Arts & Culture

Skin: Sandra Laing

Skin: Sandra Laing

How I spend one of my many weekend nights is not out on the town but reading a good book, creating: may it be art or a DIY project or deciding what movie I will watch on Netflix. Well last night Netflix won and it was my boyfriend’s turn to select a movie so as(…)

Sangria

Sangria

I like to make Sangria’s from scratch at home especially while its warm. I found this great recipe at allrecipies. Ingredients 1/2 cup brandy 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate 1/3 cup orange juice 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine 1/2 cup triple sec 1 lemon, sliced into rounds 1 orange,(…)

Teriyaki Cod with Broccoli Rabe and Brown Rice

Teriyaki Cod with Broccoli Rabe and Brown Rice

Pic via: domesticdivasblog and recipe via: freepeople Fish Ingredients: 1.5lbs of Cod 1tsp Ginger ¾ Cup Orange Juice ¼ Cup Mirin ½ Cup Soy Sauce 1 Garlic 1 Scallion stem Broccoli Rabe Ingredients: 15 Stems of full, leafy broccoli Rabe 1tbsp Grapeseed Oil 2 Garlic Cloves cut into quarters 1 Cup Water Brown Rice Ingredients:(…)

Summery Refreshing Fruit Salad to Beat the Heat

Summery Refreshing Fruit Salad to Beat the Heat

Looking for something fast, different and light to eat to give you slight relief from the heat? Try this simple but delicious fruit salad from Batter Splattered that will definitely have you saying “what heat?” well ok, maybe this is a bit extreme… but it will at least have you reaching for seconds!  Spinach and Strawberry(…)

Meet Destiny Godley

Meet Destiny Godley

If you haven’t already, meet Destiny Godley – Actress, Blogger, Makeup Artist, Friend : ) Not only is she gorgeous, she comes across as that girl you would love to hang out with or call when you need some trusted advice. Destiny is on the rise with her hands in everything from makeup tuts and(…)

Does Your Musical Palette Unfairly Define You?

Does Your Musical Palette Unfairly Define You?

My musical palette reveals so many colors and ranges in drastic degrees from classical, indie, rap, new age, soul, world, alternative, reggae, broadway, jazz, house, blues, rock, etc but as a black woman I have been given the side eye more than a few times when I mention some of my favorites who happen to fall(…)

8 Signs He’s Not That Into You

8 Signs He’s Not That Into You

This weeks article for Essence by my brother Paul C. Brunson is 8 Signs He’s Not That Into You. These signs are so on the money!!! My favorite one is, ” If He Shows Himself Believe Him”  Click on this link to read the article —-> 8 Signs He’s Not That Into You.

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

Via: All Recipies This tasty drink is most commonly found in India and Pakistan, and I love it! Mango Lassi Ingredients 2 mangos – peeled, seeded and diced 2 cups plain yogurt 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup ice Directions In a blender, combine mangos, yogurt, sugar and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses(…)