A Perfect Weekend

Photo: Fulton St., Fort Greene by BrooklynRecord.com

I can honestly say I had a perfect weekend. With so many events to attend, I had little time for boredom, and even managed to catch up on some much-needed sleep! A cross-section of my weekend would be something crazy like this: Friday night-Magazine Issue launch at Tribeca Grand followed by random club-hopping in Williamsburg, ending sweetly with a fresh pizza slice at Anna Maria’s. Saturday– an African dance class in Harlem, followed by lunch in Union Square, followed by gallery-hopping in Chelsea, followed by lounge-hopping in Fort Greene, followed by a dance benefit in Harlem, followed by a fashion line release/live hip hop party at Studio B followed by sweaty Afro-Brazilian revelry at Bembé in Williamsburg. Sunday-Park Slope stroll, followed by a jazz brunch, followed by a drum circle, followed by coffee at a sidewalk café. It couldn’t be better. Inspired, I created a Podcast mix of some of the music that keeps me going on these event-filled days. Be forewarned- a typical day in the life of Tatiana Smith means being in several parts of the city, meeting a wild mix of people, and having unusual experiences. The Lavish Brooklyn Summer mix reflects just that. Enjoy 2 hours of uninterrupted rhythm.

Download Lavish Magazine’s “Brooklyn Summer”
1. Roy Ayers- Searching
2. Bobbi Humphrey- Harlem River Drive
3. Mos Def- Universal Magnetic
4. Lilly Allen- Smile
5. Fela Kuti- Lady
6. Ladies Love Cool Jay- Around The Way Girl
7. Talib Kweli- The Blast
8. Babel Gilberto- Céu Distante (DJ Spinna Mix)
9. Zhané- Hey Mr. DJ
10. Faith Evans- Lucky Day
11. Fela Kuti- Shakara
12. Bonga- Sa Ka Mache
13. Source Band ft. Abdoulaye Diabaté- Magali
14. Senegalese Mbalax
15. Senegalese Mbalax
16. Les Nubians- Sourire
17. Gregory Isaacs- Rude Boy Dub
18. Collie Budz- Come Around
19. Dead Prez- Hip Hop
20. DJ Cam- Mad Blunted Jazz
21. The Roots- Proceed
22. HiTek w/ Mos Def ft. Vida- Det ta Steppin’
23. Tribe Called Quest- Find A Way
24. John Legend- Heaven



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  1. Sounds like fun. I wish I could have been there. I wasted my weekend searching for apts. I hate searching for apts in New York. I am thinking about moving to Fort Green. Do you know of anything available? Keep up the great work my fellow blogger!

  2. The best places come from friends of friends because going to a broker is financial suicide. Or if you hang out in specific groups (I’m usually around dancers and musicians) somebody is BOUND to have a spot.

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