Millennials and Gen X’ers Mix and Mingle Inside The Godfrey Hotel in Downtown Chicago

38Shares

Micaela Shambee, Editor-Mickeystyle.com

The Mix'd Event at The Godfrey Hotel Downtown Chicago Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com
Millennials and Gen Xer’s Mingle. The Mix’d Event at The Godfrey Hotel. Downtown Chicago. Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com

Millennials and Gen Xer’s Mix-n-Mingle

Just before going on vacation for my 33 on 3 (July 3rd #cancerseason), I was invited to MiX’D, a networking event for Chicago’s up-and-coming to network, mix, and mingle. Hosted by Comedian/Actress Erica Watson and PR Tastemaker Ciari Jibri at The Godfrey Hotel in Chicago, Millennials and Gen Xer’s met to connect while taking their careers to the next level. But no one thought we’d have this much fun doing it!

The Mix'd Event at The Godfrey Hotel Downtown Chicago Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com
Mix’d. The Godfrey Hotel, Chicago. Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com

Partying with The Posh

While drinking tasty margarita’s on the Godfrey Hotel’s beautiful rooftop lounge, most noteworthy was the guest list. From Chicago’s young up-and-coming to seasoned professionals, certainly Mix’d was a networker’s dream.

The Mix'd Event at The Godfrey Hotel Downtown Chicago Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com
The Mix’d Event. Millennials and Gen Xer’s Mingle. The Godfrey Hotel, Chicago. Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com

Entertainment elite, actors, fashion and beauty bloggers, editors, magazine creators, models, Instagram baddies, and fashion designers (even those who’ve shown at Full Figured Fashion week recently) were in attendance.

The Mix'd Event at The Godfrey Hotel Downtown Chicago Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com
The Mix’d Event. The Godfrey Hotel, Downtown Chicago. Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com

 “Look out guys, some fresh ideas will be coming out of Chicago soon, with Millennials and Gen X’ers leading the way together.”

Meeting the Hosts

If you missed the first one, you better be ready when they announce the second. Both hosts, Ciara Jibri, who is a rising Millenial star in the PR world, and Erica Watson, a seasoned Gen X comedian and rising actress, are making major moves in Chicago.

Ciara Jibri, a tastemaker in her own right, has her own Haus of Mimosa Sunday sip and shop event every Sunday. Erica Watson, already and acclaimed comedian/actress, starrs in new film, Black Korea, which is showing at the Windy City Film Festival currently. (BTW, the Festival just announced her as Best Actress in a lead role, Congrats Erica!).

The Mix'd Event at The Godfrey Hotel Downtown Chicago Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com
Host Ciara Jibri at Mix’d. The Godfrey Hotel, Downtown Chicago.                                  Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com

Enamored with Erica’s hosting capabilities, everyone instantly connected. Guests mixed and mingled while some interesting partnerships formed between cocktails. Look out guys, some fresh ideas will be coming out of Chicago soon, with Millennials and Gen X’ers leading the way together.

The Mix'd Event at The Godfrey Hotel Downtown Chicago Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com
Erica Watson and Ciara Jibri hosting The Mix’d Event. The Godfrey Hotel Downtown, Chicago.                 Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com

An Inspirational Team

When asked what inspired these two to team up, Erica boldly responded that bridging the gap between Millennials and Gen X’er’s was the goal. Gen Xer’s have the connections and the experience, but they need to listen and learn from the millennials as they are in the “know” about technology.

The Mix'd Event at The Godfrey Hotel Downtown Chicago Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com
Guest mix and mingle at The Mix’d Event. The Godfrey Hotel, Downtown Chicago.       Image Credit: Micaela Shambee, Mickeystyle.com

She’s right. The connections made tonight will definitely be the stories we talk about tomorrow. Special thanks to hosts Erica Watson and Ciara Jibri! Can’t wait for the next one ladies!

The Mix'd Event at The Godfrey Hotel Downtown Chicago Image Credit: Erica Watson and Ciara Jibrii
The Mix’d Event at The Godfrey Hotel Downtown Chicago Image Credit: Facebook

xoxo

Mickey Styles

Hey there! Have you starting reading my Birthday Blogging Journey? Click here to find out how I became a Blogger and to learn more about me. Also, remember to type in your e-mail address in the upper right-hand corner to get the latest updates from Mickeystyle.com.

Here is a snippet from Day 1: Growth

Graduation Day May 10th…I was screaming on the inside, “finally!”

The Process

I started this journey knowing that the process wouldn’t be pretty (as much as I wish it was). However, growth isn’t pretty. It’s ugly. For years, I have retreated to what was safe for me. I’ve focused on others, and their problems and situations to avoid my own, not realizing that I never had enough time for me or gave as much to myself as I did others.

And you know what they say on a plane, “Make sure you have your face mask on first, before helping someone else.” Unfortunately, I’ve been trying to put on other’s masks while free-falling straight to my own demise. 

Realizing that I didn’t appreciate myself enough to make sure I was okay was ugly. I cried. I slept to long. I snatched off my golden blonde wig. And I realized that acknowledging the pain puts me in a unique position to realize my power, my voice, and my strength…

This is my story…

Follow me on Instagram, and Twitter @mickeystyled and Facebook at facebook.com/mickeystyled for updates about my #33on3 challenge. Also, sign up with your e-mail to see the next chapter of my story, and get updates on new posts in the sidebar on the right.

Coming up next…

Day 4: Failure

If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost…

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *