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.…

[Exclusive] America Martin on making life her art

I came across an artist’s website and I immediately felt drawn to her use of colors and concepts. The artist I’m talking about is America Martin, a Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles. Not only does this endearing and talented woman paint, she also creates intricate sculptors as well. Martin takes inspiration from a…

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…

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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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…

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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…

Heaven B. Designs

Heaven B is the CEO & Designer of Heaven B Designs, a Unique Accessory Line for Fabulous Women. Heaven B Designs is based out of New York and a fairly new Accessory Line, priding themselves with having different pieces that stand out from the rest, that all women can wear.  The New Collection has Officially debuted…

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Book Review: Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb

Series: The Tudor Witch #1 Release date: September 24th 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Purchase: Amazon Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis via Goodreads: If she sink, she be no witch and shall be drowned.   If she float, she be a witch and must be hanged.    Meg Lytton has always known she is different—that she bears a dark and powerful gift.…

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Yummy Moment: Spiced Gingerbread Man Cookies

I love me anything ginger. I’ve never tried baking gingerbread man cookies before (don’t laugh) but I definitely want to give it a try for the holiday season. Will be drowning myself in these for new year :)  Click on the image for the recipe or go here Credit: thecomfortofcooking

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Congrats Tessanne!

America certainly got it right. Tessanne Chin is THE VOICE! I’m super thrilled that the island songstress is finally getting the recognition she deserves and I can’t wait to see and hear what happens from here on. Check out her sweet and sincere reaction to being named the winner of The Voice season 5 and…

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Yummy Moment: Caribbean Fruitcake

It’s that time of the year again and I’ve honestly been craving some fruitcake. So, this year Christmas, I’ve decided to just go ahead and make it myself. Click on the image for the recipe to this delicious traditional creation.  Credits: Chow

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Utterly Speechless.

Wow! All I can say is wow! Not only did the talented Tessanne Chin deliver yet another wonderful performance, she managed to bring me to tears once again. I’ve been such a fan of Ms. Chin since forever, and every week I’m thankful people are getting to see just how beautiful, incomparable, raw, and emotional…