Posts Tagged“#losangeles”

Let me start by saying this:  I am a Southern California native. However, I lived in Brooklyn, NY for close to 10  years. I have not found a cheesecake here in Los Angeles, that comes remotely close to Junior’s cheesecake in Brooklyn. Until now… I was talking to a friend recently and he was suggesting different restaurants for me to try here is LA. He threw Harriet’s Cheesecake out to me and that was literally the first time I had heard of Harriet’s. He went into detail about it being black owned, and that they had flavors such as Sweet…

IMG_0860 Recently, Lenny Kravitz and his “Strut Tour” came to Los Angeles for 1 night only. I have been a fan of Lenny Kravitz since he first stepped on the music scene in the late 80’s. During my pregnancy, I would play his music for my daughter in my womb. And for the last 16 years we have enjoyed the music of Lenny Kravitz together. So as soon as Lenny Kravitz announced he would be performing for 1 night in Los Angeles, I knew we had to take immediate action. I was working when the tickets went on sale, on…

 Billy Bungo resides in the quiet town of Montclair, New Jersey. He is an accomplished musician, a Priest of Ifa, and an amazing wood carver. When he is not playing music (he plays over 20 instruments) or doing spiritual work, you will find him quietly working on his wood carvings. Born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, Billy Bungo lived in Nigeria for many years. This is reflected in both his music and his carvings. I met Billy Bungo about 15 years ago. I am very familiar with his music (which I will post and share at a later date).…

If you live in Los Angeles or plan to visit soon, I highly recommend you treat yourself to a scrumptious bowl of ice cream at Neveux Artisan Creamery. They have flavors such as basil olive oil, peppered peach, and my personal favorite honey lavender. On my first visit, I had a scoop of peppered peach. The sweetness of the peach mixed with the spice of the pepper, was unlike anything I had ever had. I was instantly hooked! Now I find myself checking their Facebook page daily to see what flavors they have for the day, what flavors are coming…

To see Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet as Best Friends and Co-Parents today is inspiring! I loved them as a married couple, simply organically beautiful. “They have so much love for each other,” Zoë Kravitz said of Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa (Lisa Bonet’s husband), “It makes things so easy that my parents are still very close. My dad and my step-dad get along really well, and my dad loves and is close with my brother [Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa] and sister [Lola Iolani Momoa].” I have a 16 year old daughter and maintain a close relationship with…

The Tanya Maxi Dress www.glamupcouture.com I absolutely love maxi dresses! During spring and summer I cannot get enough of them, and I have fallen head over heels in love with The Tanya from Glam up Couture. It is comfortable, it is sexy, it is everything I want in a maxi dress. Check out the drop back of this dress! Sexy, without trying too hard. The Tanya is also priced right at $35.00, but feels worth so much more…

If you live in Los Angeles or plan to visit Los Angeles you MUST visit this spot! I stumbled upon this cute, eclectic bakery called Southern Girl Desserts. My sweet tooth could not resist going inside and trying a few delectables. Pictured are the pineapple coconut cupcakes, which were absolutely delish! I also tried the banana pudding and it simply melted in my mouth. I honestly wanted to lick the container clean.  And they don’t stop there, they also have cakes, pies, peach cobbler, and latte’s. Southern Girl Desserts is located in Los Angeles, inside the Baldwin Hills shopping center.…

Let me start by saying, Bubba Gump Shrimp is just not the place for a first date. There are so many inexpensive, unique places here to dine here in Los Angeles.  Bubba Gump Shrimp is just a no! I recently had the pleasure of catching up with my dear friend Stacey.  She couldn’t wait to tell me about a recent first date she had at Bubba Gump Shrimp.  Like many people, Stacey is an online dater, and met a man with whom she found interesting.  She actually reached out to him and they had a meet and greet over coffee.…

If you are a true lover of music, you will love and appreciate this. Let me introduce to you, latin jazz sensation, violinist Luis Montilla. Born in Maracalbo, Venezuela now residing here in Los Angeles. Luis is a prodigious improvisor and can play every genre of music. Classical, jazz, latin jazz, R&B, and even hip hop to name a few. Words can’t even describe what this man can do with a violin. His style of playing literally tugs at your soul. Here is a piece he wrote for his father “A Mis Padres”… Enjoy!