Some of the places on this list, I’ve been to myself, others are bucket destinations to me as well that I hope to get to in the next two years
My relentless pursuit of “off the beaten path” sometimes has me miss out on the most obvious of locations. And the fun discovery of truly making them my own. For example, Puglia is having an international moment right now. I first went there and fell in love with the region about 10 years ago. Luckily, my partner’s pride in both his culture and my work leads me to exploring Northern Italy and sharing it with you! Here’s a quick guide and photo diary to get you started on a great trip to Verona! Naturally, the first thing you think of when one mentioned Verona is the story of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare probably chose the city as the setting for this beautifully tragic play as it was based on an old Italian tale. The Montagues and the Capulets were indeed two real life aristocratic Veronese families. Whether this is Juliet’s famous balcony is highly unlikely as the balcony was added to this 14th century house in the 20th century, but the backdrop of the city …
Happy New Year! This past month has been a whirlwind. After leaving Italy, I came back to NYC and enjoyed a few days at home before heading to the west coast of Mexico, Zihuatanejo, for 3 days, hoping on a flight back to NYC for an event and an early AM flight to Detroit with Glam4Good. After a relaxing holiday break with my family, I’m so excited to head into this new decade. I’m jumped headfirst into work and have a strong feeling that this year will be a year of major change personally and professionally. I have so much content to share with you and am often torn (and exhausted!) keeping up with social media that I neglect NAPW. But I have such a deep satisfaction from writing that I’ll never give up blogging. My resolution is to be more consistent with it! Not just the consistency from microblogging on social media. When thinking about the new year and the future, I went back to an interview I did with South African ANC freedom …
I love this time of year. New York to London to Milan, I love the magic lights that dazzle the streets around Christmas time. Sparkly jumpsuits, sequined skirts, I must say, my holiday looks are open put together to rival the string lights. This is the time of year where you can unabashedly shine!
Having a dinner party? Or just want to treat yourself? Come with me to Saint-Émilon in French wine country and learn how to make this delicious 3-course meal!
Like lawn jockeys you cam find in the old American south, these figures are working. Holding up a tray, a light etc. Permanent fixtures, stuck in history, contorted in servitude. But that’s not who I see in my blackamoor jewelry or moretto Veniziano. Oddly enough, the jewelry was different.
Michele mused, “Chinese Buddha must have been black!” it was on this level!
“yes, this woman is calling airport police, or is she weaponizing. Is it being weaponized against me as a foreigner, or as a black American?”
It’s an honored to be featured with so much Black Excellence.
It might not be what you expect, but it’s in these mountains that you can discover the heart, the origins of Moroccan culture.