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Shop Her Closet x Dress For Success


This past weekend I had the opportunity of attending the 2nd Annual Shop Her Closet event here in Seattle. The event is hosted by Ambra Sookram (@theambralife) and Natalie Randall (@eyeapple) two incredible ladies who joined forces and have made it their mission to bring more than just another blogging scene to the Seattle/Tacoma area. Creating events geared toward encouraging and empowering women, especially women…

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I Cried During My First Reiki Session


A couple of weeks ago one of my close friends mentioned her Reiki session to me. She was adamant that I needed to experience this and made me promise to look into it. Four days later I had my own session booked with Kibby of Red Stone Healing. When I had gotten off the phone with Lule, fueled by the story of her own session,…

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My Kinda WorkParty

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Just when the creativity fatigue was starting to set in, I attended the WorkParty Tour event hosted at the Wework space in Bellevue for a full charge of inspiration and lost of Boss B*tch energy. Jaclyn Johnson (CEO & Founder of Create & Cultivate, WorkParty) released a book titled Work Party which is all about offering tips, tricks and experiences to help you take your…

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Entertaining at Home: Hors D’oeuvres

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I love entertaining at home. Cooking, decorating the space, crafting a cocktail menu and then watching as friends and family devour the fruits of my labor. I love it all. I realize now that I’ve been groomed for entertaining since before I was even allowed in the kitchen. I learned what it means to cook for large groups of people from my father. And while…

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Bloom Where You Are Planted + Oddfellows Cafe

This morning started off feeling like some kind of uphill battle. After receiving some less than desirable news at the start of the weekend, I was chomping at the bit to get the situation resolved. So when Monday rolled around, I was eager for answers and explanations. I spent the first half of the morning doubting everything I was doing. And not doing. I wanted…

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Jamaican Saltfish Recipe


I love Jamaican food. Obviously I’m biased. But I don’t care. Big up to all my Caribbean massive! I love Ackee & Saltfish, our national dish. However, since I couldn’t get any fresh ackee, I just made the Saltfish with lots of veggies and of course, some ground provisions. Ground provisions are what West Indians call the root vegetables that normally accompany our proteins in…

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