Comfy Chic at ESSENCE Street Style Block Party

Comfy Chic at ESSENCE Street Style Block Party

In Celebration of New York Fashion Week, I attended the 2nd annual ESSENCE Street Style Block Party at the DUMBO Archway in Brooklyn. It was a day of music, art, fashion and culture, mixed with black unity. I made my way after church, meeting up with my cousin to take part in the festivities. Sponsor Chevrolet worked with new designers to create capsule collections with Trinidadian-American Designer and ESSENCE Street Style Alum,...

Caribbean Restaurant Week NYC

Restaurant Week is one of the most anticipated events for foodies in and outside of NYC. The West Indian American Carnival Association and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to hold the second annual Caribbean Restaurant Week. Not knowing about this event, I recently reached out to a few friends to share restaurant recommendations. Here are some below: Sugarcane Special: $20 lunch, $35 dinner This is hands down one of...

Generations: Mother-Daughter Brunch

Last weekend I was able to attend the WIN Ministry of Nazareth Christian Fellowship’s third annual Mother-Daughter brunch at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom. The theme this year was “Generations”, encouraging the older women to teach, mentor or coach a younger woman through life experiences. The program included acknowledgement of two women, Dr. Delicia Garnes and Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anthony for their services in the church and local communities as well...

ULTA Beauty Love Your Hair Event

This post is sponsored by Ulta Beauty.  From May 10-May 30, Ulta will be having their annual ‘Love Your Hair’ event in stores and online. During this event, Ulta is providing tips, deals, discounts and tutorials for new and existing beauty favorites. Shoppers have the ability to mix & match, receive samples from various brands AND get expert advice from salon pros. All of this while getting ULTAmate Rewards. On weekends during Love Your...

Celebrating our Heritage at Caribbean Week NYC

This story is sponsored by the Caribbean Tourism Organization and all opinions reflected are my own. I LOVE my Caribbean heritage. As many times as I have been to Trinidad, this Memorial Day weekend will be my first visiting Tobago. I’m trying my best to discover the variety of Caribbean culture as a whole by visiting other islands. The first of many was vacationing in Puerto Plata earlier this year. During the City Tour,...

Curlfriends ATL Takeover Weekend

Kinks, curls, and coils Eeep! I had the most AMAZING time last weekend with 4CHairChick for the Curlfriends ATL Takeover Weekend. Not only was it the same weekend as the World Natural Hair Show, it was also my birthday weekend. I convinced my sister to join my friends and me for a quad package provided by 4CHairChick at the Westin Hotel in Peachtree Plaza. We stayed in a traditional room...

OOTD: 30th Masquerade

Happy March! It’s been a long time since I’ve done an OOTD. This weekend, I had the honor of attending one of my cousin’s 30th birthday party in Chesapeake, VA. The theme was a “30 Shades of Beauty” Masquerade party. Now I WOULD accept an invite to a masquerade party, and not have a mask. Luckily, I was helping out with decorations and picked one up at a local Party...

The Atmosphere Have Vibes…My First J’ourvet Experience

The Atmosphere Have Vibes My First J'Ourvet Experience

It’s mid winter and that means Carnival is near. Although I’m not going back to Trinidad for Carnival this year, I’m always reminded of my first j’ourvet experience. J’ouvert (French pronunciation: ​[ʒuvɛʁ]) is a large street party during Carnival in the eastern Caribbean region. J’ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or dawn/day break. We Ready… I’ve only seen J’ourvet in Brooklyn and end results (and news) were never...