Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Brooklyn

Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Brooklyn

In my last post, I shared my excitement for my friend’s wedding. A few weeks before the big day, we had to make a change of venue for getting ready; our initial venue wasn’t finished with renovations so the bridal party stayed at the Sheraton Brooklyn. We chose this hotel because it was close drive to the church where the ceremony and reception was held, public transportation was walking distance,...

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados

It’s been a week since I returned from my weekend in Barbados and I’m starting to miss it already. Of all the places on earth, why would we go to Barbados? Well, my cousin and I always knew that our family has roots in the island and we’ve never been. Since we were kids, we have been to Trinidad a handful of times and though we enjoy visiting family there, it’s not...

Holiday Inn Express Cartagena

Holiday Inn Express Cartagena

Earlier this month, I got away from the NYC cold to visit Cartagena, Colombia; accomplishing a 30 before 30 goal of visiting another continent. I stayed in the Holiday Inn Express in Bocagrande, about 3 miles from the airport and a 10-15 minute drive from the walled city. The hotel itself is less than a year old. The lobby was very grand and included waiting areas on the main floor as...

Facing Winter in the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Many thanks to Drive Shop and Mitsubishi Motors for providing the 2015 Outlander Sport for my review. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.  Before going on vacation to Cartagena earlier this month, I received the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport to test for the week. With snow still on the ground due to Winter Storm Jonas, it really came in handy. Here are two things I loved about the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The Interior...

NYC Transit Museum

NYC Transit Museum

howsA few days before the Thanksgiving holiday, my sister and I took my nieces and nephews on a trip to the NYC Transit Museum. My nephew expressed his interest in trains and buses and it was a nice day out, so we all hopped on the train towards downtown Brooklyn. The cool thing about the NYC Transit Museum is it’s inside an old subway station. There are a number of...

A Weekend in the 2016 Ford Escape

A Weekend in the 2016 Ford Escape

I spent a weekend with my sisters in Atlanta, Georgia and rented a Ford Escape Titanium to get us around town. We initially received a Ford Transit Connect Wagon, but  it was ugly had bad brakes (well both), so we made a swap before leaving the airport. Unless I really need a car, I don’t drive at all in NYC so being the designated driver was pretty much everything to me. Since...

Top Posts of 2015

This post is not sponsored but contains some affiliate links 2015 has been great and I have you all to thank. I completely re-branded, giving my blog a new name, new layout, focused less on natural hair and wrote more on my experiences in and out of NYC. I also started a monthly mailing list and became a writer for the Huffington Post. If you’re new here, below are my...

Sarah Clutch by House of Moruka

Sarah Clutch by House of Moruka

The Sarah clutch by House of Moruka was sent for me to review. As a supporter of black-owned businesses, I’m excited to share my review of the Sarah Clutch by House of Moruka. House of Moruka is a brand created by NYC-based designer Julian Gravesande and the name Moruka comes from of a river in her home country Guyana. All of the totes and clutches are handmade and named after areas in Guyana or friends and family...