Category Archives: Adventures



Langston Hughes House Harlem

Holdin’ Fast To Dreams

I was in fifth grade when I first learned about Langston Hughes. My teacher, Mrs. Whitehead, who would come to class wearing head wraps, African-print ponchos, and dangling earrings adorned with cowrie shells, was teaching us about the Harlem Renaissance. She assigned each of us a poem from the era to recite in front of the… Read More



Where On Earth Is…

Carmen Sandiego. Remember that show? That’s who my fiancé said I looked like when I got dressed for our late Valentine’s Day celebration. We didn’t get a chance to celebrate because I was in Philly for my Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower.


Temaki Takeover

The more I learn about food, the more I am drawn to food with layers. I love a clorful dish. It’s something that I always keep in mind when I cook at home. I think it makes the dish more appealing, more appetizing and who am I kidding, just plain beautiful. But I haven’t quite conquered… Read More



A Fall Moment In Central Park

Y’all, I’ve decided. Central Park is my favorite place in New York City. Despite how many times I’ve been there for one celebration or another, it never gets old. It will forever serve as a reminder that I’ve made it. Of what it feels like to follow your dreams despite the uncertain journey. I tell… Read More


Bite Lip Lab

I have never worn as much lipstick as I do nowadays. I never felt adult enough to wear it. When I did, it was reserved for special occasions. That is obviously not the case anymore. I love that it makes me look older and now that I’m pushing 30 (sheesh) it seems more appropriate. That’s one of the… Read More