Say hello to my little friend!

I’ve already let you all know about my job — calendar editor of the Miami New Times reporting for duty. Now in addition to writing the calendar, I’ve got a new weekly blog! It’s very different from Afrobella — Pretty in the City is all beauty all the time, and it’s all about Miami. I’ll be reviewing the places where you can go to look and feel beautiful around the 305. Stop by and say hi!

ps — my super cute logo was designed by my coworker Alex Izaguirre. Besides being an incredibly awesome guy, he’s in a cool Latin rock band called Soniko. Check ’em out!

** editors note — I promise you all that I won’t be Afrobella-ing any less! Don’t worry, bellas. I still promise to have a new post up here at least four days out of the week. And I am WAY behind on product reviews and Ask Afrobellas. I’ve got some good ones coming up!

** edited again on Sunday at almost 3 a.m. — Because of the comments that it wasn’t clear who writes Pretty in the City, my editor graciously agreed to make it a bit clearer. So now it’s Patrice’s Pretty in the City! Whaddya think?

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Nichelle says:
February 19, 2008, 11:57 pm
Oooohhhh... no you didn't!! I'm coming right over...
ceecee says:
February 20, 2008, 12:09 am
don't forget about us over here!! that's okay we'll come find you wherever you are anyway lol :)
bella says:
February 20, 2008, 12:14 am
Oh, CeeCee, I'd never forget about Afrobella! This is a new weekly work blog, and it's very different from Afrobella. Here I can talk about whatever the heck I feel like! Afrobella forever, baby!
Mzpastrychef says:
February 20, 2008, 12:25 am
Congrats...will check it out soon
Jacquie says:
February 20, 2008, 12:38 am
Yay Bella!!! I'm with ceecee, we will just mosey on over to your new blog and bring you back kicking and screaming. lol :)
St.Lucian Spirit says:
February 20, 2008, 12:53 am
Hey Bella, how are you? I hope all is well.I just wanted to say congrats on the new blog, and thank you for responding to my bronzer question. I know I asked about it like a year ago lol but I totally forgot to check your response, and just last week I stumbled on the bronzer post like back tracking your post hehe. I just have a question about this photo, is your hair dyed or is that the natural colors?If it's dyed can you please tell me the colors, I want to dye my hair those colors lol...also in that photo you look soooooooo much like my boyfriends mom, she's from tobago and you're from trinidad but who knows maybe you guys could be related lol. Please right back, email me if possible. Thanks alot.
BlackHoney says:
February 20, 2008, 12:59 am
Hey Bella, Congratulations. You are truly an inspiration. You took control of your career and began blogging about topics that interested you outside of your job. Now you're getting paid for it at work.
afrobello says:
February 20, 2008, 1:03 am
Bella, where's your name (real or assumed) at the new blog? They need to give you some credit!
Mrs.Mckinzie says:
February 20, 2008, 6:38 am
Congrats! Bella,you are truely moving on up.Afrobello said that she did'nt see your name ,but I saw it Patrice Yursik.I have always wanted to visit Miami one day, and "Pretty in the City" will help me to be in the know when I get there.
bella says:
February 20, 2008, 8:53 am
Hey St. Lucian Spirit! I dyed my hair with Dark & Lovely and you can read all about it here -- I had light blond highlights throughout before I dyed my hair with the box dye, which is why it appears that I've got multiple colors happening in my curls now. I used the burgundy blush color and it worked for me... I also got a lot of crap from Larramy my hairdresser -- He was all like, why didn't you come to me for professional dye! Good luck with the new color! I'm thinking about something lighter for summer. Still on the fence, though. Afrobello -- how are you? Good to hear from you. My name's on there, but it's under the more tag for each post! I might change the name of the blog to Patrice's Pretty in the City... I dunno. Thanks for the head's up, I didn't notice my name wasn't right there on the first page! Black Honey, thanks so much for saying that. Girl, I so don't feel like an inspiration on a morning like today... I'm under so much stress right now! I'm facing two deadlines and a dentist appointment within the next 24 hours. Let me get to it. I'll catch y'all later!
calming.corners says:
February 20, 2008, 9:34 am
How awesome are you!!!!! Congrats, what an inspiration I will add you to my blogroll and be another faithful reader. Keep up the great work. Peace and Blessings.
CheekyKinks says:
February 20, 2008, 9:38 am
Congrats! I luv your blog and wish you all the best!
nyc/caribbean ragazza says:
February 20, 2008, 10:51 am
Congrats on you new blog! Miami is lucky.
nyc/caribbean ragazza says:
February 20, 2008, 10:51 am
uhmm , that should be "your"
westindiangal says:
February 20, 2008, 11:11 am
Congratulations on your added responsibilities. It looks like your career is kicking into high gear!
misstwists says:
February 20, 2008, 12:30 pm
Congratulations Afrobella :-) I have been meaning to ask you "how do you do it!" Write your blog, keep up with other blogs, work, family, and now you have ANOTHER blog - where do you get the time. I agree with BlackHoney - you are an inspiration and a great blogger! Keep up the good work and much more success :-)
Danielle J says:
February 20, 2008, 1:06 pm
Congratulations! I'm sure the blog will be as fabulous as this one.
Pink Bella says:
February 20, 2008, 5:11 pm
Congrats! I want to be Afrobella when I grow up. :-)
pets says:
February 20, 2008, 6:18 pm
Congrats on your latest!
LB (Miss Lisa) says:
February 20, 2008, 7:04 pm
Congratulations on your latest blog. I truly love afrobella, but I'm also going to check out your new blog as well. I wish you continued blessings in your life. BTW, do you have any new tips arriving for your dreadlocked Bellas? I'm looking for some hairstyles and safe ways to lighten my dreadlocks which are currently black.
vanna says:
February 20, 2008, 7:20 pm
Yay! I'm excited for you. Afrobella is my favorite blog and has been for a while, even though this is my first comment. Keep up the AWESOME work!
ebonys says:
February 20, 2008, 11:08 pm
Congrats on the new blog; big up Alex about a Pretty in the City comic strip ?
Tycajam says:
February 21, 2008, 10:07 am
Truly a wonder you are... Keep up the good work! I think "Patrice in the City" is a lovely idea. You've become synonymous with bella and pretty. It's not like such a title would be a stretch, and then you'd be able to sneak in anything you wanted to and just go to town on them ;).
Jamie says:
February 21, 2008, 11:21 am
Congrats! Looks so great -- I can't wait to keep reading!
Patrick Jnr. says:
February 22, 2008, 12:22 pm
Little sister congrats and blessings! Good thing I am a fan otherwise I wouldn't have known! The info didn't reach me through the family hotline yet! All the best!
Rachelle says:
February 24, 2008, 2:42 pm
Congratulations!!!! Me and three of my friends are going to Orlando, Fl mid week in a week or two. I know you write about Miami, but do you have any suggestions for things for us to do in Orlando. We know about the theme parks and everything but whats to say about spas, clubs and other attractions. Please help! We are 4 24yr olds from Detroit, hoping to come down and have a great time!


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