Friday, October 17, 2008

B. Rocka Got Jokes

Last night I was walking down 5th Ave. and past by the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. I smelled 'greatness" in the air not to mention that tons of security and official looking cars lined the street for several blocks. And war protesters had formed across the street and had been stashed behind a barricade. My former roommate and now friend Adam has been all over this election year like it was the world series and keeps me up to date on the goings on. Sure enough, this morning he informed me that their was a dinner and B. Rocka (that's what I call the president; yeah President) was in attendance. Had I have known, my derelict ass woulda sho' nuff have tried to sneak a peek into the festivities. Thank the heavens for YouTube! This shit is funny. Enjoy.

First Look-->> Retro Kidz

It's all about the early nineties here in New York. The clothes, the lingo and the music pumping out the stereos. Every time I go to Dunkin' Donuts for coffee, I get to here Mary J from like the first album or some other tunes circa 1992. It's great and I love it cause that's right around the time that my love for New York hit hard.
Now, for the past couple of years here in Brooklyn, there has been a set known as the Retro Kidz that takes it to another level. I have seen one or two in person and it's just so uncanny how they pull this off. Taken from their Myspace page:
"We just want people to have fun again, be stylish, and express themselves."

The shit is fresh to def but I lived through it and keep my style moving into the future. But it takes every kind of people to make the world go round. So without further or do, straight outta Bed-Stuy...I introduce you to the Retro Kidz "New Era"!

Take 5-->> Bath Salts

I lead a busy life. Like, for real. And sometimes the only time I have to myself, especially now that I have relocated to NYC, is when I bathe myself. For this reason, and because I love to stay balanced, I love to end my days with a nice, steamy bath. Having the luxury of a bathtub is quit divine so I try to keep it luxurious with the bubbles, and scented oils and bath salts to soften the water and detox my mind, body & spirit. A great low cost way to achieve this is with Epsom Salts. Now, you can just add the salts for your sore muscles. But if you want to get all fancy here are a few quick receipes for you try. Can the church say "Om";-)

Taken from
The first thing you will want to do is find your self a pretty bottle with a lid or a cork, then go to your local drug store get a bag of epson salt. and your favorite oil such as mulberry,etc. or you can even use favorite perfume. pour your bottle full of the salt to get your perfect measurement, then in a mixing blow pour your salt from your bottle and using a eye dropper add 3 or 4 drops of you desired scent into the salt, mix well and re-fill your bottle. Then place the lid back on. The next time you take a bath use about 6 tbl. to a full tub of warm water sit back and relax, until all is dissolved

And :

We all notice how smooth and soft our feet feel after a day at the beach. That's because of the combination of the exfoliating powers of sand and salt water. To get this feeling at home without walking on hot sand, simply soak your soles in a foot bath of Epsom salt. Add one cup of Epsom Salt to a tub of warm water. Soak for ten minutes. Then, mix two cups of Epsom Salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub the entire foot, concentrating on the heels and ankles to remove any dry, rough spots.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Have A Great Weekend

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fashion First-->> The Handbag

Yes, we are at the dawn of the fall season and for most women, myself included, we need a new handbag! Along for looking for a winter coat I am on the hunt for a lush purple handbag. One that is big but not too bulky as to cause anger on a crowded subway.
In this vid the Today Show gives you some great tips all under $100.

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