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Shopping in Harlem: Trunk Show Designer Consignment

A chic Harlem consignment boutique with a hip Parisian flair? Does such a thing exist? Oh yes. Yes, it does. Trunk Show Designer Consignment (or TSDC) occupies a small but significant piece of 113th street at Frederick Douglas Boulevard.  Just like its website describes, it truly is a luxury haven in Harlem. Owned by  two […] Read more…


Hair braiding adventure in Harlem: Oumou Hair design

 I’ve had my fair share of terrible experiences at hair braiding salons. The truth is I find them mostly scary, unprofessional, and sometimes just downright depressing. There’s nothing relaxing, or remotely welcoming about them like other salons. I’m not asking for luxury here, just a little bit of decency. I’m not  asking to be greeted […] Read more…