Beyonce posted this photo and message to Mrs. Tina Lawson.
Mama, I am eternally grateful for you. You are my greatest teacher of love, compassion and fearlessness. Thank you for instilling in me all the values I needed to become the woman I am today.
Happy Mother’s Day!
The power couple are the proud owners of a historic pad in New Orleans’ posh Garden District, as first reported by Zillow. Named La Casa de Castile, the $2.6 million Spanish Baroque home first housed the Westminster Presbyterian Church and later served as a ballet studio. The 1925-built mansion boasts 13,292 square feet, 26-foot high ceilings and three separate apartments.
The lux NoLa pad features a sophisticated open-concept design and stunning hardwood floors throughout. As for the master suite—aka home base for the hip hop royal couple—the enormous space is outfitted with rich red details, chandeliers and an antique claw-foot bathtub. The three-story space also includes seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms amongst its 22 rooms total. And let’s not forget that breathtaking rooftop deck—the largest residential green roof in the city of New Orleans—with commanding views of the Crescent City.
Being in the Garden District, Bey, Jay and little Blue Ivy will have prime access to New Orleans’ most popular areas, not to mention a great hangout location for Mardi Gras. What’s more, the home is near Solange Knowles’ own homestead in the city and her French Quarter boutique, Exodus Goods. Perhaps some quality family time will be in order!
Back on her “old” stomping grounds, Beyonce is still in New York City. She was spotted the past two days (May 07-08) rocking her bone straight hair, and making news for her fashions! Check out the photos in our gallery.
Not surprised, being that her breath taking gown from the MET Gala the other night was designed by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. From the photoshoot, it looks like she will be part of their winter campaign. Check out more photos from the set in the gallery!
By Tina Knowles Lawson
To Beyoncé, Solange, Kelly and Angie
When I was asked to write an open letter to you, I thought about the hundreds of texts and emails that I have sent to you on holidays and on Sundays, when I ask you to say a prayer to thank God for each other. Every day, I wake up thinking about how much I love, admire and cherish each of you.
I gave birth to two of you, but I have four incredible daughters. Writing this brought to mind all the ways you guys have been such a blessing to me.
When I’m feeling sad or not-so-cute or maybe a little sorry for myself, and you all include me in your group chat and tell me how hot I still look or how cool I am. Maybe you send me a crazy YouTube video. What actually works best is a cute photo of my grandchildren.
I remember slumber parties after my divorce, when we watched old movies and ate a lot of ice cream. I felt so loved and supported. The roles were reversed, and it was ME who needed nurturing.
I remember my first date when every one of you weighed in on what I should wear.
The obvious things about all of you are apparent. You are all strong, beautiful, intelligent and smart businesswomen. You are so much more than that. You are all kind, generous and you treat people well. You are all amazing mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and friends. All of you have total self-respect.
Beyoncé, I wish people could see how you are when you’re not in front of the camera or on the stage. How compassionate and kind you are to people, how you look them right in the eye when you speak to them. How hard you work, how generous you are with your time and money. How you don’t care if anyone knows about it because you do it from the heart. I wish they could see you with the Make-A-Wish Foundation kids, how patient you are and how your love has helped to extend lives. Yes, you are a huge star, but you have somehow managed to stay grounded and humble in the wake of all your success.
Solange, I knew when you were born three days late that you would walk to the beat of your own drum. You were always my rebel warrior! Always defending the underdog and fighting for what you believe in. I remember you, at 10 years old, started a petition to remove a bad teacher, and your dad and I were so proud of you. I love that you do not let others define who you are, or what you are. Whether in your music, fashion or your life, you truly are your own incredible, unapologetic person! As tough as you are, you will drop everything to take care of someone you love.
Kelly, I know without a doubt that you were a true gift from God. You came to live with us when you were only 11 years old. You were the sweetest, most kind person I had ever met and you still are. You are also a true survivor. You never give up. Your discipline and drive always inspires me. You make me want to take better care of my body and constantly motivate me to exercise and take time for myself. You have the best listening skills and are a loyal friend to many. I’ve seen you take the jewelry off of your arm and give it to someone because you wanted to make them feel good.
Angie, you are my niece, but we have always been more like mother and daughter! You were always so mature, always challenging me and questioning why. (Fortunately I never believed in the “Because I said so” or “I’m the adult” crap, either.) I always trusted that you would look out for and protect Solange, Kelly and Beyoncé, and you did! You still do sometimes. You are so smart and perceptive, and you see through bullshit right away! You’ve always had our backs. Our own family fixer!! You know I call you Olivia Pope!!!!!
I’m often asked, what was my most proud moment? I would have to say it was at my recent wedding, when all four of you said in your own words that I taught by example and that I helped to make you the women you are today!!!! That was truly my proudest moment!
All my love,
Then We Get Back To Business….
While Bey may have took everyone’s breath away last night at the MET Gala, she didn’t stop to let it soak in. Beyonce was back to business today, as she was spotted leaving the Parkwood Offices in New York City. Hmmm… something tells me she has something up her sleeve, and we won’t have to wait very much longer to find out what it is.
WOW! Just Wow! The fashion tonight has been everything, but Beyonce arrived late, walked the Red Carpet, and KILLED the game! Everyone first gasped when Kim Kardashian pulled a fashion No-No, when she arrived in a dress very similar to Beyonce’s 2012 MET Gala gown. But Bey, showed up, and pushed through, reminding everyone why she is the Queen Bey. Check out her gown in our gallery.
Beyonce and Jay Z were spotted last night at the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Manny Pacquiao Boxing Match. A fight that was earlier deemed the fight of the the century, turned out to be quite boring, but oh how the hearts lifted when the glimpse of Beyonce came over our home screens! Check out photos from the outing below. SN: E! has confirmed that the couple will be attending the MET Gala on Monday night, lets see how Bey inspires this year shall we?
Photoshoot Friday is something new that we are trying here, where we bring fans photoshoots that are unseen, rare, or better quality. Today we are bringing you some HQ photos from Beyonce’s 2008 Instyle Magazine shoot, and we also have a couple different shots that are quite rare. If you check out the photos in the album, the ones added today are marked HQ.
Beyonce appeared on The Today Show today, to tell the world about her diet, and involvement with chef, and author, Marco Borges. Watch it below!