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  • 5 reasons why millennials of color don’t ski, 7 reasons why they should

    For our birthdays this year my girlfriend and I decided to skip our usual sun-filled getaway to the Caribbean. Instead, we put together a Ski Trip to Lake Tahoe in partnership with our friends over at Argentum Partners, a world-class PR firm based out of Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. We had never been skiing before but have always been interested in finding out if we’d like it. So, we…

  • Playlist: Soulection Vibes!

    The first post of the new year features a carefully curated playlist featuring songs from the secret music powerhouse, Soulection. Soulection is responsible for breakout superstars such as Brent Faiyaz, Anderson Paak, GoldLink, Sango, Xavier Omar and more. A lot of people are in the dark about the music collective, which is headed by California native Joe Kay. I couldn’t allow you to start the new year outside the look.…

  • Polished Gems From the School of Hard Knocks: Things You May Have Missed from Jay – Z’s NYT Interview

    On September 29th, 2017 Shawn “Jay- Z” Carter sat down with Dean Baquet of the New York Times for what may have been the most insightful interview of his 22-year career. It rivals and may even surpass 4:44, Jay’s 13th solo studio album, which is a really tough act to follow. With Jay opening up and sharing his innermost failures and hardships in an impeccable body of art, how could…

  • It’s Here! The Auntie Playlist: Slow Jams

    I won’t bore you with a long write up before this playlist. If you’ve been following me on instagram you’ve heard cuts from this playlist as I mad my dinners. Well, here’s my gift to you, yo momma and yo auntie too!

  • ManCrushMondays Presents: Curl Fest, The Run Up! w/ Joe and Pete

    Pete and I thought it’d be best to visit the land of curly milk and pudding, Curl Fest, and find out what women really think about some touchy subjects…

  • Do’s and Don’ts of the Summer: BBQ Etiquette

    It’s officially the time to sit back and unwind, the summer time. Hopefully, you know what that means. 90-degree weather, ladies in short shorts and rompers, nutcrackers, day parties and BBQs. Who can resist prime cuts of steak, jerked chicken and hand pressed burgers coming off of a sizzling grill to be washed down with an ice cold alcoholic beverage that tastes like juice in the summer? Not I!

  • Unforgettable moments with Pandora in Cebu, Philippines

    My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of spending the last week and a half traveling across the Philippines creating some of the most amazing memories and experiences ever. We conquered fears by swimming with Whale Sharks in Oslob, took a dip in the world’s bluest waters and we even jumped into a waterfall. Moments that I hope to never forget. Pandora helped us cement these unforgettable moments with the…

  • Read it all before…

    This past week I had the pleasure of participating in an amazing conversation with celebrity stylist/ professional athlete Kwasi Kessie and pro photographers Jerome Shaw and Karl Ferguson. We stood around the bar at Harlem Tavern and discussed the fundamentals of success and progression as a freelance professional in New York City. The group touched on several points but two connecting points stood out the most, consistency and continuing education.…

  • Day Party Do’s and Don’ts [ Part 3 ]

    First and foremost, I’d like to congratulate you for making it this far. You’ve made it to the final installment of the Day Party Do’s and Don’t guide. This is big deal! Why? Because you’re only one step away from holding all the information necessary to take your Day Party season to God(ess) levels. In the first two installments of this guide we’ve gone over the art of successful prepping…

  • Day Party Do’s and Don’ts [ Part 2 ]

    The second installment of this self help guide for a successful Day Party season focuses on day party etiquette. The title of the series should be enough to lure you in, but if it isn’t limiting the likelihood of unknowingly being the obnoxious friend is enough to warrant a quick glance.