Book Review: “Cursed be the Wicked” by J.R. Richardson

Release date: March 3rd 2014 Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: Cooper Shaw lives his life under a pen name and enjoys the anonymity it provides during his journeys across the globe as a seasoned writer for a travel magazine. When his job lands him in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, to cover the famous Festival…

Kelissa Gives Us ’10′

When I received the opportunity to feature Kelissa on EY, I was thrilled because she’s such a humble human being who creates empowering music. Thankfully, Kelissa not only took the time to grant us an interview, but she also went on to answer our 10 quickies, which happens to be my favorite part of the…

Album Review: “Head or Heart” by Christina Perri

I’m one of those fans that was anticipating the return of Christina Perri, with her addictive indie flow and that versatile and meaningful music. This woman deserves more recognition for her art and I’m pleased to be able to not only listen to her sophomore album, but to write a review as well. No bias.…

Get to know America Martin

So happy to have America Martin on EY. She’s a talented artist and I admire her work. Ms. Martin not only granted us an exclusive interview, she also took on our quick questions to reveal a bit more about herself. Check out her cool responses below, and do give her art some attention if you…

Book Review: “The Truth About Alice” by Jennifer Mathieu

Release date: June 3rd 2014 Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Purchase: Amazon Rating: 4/5 Synopsis via Goodreads: Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it stopped mattering whether it’s true.  The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one…

dubrovnik

Ever Heard of Dubrovnik?

Dubrovnik, Croatia… Sounds exotic, doesn’t it? This ancient city represents the best aspects of Eastern Europe as a bustling modern metropolis interspersed with quaint throwbacks to a way of life that is now buried in the past elsewhere on the planet. Dubrovnik’s complex city wall is especially spellbinding, as a result of which it has…

DIY: Divergent Nail Art by cutepolish

Saw this a few minutes ago and thought I’d share with those survival/dystopian movie lovers who enjoyed the Divergent film. I know I did. Review to come. Anyhoo, check out this cool nail art video inspired by the movie and do share if you give it a try. Credit: cutepolish

artdecodress-1024x766

Roaring ’20s Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Look

Did the movie “The Great Gatsby” make you wish that you lived in another time? After all, the outfits were elaborate, the dresses were beautiful and the homes were…spectacular. While everyday might not be a “Great Gatsby” day for you, who says your wedding can’t be? There are a lot of ways you can bring…

cashew

Yummy Moment: Thai Cashew Chicken

Gai Pad Med Mamuang Himaphan I definitely recommend this one. Had it recently in a thai restaurant and am now addicted. Going to try it at home. Click on the image or here for the recipe, and remember to let us know if you have tried it yourself.  credit: importfood

Book Review: “Fire & Flood” by Victoria Scott

Series: Fire & Flood #1 Release date: February 25th 2014 Publisher: Scholastic Press Purchase: Amazon | B&N Synopsis via Goodreads: A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother’s life—and her own.  Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine…

300

Movie Review: “300 Rise of an Empire”

Bring on the gore!  I finally got the chance to see 300: Rise of an Empire and I must admit, even though it doesn’t give me the same rush as the first one, the sequel is just as thrilling and I enjoyed it. With most of the battle taking place on the sea, the story…

Album Review: “BraveHeart” by Ashanti

Release date: March 4th 2014 Label: Written Entertainment Purchase: Amazon | iTunes I‘m going to get right into this review because like most, I’ve waited long enough for another Ashanti album. Did she deliver and satisfy the wait? Let’s find out. Love the intro and that feeling of empowerment. I like the sound of soldiers…

You Should Read: “Unburnable” by Marie-Elena John

Release date: April 11th 2006 Publisher: Amistad Purchase: Amazon | B&N Synopsis via Goodreads: In this riveting narrative of family, betrayal, vengeance, and murder, Lillian Baptiste is willed back to her island home of Dominica to finally settle her past. Haunted by scandal and secrets, Lillian left Dominica when she was fourteen after discovering she…

Event: San Francisco Vintners Market 2014

I adore San Francisco and am currently looking for various events this coming Spring and Summer to attend. While browsing the web, I came across the San Francisco Vintners Market. A yearly event with unites wine buyers with various wineries in San Francisco and beyond.    From the official website – The San Francisco Vintners Market…

etana

Single Review: “Trigger” by Etana

When it comes to Jamaican Reggae artist Etana, she can never go wrong for me. Every song has a message; something deep and enervating. This woman has talent for days and I implore you to give her a listen if you’ve never granted your soul the opportunity. The singer has returned with yet another influential…

10046636173501616

Wearing Underwear As Outerwear Trend

Fashion does take these strange turns, with garments turning inside out, playful variations on existing garments, and much more. One of these hot and bold trends in women’s fashion is to dare and bare what’s beneath. We are not talking about skin show here, as that’s been quite done to death already. A notch up…

diane

Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Picks

Fashion Week has been going but I hadn’t paid much attention until now. Check out my top 3 collections below and tell us what you like, or recommend your own: Diane von Furstenberg Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad Carolina Herrera Credits: ELLE + Paper Crown

Nasty Gals, Get Ready for Summer!

It’s early, but not too early to start preparing for the warmer weather. And with all this winter madness I’m sure we can all use a nice distraction. Simply stop by NastyGal.com for their new arrivals, including fashion for the sunny season. Check out my favorites below: Credit: NastGal Festival Shop

alltherage

Visit All the Rage Boutique

All the Rage is one of my favorite online jewelry store, so I was a bit disappointed in myself for not realizing they actually had a physical location. Now that I know, I’ll be making several trips. Check out what’s new at alltherageonline and if you are in New York area, do check out their…

Book Review: “Anything to Have You” by Paige Harbison

Release date: January 28th 2014 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Purchase: Amazon Rating: 3/5 Synopsis via Goodreads: Nothing should come between best friends, not even boys. ESPECIALLY not boys.  Natalie and Brooke have had each other’s backs forever. Natalie is the quiet one, college bound and happy to stay home and watch old movies. Brooke is the movie—the life of…

Fun Ideas for a Hen Night

Ah, the tradition of the hen night! It’s something that can bond a group of friends forever and give a bride one last “hurrah” before she settles down. If you are throwing this type of party and want to make it truly memorably and special, then it needs to be fun! Even if you’re not…

Album Review: “Love, Marriage & Divorce”

Toni Braxton and Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds joining musical forces to create an album, is a dream come true for most fans, including moi. I love their voices and have been longing for their reunion. Whether it be Babyface writing for her again, or doing a duet, recording a collaborative album is even better. I smell…

Jewelry for Paws

I just came across this really gorgeous jewelry seller on Etsy. If you have animals, or just love them in general, then this online store is definitely for you. Jewelry for Paws are custom-made pieces designed by Terri Davis. She makes jewelry to fit your needs so feel free to contact her with your request by…

image

Dare to have a Unique Wedding

Every bride would like her wedding to stand out from the rest. This is why most weddings today are integrated with a variety of designs that reflect the style and personalities of the couple. While some couples find it easy to come up with various ideas, others may find it difficult and resort to the…

ciara

2014 Grammy Awards Red Carpet: Hits & Misses

I’ve been streaming the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet arrival and for the most part, I liked how the stars were dressed. Sure there were a few hmm along the way, but it’s interesting to see so many different styles at one event. Check out some of the fashion below, and tell us who’s…

FASHION FEATURE: Coco Bolinho

I was recently browsing Chictopia and came across a fashionista name Coco. I find we have similar styles, so I decided to feature her on EY. Check out her fashion blog, styleglaze.blogspot.com, and continue below for some of my favorites. Credit: style & glaze + Coco

Danity Kane teases fans with “Bye Baby”

Unveiling the kind of sound they’ll be bringing for their long awaited comeback and third album, Danity Kane has unveiled the track, Bye Baby to their anxious fans. I like the song. I like the pop elements along with some funk and groovy r&b thrown in the mix. The track definitely sounds like a Pharrell…