Ten Realizations About Being In Your Thirties

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  Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends freaking out about turning 30, or being 30. This year I turned 34, so I think I have a little perspective to share. Not a lot, just a little. Just enough to tell all of you to stop freaking out about turning 30, or being […]

5 Reasons To Look Forward To Summer

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  FINALLY. Finally it seems like the heavy grey veil has been lifted off Chicago. The trees are green again. Flowers are blooming. Every neighborhood café is bustling. This is the time of year that reminds me of why we moved here. Spring has sprung and you can already feel summer coming up around the […]

Afrobella Film Review – The Great Gatsby

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  Because I grew up in Trinidad, I didn’t grow up reading American literature. It was pretty much all British and Caribbean lit until I moved to America and started doing college literature classes. Naturally The Great Gatsby was an early essential, and from the first time I read it I had strong feelings about it. I […]

Get Into My QVC All-Access Beauty Favorites!

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There are so many ways to shop for beauty, and for convenience and variety QVC has the game on lock. What makes them so special? Online, QVC.com features a great variety of products complete with customer reviews, FAQ’s and a complete ingredient list. And on TV, QVC features and demonstrates the products, and the creators […]

My Summer Of Gatsby Chicago Event!

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From the moment I saw the trailer for The Great Gatsby, I was dazzled. I said to my husband, “I HAVE to see this.” I couldn’t possibly have guessed that when the time came to have the special screening in Chicago, I’d be asked to be a special co-host for a screening and afterparty at […]

Chicago! Tomorrow! Come With Me To See The Great Gatsby

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When I read it in college, I fell in love with the lavish lifestyle F. Scott Fitzgerald so vividly illustrated in his literary classic, The Great Gatsby. The book is set in the ostentatious 1920’s and inspired by real people and places Fitzgerald hobnobbed with – even today, the mansion that inspired Jay Gatsby’s, is […]

Now Target Has A Subscription Beauty Box

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  At first I felt on top of the subscription box situation. I knew the main players and what the differences between them were. And then came the box explosion. Happy box lady via Shutterstock Now there are subscription beauty boxes, hair boxes, jewelry boxes, wellness boxes, lifestyle boxes, pet boxes, boxes of organic products, […]