birthday party with my son Petting a baby goat at the Montgomery County Fair Children’s birthday party with my son With Grandma at Strathmore Mansion My sons first time at the beach Restaurant reviews with my son 2019 Celebrating my sons 7th birthday Monster Mini Golf 2019 Celebrating my sons 6th birthday Kings Dominion With my son Restaurant Review Paris May 2019 Paris May 2019 With my son Restaurant Review Paris May 2019 In front of Arc d’Triomphe with my son Paris May 2019 In front of Notre Dame with my son Paris May 2019 Restaurant reviews with my son 2019 In front of Eiffel Tower with my son Paris May 2019 In front of Moulin Rouge with my son Paris May 2019 In front of Louvre with my son Paris May 2019 Disneyland Paris with my son May 2019 Disneyland Paris with my son May 2019 In front of Van Gogh’s apartment with my son Paris May 2019 Restaurant reviews with my son Paris May 2019 Xavier in front of the Moulin Rouge Paris May 2019 A huge sundae to celebrate passing kindergarten My son buried in his Halloween candy 2019 Teaching my son to write at 2 Mommy duties at the library Pool day fun with my son Montgomery Village My-son-Xavier-sitting-on-a-post-outside-Musée-dOrsay-May-2019 Mommy and me music class Germantown, MD Fall festival Montgomery Village, MD Side by side photos of Xavier 1st day of kindergarten and 1st day of 2nd grade Classmate birthday party On my son’s 2nd grade field trip to Baltimore Aquarium On my son’s 2nd grade field trip to Baltimore Aquarium Xavier for crazy hair day 1st grade Photo of my son on the beach in Grand Cayman Jan 2020 Rosa Parks Exhibit Library of Congress Feb 2020 Me and my son inside Library of Congress Feb 2020 My son outside Library of Congress Feb 2020 My-son-Xavier-in front of rhino statue-Musée-dOrsay-May-2019
single mother will tell you, raising a child on your own is the hardest job on earth!!
Secondly, after years of struggling, my son was diagnosed this year with ADHD.
Has taken more than 3 years, but we finally started therapy and feel we are on the right path.
So, as a first-time mom, I am completely out of my dept and look forward to exploring ideas with followers of my
Even though I have not participated in a fashion event for a few years (traded fashion shows for playdates 😊), I have continued my love for all things fashion & beauty.
Fashion collections from around the world since many designers will be showing live and virtual events in Fall 2020 Beauty trends & skin care from runways, industry magazines, in addition to YouTube gurus Worldwide Travel Tips for example airline discounts and what to pack Fine Dining, Global Cuisine and Family friendly meals for instance McDonald’s app deals Latest movies as well as television Museum, Galleries, International & Local Art (COMING SOON)
** Unfortunately, I am unable to review new places at this time. However, I still have many places I visited prior to COVID-19 yet to be reviewed.
**That said, when the world is back online you will have some great suggestions of places to explore.
Photo of me showing my makeup work 2019 Photo of me in my dressing room 2019 OOTD 2019 OOTD 2019 OOTD 2019 Goldie Starling YouTube 2011 Makeup by Risa YouTube 2011 Strathmore House Art Exhibit 2008 – Family Tree Me in the foyer of Strathmore Mansion 2008 Strathmore House staircase and foyer Me at Strathmore House Art Exhibit 2008 – Lollipops Garden in Gold and Silver Jackson Pollack Ozwald Boateng 2008 Rembrandt Philip Treacy 2008 Issey Miyake 2008 Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen Dali Alexander McQueen McQueen amputee McQueen makeup Ozwald Boateng McQueen gold catsuit Dior couture DC Fashion Week 2008 DC Fashion Week 2008 DC Fashion Week 2008 DC Fashion Week 2008 DC Fashion Week 2008 DC Fashion Week 2008 DC Fashion Week 2008 DC Fashion Week 2008 DC Fashion Week 2008 DC Fashion Week 2008 DC Fashion Week 2008 Industry Networking Party DC Fashion Week 2008 Industry Networking Party DC Fashion Week 2008 Industry Networking Party Food Reviews Food Reviews Food Reviews Food Reviews Food Reviews My trip to Colon Panama 2020 Beach at Falmouth Jamaica 2020 My trip to Grand Cayman with Fam 2020 My son getting his yellow belt Kick Karate 2019 Norwegian Airlines First Class to Paris May 2019 Norwegian Airlines First Class to Paris May 2019 Restaurant Reviews 2019 Shopping Reviews 2019 Bourgogne Sud Restaurant Review Paris May 2019 Restaurant Reviews 2019 Travel Reviews Pairs May 2019 Photo of me inside Sacre Coeur Paris May 2019 In front of Dali Paris May 2019 Dali Paris May 2019 TV Reviews 2020 TV Reviews 2020 Beauty Product Reviews 2020 Beauty Product Reviews 2020 Beauty Product Reviews 2020 Movie Reviews 2019 Cuppa – Avocado toast with beet sauce and hummus Paris May 2019 Photo of me at the movies 2020 My birthday gifts Feb 2019 OOTD 2019 Planting a tree in Israel 2007 Horseback Riding 2010 Xavier in front of Empire State Building Christmas Time 2018 Me and Xavier in Time Square Christmas 2018 Xavier at Dylan’s Candy Bar Christmas 2018 Photos-of-my-trip-to-Israel Photos-of-my-trip-to-Israel Photos-of-my-trip-to-Israel Xavier at the Lego store Christmas 2018 Photo-of-me-and-Xavier-Statue of Liberty Christmas 2018 RESTAURANT-REVIEWS-Paris May 2019 RESTAURANT-REVIEWS-5 FOOD-REVIEWS-20 FOOD-REVIEWS FOOD-REVIEWS-4 FOOD-REVIEWS-5 Vacation with my son Costa Rica 2020 Vacation with my son Costa Rica 2020 Exercise class with my son 2020 DC Air and Space Museum OOTD McQueen Dress & Blazer May 2019 OOTD Line at Eiffel Tower Paris May 2019 OOTD 2019 Beauty Product Reviews AB-FAB Designs
Above all, I am an African-American entrepreneur and look forward to testing and reviewing products owned by people of color. Thus, shedding a spotlight on lesser known black-owned businesses. Since I have a new found love of travel, I take you along on mine and Xavier’s travels. Meanwhile, my new content shows how I have fun with my son. For example, I celebrated Xavier’s 7th birthday at Monster Mini Golf as well as chaperoned his 2 nd grade field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. More than anything, I love to eat!! As a result, I will continue to reviewing different restaurants and post them on other platforms. Similarly, I am thrilled to be bringing wine and food reviews to the AB-FAB Designs website. Living in the suburbs of the nation’s capital, I am fortunate to have so many historical and educational places to discover. Moreover, knowledge is power and I vow to expose Xavier to as much art and culture as possible.
hy come back to AB-FAB Designs…
Firstly, I am thrilled to bring back the high-level of fashion services AB-FAB Designs has always offered. In addition, AB-FAB Designs is now offering live, virtual and hybrid event planning services. Subsequently, there will be discounts on services. Follow me during my fitness journey and learn what it’s like to be a pescatarian with a son that eats meats. For example I will bring workout tips and recipes to please adults and kids. Adopting Paris as my second home I want to learn better French so I am adding languages to my repertoire. As the world changes with COVID-19 so must AB-FAB Designs. During our global time in quarantine, I will post updates on changes in services as the government decides what the reentry plans will be. STAY FASHIONABLE!