Staycation Travel: The Gallivant Times Square

As Brooklynites, we love to look for a great hotel deal in Manhattan and spend the weekend in the big city whenever we can. There is a wanderlust in all of us and many times you don’t have to hop on a flight to satisfy the urge to travel.  We love taking advantage of all that…

It’s (Still) All About The Benjamins Baby.

How much time do you spend learning about your money? Do you spend more time surfing the web and visiting social media sites than you do trolling the market stats or The Motley Fool? No worries. You are not alone and I too am guilty but the plan is to get better. We aren’t taught…

Ankara Bazaar: A Celebration of Color and Style.

On Saturday, February 18th, Ankara Bazaar hosted a fantastic event giving great independent designers and artists a platform to bring their wares directly to us, the consumer. Hosted in a great converted loft style building in DUMBO, Brooklyn, Ankara Bazaar brought us fashion shows, wraps, fabrics, original dresses, wines, and body care. Don’t fret, if you […]

Lovers Rock Edition: Red Lips

What is your perfect Valentine’s Day lip look? It has to be a look that takes you seamlessly from day to night. A hint of weekday business but weeknight sexy. I know there are no hard and fast rules but your lips must be the most perfectly succulent crimson because the day calls for it. Conjure your…

Let It Be Glorious: Grammy Awards

  Golden Girl Queen Bey! Beyonce performed at this year’s Grammy Awards and did so majestically. She conjured deities from Christianity and African culture and wrapped it all up in song and soul. Even though Lemonade did not win album of the year, this image tells of the excellence that Beyonce continues to set. She…

Soft Winter Skin and Strands

Winter can cause your skin to feel dry and damaged and what better than a great shea butter or oil to slather ALL over your skin in order to help protect your body’s biggest organ. Natural oils can penetrate the dry, cracked areas of your skin caused by the cold winter air. After the oil…

Beat Those Winter Blues: Yoga, Heat, and Jamaica.

  Is it just me or does the constant cold weather and limited sunlight during the winter gives you the blues? I live for summertime. The warmth of the sun and the cool feel of the ocean’s breeze. I live in NYC so warm days or hot, balmy nights are only had about two months…

Consort Tribeca: Contemporary Interiors

We went on a walk through the Tribeca neighborhood in NYC recently and came across the coolest contemporary furniture store we’ve happened upon in a while. My daughter, who is 12-years-old, fell in love with all of the decor and so did I. (FYI, I am marveled by this because we don’t ever agree when…

Day Trip to Princeton University: Take Your Child on a Campus Visit

The holidays were coming which means a short break from school and Christmas presents to consider for my 11 soon 12-year old daughter. My husband is big on buying her lots and loads of presents. He says that this mass amount of presents make it feel like she will have a fantastic Christmas. In truth, our daughter…

Holiday Edition: Saks 5th Avenue’s Christmas Decor.

There is nothing like New York City during the holidays. The brisk cold weather paired with elaborate store windows (Macy’s, Barneys, Bloomingdale’s). Along with the well done windows depicting your favorite holiday movies or plays along with the fashions are the fantastic lights. Saks Fifth Avenue’s store (located on 5th Avenue in NYC) has the…

How To Edition: “Quick” or “Pronto” Weave.

I haven’t worn a weave in a few years. I used to be a big fan of a sew in but, in truth, I just don’t feel like spending a small fortune on hair on a regular basis or even fuss with hair that does not grow out of my own scalp. My hair gives…