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Have you checked out the debut special Weddings & Travel issue of UPTOWN magazine yet? What’s that…you haven’t? Well, what ya waiting for? Run to your nearest newsstand to pick up a copy! Triple B is in the issue twice and I couldn’t be more proud.

I’ve been in UPTOWN before as a writer, researcher and even appeared on the Contributor’s Page but when I saw Triple B’s mentions with my own eyes (stories constantly get cut from publications so I needed to physically see the issue) I got all warm and fuzzy inside. The issue contains a nifty section called The Gold Pages filled with a plethora of contact and background info for caterers, bridal salons, venues, photographers and pastry chefs in all the major U.S. cities — check Triple B out on page 116. And on page 40, I — along with bridal industry vet Xochitl Gonzalez (!) and others — dish on the bubbly to make your wedding even more memorable in the piece, What to Drink on Your Wedding Day.

The issue also contains a “real wedding” album that will put you in a Tie the Knot Tuesday frame of mind, a gorgeous fashion spread with The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey who also graces the cover and a surprisingly honest and heartfelt op-ed from Star Jones on the differences between weddings and marriage — think Marriage Matters. As a travel junkie, I personally enjoyed the Trip of a Lifetime story featuring movers and shakers like celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson and CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien.

The articles mentioned above are just my highlights of the issue but after you pick up a copy, be sure to come back and tell me what yours are! If you already have the issue, leave a comment now with your thoughts (positive, negative and indifferent).