So it’s been about three weeks since my move to Johannesburg, South Africa. So far, it has been good and this city is super beautiful. I haven’t started missing New York City or the U.S. yet because Johannesburg literally has everything that I could possibly want/need. The only thing that I am still getting adjusted to is the time difference.Read More
I was born in Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY to Trinidadian parents in the early 90s.
At the age of 5 I moved to San Fernando, Trinidad where I lived and went to school for a year. Although I was only 5, I was still a little Brooklyn girl and everyone at my Primary school knew it by my Nike sneakers. We had school uniforms and at that time (early 90s), the kids weren’t wearing Nike’s to school.
At the age of 6 I moved to Raleigh, NC.Read More
The first week of September means two things in NYC: back to school for kids and New York Fashion Week for the women of NYC.
NYC is known for it's fashionable residents -- I mean, have you ever just gone to SoHo and people watched!? I really enjoy seeing the looks that fashion bloggers/influencers put together during this time but I noticed one thing: there is an extreme lack of black women and women of color in these street style photos. I always see photos of bomb black women at NYFW like Kahlana Barfield Brown, Shiona Turini, and Claire Sulmers but I knew there had to be more!Read More
Coney Island has been around for over 100 years and has been featured in TV shows, novels, films and theatrical plays. It is a popular destination for tourists from around the world and local New Yorkers visit for a fun day away from the hustle & grind of the city.Read More
It's the end of August -- pretty much September -- & Summer has flown by.
I feel like my Summer was spent working with a bit of travel mixed in -- I went to France in June/July and it was amazing!
I worked A LOT -- 12, 15 even 18 hour days and sometimes I worked on the weekends. Working in episodic television can be overwhelming, draining & all of the above. On most days I felt overworked and unmotivated.
Work began to consume me and I quickly became uninspired & bored.
Traveling has truly become one of my favorite things to do. I travel to learn about different cultures, people and history.
I travel for inspiration and I’ve noticed that I feel very connected with myself when I travel.
Sometimes I get so caught up with the excitement of a new city that I forget to practice self- care.
Self-care isn’t only important for when you’re going through your daily life, working, etc. – It is also very important when traveling.Read More
This is my third (second fill day) in Paris and I really love this city so far. Paris has always been a city that I wanted to visit but I never did. I heard from people who visited that it's overrated and a dirty city but that has not been my experience. This further proves to me that you cannot completely listen to what people have to say about certain situations, people, place, things...etc.Read More
What annoys me about people and society is that they both expect you to stay the same throughout life. If someone decides to switch careers in their thirties, it is frowned upon. Why is this? Why is it that when someone develops a new interest, they are seen as crazy or weird?
The older I get, the less I care about what people think.
I remember I would care what others thought (while saying I didn't, of course) and as a result it would hinder me from putting myself out there.Read More
Raleigh, NC is the city that I was raised in. I moved there at the age of 6 after living in Trinidad for a year (I was born in Brooklyn but my parents sent me to Trinidad to live with my aunt while they were moving to Raleigh).Read More
Lately my nightly beauty routine has become a ritual for me. I work in the film/television industry in NYC and my workday ranges anywhere from 12 to 18 hour days. Living in NYC is energy draining in itself, so when I get home from my day, I am completely drained – mentally, physically and creatively.Read More
One of the things I love most about blogs and social media is that you get to learn about different people, where they come from and what interests them. The internet as a whole has made it so much easier to find inspiration through different people.Read More
Weekend fun at the Sunday Riley #BeTheInfluencer Pop-Up shop in SoHo, NYC!Read More
I stumbled upon a Beautiful Space while in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Check it out.Read More
It's my half birthday!
In this post, I talk about what I've learned in the first six months of my current age.Read More