So, How was the Essence Festival?

Being the live music baby that I am, I was heartbroken to not be able to make it to this year’s Essence Music Festival. Did you go? If you did, I’m jealous! From everything I’ve read so far, the event was spectacular and the lineup was SICK — Kanye, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Jill Scott, Ledisi, […]

Throwback Thursday — Luther, Luther, Luther

I never met him, never knew him, but I miss him. Luther Vandross was a rare artist, a man with a golden voice, and from all appearances, a golden personality. Having grown up on his music — raise your hand if you had a copy of The Best of Luther Vandross at your crib! — […]

The Band I’m Seeing Tonight

When I was 14, I practically begged my brother to get me Pearl Jam’s VS on tape. That was by far the most memorable Christmas gift that year. Even though I lived in the Caribbean, far, far, FAR away from the flannel shirt set in Seattle, I got way into the grunge scene via MTV. […]

Accept No Substitute

In April I gave a shout out to the chic and elegant Estelle, and I shared my favorite cut from her album Shine — her cover of No Substitute Love by reggae legend Half Pint. Via my favorite music blog Soulbounce, I learned that it’s her third single off the album. AND there’s a new […]

Throwback Thursday — So Long, Bo

I meant to post this as soon as I heard, but time slipped through my fingers. Now finally, I just want to say rest in peace to Bo Diddley. He was a rock n’ roll rhythm pioneer, a gunslinger, and not just A man, but THE man. Bo Diddley was one of the first male […]

Barack Obama, Island Stylee

Say or feel what you will about Barack Obama’s race for the White House — it’s undeniable that his candidacy is inspiring not just to a variety of Americans, but to a vast range of cultures around the world. Especially in my neck of the woods. Talk to Caribbean people these days and you get […]

Oh Hi, Chrisette!

I love getting comments from all you beautiful bellas out there, but there’s something that’s just so super exciting about getting a comment from someone you’ve actually written about!! Case in point, the gorgeous and glowing Chrisette Michele, who dropped by this blog to leave a comment on the Makeup Inspiration post. And guess what? […]