Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. and Economic Equality
As we celebrated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life yesterday, in part, we acknowledged his fortitude; his fight for justice, civil rights, and economic equality; his leadership through boycotts, marches, and protests; and the lasting impression his legacy has had our culture.
Let me start this post by saying thank you to everyone who has rocked with me over the last year!! From the people who’ve been on this journey with me from day one when I had three followers (my mom; sister, Makeda; and friend, Tiffany), to those who just started following me yesterday, to everyone who allowed me to feature them, to the people who encouraged me to keep going, and the team of people who helped me behind the scenes. I cannot say it enough: thank you all for your support!
The holidays are here and amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s a time to relax and unwind in the company of family and friends. In addition to good people, creating a picturesque holiday requires the company of good food and good drinks. My November feature covered the food. So, it’s only right that my feature this month cover holiday cocktails. Keep reading and my December feature, an absolutely fabulous and experienced bartender, will have you mixing a recipe for holiday party success! Be sure to read to the end of the post to get recipes for three holiday cocktails!
Christmas is just around the corner and luckily (depending on how much progress you’ve made) the plight to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas list is nearing an end. From holiday parties to traveling to see family and friends to bouncing around from one store to the next and scouring the net to find the perfect gift, it’s hard to squeeze everything in, including shopping for the people you love. To help you quickly glide though your shopping list (and because Opry Mills has kindly sponsored this post), I curated a gift guide stocked with items I would give my love, BFF, crew, and all.
KiNiMi Kitchen’s Quick Side Dishes Perfect For Any Holiday
If you’re anything like me or my family, you’re still thinking through your holiday menu. Are we going traditional this year? Will we try something completely different? Is brunch an option…? And after going through a long list of maybe this, maybe that, I don’t care, and I don’t feel like cooking, you’re contemplating catered or store bought. But before you dish the home cooked meal and scour the market for caterer/restaurant recommendations, check out my latest feature because she’ll have you happily selecting quick side dishes that are perfect and can be prepared at home.
I tried Fenty Beauty and…. it lives up to the hype. I even had a friend, who I hadn’t seen in over six months, immediately ask if I switched makeup when she saw me. Of course, once I informed her about the switch, she let me know she was absolutely going give it a try! Now, I liked the makeup I used prior to Fenty Beauty, but wanted to support Rihanna, and because the makeup line was created as a line for all skin tones, which is major!
The Patched Denim (or not so denim) Jacket You Need This Fall
This fall I have an obsession with patched denim. Okay… so it actually started before this fall, but after scouring the market for a patched denim jacket, I ended up empty handed. Either the shape of the jacket was off, or I just didn’t like the patches. I even thought about DIYing it, but quickly abandoned that idea in the interest of time and the thought of ruining a perfectly good denim jacket.
How to Easily Transition Your Wardrobe From Summer Style to Fall Fashion
Fall is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean your summer wardrobe has to immediately change with the season. I know, I know…. most of you have probably been waiting for boot season and comfy sweaters, but before your wardrobe completely falls into a dark abyss, you may want to consider layering summer with fall fashion.
If you’re like me, you love most things that make life simpler and more cohesive. And when it comes to getting dressed, coordinating an outfit, or staying up-to-date on the latest trends, a subscription box may be just the right thing to help you curate a spectacular wardrobe with ease. So, with that said, insert Gentleman’s Box. It’s one of my fav subscription boxes and, ironically, it happens to be for gentleman. This week I’ve partnered with Gentleman’s Box to give away a box to one lucky reader (be sure to read until the end). I also enlisted my friend and guest blogger, Mike, to help me out with the review.