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EAT + DRINK | My EatWith Review

EatWith is a totally NEW type of dine-out experience that pairs adventurous eaters with gracious and talented chefs around the world. Chefs host the dinners in their own homes and cook out of their own kitchens! It’s like Airbnb for eating, but with an added bonus: you get to meet other people who are also […]

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FALL + WINTER | Comfy Winter Style

Today is the first day of winter, but the date is pretty irrelevant to me because it’s felt like winter for WEEKS. Once it hits the 40s and I have to start wearing tights, it’s wintertime. GET THE LOOK | node infinity scarf: Nick-Knacks // hooded infinity scarf: Nick-Knacks // chunky beanie: Urban Outfitters I’ve […]

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EAT + DRINK | Deadly Delicious Macarons

The thing I love most about Instagram is the ability to become introduced to and acquainted with all types of new and interesting things, one of those being Deadly Delicious, a bakery run by two sisters who know a thing or two about making the perfect macaron (which isn’t easy to do, no matter what […]

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HOUSE + HOME | Our Holiday Housewarming

Quentin and I opened our home to family and friends this past weekend for our housewarming and holiday party! We had such a good time entertaining in OUR place. I made a few treats (mini cheeseburger sliders, buffalo chicken dip, and these super cute Santa Hat cheesecake squares) and friends brought wine, cookies, candy…did I […]

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SHOPPING | LoveBrownSugar 5th Anniversary + Pop-Up Shop

This weekend I was pleased to attend the LoveBrownSugar 5th Anniversary Event and Holiday Pop-Up Shop. I featured Christina on The Feisty House a while ago, and I’ve watched her blog grow over the last five years. It was great to finally meet her (and little Cadence!) in person. I had a great time meeting […]

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BEAUTY | Nude Lipstick for Dark Lips

I love a good nude lip, and I’ve been trying to perfect the look for YEARS. Like many other black/brown women, my lips are pretty dark, and wearing a nude lipstick or lipgloss on darker lips can be tricky because the color of our lips can show through. So after years of practice and mistakes […]

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BEAUTY | Perm Rods on Straight Natural Hair

Even though I’ve been wearing my hair straight for the past few weeks, I can’t wear bone-straight hair all the time. I get bored! So I’ve been using perm rods to get a bit of curl. I usually use the perm rods after my hair has been straight for about a week and I’ve gotten […]

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STYLE | THANKSGIVING

I hope you had a blessed and prosperous and joyful Thanksgiving holiday this past week. I spent Thanksgiving weekend with Quentin and his cousins. We had Thanksgiving dinner at his cousin’s lovely new home in New Rochelle, and it was nice to be out of the city. I love getting dressed up for holidays! For […]

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BEAUTY | Still In a Blue Mood

I pulled a few pages from the September 2014 issue of Marie Claire magazine featuring up-and-coming model Jeneil Williams from Kingston, Jamaica. I’ve been so obsessed with blue these days, and her stunning blue mascara really caught my eye. Ahhh blue mascara! I have a really fun purple one by YSL, but I’ve never tried blue. […]

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STYLE | Fall Outfit Inspiration

When I can’t figure out what to wear and I need some fall outfit inspiration, I love hopping on my Fall/Winter board on Pinterest. I also like looking through my own blog posts! Sometimes I forget what’s in my closet, so browsing through old photos helps me remember, “Oh yeah, I do own that sweater!” I’m […]

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BEAUTY | PEACOCK x American Apparel

American Apparel Nail Polish has quite easily become my favorite nail polish. The formula is opaque yet still easy to apply (not many polishes can do that). Plus the colors are perfect. They’re exactly what I want to be wearing on my nails. I wore American Apparel pastels all summer long, and now I’m drawn to […]

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STYLE | Layered Up

You ever just NEED to get out of the house? I feel like we’ve been running errands and fixing up the apartment every. single. weekend. So finally this weekend I told Q we’d be getting out and doing something that had nothing to do with chores. So went out to Columbus Circle and discovered a […]

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SHOPPING | AYR SWEATERS

For the past few years, as soon as it starts getting cold, I buy sweaters out of necessity, and as soon as it starts warming up again, I find some way to get rid of them. Until this year, I’ve never really liked the sweaters I’ve bought. That’s beacuse, I’ve purchased them strictly to fill […]

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STYLE | MORE BLUE, PLEASE

I never wear blue. I don’t know what it is, but I never buy any of the blue things. I buy purple and burgundy, and I wear a lot of bright patterns (I’m like, on the cusp of doing the most in the bright patterns department). But I don’t wear blue. So I have been forcing […]

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STYLE | The Go-To Dress

I bought this Zara dress one day when I had nothing to wear. Literally. All of my clothes had been packed for the move, and I found out I had a huge meeting the next day. So I ran into Zara and bought the dress with every intention of bringing it back…and then I tried […]

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BEAUTY | My Favorite Perfumes Right Now

I’ve decided a woman is never really dressed until she puts on perfume. It’s the icing on the cake, that extra “oomph” to take you from walking through the door to making an entrance. I can never have enough perfume. I’ve tried to choose a signature scent (several times), but I like having more than one […]

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BEAUTY | Keeping it Straight

After spending most of this Summer in protective two-strand twists, I was eager to straighten my hair for my wedding. After getting back to NYC, I realized I wasn’t quite ready to go back to wearing twists every single week, so I’m planning on keeping my natural hair straight for now. Heat styling makes most of […]

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