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5 Things I’m Loving This June…

In Daily Musings on June 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Here are the 5 things I’m loving right now {in no particular order}.

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 Love, love the styling of Ilse de Boer by Cathy Kasterine, for the June 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, UK edition

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 Behind The Candelabra – Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, directed by Steven Soderbergh. ~ This movie traces Liberace’s torrid five years with Scott Thorson, from their first hello to their  bittersweet goodbye.  As Mr. Fabulous famously quoted, “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” And he’s right!  This is a movie I definitely want to see.

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 Capital Jazz Fest, held in Columbia Maryland ~  one big jazz party.  The festival features over 30 national acts on two big stages.  I will be in attendance this on Saturday {weather permitting}.  I hope to have some fabulous photos to show you after the event.  Click on the link to see the amazing line up, Chaka Khan, Robert Glasper, Ledisi, Will Downing, just to name a few.  I’m looking forward to this one.

BasAcc Universal Stylus - Overstock ~ $3.82 on OverstockMy Universal Stylus set, which I just ordered from Overstock.com for only $3.82 {yes you get 10 of them, one for every day of the week and then some!}.  I love the Diva colours.  I need these to use on some of my drawing apps on my iPad {plus they’re great for customers to sign their signatures with, when I make a sale while using my Square credit card reader}.  If you want a bargain, Overstock’s the place to go!

Ghana Must Go

This month, I’m looking forward to purchasing “Ghana Must Go” by Taiye Selasi ~ This riveting book has gotten rave reviews, both in the UK and here in the U.S.  {The following is reproduced from Amazon book description} The central character Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before.  A must read if you ask me!

I could quite easily, list 5 more things, but I think this will do for now

Have yourselves a Fabulous Tuesday!

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing™

Shine Brightly

Maylana 2013

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Friday Ramblings…

In Daily Musings on March 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Evy's springtime buys!

It has been an extremely short and busy week so, I haven’t been able to post as much as I usually do.  After my 3 hour doctor’s appointment on Wednesday ( I thought I’d be there for at least 45 minutes tops) where the doctor actually forgot about me. and had me sitting in the exam room for about an hour.  I did not leave my 3pm appointment until 6pm after being sent for an unexpected CAT Scan downstairs, where I waited another hour!  As you can imagine I was not happy!  This pretty much upset my equilibrium for the rest of the week!  I had to have a cocktail after that disaster.

A Razza-Tini after being forgotten about in the doctor's office, I deserved this!!

I hope you’ve all had a good week, it’s Friday and the weekend is here!! It’s supposed to be 85 degrees in DC today and off course 60% chance of rain tomorrow and Sunday… Oh well.  I was hoping to take pics of the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin, I guess we’ll see.  I will post about my afternoon in  DuPont Circle next week.  In the meantime, here are some random things which came across my path and peaked my interest.

My IG friend Evy posted the featured photo above of her cute spring trench and bejeweled shoes on Instagram. Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini “Sapphire” ballet flats, which she picked up at Marshalls.  I’ve seen these flats online and they are pretty expensive but Evy  was able to land a pair at a great price.  Trench by LEN in Minnesota.  This coupling is the perfect colour combination for spring 2012. It’s all about mixing your pinks, yellows, purples and greens and everything in between!

Another IG friend, “Flymanran” posted a pic of his tats. The detail is amazing, I can’t imagine sitting through that on a continuous basis!!  Beautiful work.

Amazing body work!

I just downloaded the album ‘Black Radio” by Robert Glasper which was released last month.  Absolutely fantastic!! Get it!! If you love  jazz with some funk, a little rap, neo soul with smooth jazz  thrown in for good measure, then this is the album you must buy.  Robert is a multi talented artist, who decided to create this concept album with its urban vibe to give jazz more flavour, which he felt was lacking.   I understand this is a departure from his usual material, he really hit the right chord here.  Well worth the download price.  I promise you will have this album on repeat.  Our favourite artists’ are at their artistic best on this album,  i.e., Erykah Badu, Bilal with Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def who is now going by the name of Yasiin Bey (more on that in another post), Lalah Hathaway, Musique Soulchild, Meshelle Ndegeochello (love her) the list goes on.  BUY IT!

Black Radio

Listen to sample tracks from Black Radio here:  http://www.amazon.com/Black-Radio/dp/B0075PYG1M/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332519434&sr=3011

Robert Glasper’s website: http://robertglasper.com/

I love this photo of Beyoncé’s, prettier and more talented sister (in my opinion),  which was on the cover of the March 16 issue of ES magazine (a British publication).  I love that she always changes up her style and never looks the same on any given day.  Do you remember the uproar when she took out her weave and cut her hair? Good for her I say!! I cut my locs 2 years ago and have not looked back since.

Love this Afro shot, which I found on Pinterest (my other favourite social site, along with Instagram), makes me want to go out and buy a big old afro wig, I’m pretty sure I could rock this look, with a bold print maxi dress, big funky jewelry and some high-heeled sandals. 🙂

Well these were a few of the things which caught my eye this week,  I couldn’t post them all as you’d be reading for days, so stay tuned.

And remember ladies….

Yes We Can!!

Have a fabulously, blessed and glorious weekend!

See you later Dahhlings!!

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