. While there I also realized it’s not as cut and dry as a generational gap. I did see young people that idolized Cuban revolutionary figures, older people that were proud to have seen both capitalist and socialist Cuba. I saw black Cubans that felt Fidel gave them equal playing field. People that felt taken care of by their government, people that felt forgotten.
In honor of Small Business Saturday, I thought I’d highlight a few of the amazing small business in my neighborhood.
As an avid seafood eater — I’m in an Oyster lovers meet up group — one thing several people told me when I mentioned I was heading to Hawaii was “You’re going to love the fresh seafood!” And with tons of poke focused restaurants recently opening up in NYC, Hawaiian cuisine was definitely on my radar. So I ate my way through Kaua’i and Waikiki, here are some of my favorite stops along the way.
Every day, I like to do at least one thing that I’ve never done before. I’m an adrenaline junky, so when that new experience coincides with something that can get my heart racing? Man, that’s awesome.
When my friend Kabir asked to interview me for ASW’s Globalist, featuring their favorite jet-setters, I was beyond honored. One of my favorite Q&A’s check out ASW Meets Nneya Richards. And catch my chatting Drake, what I’m wearing at the mo’ and there’s even a self-portrait *gasp*!
It’s finally, “sweata weatha!” The excitement of fall was immortalized by Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph in their legendary Saturday Night Live skit, “Bronx Beat”. With fall, comes endless layering opportunities and that cozy staple, sweaters!
This summer, traveling around with my Fujifilm Instax, I absolutely fell in love. There’s something to be said about waiting for the right moment. And the film’s pretty expensive so you don’t want to waste it on just anything. Here’s the first of a photo diary series I’m doing with just my photos from my Fujifilm Instax camera from my trip to Kaua’i & Oahu, Hawaii.
One of the awesome things about the fashion & travel industry right now is that I find myself inspired by so many of my peers and fellow bloggers. One of those blogs is TheTig.com and it’s founder and editor, Meghan Markle. Here’s another city round up I did for The Tig and I can’t wait to share more about my awesome trip to Bordeaux with all of you guys in the upcoming weeks. Click through to see the full story!
Kaua’i is beautiful. Quite honestly, it’s the most naturally beautiful place I’ve ever been to. Many Hawaiians told me it was their favorite island and it’s easy to see why: from blessings to peaks, I absolutely fell in love with this island if you can remember from my article for Vice’s Amuse. The locals are pretty beautiful as well. Which brings me to the latest edition of Never Date a Traveler – Kaua’i. Screw roses and chocolates; a zip-tied bouquet of gardenias (see polaroid above), yummy starfruit and breadfruit make this the best first date gifting situation yet! Hear all about it on Soundcloud or iTunes!
It would be crazy, almost irresponsible for me to have a blog called ‘N A Perfect World, be a young woman of color in America and not talk about this election. Via text, phone calls, at my local watering holes I feel like I’ve spoken about it ad nauseam with friends and family. All with a sense of doom and gloom. Yesterday, in NYC it was grey and rainy. There was definitely a depression, a deflation if you will in the streets. We were emotionally exhausted. At a time when we need to come together, the divide in the US feels greater than ever, and that divide, while not created by this election was opened, picked and prodded at. So now we have a President-elect who has openly displayed acts of bigotry and misogyny, who is supported by the KKK and is simply a grade-A asshole. Great reality TV-star, but a great President? The leader of the free world? I would definitely trust Kim and Kanye more with nuclear codes than him. I have to have …