Afrobella Does Toronto

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My first trip to Toronto was basically a 48 hour whirlwind. Came to town, had dinner, went to the MAC factory, then back to the airport. I wanted to experience more the second time around. On Friday 16 the homie Luvvie and I flew into the Billy Bishop Toronto Airport, for the first ever Soulafrodisiac […]

Jetsetter Travel Beauty Product Faves

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If you read this blog and follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know…I travel a fair amount. Most often to NYC. If I had to label myself, I’d say I’m a reluctant jetsetter. I really prefer to be at my home base here in beautiful Chicago, with my husband and Max the cat. But […]

A Few Notes on Flight Etiquette

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I tend to fly alone regularly — most often between Chicago and New York City. And it really never fails to be… interesting. Between overwhelmed and unhappy-to-be-there flight attendants to rude and angry passengers, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have an exchange or experience with someone that can leave you with your feathers ruffled. Here […]

The IT&LY Hairfashion Las Vegas Experience

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Every so often I wind up in a place or a situation where I wonder…whose life is this? And how did I get here? I had that experience in Las Vegas recently, when I was flown in as a VIP attendee for the IT&LY Hairfashion “Hollywood Loves IT&LY” event at the Hard Rock Hotel and […]

Overnight Amtrak — Never Again!

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I wanted to fall in love with Amtrak and train travel. When my amiga Luvvie and I booked train tickets from Chicago to Washington DC, I had these pastoral visions in my head of whizzing through the rolling, scenic countryside during the day, venturing up to an elegantly outfitted dining car by night, and spending […]

When Bella Goes a-Traveling

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I’m looking forward to this weekend for the dorkiest reason — finally I’m going to unpack my suitcases, put away my summer clothes, and take my makeup and hair products out of my travel bag. Until February, when I go on another trip! With all the traveling I’ve been doing, I’ve had to learn the […]

Where In the World is Afrobella?

Bellas, I’m on the road again! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind. Last week I flew back to Miami, got our car and picked up our last items in the 305, then drove to Orlando for an absolutely glorious wedding weekend. One of my best friends, Mr. Lino Mancebo, got married yesterday. Family and […]