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#ThirstTrapThursday: Annie Cruz gives dating advice to ladies – “To Approach, or To Be Approached”

By Annie Cruz
Vivid Radio Host / Hip Hop Vibe Contributing Writer 

A lot of women tend to ask me how to send the right signals to a guy or how to read theirs, when they’re interested in someone. More often than not, these same women believe that the men should approach them and not the other way around. Continue reading…

Masika Kalysha and Rosa Acosta

Rosa Acosta Teams Up With Floyd Mayweather Coast To Coast Sailing Company and Bad Medina For Charity Toy Drive

Rosa Acosta partnered with My Friend’s House Foundation raised $18,775 in gifts donated to under privileged local boys and girls

Rosa Acosta along with LHH franchise cast members, Masika Kalysha and Althea Heart, came out to support the event which was packed with LA’s top taste makers and Hollywood elite. The red carpet taken over by LA native A.D., Robby Betts, M. Taylor, and Brian Sibley created quite the stir. Jaden Smith was kind enough to donate gifts for the foundation as well as sponsors the Money Team, Bad Medina Cosmetics, and owners of Coast to Coast Sailing Co. Justin Miller, Evan Mann and William BeAird.


Guest of the Haute Holiday 2nd Annual Shoe And Toy Drive experienced the Mrs. Claus Open Bar via Starrtenders, the Secret Santa Gaming Experience, Haute Holiday Photo Booth with prints to go, and a 10 minute massage by “The Hands of Fury” team. The “Live Mannequin Exhibit” featuring Nashville’s very own Coast to Coast Sailing Co. was a hit! And the decadent desserts at the Melissa Harvey sweets bar had guests lined up!

The 2nd annual Haute Holiday proved to be an extraordinary experience where Hollywood elite came together for a good cause. The Haute Holiday event provide under privileged kids an opportunity to have a Christmas they can remember.

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packed-house-at-cossamia masika-kalysha-and-rosa-acostaMasika Kalysha and Rosa Acosta share a kiss on the candy cane carpet.


masika-kalysha-ad-and-coast-to-coast-ownersAD and Masika Kalysha seen here with Coast To Coast Sailing Company business owners.

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Carter The Body seen here with Rosa Acosta at the 2nd Annual Haute Holiday event.


Coast To Coast Sailing Co Owners

Black Owned and Operated Coast To Coast Sailing Co Launches Holiday Capsule Just In Time For Christmas

Coast To Coast Sailing Co Owners

Based in Nashville, TN., C to C is one of the hottest emerging urban apparel brands for millennials on the go.

The new clothing company sets itself apart with designs inspired by cultures across the globe. The designs are creatively integrated into its fresh new collection of long sleeve crew necks, custom [INSPIRE] jacket, and signature [Make Wave$] hoodie. Every product, in order to simulate how culture and fashion change in today’s digitally driven age is unique and never restocked.

The brand’s earlier releases included The Wave Tee, an elongated t-shirt made from polyester which featured different variations of waves wrapped around the shirt. In addition to the Wave Tee, the Flag Bucket Hat creatively featured flags from Japan, South Africa and Brazil, strategically stitched together in order to represent unity and world peace.

In the unreleased Holiday Capsule, the brand outlines four very dominant pieces which include the Blue “Make Wave$” hoodie. “This hoodie represents where I see the company now says Evan Mann, part owner of CtC. We’ve learned a lot from our past mistakes and are confident in who we are as a brand. That confidence is what allows us to make waves in fashion to achieving the success we’ve been working for.”Make Wave$ Hoodie

In addition to the “Make Wave$” hoodie, the young men decided to create a very stylish multi-zipper bomber jacket with the word Inspire wrapped around the right arm of the jacket. “The Inspire Bomber Jacket represents where I see the company in the future, says part owner William BeAird, it’s design has a refined, luxury feel to it. I see Coast to Coast Sailing Co. becoming a major brand in the industry, providing inspiration for other young people to achieve their own dreams and success.”Coast To Coast Bomber Jacket

The Grid Tee represents the stage where we really came to know our brand identity, Owner Justin Miller said. As a result it features the three words that make up the core of our company’s message, [Explore. Create. Inspire.] The actual GRID represents us becoming more strategic in how we move business wise.”

The three college students agreed to mold their love of the West and East Coast cultures together to launch a new brand based on their life experiences.

“The Lighthouse Tee represents the struggles we experienced in the beginning of our career, finding our own path. The worn edges around the picture are a visual representation of us making it through the hard times. The lighthouse represents the hope and determination that has guided us through those times.Red Light House Long Sleeve

Where we’re from, people don’t get out much. We’re fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to grow up in families who traveled the world. Using our experiences and our brand’s unique fashion, we want to encourage people to get out of their comfort zones, we want to encourage them to explore new places, meet new people and take in new experiences,” says Justin Miller.

Coast to Coast is a unique brand with owners who come from totally different backgrounds. The diversity makes it possible for everyone to relate to our brand which encourages us to Explore, Create and Inspire.

Visit to view and Purchase the Collection online. Also visit @ctcsailingco on Instagram in order to keep up with all of there activity.

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