Gigi, an exciting jewelry venture launched by Jeanne Roberts Johnson, Esq. is off to a running start. Jeanne’s official debut on Saturday, May 11 at the sleek Wild Flower Loft space in the CWE was a huge success.

A sophisticated line of jewelry, GiGi is designed by Jeanne herself. Sister friends Stephanie Roberts and April Powell are her PR and marketing team. The trio is excited about the launch and looking forward to introducing the line nationwide. An affordable but chic collection, items are priced between $45 and $495.

Sisters Meghan Roberts and Fallon Roberts served as hostesses. BFF Keshia Knight Pulliam flew in to lend support as well as model pieces from Jeanne’s spring offering. Sister Fallon (Fallon’s Kitchen) provided the delicious candy ball treats for guests to sample along with Wild Flower’s plentiful buffet of delicacies, including chicken empanadas and spinach puff pastries.   

Sociologie Wine CEO and Founder Amy Hampton flew in from Dallas with cases of her Sociologie Red Berry Sangria and Sociologie Blushing Rose Sangria. It was a brilliant pairing idea from Stephanie; Amy’s pearlescent wine bottles were a striking complement to Jeanne’s jewels. Looking for the perfect birthday or wedding gift? Visit

A few of the ultrastylish shoppers on the scene included Ashley Donahue, Eric and Angela Phone, Carla Allen, Esq., Kenny Powell, Proud parents Jeanne and Mike Roberts Sr., hubby Jay Johnson, Eva Roberts, Mike Roberts Jr., Kenny Powell, Jeralyn James, Yolanda Gore, Gail Allmon, Gwen Key, Joyce Price and Fannie Bohlen. For additional info and a peek at and purchase of these fabulous baubles go to

Cinqo de Mayo weekend was lots of fun and kicked off with Jeralyn Williams James and Janet Jackson Williams’ 4th annual Margaritas with the Senoritas Soiree. Held at the chic Metropolitan Artists’ Lofts in Grand Center, guests danced the night away and enjoyed scrumptious Mexican cuisine, margaritas and yummy sangria provided by Vida Cantina (St. Louis Galleria).

Jeralyn and Janet’s annual event has earned a reputation for great fun. Out of town friends Deborah Hill and Felisha Cottrell came from Dallas, TX. Miriam O'Hara Harden and Shauna McIntosh flew in from Philadelphia, PA for the weekend. Jeralyn kept the music mix a combo of hip-hop and old-school.

A few of the senoritas in sombreros seen on the dance floor included Fannie Bohlen, Gwen Key, Susan Smith, Nancy Thompson, Faith O’Hara Thomas, Celeste Keith Metcalf, Joyce Price, Bettye Reed, Lydia Johnson, Cathy Broussard, Jan Forrest Banks, Dianne Powell, Jackie Hamilton, Kathy Smith, Misha Sampson, Jeri Lynn Lewis and Tracie Goffe.

Congratulations to Jordan Bosman on his May 9 graduation from Harris-Stowe State University. Jordan graduated with a BA in Business Administration. He is currently studying for the LSAT but is looking for employment in the St. Louis or Chicago areas.

Jordan celebrated his graduation flanked by family and friends, including proud Mother Annette Michelle Glover, Father Dwayne Bosman, siblings Brandon “HotSauce” Glover, Taylor E. Rand, and Clayton McMurtry. Sister Mia McMurtry sent love and congrats from Oklahoma.   

Mark your calendars for the St. Louis Chapter of the National Alumnae of Spelman College’s 1st Annual Legacy Luncheon and Blue Box Auction on June 15. Committee Chairs Tara Buckner, Adrienne Rainey and Lynette Watson have been working their event team overtime to make this soon-to-be annual event a memorable one. The fundraising event will be held at Faith Church St. Louis, 3590 Rider Trail South, St. Louis MO 63045. The auction begins at noon and the luncheon at 12:30 p.m.. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Sandra Farragut-Hemphill.

Tickets are $25 per person. For additional information call Adrienne at 314-635-2000. Tara says the Blue Box Auction will offer some pretty exciting items. Support Spelman Sisters!

Happy birthday, Dad! Love you much.

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