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Love Jones The Musical

Love Jones The Musical

Love Jones the movie is firmly placed in my heart as a cult-classic. I often refer to it as the “Mahogany” of my generation. Yes, the story lines are different, but the black romance theme is prevalent in both films. Love Jones quite simply is a movie I will watch from beginning to end, multiple […]

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Central Virginia Wine Country Tour

Tasting at Wisdom Oak

Virginia is home to over 200 wineries with 5 specific regions including: Blue Ridge, VA Central Virginia, VA Northern Virginia, VA Southern Virginia, VA  Shenandoah Valley, VA This weekend I had a chance to experience a few central region vineyards. We drove about 3 hours west from Baltimore and opted to stay in Charlottesville, VA. […]

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#WCW Kylie Bunbury

Kylie Bunbury

I have a bit of a confession.  I LOVE binge-watching shows.  When I find well developed characters and a storyline that captures my attention I grab on tight and will watch a show until the bitter end.  I recently discovered the Freeform (formerly ABC Family) show Twisted and was immediately struck by one of the […]

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Chrisette Michele Curvy Chameleon    

Chrisette Michele

  It’s hard to believe the Chrisette Michele has been on the music scene for 10 years.  In order to commemorate her industry journey, she released Milestone, the apropos title to her first offering from her independent Rich Hipster label.  I still remember the first time I heard her pitch perfect voice-  with almost buttery […]

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Essence Festival 2016- Recap

Oprah Winfre

I think Oprah said it best during her empowerment session when she referred to Essence Fest as a giant family reunion.  You are just as likely to run into someone you sat next to in freshman English class as well Oprah herself. The festival continues to reach next levels of black excellence with a focus on empowerment, education and […]

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#WCW Aja Naomi King

I have been crushing on Aja Naomi King from the moment I saw her on the Shonda Rhimes hit How To Get Away With Murder. Here’s how to re-create Kings’ Post-Oscars Vanity Fair look from celebrity stylist Larry Sims: Apply Smooth N’ Shine Instant Hair Polisher throughout the hair Using a 3/4 inch iron curl […]

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Holiday Staycation: Bingeworthy TV

Netflix homescreen

  The holidays are upon us and perhaps you have some long overdue stay-cation plans. I for one intend to  make good use of the multiple streaming services I have available including Netflix and Amazon video all while giving new meaning to sofa surfing. Here’s my list of binge-worthy shows to make your season bright. […]

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Big Easy Style Lounge 2.0

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  Design Essentials hosted the Big Easy Style Lounge 2.0 during this past weekend’s Essence Festival and Ledisi announced the introduction of a Look Book created in conjunction with the brand. The style lounge continues to be one of the premier day party events for beauty bloggers, naturalistas and celebs alike. Attendees were treated to […]

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