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Birthday Brunch with Fola

I first saw Fola in a photograph that went viral on Facebook and Tumblr. At that time, I was still at regular my “9:00-7:00″ so I was not as active online. I didn’t know her name or where she was based, but her fearless presence in the photo kept my attention. I always wondered who […]

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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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Cocktails and Headwraps At The Cecil

An intimate evening of amazing personal style, headwraps, cocktails, and conversations. That’s what last night was. I met and reconnected with some of the warmest, most positive women in New York. A few came from out of town for the occasion, but we all connected and mingled as if we’ve been friends for a while. […]

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Fanm Djanm Creative Hour

Boshia is one of the most beautiful women I’ve met in New York. She’s just so electric,  kind, attentive, and has an amazing sense of humor. It only makes sense that my birth twin fancies her. We connected a month ago at the Fanm Djanm’s third month rooftop party and hit it off right away. […]

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Summer Breeze

Summer breeze, o’ summer breeze, where art thou? It has been hot! Hot, humid, and sometimes rainy. But I don’t mind. Give me a hot, humid, and rainy day anytime over a cold, lip-shivering, bone-breaking day. I’m caribbean, baby! For example, yesterday, I had no problem walking in the storm without an umbrella. You know […]

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Saturday Night out in Harlem

My fiance and I decided to meet some friends in Harlem for some drinks and dancing. The couple lives on the Upper West Side and doesn’t go out in Harlem much. We thought the best way to spend our night was to start with perfectly crafted cocktails at 67 Orange, then take a short cab […]

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Iced Coffee

I walk almost everywhere. I’m seen all over Harlem and the city, and most of the time I’m rushing somewhere. I grab either a smoothie or an iced coffee to go! One of my favorite spots to do work meetings or (even work) is Double Dutch. So if you ever see me, say hello! Tis […]

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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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Urban Garden in Harlem Makes Me Happy

You know what I absolutely love? When I’m walking somewhere (perhaps to meet someone), and I come across pretty things or a place that make my heart flutter. Of course when I find these things or that place,  I get lost in them. Then, I run late and blame my tardiness on my curiosity and […]

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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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