All posts tagged: Singapore

If these walls could talk…. Raffles Hotel and ’N A Perfect World for Drink Du Jour: Singapore Sling

Singapore is in the midst of 50th anniversary celebrations. Coinciding with this anniversary, is the 100th birthday of the island nation’s namesake cocktail, the Singapore Sling, created in historical Raffles’ Long Bar. I got the scoop from a manager at Raffles for Du Jour magazine — check it out!

‘N A Perfect World for DuJour Magazine!

While in Singapore, I had the honor of interviewing internationally renowned food guru, KF Seetoh for Du Jour magazine. Anthony Bourdain is building a mega food market / hawker centre in New York City and he called on none other than Seetoh to consult with and curate the hawker centre. Check out what Seetoh had to say about food, Singapore and the business of street food at!

Embracing the Curl – Summer Hair

Probably dating back to I started posting photos online, I’ve gotten hair questions. I guess before that if you count friends and family. I’m always willing to share my hair “secrets.” #TeamNatural #TeamRelaxed #TeamWeave #TeamExtensions, I’ve been them all and as long as you’re doing you, I think you will always look your best. Side note: I find a lot of the hair conversation in media directed towards black women incredibly divisive. “It should be spoken of like we speak of a beauty “look.” Not this end-all-be-all thing.” Tai Beauchamp said this to me a few months ago when we were discussing hair and it really stuck with me. I whole-heartedly agree although don’t get me started on Rachel Dolezal’s hair story. I’m thrilled that summer seems to have finally hit New York. Everyone looks their best with a healthy summer glow and whether it’s because you can’t be bothered due to the heat, or because you’re just having too much fun, beauty routines suddenly become effortless. Little celebrates that effortlessness more than summer hair. …

Fast Track: #FollowMeTo Couples Travel Inspiration

With over 3.5 million instagram followers between them, chances are you’ve heard of Russian instagram stars of the #followmeto campaign, and newly weds, Murad Osmann, @muradosmann and Natalia Zakharova, @yourleo. Osmann’s photos take wanderlust to the next level, creating scenes with dreamlike opulence. Their signature: Natalia’s back to the camera, arm outstretched, leading Osmann into one beautiful paradise or another all over the globe. The campaign came about through a comical (and typical) couple’s vacation story. Osmann was busy taking photos and Zakharova, trying to hurry him along, arms stretched back said, “Follow me” and voilá, instagram magic was born. This couldn’t be me. I would crack from the pressure to maintain a perfect manicure. They have been travelling for over 5 years, have done spreads for magazines and in January, released a book as a compilation of these images! I’m definitely ordering one for my coffee table. side bar: I already have the CFDA #Fashion Designers on Instagram book mixed in there with books from Arthur Elgort and Helmut Newton — if that’s not …