Nicole S. Daniel
Kyla Carr from Birmingham can hop in her private jet and travel anywhere in the world whenever she’s feeling a little down. “I just sit there, put my phone up, and tell myself I’m on a private jet to a destination that pops into my mind,” she said.
This is made possible by Carr, 37, the owner of the newly opened Flash Selfie Lounge at 4th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203 in 2023, believed to be one of Alabama’s first interactive and imaginative lounges. and offers a variety of photo opportunities.
“Attendees will be immersed in a fun atmosphere with eye-catching interactive art installations, music genres, and like-minded people,” Carr said.
Customers can visit the lounge and take selfies in a variety of installations and exhibits consisting of settings such as art, private jets, cosmopolitan cities, movie sets and ice cream bars.
One of Carr’s favorites is the private jet show. This will allow you to fulfill your dream of flying anywhere in the world. Another is Art his gallery. It’s the first installation a visitor sees upon arriving in his Flash.
“The art gallery is a catalog of the influential people and shows that I saw as a kid.
Flash features about 25 exhibits that change weekly.
“We’ll have a dropbox for attendees to let us know what they want us to bring home, what they’d like us to bring home, and what exhibit they like most,” she says of the retro installation she’s currently curating for Flash. An excited Kerr said, “When you think retro, you think of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. And it’s going to be fun. Attendees will love the way I run the exhibit.” must.”
Carr says there is a difference between the Selfie Museum and the Selfie Lounge she owns. Walk-ins are welcome. No tickets are required, but large parties should book in advance.
“If someone is interested in hosting a photoshoot, a birthday party, a content party, a ladies night or an anniversary, they can reserve the lounge, but they have to book in advance because people are booking now. There is,” she said.
Carr is a philanthropist and serial entrepreneur from the West End of Birmingham. She grew up in a household with her two parents, along with her mother, her stepfather, and two sisters, Torenica and Karnesya. She attended West She End High School, from which she graduated in 2002, and she enrolled in Miles College before transferring to Lawson State Community College.
While attending classes, Carr also worked in retail and said, “I realized that it wasn’t what I wanted and that God was better for me.” It was a goal,” Carr says.
Since 2005. She has become a serial entrepreneur and has launched numerous businesses including Something For You Exquisite Gifts and Things, including her gift baskets. Her own tax and bookkeeping office. Two day care centers. A line of hair products for men and women.
Her schedule remains hectic and she’s been asked how she unwinds, Carr said, praying, writing and traveling.
At the Flash Selfie Lounge, Carr said her goal is for adults to come and let their imaginations run free.
“You can take a private jet and decorate it as if you were in Dubai. Instead of paying to leave town, you can actually travel in a flash and go wherever your imagination desires.” she said.
Four years ago, Kerr’s vivid imagination gave him the idea to open the Flash Selfie Lounge. “About three years ago I started looking at the Selfie Museum. and socializing with other people… I wanted a place where I could have fun and be creative,” Carr said.
She put her thoughts on a vision board. “I’m a firm believer in Habakkuk 2:2. That bible says write a vision and make it clear. She’s already over 50 with the concept she wrote down for Flash Selfie Lounge.” ”
Carr feels that Flash is unique. Not only is it a place to have fun and take pictures, but it can also be a coworking space.
“There are a lot of college students downtown.
When asked about the target audience, Carr replied: This is new for Alabama. There are some museums, but no lounge. I want couples having a date night, women having a good time with girls, bar hoppers, hippies, and more. We want people to come and hang out in safe places where adults can enjoy networking and socializing while taking advantage of photo opportunities. ”
For more information on the Flash Selfie Lounge, please visit flashselfielounge.com. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6pm.until 2am