Your Helpful Essence Music Festival Guide! Here’s How To ENJOY Your Time In NOLA!

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I’ll admit it, just to you. I’m pretty bummed that I won’t be at this year’s Essence Music Festival. I mean, PRINCE. NAS. Janelle Monae. The Roots. Ledisi. This will be SO DOPE. I was even asked to participate, but I had to turn it down — my husband’s family is coming to Chicago for […]

Come With Me, To Yosemite! My Amazing Lumia Explorers Experience

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When I think of exciting travel destinations that I want to visit, I tend to think of the world’s major cities. Places like London, Paris, Tokyo and Rome. I think of tropical destinations, like Jamaica and Hawaii, or far-flung places like Australia and Bali. I don’t immediately think of the places that are in our […]

In Love With New Orleans! Where To Dine and Drink in The Big Easy

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  The first time I visited New Orleans was in the year 2001. My husband and I were on an epic road trip, driving from Miami to what ultimately wound up being San Francisco. We drove across the south, stopping in major cities along the way. Our first stop and our last stop before Miami, […]

Chicago Favorites – Where To Eat, Drink and Visit In the Windy City

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It’s July, which means it’s tourist season here in Chicago. This is the time of year that our apartment sees the most action. The weather is sizzling hot and every weekend there’s a festival or some big summer event that brings the masses to the city. Summertime Chi! I love it, and it’s one of […]

The Tech I Travel With – Hot Technology Items You Need In Your Life

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I started out writing this blog post on Tuesday, at an altitude of 39,061 feet blogging from a Southwest Airlines flight that was 700 miles from Chicago. Isn’t technology awesome! I try to use my time on the plane to get work done, thanks to WiFi on board. Makes a world of difference in the […]

FEED for Target -The Collection, The Launch, The Fabulous Evening in Brooklyn

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  As a proud member of Target’s Inner Circle, I’m liable to be whisked off to incredible events from time to time. Last week in Brooklyn, I was lucky enough to attend a truly remarkable launch event for an incredible design partnership – one that I hope is successful beyond measure. Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED […]

Five Things to Love About London’s Heathrow Airport

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  Recently I was reading a list of the world’s best airports (yes, that’s what I do in my spare time), and I noticed that no US airport was anywhere near the top 10. In fact, the top US airport according to the definitive list of the World’s Top 100 Airports is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky […]