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Summer Brunchin’ in Brooklyn

I’ve realized that I’ve had too much egg benedict this summer. I’m surprised I’m not now shaped like an egg. I’ve also realized that I have not drunk enough bloody marys, and I need to spend more time in Brooklyn. But it’s so hard to leave Manhattan, especially Harlem! I’ve created a bubble, an oasis, […]

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Sofistafunkin’ at Diner En Blanc

It happened again. A magical evening with over 6000 strangers, drinking wine, dancing to great music, and wearing all white. This year,  I had the opportunity to be a table leader at Diner En Blanc 2014 New York City edition. I arrived in my giant white headwrap and equally giant Sofistafunk skirt at the meet […]

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Fanm Djanm Brunch in Brooklyn

I’ve been admiring Phyllisia‘s work since she made the big move to New York City. I remember Ania texted me on the day of her very first performance underground. She told me, “You’re going to LOVE this Haitian American beauty! Check out her stuff.” And she was right. I dropped what I had to do, […]

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Date night

Sometimes my fiance looks up from a book or comes home, and just decides to take me out on a date. Not a “put on your tennis shoes, and let’s go get frozen yogurt and a movie” date. He wants a “let’s get all dressed up and go somewhere we need to hail a cab […]

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Sizzle Showdown at Macy’s- Herald Square

It was sizzling hot! The sun was beaming down at Manhattan at its strongest, and everything was bright and colorful. With giant sunglasses and the Fanm Djanm headwrap du jour, I ran from the C train station on 34th Street and made my way to Herald Square to attend Macy’s Great American Grilling Guru competition […]

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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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My Outfit to Makeda’s Art Exhibit

I was thrilled to attend Makeda‘s art exhibit in Chelsea this past Thursday. After a fun-filled day of cooking with Nadege and shooting the new face of Fanm Djanm for June, I was ready for some amazing art and champagne. I met the artist at Gessica’s “Vizaj Nou” documentary premier a few weeks back, and […]

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I am Queen

Be The Queen You Were Born To Be: Paola I am queen because I am woman I walk with my head held high I carry emotional loads I smile to ease the pain And I dance to the moonlight I am queen because I am woman My body brings great joy My nakedness is controversial […]

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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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Sunshine loving in Meatpacking

New York City has introduced me to some of the most beautiful and interesting people from around the world. Layla and I met about four or five years ago at a nightclub. I still remember every detail of our encounter. She came out of the blue with her British accent and said, “We’re friends now, […]

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