Enjoying Paint Nite with Yummi Studios

A few days ago, I went to my first paint nite presented by Yummi Studios at the Post Office Cafe in Babylon, NY. Attending a paint nite has been on my 30 before 30 list, so when my friend asked me to go, I was excited.   The event was called “Piña Colada Paint & Sip”. If you do attend a Paint nite, make sure to read the terms; there are BYOB, alcohol...

Envision 2016 Vision Board Party

I made a few goals this year and was excited to see the invitation from Tiffani of MyMommyVents‘ Envision 2016: Vision Board Party at Hope a Empowerment Center in Brooklyn. I’ve known of friends and family members taking them before, but never knew where or when to do one myself. Having no clue what to expect, we were instructed to select pictures and words that “spoke” to us and encouraged to interact...

Best Hairstyles for Playing Mas

Best hairstyles for playing mas

Carnival is here! As a masquerader, you spent your money to play in the best band, so you definitely want to look your best out on the road. I have some tips for first timers in my carnival prep post, but didn’t mention anything about hair. Hairstyles that work best are when hair is out of your face. If you have no clue how to do your hair or are limited on time...

Favorite Trucks at the Philly Cheesesteak Festival

[box]I was provided press passes to the Philly Cheesesteak Festival. As always, all opinions are my own.[/box] In late October, my sister, niece, nephews and I took a day trip to Philadelphia for the first Philly Cheesesteak Festival. Since I was there as press and my niece and youngest nephew wanted to have some fun, I decided to let them choose their favorites as we ate samples. This was also their first time...

Celebrating the Life of Alvin Ailey

Celebrating the Life of Alvin Ailey

In celebration of what would have been Alvin Ailey’s 85th birthday, dancers and dance lovers gathered at the Ailey Extension for a panel titled “Celebrating the Life of Alvin Ailey”, giving us the history of the dance company, veteran dancer’s relationship with Mr. Ailey and insight on how the company is keeping his legacy alive. Renee Robinson moderated the panel with former company member Donna Wood, Ailey II’s Artistic Dircetor...

Fun Ways To Enjoy the Holidays in NYC

Fun Ways To Enjoy the Holidays in NYC

As much as I hate the Winter and I’m always down for a getaway, there’s nothing like spending the holidays in my hometown NYC. If you plan on visiting the Big Apple this month, here are just a few things that will help you get you in the holiday spirit. Watch a Show See some of the many shows on Broadway or seasonal favorites like The Nutcracker, Elf the Musical...

Raising Cancer Awareness One Jump at a Time with Globe-athon

Globe-athon to end Women's Cancers

Labor Day weekend in NYC is when people of West Indian heritage celebrate our Caribbean culture. This year I stayed home most of the weekend but attended Kiddie’s Carnival and two after work events. Soca artist Allison Hinds joined Globe-athon in this year’s parade for a campaign encouraging women to “take care down there”. About Globe-athon Globe-athon is an international organization focused on the prevention and early detection of all gynecological...

Comfy Chic at ESSENCE Street Style Block Party

Comfy Chic at ESSENCE Street Style Block Party

In Celebration of New York Fashion Week, I attended the 2nd annual ESSENCE Street Style Block Party at the DUMBO Archway in Brooklyn. It was a day of music, art, fashion and culture, mixed with black unity. I made my way after church, meeting up with my cousin to take part in the festivities. Sponsor Chevrolet worked with new designers to create capsule collections with Trinidadian-American Designer and ESSENCE Street Style Alum,...