Sweet New Year’s Eve Kisses


“Maybe it’s much too early in the game…but I thought I’d ask you just the same…what are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYkjz-6nic8 I hope you’re getting glammed up for a fabulous soiree, or getting settled for a cozy night at home with your nearest and dearest. (I chose the latter!) Whatever the […]

The Pleasures (and Perils) of Owning a Cat


Aww, memories. This photo was taken in May, just before we moved to Chicago. I blogged about that trip here. I’m standing in my friend Forrest’s backyard in North Carolina. And I’m holding Coquito, the Norwegian Forest Cat they adopted. Coquito was SO cute, so fluffy. Utterly adorable. Unafraid of people, even strangers — on […]

Buju Banton, At His Best


Few musicians have touched my life the way Buju Banton has. And even fewer musicians have appalled me, the way Buju Banton has. Growing up in the Caribbean in the Nineties, there was no artist that compared to Buju. I own almost all of his albums and can chart the course of my formative years […]

Form. Function. Fashion


Tackling the cold weather in Chicago has been an education unto itself. I’ve had to learn to look beyond “ooh that’s super cute” when looking for coats and sweaters. Now I gotta think about practicality. That leopard trench coat may be fly, but will it keep me warm? How often will I wear it? If […]

Musical Christmas Wishes, From Me to You

OMG it’s Christmas Eve! It just snuck up on me out of nowhere. I still have presents to pick up, stockings to stuff, and a list of items that were supposed to be on my holiday gift guide (but I ran out of time to write it!). Before we all take a break for the […]

Rachel Roy Giveaway Winner!


I must say, 2009 has been a banner year for your girl Afrobella in myriad ways. The giveaway department is no exception. I was honored and thrilled to host some truly incredible giveaways this year, and the Rachel Roy giveaway was one of my high points. It was everything I strive to do here. Unique, […]

Mally Roncal Makeup Winner!

Bellas! I’m back from a whirlwind and awesome trip to San Francisco. More details on that in 2010 – I need to go back to that magical city, and SOON! This bella has MUCH love for the Bay! But now, quickly while it’s still Christmas Eve’s eve — the winners of the Mally’s Eye Performance […]