Hudson Hotel: NYC Staycation

There is nothing I love more than an overnight stay in Manhattan. As a Brooklynite, Manhattan is a stones throw from home but it seems worlds away from Brooklyn. Well, truthfully, Brooklyn now feels like the new Manhattan. I still enjoy the respite. Maybe I just like waking up in a new space. A new…

Coins, Cheddar, Cloth Talk: Money Edition

You’ve heard DJ Khalad tell the message to the people, “secure the bag!” Now, just in case you aren’t versed in hip hop culture, the simple meaning for “securing the bag” is make money and secure or save it. Secure-(adj)- fixed or fastened so as not to give way, become loose, or be lost. There is…

What I Wore Today: Bomb Cyclone Edition

If you are on the East Coast you are probably snowed in today. We’ve been experiencing some fridigit temps for the past few weeks on the East Coast. Our friends in the South have also had unseasonably cold temperatures. It’s like 44 degrees in Miami at night! Why?! The unfair temperatures have forced me to…

Making Better Decisions In Life and At Work.

The book “Decisive” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath is technically a business self help book but in it is a decision making Strategy that is golden and one that can be applied in most areas of life be it work or home. Chip and Dan uses a strategy that they’ve  concisely made in the…

Holiday Wrap Up

It always feels like we anticipate Christmas and the December holiday season for months yet when they do they come, they tend to leave us briskly. There is something to be said for awaiting Christmas morning and remembering the joy you felt as a kid. I don’t know many adults who have the same anticipation…

Peaches Shrimp and Crab: Brooklyn Brunch

Let me start of by saying that I am a Brooklynite who doesn’t really brunch. I know, it doesn’t make sense. All the beautiful people in Brookyn get decked out (stylish not Sunday Best) to leisurely hang at their favorite brunch spot. They don’t mind waiting on long lines to feast on sweet and savory…

Weekend Wind-down

The winter weekends call for comfy, warm and inviting spaces as well as routines that include beauty and eats. Ren Skincare is great for exfoliating and softening  my face. My Instyle magazine is never too far behind. It keeps me posted on all of the latest trends. A glass of red is good for the…

Welcome BET Her

  Did you notice a few months ago that your Centric TV switched over to BET Her? There were teaser promos for BET’s “Her” channel while Centric TV was still alive. I was excited to see the snippets of women of color who did not fit the convention for average body size and there weren’t…

Low Carb? No. Slow Carb: Weight Loss Edition

For the month of November, my goal is to lose a few pounds before the holidays creep up on me. Yup, Thanksgiving, and Christmas sneak up on me like a thief in the night every year without fail. Well this year, I’ve devised a plan to cut off the holiday pounds before I even think of piling…

Sweater Dress and Boots: Must Have for Fall

The air is getting crisp and the leaves are the color of mother nature’s sun when it sets.  The beauty of Fall is that it’s not freezing cold or burning up hot. The temperature feels just right for cozy sweaters, boots, tall socks, long scarves. You get the picture! One trend that I’ve been loving this…

Blonde Ambition

It’s fall and the leaves are turning/changing color. Mother Nature isn’t the only one who likes to switch it up. I do too? It’s time for my annual cut and color and I am truly contemplating going very light with my hair color, blonde. Let me confess. I am a little overwhelmed by the amount of…

The Finance Bar/Curlbox: Financially Fine Wrap Up.

Myleik Teele, the Chief Experience Officer of Curlbox, teamed up with the good folks at The Finance Bar in order to bring us the wrap up for the Summertime Financially Fine Challenge. The ladies live streamed a conversation where the talk hovered around making sound financial decisions.   This is a wrap-up of the conversation between Myleik…