Diva Nikita

This past Friday night, I attended a fun Ladies Only event – Diva Nikita, which benefited the YWCA Focus Forward Program, an emergency and transitional housing program for women and children who are homeless.

The event was held at the Sheraton Roanoke and was put on by CW5/Fox, K92, Caroline LaRocca Event Design LLC, and Bella Magazine to also celebrate the start of the CW’s new show, Nikita.

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It turned out to be a fun night, and I’m so happy that the proceeds benefited such a great cause in our area.

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They had booths around the perimeter of the room, showcasing everything from purses to jewelry, art, and a hair salon!

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The dinner served was pretty good – I didn’t really know what to expect food-wise, but I made myself a great meal.

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They had 2 set-ups and each table had a big salad bar and a “make your own pasta station”, with a chef that mixed it and heated it up for you.

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I grabbed a salad with romaine, spring mix, olives, broccoli, cauliflower and balsamic dressing plus some bowtie pasta with zucchini, squash, onions, mushrooms, and marinara.

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And then – the desserts!

They were passed around and were all bite-sized, which was perfect. I tried one of each.

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First, a little lemon bar that was my favorite of the evening.

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Light, refreshing, and the perfect size!

There was also this chocolate cake-type dessert on a stick.

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It was good – very fudgy, but I really liked the lemon bar better!

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And deep-fried twinkies.

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Pretty good! It was actually really light and not greasy at all – but I don’t think I could eat an entire twinkie if it was fried. This one bite was just enough.

After everyone ate dinner, they had 2 different fashion shows: one put on by Millie’s, a store in Salem, and one by Fashionistas Roanoke who created clothing out of recycled materials.

Here’s a few highlights:

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The dress above was made out of shredded paper!

They had some great gift baskets (two different people at my table won!) and also had dance lessons!

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Plus, I had my picture taken with Miss Monica from K92’s Morning Thang – our favorite morning show! We listen to it every weekday, and she is hilarious.

All in all, Diva Nikita was a great event and I’m happy I was able to attend.

 

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8 comments

  1. Looks like a great event. I love that they had dance lessons for everyone. Such a cute idea!

  2. I used to work for that hair salon ! Onyx ! They’re great. I really wanted to attend this event but I had to work. Looks like it was a great time.

  3. JEALOUS!!!!! omg they sure put on a fabulous event!! what an experience <3

  4. Awesome event! Those lemon bars look great. Definitely one of my favorite desserts.

  5. Looks like so much fun! And I agree with you on the desserts- one bit is *plenty* enough. They’re always so rich! Especially in the case of deep fried twinkies.

    Those dresses are cool..the 3rd on down actually looks like something I’d wear!

  6. Sounds like a great night for a great cause – love it!

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  8. fun event! i’m excited for maggie q and her new show – i can’t remember the last time an asian woman fronted one!

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