In The City –  Latitudes Bistro & Lounge

Tamara and I found a perfect little spot for bites and drinks in Atlanta earlier this week. We were both in need of some girl time and time away from the kiddos for a few hours.   We had no major plan but knew we wanted to hang out downtown, take a few pics, grab … Continue reading In The City –  Latitudes Bistro & Lounge

In The City – Augusta, GA

I have never had a reason to travel to Augusta, Georgia before last weekend.  Besides a good friend moving there a few years ago, there was no other reason why I would make my way 2 hours east to get away from city life. However, last weekend, my 12 year old was competing in a … Continue reading In The City – Augusta, GA

In the City: I Love Pho

Some years ago, while working at the CDC, my coworkers were always boasting about the great restaurants on Buford Highway. This area is well known for many international food options to enjoy.  The first time I took someone's advice to try a restaurant on Buford Highway, I was not impressed. The health department score was … Continue reading In the City: I Love Pho

In the City: Busboys and Poets

Last week I had the opportunity to try a new restaurant in Washington, DC. It is called Busboys and Poets. My cousin recommended that I check them out and after going, I  see why she did. The place boasts positive energy and love, according to our server. They offer a host of food options. There … Continue reading In the City: Busboys and Poets

Date Night with Mary J. & Maxwell

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Mary J. Blige fan. I love her music and her realness. She has never appeared to be the kind of celebrity to pretend to be something or someone she’s not for the sake of record sales. Her music speaks to the masses, it’s relatable, and … Continue reading Date Night with Mary J. & Maxwell

A Super Sexy, Sultry artist: Brian McKnight is still relevant after a couple decades in the music game!!

A few weeks ago, I got an alert from City Winery-Chicago that Brian McKnight  was gracing the stage in an intimate solo performance. In that moment, my movements were fluid and without regret. As I slammed the keys on my computer, I reminisced in my mind about the last time I saw him in concert. … Continue reading A Super Sexy, Sultry artist: Brian McKnight is still relevant after a couple decades in the music game!!

The first time I volunteered at Chicago’s Marathon was sensational!

Sisters in Touch invited me out to volunteer at Chicago’s Marathon 2016, sponsored by Bank of America. The night before, I said a quick prayer asking for the best experience I can imagine.  Well, I got that. My journey began meeting Michelle, the organizer for Sisters in Touch. Walking to Chicago’s CTA, Michelle and I … Continue reading The first time I volunteered at Chicago’s Marathon was sensational!

It’s all about that Apple! – 5 things I discovered about myself hanging out at County Line Orchard

Picking apples off trees makes me feel peaceful. Stretching for that one apple that had the right glow, pigment, and seem to be the strength of the branch was not only rewarding but helped me to know that a prize possession isn’t necessarily human. It can be a piece of fruit not tainted with shine … Continue reading It’s all about that Apple! – 5 things I discovered about myself hanging out at County Line Orchard

In the City – Puerto Rico

Last week, I was blessed to be able to experience the beauty and culture of Puerto Rico. I met my sister and high school beat friend there. This trip was super special as we were all celebrating our birthdays together - Fabulous Forties!  It was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading In the City – Puerto Rico

In the City: Mezcalito’s

I am super excited to share with you a new restaurant that I visited last week. I love finding restaurants with amazing food, drinks and service and this visit proved to be a winner in my professional opinion. Mezcalito's Cocina and Tequila Bar in Grant Park totes a wide variety of tequila options and delicious … Continue reading In the City: Mezcalito’s