The Black Excellence Brunch held an installment of their iconic event on Sunday, August 13th, in partnership with Dove in Los Angeles at the scenic Serra on Vine. The Black Excellence Brunch honored the iconic singer, actress, and television personality, Kelly Rowland with an award, and well deserved flowers. The Black Excellence Brunch is one of the most anticipated and exclusive brunches in Los Angeles that brings together an inspiring room of entertainers, celebrities, executives, influencers, creatives, and impactful professionals from all walks of life.
The brunch provided an oasis escape with a Dove self care bungalow with massages from Manly Hands. The private brunch included a perfect 90’s R&B playlist from DJ Demi Lobo, amazing vibes, espresso martinis from Baileys, photo activations, thematic cocktails, delicious brunch, and an electrifying fireside chat led by The Black Excellence Brunch founder, Trell Thomas with honoree, award winning singer, Kelly Rowland. More inside….
Founder Trell Thomas
The event series is based on the family tradition of “Sunday Dinner”. It is an event series that brings together millennials of color from all industries and professions in an effort to build real community over what can be considered the favorite millennial pastime, “brunch.”
The Black Excellence Brunch founder led a fireside chat with honoree, Kelly Rowland. The inspiring conversation took guests on a journey through pivotal career moments, but most importantly it gave attendees an inside look at the evolution of Kelly as a wife, mom, and woman.
“Honoring Kelly Rowland was a no brainer. She is the personification of poise, grace and love. She honestly deserves every flower! She is light and is constantly sharing that light with other ppl. I’ve wanted to celebrate her for quite some time now and the stars just aligned for it to happen this Sunday, says Black Excellence founder, Trell Thomas.”
During the fireside chat Kelly Rowland dropped gems on the importance of having a tribe as her close friend actress/comedian Bresha Webb sat front row supporting Rowland. She also shared the importance of having a safe space and amazing relationship with her husband and two sons.
“I really enjoyed Kelly’s vulnerability and her ability to share in a way that creates space for you to do the same. I think looking out into the audience and seeing everyone connecting with her was my favorite part. She has the ability to speak to a full room of people but allow each individual to feel like she is speaking directly to them. That’s a gift.”
Claire Sulmers, Jennifer Bell Corneilus, and Tai Beauchamp
(photo credit: Kai Byrd)