Vegan Monday…Takeout Anyone??? πŸ˜‹

Hey my friends!

So who doesn’t love to indulge in chinese takeout every once in awhile? I know many of you enjoy eating fried rice, whether chicken or shrimp. I unfortunately never had fried rice because I despise eating rice. Yes I said it… I despise rice πŸ˜–.

My brother’s favorite chinese takeout dish is chicken fried rice. With that in mind, I decided to make a vegan version that is also healthy and more importantly, something that I could actually eat.

So my version of chicken fried rice is the chik’n fried couscous.

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Supporting Small Businesses…

Hey my friends!

Happy October 1st…

On Sunday, September 29th, my sister and I attended an event at the NJ Convention and Expo Center to support local businesses.

The event focused on natural hair and beauty. As you walk throughout the expo, you found local businesses showcasing their handcrafted products. You could find natural hair products, facial and body scrubs, hair and body wraps, paintings, sculptures, etc. All of the vendors were extremely creative, but there was one vendor that truly caught my eyes.

Sade’s Place creates beautiful ethnic dolls with natural hairstyles. As you saw from the video, each doll is unique, amazing and unlike any doll you would find in a toy store.

The owners of Sade’s Place are the dynamic duo, Sade’ and Tawana. If you did not attend the expo for an opportunity to purchase a beautiful doll, they are located on Etsy.

We definitely enjoy going out to events where we can support small businesses. As an owner of a small business, I understand the importance of supporting one another.

I encourage any blogger, especially those that has a business, to support your community of small businesses.

Until next time, night night πŸ’‹

New York Fashion Week Recap πŸ—½πŸ™

Hey my friends!

So I had the privilege of attending NYFW with my sister, Nerisa Eugenia Waterman, Fashion & Lifestyle Journalist.Β  I will admit that if you’re a fashionista, you must experience NYFW at least one time. I will also admit that NYFW is not as glamorous as the photos we post on our blogs or Instagrams. It is extremely hectic and very stressful…can you imagine how the designers must feel???

Why is it hectic and stressful you might ask? Well first if you do not live in NYC, you have to make arrangements to get to each show. Secondly and most importantly, you have to pick out your attire for the shows. And lastly, you want to make sure you snap good pictures and videos to post.

Once that is all squared away, you then attend the shows. You want to be in the moment and take it all in, but you also have to stay focused because you have a job to do…whether you are a blogger, part of the press or an influencer.

I think I did a pretty good job capturing the moments at the shows I attended. I wanted those of you who didn’t attend these shows to get a snippet of what it’s all about.

We attended the Global Fashion Collective II show on Monday, September 9th where they showcased 4 amazing designers:

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Fashion designer, Kumiko Iwano, brought us the new collection ‘Square’ featuring designs with rich colors on linen and cotton materials.Β  The pieces were flowy and elegant. Continue reading “New York Fashion Week Recap πŸ—½πŸ™”

Is this Really New Jersey πŸ˜²

Hey my friends!

Let me first put out this disclaimer, I am an island girl…born in St. Croix, USVI. Ok, so I’ve been living in NJ since I was three years old, so some would say I’m more of a Jersey girl (P.S. I completely disagree with that). Anyhow, I say all of that to say that I have spent most of my life so far living in Jersey. And believe or not, until this past week, I have never been to the beaches on the shore. Shocking right???

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What was more shocking for me is how pleasantly surprised I was to see how beautiful it actually was. My friend goes to the beach all the time and since I didn’t get to go anywhere this summer due to my surgery and recovery process, she invited me to spend the day at the beach…sort of a staycation. I wasn’t too excited about going at first. For one, I just never had any interest in the jersey shore beaches. If I wanted to go to the beach, I would go to an island. And secondly, I’m just not beach ready. I still have my scar which is very visible and still not completely healed. So I decided, “what the heck, just go.” And I’m glad that I did…

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Have you heard about Causebox???

Hey my friends!

I had to tell you about this subscription box I found on Instagram. Before I go into details, let me first say that I am NOT getting paid and this is NOT a sponsored post. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, look at this beautiful box of goodies…

This is Causebox…

If you haven’t heard about this subscription, I suggest you check them out. They are a monthly subscription box that is delivered 4x a year…basically a seasonal box. The box I received is their summer 2019. Actually this is their second summer box, as the first one sold out in a matter of weeks.Β  I could have waited for the fall box, but I was so excited about most of the items in the summer two box.Β  FYI…the fall box is now available to subscribe to.

To find out why I really like this subscription box, watch my unboxing video that will be posted on Labor Day!Β  And after you watch my video, head over to Causebox and subscribe.Β  Let them know that N A Waterman recommended you subscribe…

Have a great day my friends