Love and Other Countries

Love and other countries is a romantic collection of five short stories. Each story focuses on finding love in unique ways. Take the journey to discover love with Summer, Chandy, Natalie, Tandy, and Sadie, as they travel through cultures and cities. The delight of Caribbean culture, farmers markets, and music festivals spice up as theyContinue reading “Love and Other Countries”

Fashion on a Budget

Bookies want to look cute too…lol I remember when I was a poor little girl in Orangeburg. The only places we had to shop at were Roses and Kmart. I used to read fashion magazines and imagine the clothes I wanted to wear. My favorites were Delia’s and Teen Vogue. Clueless and Boomerang were myContinue reading “Fashion on a Budget”

Country Style Grill Off

Each year, Art Fennell hosts a grill off in Blenheim/ Bennettsville, South Carolina. Grill masters from all over come to showcase their best ribs and wings. We sampled food from Charlotte, all the way down to Georgia. Grill masters are judged on presentation and taste. I was so excited to see some of my favoriteContinue reading “Country Style Grill Off”

Philly: Roots Picnic

I’m typing this sad and exhausted, but I wanted you guys to hear about my wonderful weekend before the details got blurry on me. At this point, many things are blurry…lol. So, this review is part Philly and part Roots Picnic. Both deserve a deeper dive, but I don’t have it in me. And, beContinue reading “Philly: Roots Picnic”

South Beach

Itinerary I’ve been to Miami several times, but this is my first time taking the kids. Therefore, I had to do a ton of research for kid friendly things to do. We went down for spring break. Many of my options were inspired by Mom Trotter. We didn’t get to do everything we wanted, soContinue reading “South Beach”

Dreamville Festival

Raleigh, NC Synopsis: The second annual Dreamville Festival will once again provide a thoughtfully-curated, multi-stage music event from J. Cole, who himself was raised in nearby Fayetteville, North Carolina. The festival offers an opportunity for J. Cole to give back to his home state that has helped shape the artist he has become with aContinue reading “Dreamville Festival”

Afro Nation Puerto Rico

Afro Nation is a traveling Afro beats music festival that takes place annually. The festivals stops in Las Vegas, Portugal, and Puerto Rico. I obviously chose Puerto Rico because it’s so close and I liked the line up better. Perhaps one day, I’ll venture to Portugal. I just hate flights over 4 hours. Any tipsContinue reading “Afro Nation Puerto Rico”

Dominican Republic: Welcome Family

Come with me, and you’ll see a beautiful world of imagination…on a budget! (In my Willy Wonka voice) As most of you know, I travel every year for my birthday. I’ve been to ATL, Colombia, Miami, etc. This year, I chose Dominican Republic. We stayed in Punta Cana.  My best friend that I use toContinue reading “Dominican Republic: Welcome Family”