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Shopping in Harlem: Flamekeepers Hat Club

Smooth jazz playing in the background. A warm and light atmosphere pulls me in. Clean rows and beautiful men’s hats speak to me. It’s the kind of shop that makes a girl take off the vibrant headwraps she swears by to put on a man’s hat. I notice a great variety from leather caps, bowler hats, […]

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Colors for Sunday brunch

I live colorfully. I love colors in everything that I do. I love colors on my food. And I will even add that my personality is also very colorful. That’s why my headwrap collection makes it so easy for me to get dressed now! Mixing prints is also one of my favorite things to do, […]

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Memorial Day Fun in Harlem

Marybeth always knows how to host a party. We spent the whole day together on Saturday visiting Abby in Philly, and that’s when she told us about her BBQ. I remember how excited she got when we saw sparklers at the supermarket as we were shopping for groceries to cook dinner. We reunited again yesterday […]

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Culture Cocktails

Last Monday, I judged my very first cocktail competition alongside fashion model Diandra Forrest and noted spirits and cocktail writer Camper English. The event was sponsored by D’usse Cognac, where bartenders from Harlem competed against each other at 67 Orange Street for awesome prizes. Eight bartenders were chosen to use the spirit and make cocktails […]

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Finding Harlem Street Style: Rodney

  The weather getting nicer, and the men are looking more dapper. I stopped this young Harlemite at Red Rooster one eventful evening. He was on his way out with a suitcase. I learned it was his birthday, and he was going to visit some friends, then catch a flight in the early morning.  I […]

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Eating in Harlem: Barawine

The fiance and I were thrilled to go on a date last Friday night. We chose Barawine, a romantic and trendy restaurant tucked right on the corner of Lenox Avenue and 120th Street. The decor is marvelous, and I will go on a limb here and say: it’s the best lit restaurant in Harlem. Every […]

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Partying in Harlem is more fun!

Ain’t no party like a Harlem party ‘cuz a Harlem party don’t stop! I kind of cringed writing this, but that’s how I felt that night. Amazing African music, beautiful and fun friends, alcohol (drink responsibly), and dancing all night! I love hanging out with Naila because she’s so free-spirited! She drops it low when […]

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Harlem Food Truck Rally

I’ve gone to Smorgasburg and several other food truck events in NYC, where I’ve fantasized about having something similar in Harlem. My wish finally came true last Saturday! Thanks to Harlem Eats, some of the best food trucks in NYC parked right on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 117th and 118th streets. I spotted a Luke’s […]

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Finding Harlem Street Style: Kristia

It’s been spring for a week now, but it’s still winter. Seriously, the wind almost knocked me down the other day, and you could only imagine how I’m feeling. If the weather was a human being and cared about my emotions, I would give her the biggest side eye right now. Anyway, I met up […]

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Saturday in Harlem with Negros Americanos

My brothers and extremely talented Hip-Hop duo, Negros Americanos came all the way to Harlem to hang out with me! I was excited to take them around my Harlem for some good, organic fun. We started out in my apartment, then went around my ‘hood to some of my favorite spots within walking distance. I […]

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