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Travel files: Austin, TX

Well done, Austin. Well done. I agreed to visit my fiancé in Austin during his two-month work trip, but I wasn’t at all very excited. Well, I was excited to see him of course, but not very excited about the trip. I kept wishing his work sent him somewhere cool and romantic like Paris, or […]

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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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Fine dining in Haiti: La Souvenance

Rating: 4 mangoes Gessica Geneus invited me out to dinner with her friends on a beautiful, warm evening in Port-au-Prince. The group was celebrating a someone’s farewell party and birthday at the popular, fine dining restaurant, La Souvenance. As a food fanatic and professional in the hospitality field, I couldn’t retain my excitement. I wanted […]

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Finding Art in Haiti

Finding art in Haiti is easy. All you have to do is go outside. Wherever you are, there is art. You’ll find walls covered with colorful paintings, wood and steel drum sculptures defying the hot sun for miles and miles. People will walk up to your car window with their work, and they will make […]

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The children of Dufailly, Haiti

  Within the first ten minutes of my visit in Dufailly with the Fleur De Vie, I was in tears. I didn’t know where they came from, but they invaded my face, and I could not hold them back. Not many people get to see me cry, and I’m one of those people who cry […]

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Night out in Haiti – Presse Cafe

If I still lived in Haiti, I would be a regular at Presse Cafe. Just like in New York some places know me as the “Sexy Nachos Girl” or the “Black Coffee Girl”, I would be the “Grilled Fish and Prestige Girl” there. I would come in with small and big groups, and some nights […]

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Hotel Review: Royal Oasis, Haiti

  Rating: 3.5 mangos Royal Oasis is a modern boutique hotel conveniently located in the center of Petion-Ville. The beautiful structure is surrounded by popular local restaurants and night clubs. The multilingual staff speaks English, French, Spanish, and Kreyol. The hotel itself provides a number conference and meeting rooms for many types of private and public […]

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Haiti en Couleur

Earlier this year, I sat in an auditorium in the Upper East Side on a cold winter evening to celebrate Haitian cinema. I was there to support Haiti’s only film school, Cine Institute. I remembered when this little boy came on the screen.  He said that Haiti to him represented life because of how colorful it […]

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What I wore to… A wedding in Chicago

We attended a beautiful wedding in Chicago with lots of twinkly lights, a gorgeous bride, and equally beautiful bridesmaids. The ladies (wedding guests) had flat sandals waiting for them in a basket in case their feet got too tired from dancing too much. There were sparklers for the send off, a log book, and small […]

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