The Genius of Marley, The Man and The Movie

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When I think back on the earliest songs I knew and my earliest childhood memories, Bob Marley is there as the soundtrack. In my mind’s eye, I can remember seeing news footage of his funeral on Panorama, Trinidad’s national news program when I was a kid. Of course, I was only three. This may be […]

Why I Did a Juice Cleanse and What It Did For Me

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On any average day — especially in the mornings — my Twitter timeline and Pinterest page are full of juice. Juice recipes, tweets about starting the day with a green juice or smoothie, photos of delicious looking, vibrantly colored juices. Juicing is huge right now. Huge to the point where, when I went to buy […]

Springtime Fresh! Bright, Fun Colors With Ideeli and Desigual

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Spring is here and the landscape has transformed completely! Chicago has shed it’s winter whites and pale gray skies and now it’s all about bright blue and the crisp color of new leaves and fresh grass as it unfurls from the earth. I LOVE this time of year for the weather, the general ambiance of […]

Winter Skin Quick Fix

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Live, From The Academy Awards!

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Bellas and fellas — within the last three days I can’t begin to tell you how many celebrities Luvvie and I have met. From Thursday’s Essence Women in Film luncheon to Friday’s absolutely incredible Commander in Chic cocktail party and dinner hosted by Mikki Taylor, to Saturday’s Uptown Magazine 20th Anniversary of Boomerang party… it […]

It’s Carnival!!

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Maybe you’re in Trinidad, and woke up at the crack of dawn to slather yourself with oil or mud to play j’ouvert in the darkness before sunrise. Maybe right now you’re sprinkling your skin with glitter before getting into that intricately adorned costume to palance and pose off in your all-inclusive section. Maybe you’re in […]

Totally Loving These Tote Bags!

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Right around the holidays, the New York Times published a piece titled “A Message On Every Arm,” all about how tote bags are the new it bags and status symbols amongst those in the fashionable know. It was a super cute fashion and style piece complete with a slide show featuring the most covetable totes, […]