Month: June 2011 (Page 1 of 4)

7 Stylish Geometric Pieces to Wear

I loved First Lady Michelle Obama’s Duro Olowu print blouse that she wore on a recent trip to South Africa. Never one to shy away from fashion risks, she plays off the geometric trend by downplaying the other elements of her outfit. You can do the same by focusing on one statement piece and letting the other pieces of your wardrobe gently fall back, in style:

Fun With Geomtrics


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7 Stylish Geometric Pieces to Wear

I loved First Lady Michelle Obama’s Duro Olowu print blouse that she wore on a recent trip to South Africa. Never one to shy away from fashion risks, she plays off the geometric trend by downplaying the other elements of her outfit. You can do the same by focusing on one statement piece and letting the other pieces of your wardrobe gently fall back, in style:

Fun With Geomtrics


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Lavish Music Picks: Jill Scott, The Light of the Sun

There are very few artists whose albums I will buy, previews unheard, critiques unread. I have a very picky ear, and most of the time i need to listen to an album first to see if it won’t be a complete waste of my hard earned money. I don’t like all my music sounding the same, and I need good, quality musicianship and earnest lyrics for the rare times that I get to zone out on my iPod. So it goes without saying that I will be purchasing Jill Scott’s new album, “The Light of the Sun”.
Just for sport, I listen to a few snippets on iTunes, and I was immediately sold. And this album cover is on point. I love that Jill is stepping up her fierceness factor. Go on, girl.

The Light of the Sun, $13, Itunes

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Lavish Music Picks: Jill Scott, The Light of the Sun

There are very few artists whose albums I will buy, previews unheard, critiques unread. I have a very picky ear, and most of the time i need to listen to an album first to see if it won’t be a complete waste of my hard earned money. I don’t like all my music sounding the same, and I need good, quality musicianship and earnest lyrics for the rare times that I get to zone out on my iPod. So it goes without saying that I will be purchasing Jill Scott’s new album, “The Light of the Sun”.
Just for sport, I listen to a few snippets on iTunes, and I was immediately sold. And this album cover is on point. I love that Jill is stepping up her fierceness factor. Go on, girl.

The Light of the Sun, $13, Itunes

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Five Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Admit it. Father’s Day is 2 days away, and like always, you’ve waited until the last minute to get your dad something special. You usually end up picking up a cheap tie in Midtown, or getting a gift certificate from the Home Depot. While I’ve never resorted to either, I have come up with a few fail-proof ideas to make the father-figures in my life feel special, and I always get a heartfelt Thanks in return.

Five Great Father’s Day Gifts

A Pair of Thomas Pink cufflinks
Cufflinks are fail proof. A pair of cufflinks from high end London retailer Thomas Pink makes the man feel truly special. At $50, the pair below are not only inexpensive, but high impact.

Cifflinks, $50, Thomas Pink

Take a hike



If your dad loves the outdoors, visit your local trail or park. Many State parks offer free birdwatching or trail tours. Growing up on Long Island, my family enjoyed Sunken Meadow Park, and Prospect Park has some great hidden treasures.

Out Fishing

This Father’s Day, I plan to vist my father’s gravesite in Calverton, Long Island. Upper Mills Pond in Calverton offers a great pond for fishing. This pond offers an abundance of largemouth bass, Pickerel, and sunfish. Or just enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding wildlife. Sometimes silence is golden.

Pick up something unique

Image: Brooklynbug.com

Does your dad admire old trains or movie posters? Visit a local flea market and pick up a one-of-a-kind treasure that is sure to make your dad’s day.

Visit an off-beat Restaurant


I won’t lie. When we were kids, my sister and I lived forIHOP on Father’s Day. Actually, it was our Sunday ritual to go to IHOP. But you can step it up a little and visit a place that not everyone immediately thinks of when it comes to special days. I personally will be taking my dad to Dinosaur’s BBQ in Harlem, because that barbecue is the best I’ve tasted outside of North Carolina. I plan to get him a couple of mixed drinks, a basket of fried green tomatoes, and a rack of ribs. Cheers to that!

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Five Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Admit it. Father’s Day is 2 days away, and like always, you’ve waited until the last minute to get your dad something special. You usually end up picking up a cheap tie in Midtown, or getting a gift certificate from the Home Depot. While I’ve never resorted to either, I have come up with a few fail-proof ideas to make the father-figures in my life feel special, and I always get a heartfelt Thanks in return.

Five Great Father’s Day Gifts

A Pair of Thomas Pink cufflinks
Cufflinks are fail proof. A pair of cufflinks from high end London retailer Thomas Pink makes the man feel truly special. At $50, the pair below are not only inexpensive, but high impact.

Cifflinks, $50, Thomas Pink

Take a hike



If your dad loves the outdoors, visit your local trail or park. Many State parks offer free birdwatching or trail tours. Growing up on Long Island, my family enjoyed Sunken Meadow Park, and Prospect Park has some great hidden treasures.

Out Fishing

This Father’s Day, I plan to vist my father’s gravesite in Calverton, Long Island. Upper Mills Pond in Calverton offers a great pond for fishing. This pond offers an abundance of largemouth bass, Pickerel, and sunfish. Or just enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding wildlife. Sometimes silence is golden.

Pick up something unique

Image: Brooklynbug.com

Does your dad admire old trains or movie posters? Visit a local flea market and pick up a one-of-a-kind treasure that is sure to make your dad’s day.

Visit an off-beat Restaurant


I won’t lie. When we were kids, my sister and I lived forIHOP on Father’s Day. Actually, it was our Sunday ritual to go to IHOP. But you can step it up a little and visit a place that not everyone immediately thinks of when it comes to special days. I personally will be taking my dad to Dinosaur’s BBQ in Harlem, because that barbecue is the best I’ve tasted outside of North Carolina. I plan to get him a couple of mixed drinks, a basket of fried green tomatoes, and a rack of ribs. Cheers to that!

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Lavish Trends: Knotted Necklaces

I can’t count the frustrated mornings where I’ve dig through my jewelry box for my favorite necklace only to find that it is entangled in a million other necklaces. I usually toss it aside and opt for another, untangled piece or nothing at all. But I’ve been loving the knotted and clustered looks, like the one Kelly Rowland is wearing here.

Knots Landing: Knotted Necklaces

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Lavish Trends: Knotted Necklaces

I can’t count the frustrated mornings where I’ve dig through my jewelry box for my favorite necklace only to find that it is entangled in a million other necklaces. I usually toss it aside and opt for another, untangled piece or nothing at all. But I’ve been loving the knotted and clustered looks, like the one Kelly Rowland is wearing here.

Knots Landing: Knotted Necklaces

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You Should Go: Juneteenth Arts Festival

Saturday, June 18 12:00p to 6:00p
at Cuyler Gore Park, Brooklyn, NY

The Juneteenth Arts Festival is a FREE festival celebrating African American history and culture. Juneteenth is a little-known and important event in American history, as it is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The festival will include performances, tours of Underground Railroad and other historic sites, film and photo exhibits, lectures, local artisans and vendors and participatory activities in dance, music, spoken word and drama.

NYDailynews.com


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You Should Go: Juneteenth Arts Festival

Saturday, June 18 12:00p to 6:00p
at Cuyler Gore Park, Brooklyn, NY

The Juneteenth Arts Festival is a FREE festival celebrating African American history and culture. Juneteenth is a little-known and important event in American history, as it is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The festival will include performances, tours of Underground Railroad and other historic sites, film and photo exhibits, lectures, local artisans and vendors and participatory activities in dance, music, spoken word and drama.

NYDailynews.com


More info here:

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