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Dancing to Belo at South Street Seaport

  Belo stole my heart with his music when I was in college. I’ve probably told the story before, but I’ll tell it again many times. After a night of ridiculous, unnecessary drinking like most students who live on a college campus do, I was cleaning my dorm room’s floor from all the gross sticky, […]

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Gessica and I love Emeline Michel

I will never ever (ever ever ever!) get tired of a live Emeline Michel performance. The woman is grace, power, charm, femininity, simplicity, complexity, confidence, and passion all in one body. If she gets on stage, and decides for some reason to stand still the whole time, and all she does is hum for three […]

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James Germain at Lincoln Center

It was my first time watching James Germain live. I stumbled into the room in the middle of his performance, and I was drawn immediately. He had the audience at the palm of his hands. Our eyes moved wherever he went. We smiled at his brilliant personality, and laughed at his charming jokes. His powerful […]

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Celebrate Mother’s Day and Support Women of Haiti

 Did you know that you can support hard working women and mothers from Haiti by purchasing something unique for you mom or loved ones from this Macy’s collection? When I heard about this, I had to get involved and spread the news because if you’ve been following my blog, you know my passion about Haiti and empowering […]

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Bal a Versailles: The Golden Mask

Just hours before the event, my little helpers flew in through my french windows and started singing. The warm breeze of the early evening made me smile. Senor Jackito, my favorite little one of the bunch, looked at me with wide eyes, and asked, “But Paola, what are you going to wear to the ball! […]

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La Nuit Des Jeunes 2014

Jaz Enterprise was very kind and generous to invite me to this year’s La Nuit Des Jeunes this past Saturday. I was very excited because I’ve never attended a giant Compas event as such, and I heard it was the biggest one in Manhattan. I put on my most comfortable high-heeled boots, a fitted midi […]

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Finding Faces of NY: Nadege Fleurimond

Nadege Fleurimond is a caterer and event planner based in New York City. The Columbia University graduate is of Haitian descent, and she caught our attention with her latest coffee table book project. We’ve been hooked since.  The entrepreneur, dreamer, and author who is not afraid to embark on new adventures agreed to fit me […]

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Once upon a time in Haiti

Once upon a time in Haiti, perfect water droplets danced on our van’s windshield as we zoomed past colorful taptaps on the wet, open road. Green mountains greeted us. We were chasing the sun under deep, grey clouds on our way to the beach. We ended up at Club Indigo where eventually, the clouds went […]

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nightlife in haiti

I met a couple last night at a party who had a hard time believing Haiti had any kind of nightlife. They told me they went on their honeymoon to the Dominican Republic, but when they think of Haiti, the only word that comes to mind is “misery”. They were both smart and adventurous, and […]

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