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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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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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Halloween recap

Halloween in Harlem was awesome! I picked everything from my closet. I’ve had this purple wig for years that I always seem to use. Sometimes I put it on to clean, I’ve gone to festivals with it, and it always makes an appearance around Halloween. I also have a number of bodysuits, so I pulled […]

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Harlem on Display

Celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelsson and 5 local Harlem fashion merchants and designers collaborated for a special New York Fashion Week celebration on Monday, September 12, 2012. Channeling the creative spirit of the Harlem Renaissance through the 20′s and 30′s, models and performers came together to put on a show at Ginny’s Supper Club, located right […]

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Morningside Park Sunday Party

I looked outside my window and noticed groups of people on the lawn at Morningside Park. My next step was to look online to find out what was happening, and realized it as Sundae Sermon! I quickly grabbed my camera and two hula hoops, told my boyfriend I’d be in the park, and followed the music. Sundae […]

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Fashion in Harlem

 Three black, French speaking girls from different countries set off to have some fun in Harlem one Friday night. Aissata who was raised in Paris but whose parents are from Senegal, lives in Upper East Side. She absolutely refuses to go anywhere below 110th street for true, New York City fun. She calls Harlem her home, and […]