It’s summer and of course, we all wanted our summer bodies pre-summer but most of us aren’t there yet. I’m definitely one of those people who haven’t quite reached their summer body goals. Thankful for a great friend with a great business that’s in health and fitness.
This year Lexus Charleston Fashion Week did things a bit different. As opposed to one week full of shows they broke it up into events instead.
The first event was held at the Cedar Room on Friday, March 22, 2019. This kickoff featured curated pop- up shops from top glam brands; beauty tips, tricks, and touchups; tasty cocktails alongside lite bites; high energy entertainment and interactive experiences, topped off with an after-party.Continue reading “Lexus Charleston Fashion Week”
I sprang up from mother earth
She clothed me in her own colors
I was nourished by father sun
He glazed the pottery of my skin
I am beautiful by design
The pattern of the night in my hair
The pattern of music in my rhythm
As you would cherish a thing of beauty
by Joyce Carol Thomas
What you can’t see in these photos was the pain inside from life’s unexpected curve-balls but that’s life, no matter what we’ve got to push through. I’ve been here before and I know it only gets better. My pain had purpose and I’m determined, passionate, and will continue to pursue what’s meant for me. Sometimes some of our greatest work comes from broken places and broken moments. Allow yourself to live in it and feel every emotion in that moment because it’s momentary not a life sentence.
Creative Director, Stylist, & Photographer: Barry Lee Polk Photography
Model: Narcisa Maura
A night of soul, spice, and everything nice. Most recently I had the pleasure of attending The Blue Note Bistro’s grand opening.Continue reading “Girls’ Night Out: Blue Note Bistro Style”
Blog this, blog that, eat, sleep, and blog. The truth is we all blog we just may not have our own little space on the internet but we blog in our hearts. Blogging is more that just writing some words on computer screen. It’s about capturing life’s priceless moments one moment at a time. As a digital blogger I’ve chosen to share my moments with the world.Continue reading “Charleston Bloggers Night Out”
In honor of Mother’s Day I wanted to take a trip down memory lane. There are so many things I could have done but I wanted to dedicate this special Blogpost to my mother.
Often times we think we know our mothers like the back of our hand, but I’ve learned its best to ask them and hear their heart. I recently asked my mom what was her favorite memory of us and I was shocked. Mainly because I would have never guessed it. That’s why it’s her favorite memory. So here goes…
Every other Friday after school I’d meet my mom down at her job. Going to her job was like hanging with the girls. My mother worked for one of the largest non profits in Brooklyn, NY CAMBA as a social worker. The office was close to one the most popping corners in Brooklyn at the time. The corner of Church ave and Flatbush.
It was a little castle and to be honest in my head it was my castle. The house was old but had so much charm from the large front porch to the hidden stairway in the back. My mother’s co-worker had the cutest sons and we’d play up and down the stairs and in and out the rooms. My moms co-workers were so much fun. Her boss was the best ever. She left and imprint on my heart with her bubbly personality and boss moves.
After my Friday visits my mother and I would walk to the Dominican hair salon on Church ave. It was our little home away from home. Of course we knew all the stylist and they actually became family. Turns out I went to school with the owners daughter. It wasn’t your average salon visit it was family time. I’d listen as my mother spoke her native tongue Spanish with the ladies and I’d chime in every so often. This is where I was able to practice speaking Spanish with others and not just my mom. It was our time. In between washes and deep conditions I’d fill my mom in on the school tea. We’d order Spanish food of course and enjoy it to the last drop.
These salon visits were set in stone on my school girl calendar. Don’t touch my Friday afternoons they were reserved for time with my mother. It felt like the time flew by in the shop and before I knew it were walking out with fresh hair swaying in the wind. You couldn’t tell us nothing! Our stylist were the bomb.
If I can go back in time I’d make these Friday’s with mom every Friday. I cherished them and they became mother daughter time. I’ve always looked forward to one day doing the same with my very own daughter. It was beyond hair it was about embracing, culture, building family, and making priceless memories.
Memories like these can never be forgotten. There are many more mother daughter memories I could share but I wanted to share my mother’s. It’s her day but in our family her day is everyday. I love you mommy and all the memories we’ve ever shared.
Happy Mother’s Day Love Your Baby Girl!
The summer is close and my goals are stacking up. Most people think of getting their bodies in shape, taking their kids on trips. or getting their house in order for summer BBQs.
When I think of summer goals I think of outdoor excursions full of fun. Last summer I let the days roll by waiting and wishing I had someone to rock out these fun excursions with, but this summer I’m going solo. Here’s my list of fun thing’s I plan on getting into.Continue reading “Summer Goals”