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Braids and Beads: Elle Magazine examines Black hairstyles in America

When Black women talk about any of the myriad Black hairstyles, it’s like our eyes light up with excitement. Ask anyone and we have stories for days. The first time we get a perm. Our mothers, grandmothers, or aunties slaying our hair the night before Easter. We can tell you about different rites of passage we […]

Ciccio Restaurant Group opening new concept Taco Dirty

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting up with David Pullman, partner in the Ciccio Restaurant Group(CRG). The restaurant empire owns most of the hotspots in the Soho District in Tampa and are consistently opening fresh, new concepts. Earlier this year, they opened Sweet Soul and next month they’re scheduled to open its newest concept […]

Ashley Graham

Spring Cleaning: 5 Fashion Trends to Get Rid Of In 2018

I get it…you bought all this stuff last year and made all the plans in the world to wear it. You went to the mall and balled out online for the new trends every season. Now, they’re just sitting in your closet because you posted a slew of OOTD’s and OOTN’s on Instagram and you […]

Crowning Glory: How to Wear 3 Spring 2018 Hair Accessory Trends

Being a Black woman, experimenting with hair is in our blood. I remember being a little kid and coming from school to see my Grandma with burgundy red hair she dyed herself while I was away. As I write this blog, I’m flashing back to how intense the color looked when the sun shined down […]

It’s What You Eat: 2018 Food and Drink Trends

One thing I’ve noticed is how much fun food and drinks are becoming. Bartenders and chefs are pulling from different inspirations and taking risks when it comes to food. Even here in Tampa; there isn’t a day that goes by where I’m scrolling Instagram and a restaurant is debuting something new. My mouth is constantly […]

Figleaves

Make a Splash with One of These 2018 Swimsuit Trends

It’s finally swimsuit season!!!! 2018 swimsuit trends are everywhere. Pools are opening up, parties are being booked, and your Facebook event notifications are blowing up from numerous invites. When you go look in your drawer, you see that it’s been a while since you bought a new swimsuit…yikes. The 2018 swimsuit trends have you not […]

Yara Shahidi

Up and Away: 10 Ways to Shut It Down With an Updo Style

Spring is here, which means you’re booked and busy with occasions almost every weekend.If I can help it, an updo is my go-to for an occasion. It doesn’t matter if it’s a weekend brunch with your girls or an outdoor wedding, the last thing you want to worry about is if your hair getting in the […]

#CorksAndCoasters: My First Time at the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

I’ve been going to Busch Gardens my entire life but I’ve never been to its food and wine festival. Earlier this week, Robert and I attended and enjoyed sampling the food and drinks at the event. It was fun walking around the park and choosing things we normally don’t eat. Of course, I was the […]

Christian and Justin Combs

Where to Find Your Bae’s Festival Outfit

Are you scrambling around right now trying to find a festival outfit for all the ones you and your girl are going to this season? Festivals including Coachella, Essence Fest, and Lollapolooza all require different looks and vibes. You’re going for a casual yet cool and effortless vibe but don’t know where to start. There’s […]

Black Women at Coachella

13 Festival Hairstyles to Wear This Season

When you’re putting together your ensemble for all of the festivals you’re attending this season, one of the most important things to consider is which festival hairstyles work perfectly. For me, how I’m wearing my hair is one of the first things I think about. For me, it’s super significant the hair and outfit need to match […]