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12 End-of-the-Summer Getaways

 summer getaways

Summer 2014 is quickly coming to an end and colorful leaves will be painting the pavement before you know it. And while barbeques and bon fires are nice, every Vixen deserves a little vacation. Whether you're ditching work to take a road trip with your girlfriends or escaping the monotony of dinner-and-a-movie with a romantic weekend of relaxation, it’s time you got out and enjoy the season of sun. Check out these 12 summer getaways across the country that are sure to show you a good time for a low price. Photo Credit: Getty Images

summer getaways Geyersville, CA

West Coast: Geyserville, CA  Sip on world-class Cabernets in the vineyards of this low-key town in Northern California. Photo Credit: Sunsets.com

summer getaways Scottsdale, AZ West Coast: Scottsdale, AZ Get the warm resort experience for a third of the original rate. Photo Credit: montelucia.com

summer getaways san juan islands

West Coast: San Jaun Islands, WA Who said you had to go to the West Indies to chill in the islands? Photo Credit: sunset.com

summer getaways Door County

Midwest: Door County, Wisconsin Relax along one of the 30 beaches or visit one of the 10 lighthouses in what travelers call the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." Photo Credit: sturgeonbay.net

summer getaways Mackinac Island

Midwest: Mackinac Island, MI Live out that deserted island fantasy of yours while overlooking Lake Huron on this peaceful isle. Photo Credit: tripadvisor.com

summer getaways lake of the ozarks

Midwest: Lake of the Ozarks, MO Missouri's largest lake boasts a slew of water activities from sailing to water skiing and an even broader variety of shops and restaurants--great for summer fun with that special someone. Photo Credit: blog.visitmo.com

summer getaways outer banks nc

Down South: Outer Banks, NC It's no wonder why tourists love to soak up then sun and take strolls along the boardwalk of this 200 mile long string of islands. Photo Credit: outerbanks.org
summer getaways memphis Down South: Memphis, TN Ditching our diets for a little smokehouse bbq during the day and partying on Beale Street at night definitely sounds good to us. Photo Credits: tripadvisor.com

summer getaways Myrtle-Beach

Down South: Myrtle Beach, SC Check out one of the nation's most beautiful beaches for half the price of it's competitors. Photo Credits: myrtlebeachhomeaway.com
summer getaways Provincetown East Coast: Provincetown, MA Get your Jay and Bey on taking in the distinguished art and gorgeous mansions of this town on the tip of Cape Cod. Photo Credits: flickr.com
summer getaways Rehoboth Beach East Coast: Rehoboth Beach, DE This charming town near the sea will make you feel like your in paradise with its gorgeous views at low prices. Photo Credit: The Washingtonian

summer getaways Cape May

East Coast: Cape May, NJ Sleeping in at a quaint bed and breakfast only to wake up to the sounds of beach waves and playful dolphins seems like the perfect vacation. Photo Credits: nj.com

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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