RIP, Etta James

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Last week, Etta James was heavy on my mind. I was visiting my homeland of Trinidad, soaking up the sun and sand and having a blast with my family and old friends. Even in the midst of that, there was Etta. “Hey, have you heard this Flo Rida song?” my brother asked. Good Feeling is […]

What I Love About Lianne La Havas

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It takes me a minute to discover new music. I don’t mean to be a late adopter, it just takes me a while to find new artists I’m intrigued enough to attach myself to. Whenever I hear new music I LOVE, I’m gonna make an effort to share it with you! And right now my […]

Amy Winehouse’s New Video Makes Me Happy/Sad

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The sudden death of Amy Winehouse still remains such a study of conflict in my mind. It simultaneously seems like a long time ago, and like just yesterday. Although the news wasn’t altogether shocking, it was still so tragic and heartbreaking. A posthumous album of previously unreleased Amy Winehouse tracks is about to be released […]

RIP Heavy D – Things We Can Learn From the Overweight Lover’s Legacy

RIP, Heavy D.

Hip hop legend Dwight Arrington Myers, known and loved by the world as “Heavy D,” passed away on Tuesday at the age of 44. And the news is hitting me hard for a couple of reasons. Even though I grew up in Trinidad, Heavy D was known and loved and was a big part of […]

Shower Music — What Do You Listen To in the Morning?

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What are your absolute essentials when having a shower in the morning? For me, it’s hot water, awesome body wash, my favorite face wash….and music. I can’t think back to a time when music wasn’t part of my shower experience. When I was younger, I used to sing. Around high school, I started finding ways […]

Carol’s Daughter Giveaway Winners AND the DJ Diva Afrobella Mary J. Blige Mixtape!

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I hope you caught a little of Mary J. Blige on HSN this weekend! The set was stunning, Mary was gorgeous, and it seems that everyone had an absolutely amazing time from what I’m seeing on the Carol’s Daughter FB page! And I LOVED the responses from you all on the Carol’s Daughter and Mary […]

Summer Festival Beauty and Fashion Essentials!

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I absolutely love this time of year — summer heat and there’s a festival every season! It’s a time to celebrate my love for live music and unleash inner hippie. So far this year my husband and I went to the three-day Dave Matthews Band Caravan (he’s a HUGE fan!), Pitchfork has passed and Lollapalooza […]