It’s the end of the week, Madames! Time to check in with our editors and see what they’re loving and not so loving about the week:
Summer Love: I want to cry now that summer is coming to an end. Jay-Z’s “Dear Summer” song said it best: you know how I do summer.
Fantasia Love: Just because…I think she could use some right now. Take care of yourself, lady!
AOL Black Voices Love: Another month, and another show with AOL’s Boyce Watkins…the show proved to be too much fun; can’t wait to post it for you to watch, mesdames
Free Travel: Planning a weekend jaunt to the city from my home base of Staten Island, so I’m going to do something I rarely do: take a ferry ride into Manhattan. It’s free, it only takes about 20 minutes from shore to shore, and you get a nice breeze and view of the NYC skyline.
Modern Minimalism: I’m drooling over and wanting more trends–especially when it comes to fashion this season–but in an effort to be more sleek and budget-conscious I’m paring down my shopping list. At the prompting of BK Nos Boutique owner, I’m going to stick to a neutral palate for clothing and pops of sassy will come form accessories like shoes, boots, bags and jewelry. Let’s see how this goes.
Hair Care: I have extremely dry hair so my local beauty supply store recommended Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream. It’s a medium-thick cream that smells delicious and though I haven’t been using it for long, my hair seems to be loving it.
Cooking Convenience: Love cooking, but I hate thinking up ideas seven nights a week. Stop & Shop has these vacuum packed frozen fish packets that are healthy options, convenient and even a recipe on the back of the pack. This week, I tried the Yellowfin Ahi Tuna and their Caribbean recipe, yum.
Club Love: I’m not too familiar with the NYC party scene (I’m a bit of a homebody), but went to Greenhouse the other day for a listening session. The exclusive club, curiously decorated in leaves and LCD lights, had an awesome DJ– none other than Madame Solange Knowles.
Paradise Love: I knew this would happen. Putting together the “Best Vacation Spots” piece, I fell in love with this photo of Kos, Greece. Now I can’t stop fantasizing about traveling there. Seriously need a getaway!
Weather Love: I am a die-hard summer baby. I love the hot sun on my toes as I walk around in my Havaianas sandals. So, needless to say this week’s rainy weather was kind of a bummer– made me think summer was ending immediately. Luckily, the sun is out again and stronger than ever. Should be a gorgeous weekend!