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Cocktails with Belle, celebrating #7YearsofBelle (06.17.13)  


Belle on "Life + Times": Making it Past the Internship (06.05.13)

WATCH NOW: Cocktails with Belle: A Women's History Month Celebration (03.20.13)


Cocktails with Belle: A Women's History Month Celebration (03.20.13)

Belle on The Root Live (02.19.13)

Belle visits VH1's Big Morning Buzz Again! (10.17.12)

Belle visits VH1's Big Morning Buzz Again! (10.17.12) 

Black Enterprise dubs Belle "Belle of the Boardroom"  for Conversations with Belle: Careers (9.26.12)

Belle hosts "An Evening with Iyanla Vanzant" to celebrate her new show "Fix My Life" on OWN (09.12.12)


Hosting GAIN Your Match at EMF (July 6-8). Go to to find your perfect scent.


Belle visits Big Morning Buzz (Vh1) 6.21.12

PHOTO GALLERY: Brunch with Belle (6.17.12)

 Belle visits PIX11 in NYC  (05.04.12)

Belle visits Dr. Drew on HLN (05.03.12) 

Belle visits The Anderson Cooper Show (03.12.12)

PHOTO GALLERY: Cocktails with Belle 01.10.13, Ludlow Manor (NYC)

PHOTO EXHIBIT: Her Word As Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora

Belle on VH1's Big Morning Buzz 

ABIB Book Signing @Sky Room (NYC)

Belle on The Today Show


Belle on HLN discussing dating 


Belle on HLN discussing Oprah Winfrey

  Brooklyn News 12 names Belle the "Best of Brooklyn"

Belle on Fox, Dating Challenge 

Check out PHOTOS from JI Group presents Cocktails with Belle, Oct. 24, NYC  


Belle featured on "Being Terry Kennedy" (courtesy of BET)


Belle featured on Let's Talk About Pep (Vh1)

Belle breaks down dating expectations on NBC4


Belle breaks down her transition from blogger to author 


    Check out PHOTOS from X-Rated Fusion Liqueur celebrates A BELLE IN BROOKLYN'S nationwide book tour.


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    Demetria L. Lucas aka "Belle"

    Affectionately known as "Belle”, Demetria L. Lucas is the author of  A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria); the creator of the award-winning personal blog; and the founder of Coached By Belle, a boutique life-coaching service, where Demetria helps clients solve their dating dilemmas and build healthy relationships. Demetria is also a contributing editor for The Root, where she pens a a weekly dating and relationship advice column, "Ask Demetria”, and is a contributing writer for the websites of The Grio, XO Jane, Essence, Clutch, Vibe Vixen and Uptown.

    Demetria was named one of “the Blogosphere’s Best” by Black Enterprise Magazine, selected among "30 Black Bloggers You Should Know" by The Root, picked as one of's “40 Fierce & Fab Under 40”, and featured as "The Best of Brooklyn" by Brooklyn News 12. Additionally her debut book, A Belle in Brooklyn, was nominated for “Best Self Help” at the 2011 African-American Literary Awards, and her blog was awarded Best Personal Blog in the 2010 Black Weblog Awards.

    Since being dubbed “the Black Carrie Bradshaw” in a Washington Post profile, Demetria has become a sought after media personality and speaker. She’s appeared on The Today Show, The Anderson Cooper Show, The Dr. Drew Show on Headline News, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, Issues with Jane Velez on Headline News, and the Oprah Radio Show. She’s also been a guest speaker at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Howard, NYU, and Spelman College; and a hostess at the Essence Music Festival, the Fort Greene Music Festival, Circle of Sisters, For Sisters only and many more. Demetria was also featured in the 2012 photo exhibition Her Word as Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora. 

    Demetria is the former Relationships Editor and dating columnist at Essence magazine, and has been a freelance writer for The New York Times, The GuardianPeople, VIBE, XXL, Black Enterprise and ESPN the Magazine. She's blogged about her dating experiences for and been a book editor for Harlequin and BET Books, where she edited national bestselling and award-winning romance authors.

    She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in English, then earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from New York University.  She currently lives in Brooklyn and is working on her second book, Don't Waste Your Pretty.  


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