Episode 30: “Designing For The Millenium”

She’s been behind some of the most celebrated interior designs for well-known personalities including Queen Latifah and Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs. Also, Courtney Sloane’s clients include some of the world’s biggest corporations like Sony Music, Disney and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Charlie Lewis has an inspirational conversation with Sloane about her rise to prominence, the entrepreneurial spirit, and how she’s giving back to the next generation of artisans. She says, “I want to make a difference and be a contribution in every way and every day.”

For more information:

Websites: courtneysloanedesign.com and sloanesq.net
Instagram: sloanesquare_nj
Facebook: sloanesquarenj
Contact: info@sloanesq.net and info@courtneysloanedesign.com
LinkedIn: Courtney Sloane
YouTube: Courtney Sloane Design

Episode 29: “Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is”

Businesswoman La Detra White is more than a successful communications marketing consultant — she has dedicated her life to serving others to see their entrepreneurial dreams not only come to fruition, but to thrive! She recently started the “Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is” project that encourages communities to support small businesses. Charlie Lewis talks with White about how she’s reached over four million people through the movement and her ambushes, which provide financial seeds for businesses to grow. She says everyone can be philanthropic by “looking for that one person who hasn’t had a come up!”

For More Information:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnTSime9Dvh9kG-d0NsJl_A
Instagram: @PuttingMyMoneyWhereMyHeartIs/
Facebook: La Detra White
Blog: liveyourawesomelife.com
Website: www.LaDetraWhite.com
LinkedIn: La Detra White

Episode 28: “Skin Is The Truth”

Esthetician, consultant and speaker Seven Brown believes not only are our eyes windows to our soul, but our “Skin is the Truth!” In other words, your skin tells the truth about the health of your entire body. Charlie Lewis has one of the most riveting conversations with Brown who shares the do’s and don’ts to have healthy skin and simple regimens to get you on the path to living a clean life. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you hold the key to beauty, which is inside of you. Brown, who owns Harlem Skin and Laser Clinic in NY, says, “Sometimes people just need a hug and not plastic surgery.”

For More Information:

Facebook: SevenBrown
Twitter: @SevenBrown
LinkedIn: Seven Brown
Instagram: SevenBrown

Episode 27: “Summer Oasis Festival”

Detroit is making a comeback and so is a nearby small waterfront enclave in Idlewild (Michigan), with a rich history of African-American ownership. Charlie Lewis has an inspiring conversation with Cedric McDougle whose love and work as a producer paved the way to create an enriching music festival that continues to grow and attract fans from around the country. McDougle says, “We can learn so much from the struggles and successes of our ancestors. I feel their spirits leading us to reclaim and maintain our presence in Idlewild. It’s our legacy. It’s our right. It’s our responsibility!”

For more information:


Instagram: summeroasisfestival 

Facebook:  Summer Oasis and Cedric McDougle

Episode 26: “Committed to Love and Work”

The age-old advice to never mix business with pleasure is antiquated. The two can co-exist when there’s a strong commitment to nurture both relationships. Charlie Lewis has a candid conversation with artist Cheryl R. Riley and designer Courtney Sloane who believe the key to their success is having a small village of supporters who want to see them happy and hold them accountable. When it comes to their partnership of love and work, Riley says, “We had to learn that neither of us had to be the boss.”

For more information:

Websites: www.courtneysloanedesign.com and sloanesq.net; www.CherylRRiley.com

Facebook: sloanesquarenj

Instagram: sloanesquare_nj; CherylRRiley

YouTube: Courtney Sloane Design

LinkedIn: Courtney Sloane

Email: info@sloanesq.net and info@courtneysloanedesign.com

Episode 25: “Valentine’s Day is 365!”

You deserve that special feeling of “extra” love every day of the year and not just on Valentines’s Day! To achieve that goal, our resident therapist and counselor Dr. Argie Allen says we must achieve true intimacy with our partner, nurture the relationship emotionally, spiritually and physically, and commit to the ABC’s – affirmation, benevolence and compromise. Allen says, “If you don’t feed your relationship, it will die.”
Join Charlie for this riveting conversation to help you get the love you want and deserve all 365 days of the year.

For More Information:

Website: www.DrArgieConnects.com

Social Media including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn: @AskDrArgie

Telephone: 315-789-6999

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Episode 24: “A Day In The Life of Riley”

Patrick L. Riley is best known for his work as a freelance, senior field producer at “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for over 13 years. He now consults with The Oprah Winfrey Network, The Wendy Williams Show, Pickler & Ben, BET Creative Services and NBCBLK. He also created the highly successful NBC Universal campaign “The More You Know.” Charlie has an inspiring and fun conversation with Riley about his personal and professional pilgrimage and how inspirational women influenced his life along the way. Riley says, “Oprah told me I can be anything, even from my wildest dreams!”

For More Information:
Facebook: patrick.l.riley
Twitter: @patarack
Instagram: patrick.riley08
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-riley-8ab25b60
YouTube: : https://www.youtube.com/user/patarack2010

PATRICK L. RILEY PROMO SIZZLE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJqlByWV594.


Episode 23: “Art of The Matter”

If you travel through the Atlanta, Georgia airport, you’ve likely seen an art installation by Cheryl R. Riley. She is currently working on two sculpture series dealing with aspiration, transcendence, staging and representation. She has a riveting conversation with Charlie about her pilgrimage in the art world that’s embraced her projects in San Francisco, New York and beyond. This renowned artist, who’s also been featured at the Smithsonian, is intentional about using art to highlight disparate cultural experiences to enrich people’s lives.

For More Information:
Website: www.cherylrriley.com
Email: info@cherylriley.com
Instagram: CherylRRiley

Episode 22: “Leaving A Legacy”

It may be a difficult conversation, but it’s very important to take the time to plan for your death. I know it sounds morbid but having a will and trust is vital to ensure your wishes are not left up to someone else, or the state in which you live. Chicago attorney Gina Smith, in very simple terms, explains the step-by-step process to initiate a, “Family Protection Plan”.

This is an enlightening conversation that breaks down preconceived ideas about what many people believe is just for the wealthy. Everyone, regardless of age or socio-economic background, can give the gift of financial peace so you’re not a burden to your family when you leave this earth. This is your opportunity to leave a financial legacy that lives on!

For more information:
Website: www.attorneygsmith.com
Email: gmsmith@jamiilaw.com
Telephone: 312.868.0781
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jamiilaw
Twitter: @jamiilaw.com
Instagram: jamiilaw

Episode 21: “It’s Showtime At The Apollo!”

The Apollo Theater is one of the world’s most renowned and celebrated entertainment venues where African-American artists performed and became legends! It’s a top tourist destination in Harlem, New York where the history of the past is honored and the tradition of highlighting exceptional talent continues for generations to come. Charlie has an inspirational conversation with the theater’s Executive Director, Kamilah Forbes, who shares her vision to further celebrate the educational and social impact of this iconic institution with the intentional mission to reflect the issues of the black community. Forbes says, “When people come to The Apollo, we say ‘Welcome Home.'”

For More Information:
Website: www.apollotheater.com
Twitter: @ApolloTheater
Twitter: @kamilahf
Instagram: Kamilahf
LinkedIn: Kamilah Forbes

Episode 20: “Is Your Home AphroChic?”

Charlie introduces you to a husband and wife team who are changing the game of interior design!
Bryan Mason and Jeanine Hays have built a home décor empire, AphroChic, which was born out of the lack of accessories and furniture that reflected their culture. The commercial interior design firm focuses on blending modern décor with global culture to create comfortable spaces that tell a story. Their vision and creativity have been applauded worldwide, garnering a new show for HGTV’s Facebook Sneak Peek and partnering with brands including IKEA, The Home Depot and LOWE’s. You’ll be inspired by this conversation that’s all about celebrating your heritage and allowing your home to express your true being. Hays says, “Black Homes Matter.”

For more information:
Website: www.aphrochic.com
Twitter: @AphroChic
Facebook: AphroChic
Instagram: AphroChic
Pinterest: AphroChic

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Episode 19: “Head and Heart Philanthropy”

There are thousands of people with phenomenal ideas, programs and business opportunities, but they lack access and capital to witness the full potential of their dreams. Charlie has a powerful conversation with Christal Jackson, one of the nation’s most successful and honored entrepreneurs, who’s created a marketplace for multi-million dollar initiatives that help solve complicated social issues. She says, “My life’s purpose is creating legacy for our people.”

For more information:

Website: www.headandheartphilanthropy.com
Instagram: cmonayj
Facebook: Christal M. Jackson
Twitter: @christaljackson

Episode 18: “Receiving The Gift of Listening”

Life can be challenging and sometimes we need an objective person to help us navigate through the ups and downs. Mental health therapist and life coach Rana Walker offers tips to help you find the right therapist, the use of apps, and programs that help heal your mind, body and spirit. Charlie has an insightful conversation with Walker that lifts the stigma of therapy so that we’re open to be heard, validated and victorious!

For more information:
LinkedIn – Rana Walker
Twitter – @TheRanaWalker
Instagram – rana_walker

Episode 17: “Don’t Defer Your Dreams”

Are you still searching for your purpose in life? Do you have a passion that has gone unfulfilled? Charlie has a riveting conversation with therapist and counselor Dr. Argie Allen who shares how to let go of the fear of failure so that your divine and appointed life’s ministry comes to fruition. She says, “You have everything you need. If God gave you the vision, He has the provision.” Now, it’s your turn to walk in faith!
#CelebrateLife #LoveTheWayYouLive

For More Information:
Web: www.drargieconnects.com
Twitter: @DrArgie

Episode 16: “You Gotta’ Move”

From Wall Street to wellness expert, Tony Laurent helps people build a wealth of healthy habits from the use of strategic exercises and nutritional education. The founder and CEO of Muscle and Bone NYC, a fitness and apparel company, shares the good versus bad proteins, the best and worse carbohydrates, and how to integrate exercise into your life. Charlie also shares his own pilgrimage to a more healthy and balanced lifestyle that has improved both his physical and mental stamina. In this new year, make a resolution to evolve into a new and better you!
#CelebrateLife #LoveTheWayYouLive

For more information:
Website: www.muscleandbonenyc.com.
LinkedIn: Tony Laurent
Instagram: muscle_and_bone_nyc
Instagram (for gear): muscleandbonenycgear
Facebook: Muscle and Bone NYC
Twitter: Muscle_and_bonenyc

Episode 15: “Secrets to a Remarkable Life”

Are you looking to “do life” differently in 2018? Charlie has an insightful conversation with author Erika Walker about unlocking the seven secrets to a remarkable life.
Her book “A Woman’s Vault” is for everyone who’s seeking to live with more intentionality and deliberately create and actualize your personal and professional goals.
The foundation to love the way you live starts with self-love!

For More Information:

Erika Walker, CEO
The Walker Thomas Group

Twitter:  @ErikaWThomas

Instagram:  erikafragrant

LinkedIn: ErikaWalker

Director, LATAM Business School – Washington, DC and Chicago

Episode 14: “Extraordinary Travel – Personally Designed”

Giving someone, or even yourself, the gift of traveling outside of your borders is an enriching experience. While technology gives customers a chance to DIY, specialized agents, like Gai Spann, are still necessary to assist you beyond booking your flight and hotel. She creates unique memories that last a lifetime! Charlie introduces you to this self-described travel “artist” who creates masterpiece itineraries for individuals and groups in destinations that span the globe. From Mediterranean river cruises to yachting in Croatia, experiencing the most distinctive and compelling excursions that fit any need, pocketbook and lifestyle, will have you living your life like your golden!

For more information Spanning the Globe Tours:
Website: www.stgtours.com

Twitter: @STGTOURS

Telephone Number: 844.784.8687

Episode 13: “Count on Cannabis”

It may be a controversial topic but the cannabis industry is burgeoning and expert Gia Moron wants to make sure that “Women Grow” in the field with the necessary education, technology and other tools to become a thriving entrepreneur. Charlie and Gia have a lively discussion about the stigma, medicinal use, trends and how to position yourself to get licensed as an official cultivator. It may be a departure from conventional business enterprises, but Moron says, “It’s slated to be an over 50 billion-dollars a year industry by 2026.” How much of that money will you earn from the fastest-growing industry in America?

For more information:
Website: www.womengrow.com
Facebook: GVM Communications, Inc.
Twitter: @Gia_Vm
IG: gia_vm | gvmcommunicationspr
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/giamoron/

Episode 12: “enJoie Wine and Life – In Style!”

A cocktail or a glass of wine can set the tone for a good time or dinner, but people are sometimes afraid to order their “spirit” because they feel as if they’re uneducated about this perceived “high post” experience. Judia Black, a certified sommelier, dispels the myths and offers tips to increase your wine game. From the ABC’s (Anything But Chardonnay) to wine pairings for your meals, Charlie has a riveting discussion to help you make the right choice “in the aisle of many.”

For more information:

Facebook: enjoielife  

Twitter: @enjoielife

Instagram: enjoielife

Snapchat: enjoielife

Pinterest: @enjoielife

LinkedIn: Judia Elmore Black

Episode 11: “Curated Experiences”

Charlie believes life is full when your experiences are outside of you own boundaries and he loves to share gifts that speak to the full diaspora abroad. One of his favorite go-to shops is NiLu in Harlem where the owner Katrina Parris is intentional about selling unique and purposeful brands made by artists and makers in Harlem and around the world. From Peruvian chocolate to vegan body butter, to letterpress greeting cards, there is something for everyone. Most importantly, Parris relishes in deliberately supporting the dreams of other entrepreneurs!
#CelebrateLife #LoveTheWayYouLive

For more information about NiLu:
Website: www.shopnilu.com
Twitter: @shopnilu
Instagram: shopnilu (NiLu Harlem’s Gift Shop)

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Episode 10: “Be The Author of Your Own Life!”

Charlie talks with Nathan Hale Williams, an award-winning filmmaker, author and entertainment attorney about how every step he’s taken in life helped him find his purpose. The former Essence Magazine advice columnist of “The Girl’s Best Friend,” shares his story of faith, focus and never accepting failure.
#CelebrateLife #LoveTheWayYouLive

For more information:

Website:  www.NathanHaleWill.com

Facebook: NathanHaleWilliams 

Follow Nathan on Twitter: @NathanHWilliams

Episode 9: Styling with TracyChambers Vintage

When it comes to style, there’s one NYC mompreneuer who’s helping women maintain the classy and chic look of generations gone by. The 80’s are back and Helen Nurse curates and sells timeless fashions and accessories from her Brownstone basement boutique and online. She discusses with Charlie how her passion for unique items turned into a business that empowers women to be authentic and embrace their individuality and power, as inspired by the movie “Mahogany” starring singer and fashion icon Diana Ross.

Website: tracychambersvintage.com

Instagram: @tracychambersvintage

Facebook: TracyChambersVintage


Episode 8: “Experience: Harlem”

If you didn’t know, Harlem, NY has always been hot and now everyone is flocking uptown to experience the third most visited area on the island. Charlie has a lively discussion with Angie Hancock, who’s the founder of Experience Harlem – the premiere resource for shopping, dining, arts and culture year round. Learn about the hidden gems for a good cocktail, music and art festivals and what Charlie calls, “Conscious Capitalism”. Harlem is more than The Apollo – it’s a cultural melting pot and the heart and soul of America!

#CelebrateLife #LoveTheWayYouLive

Website: experienceharlem.com

Twitter:  @xperienceharlem

Facebook: experience: harlem

Episode 7: “Been Around The World”

Charlie speaks with wanderlust-filled traveler Yolanda Carroll who lives by the mantra: “I work to live, not live to work.” After visiting 6 continents and 66 countries, Carroll shares her travel do’s & don’ts, favorite destinations abroad, nude beaches, solo versus group travel and more! So get your passport ready and learn from a travel expert on how to make your next trip hassle-free and full of great memories!

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Episode 6: “Cooking for the Soul”

Charlie introduces you to a culinary concept that is taking Harlem, New York by storm. The 12-seat restaurant Belle Harlem is the ultimate “Chef’s table” experience. Owners, Chef Darryl and Melissa Burnett discuss their vision, share holiday cooking tips and a recipe that will make you the most popular person in your home!

#LoveTheWayYouDine #LoveTheWayYouLive

Reservations for Belle Harlem can be made at the website: www.belleharlem.com.



Episode 5: “Harnessing Healthy Relationships” with Dr. Argie Allen Wilson

To fully love the way you live you must be mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy. Charlie has a candid conversation with therapist and counselor Dr. Argie Allen Wilson who sets the foundation for self-reflection so you’re prepared to intentionally invite positive relationships into your life… especially during the holidays. #LTWYL






Episode 4: “Love The Way You STYLE”

Make no mistake, Charlie has a great eye for everything that’s hot! From interior design to fashion and art, his visual senses are always on the cutting edge. He’s not trendy. He’s a classic man!

So get ready for all things that will help you… “Love the Way You STYLE”!

Episode 3: “Love The Way You DINE”

Are you a foodie? Charlie loves the way he dines at home in NY and abroad. Charlie gets personal about his southern culinary upbringing and shares some of his favorite places to get an authentic meal, the up and coming bars for a great cocktail and how chefs around the world are changing the game about how you cook at home! Get ready for the journey towards learning how to…

Love The Way You DINE!

Episode 2: “Love The Way You TRAVEL”

Charlie is a worldwide traveler and shares his pros and cons for exploring near and far in this introductory primer that gets you ready for future podcasts about all things travel-related, and most importantly learning to… “Love the Way You Travel”!

Episode 1: “Love The Way You LIVE”

Charlie believes life is not just about pleasing your senses, but also being a complete and whole person to intentionally enjoy life. In this episode, he reinforces the purpose of the podcast and how investing in our physical, social, and mental wellness lay the foundation to healthy relationships that soothe your soul, and help you… Love The Way You Live!

Episode 0: “Who Is Charlie Lewis?”

Charlie takes you on an intimate journey of his life, both personal and professional, and how he was destined for this moment to share his experiences to help you Love the Way You Live!