we are the stars

you got the joy,

black boy. i see

the stars and they

shine because of

you & you & you.

im humble enough to

be ur #1 fan, tell it to

ur face & laugh bc

truly im a stan bc

i understand bc

of the cosmos &

how we gleamed before

this time and before that

time and before time again.

we are the stars that guide

people home. we are the stars that

set those ablaze when they get to close

so they cant help but stare and gaze

at our beauty like our skin is the night sky.

Excerpt from Luther (my journal)

Dear Luther,

…I am an artist, photographer, organizer, socialite, writer, producer, entrepreneur, mentor and real impact in this city in a short amount of time. I have made mistakes, burned bridges, and realized what true accountability is. The elasticity of vices and virtues are inevitable but that is what makes me human. How I react to those hardships and misfortunes continue to set the course along elasticity to greatness. That journey between the two is full of accountability, inflection, and action. The internal and external struggles may seem endless but time isn’t real but your relationships and reputation are. You are on your own mental journey with guidance from external influences. Those influences impact your health, mind, and daily life. Again, they can influence your mental journey but your journeys between hardship and greatness are one you saddle up your own mental mind and travel that road alone. You can either gallop, trot, or spring in either direction…

-Chazmen McCarter 1.20.21

The Garden of Sonique

The first seed was in 2017 as House of Sonique. The House grew to become a powerhouse name in DC nightlife, headlining shows and producing one-of-kinda-balls at the Hirshhorn, Spy Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, and Echostage.

​Fast forward to 2021, The Garden of Sonique has blossomed. The mission is simple: community over profits. We have pledged ourselves to do our part to support the community in a time of desperation.

That is why 15% of all sales go directly back into DC. Local artists, businesses, and individuals whose finances and dreams have been crushed due to the pandemic will receive relief every day. Our goal is to grow sustainably and to increase our community donations to 60% by December 2021.

DC fam, friends, artists, and business owners who have been negatively affected by the pandemic and are currently seeking relief please email AllThingsChaz@HouseofChazmen.com to schedule a 30-minute free consultation to learn more on how you can receive benefits. Feel free to anonymously submit someone, we also love surprises!

Meet the Gardeners
Business Operations
Jaq Palmer

Logistics and Operations
Laurel Johnson

Resident Artist
Cresent Hayes

Meat Mom/Owner
Chazmen McCarter

Veggie Daddy/Chef
Alex Bradley